Cover Love: My favorite Book Covers of 2017

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Hey Book Lovers! I wanted to do this cover love post since ages. Now that 2017 is over and I read around 100 books some of which having beautiful covers that I would like to show off , I just thought to do this cover love post at last.

I have included all my favorites covers of all those books that I read in 2017. (may or may not published in 2017).

No Ordinary Star Series by M.C. Frank– This whole series had pretty covers. So colorful and beautiful.

Glass Vault Series by Candace Robinson– I loved those colors and elements on it – ‘do not enter’ warning sign over ribbon, puppets, and knives.

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Yama’s Lieutenant by Anuja Chandramouli – I loved cover of the sequel as well but this one was my most favorite.

Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency by Iain Reading- Again a series. They all were so good and logical. And Kitty’s plane in all of them. Just perfect.

 

Welcome Home

The Welcome Home Dinerby Peggy Lampman

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The Little Red Wolf by Amélie Fléchais – Cute story cute cover.

Secret Agent in Paris

Secret Agent Josephine in Paris by Brenda Ponnay

 

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And a Sixpence for Luck by Lilac Mills- Who doesn’t love Christmas themed book covers!?!


Do you agree with my picks? Got any of your favorites in this list? What are your favorite covers of 2017? Let me know in the comment-box below.

Happy Reading! 🙂

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Best of 2017

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Hey every one! Year 2017 is over and I can’t believe how great this year was in reading, books, and blog. This year has given me something that I was looking for all my life, passion for reading that I don’t think will die till next few years. The beginning of the year was difficult with recently left job, no earning, nothing to do productive, I was waking up just to start a day with no goal and just reading to pass the time and to keep mind sane. One day while writing review on Goodreads, I thought of starting a blog. My this unsure thought turned to sure one and I started blogging in April. It made my year then on. 

I can’t believe at the end of the year I got 460 followers and so many fellow bloggers that I love to interact, whose post inspire me to write better, to read more and be around this community. It was really wonderful and I thank everyone to make my blog and year this amazing. 🙂

This year in glance:

Started blog- on 14th April

Total post on blog till today- 199

Total reviews I posted after starting the blog- 108

Goodreads Challenge-

I Completed Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge! I read total 137 books with novels (111) and short stories/ picturebook (26). My goal for Goodreads challenge was 100 books and even if I deduct those 26 short stories, I completed 100 books last month.

So my Year in books looks like this-

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 Favorite 15 books this year-

I read many awesome 5 star books that it was hard to find favorite 15 books. I managed to narrow it down from over 100 books I read based on the stories that I won’t forget or books that made me want to read more in that genre or book through which I connected with amazing authors that I will read anything written by those author.

I think that’s all…  And…

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Happy New Year to all readers and book lovers! May you all have amazing year ahead!!! Happy Reading and have a great time!!!

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Monthly Wrap-Up: October 2017

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Hey Everyone! My birthday month is over and it was good memorable month in life aspect but in reading it was just okay.

This month in reading-

Fantasy / Mythology:

Name Of Ra

Name of Ra (Descendants of Isis #3) by Kelsey Ketch

Stars: 3.75/5

Overall it was interesting but heroine were disappointing.

Fantasy / Futuristic / Dystopian:

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No Vain Loss (No Ordinary Star #3) by M.C. Frank

Stars:4.5/5

Full of action and surprises, twist and turns. Open ended but no hints so I hope author decide to write more to this series.

Romance/New Adult

Steal Me

Steal Me (Haunted Roads #1) by India R. Adams

Stars: 5/5

This was 7th book by India and with this I read all of her books published till. Loved this book. There were good turning points. Little surprises. Freaking rocket speed book. Now I’m patiently waiting for her new release.

Thriller

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Pigeon Blood Red by Ed Duncan

Stars: 4/5

Refreshing, fast paced, gangster thriller. Though it was straight for me, I enjoyed it.

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Social Engineer (Brody Taylor Thrillers #1) by Ian Sutherland

Stars: 5/5

Novella, brilliant, perfectly written with all the required details in just few pages.

Fiction:

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Tell Tale: Short Stories by Jeffrey Archer

Stars: 5/5

This was my first Jeffrey Archer book that started in September and finished in October. It was collection of short stories, I enjoyed this so much that I purchased Clifton Chronicles.

Chick-Lit/ Women Fiction:

Welcome Home

The Welcome Home Diner: A Novel by Peggy Lampman

Stars: 4.5/5

Steady paced, with tasty family and romantic drama, sensitive issues, and and delicious food of diner.

Non-Fiction:

Just around the bend

Just Around The Bend: Más o Menos by Renée Paule

Stars: 5/5

Self-help book. This was second book, sequel to ‘On the other Hand’. Can be read solo but I suggest to read in sequence. I started liking non-fictions after reading Renée Paule’s books. I learned lot from this book. There is something for everyone here.

Short story Reviews:

Saturday #ShortStoryReview: Nile Crossing by Katy Beebe

Saturday Short Story Review: All Aboard The Discovery Express: Open the Flaps and Solve the Mysteries by Emily Hawkins and Tom Adams

Author Interview-

Author Interview: Michael Stott – Author of #TarehChronicle

Author Interview: Cristina Hodgson- Author of A Little of Chantelle Rose

Author Interview: Peggy Lampman, Author of The Welcome Home Diner

Other Blog Posts:

Cover Reveal-

#CoverReveal & #Giveaway: Death Island by Kelsey Ketch

Tags/ Awards-

What Makes You Happy Tag

Thia is how my whole month looked like (with lots of dash/ blanks).

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Overall this month was not that good. I’m 3 books behind but I will read them by first week of September.


How was your reading month? Have you read any of this book or planning to read? Have you completed targeted number of books? Share your thoughts in the comment-box below.

Happy Reading! 🙂

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Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

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Hello everyone, today I’m doing Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag.

Honestly, I totally forgot who tagged me. When I was tagged, I just copied the question and forgot to note down that person’s name and site. I could find the link in notifications too. So, after doing little search finally I found out I was tagged by Norin. Sorry Norin! Guys please check out Norin’s blog Diary of a Bookfiend. Her Answers of this tag here- Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag.

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The Breakdown by B. A. Paris

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Expected publication: July 18th 2017 by St. Martin’s Press

Read Date: June 6th 2017

Stars: 4.5/5

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The Breakdown – An intriguing mystery thriller. I loved it.

I heard about this book a lot before I requested from Netgalley that I so badly wanted read it. And when my request accepted,,, yeyyy! I was so excited… I must say, this book didn’t disappoint me.

Blurb (in my words)

On the way from party to her cottage, Cass takes a short cut through wood in the stormy night. On noticing a woman in car in woods, she slowed down if in case that woman needs her help but decides not to stop. Next day’s news- the woman she saw in the car found dead. Later she finds out the victim was her new friend.

This changes her whole life. Gnawing Guilt and regret makes her life difficult. She starts forgetting things but not that stormy night. And then there is silent caller.

Who is this murderer and who is the silent caller? Will Cass ever get over this unfortunate events and save herself or will breakdown for forever?

My view:

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