To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Series & More

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I love this book series , and this might be the first chick-lit book series I have ever read , without any hesitation or break . Lara Jean ‘s character is a real girl’s character , how we truly behave at home , how we all have troubling but loving siblings ( in her case two sisters, she’s the one in middle ) , and how family will always remain FAMILY. It shows a relationship which feels real and practical , and how our own dreams are supposed to our own choices , because we have to live with them at the end of the day.

This blog is for my fellow bloggers and the reading blogging fraternity to share that Jenny Han has just declared that a MOVIE is going to be made in the first book. How awesome can this news be . I am so so happy , this series was my best summer read and I am delighted.

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Now just to give a synopsis of all the three parts in short ( for the ones who haven’t read and for the ones who want to remember its magic )

1.To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before 

We all have crushes( it comes with being a teenager) and so does Lara Jean , but to get over them she writes love letters to those 5 guys , and stuffs them up in a box given to her by her late mother. One day all these letters end up being send to their recipient’s. And here begins the story . The real culprit being her younger sister Kitty . And then follows the answers of these boys. The main guy is Peter , her ex best friends ex boyfriend , who was one of her good friends in middle school . They both start a fake relationship ( for their own reasons) and you all know how that ends. With her sisters ex boyfriend Josh ( he gets one of the letter ) and Genevieve( the ex girlfriend) still in the mix.

2. P.S. I Still Love You

The next book starts with Lara Jean and Peter trying a hand at their relationship for real this time . And in comes the problems associated with a relationship , the major one of them being jealousy. Here in the mix are Genevieve( the ex girlfriend) who in middle school was Lara Jeans bestfriend and John Ambrose McClaren( he got the letter too) , who was her crush during the middle school and the perfect guy every girl wants to fall for. The book ends with Lara Jean and Peter reconciling and deciding to give one another their hearts without holding anything back , as they truly love each other.

3.Always and Forever, Lara Jean

This book is like a final chapter to their story , which  you would want never  to end . It concentrates on them setting their sites on college , getting accepted and all that the anticipation of future gives a person , uncertainty. Though initially they plan to go to the same place , Lara Jean doesn’t get accepted there , but gets a way better college . Its about how beautiful first love is with the question whether it will also be the last , how everyone thinks breaking up is the best thing for them( mainly her elder sister and Peters mom) , but at the end of the day they  do what they feel is right for there hearts and hence decide on long distance . The ending chapters of this book are perfect

The actor and actress selected for Lara Jean and Peter are Lana Candor and Noah Centineo .


So fellow bloggers what did you think about this book series ?

And the ones who haven’t read , do you want to ?

And which was your favourite summer read ?

AND YAAAY! we are getting a MOVIE . How AWESOME can that be  ♥♥♥

 

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BY YOUR SIDE BY KASIE WEST – BOOK REVIEW

The act of falling in love. shouldn’t it be easy ?

This is my favourite Kasie West book (and I have read 7/7 published by her).  what makes this book different is that it breaks away from the stupid bad boy stereotype, presenting that they are just misunderstood people with a  hype of muddled and threaded up stories following them.

So the synopsis is that Autumn and Dax (I felt that it was a perfect name) get stuck in the library literally for 3 days. And as you can understand rest becomes history. And I have to say Kasie West proof reads all the ifs and buts, explores all the ways they could have gotten out but are still stuck. So as they belong to different social circles they don’t know each other but are just acquainted due to the same school.

So it’s their story which follows them through the library and outside. How they both help each other deal with their problems (Autumn has anxiety issues and Dax lives in foster care).  That friendship and distortion is always the key . I believe Kasie West is one of the best YA writers ever who knows how to write the right level of mushy. As if she’s writing about two real people who exist out there somewhere and not just an another never going to happen plot!

I loved it and I hope you fall in love with it and its characters too! Because Dax is the best.

 

THE WRONG SIDE OF RIGHT BY JENN MARIE THORNE! Book Review

“LETS LOOK AT THIS FROM ANOTHER ANGLE”

This is a book where you are supposed to shut out the chaos happening behind and concentrate on the cute couple (the guy is the president’s son and the girl is the daughter of the senator fighting for the president’s seat in the election). This being one of the best set ups for YA literature(in my opinion)

So a little synopsis. Kate’s mom dies so she ends up living with her aunt and uncle, but suddenly one day on the media it’s declared that she is the illegitimate daughter of the guy running for president, and then starts the roller coaster of getting a new family. A new dad, mom, twin younger brother sister and a grandma and lot of drama that comes with being there. And then enters Andy.

He’s just a guy that you like, who has flaws and accepts them, hates drama and likes Kate a lot! And the best part about him is that he never gives up . So it’s a simple (but complicated) story which was fun to read and I personally finished it in 5 hours and I loved it! How it discusses the complex issue of finding your father (really finding him), accepting a stepmom and falling in love with your new found siblings along with a few friend and boy drama ( what’s a book without it ) .

The book did go to deep in the president election process drama which could have been minimalized ! its character development was juggernaut. 

And the best part is the dad doesn’t like Andy. So boys whether you are a president’s son or not, dads never like the boys who capture their daughters hearts. So don’t take it too personally.

JMC , MERCATUS – DURJOY DATTA

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So finally I got to hear a novelist whose books have meant more than a tick mark on the list of the books read in a year. The radiance and charisma from his words spoken on the stage was similar to how he enchants in the books. The way he tries to break through various topics with such an easy language. He definitely has a funny bone. Well the audience did enjoy his company JMC being an all-girls college. And thank you Mercatus- the marketing society of Jmc for getting him.! 🙂 

Something that touched me was when he said there’s always this friend we are deeply in love with but have no idea about. That was the same he felt at 24 for reading books. It was then that he actually realized he was in love with reading books. That after working at American Express at the end of the day he was missing reading, not writing. Because writing was a supplementary which came after reading.

He shared various small stories. How his parents had considered him to be a “good boy” but were shocked with the happenings in his life after reading his first book. Thinking ki ladka ab to haat se nikal gaya hai. How writing happened because he just felt that he had more happening in life than with anyone of his age, how the blogger community ended up persuading him to write a book.

In his ending note he beautifully said at the end of the day we have to find that thing that we love and want to come back home too. So it was an experience worth getting up at 8:00 am  !

 

HOW TO FALL IN LOVE BY CECELIA AHERN♥♥ BOOK REVIEW

 

“Moments are precious; sometimes they linger and other times they’re fleeting, and yet so much could be done in them; you could change your mind, you could save a life and you could even fall in love.”  

This book is more about how to fall in love with Cecelia Ahern and the not so perfect world she creates with her flair of writing. So whether it be her quirky humor, or her relatable characters; she surprises you every single time. In this book she has molded a cliché into a heartwarming story of loving oneself.

So Christie runs a recruitment firm, and a self-business of being a therapist for everyone in need. Two miracles change her life. The first one being where she tries to stop a man from committing suicide, in which she end up failing. And the second event being a suicide again where the strong sense of Deja-vu and heart ache makes her stop Adam from making a decision which has no reverse effects. She saves him from death, but gets an ultimatum of two weeks to save him from life.

There’s this term bleeding your pen while writing, this book has an effect of bleeding your emotions. It’s a perfect Cecelia Ahern book. It has all her personal elements in the right proportion. So different and so innate in its own-self. If I ever end up writing a book, I would dedicate it to her, because her beautifully woven words have given me a push of weaving one of my own.

The books not just a one-time read but has a multiplier effect attached to it. So please go and grab this book, a basket full of raw emotions, sadness, pressure, death, laughs, smiles, protectiveness, heartbreak, closure, love and above all life.

♥4.5 stars♥

FILL IN BOYFRIEND by KASIE WEST BOOK REVIEW

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“he didn’t hurt you , did he? His voice was surprisingly angry.

“no well , he just hurt my heart” 

This was my first book by KASIE WEST and I am definitely star struck with her writing. A short synopsis – GIA has to make her friends meet her boyfriend at her prom who dumps her last minute at the parking lot, panicked she sees another guy there whom she requests to be the “fill-in-Bradley” (Bradley being the name of the guy who just dumped her).Creating a facetious(sham). Then as you can all guess (it’s very obvious), the story is about how Gia and “fill-in-Bradley” fall in love.

It’s just not a love story but more than that. Its about how an equivocate(a lie) can sometimes be the best thing which can happen to people. About finding our own selves, whether our friends describe who we are, or is our generation obsessed with likes and retweets. It taught me that vanilla is the most loved ice-cream flavor in the world. That whenever people say “I’m fine” they are definitely going through something which is tearing their heart apart.

It’s a story dwelling on friendship (where Gia makes a new friend: someone she didn’t consider her type), love (the stranger guy would turn change every girls boyfriend goals), understanding between siblings, and lastly relationship with parents. It touches many topics beautifully making you fall in love with the book and its perfectly imperfect characters. It’s one of those books where one read can’t be satisfying enough to fill the space it has created in your heart. That fatalism is indeed true.

My reaction when I finished was “I never expected it to have depth and be light-hearted at the same time”. 

♥definitely 5 stars.

NEW DELHI WORLD BOOK FAIR

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“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light”–Vera Nazarian

So this was my first book fair and it was all that I expected (it didn’t leave me disappointed).I could see all around me people trying to handle the weight of books they had purchased and those they wanted to. It had becomes a mad house till the evening.

The highlight of the day for me was when I could sit for the open panel of MR.DEEPAK NAYYAR (chief economic advisor of India in the early 90’s and vice chancellor of DU in the early 2000’s).He talked about his new book Employment, Growth and Development: Essays on a Changing World Economy. The Q&A session was very interesting where he talked about Indian agriculture, demonitisation and relation between growth and jobs. When I went and told him I would definitely read the book, he said “I right for the young minds”.

So if you are someone who wants to start reading this definitely a place from where you can choose as there is a plethora of books present there. And if you are an avid reader this is not an opportunity worth missing (you get the best deals).You can errant (wander) and still feel equanimity.

♦College and school students can take their I-cards (free entry)♦

♦It’s till 15 Jan.♦