The Week Gone By 08/10

Thank you everyone for liking my first post from this series last week and motivating me to continue posting it. So, here I am back again to tell you all what I have been doing this past week.

As I am participating in the Trope-ical Readathon this month, I kind of have a semblance of a TBR to go off of, and it seems to be helping me a little in making sure I don’t get too bogged down in the details of what to read next (I tend to do this a lot :)). And these are the books I ended up reading last week.

This was a very very tough book to read because it details the worst sort of medical racism/experimentation on Black people across centuries and the nonchalance with which all of this was done just boils your blood. And the irony is that many of the advances that have been made which we are thankful for now are due to this exploitation, and we don’t even know the truth. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the topic, but do make sure you are in the right mindset to handle it because it’s tough stuff.

This has been on my TBR for a while, so I was very happy that I finally got aroung to it. As I expected from the author, this world is vibrant and exquisite and the writing makes you feel every single emotion. And listening to the audiobook narrated by Channie Waites made it all the more amazing because it was spectacular storytelling. Overall, this was a memorable experience that I would love everyone to have as well. If you wanna know more about what I thought of this novella, you can checkout my review here.

Hockey romances are a pleasure and indulgence that I can’t seem to let go of, and this is another book in a series that I was very excited to get the ARC of. And it was kind of perfect for the mood I found myself in. With two very sweet and charming protagonists whose feelings for each other feel so genuine, who talk to each other, and just are amazing to get to know.. I had a lovely time reading this one. It may not make it into any top favorite lists, but it did make me very happy. And I’m already excited for the spinoff which will probably come out next year.

I was quite interested to read this award winning collection of short stories because I haven’t really read much from an Assamese author’s POV before. Unfortunately, the writing style felt a bit complicated for me and the slightly bad formatting of the ARC didn’t help as well. I’ve not been in the mood for more complex stories these days, so I had to DNF it. Maybe I can pick it up again if I ever feel I am in the right headspace.

One of my most anticipated Desi debuts of this year, Star Daughter releases tomorrow and I’m so glad I got to read this gorgeous book early. If you wanna know more about what I thought about it, you can check out my Indian Lit Readathon wrapup post from last Monday here. And on this wonderful occasion, I’m gonna be posting a Nakshatra book tag tomorrow, so do come back to check it out.

The sequel to Blood of an Exile, one of my top favorite fantasy debuts from last year, I was ecstatic when I got this ARC. I have started reading it but unfortunately couldn’t finish before the release tomorrow. Hopefully I will be done this week and love it more than I did it’s predecessor.

I got somewhat of a big surprise last week when my dearest friend Dany messaged saying I had gotten nominated for the 2020 Book Blogger Awards. I never ever in these three years of blogging thought that would happen and I’m still shocked. I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone who enjoys me reviews and has considered me worthy to be nominated alongside some very accomplished and wonderful bloggers.

And if you would like to vote for me for the category Best New Adult/Adult Genre blogger, you can do so here before the voting ends this week.

And that’s it for this week’s updates. You can tell me what all you have been reading or watching in the comments below. And I will be back with this next week.

7 thoughts on “The Week Gone By 08/10

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    1. Haha I also fail many readathons Mathangi and they never get mentioned 😂😂😂
      And thank you… that’s very sweet of you !!! I never expected I even had a chance to be nominated 😌😌

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  1. Ah, I’m so excited for the Nakhshatra book tag you’ll come up with! ❤ Sugar, Smoke, Song has been on my most anticipated list since, like you said, it has the North-Eastern voice we don't see much but I can see how one might need to be in the right vibe to pick it up. Love this wrap-up! And congratulations on being nominated for the book blogger awards. 😀

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    1. I know right… even I was excited for an Assamese author’s work. But it’s more of literary fiction which I rarely read even in normal circumstances and now I’m just so moody. I’ve decided I’d rather read less than read in a bad mood and give bad reviews 😬😬😬


  2. oh god. I am on the edge of my seat waiting for Star Daughter to arrive on my kindle. I’m re-reading the Wolf of Oren-Yaro and I am also reading an adult urban fantasy called The Wicked and the Dead by Melissa Marr. Bi sword wielding witch and fey bartender. So basically I’m eating that up.


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