Blogtober Day 3: Popular hyped books that deserve all the love

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Blogtober cannot be complete if we don’t talk about books. So, here’s the first of the many book posts!

If you’re a keen follower of booktube or bookstagram, then you’d definitely understand what hyped books mean. They are blown out of proportion on social media, and everybody seems to be talking to about them. Creating this huge buzz increases the expectations, and then sometimes they come crashing down. But for some books, all the hype and buzz is so worth it.

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Popular hyped books that were actually worthy of the hype.

Here are 5 books that deserve all the hype and love.

  1. The Book Thief – by Markus Zusak

This is a historical fiction set during World War II wherein Death narrates the story of Liesel, a young German girl. As she grows up in warn torn Germany, the book traces her journey of stealing books and understanding life. Be prepared to be an emotional wreck! The writing is amazing, the storytelling is phenomenal, and the way Death is taken as a primary character adds to the overall reading experience.

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Love this one with all my heart!

2. Turtles all the Way Down – by John Green

For many John Green is a hit or miss author. Luckily for me, he’s been a hit for all the works I’ve read. Turtles all the way Down came in 2017 and was one of the most hyped books. With high expectations I started reading, and thankfully it met nearly all of them.

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Turtles all the way Down has a special place in my heart and bookshelf.

It’s an own voices novel about John Green’s anxiety and OCD. The anxiety rep feels on point. I’ll say that I’m not the biggest fan of the plot, but the way it is narrated is superlative. The way characters talk to one another and the time they’re introspecting – it’s beautiful and so emotional.

3. The Hate U Give – by Angie Thomas

Whether you’re a reader or not, this is one book we all need to read. It is so relevant and deals with things that are happening in our world.

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If there’s just one book you want to read in 2018, this should be it.
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THUG is the story of Starr, a high school black girl. It talks about police brutality in USA and how in a police encounter a cop kills Starr’s best friend and she’s the only witness. It is powerful, eye opening, and so intense. They’re so many heavy topics – police brutality, racism, bullying, but all handled in such a sensitive and mature way. Deserved all the hype and much more….

4. Leah on the Offbeat – by Becky Albertalli

Moving on to some fun fluffy contemporary reading! This is a girl – girl romance and I couldn’t be happier. I read it recently after Supreme Court’s epic judgment about abolishing Section 377 and it was such a great time to read a diverse contemporary.

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Girl loves Girl!
Need I say more 🙂
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Leah on the Offbeat takes you back to the Simon vs. the Homosapiens Agenda world – exciting, enticing, and cute all at the same time. The book is full of diversity and queer love, so if you’re looking for a cutesy summer romance, this is a good pick. Also this one deserves all the hype for all the right reasons.

If you’re interested in more queer books – here’s my list of LGBT recommendations.

5. The Sun is also a Star – by Nicola Yoon

Last on this list of hyped books is The Sun also a Star. This is a story about a Jamaican girl, Natasha and a Korean American boy, Daniel and their not so usual love story. Natasha and her family are being deported the next, and Daniel is trying to prove himself to his family, and they both fall in love.

The Sun is Also a Star
Insta love at its best – both for the book and Romeoooo!

It is highly meet cute scenario, so if you’re someone who doesn’t like insta love then you might cringe at this. Told in a unique format spread over 24 hours, this one’s cute and heartwarming, and sure deserves all the hype.

If you’ve not read these, I highly recommend picking them up. They’ll not disappoint you. Also let me know if you’ve read a hyped book and it lived up to all your high expectations!

Bye. See you tomorrow….

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Top 8 Books to read during PMS

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On those grumpy PMS days you can’t underestimate the superpowers of a jar of Nutella or Pepperoni Pizza. But then those extra calories! Arrghhh. Here’s a low cal method to kick away PMS blues – books.

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PMSing it right!
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Trust me when I say that one of the best remedies for those PMS days is a pile of books and of course eternal bae – hot water bag. Stories to make you feel fuzzy, happy, and emotional. Make yourself a cup of hot chocolate and bundle up.

8 books to read when PMSing like a pro.

1.Handle with Care – Jodi Picoult

It is that time of the month when you crave for something warm and heart touching! Handle with Care is the perfect PMS read. It is deep, emotional, and poignant. It’s the story of Willow, who’s born with a severe case of osteogenesis imperfecta and her mother Charlotte.

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Kept my favorite on top of the list this time.

It’s also the story of relations and traces a beautiful journey between a mom and daughter. Will get you super emotional and teary eyed and pull the strings of heart just right.

2. Looking for Alaska – John Green

Reading a John Green book certainly gives you ‘the feels’. Looking for Alaska is a beautiful and heartbreaking story. It traces a deep treacherous friendship between rebel, Alaska Young and Miles Halter, Mr. Keep it safe. What follows is a rollercoaster of emotions, laughs, and wit. It is more than just a fuzzy summer contemporary and will surely impact your heart deeply.

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If people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.

3. Before I Die – Jenny Downham

Keep tissues handy while reading this one. It’s the story about Tessa, a teenage girl who just has a few months to live. Struggling between hospitals and medications, she makes a list of all that she needs to do ‘Before I Die’. It is emotional and romantic in the right amount. Doesn’t get too cringy which is a good thing.

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For all those days when you dont want to move from the bed – this is the perfect companion. Source – theunfinishedbookshel

4. One Plus One – Jojo Moyes

Such a happy heartwarming read! Perfect for those heartbroken PMSing days. Cuddle up with a cup of chai, chips, and this book to say goodbye to mood swings and cramps for a little while at least.

It’s the story of a single mom, her chaotic family, and a quirky stranger. Perfectly weaved love story with a sprinkling of fairy tale romance, that’s One Plus One for you!

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A book recommendation cannot be complete without Jojo Moyes.

5. Baaz – Anuja Chauhan

PMS is not just about mushy feels. There are times when those badass vibes are on point. For all those times, Baaz makes the best read. Anuja Chauhan knows uses wit and sarcasm in such a positive way. The handsome Indian Air Force hunk Ishaan Faujdaar will get you drooling. It is indeed a humorous and witty tribute to the men in uniform.

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Perfect PMS Setting.

6. Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

For all you lovers of fan-fiction, family ties, and first love, Fangirl is a superlative read. The premise is that of twins Cath and Wren at college. It traces their journey, their struggles, their romances, and their life! If you’re looking to uplift your spirits, this is what you should be reading.

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Rainbow Rowell sure knows how to melt the heart.

7. The Sun is also a Star – Nicola Yoon

One of my current fav YA, The Sun is also a Star breaks your heart and mends it in the best possible way. It is the story of Natasha, who’s family is being deported back to Jamaica, and Daniel, who wants to prove himself to his parents. It spans over 24 hours and is perfect for a quick read.

The sun is also a star
If you’re looking for a deeply touching diverse read, then this is a good pick.

The story has many elements of diversity which are put together so well. There are a few clichés, but the amazing writing style compensates for it. Finding yourself, believing in the signs of universe, and just going with the flow can sometimes lead to best decisions, find out how in this one.

8. All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven

Last but certainly not the least on the list of PMS book recommendations is All the Bright Places! This one is an exhilarating love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die. Finch and Violet are #goals.

The underlying theme is tragedy, but I love how it is weaved with threads of hope, romance, and love. Be ready for a lot of introspection after finishing it though!

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Its not what you take, its what you leave.

I hope you like these PMS book recommendations and they make those grumpy days a tad bit better. Let me know if you have a lovable read that I can pick!

Happy reading…

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