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Fall TBR | Spooky books for the spooky season & beyond

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My favorite part of the year is Fall. Although we don’t exactly have fall over here but the vibes are still there. This is the first time that I’ll be making a fall TBR. I usually make one monthly but my reading slump has hit, and I’m trying to make things a bit less hectic for myself.

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The Perks of Being Noura | September 2019

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Another month of updates.

September was a bit hectic. Especially with university starting again. Although it was a bit of a mess it was still a pretty good month. I don’t have much to report but I guess these were the highlights.

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Blog Tour + Review: Frankly In Love by David Yoon

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Frankly In Love

Author: David Yoon / Published: September 10, 2019

★★★★.5

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High school senior Frank Li is a Limbo–his term for Korean-American kids who find themselves caught between their parents’ traditional expectations and their own Southern California upbringing. His parents have one rule when it comes to romance–“Date Korean”–which proves complicated when Frank falls for Brit Means, who is smart, beautiful–and white. Fellow Limbo Joy Song is in a similar predicament, and so they make a pact: they’ll pretend to date each other in order to gain their freedom. Frank thinks it’s the perfect plan, but in the end, Frank and Joy’s fake-dating maneuver leaves him wondering if he ever really understood love–or himself–at all.

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The Perks of Being Noura / August 2019

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Another new series to start on my blog!

I’ve had this as a 2019 goal since last year. I wanted to create a series where I share not just what I’ve read but also what I’ve done, watched, and everything in between on a monthly basis. August will be the first post under this series! This will mostly be rambles if I’m honest.

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Mini ARC Review: The Black Coats by Colleen Oaks

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The Black Coats

Author: Colleen Oaks // Published: February 12, 2019

★★★

Roses are read, violets are blue, if you hurt us, we’re coming for you.

The deeply secretive Black Coats have been exacting vengeance on men who hurt girls and women for years. And Thea has just received an invitation to join them. This is the opportunity she’s been waiting for to finally get justice for her cousin Natalie, whose killer went free.

Thea dives head first into the group, training every day with other girls whose stories rival hers. Together they carry out Balancings—acts of revenge guaranteed to teach a lesson. With every predator threatened, every blackmailer exposed, and every date rapist punished, Thea can feel herself getting closer to avenging Natalie’s death.

But then the Balancings begin to escalate in brutality, and Thea discovers that the Black Coats are not all they seem to be. Thea must confront just how far she’s willing to go for justice—and what kind of justice Natalie, and Thea herself, deserve. Because when the line between justice and revenge is razor thin, it’s hard not to get cut.

 

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A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns & Roses, #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas

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A Court of Frost and Starlight

Author: Sarah J. Maas // Published: May 1, 2018

★★★

Hope warms the coldest night.

Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve.

Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated–scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.

 

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Mini ARC Review: Harley Quinn Breaking Glass by Mariko Tamaki & Steve Pugh

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Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass

Author: Mariko Tamaki & Steve Pugh // Published: September 3, 2019

★★★

Harleen is a tough, outspoken, rebellious kid who lives in a ramshackle apartment above a karaoke cabaret owned by a drag queen named MAMA. Ever since Harleen’s parents split, MAMA has been her only family. When the cabaret becomes the next victim in the wave of gentrification that’s taking over the neighborhood, Harleen gets mad.

When Harleen decides to turn her anger into action, she is faced with two choices: join Ivy, who’s campaigning to make the neighborhood a better place to live, or join The Joker, who plans to take down Gotham one corporation at a time.

Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass is at once a tale of the classic Harley readers know and love, and a heartfelt story about the choices teenagers make and how they can define–or destroy–their lives. This is the first title in DC’s new line of original graphic novels for middle grade and young adult readers.

 

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Journal Flip Through / August 2019

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Welcome to my new monthly blog series!

I first discovered bullet journaling in 2017, and although I loved doing it I never loved what I made for longer than a day. I’d keep going back to my previous spreads and thinking about my mistakes and it was driving me crazy. I decided to go back to it this year and to just have fun with it. Even the most professional at bullet journaling make mistakes, and that’s okay. I spent yesterday making my August spread and I’ll admit, I’m loving it!

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ARC Review: Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

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Five Feet Apart

Author: Rachael Lippincott // Published: November 20, 2018

★★★

Can you love someone you can never touch?

Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions.

The only thing Will Newman wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital. He couldn’t care less about his treatments, or a fancy new clinical drug trial. Soon, he’ll turn eighteen and then he’ll be able to unplug all these machines and actually go see the world, not just its hospitals.

Will’s exactly what Stella needs to stay away from. If he so much as breathes on Stella she could lose her spot on the transplant list. Either one of them could die. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But suddenly six feet doesn’t feel like safety. It feels like punishment.

What if they could steal back just a little bit of the space their broken lungs have stolen from them? Would five feet apart really be so dangerous if it stops their hearts from breaking too?

 

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