And the last in my series is here! Things have been going
well this week.. I am in a better place mentally and I am waking up feeling hopeful.
I think this is a very subjective thing – dealing with the occasional bouts of
depression we all suffer from. An important thing I wish people would realize
is that it is natural for us people (in this cut throat world) to feel
depressed sometimes, but it does not mean that we are suffering from depression.
We need to stop romanticizing mental illnesses. Anyway, enough of my rant.
Moving on, I got a total of 38 new books in August, including
review copies, gifts from friends and book I ordered on my own. Some of the
books I featured in my semester readings post are also new ones I got in
August, but since I had already shown them, I thought I should show the rest. So
here are the rest of the new books I got in August:
Vanity Fair by Thackeray (this was a gift from a
The Bluest Eye
The Wings of the Dove
An American Marriage
The Shadow Lines
Great Expectations (this was a gift from a
Catwoman (this was a gift from a friend)
Black Leopard Red Wolf
The Far Field
The Forest of Enchantments
The Interpreter of Maladies
Upon a Burning Throne part 2
Nahoror Niribili Saa (Assamese novel)
Sanglat Fenla (Assamese novel)
Did you get any new book in August? Or were you really good
at following the book ban (unlike yours truly)? Do share your views and drop a
comment. I always reply to your comments and also drop one in your accounts or
spam with likes. Have a great day ahead, guys!
Thank you all so much for your wishes! I was blown away by all the messages you guys sent me! And well, now according to that poll, here i. With my #birthday #bookhaul . I didn’t buy many books this time because I’m out of space. So I bought 5 books I’ll be needing for uni classes and only 2 for … Umm recreation (?)
1. The African Trilogy by #chinuaachebe from @everymanslibrary
2. Leaves of Grass by #waltwhitman from @fingerprintpublishingbooks
3. A Streetcar Named Desire by #tennesseewilliams from @penguinindia @penguinclassics
4. Death of a Salesman by #arthurmiller
5. The Grapes of Wrath by #johnsteinbeck
6. A Gathering of Shadows by @veschwab from @titanbooks
7. A Conjuring of Light #ADSOM
I also got a #bulletjournal for the second half of the year. It’s a dotted one from @menorah.stationery and I’m loving it! I post my bulletjournal pics in @pretty_little_dilettante so you can check that out. I also got a @tombow_india black #brushpen and I’m loving it’s smoothness!
#qotd : when are your birthdays guys? And what was the most memorable birthday you had?
Hey guys! I
just wanted to thank you all for your wishes! My 21st was what I expected. I
was actually doing #adult works – cleaning the house and stuff. Lol. Anyway, it
was good as I did spend some time with my family and cousins and I also did
some reading. It was like every other day but your love and wishes made my day!
Thank you so much! Also, the haul picture is coming up soon!
here is my July book haul, although these are only review copies and books i
have otherwise bought. The books I was gifted for my birthday, although acquired
in July too, will be shown in another post.
The Broken Amoretti by Sudipto Das
and Aparajita Dutta
Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel
Very Nice by Marcy Dermansky
Love in the time of Affluenza by
Shunali Khullar Shroff
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Spelbook of the Lost and Found by
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava
Emperor Chandragupta, and
Emperor Vikramaditya by Aditya Kay
Birdy Flynn by Helen Donohoe
Silence Between the Spces by Abir
The Monsters Still Lurk by Aruna
The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winters
As for my
reading, I just finished my second book of august – Reign of War. It is the
second book in the Oremere Chronicles trilogy by Helen Scheuerer. I had love the
first book Heart of Mist and I rated it 5/5. It is no surprise that I loved the
sequel too and rated it 5/5 stars. It is just so complex and a really
well-written series. If you have not yet read it, I definitely recommend you to
pick it up as soon as possible!
what is your current read? Are you enjoying it?
How’s it going? I have been having a great time reading books for the #readingrush
challenge and I have already finished 3 books and am halfway into the third.
Currently reading King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo for the challenge to read a
book with a non-human main character. And I am loving it! How is Leigh Bardugo
this good with her words?!!! On the same note, have you seen the Crooked
Kingdom collector’s edition? It is so beautiful.
in June I acquired 17 new books and they are:
City of Girls
The Right Time
The Good Fight
Lost and Found
The Intelligence Trap
The Secret of the Palamu Fort
What Mina Did
Let’s Hope for the Best
After the Flood
Thanks to all the publishers for sending the review copies to me! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading them!
Like I said in the earlier haul post, let’s continue with the health-chat. So currently, I’m working out everyday, and have a proper 8 hour sleep every night. I admit I have been seeing results – I do not feel lazy like I used to earlier and I am so happy that my productivity has risen. As for food, I have cut down a lot on sodium, fast food and thus totally removed MSG from my intake. As for drugs, I take Omega fatty acid pills and Vitamin-C supplements. I have also seen a great development in my skin and I’m ecstatic.
Moving on, here is #part2 of my #maybookhaul . Here are some of the books from the 14 that I acquired this month.
Panir Majot Hema Malini by Ira Das
Ananya by Tridip Goswami
Wake Up, Life is Calling by Preeti Shenoy! (And it is signed!)
100 of the World’s Greatest Poems by FingerPrint Publications
Mehboob Murderer by Nupur Anand (I really enjoyed reading this book!
Give Your Heart a Break, by Anuj Tiwari
I am so happy these beautiful editions are mine now! Aren’t they a sight for sore eyes?!
It seems like it was only a few days ago that 2019 actually started but now we’re almost halfway into the year. Time does fly fast, I guess! I’m going to appear for my 3rd semester finals soon and I am kind of tensed (obviously!). Finals week is damn hectic. I’ve also been going to the gym regularly now and I feel great. It’s worked a lot on my health – my sleep pattern specifically, because I don’t like to sleep at all, but now I am so tired by the time it’s 11/12, I fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow! I’ll continue with the health stuff in another post, but for todays #qotd , do tell – what are you doing for your physical health these days (I’m asking because resolutions mostly wear off by the time April rolls in!)
Moving on, here is #part1 of my #maybookhaul . I got a total of 14 new books in May (including review copies, books I bought for myself and also a couple for gifting purposes)
The Anarchists’ Club by Alex Reeve – thanks to Bloomsbury!
Circus Folk and Village Freaks by Aparna Upadhyaya Sanyal – thank you so much! And isn’t that a beautiful cover?!
Upon a Burning Throne by Ashok K Banker- thanks to Simon&Schuster! It is my current read and I am immensely enjoying it!
The Illicit Happiness of Other People by Manu Joseph – Thanks to my friend to lending it to me!
Womb of Butterflies by Ambika Barman – Thanks a lot for sending me this book! Eager to pick it up soon!
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl – I love this book and I already own a copy but I just had to buy this beautiful edition by FingerPrint Publications!
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie – I bought these 2 ACs to gift them to my friends actually, and I’m happy to say that they both loved them!
So, I’ll share the other books day after tomorrow in another post! I love displaying the book cover instead of just the spines and so many of you seem to love it too!
And I am back with the part 2 of my
April book haul!
I really want to thank you all for
the outpouring of good wishes and prayers I received from you all in the
comments and my DMs. You might think it is not much help, but let me tell you,
that mental and emotional support I got was tremendous and I guess I would have
been feeling worse had it not been for your encouraging and loving words.
And well, the PTM went great, thank
you all for asking! The Head of my Department praised me and I was in seventh
Anyway, moving on to the bookhaul,
the rest of the 15 books I got are:
Sketchy, Doubtful, Incomplete Jottings by Johann
Wolfgang van Goethe
Mr Dearest Father by Wolfgang Amadus Mozart
Antigone by Sophocles
Circe and the Three Cyclops by Homer
Africa’s Tarnished Name by Chinua Achebe\
Aren’t these editions simply
elegant?! I am hoping to collect more of them. Anyway, the other books I
acquired in April are not with me right now (I’ve lent them to a few friends
The Second Sex by Simone d Beauvoir
Still Loved, Still Missed
What is the one place you love to go to? Supposing money is not a problem!
I personally had a reeling couple of days. One of my best friend’s parents had their 25th wedding anniversary and we had a blast and it was amazing! My sister also got her 12th boards result and she did amazingly well. I am so very proud of her! That’s her bag in the top right corner by the way!
one of my friend’s mother also expired and I did got to visit her and it was so
sad and I myself am finding it so hard to accept that so I can only imagine how
she must be feeling… I am doing my best to cope and well, it’s been rocky.
I have a PTM *eyeroll* and I’m kind of nervous… let’s see how it goes and if it
goes well I might share with you all what happened! LOL!
moving on to the bookhaul, I got a total of 15 new books in April and while
some were books I bought, the ones in this post are all review copies.
Women Who Ruled India by Archana Garodia Gupta. Thanks Hachette for this book!
They Go to Sleep by Saugata Chakraborty from Notionpress
The Near Witch by V. E. Schwab. Thanks Bloomsbury for this book!
Brave, Not Perfect by Reshma Saujani. Thanks HarperCollins for this book.
Fluid by Ashish Jaiswal
The Holy Shit Moment by James Fell. Thanks HarperCollins for this book.
Hey guys! Hope you are doing well! I am currently reading #99nightsinlogar by @jamil_jan_kochai_author @bloomsburyindia and I am enjoying it quite a lot! I am currently 136/276 pages in and I hope to finish it by tomorrow night.
So anyway, here are the rest of the books I bought in February. I have already lent a few and so I couldn’t include them in the pics.
Emma’s Secret by Barbara Taylor Bradford
A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Norwegian Wood by Murakami
Half Torn Hearts by Novoneel Chakraborty (a signed copy!)
Shikhandi by Devdutt Pattanaik
Songs of the Cauvery by Kalyanaraman Durgadas
Feminist Rani by Shaili CHopra & Meghna Pant (I also met Meghna Pant and got this signed!)
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini (got this as a gift for my mom!)
One Day by David Nicholls
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
#qotd : What are you all currently reading? Are you enjoying it?
So how are you doing, guys? I haven’t been able to stay up to date because unfortunately, I was down again with my terrible allergy attacks. Nonetheless, I hope that it’s over for me. Anyway, I had such plans for the weekend – I hoped I would be able to do some study. But well, better luck next time to me!
So I got 44 new books in February! And here’s part 1! Not all of these books are ones I have bought – I got some second-hand, some in exchange of books I gave away, and some include review copies, etc.!
Playing with Boys by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
Steampunk – An Anthology of FANTASTICALLY RICH and STRANGE STORIES, edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant
How I Became a Tree by Sumana Roy
By the Brahmaputra and other Poems by Srutimala Duara
Wonderland by Stacey D’Erasmo
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm: The Woman by Eric Wiggin
I’m back with #part2 of my #januarybookhaul ! I had got a total of 18 new books! And here are the rest!
1. Between You and Me by @societalmoksha @bloomsburyindia
2. A collection of stories in Assamese borrowed from my aunt. Im reading this book as apart of my #readyourmothertongue challenge.
3. A critical study of #kanthapura by #rajarao which I bought for my Indian English Literature class
4. A book on Literary Criticism
5. Aristotle’s Poetics
6. Classical Literary Criticism @oxfordbookstores
7. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier @viragopress
8. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
9. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells @maplepressofficial which I won in their #giveaway
#qotd : what series are you currently watching? Are you loving it?
How has the week been treating you so far?
I have been at a seminar since tuesday and have been enjoying listening to the various papers presented. I’ve had an amazing time here at #elysian19 a national students’ seminar held at the Cotton University!
Anyway, I am back with another #bookhaul ! So for January 2019, I got a total of 18 new books! #januarybookhaul #part1
Some of them are as follows:
1. Kalkoot by @venkatesh.kalaga
3. Wake Up, Girl by @niharikatheauthor
4. The Lupanarium by @authoradeleleigh
5. Honey and the moon by K Kusum
6. Scammed by @ahmedf45
7. Until Love Sets us Apart by @adityanighhot given as a gift by @pen_paper_tales
8. Shadows of the Night by Priyanka All
9. The Stalker by Sandeep Sharma
#qotd : how many books did you get in January?
#newbooks #indiabookstagram #guwahatiblogger #guwahatibookstagrammers #assambookstagrammers #assamreads #bookpile #aestheticphotos #booksflatlay #prettyfeed #warmfeed #historicalfiction #adventure #bittersweet #indianenglishliterature
So its only been just 10 days in September and I’ve already acquired 10 books! And here they are!
1. The Silver Music Box
2. The Scarlett Letter
3. Live Letters of Great Men and Women
5. The Waves
6. Animal Farm
8. Wide Sargasso Sea
So recently I read #allthebrightplaces by @jenniferniven and I had come across so many passages form The Waves that I simply had to buy it! And moreover, #bettycooper from #riverdale loves #beloved and so I bought that too. PS #bughead is ❤️❤️❤️
#qotd : So tell me today, which books did you buy because of such portrayals in series or other books?
My August book haul!
It was a good buying month and so I acquired a ton of books-
1. Hope and Sunshine @debasmita_nath
2. Catharsis and Beyond @pblishing
3. Seductive Affair @officialrishabhpuri
5. Midnight’s Children
6. The Remains of the Day
7. Stalking Jack the Ripper @jamespattersonbooks @kerrimaniscalco
8. Shatru Kronikles @authorvadhan
9. A Quest for Spring @monica.dixit
10. Chanakya @ashokkbanker
11. What your soul already knows @salma.farook
12. Inkredia @sarangsmahajan
13. Broken @bhavini_vijayanathan
14. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them @bloomsburyindia
15. The Anglo Indian in Love
16. Reclaiming the Pheonix
17. It all began in Warsaw @e.graziani
18. What Kitty did next @reddoorbooks
19. Chennai to Chicago
20. Legends of Eve
21. Life is the flower, love is the honey
22. Tinkling of the Bell
24. Conspirator @hachette_india
25. Believe Me
26. The Begums of Peshawar
28. The Angelheart Saga 1 @anniewoodsauthor
29. The Angelheart Saga 2
#qotd : what’s the last great bookhaul you went on?
What was the last book you bought?
Here is my mini #Augustbooksunhaul !! I got rid of:
1. When a Scotsman ties the knot @avonbooks
2. The Book of a Thousand Days @bloomsburyindia
4. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine @harpercollinsin .
So guys. So I decided why not finally upload my July book haul picture, especially after I’ve put up the July wrap up! I acquired a total of 29 books including my own purchases, some #reviewcopies and #ebooks . Spot any favourites? Ps. I’ll also upload my #augusttbr soon!
#qotd : How many books did you acquire in July?
Anyway, without further ado, here are the books!
1. Wentworth Hall
2. The Van Allen Legacy
3. Rising Sun
4. The Ages of Lulu
5. Black Juice
6. Private Paris
7. The Shadow Girls
8. Stately Pursuits
10. Corridors of Life
11. Raw Silk
12. The Tea Planter’s Wife
13. The Taxidermist’s Daughter
14. Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar
15. The Blue Moon Day
16. First Breath
17. Life Is What You Make It
18. Pi Agency
19. Looking Through A Telescope For Love
20. War in my Town
22. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
23. Super Women
24. Super Siblings
25. Super Couples
26. When Broken Hearts Meet
27. My Love is Away From Mortality
28. The Kiss Quotient
29. The Conqueror .
Thanks to @book.chor for having an amazing collection at such cheap rates!
April was a month when I was pretty broke, and that’s why I got only two books for myself. These are both books that I’ve had my eye on for quite some time, and I was ecstatic when I ordered them!
Firstly, I’ve got An Enchantment of Roses by Margaret Rogerson, which I loved and rated a 4 out of 5 stars. It’s a book set in the Fae realms and fantasy as such is a personal favourite of mine. Readers of S.J.Maas, such as yours truly, would definitely love this book. See the review I wrote for this book here! An Enchantment of Ravens, Margaret Rogerson, 2017
Next, I got Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyami, which also belongs to the fantasy genre and is a bestseller too. I have come across raving reviews for this book and that was what made me but it. However, I have not yet read it; it’s placed in my June TBR. I’ll definitely be writing a review for it as well, and so, keep an eye out for that!
# qotd: how many and what books did you haul for April?