Reading Progress for March – April

Hello Booklovers!!

Back on this Monday with another post. Since yesterday was the last day of March and today is the first day of April, I thought that, I should do an update on my reading and the progress so far.

For 2019, my reading goal is 70 books, which is 10 books more than the last year. Up until now, I have read 11 books (which is 16%) out of 70. I know I am slow, but I like the speed that I am carrying on with.

I have no set TBR for each month and I continue reading the books that I borrowed and I have got to be reviewed. These are the books that I am currently reading and will continue in the next month.

1. Gekerella by Ashly Poston

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2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass

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3. Indian Paintbrush by John A. Heldt

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4. 100 Ways to live as an optimistic world by Katherine Swarts

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These are the books that I am currently reading and planning to read within this month. Hoping to the reviews very soon. Stay tuned with my blog for more. Since I do not have a set TBR, there will be more additions for these books.

That is all for today folks. Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi

 

Clarissa’s Warning by Isobel Blackthorn – Book Review

Hello Booklovers!!!

I am back with another book review. Thanking the author, Isobel Blackthorn for sending me a free copy of the eBook, in exchange for an honest review.

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Synopsis

 

A lottery jackpot changes Claire Bennett’s life.

After she buys an ancient stone ruin on Fuerteventura – the island of her dreams – her mystic aunt Clarissa warns her of danger.

Claire pays no heed, but soon after she moves to the idyllic island, she is confronted by a mystery. As the sinister story of her home slowly uncovers, Claire enters a world of inexplicable events and ordeals.

Someone or something doesn’t want her there. But what is really behind the events?

(from Goodreads)

My Review

I did not have the slightest idea about the book, when I first started to read it. But, once I started, I could not stop reading it. Me being a slow reader, never bothered me in reading this book. It took me only 4 days to complete this wonderful book.

The story is part paranormal and part mystery. The story flows within 6 months after Claire, a middle-aged woman bought an age-old decaying mansion in an Island.

It was such an enjoyable read and there were two aspects that made me really interested in reading.

  1. The history of the past owners of the house
  2. How Claire started to re-build the mansion.

The story plot was crafted in such a way, that it obviously attracts the attention of the reader. It arouses the curiosity of the reader, and keeps them hooked on until the end.

The story also highlights the protagonist, Clair’s complex connections with her parents and her aunt, which ultimately leads to the latter part of the story, where she takes a giant step in solving the problems that she faces.

Strong qualities of a woman is brought into the attention of the reader through the protagonist, Clair, because she definitely is a fighter. Her strong will-power to face life no matter how hard it becomes, shows the power of a woman. Claire’s intention to protect the old mansion and her love for history is yet another aspect that proves her strength and courage.

The book unquestionably has the wow factor that thrills the reader. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves reading mystery books.

My Rating

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I hope you enjoyed todays post. Do not forget to share your thoughts and ideas in the comments below.

Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi

 

WWW Wednesday, 20 – February – 2019

Hello Booklovers!!!

Wednesday is all about WWW Wednesday hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. Do not forget to check out her blog!

Taking part in this meme is completely easy.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

All you got to do is answer the above questions, and you are good to go. Once you have done the answering tag your post to Sam’s blog and you are done.

So this is what I have got for this week;

What I am Currently reading?

How to Be a Bawse by Lilly Singh

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Told in her hilarious, bold voice that’s inspired over nine million fans, and using stories from her own life to illustrate her message, Lilly proves that there are no shortcuts to success.

WARNING: This book does not include hopeful thoughts, lucky charms, and cute quotes. That’s because success, happiness, and everything else you want in life needs to be fought for—not wished for. In Lilly’s world, there are no escalators, only stairs. Get ready to climb. (from Goodreads)

 

Clarissa’s Warning by Isobel Blackthorn

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After she buys an ancient stone ruin on Fuerteventura – the island of her dreams – her mystic aunt Clarissa warns her of danger.

Claire pays no heed, but soon after she moves to the idyllic island, she is confronted by a mystery. As the sinister story of her home slowly uncovers, Claire enters a world of inexplicable events and ordeals.

Someone or something doesn’t want her there. But what is really behind the events? (from Goodreads)

 

 

 

What I recently finished reading?

 

Milk of the Moon by Sen Rajah

42303954  In the midst of an existential crisis, poet and author, Sen Rajah stumbles blindly and emotionally empty into the world of Milk of the Moon. At a point when he has almost entirely lost any sense of self, this bright, young, tragic girl whispers her stories to him, weaving a tale as melodious as it is sad. Through her visits and comfort Rajah finds his way back, unfortunately by the time he recovers Milk is gone, leaving behind only fragments of her story. (from Goodreads)

Read my review about this book, by simply clicking here

 

 

 

What I am planning to read next?

The Adventures of Phatty and Payaso : Central Park

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Phatty the cat loves nothing more than spending his days balanced atop his favorite chair gazing out his windows at Central Park below. Everything is simply fan-tabby-lous until one day when the meanest hawk in the park lands on his terrace and makes a terrifying announcement that he is coming for Phatty and his furry little friends. When Phatty decides he is tired of being a scaredy-cat, he jumps into a laundry bag and escapes to Central Park to stop Crawler the bully hawk once and for all. But his unplanned operation goes horribly wrong when he finds himself alone and lost in the park. When his best friend, Payaso, realizes his partner in crime is missing, he teams up with several animals to find Phatty. As the band of furry pals set out on a hilarious journey, they quickly realize that if they put aside their differences and work together, it might just be enough to save a lovable undercat—and each other. In this animal adventure novel, a cat on a mission to stop a bully hawk must face his fears all alone in a scary park while a group of unlikely friends attempts to rescue him. (from Goodreads)
This is it for this week folks, and I hope you enjoyed!!! Do not forget to share your thoughts and ideas about this post, in the comments below.
Until next post,
XOXOX
Hasanthi