Ringing In The New Year Book 2019 Tag

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Happy New Year everyone!

I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but since it is 2019, why not I make a new book tag post! 🙂

RULES:

  • Link to the person who tagged you
  • Link to the creator of the tag (Bookmark Chronicles)
  • Share the tag image
  • Answer the questions below
  • Tag friends (or not if you don’t feel like it)

Best book and/or series that you’ve read in 2018?

There were many books that caught my attention. For standalone, Dear Martin by Nic Stone was such a powerful and moving read that I hope more people will read the book. I feel like shoving the book to people who have not read it yet! What are you guys doing in your life?

Alright another one, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Oh God this story. I couldn’t stop reading this once I started. The drama, tension and characters were so brilliantly written! I heard there is news about making this book to a TV series. Let’s just hope that the series is great!

For series, I guess The Trials of Apollo was great as well. I miss Percy Jackson and the gang and reading about them brought back memories of reading the PJO series.

Authors that you have recently found that you would like to read more of in the new year.

I would love to read more of Nic Stone’s, Angie Thomas’, Holly Black’s stories, and from a couple more authors.

Most anticipated book turned movie/TV show?

The second book in the series of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, P.S I Still Love You by Jenny Han. I love this first movie and I hope the second is way better!

Name a character that you wouldn’t mind sharing a kiss with at midnight (if there is one)

Cardan from The Cruel Prince would make a good candidate LOL

What’s on your TBR for 2019? (Top 5-10 will suffice if it’s an extremely long list)

My main TBR:

  1. Children of Blood and Bone
  2. Renegades series
  3. The Weight of Our Sky
  4. The Wicked King

How many books do you hope to read in 2019?

I target for 40 books this year and I hope I will make it! Last year I read 46 books and I am proud of it 🙂

Will you participate in the Goodreads reading challenge or any others? (Popsugar, Down the TBR Hole, Etc.)

This year I will participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge and I target 40 books to read by the end of the year!

Any New Year’s resolutions? (Bookish, blogging or vlogging, and otherwise)

  1. To read more books
  2. To expand horizon – read more genre
  3. To do more blogging
  4. Get a job

That’s my book tag, guys! Thank you for reading and I’ll see you in another book tag! 🙂

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Sabrina

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Review: P.S. I Still Love You (Jenny Han) #DiverseReads

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Blurb from Goodreads:

Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.
She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.
When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing.

RATING

4 SOLID STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

HERE’S MY REVIEW!

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han is one of the most highly anticipated read of 2015. Readers, especially myself, were so excited and dying to read this as soon as we could! All I can say is I am not disappointed by the sequel.

P.S. I Still Love You picks up after the ending of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. Lara Jean’s letter gives us an insight on how she really feels towards Peter, her crush and the recipient of her love letter. Finally they officially decide to become a couple. And of course it becomes the hottest news at school.

Genevieve, Peter’s ex girlfriend, still befriends and texts Peter like nothing happens. Clearly she disapproves of Peter’s relationship with Lara Jean. All of a sudden, Lara Jean’s old crush, John Ambrose McClaren, writes back to her and starts to know her better.

Honestly, I love John over Peter a lot. John is described as a very handsome, charming and nice gentleman who respects women so much. There are reasons why I choose John. Peter insists in texting and seeing his ex girlfriend even though he already has a girlfriend. I strongly do not accept that. It is not that I hate Peter, he too has his good sides too. He still respects and cares for Lara Jean. However, of course Peter will always be redeemable at the ending. Perhaps, Jenny Han thinks that Peter is a perfect fit for Lara Jean.

I adore Lara Jean’s behaviour in settling her problems with Peter in this book. She is portrayed as the mature and grown up teenage girl who thinks and wants her love relationship to work out. The old Lara Jean who is really immature and runs away from problems is gone. I am so proud of my girl, Lara Jean ❤

“If two people are meant to be, they’ll find their way to each other.” 

Lara Jean’s transition is mostly caused by her healthy relationship with Peter and her sister’s encouragement to do better in school. Lara Jean shines beautifully in this book compared to the last one, mainly because she is more confident to face people at school and independent to solve her own problems. She takes part in extracurricular activities as her own practice and experience to embrace university life.

I love the family bond in this book. If you guys have any book recommendations on supporting family stories, just recommend to me! I am a strong believer of familial support and dynamics. Lara Jean’s family are always there for each other, no matter how hard and easy their life can be. I can sense the sisterly bond between Lara Jean’s sisters strongly, even though I don’t have sisters. It makes me crave for a sister’s attention.

“A girl’s relationship with her father is the most important male relationship of her life.” 

All in all, Jenny Han has made an improvement for Lara Jean’s story in P.S. I Still Love You. As the character grows maturely, you will find yourself related to her experience and pain during your teenage hood. This book captures my heart. ❤

I can say that I am officially, #TEAMJOHN ❤

Stay tune for my review for Always and Forever, Lara Jean.

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Sabrina