Today Rabs Bookish Planetturned 3 and I am so grateful! I never believed that I will continue blogging. Initially, I started writing inspirational articles, but when I fell in love with reading, it became a book blog! Over the years, my blog grew and had great achievements. Thank you all for the support you have given me, I appreciate it! At first, I didn’t know much about blogging and my posts didn’t even get views, but I never gave up and decided to keep writing. I would like to thank True Awakening7 who inspired me to start a blog! Give her some love, her posts are amazing! Three years ago, Kenisha told me about WordPress and inspired me to start a blog!
Send me some assumptions that you have about me in the comments, I will answer them in the next post! Love you all! Happy Reading! Rabhya.
I wanted to thank all of you, who read my blogs and support me! My blog grew a lot compared to 2020, and many great things happened in 2021. The comments and motivation from all of you mean a lot to me! A huge thank you to my family, who has been so supportive! They have helped me improve my posts and encouraged me! Also, a thank you to my cousin brother who talks to me every night and guides me regarding my interests! A special mention to my friends who have supported my blog and been there for me!
I hope 2022 will be a great reading year for all my book nerds! There will be more bookish content coming up on my blog in 2022! Love, Rabhya.
Hello bookish people! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you! Sorry for my absence, I have been super busy with stuff lately. But, from 2022, I will be back with consistent posting! Today I will be sharing some end of the year updates. 2021 was an exploration reading year for me. I read and explored genres, tried new bookish things and enjoyed a lot while blogging!
How Many Books Did I Read In 2021?
So, I had kept a goal of 100 books, but I couldn’t accomplish it this year. But that’s okay because I had kept it for myself, so better luck next time! Maybe by the end of the year, I’ll probably finish two more books.
Best Books I Read In 2021!
I read many five star books this year! My favourite book of the year was White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson and my favourite series of the year was Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson!
Average Books I Read In 2021.
These books were not bad. At some point, I was enjoying them, but in some, the ending was not up to the mark. While in others, addition to a particular trope in between of the story ruined the whole thing. Hence these were average reads for me.
From what I have heard, these books are loved by readers. I gave The Astonishing Colour Of After by Emily X.R. Pan a lot of chances and after 8 months, I decided to DNF it. The writing style was beautiful, but I picked up that book at the wrong phase so it started to affect me. On the other hand, I was not at all invested in A Song Of Wraiths And Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown and We Are Okay by Nina Lacour, so after a point, they went into the DNF Zone.
Audiobooks I Listened To In 2021.
Funny story: I fell asleep while listening to Daisy Jones & The Six and missed two hours of the story. And I am too lazy to go back now XD. But, the narration of this book was top notch! Coming to The Voting Booth, It was a cute contemporary story set in a day. It was fun listening to the voting adventures and chaos between the characters!
What Is My Reading Goal For 2022?
I will be keeping a goal of 50 books in 2022! This is a laid back reading year for me, I may end up reading more books too, so let’s see how 2022 goes!
I will be posting my anticipated books for 2022 soon and also post some of my reading and blogging goals! Thank you for always supporting my blog, I love all of you! Have a great Christmas and a new year! I hope 2022 will be the best year for all of you! Happy Reading! Rabhya.
Hello, Bookworms! Today I will be reviewing White Smoke which was kindly sent to me by Harper Collins in exchange for my honest review! Thank you for sending a copy! Also, I buddy read this book with four of my friends!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Book: White Smoke Author: Tiffany D. Jackson Pages: 384 Genre: Psychological Thriller, Young Adult
Marigold is running from ghosts. The phantoms of her old life keep haunting her, but a move with her newly blended family from their small California beach town to the embattled Midwestern city of Cedarville might be the fresh start she needs. Her mom has accepted a new job with the Sterling Foundation that comes with a free house, one that Mari now has to share with her bratty ten-year-old stepsister, Piper.
The renovated picture-perfect home on Maple Street, sitting between dilapidated houses, surrounded by wary neighbours has its . . . secrets. That’s only half the problem: household items vanish, doors open on their own, lights turn off, shadows walk past rooms, voices can be heard in the walls, and there’s a foul smell seeping through the vents only Mari seems to notice. Worse: Piper keeps talking about a friend who wants Mari gone.
As the house closes in, Mari learns that the danger isn’t limited to Maple Street. Cedarville has its secrets, too. And secrets always find their way through the cracks.
This book gave me goosebumps! The story was going at a slow pace in the starting to hook the readers. The author did a great job with the family representation. Also, I was glad that the author did not put a romance trope. There was interest, but it was moreover friendship. Coming to the horror part, the story was spooky. There were some scenes where I could visualise the whole thing in my head.
The main character is trying to run from her brutal past and start over. She also has a bedbug phobia, so in the whole book, she is mentioning facts about bedbugs and gets anxious even if she sees coffee beans! Her stepsister plays a huge role in the story. She is shown to be a very unlikeable character and is ruining many things for the main character. At first, I hated the stepsister and felt like throwing the book across the room for the things she used to do. But, in the ending, I felt that it wasn’t her fault for what she used to do. But, the drama was good hahaha.
Coming to the ending, it was worth it. There was a huge plot twist, but the suspense and tension built up, left a huge impact towards the end. I was completely invested in the book hence finished it in two days! You guys should read this book if you love a good spooky story with a family trope!
Have you read this book? Let me know in the comments! I will be back with another post soon! Happy Reading! Rabhya.
Hello Readers! I listen to music 24/7, It’s there with me when I do projects, studies and while reading books! Spotify came out with 2021 Wrap Up today and this is what it showed…
Music is a serotonin boost for me, so I decided to share some albums and tracks I have been listening to non-stop!
Albums I Listen To On Repeat.
As I have mentioned before, Jeremy Zucker is my favourite singer and his album i.e. Crusher came out on 1st October. Since then, I have been listening to this album non-stop! My most favourite track from this album is Therapist!
Chelsea Cutler and Jeremy Zucker worked on this album i.e. Brent ii together. This Is the live version of the whole album and I was in heaven listening to this one! Their voices are so soothing and calm, in love with this one!
This album was a key to escapism. All the songs had different moods. My favourite song is Saturday from this album!
Miss Taylor re- dropping Red, I stan! The nostalgia was there and all of them bought so many memories! Her new songs from the vault were chef’s kiss. I Knew You Were Trouble never gets old for me, it was such a good song!
Tracks I Listen To On Repeat.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post! I will be back with another post soon! Till then jam to your favourite song and keep reading! Happy Reading! Rabhya.