Books I Want To Read Before 2019

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Hello, lovelies! I’m Marta and this blog post is dedicated to the books I want to read before this year comes to an end. Many people have done this post on blogosphere and on Booktube as well, I think it was a theme for Top 5 Wednesday, but I’m not sure, don’t take my word for that.

As always, this is a tentative TBR list. You know me, I’m the moodiest reader out there, it will be a miracle if I read three books I mention in this post.

I still like doing posts dedicated to the books I have to read even if I fail at them because it makes me aware of what I have on my TBR shelf, what I’ve ignored for way too long, it kind of motivates me. So, I’m going to keep doing them because even if I manage to read a book from this post, I’m going to be satisfied. Don’t judge me!

Now, let’s get into the books I’d love to read before 2018 ends!

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Sexist Tropes and Books That Smashed Them

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Hello, everyone! I’m Marta and today I’m going to talk about tropes that are the absolute bane of my existence – sexist tropes. As the title suggests, I’m also going to attempt to find books that smashed those tropes and recommend them to you.

I’m mostly going to focus on female characters because in my opinion, most harmful tropes are about them, but it’s worth mentioning that there are obviously sexist tropes when it comes to male characters as well (toxic masculinity has a lot to do with it).

Now that we’ve settled everything, let’s get into the actual post!

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Book Review: Radio Silence (+ Podcasts Recs)

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★★★★★

What if everything you set yourself up to be was wrong? Frances is been a study machine with one goal. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret – not even the person she is on the inside. Then Frances meets Aled, and for the first time she’s unafraid to be herself. So when the fragile trust between them is broken, Frances is caught between who she was and who she longs to be. Now Frances knows that she has to confront her past. To confess why Carys disappeared…Frances is going to need every bit of courage she has. Engaging with themes of identity, diversity and the freedom to choose, Radio Silence is a tor de force by the most exciting writer of her generation.

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I can hear you all screaming “Marta, finally! You’ve read the best book out there, it only took you 2 years to get to it, but you’re here at last.” 

And yes, I’ve finally read Radio Silence by Alice Oseman and I adored it. I think this also means Oseman is officially one of my favorite authors, she convinced me with her writing style, the amazing themes she has in her books (platonic friendships, so much diversity, subjects that are highly related to the fandom). Every book of hers is so original and I just love her mind, how she makes her characters have artsy hobbies, be three-dimensional and most importantly, they don’t have to be in a romantic relationship to be interesting.

Books that focus on friendships and family are so important to me, they are refreshing and they are very much needed to remind us all that romance isn’t everything in life.

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Why I Never Reread Books

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Hello, lovelies! I know I’ve been a bit inactive on here, I’m still struggling with answering to your comments and I have no idea when I’m going to finally blog-hop. It’s mostly because I’m writing my thesis for college and I’m also trying to get ahead on some projects. It’s a bit hectic, I hope you’ll understand.

I’m back with another discussion about my reading habits and this time we’ll talk about how I’m a bookish weirdo that never rereads. I know I’ve mentioned it briefly in certain comments or posts, but I never talked about it more and what’s behind it. So here we go…

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Why We Need More Fictional Bookworms

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Bookworms are very strong, they can carry five books in a bag and not complain once. They are also highly intelligent since they spend all their breathing time with their noses stuck in a book. They are dedicated and passionate, this especially becomes obvious when you ask them about their favorite series. Believe me, they will gush infinitely about it, you won’t be able to stop them once they get started.

My point is that bookworms are perfectly capable to slay dragons and save the world, yet they are rarely represented in fiction.

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Book Review: The Girl in the Broken Mirror (Blog Tour)

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Girl in the Broken Mirror international blog tour

 

I want to thank Savita Kalhan for asking me to join the blog tour for her wonderful book, it’s a real honour to be a part of this as the subject is very important and everything about this book touched me entirely.

This hadn’t influenced my review, nor my rating for this book in any way.

I encourage you to check the other blog hosts, they are all amazing bloggers and I’m sure their reviews are going to be stellar!

 

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What I’m Reading for the #SmashYourTBR Readathon

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Hello, lovelies! As promised, I’m hosting a readathon this week starting tomorrow. If you’re from America, that’s actually Tuesday (2 p.m.) for you and ends on Sunday (3 p.m.). Romania’s time zone is GMT+3.

I’m trying to make things easy for everyone, but time zones are always clashing, so you’re open to ask me questions anytime or just do the readathon in your own timezone if that’s easier for you.

I’m going to remind you that there are no rules, I’m going to create some challenges for those of you who are highly competitive, but you’re free to ignore them and just read as many book as you can. After all, our purpose here is to slay our TBR piles.

Use the #SmashYourTBR hashtag on Twitter when you’re making updates, so we can find each other more easily. Also, I totally recommend you cheering on each other and maybe buddy-reading some books if you can do it! If you want to read any of the books I have on my TBR, you can reach out to me to see if we can read it together! That’s going to make things more fun!

Now, onto my TBR for this readathon…

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