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August 2016 TBR

Hello August!!

 

I can’t believe summer is already over and I’m gonna start school again this Monday, August 8th. Even though I already have four months of summer vacation due to a change in our educational system, I feel like I still want more vacation because I’m just starting to like book blogging. Though school is good too. Because school means allowance, allowance means money, and money means I can save so I can buy more books! Even though more books means longer list of TBR’s. Haha! I seriously have an issue on book buying. I can’t ban myself from buying books because having a small bookstore that only sell second-hand and pre-loved books didn’t trigger my book buying obsession. Sure I love books so much but I don’t want to pretend I like the books they sell because most of it are so not my type of books.

So, yeah, I’m not putting myself in a book ban. I will buy books whenever I can manage to save some money.

Now, my TBR list is really long if you include the books I have in my Book WishList. I keep the list updated every time I stumble upon good books. The ratio of my wish list is like 1 is to 3  -I crush out one book that I manage to buy and then I add three more that I want to buy. Crazy, I know. But I just so love books so much. I’m just waiting for the time where I can finally graduate on college so I can have my own job and then I can buy a lot of books without my parents controlling how many I can purchase.

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I planned on reading some local books because August is where my country celebrates the event called “Buwan ng Wika” or translated as Language Month. This is where most schools, both in grade school and high school and then some college students, celebrate to appreciate the culture of the Philippines. That’s my plan, to read some local books but I couldn’t buy because, again, no money because no allowance because no school. However, I have some books in my Wattpad library that I could read so I can celebrate with the Buwan ng Wika.

On the other hand, here’s my TBR which I have either a physical copy or a Kindle or eBook copy.


  • The 5th Horseman by James Patterson

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Goodreads Description: An angel of death is stalking the halls of a San Francisco hospital. Recuperating patients on the verge of release are suddenly stricken and die. Nobody can identify the cause — or the culprit. In their most gripping case yet, James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club convenes to track down a killer who hides among healers. A powerful hospital and courtroom thriller.


  • A Stranger in the Mirror by Sidney Sheldon

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Goodreads Description: Toby Temple is a superstar, the world’s funniest man. He gets any woman that he wants, but under the superstar image is a lonely man. Jill Castle is a sensuous starlet. She has a dark and mysterious past and has an ambition even greater than Toby’s. Together they rule Hollywood.


  • Fire in Frost by Alicia Rade

Goodreads Descriptions: CRYSTAL FROST always believed the paranormal was just for fun. That all changes when she spots the ghost of a dead classmate. As her psychic abilities manifest, Crystal uncovers the secrets her loved ones have been keeping from her. Meanwhile, the most popular girl in school learns that Crystal is psychic. If Crystal doesn’t use her abilities to help her, then everyone will find out she’s a freak. On her journey to discovering what she’s capable of, Crystal must find some way to save the people who have come to her for help. Will she be able to fulfill these overwhelming demands while solving the mystery of Olivia Owen’s ghost?


  • The Last Orphans by N.W Harris

Goodreads Descriptions: One horrifying day will change 29619229the life of sixteen-year-old Shane Tucker and every other kid in the world. In a span of mere hours, the entire adult population is decimated, leaving their children behind to fend for themselves and deal with the horrific aftermath of the freak occurrence. As one of the newly made elders in his small town, Shane finds himself taking on the role of caretaker for a large group of juvenile survivors. One who just happens to be Kelly Douglas—an out-of-his-league classmate—who, on any other day, would have never given Shane a second glance. Together, they begin their quest to find out why all of the adults were slaughtered. What they find is even more horrifying than anything they could have expected—the annihilation of the adults was only the beginning. Shane and his friends are not the unlucky survivors left to inherit this new, messed-up planet. No, they are its next victims. There is an unknown power out there, and it won’t stop until every person in the world is dead. A spine-tingling adventure that will have you gasping for breath all the way until the last page, The Last Orphans is the first book in an all-new apocalyptic series.


  • The Dreamer by E.J Mellow

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Goodreads Descriptions: Molly hasn’t slept well since the night of her twenty-fourth birthday. Being struck by lightning might have something to do with it, but then again, her chicken did look a little undercooked at dinner. Whatever the culprit, her life quickly catapults from mundane to insane as, night after night, Molly is transported through her once dreamless sleep to a mysterious land illuminated by shooting stars.There she meets the captivating but frustrating Dev, and together they discover Molly possesses a power coveted by his people-the ability to conjure almost anything she desires into existence. Seduced by the possibilities of this gift, Molly shifts her attention from waking life toward the man, the magic, and the world found in her dreams.But Molly must ask herself-does something truly exist if you only see it when you close your eyes?Faced with the threat of losing everything-her job, best friend, boyfriend, and most importantly, that little thing called her sanity-Molly will learn just how far she’ll go to uncover what is real and what is merely a figment of her imagination.


  • Sparrow by L.J Shen

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Goodreads Descriptions: Troy Brennan Every Southie in Boston knows that name. The son of a dead mobster. The heart-throb with steel-blue eyes. “The Fixer” who can make or break you in this city. Oh, and my new husband. Sparrow Raynes That’s me. No one seemed to remember my name up until he barged into my life. But then he caged me. Kidnapped me. And killed every chance I had to run away from the place where we grew up. Put simply, Troy Brennan clipped my wings. I have dreams, big ones, but I doubt he’ll ever let me chase them. I have no idea why he decided to take me as his wife. But I do know this: pissing off this man will not do me any good. At all.


Of course, I will also share to you my local TBR in my Wattpad Library.


  • Just Between Me and You by aril_dane60936820-368-k920957

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  • Heartless by jonaxx

Wattpad Description: Elevators. Airplanes. Palaman ng 8294706-176-k7970Sandwich. Yung feeling na papunta ka pa lang at excited ka pa lang sa pupuntahan mo. Yung feeling na palapit pa lang yung birthday mo. Yung feeling na palapit pa ang isa pang espesyal na araw. Yung feeling na ilang oras na lang ay pasko na. Yung feeling na tatlong araw na lang simula na ulit ng pasukan. Yung feeling na nasa gitna ka pa lang at di ka pa nakakarating. Yung feeling na malapit na pero hindi pa. Yun ang laging gusto ko. Yung nasa gitna pa lang. Yung nasa gitna ka ng dalawang bagay. Gitna ng isang building. Gitna ng langit at lupa. Gitna ng dalawang matatabang tinapay. Gitna ng byahe papuntang disneyland. Mas gusto ko yung feeling tuwing nagbabyahe kesa doon sa nakarating ka na. Mas gusto ko yung feeling na may inaantay ka kesa doon sa nandyan na. I always like the things in between.

“You only like things in between, Coreen. You only like the chase… You only want me chasing after you. You don’t want to decide… Pero pakiusap naman, magdesisyon ka na, kasi tao rin naman ako, nasasaktan. And you? I don’t think nararamdaman mo yung sakit na nararamdaman ko… You are just too heartless.”


Wow! That’s EIGHT books in total! That’s a lot. I just hope I can manage to finish even at least five of it despite school. I will surely do my best! I’m an insane reader, after all. *wink*

Did you see something in your TBR list too? Let me know! I love talking bookish conversations with people who can relate to me.

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