My Instagram!

Hello everyone! I have a bookstagram account for years but never really focused on it. But, from this year, you will see some bookish content on my Instagram page as well! As you all are aware that I love doing photography and lately I feel that I want to post these bookish pictures on my page!

You can click the above link to check out my page! New posts will be coming soon on my blog from Monday, so keep an eye for those! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy Reading!

Books I Could Not Get Into.

Hello, Readers! I am back with another post where it may break some of your reader’s hearts today… With time, I have made several attempts to finish reading the unread books on my shelves. Some of the efforts have been a success, but many have been a failure. So, today I will be discussing the books which I just could not get into.

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

I have lost track of how many times I have picked this book and then dropped it. I really want to read it but every time I start reading it, after 50 pages I just can’t go ahead. I have seen it all over the internet that halfway through the book changes completely. I have read a few dark academia books and I really liked those. This book does not want me to read it, I can’t help it ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

I had purchased this book thinking it must be a depressing read after reading the summary of it. But when I started reading the book, it turned out to be humorous. Halfway, I dropped it to read another book and then completely forgot the story of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. Now, whenever I pick it up back again, after three pages I am not able to read further. A reader’s life is too complicated I swear XD

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

As you all might know that I love reading murder mysteries and I was very excited to read this and had kept high expectations. I don’t know why, but every time I have tried reading this book, I have not been able to connect myself to the characters. Hence, it is here on this list!

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

I purchased this book back in 2021 and could not get into it back then. Flash forward to 2023, I picked it up again, read 15-20 pages, and found the characters interesting. But then dropped the book to read something else. I might pick it up again to give it a last try ๐Ÿ™‚

Frankenstein by Mary Shelly

I got this book as a gift and I was glad because I wanted to start reading classics. It is a funny story because I took this to my school and was discussing my aim to read at least one classic. My friends made a joke out of me that I wouldn’t be able to read one page of this and the prediction ended up being right. But, I will read this one day and prove them wrong ๐Ÿ˜€

If you have read any of the books, please encourage me in the comments to pick them up! Hope you enjoyed reading this post ๐Ÿ˜€
Happy Reading!

Finding Nostalgia Through Books.

Hello, Bookworms! Do you ever think about a time when you read a particular book and were so engrossed in it, loving the world, the vibes, and the characters? That feeling was so good in the perfect weather, that you want to relive the time.

Personally, this happens to me frequently. I often find myself searching for ways to relive that time by re-reading that book or just spending time remembering those days.

Some books really get stuck with you even when you don’t realize it. As human beings, nostalgia is triggered when something reminds you of a particular time.

When I am going through my bookshelf and I see a book that I really liked, I go back to the time and I remember what was going on in my life when I had read this particular book. It is really interesting to see that books have so much power in our lives.

Personally, books are a medium that transports me back to the past, to relive those days. I really enjoy doing that. I recently read City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare because I wanted to go back to those days when I was obsessing over shadowhunters after watching the series and then receiving the book series on my birthday back in 2020. I was recalling the days when I used to write character biographies in my very older posts! I was really missing that time and after reading City Of Bones, I felt very happy.

This post is short because I want to hear about your experiences of finding nostalgia through books in the comments ๐Ÿ˜€
Happy Reading!

My Perspective On Book Community.

Hello, readers. Come out of those worlds you are immersed in, because we will be discussing something today!

I have been a part of the book community for a few years now. It is the most exciting community having passionate readers, recommending books and sharing their thoughts. If you think of it, we all are a bunch of people gushing over non-existent characters together! Here, people bond over similar book tastes or characters. It is the most beautiful and welcoming community โค

Over the years, the community has increased and evolved. It came on TikTok as Booktok. Regarding Booktok, I still have mixed feelings about it. Even though it is known for recommending the same books and only romance genre most of the time, there are still many accounts that recommend really good books. I feel that the book community was also formed because books are an investment, monetary and time-wise. People recommend books so that it shows the readers that this particular book is worth their time and money. A coin has two sides similarly the book community has its own pros and cons.

I often find myself watching booktubers doing reading vlogs and recommending books. Some of my favorite booktubers are:

  1. Jessethereader
  2. Haley Pham
  3. Anchal Rani

Book blogs are another platform where people express their thoughts on books through writing. They are very enjoyable to read.

Here are some of my favorite blogs:

  1. Whispering Stories
  2. Random Reader’s Rambles
  3. Quirky Pages
  4. A Curly Sue’s Ramblings
  5. Down The Rabbit Hole
  6. Vee_Bookish
  7. Books Of Brilliance
  8. Bookworm Blogger
  9. Confessions of YA Reader
  10. Past Midnight

This is a short post, but I just wanted to say that I am very grateful to be a part of this community โค
Happy Reading!

My 2022 Year in Books!

Hello, everybody. Happy New Year! I hope 2023 will be a happy and healthy year for you. I was away from writing for a long time and I am sorry for my inactivity. Things are still hectic as my finals are nearing. I have planned many things for my blog, but I cannot implement them due to time constraints. I will be free in April from all my exams and studies, still, a long way to go But, I will try to stay in touch with my writing and you all in between.

My Goodreads Goal.

I had kept a goal of 50 books and I was able to read 45 books this year. I must say that I read quite a mixed bag this year. There are many books that I rated 4-5 stars and there were many with 2-3 ratings.

Some Stats:

As I mentioned in my posts this past year, my reading tastes are evolving. 2022 was an experimenting year for me. I kept exploring different genres. Some, I instantly fell in love with and others I won’t get back to again.

In 2022, I explored different genres like realistic fiction, translated books, non-fiction, memoirs, and even romance because it was so hyped up. Many disappointments and many favorites in the past year.

My Year In Books:

I will be reviewing and discussing some of the books that I loved in my upcoming posts. It feels good to be back. Thank you for always supporting me and reading my posts. All the comments mean a lot to me, thanks again! I want you all to tell me in the comments how many books did you read in 2022.
Happy Reading!