England, 1882. Evelyn is bored with society and its expectations. So when her beloved sister, Rose, mysteriously vanishes, she ignores her parents and travels to London to find her, accompanied by the dashing Mr. Kent. But they’re not the only ones looking for Rose. The reclusive, young gentleman Sebastian Braddock is also searching for her, claiming that both sisters have special healing powers. Evelyn is convinced that Sebastian must be mad, until she discovers that his strange tales of extraordinary people are true—and that her sister is in graver danger than she feared.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog theme started by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is top ten series I’ve been meaning to start but haven’t and there were so many options for this. I have a long list of series that I’ve been meaning to start for a while and so I had to choose a small section of them to put on this list. One thing I can say is that Throne of Glass is not on the list because I finally started that series.
I should stop with the readathons but I’m not going to. This readathon is 19th June – 25th June and the blog post explaining it is here and the Twitter is here. This is reading the alphabet and this time the letter is ‘b’. This means any books that start with the letter ‘b’ or the author’s name starts with ‘b’. I was going to try and get my TBR for this readathon to overlap a little with Because Dragons Readathon because they overlap but it turns out the one book which could qualify I had already read.
In Japanese-occupied Malaya, lives are shattered and a woman discovers her inner strength in a world ravaged by war.
Following the death of their matriarch, the lives of Chye Hoon’s family turned upside down. Now that the British have fled and the Japanese have conquered, their once-benign world changes overnight.
Amid the turmoil, Chye Hoon’s daughter-in-law, Mei Foong, must fend for her family as her husband, Weng Yu, becomes increasingly embittered. Challenged in ways she never could have imagined and forced into hiding, Mei Foong finds a deep reservoir of resilience she did not know she had and soon draws the attentions of another man.
Is Mei Foong’s resolve enough to save herself, her marriage, and her family? Only when peace returns to Malaya will she learn the full price she must pay for survival.
Someone really needs to take the reading challenges away from me, but they’re so fun! I found this summer bingo on A Kernel of Nonsense and it is hosted by Pretty Deadly Blog and it looks like it’ll be a lot of fun! It’s pretty open-ended and so I’m going to try and get the books to match up with the Seasonal Reading Challenge. I don’t want to stress myself out about trying to do all the squares on the bingo so I’m not going to be a TBR here but I will post a wrap up post at the end of August. If it goes well, I’m definitely going to look at doing it for Autumn.
There are some recs over Pretty Deadly Blog and I have a rough TBR for this bingo challenge as well!
Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.
Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.
The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?
This blog meme happens every Friday, hosted by Freda’s Voice, where you share an excerpt of a book you’ve read.
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.
I chose My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises. (The book is translated from Swedish and so has two different titles).