Enter Part of Title Display # 5 10 15 20 25 30 50 100 All What I read this month: March and April 2018 2018-06-24 I am once again behind with this series, but I’m determined to do these reading updates every month (or two). Today’s post is about the books I read in March and April. What I read this month - January and February 2018 2018-04-02 After the massive fail that was my last year’s Goodreads challenge, I decided to renew the series “What I read this month”. I hope it helps me stay up to date with my goal. Lily Collins Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me 2017-04-25 I am a huge fan of the actress Lily Collins. The fact that she’s the face of Lancome is the only reason I still buy their products. I was very disappointed by this brand in the past few years. I bought Lily’s book without any expectations. When breath becomes air by Paul Kalanithi The Bulgarian edition of When breath becomes air is something that a lot of my friends are looking forward to. We won’t be waiting for long. This time I quite like the Bulgarian cover. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware There’s been a definite buzz about Ruth Ware lately, they call her the new Agatha Christie. Her novel In a Dark, Dark Wood is coming to life on the big screen, and The Woman in Cabin 10 was one of the bestsellers last year. You by Caroline Kepnes - review This is another book I’ve been wanting to review. You by Caroline Kepnes was one of the bestsellers of 2015. I was very happy when it was published in Bulgarian in August last year. Orphan train by Christina Baker Kline - a spoiler-free review I haven’t written a book review in a while, I even neglected my series “What I read this month”. The interesting thing is that the less I write, the more I read. How to be original? (from Originals by Adam Grant) If you are an avid watcher of TED talks, you for sure know who is Adam Grant. His speech about originality made people believe that procastinators are more creative. Before the fall by Noah Hawley Today I woke up in the mood to be a book blogger so this post is about the last book I read - Before the fall by Noah Hawley. It’s one of the bestsellers this summer and it’s already translated in Bulgarian. What I read this month - March 2016 April is coming to an end and I still haven’t published my What I read this month post for March. It’s spring time and I’m definitely in a mood for some tidying and organising. Two of the books I read in March are around these topics. What I read this month: February 2016 To be honest I am kind of disappointed with myself, because in February I read only two book. I promised to write a reading update every month so here is what I think about them: What I read this month: January 2016 I promised myself that this year I'll post my "What I read this month" regularly. In January I read three books. What I read this month: December 2015 The posts "What I read this month" are back as promised. This month I am once again late with this post, but you know better late than never. The darkest minds by Alexandra Bracken I was a beauty blogger in December, but now it's time for me to go back to my book posts. The trilogy The darkest minds by Alexandra Bracken is one of my favourites. What I read this month - October 2015 So I’m done with my Christmas shopping and I got everything I wanted from the Christmas makeup collections. Now I’m totally broke and I have a lot of beauty posts to write before Christmas. My “What I read this month” post for October is late as always, but I’ve read only one book in November so far anyway. What I read Lately I was not in a mood to write about books. One of the main reason was that I finally invested in a DSLR camera so I was much more interested in writing beauty posts because they have photos. The girl on the train by Paola Hawkins I need to catch up on this year’s bestsellers so I started with The girl on the train by Paola Hawkins. This book is on everyone’s reading list for 2015. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Do you remember the movie The Matrix and what a blockbuster it was. Ready Player One is the new The Matrix, but for now it’s just a book. Girl online by Zoella Zoe Sugg is probably the most popular beauty blogger. She has an incredible blog and her You Tube channel has more than 7 million subscribers. The love stories... I know that a lot of people don't like Valentine's Day. I personally don't have anything against the holiday mainly because I like heart-shaped candy. When I was thinking about my next post I decided that although not everyone experience a great love story, everyone can read one. Top 14 books of 2014 part 2 Here is finally the second part of my post Top 14 books of 2014. If you've missed the first one you can find it here. Lately I've been crazy busy and to be honest my organization is not that great. Top 14 books of 2014 part 1 Here is the post with my top 14 books of 2014 that I promised you. They are not in any particular order. Not all books in this list are published in 2014, but they are all books that I have read in 2014. What I read this month: October and November 2014 I have the bad habit of reading several books at once. In October and November I started a few books but I finished only four. The innovators by Walter Issacson Walter Issacson is probably the most popular biographer at the moment. The biography of Steve Jobs was a huge success (more here). What I read this month: September 2014 I really wanted to read a lot in September. I was so excited to finally read the third book in the Throne of glass series. When it comes to reading September was a disappointment. What I read this month: August 2014 I read only three books in August. I am quite disappointed with myself. I hope that I have more time for reading in September. What I read this month: July 2014 I am once again late with writing this post. I expected to read more books in July, but I read only four and one of them is pretty short. Lux series: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout It took me so much time to sit down and write a review of the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout that they managed to translate the first three books in Bulgarian by the time I publish my post. At the moment all three books are 50% off if you buy them with BRAVO magazine or if you order them online from Egmont Bulgaria. A guided journal for twenty somethings I discovered Emma Koenig's Tumblr blog (link) last year. It is dedicated to the quarter life crisis, I am sure that I am going through it. What I read this month: June 2014 I managed to catch up on my reading a little bit in June. I have a lot of reviews to write, but I am so tired from working all day in front of the computer and in the evenings I am just so drained. #GIRLBOSS by Sofia Amoruso This book can be seen photographed in almost every fashion blog at the moment. And of course I had to read it. Sofia Amoruso makes an eBay store for vintage clothes called Nasty gal when she is 22 years old. Now she is 28 and she owns an Internet business for millions. The story of Twitter:Hatching Twitter by Nick Bilton I managed to read just two books in May. One of them was Hatching Twitter by Nick Bilton. I was very curious to find out more about Twitter, because I think that it is the social network that is based on the weirdest idea of all. Almost noone in my life uses Twitter and most of them say that they don't quite understand it. ComiXology - a free comic book a day for 20 days If you are a fan of comic books then you know about ComiXology - a website where you can buy digital versions of popular comics, graphic novels and manga. You can use the mobile apps for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire too. What I read this month: April 2014 This month I am once again late with this post. At the beginning of last month I published the titles of a few books that I wanted to read in the month of April (you can read it here). Here is what I think about them: "Throne of glass" by Sarah J. Maas "Throne of glass" by Sarah J. Maas is one of the most raved about books at the moment. People describe it as a mix between "The hunger games" and "Game of thrones". The second book "Crown of midnight" is released too (on May 25 is coming out in Bulgarian). Kindle Paperwhite 2013 review I haven't written a post in more than two weeks. The new blog design took a lot of time. I have promised to write a review of Kindle Paperwhite. I am sorry that I am so late with publishing it. I am not an expert when it comes to e-readers. I've only owned Kindles and I don't know enough to make a comparison with other brands. I am just sharing my personal experience. Books that I'll be reading this month: April 2014 I apologize for the lack of posts lately. I've been working on a new blog design and it takes a lot of my free time. "Eleonor and Park" by Rainbow Rowell It took me forever to motivate myself enough to sit down and finally write a review of "Eleonor and Park" by Rainbow Rowell. Don't worry there won't be any spoilers in this post. Movies,based on books, you can watch now or soon Lately I've been having this feeling that they just don't make good movies anymore. If a movie is based on a popular book, it should be good right. I was very disappointed by the film adaptations of "Beautiful creatures" and of the movie based on Steve Jobs' biography "Jobs". What I read this month: January 2014 At the beginning of January I published a post with the books I was planning to read by the end of the month (you can read it here). I am a little bit late with this, but I wanted to share with you what I think about the four books that I chose to read last month. "Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell "Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell reminded me of my first year at university and the whole mania surrounding the Harry Potter books. "Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore" by Robin Sloan I've been meaning to write a review of "Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore" for more than two weeks now. This book definitely deserves mentioning. I haven't read anything like this before. Books that I'll be reading this month: January 2014 I decided to change a little bit the way I write about books this year. One of the reasons is that this year I challenged myself on Goodreads to read 50 books in 2014, this makes a book a week. "Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year" by Demi Lovato I became a fan of Demi Lovato because of her role in the Disney channel TV show "Sonny with a chance". She looked so charming, happy and cute like she didn't had a worry in the world. "The everything store: Jeff Bezos and the age of Amazon" by Brad Stone Not too long ago I read the Steve Jobs' biography by Walter Isaacson and I was really impressed by it. You can read my review here. Sadly I didn't like at all the movie "Jobs". "Clockwork princess" by Cassandra Clare "Clockwork princess" is the third and final book in the "The infernal devices" trilogy by Cassandra Clare. You can read more about the books of one of my favourite female authors Cassandra Clare here. "The dip" by Seth Godin I really wanted to write about some new beauty products today but this morning the weather was so cloudy and it was too dark for pictures so I decided to share with you a very interesting book instead. "Gone girl" by Gillian Flynn I have a confession to make - I am afraid to read very dark trillers. At the moment Gillian Flynn is so popular that I decided to face my fears and buy the bestsellar "Gone girl". First of all - the book is not scary at all so if you are like me, don't worry, read this book. "The heist" by Lee Goldberg and Janet Evanovich Lee Goldberg is the creator of the tv character Monk. Janet Evanovich is the author of the super successful Stephanie Plum series. Their new novel "The heist" immediately became one of the summer 2013 bestsellars. I personally was a little bit disappointed. Two books by John Green translated in Bulgarian. "The fault in our stars" review John Green is one of my favorite writers. When I found out that two of his books are translated in Bulgarian I was extremely happy. Now you can find in the Bulgarian bookstores his debut novel “Looking for Alaska” and his new bestsellar “The fault in our stars”. "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson Steve Jobs' biography was released right after his death. To be honest I immediately thought that this was some sort of a marketing strategy so the book can be sold. It took quite some time before I decide to buy it. Treasure Yourself: Power thoughts for my generation by Miranda Kerr Even the most confident woman can feel insecure after watching the Victoria's Secret fashion show. Miranda Kerr is no longer one of the angels of the brand. The beauty is busy with her organic cosmetics brand KORA organics, she raises a baby boy from the actor Orlando Bloom and she is in the process of writing her second book. "Three cups of tea" by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin "Three cups of tea" tells the real story of Greg Mortenson. It is written by David Oliver Relin. Greg is an unprofessional alpinist, he makes an unsuccessful attempt to climb the second highest mountain peak K2. On his way back he gets lost while watching the beautiful snowy landscapes and he is saved and sheltered by the Balti people. The Caster Chronicles:Beautiful creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl I read the first book from the Caster Chronicles Beautiful creatures more than two years ago and I really liked it then. Now I am reading the other books in the series and I am currently on the third book. "Bared to you" by Sylvia Day 2012 was definately the year of the erotic novels. After the success of "Fifty Shades of Grey" another book series found its way to the bestsellars' lists - the Crossfire trilogy by Sylvia Day. Two books are already published, only the first one "Bared to you" is translated in Bulgarian. The Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich I haven't written about books in a while. The reason is that I was obsessed with the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich. Clockwork angel book review One of my favourite fantasy series are the Mortal instruments by Cassandra Clare. Five out of six books are published. Only four books are translated in Bulgarian. Divergent by Veronica Roth - An amazing book! Veronica Roth is only 22-years old. That was the first thing that I noticed looking at the cover of Divergent. About the book I can only say that it is one of the best books that I have read recently.