My favourite books of 2016

1. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
2. Crooked kingdom - Leigh Bardugo
3. Six of crows - Leigh Bardugo
4. Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell
5. Why we broke up - Daniel Handler
6. You - Caroline Kepnes
7. My Clarity - M. Clark
8. Perks of being a wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
9. Eleanor and Park - Rainbow Rowell
10. Winter - Marissa Meyer

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Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once was called "America's Fattest Teen." But no one's taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom's death, she's been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby's ready: for high school, for new friends, for love.


Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he's got swagger, but he's also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can't recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers to him. He's the guy who can re-engineer and rebuild anything in new and bad-ass ways, but he can't understand what's going on with the inner workings of his brain. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don't get too close to anyone.

Until he meets Libby. When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game - which lands them in group counseling and community service - Libby and Jack are both pissed, and then surprised. Because the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel...
Because sometimes when you meet someone, it changes the world, theirs and yours.

Not my favourite book, but I liked reading it. I really adore all the themes of being necessary and loved!

The writing is absolutely beautiful in every way! It was enjoyable for me, but I can definitely see why people love this book so much!

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5...4...3...2...1...Happy New Year!!!

And with the new years of course comes resolutions! Whether you're taking part in a book challenge or are looking to go out of your comfort zone with different genres or authors we'd love hear about it.

My reading resolutions for 2017

  • Read more divers books
  • Read more classics
  • Read over 25 books
  • Develop a better reading schedule

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“Fear is a phoenix. You can watch it burn a thousand times and still it will return.”

Where do i being? This book will forever be one of my favorite books of all time!

To start somewhere, I love the diversity in the cast of this book! People of color, different sexuality's and disabilities. In my opinion diversity is a important aspect of a book. Diversity is important because a population with different cultural backgrounds have their own thing to bring to a society. Therefor in Crooked Kingdom checks all the marks when it comes to divinity.

I also love all the themes in this book. Just to name a few, addiction, gamboling, trauma and racism. They were written with so much respect, and for that i really appreciate the author Leigh Bardugo so much more!

My favorite character will have to be Inej. She is a survivor of rape and sex trafficking, and in a way she is broken. However she is so strong! Se is strong physically, but mentally too. going through a traumatic situation like that, but not letting it define her, and tries to build her self a future is so inspiring

One of my favorite male character is Matthias. He goes from being a racist, to learning how his culture is taught him to hate, and that hate will not get you anywhere. So beautiful! In a world full of hate, it showes that even someone full of hatered can change into something better.

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A blackout poem is when a poet (Not that in calling myself a poet) takes a marker, usually black marker, to already established text–like in a newspaper or in a book, and starts redacting words until a poem is formed Blackout poetry focuses on rearranging words to create a different meaning

.I only recently stated doing Blackout poems. Love it. I find a seance of calm, and i forget all of my problems. I wanted to share two of my favorite!



"We're together," he says

I murmur that I love him

His response was drowned out

Panic, thick and choking

I scream

Even though the only way out is

To be erased again

"I never meant to betray you Sloane"

I'm too devastated to fully comprehend his word

"Then why are you helping them" I ask

He swallows hard, glancing back

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Poem of the day

I'm too shy
to say my thoughts.
I'm too shy
to speak up.

I'm too isolated
to make many friends.
I'm too isolated
to defend.

The thoughts in my head,
kept quiet until now.
I have found some paper
to make my crown.

I am an introvert,
so quiet, you see.
But I am the loudest
of the three.

Today has been a pretty good day. My friend Anna and i went Christmas shopping. Well she was shopping for presents for her family, while i spent most of my money on books. Perks of not celebrating Christmas? You can spend more money on books! Plus, you can find some amazing deals!



Thankfully i did not spend all of my money on books. I did get some clothes too! So all in all, a pretty good day!

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Tired

a popular response
people are always tired
from what though?
they're tired when they're sad


they're tired when they're mad
they're even tired when they're happy
I can't grasp why the hell everyone's so tired...

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From this point forward tired is apart of my personality.

What to do

  1. Study for math test
  2. English paper
  3. speech that will be 20% of my grade in Swedish


Will i do that?

No

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November was a amazing reading mouth. I read 7 books, which is the most i have ever read in mouth ever since i started reading. WOP WOP!


The first book i read this mouth was "Perks of being a Wallflower"

Goodreads: 4,21/5

I give it: 4/5

"The Perks of Being a Wallflower Summary. Fifteen-year-old Charlie is coping with the suicide of his friend, Michael. To lessen the fear and anxiety of starting high school alone, Charlie starts writing letters to a stranger, someone he heard was nice but has never met in person." Summer by http://www.shmoop.com/perks-of-being-a-wallflower/summary.html

I really enjoyed this book. Its been on my TBR for the longest time, and i finally picked it up. Now thinking back i cant stop thinking about the characters. What happened with Sam in the future? What kind of job does Patrick have? Did Charlie get over his problems? So many questions!

The second book read this mouth was "Illuminae"

Goodreads: 4.3/5

My point: 5/5

"Kady Grant and Ezra Mason, who broke up only the day before, escape Kerenza among a retreating fleet of ships that includes the Alexander (where Ezra ends up), the Hypatia (where we find Kady) and the Copernicus (where Kady’s mom is located). The Alexander, which responded to Kerenza’s distress call, is part of the United Terran Authority (UTA). A BeiTech battleship called the Lincoln, destroys the Alexander’s wormhole gate generator trapping the Alexander in this sector. The nearest jump station, Heimdall (where Kady’s dad is located) is six months away. The Lincoln chases the retreating fleet in an attempt to wipe out all witnesses." Summery by http://www.bookseriesrecaps.com/what-happened-in-illuminae/

I Need the next book ASAP!

The third book i read "Looking or Alaska"

Goodreads: 4.1/5

My point: 3/5

"Miles “Pudge” Halter is the new student at the prestigious Culver Creek Preparatory School in Birmingham, Alabama. Unpopular at his old school, Pudge is nervous about making new friends, but he is immediately taken in by his roommate, Chip “the Colonel” Martin and introduced to his rag-tag group of friends, including Takumi Hikohito, Lara Buterskaya, and the beautiful, mysterious Alaska Young" Summary by http://www.gradesaver.com/looking-for-alaska/study-guide/summary

I was really disappointed by this book. I dont know what i expected, but it was not what i got. I maybe had to high of expectations, and that made me disconnected from the characters and story. But i will try another John Green book for sure.

The fouth book i read was "You" by Caroline Kepnes

Goodreads:3,8/5

My point:4/5

is one novel in which the second person narrative makes absolute sense. In many ways, it allows readers greater insight into Joe’s mental state and thought processes more intimately than an omniscient third-person narrator could ever accomplish. It even becomes an intriguing part of the story, taking on a life of its own and bringing understanding to the final scene. In fact, You would not be half as creepy with any other type of narrator.

Joe is a complete stalker, obsessed with Beck at first sight. However, as disturbing as his behavior is, there are multiple moments within the novel in which Joe becomes a sympathetic figure, which completely throw me of! So creepy in the best way possible.

The last book i read is "Six of Crows"

Goodreads: 4.44/5

My point: 5/5

This book captured my attention from page one! I loved slowly learning each character’s backstory as they worked their way towards a once-in-a-lifetime heist. And I love a larger-than-life main character, which Kaz Brekker definitely is. Plus, the storytelling is exquisite! I dont want to say more. Just read.

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Well today has not been the best day. Don't know what is wrong, and over all really tired. I stayed home from school, and just read the whole day. Nurturing my tired soul for a day.

note to self: Spend more time relaxing.

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Hello! Just to introduce myself. My name is Sumaya, but can call me Maya if you want. I'm currently 17 years old and a junior in high school. I have found a new passion for literature, and need a place to share it. So wolla my new BLOG.

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