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alexreadsboooks

Joined June 2017

25, Germany, she/her, reader and blogger, @alexreadsboooks on instagram, twitter and tumblr. https://alexreadsboooks.wordpress.com
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The Savage Dawn | Melissa Grey

Dorian's lips quirked into a small smile. "But you know what they say: a revolution without pie is a revolution not worth having."

I feel you Dorian...

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I loved this book. It really drew me in, and even if I thought the dialogue was a bit stilted at first, it turned out to fit really well with the narration.
Plus there's no unnecessary dropping of Japanese terms and honorifics!
I posted a longer review on my blog today! Go to https://alexreadsboooks.wordpress.com to check it out!

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Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo
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While the Grisha trilogy is overall weaker than Six of Crows, and has a few things I don't really like, I still love it a lot and Ruin and Rising was a great finale! Definitely helped in making Leigh Bardugo one of my favourite authors.

Also tfw you want to take photos outside because you're all about that nature aesthetic, but it keeps raining and you have to take breaks...

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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I haven't read this yet but the title of Chapter 13 seems promising. As did the ebook sampler...

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Given to the Sea | Mindy McGinnis
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This book was a hard no for me... I barely made it through but it was hard. There's just a lot about it that I think wasn't handled well and downright unnecessary. I go into more detail on my blog where I reviewed it today!
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The_Heeler_Booklife I've heard a lot of mixed reviews about this book and how some of the description is weird/gross. 3y
alexreadsboooks @allthingskayla I somehow hadn't seen them when I read it, but I kinda wish I had so I hadn't read it in the first place :/ 3y
The_Heeler_Booklife @alexreadsboooks I was going to read it, but I am on some book groups on Facebook and saw a bad review on it followed by people agreeing in the comments, so I went over to Goodreads and read the positive and negative reviews. 3y
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Our Dark Duet | V. E. Schwab
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I finished this last night and while it was great there was one scene that turned it a bit sour for me, because I thought it was unnecessary.
Still 4/5 Stars.

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"Kell wore a very peculiar coat."

I love that the first thing we know about Kell is his coat! I want a coat like that. And I adore Kell.

#fantasy #bookphotography

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Our Dark Duet | V. E. Schwab

August just keeps breaking my heart a little. Not that Kate's a lot better but mostly it's August for now 😢

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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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God, this book. I habe a lot of emotions about it, but most importantly I absolutely love it. It's beautiful and heartbreaking and just really amazing. If you can deal with depression, self-harm, abuse and suicide, I can only urge you to read this book because of how great it is.

#diversebooks

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Now I Rise | Kiersten White
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I love this series so much! I'm absolutely in love and Radu and Nazira and Fatima are my babies. How am I supposed to wait until the next book???

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Queens of Geek | Jen Wilde
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Hey guys! I'm still trying to get everything back on track the way I want it to be but I should be able to post normally again...
What's everyone reading? I started Our Dark Duet by V.E. Schwab yesterday and it's *so* good! 😱 it's going to be a bit bittersweet to see it end though.

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Now I Rise | Kiersten White
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I'm still alive, but I have a bout of tendonitis so I've been resting my right hand and wrist. Let's hope it's over soon!

I'm currently reading this and it's great so far! It's also the forth book I'm reading this month because reading and watching the Tour de France on TV is pretty much all I do. 😅

What's everyone up to?

#historicalfiction #ya #youngadult #currentlyreading

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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara

169 pages in and I absolutely love this. It draws me in and makes me care for the characters all while making me want to uncover the foundations and analyse it!

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Luna: New Moon | Ian McDonald
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Have I mentioned recently that everyone should read this? Because you should. It's a super compelling Scifi with so much diversity and I absolutely love it. It's also not really romance focussed. Plus it comes with a sequel that's just as diverse and compelling. Go read them and then come back and talk to me because I really need someone to talk to me about everyone in this book!
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#MaddieWaliJune Day 26: A Book You Want Everyone To Read
#scifi

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Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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I love love love the way this book works with superheroes and supervillains! ? it's just so amazing!
Today my brother officially finished his apprenticeship so we went on a little roadtrip to his graduation ceremony. My baby brother is all grown up!
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#grimdragon Day 25: "You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain." Heroes and Villains

#sciencefiction #superhero

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Written on the Body | Jeanette Winterson
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Happy Eid to all of you who celebrate!
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This is such a good book, if you haven't read it yet you definitely should!

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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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I love these new bookmarks I got from tillanddill on etsy 😍

Also the Shades of Magic series made the cut for my favourite books that I read this spring! I'll post a picture with all of them tomorrow, but in the meantime feel free to check out my blog https://alexreadsboooks.wordpress.com 😊

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I feel like I should read more romances sometimes. They're right up my alley actually (especially if they're queer), but I rarely end up reading them?
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#grimdragon Day 23: Oh myyy: Steamy!
I'm fairly sure these are the steamiest books you'll find on my shelf 😂
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QOTD: Do you have any recs for queer Romances?

#romance #sports #hockey

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You Know Me Well | David Levithan, Nina LaCour
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What a joyful and happy book about queer friendship! I really loved this book.
Detailed review on my blog https://alexreadsboooks.wordpress.com

#diversebooks #diversebookbloggers #bookblog

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That kind of makes it look like Apollo is falling into the sky instead of out of it, doesn't it?

#grimdragon Day 22: #flipthatbook Summer Edition

#bookphotography #camphalfblood

Jamesfahyauthor This made my brain briefly hurt 😊 3y
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The Upside of Unrequited | Becky Albertalli
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I still need to read this but I've heard good things about it!
As it turns out I currently live in the hottest city in Germany. Yay for temperatures closing in on 40°C!
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#MaddieWaliJune Day 22: Popular Author whose Books You Haven't Read
Becky Albertalli is fairly popular and I still have to read any of her books. I'll get there soon hopefully!
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QOTD: How do you deal with heat?

#youngadult #bookphotography

BookishMarginalia Air conditioning 😉🤷🏻‍♀️😊 3y
Utopiyll Lying on tiles with cold packs. The heat is a serious killer for me 3y
alexreadsboooks @BookishMarginalia Haha I sometimes wish we had more of that in Germany, but we tend not to have air conditioning in our homes 😅 3y
alexreadsboooks @Utopiyll oh no that sucks D: 3y
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The Raven Boys | Stiefvater, Maggie
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Books that remind you of summer for #grimdragon Day 21
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I read The Raven Boys in summer so it's connected to summer for me. The other book is the German translation of a Swedish book, and it's wonderfully sweet and just gave me a summery feeling. I almost didn't buy it because the blurb sounded like it could be queer but I wasn't convinced and didn't want to get disappointed. Turns out there was no reason to be afraid :D
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#summerbooks

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Labyrinth Lost | Zoraida Cordova

"I want you to be you. You're magic, Alex. I always thought so, even before I knew your secrets."

❤❤

#litsyquotejournal

InknScribbles It's beautiful ❤ 3y
alexreadsboooks @InknScribbles it's so sweet ❤ 3y
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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The first time I read this was back in year 12 for school and then I ended up writing one of my final English exams on it a year later. The Handmaid's Tale has become one of my favourite books and while reading Atwood's other books is slow going I really like her writing!
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#MaddieWaliMay Day 21: A Book You read in school
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Is there a book you read in school that has become a favourite?

#dystopianfiction #bookphotography

the_literary_escapist Currently re-reading and loving it all over again! 3y
alexreadsboooks @the_literary_escapist I've been meaning to but I never seem to get around to it 😅 I'm glad you're still enjoying it! 3y
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Labyrinth Lost | Zoraida Cordova
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We went to the Biergarten yesterday to have a evening beer to cool down, so obviously I snapped a pic real quick...
I've finally managed to read more of Labyrinth Lost and it's so good! 😍 I would have finished it today if I could! (Instead I rearranged my room)
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What's your favourite way to relax after a hot day? Apart from reading obviously 😉
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#grimdragon #diversebooks #bookphotography

erinwroe Other than reading, my favorite way to relax is either napping or watching tv shows. 😊 3y
alexreadsboooks @erinwroe Napping sounds pretty good 😂 My second most favourite past time after reading. 3y
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The Savage Dawn | Melissa Grey
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Day 20 of #MaddieWaliJune is Most Anticipated Release of Summer 2017
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Ignore my bad Photoshop job on the Savage Dawn cover *cough*
There's so many! I decided to pick The Savage Dawn because I can't wait to see how this trilogy will end!
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What new release are you most excited about this summer?
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#bookish #booklover #bookworm #books #bibliophile #booklove #bookphotography #youngadult #ya #fantasy #yafantasy

Utopiyll The Legion of Flame by Anthony Ryan!! It's gonna be exciting finding out where the series is going to go!! 😍 3y
alexreadsboooks @Utopiyll Ooh I hadn't heard of it but the first book sounds super interesting! 3y
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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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All the Feels!
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I still have so many emotions about this book... It made me cry even though I knew how it would end... 😢 so beautiful and sad. Which is almost as good as beautiful and happy.
I just absolutely adore this book.
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#bookstagram #bookish #booklover #bookworm #booklr #books #bibliophile #bookstagrammer #booklove #bookphotography #greekmythology #mythology #diversebooks

rebella_reads I can't wait to read this! I've ordered it but it's taking forever to arrive😅😅 3y
inked.delights Omg the end of this book 😭😭 so beautiful 3y
alexreadsboooks @rebella_reads Oooh I hope it'll arrive soon! The wait is absolutely worth it! 😀 3y
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alexreadsboooks @inked.delights I knoooooow! Literally so beautiful I cried 😭😭 3y
MrBook Great pic! @BookBabe 's mom is from Germany. 👍🏻 3y
alexreadsboooks @MrBook thanks a lot! 3y
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We Are Okay | Nina LaCour
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I have so much love for this book! It's so beautifully written. And sad. But beautiful.
5/5 🌟 I have a more detailed review on my blog.

#bookstagram #bookish #booklover #bookworm #booklr #books #bibliophile #booklove #bookphotography #diversebooks #beautifulbooks

blissfullifeproject Love this cover! 3y
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Labyrinth Lost | Zoraida Cordova
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Still reading this. Mostly because I think something bad is about to happen and I don't want it to happen...

#fantasy #diversebooks

MrBook Welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay 😊👍🏻. I think you're going to like it here 😉🙌🏻. It's the most positive, tight-knit, passionate community of bibliophiles 😎👌🏻! Prepare yourself: this will take over your life 😂👏🏻. 3y
alexreadsboooks @MrBook thanks a lot for the warm welcome! I'm really enjoying it so far! 3y
BookishMarginalia Welcome to Litsy! I hope you love it here as much as we do! 3y
alexreadsboooks @BookishMarginalia Thanks a lot! I'm really liking it! 3y
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