10 Books I’d Read Before the End of 2017

Books I wanna read before the end of the year? This is the tough question I’ve been asking myself. You see, med school this semester is CRAZY – I’ve got 4 modules: neuroscience, pharmacology, gastrointestinal medicine and psychology/human development (see? it’s overloaded) – so I don’t even know if I’ll HAVE time to read books other than the ones I have to review. So yeah – I’ll let you know in this short post about the 10 books I’d read before the end of the year! (the books are listed in no particular order, and are subject to change but who knows haha!)

1. The Love Interest31145148

I got sent a copy of this from Pan MacMillan (thank you!!!), and I am so pumped to read it! It’s by an Australian (Brisbane born) author, so I just HAD to check this one out – its Goodreads synopsis can be found here! I am pretty sure it was a YA book choice for BOTM club two months back or something. But anyways, it’s about spies (handsome spies), competing for their “mission” and gosh, it’s a LGBTI novel too so I’m even MORE excited to get started with this one! I heard it’s super funny at the start too!

2. Roar29939048

This is a very hyped book, I’ve heard mainly good things about this fantasy novel – which is good news! It’s about a girl with without storm magic (I think), and I heard that it’s got some pretty cool badass world building and angsty warriors (I made that last part up, don’t trust me on this). Again, I got sent this from Pan MacMillan so look out for my review soon! Synopsis can be viewed here.

3. Strange the Dreamer

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After being confronted by multiple individuals, I’ve decided to give Strange the Dreamer a go. However, I had an unfortunate mishap with Book Depository – my first copy had a printing fault (rip) and was missing all the pages prior to page 27 – I mean one cannot properly start a book without the first 26 pages right? Anyways, my replacement copy just arrived yesterday and I’ll do my best and push it up my TBR so I can finally experience the magic of this book!

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Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

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Heyo bookworms! Today I’ll be doing a review for Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco which was an epic release from 2016. Thank you to Hachette Books Australia for sending my a review copy! (You guys are the best!) Without further ado, let’s get on with it.

Synopsis:

In this spine-chilling gothic murder mystery set in gritty Victorian-era London, an intrepid society girl finds herself inescapably embroiled in the investigation of a ghastly serial killer known as Jack the Ripper.

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

The story’s shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.

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The Struggle: Wanna read but wanna pass this semester

Hey! Sorry for being MIA for a long time! Med school has been drowning me with work and to be honest – I’m so behind in learning all my content *cough cough* musculoskeletal system *cough*. There’s so many muscles and bones and joints to learn and I simply want my week long break now!

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In a Blink of an Eye…

So… I found out that I only have 2 more days of freedom until med school kicks back in. Not that I dislike studying that much to the point I hate  – but I truly enjoyed having absolutely nothing to do but to spend all my time reading (my ever growing TBR pile). Not that I’m ever going to stop reading – but I will have to pace myself back a little.

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Books and Vacation!

Hello and welcome to my new blog! The first week of semester break has officially started and I’ve finally finished reading Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (and no I’m not okay, and more about that later). So now that I have all the free time, here’s what I hope to finish reading during the break:

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