Let’s Talk About Self-Help Genre!

Hello Bookish People! Hope are all well! Today, I will be talking about the self-help genre. A person reads a self-help book to solve their personal problems without relying on someone.

I kept a goal this year, to read more self-help books to improve my lifestyle and thinking. Even though I purely read fiction all the time, I like to escape the fictional world and jump back to reality and solve some of my problems. Self-help books help to change your perspective about the way you think and give economic and lifestyle advice. It can be a useful way to learn more about yourself and understand the world.

Some Self-Help Books That Are On My Tbr:

I have started reading Atomic Habits by James Clear, it is about building good habits and breaking bad ones!

The Moutain Is You by Brianna West is about working on yourself, not resisting change, and becoming resilient.

101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think by Brianna West is about why you should pursue purpose over passion, embrace negative thinking, see the wisdom in daily routine, and become aware of the cognitive biases that are creating the way you see your life.

I hope to read all these books this year and contribute to making my life better!
Happy Reading!
Rabhya.

Popular Books I Will Never Read!

Hello, Bookworms! Happy Monday! There are so many popular books, I would love to read, but some…I won’t. So today, I will be talking about five popular books I will never read! If your reader’s heart gets hurt seeing your favorite books on this list, then I’m sorry!

The Song Of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Well, I did read five pages of this book and instantly realized that Greek mythologies are not for me! So ill never continue this book and not shed a tear for this one…

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

This book is GIANT. Also, I couldn’t really connect with the summary and I don’t see myself reading this book in the future.

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

My friends have read this book and they were like, “this book is trash in between, but the ending shatters everything.” I don’t want to read this book because It is way overhyped, I wouldn’t like to read a book where only the ending is worth it…

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

I have seen the movies and I would like to keep them till there only. Sorry if I broke some Twi-hearts!

Normal People by Sally Rooney

I would LOVE to read other books by this author, except this one. I don’t know why, but I don’t want to read about the main characters’ relationship.

I would love to know in the comments about some of the popular books that you would not like to read!
Happy Reading!
Rabhya.

The Imagination Tag!

Hello, bookworms! Selina from The Never Ending Writes created this tag and tagged me! Thank you Selina for tagging me. Check out her blog, it’s amazing!

~Rules:

  • Put the featured image at the beginning of the post! ☝️
  • Ping back to the original post!
  • Thank the person that nominated you!
  • Tag your post with #theimaginationtag or #the imagination tag
  • Think of six questions to ask yourself.
  • Answer the question: What’s going through your mind right now?
  • Nominate as many people as you want!

Six Questions For Myself:

1. Are you watching any tv shows?

Yes! I recently finished watching One Of Us Is Lying and started watching Stranger Things! My favorite character is Dustin!

2. What makes you happy?

Food and Books!

3. Songs you have been jamming to lately?

Formula by Labrinth and Crash by Alexander 23!

4. What makes you sad?

Fake friendships. When people use you and don’t even talk again is just disappointing…

5. One bookish bad habit?

Ugh. I have this bad habit of starting so many books at once and reading 50 pages. I come back to those books later. It is so annoying at this point. I seriously need to get out of this habit.

6. One hobby you wish to continue now that you used to do in your childhood?

That would be painting! I used to draw and paint a lot. These days I don’t get the time to do it. I wish to start making those marble pour paintings on the mini canvases! It is very therapeutic and fun!

Answer the question: What’s going through your mind right now?

I should sleep soon! I have to wake up at 5 tomorrow! ( This is me writing posts at 11pm)

I Nominate:

Andge.

Nehal.

Emily

Lucy

Nikitha.

Lynne.

Shalini.
YOU!

Feel free to do this tag! I had fun brainstorming some questions for myself haha! Thank you Selina for tagging me!
Happy Reading!
Rabhya.

Books To Read In Summer!

Can’t believe March is over! Summer has come and bookworms are looking for perfect reads for summer! Let’s get into it!

The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Goodreads Blurb:

This book is about the Storys, who are the owners of the largest property on their East Coast island. One day, the mother disinherits her four children with a single sentence, You know what you did. Years later, 18- year-old cousins Aubrey, Milly, and Jonah Story receive a mysterious invitation to spend the summer at their grandmother’s resort, they have no choice but to follow their curiosity and meet the woman who’s been such an enigma their entire lives. This summer, the teenagers are determined to discover the truth at the heart of their families. But some secrets are better left alone.

My Review:

This is a perfect summer read with a messed-up rich family. I was dubious in the starting since I felt it was a bit farfetched, but the ending! I did not expect such a huge turn in the story. The author has done a great job with the character development!

I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Goodreads Blurb:

She’s obsessed with transforming everyday ephemera into Kimi Originals: bold outfits that make her and her friends feel like the Ultimate versions of themselves. But her mother disapproves, and when they get into an explosive fight, Kimi’s entire future seems on the verge of falling apart. So when a surprise letter comes in the mail from Kimi’s estranged grandparents, inviting her to Kyoto for spring break, she seizes the opportunity to get away from the disaster of her life.

When she arrives in Japan, she’s met with a culture both familiar and completely foreign to her. She loses herself in the city’s outdoor markets, art installations, and cherry blossom festival — and meets Akira, a cute aspiring med student who moonlights as a costumed mochi mascot. And what begins as a trip to escape her problems quickly becomes a way for Kimi to learn more about the mother she left behind, and to figure out where her own heart lies.

My Review:

This was a cute and wholesome story! The main character is exploring Japan and I could also feel that amazement reading it! The grandparents were my favorite! Books with traveling backgrounds make it a perfect summer read!

With Malice by Eileen Cook.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Goodreads Blurb:

Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital room, leg in a cast, stitches on her face, and a big blank canvas where the last six weeks should be. She discovers she was involved in a fatal car accident while on a school trip in Italy. A trip she doesn’t even remember taking. She was jetted home by her affluent father to receive quality care. Care that includes a lawyer. And a press team. Because maybe the accident…wasn’t an accident.

As the accident makes national headlines, Jill finds herself at the center of a murder investigation. It doesn’t help that the media is portraying her as a sociopath who killed her bubbly best friend, Simone, in a jealous rage. With the evidence mounting against her, there’s only one thing Jill knows for sure: She would never hurt Simone. But what really happened? Questioning who she can trust and what she’s capable of, Jill desperately tries to piece together the events of the past six weeks before she loses her thin hold on her once-perfect life.

My Review:

This is another story with the traveling aspect. I could not keep the book down at all. Every chapter left me in doubt and it created suspense. However, the ending could have been more interesting, other than that I enjoyed reading it!

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Goodreads Blurb:

Avery Grambs has nothing. She has started living in her car and she is working hard for a better future. But when an eccentric billionaire named Tobias Hawthorne dies, the fortune is all left to Avery and no one including Avery knows why. To receive her inheritance, she has to move into the huge Hawthorne House where the family is living which was dispossessed by Tobias. The Hawthorne house is filled with puzzles, riddles, and tunnels which was made by the billionaire. Now Avery has to play the deadly game with the four Hawthorne brothers to survive…

My Review:

This book was a BOMB. I did not expect to love it! It completely gripped me and the suspense was building every moment. The puzzles and clues were all leading to the main ending. The Hawthorne brothers were so funny and the relationship between Avery and them was intense.

All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O’ Donoghue.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Goodreads Blurb:

Maeve Chambers feels like an idiot between a family of geniuses. Her life isn’t going the way she wanted. She betrayed her only friend, Lily, who is not on talking terms anymore. She also has to clean the horrible Chokey in the school for hitting a teacher with a shoe. One fine day she finds a pack of old dusty tarot cards in the Chokey and started giving accurate readings to the girls in the school. When Maeve draws a strange card while doing a reading for her ex-best friend Lily, after two days Lily is nowhere to be seen. Now Maeve, her new friend Fiona and Lily’s brother Roe have to find Lily before she disappears forever…

My Review:

This was an entertaining and addictive read for me. The magical aspect was the main part of the story, but the writing style made it surreal. The story goes into the past, but it connects well back to the present, where the characters are trying to bring Lily back. The other main aspect of the story was friendship. For the most part, it is fast-paced, but then in between, the story takes a slow turn. Other than that, this book is a perfect read if you are in the mood for magic, spookiness, and adventure!

Some Other Books That You Can Read:

  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
  • The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

I hope I could add some books to your summer tbr! I will be back with another post soon!
Happy Reading!
Rabhya.

Goodreads Monday 04/04/22.

Hello Bookish People! Sorry for posting late today. I will be doing Goodreads Monday today, which is hosted by Emily @BudgetTalesBookBlog  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

Book: I’m The Girl
Author: Courtney Summers
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 352
Release Date: September 13th, 2022

Blurb From Goodreads.

The new groundbreaking queer thriller from New York Times bestselling and Edgar-award Winning author Courtney Summers.

When sixteen-year-old Georgia Avis discovers the dead body of thirteen-year-old Ashley James, she teams up with Ashley’s older sister, Nora, to find and bring the killer to justice before he strikes again. But their investigation throws Georgia into a world of unimaginable privilege and wealth, without conscience or consequence, and as Ashley’s killer closes in, Georgia will discover when money, power, and beauty rule, it might not be a matter of who is guilty—but who is guiltiest.

A spiritual successor to the 2018 breakout hit, SadieI’m the Girl is a masterfully written, bold, and unflinching account of how one young woman feels in her body as she struggles to navigate a deadly and predatory power structure while asking readers one question: if this is the way the world is, do you accept it?

Why I Want To Read This Book?

I love a good murder mystery and this one seems very intriguing! I have to read Sadie by this author too, will get to both of the books soon!
Happy Reading!
Rabhya.