Book review – The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

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Author : Lisa Lutz
Publisher : Titan books
Published on :   March 1st, 2016 by Simon & Schuster and
March 15th, 2016 by Titan books
Genre : Thriller, Mystery, Suspense

Synopsis :


With her husband’s body still warm, Tanya Dubois has only one option : run. When the police figure out that she doesn’t officially exist, they’ll start asking questions she can’t answer.

Desperate to keep the past buried, she adopts and sheds identities as she flees. Along the way she meets a cop with unknown motives and a troubled woman who see through her disguise – and who may be a friend or foe.
But ultimately she is alone, and the past can no longer be ignored . . .

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Book review – The Year I Met You

The Year I Met You by Cecelia Ahern is one of the first books that I have read and possibly one of the reasons why I fell in love with reading. (Please keep in mind that I wrote this review quite a few years ago but never got a chance to share it. :D)

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Author : Cecelia Ahern

Genre : Fiction, Romance

Publisher : HarperCollins
Publication date: October 9, 2014

Pages : 325

This book focuses mainly on Jasmine, a successful business woman. She is young and is considered as a workaholic. She loves her job, until one day she got fired. She was forced to take one year’s gardening leave which meant that she would be paid but can’t work anywhere else and especially cannot join any competitive company. Jasmine is not the kind of person who could enjoy a year of holiday just chilling and relaxing but she felt that this was an opportunity for her to spend some time with her family and friends. For the first few weeks, she was able to stay relaxed and enjoy this time she had with her loved ones but as time passed, she was bored out of her mind.

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Book Review – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist is one of the most well-known books written by the incredible writer, Paulo Coelho. This book has a very special place in my heart as it is one of those books that I believe left an impact on me.  The Alchemist is also the first book I had ever written a review on.

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Author : Paulo Coelho
Genre : Adventure, Fantasy
Language : English
Publication date : 1988
Published in English : 1993
Original title : O Alquimista
Country : Brazil
Original language : Portuguese

This book is about a boy from Andalusia named Santiago who has forever had the dream of travelling around the world. His father had once told him that shepherds were the only people who travelled amongst them and therefore Continue reading

Book review – Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

I have seen Fangirl all around bookstagram for a long time and after hearing incredible things about it, I decided to give it a shot. I didn’t expect to like it this much!! Here is my review :

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“To really be a nerd, she’d decided, you had to prefer fictional worlds to the real one.”

Author : Rainbow Rowell
Genre : Contemporary, YA,
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Publication date : September 10, 2013
Pages : 461

This story follows Cath Avery, an introverted girl, as she begins her freshman year in college, discovering new things on the way. Her love for Simon Snow books and movies led her to be a Simon Snow fanfiction writer who got thousands of hits which only increased as each day passed. Cath is not your average teenage girl, she is socially anxious, awkward, shy and nerdy and prefers to write fanfiction all day long, which is what mainly distinguishes her from Continue reading

Book review – Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday! How is your day going? Today I am going to be reviewing Flawed, a book that I found to be truly captivating and entertaining. I read this one a few days ago and I immediately knew that I had to write a review on it. I really hope you enjoy reading this.

*No spoilers*

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“Sometimes what you’re afraid of losing is the very thing that will set you free”

Genre : Dystopian, YA
Publisher : HarperCollins
Publication date : 22 March 2016

Celestine North is your typical teen; she is a young, intelligent, beautiful girl living her life of what she considers to be “perfect”. The people in the society is divided into two distinct groups – the normal and the flawed. The flawed haven’t done anything illegal in their lives but have made bad decisions which caused them to be branded with a big red F. They are the ones who are looked down, mocked and harassed by others and they must live their lives under certain regulations. One day Celestine does the right thing in a wrong situation and she is brought to trial where it will be decided whether she will become one of them. Continue reading

Well hello there!

Hello everyone!! Nice to meet you!!

This is my first post on this blog and I will start by telling you a bit about myself.
I am a 15 year old girl, will be turning 16 this January, thus the name bookishcapricorn. I love chocolate (Yayyy) and ice cream is everything to me. However I don’t like chocolate ice cream… weird right? During my leisure time, you will mostly find me reading books. Watching movies and tv shows are also very enjoyable. I love spending time with my family.

I am in the 10th grade meaning I will be taking my IGCSEs this year. I have already started preparing. 😀 I won’t blog a lot but I will most likely post every Saturday. I am not a big fan of a cheese and I hate tomatoes. My favourite fruits include mangoes, strawberries, apples, etc.

I had a blog before this one and I had met many wonderful people there. This WordPress blogging community is great indeed. I kind of stopped blogging there but decided to not delete that blog, it was truly an amazing experience and I had enjoyed every bit of it. Then why did I discontinue? I started getting bored with it…somehow, there were some technical errors which prevented people from seeing my posts on their feed.  I stopped blogging regularly and I knew I wanted to start fresh. So here I am.

Well that’s all about me. If you do wish to contact me, here is my Instagram and email.

Instagram → @bookishcapricorn

Email → bookishcapricorn@gmail.com

I hope you enjoy my posts! Happy blogging! Have a great day!! 🙂