Book Haul!

Hello Bookish People! Today I will be showing some books that I brought and received from January to August. During my summer vacation, I visited a second-hand bookstore and got some books. I haven’t done a haul so I decided to show all the books that I have brought and received since January!

So in total, I have brought 17 books so far, one book is not there in this photo as I have given it to my friend for reading, and the other one I completely forgot to include XD.

January~

I was gifted these books and I have read I Love You So Mochi. I had started The Secret History but I have left it halfway. I received Not Here To Be Liked by the publisher.

February~

I got these books from a book fair that was there near my home. I wanted to start reading self-help books so I brought two self-help books and one murder mystery!

March~

I brought The Cousins from amazon as I was going on a trip to meet my cousins, so I wanted to match the occasion lol. Then I brought the other book when I went book shopping with my friends!

May~

As May was summer vacation, I brought Red, White & Royal Blue, A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder, The Maidens, and Call Me By Your Name from a second-hand bookstore. The Time Keeper and Frankenstein were gifted to me. I received Lost Girl from the publisher.

July~

I have been meaning to read books by Brianna West. I am currently reading 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think.

I hope you enjoyed seeing some books I brought in these seven months. Let me know in the comments if you would like to see this kind of post for the remaining months!
Happy Reading!
Rabhya.

Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag 2022 Edition!

Hello Bookish People! Hope all are doing good. I am very late to this tag, but I was very excited to do this tag as every bookish creator shares their reading updates after 6 months! I am not aware of the original creator of this tag, but I found this over at Twirling Book Princess. Let’s get into the tag!

For Your Information:

I have read 19 books so far and my goal is to read 50 books by the end of 2022.

1. What is the best book you have read so far in 2022?

Verity hands down is the best book I have ever read. It surprised and shocked me that an author could write a story like this. I devoured this book in a day, loved it!

2. What is the best sequel you have read so far in 2022?

So I haven’t read any sequels except It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han which I did not like.

3. What is a new release that you haven’t read yet but want to?

I have been wanting to read this book for a long time. Although I have never read a VE Schwab book, somehow I found the summary of this book very intriguing.

4. What is your most anticipated release for the second half of the year?

I am so desperate for these books to come out!
The Final Gambit: 30th August
The Weight Of Blood: 6th September
Nine Liars: 27th December

5. What was your biggest disappointing book so far?

I gave this book a two stars rating. By the end of it, I was so irritated by the story and characters. I had almost dnf’ed this book but then ended up finishing it.

6. What was your biggest surprising book so far?

I did not expect this book to be good. The ending totally surprised me and I enjoyed the summer setting and the relationship between the cousins!

7. Who is your favorite new author (debut or new to you)?

Karen M. McManus is a phenomenal author! Her murder mysteries and thrillers are top-notch! Absolutely love her writing style, story, and character development!

8. Who is your new fictional crush?

Conrad Fisher from The Summer I Turned Pretty is my new fictional crush!

9. Who is your newest favorite character?

None comes to my mind right now. I guess I did not find any character that I connected with or found relatable yet.

10. What books made you cry?

When I read the ending, I broke down. The whole book has shown such a deep relationship between the characters and the summer setting was also so good!

11. What is one book that made you happy?

As this book is about a girl exploring Japan and finding love, it was very enjoyable. It is happy and funny that I always love in contemporary stories.

12. What is the most beautiful book you have bought or received so far this year?

I received this book from the publisher and when I first saw this book, I was in love with the cover!

13. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

There are so many books I need to finish. The list does not end! XD

So this was the mid-year freakout tag, I enjoyed answering the questions! See you until the next post 😀
Happy Reading!
Rabhya.

Where Have I Been?

Hello bookish people! It’s been more than a month since I posted anything. I am so sorry for being away from the blogosphere for so long. I wanted to be honest with you and share where I have been for a long time…

Reading.

In June, I read 6 books, of which one was a re-read. In July, I read 1 book, the book of the month of my book club. I have started two to three books but haven’t finished them yet. I try to remove time to read, so I have been reading but not like I used to. My mindset towards reading has also changed in a lot of ways. These days I read books that will help me develop and nourish myself, and then fiction is also there.

Writing.

During my long hiatus, I went through phases of writing. At first, I thought that I am in writer’s block because of no time. Then I started thinking that maybe I lost the charm of writing. For a long time, I felt sad because writing has always helped me bring up my true self. But today, as I am writing this post, I feel so whole pouring down my thoughts, and all this time it was my mind that made me think that way.

Life In General.

For the past month, I had been preparing for my tests and did not have time to write or read anything. I am afraid to say that this circle will be going on for 6 months more. I really missed blogging because it is something that keeps me sane and makes me happy. Other than studies, going out after the pandemic hit differently. In the pandemic, there was zero interaction, but now interacting with so many people in person at once has been hard to cope with. I was struggling with that, but now I am trying to get back into the routine that I had pre-pandemic.

Blog Posting Schedule.

As I mentioned about having less time before, instead of posting five posts a week I will be reducing it to three posts a week. I will try my very best to be consistent and present here. I decided that other than studies I must continue writing and reading because I enjoy it!

I hope you all understand, I missed you all a lot and now I will be here at Rab’s Bookish Planet 😀
Happy Reading!
Rabhya.