JUNE ROUNDUP: Back to School!!

Hello,

A couple of weeks ago, I went back to school. I'm finally on my (yet again) third year in college. This advertising major isn't putting so much stress on me as much as my previous major (BS Computer Engineering) had which is really good. It tells me that in some ways, I'm actually enjoying it. I guess this means I made the right choice (in terms of shifting to my new major).

I'm currently enrolled in 3D Design, Creative Copywriting, and Color and Line Appreciation (aka Painting) Classes which I'm enjoying so far. Hopefully I'll be able to develop my drawing and painting skills soon :)

June was a really decent month for me in terms of both reading and blogging. I'm ahead of my Goodreads reading challenge and have become a bit consistent on my posting. But since school is back, I'm really hoping to manage my time better this time around.

{ BOOK REVIEWS }
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han | The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey | The Secret Ingredient by Stewart Lewis | Secret of the Sevens by Lynn Lindquist | Evil Games by Angela Marsons | Rumors by A.C. Arthur | The Cure by Stephanie Erickson | You Can't Get Blood Out of Shag Carpet by Juliette Harper | Sugar by Deirdre Riordan Hall

{ PROMOTIONAL POSTS }
Rumors by A.C. Arthur | You Can't Get Blood Out of Shag Carpet by Juliette Harper

[REVIEW] And Then There Were None

Series: N/A
Author:
Agatha Christie
Genre:
 adult, classics, mystery, thriller, suspense, detective
Published:
 November 27, 2013
Purchase: Amazon

"Ten . . ."
Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U.N. Owen." 
"Nine . . ."
At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead. 
"Eight . . ."
Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one . . . one by one they begin to die. 
"Seven . . ."
Who among them is the killer and will any of them survive?  

[TOP TEN TUESDAY] Books I've Read So Far in 2015

This Week's Topic: Books I've Read So Far in 2015.

I think that 2015 has been good to me. My current goodreads goal is 70 books and I've read 46 books so far. Goodreads tells me that I'm 12 books ahead of my schedule. YAY! My vacation really did that. HAHAHA. I've read really great books so far and have only come across two or three or four or five (LOL) books that disappointed me or I plainly didn't like at all.

SOOOOO here're ten books I gloriously fell in love with so far this year (not in any particular order).


SUGAR by Deirdre Riordan Hall. Review Here. Really wonderful book. Slow yet great development. Made me cry so hard. so bloodydamn hard!
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. Made me want to read more books by Agatha Christie. This is truly a gripping psychological mystery.
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han. Review Here. Really cute romance!! MY OTP RIGHT HERE!!!!!
Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang. Review Here. This book was compared to Before I Fall and Thirteen Reasons Why and I HATE THAT! It really made me love this book lesser. But either way, I still enjoy this!! Lovely storytelling.
Golden Son by Pierce Brown. Review Here. One of the books I was really looking forward to this year and it did not disappoint. Must. Read. Morning. Star. NOW!

JUNE BOOKHAUL

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie | Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge | The Ring & The Crown by Melissa De La Cruz (audiobook) | Contamination Boxed Set by T.W. Piperbrook | Last Train Home by Megan Nugen Isbell | Murder in the South of France by Susan Kiernan-Lewis | The Blemished by Sarah Dalton | Whispers in the Autumn by Trisha Leigh | In Between by Jenny B. Jones | The Woodlands by Lauren Nicolle Taylor | Clockwise by Elle Strauss | The Starborn Uprising by Jason D. Morrow | From the Wreckage by Michele G. Miller | The Cure by Stephanie Erickson | Bone Dry by Candy Vance | Unseen by Stephanie Erickson | Smile Now, Cry Later by Paul MacDonald | The Unearthly by Laura Thalassa | Dark Promise by Julia Crane | The Living by Matt dela Pena | The Wasteland Chronicles by Kyle West | Pawn by Ernie Lindsey | Past Dark by Tony Healey | Entangled by Nikki Jefford

[KINDLE KANDY] scifi-dystopian and mystery-thriller!!

Kindle Kandy is a weekly post hosted at The Book Dame where "We scan our shelves and ereaders to rediscover books that we own but have not read," 

Series: Divergent #3
Author: Veronica Roth
Genre: young adult, science fiction, romance, post apocalyptic

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered - fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories. 
But Tris's new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningliess. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend to complexities of human nature - and of herself - while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love. 
Told from a riveting dual perspective, ALLEGIANT, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the DIVERGENT series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in DIVERGENT and INSURGENT.

[REVIEW] Sugar

Series: N/A
Author:
 Deirdre Riordan Hall
Genre:
 young adult, contemporary, romance
Published:
June 1, 2015
Publisher:
 Skyscape
Purchase: Amazon

I’m the fat Puerto Rican–Polish girl who doesn’t feel like she belongs in her skin, or anywhere else for that matter. I’ve always been too much and yet not enough.

Sugar Legowski-Gracia wasn’t always fat, but fat is what she is now at age seventeen. Not as fat as her mama, who is so big she hasn’t gotten out of bed in months. Not as heavy as her brother, Skunk, who has more meanness in him than fat, which is saying something. But she’s large enough to be the object of ridicule wherever she is: at the grocery store, walking down the street, at school. Sugar’s life is dictated by taking care of Mama in their run-down home—cooking, shopping, and, well, eating. A lot of eating, which Sugar hates as much as she loves.

When Sugar meets Even (not Evan—his nearly illiterate father misspelled his name on the birth certificate), she has the new experience of someone seeing her and not her body. As their unlikely friendship builds, Sugar allows herself to think about the future for the first time, a future not weighed down by her body or her mother.

Soon Sugar will have to decide whether to become the girl that Even helps her see within herself or to sink into the darkness of the skin-deep role her family and her life have created for her.
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