T5W | Books on the Top of My TBR But Really, This is Likely My February 2019 TBR

Hello there and welcome back to Reading Solace!

It’s time for another Top 5 Wednesday post. If you haven’t heard of Top 5 Wednesday #T5W, it is a weekly bookish meme created by Lainey of  GingerReadsLainey and is now hosted by Samantha of Thoughts on TomesClick here to join the official Goodreads group. The topics are posted in the GR group.


Today’s topic is ‘Books on the Top of our TBR‘. NOW. Ever since I’ve joined the bookish community and have dedicated at least 90% of my life to reading books, my TBR has grown and grown and grown until I completely lost control over myself and I just kept on adding and adding and adding amazing books to it until they’ve become an overwhelming number, which I still don’t know how many books exactly there are in total.

Anyway, one of my 2019 reading goals, which I posted about a month ago, is to bring down my physical TBR to only 10 books. An ambitious goal, if I say so myself and I’m pretty sure my past self was sleep-deprived when I thought about it, but IT’S TOO LATE to go back on my word now.

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PH Blog Tour: Book Review | The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

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Today is the last day of the PH Blog Tour of The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi and it’s my stop along with two more lovely bloggers. OKAY, BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE, I would like to thank Rafael at The Royal Polar Bear Reads and Shaine at Wanderer in Neverland for hosting this tour and to Macmillan International for providing us with the ARC for this tour. ❤ For my bookish friends and fellow bloggers, you can check out the other participants’ reviews at the end of this post.

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ISBN13:9781250144546

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Publication Date: January 15, 2019

Publisher: Wednesday Books


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SYNOPSIS:

Set in a darkly glamorous world, The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous but thrilling adventure.

Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.

To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.

Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.


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Roshani Chokshi is a brilliant author and it shows in The Gilded Wolves. I can only imagine the amount of research behind this work and the time it took for Roshani to complete this book. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS, especially the characters— their differences, their relationships with each other. They play a huge part in my love for it. I am a big fan of books with good character dynamics. It makes me love and protect them with all of my being. I’d like to mention my precious children, Zofia and Tristan. I just want to wrap them in fluffy blankets and stare at them all day. No, that’s not creepy at all. Continue reading →

#Project14Lists | Day 5: Top 10 Backlist Books I Want to Read in 2019

It is now day 5 (this is a late post LOL) of #Project14Lists, a blogging event organized by Shealea of That Bookshelf Bitch. Basically, we have to publish a list of a topic of our choice for fourteen days from December 18th to December 31st. If you’re interested in joining this project or you just want to know more about it, check out Shealea’s post.

Wow, I have been consistent of posting these lists. I deserve a pat on the back. !!! I SPOKE TOO SOON !!! Today, I talk about the backlist books I want to read the most in 2019. This will not be a long list but don’t let me keep you long so let’s get started.


10. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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#Project14Lists | Day 4: 2019 Reading Goals

Welcome to day 4 of #Project14Lists, a blogging event organized by Shealea of That Bookshelf Bitch. Basically, we have to publish a list of a topic of our choice for fourteen days from December 18th to December 31st. If you’re interested in joining this project or you just want to know more about it, check out Shealea’s post.

Today’s list is all about my reading goals in 2019. My 2018 reading goals were very simple. I wanted to read at least 20 books and read more books from my physical TBR. I have been successful in reaching my goal this year so I’m hoping I will manage to reach all of my 2019 reading goals as well.


Here are my 2019 reading goals:

  • Bring down my physical TBR to 10 books only

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I have gathered quite a large number of physical books because my self-control seems to have gone on a long vacation this year (and it hasn’t come back yet!). Because of kind-hearted people in the community who gifted me some books on my wishlist, too, my physical books have grown. This may seem difficult because I am such a huge mood reader and most of them are fantasy books but sometimes I just want to read short fluffy contemporary standalone novels. BUT I know I can do it! Continue reading →

#Project14Lists | Day 3: 3 Non-YA Standalone Books That Are Unforgettable and Powerful

#Project14Lists is organized by Shealea of That Bookshelf Bitch. Basically, we have to publish a list of a topic of our choice for fourteen days from December 18th to December 31st. If you’re interested in joining this project or you just want to know more about it, check out Shealea’s post.


While I haven’t read THAT many non-YA books by several known authors, like Khaled Hosseini, Paulo Coelho, Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, among others, as I’m sure I would LOVE their books (I’ll get to them in time! LOL), I have read some great books that I can share here today. I have read these books during my two-year blogging hiatus so I haven’t really talked about them on my blog before.

One taught me love, one taught me patience, and one taught me pain. Ariana Grande

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#Project14Lists Day 2 & T5W Dec. 19th, 2018 | Most Anticipated Winter 2019 Releases

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#Project14Lists is organized by Shealea of That Bookshelf Bitch. Basically, we have to publish a list of a topic of our choice for fourteen days from December 18th to December 31st. If you haven’t heard of Top 5 Wednesday #T5W, it is a weekly bookish meme created by Lainey of  GingerReadsLainey and is not hosted by Samantha of Thoughts on TomesClick here to join the official Goodreads group. The topics are posted in the GR group.

Today’s T5W topic is our most anticipated 2019 releases. However, it is LITERALLY impossible for me to narrow down all of the 2019 releases I am most excited about because there are just too many awesome books to be released next year, I tell you. That’s why it’s a good thing Samantha mentioned we can do the first half of 2019 or even just Winter 2019. Since I’m also participating in Project 14 Lists, I decided to combine the two, heh.

As I’ve said, there are many great releases next year and I will be doing a separate post for ALL of the 2019 releases I am most excited about.  But for today, here are five January to February releases I am anticipating the most. Continue reading →

#Project14Lists | Day 1: Books I Want to Read Before 2018 Ends

HI THERE!

I know I haven’t posted anything else after my blogoversary post, but heyyy I’m back again with another one! Also, if you haven’t seen my previous post, you should definitely check it out and join my giveaway!

Anyway, I wanted to end 2018 on a positive note with me publishing at least five posts before the end of the year and I saw Shealea‘s tweet about the #Project14Lists and I swear, that was the sign I was looking for. (Yes, I needed the push because my lazy ass just can’t seem to manage to finish drafting a single post. Ugh.)

Basically, all we have to do is post daily for the next two weeks about a list of anything, really. This is perfect since it’s all up to us to think of a topic to do. So, by doing this project, I will not only be able to post five posts before the end of the year but— get this— FOURTEEN POSTS! Well, I might not actually be able to do 14 but hey, we never know, right?

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(CLOSED) Blog Anniversary Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)

HI HELLO THERE! 

Can you believe I’ve joined the bookish community four years ago???? Because I CAN’T!!!! (It must be because of my 2-year hiatus but we’re not talking about that, heh). Here’s a shocked Inori expressing my feelings.

Anyway, this year has been special to me since I’ve met a lot of new people who are just wonderful and precious through instagram and twitter. It started when Julie started the #bookishwish project and since I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to get free books, I started being active again. I started posting more on instagram, joined blog tours and a couple of bookstagram monthly photo challenges, talked to more people about books, and even chatted with some authors about their books (2019 book releases AAAHHHH!!!!).

I actually planned to host a giveaway on my birthday last September but that didn’t work out so I decided to do it this month for my blogoversary! My anniversary is on the 7th but the giveaway will run throughout the whole month. I’m actually more active on instagram since it takes me forever to write blog posts but I’ve been working on posting more regularly (and by regularly, I mean at least twice a month) and except in October, I’ve been successful with that little project so far. I’m looking forward to posting more frequently in 2019 and, of course, to reading more books!

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TBR Take Down

It was a normal boring day at work when suddenly, I thought about how I have a LOT of books I have yet to read. Naturally, realizing that again stressed me out. So when I got home, I created a shelf on goodreads with the books I haven’t read yet of which I have a physical copy. There are currently 33 books in there and I am making it my mission to prioritize them these coming months.

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T5W: August 01

Hi guys! I’ll be doing #T5W from now on. If you didn’t know, T5W is a bookish weekly meme created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and is now hosted by Samantha from ThoughtsonTomes. Click here to join the official Goodreads group.

This week’s topic is Favorites You’d Like to Revisit. I’ll be listing my top 5 favorite books and Studio Ghibli films I’d like to reread and rewatch.

As a reader, I had been relatively easy to please until just recently so basically almost all of the books I read were four to five-star ratings. But here are the top 5 books I would love to reread which I am sure I will still give 5 stars to.

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