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Book Review: Keep Walking – Never Look Back by Linda Jones

Keep Walking - Never Look Back

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Genre: Non-Fiction, Autobiography

My Rating: 3.5 stars

I received this book from Publishing Push in exchange for an honest review.

Keep Walking – Never Look Back is the autobiography of author Linda Jones. The book starts with the story of her bitter childhood. It follows as she shares the various problems of her life including her uncaring family. She also tells us about her struggles with poverty and relationships. (more…)

Book Review: The Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith

The Reflections of Queen Snow White

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Genre: Fairy Tale Retelling

My Rating: 4 stars

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The Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith is the story of an aging Queen Snow White who has been in grief ever since her husband died. In the beginning, we see that Snow White is very disturbed and depressed even though her daughter’s wedding is about to commence. She is distracted and has no interest in the wedding affairs.The book follows as she is confronted with a mirror that forces her to relive her past and take a look at what her life has become.  (more…)

My TBR Jar Tasks Completed In 2016

In the beginning of 2016, I made a post called My Reading More Diversely Jar/ My Ultimate TBR Jar. Basically, I made a list of all the books that I wanted to read and a lot of reading tasks that i wanted to do to make myself try new authors and genres. I cut them into little slips and put them into a jar.

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Throughout the year, I took out a slip every few weeks and read that book or completed that task and pasted the slips in my journal after completing them. (more…)

My 2016 Reading Review

Even though I only read 74 books in 2016 in caparison to 145 books in 2015, it was still a pretty good reading year. I tried some great new authors and read many good books. Besides this, the highlight of 2016 for me is this blog. I started Travelling Through Words and worked on it. I designed my own banner. I posted book reviews and a lot of other posts. I made connections with other bloggers, bookstagrammers and authors. For me, these are the best accomplishments I made this year.

I also completed my 1 year blogging anniversary this month. With this, I want to give a huge thank you to all the people who read my posts, followed my blog, commented on it, liked it and just everyone who supported me. THANK YOU SO MUCH ❤

All this said, lets get started with my 2016 reading journey! (more…)

Book Review: The Girl from Rostov by Shitij Sharma

The Girl from Rostov

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Genre: Crime Thriller

My Rating: 4 stars

“Do the actions of our father’s decide who we are or do they decide what we become? Did we choose this, brought this upon ourselves? We must have been fools to listen to them, to trust their promises and believe their lies and if it were to happen all over again we  would still make all the same mistakes. Do you know why? Because we are still fools groping in the dark, looking for any sort of guidance that can be provided.”

The Girl from Rostov is a stand-alone thriller by Shitij Sharma. It follows Majid and his niece Maya as they both battle the ghosts of their past. Their journey takes them to unexpected places and places them with unexpected situations. The book is about a family that is laden with tragedy. It is a mixture of love, loss, family, crime and grief.

I was surprised when I started this book. It was captivating right from (more…)

Inkitt Android App – An App for Book Lovers

Hey guys! I wanted to let you know about an Android app release that takes place today. Below is all that you need to know!

About Inkitt

On the surface, Inkitt (www.inkitt.com) is a platform where aspiring writers can share their novels and inquisitive readers can unearth fresh content. But under the hood, we are democratizing publishing: The Inkitt algorithm analyzes reading behavior to predict future bestsellers. In other words: if readers love it, Inkitt publishes it. (more…)

Book Review: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

Boy Meets Boy

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Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, LGBT

My Rating: 5 stars

Boy Meets Boy is the first book I’ve read by David Levithan. It follows the story of Paul, a cheerful high school student when he meets Noah. I discovered this book when I came across its audiobook and decided to give it a try.

The first thing I would like to say is that I am very, very glad I read this book 😀 (more…)

Book Review: Tompkin’s School: For The Extraordinarily Talented (Tompkin’s School, Book 1) by Tabi Slick

 

Tompkin's School: For The Extraordinarily Talented (Tompkin's School Trilogy Book 1)

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Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy

My Rating: 4 stars

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Tompkin’s School: For The Extraordinarily Talented by Tabi Slick is a thrilling YA paranormal book. It follows the story of Izara Torvik when she moves to a boarding school in Oklahoma with her twin brother Kain. They soon discover that there is something sinister about the school and find something weird happening to them in the midst of it.

The book starts a bit slow but soon becomes very intriguing and mysterious. The writing is simple and good. I liked that the book was organized and well paced. (more…)

Book Review: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

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Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

My Rating: 4.5 stars

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour is a heartwarming YA, stand-alone book by Morgan Matson. Amy is dealing with her father’s death and Roger has problems of his own. The book follows them on a road trip to Connecticut.

This is the first time I read a road-trip book and it was this aspect that drew me to this it. (more…)