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RCP: January 2019



This year I challenged myself to read 45 books, which is 20 more books than I completed in 2018.

As January is over, I feel the need to share my progress month my month through a Reading Challenge Progress post (RCP) in order to be held accountable of where I stand. I will try for all my posts to be spoiler-free and will just share my general opinion on the book. With this said, I read three books in January, not counting the books I have been reading for school.

Here they are:

1. Dark Matter By Blake Crouch



No. of Pages: 340

POV: 1st person, narrated by Jason and occasionally 3rd person narrator.

First Sentence:

"I love Thursday nights."

Favorite Character: Daniela, because she's an artist.

Favorite Quote:

"If there are a million of ponds out there, with versions of you and me living similar and different lives, there's none better than right here, right now. I'm more sure of that than anything in the world."

Thoughts: I had never before read adult science fiction until my cousin gave me a copy of this book as a christmas present. I decided to read it to welcome the new year with something different and I loved it so much I read it in three days. The plot is well developed and the concept of the story is mind blowing. At times I had to stop and think to fully grasp what was going on.

Would I recommend it? Yes!

2. Broken Things by Lauren Oliver



No. of Pages: 408

POV: 1st person, narrated by Mia and Brynn, and occasional 3rd person POV from book quotes between chapters.

First Sentence:

"Five years ago, when I had just turned 13, I killed my best friend."

Favorite Character: Abby, because she's confident af.

Favorite Quote:

"But no one ever tells you that sometimes disasters can't be predicted. They don't throw shadows of warning over you. They don't roll like snowballs. They come like avalanches all at once to bury you."

Thoughts: I have read books by Lauren Oliver before, so it wasn't hard to get into the book. It reminded me a lot of Pretty Little Liars in the structure of the friendship portrayed, but this seemed a bit darker. Secrets are revealed at the right times, just to keep you guessing until the end.

Would I recommend it? Absolutely!

3. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi



No. of Pages: 339

POV: 1st person, narrated by Maya.

First Sentence:

"Staring at the sky in Bharata was like exchanging a secret."

Favorite Character: Amar and Maya (#CoupleGoals!!!)

Favorite Quote:

"I know your soul. Everything else is just an ornament."

Thoughts: This book had been in my TBR pile for a long time. I started reading it when school had started and so getting into it was hard because I had to squeeze in time in my schedule to read it. The storytelling is amazing! The love story motivated me to get creative in how to find ways to read more, and the world in the story is what made me fall completelyin love with the whole book.

Would I recommend it? Yes! Yes! Yes!!!


A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

A Crown of Wishes is the second book from the Star-Touched Queen duology. It happens in the same world, but focuses on Maya's sister Gauri, who has been capture by her kingdom's enemies.

Crown of Wishes gives a major role to prince Vikram, who offer Gauri a chance of escape with one condition: to team-up and participate in the Tournament of Wishes.


"I didn't know hurt. Or fear.

When my skin have way and my nails bent, I knew what it meant to be stripped down to your barest self. It meant seeing the world for what it was. I took off my skinned released the thing that had always lurked , crept, and slept with me:

A beast. A monster. A myth. A girl.

What was the difference?"

– from A Crown of Wishes


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Love, Lourdes

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