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Monday, August 15, 2016

IMWAYR- 15/08/2016

Hey everyone! I'm back with another reading update for IMWAYR. This meme is hosted by and I've had quite a good reading week, and I've made good progress with my reading challenges as well.
 I finished reading "The Leaving" by Tara Altebrando. I loved the book. It was different, thrilling and suspenseful. Look out for a review of this book soon. This book was 432 pages, and therefore counts for my Big Book Challenge, which ends on September 5th this year.

 I also finished reading "Ink" by Amanda Sun. This books is based on Japanese mythology, but told in a modern way. I went out on a limb with this book, and though the synopsis isn't great the book was fast-paced and exciting. I'm looking forward to reading the next two books in the trilogy,
 Our school started two weeks ago, and we've just received our textbooks. The text we will be studying this year in English is "The Giver" by Lois Lowry (Newberry award-winning book). I finished this book as well. I didn't love the book, but I found it unique in comparison to most other post-apocalyptical science fiction books I've read.
 I'm done reading "Dumb Witness" by Agatha Christie, which was more than 400 pages, so it counts for my Big Book Challenge as well. I found the ending quite surprising, but I can't say that the book is one of my favourite murder novels.
 I finally finished reading "Brothers At War" by Alex Rutherford. It's the second book in the "Empire of the Moghul Series" and I found it slower than the first one, so it took me a long time to finish it.I also finished reading the third book in the series, "Ruler of the World". I liked this one a lot better, and finished it in 2 days! Both books count for the Big Book Challenge.
 I'm currently reading the 4th book in the series, "The Tainted Throne". Guess what? It counts for my Big Book challenge. It will be the 10th Big Book I've read this summer.
 I've outdone myself in terms of reading this week, and I don't think I'll be able to do so well anytime in the near future. I've had a great week though, and I have a long list of TBR books awaiting me next week.


  1. The Giver was one of my all-time favorite books as a kid. But I felt so betrayed years later when the sequels came out. I liked the ambiguity of the ending especially.

    1. I liked the uniqueness of the book in terms of other post-apocalyptic books. I can't say I felt the same way about the ending as you did though!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. It looks like you have had a fabulous reading summer! I enjoyed The Giver, and actually enjoyed the rest of the series as well. It is very gentle compared to more recent dystopian fiction.

    1. I agree that it's much more gentle. I haven't got around to reading the rest of the series, but they have it in my library at school, so I'm looking forward to it.

  3. I loved reading and teaching The Giver. It gave students so many things to discuss and think about. I enjoyed the sequels even though they did not go the way I expected at all.

    1. The Giver is part of our English syllabus as well, but we won't study it for a few more months. I can't wait!
      Thanks for stopping by.


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