It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #11

Another new week! How fast does time flies these days, eh? The previous weekend was really great for me as I got to spend some time with my beloved family and watched the World Cup final together (Oh yeah,we're all into football and support the same team!). While I didn't really manage to read much in the past week, I'm glad that I manage to fight this review-writing-slump I've been having lately. Hopefully this trend will continue and I can write more, and more, and more reviews from now on.

Anyways, the books that I reviewed in the past week were:
(1) Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher: Asher is indeed an excellent writer as the simple words he used in Thirteen Reasons Why managed to instill such intricate, multi-layered emotions and let readers feel how is it like to be in Hannah’s shoes. Such a compelling, poignant read that I'd recommend to those who love reading book with such a heavy theme. Thirteen Reasons Why is definitely the kind of book that will stay with you for a very, very long time. It's haunting, I kid you not!

(2) The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: I want to love this book but I cannot really find anything spectacular about it. Though it is still an easy and quick read that should be enjoyed by those who really love the Twilight series. Not a big fan? You won't be missing on anything by skipping this.

Books that I read:
(1) The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
(2) The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner

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Until later everyone. Wishing all a very happy week!


  1. I loved Thirteen Reasons Why. I borrowed the audio book from a friend, and I will eventually buy a HB copy for my personal library. :) Happy reading! The Thief sounds interesting (well, they're a series...). Added to TBR!

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  2. Bummer on 2 :)
    I've been hearing basically the same thing around Blogland.

  3. Shy,

    I have not read these titles, so I look forward to your reviews. Have a lovely week reading. If you have a chance, my Monday:

  4. I liked the whole Atolia series when I read it. I have been meaning to read the first three books again before reading the new one. But I stalled after The Thief because I have so many other new books that I haven't read the first time yet. My Monday Report is here. Happy reading!

  5. Thirteen Reasons Why sounds like a great read, so I'll look out for it. Thanks! :)

  6. Loved your review of Thirteen Reasons Why, can't wait to read it myself. We're all football fans too, got up in the wee hours to watch the final ... YAY Spain!!
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading :-)

  7. OOH - I loved Thirteen reasons Why and I am always thrilled to see that some one is reading this amazing book. Brees second life fell short for me too. AND I would love to read The Thief. :D

    Have a fab week!

  8. Yeay!!!!!!Spain won and Iniesta is my lucky little man!

    p/s: Yeap, we will have time to read and review books after this.Hope so!

  9. I've heard a lot of good things about Thirteen Reasons Why. From your review, it sounds like a really powerful book to read. It's already on my wishlist! :) The Bree Tanner book is also on my wishlist. I have a lot of books on my wishlist. Hehe.

  10. agreed thirteen reasons why really hits you hard and makes you realise :)