Bookish Buzzwords

buzzΒ·word

  1. a word or phrase, often an item of jargon, that is fashionable at a particular time or in a particular context.

Hey, guys, it’s been awhile so glad to be doing a blog post after a week of silence, hope you are well. As you can see in today’s post I am going to discuss Bookish Buzzwords, it essentially one word that sums up a certain tone or theme about what the book is about. For example, if the blurb states the book is about Friendship or War to kind of pitch and grab the reader’s attention, I have a few of these Buzzwords that I would like to share with you today and if you have any books that are about or have some aspect of these buzzwords do tell me, I am always down for book recommendations😊 keep on reading

The Secret History by Donna Tartt book review

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Synopsis

Genre: Contemporary, Modern Classic, Thriller, Literary Fiction

520 pages

β€œBeauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it.”

P.S. Lot’s of Tumblr like aesthetic coming your wayΒ 

The story is unlike any mystery I have ever read, enticed by the idea of why the murder took place as opposed to who did it. The popularity of the book is almost similar to the plot, in that you feel left out if you haven’t read it and the obsession surrounding it will make you pick up the book so as to understand why everyone freaking loves it.
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A Small Birthday Book Haul

β€œ… a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones


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2016 Honourable Mentions (Favourite Books-Edition) #RunnersUp

It’s that time of the year where the majority of blogs will bombard you with favourites and try to convince you to try out various Blogs, Music, Books and all other things that made it for them in 2016. I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoy this sort of post because it’s always a treat to see people genuinely excited about things and I am more inclined to pick up something if it comes highly recommended. Regardless, this post is just close to the favourite list in which I am going to speak about books that were amazing but didn’t make it to the TOP LIST, so stick around and prepare to be introduced to the HONORABLE MENTION BOOKS that should be on your shelves.

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Not in any particular order

(If Reviews are present they will be linked at the side of the title)

Also these are not all published in 2016 they are just some that I got to in 2016 πŸ™‚

 

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The Salesman by Joseph O’Connor book review :)

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Synopsis

 

Goodreads Rating: 3.9Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

 

My Rating: 5Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

 

Genre: Ireland Lit, Cultural, Contemporary, Thriller

 

Absolutely beautiful…

Set in Dublin Ireland 1994, the town is infested with drug addicts and crime is at its peak… We follow Billy, a salesman whose only daughter ends up in a coma after a dastardly robbery. The culprits are apprehended and set to be a charged in court but on the day of the sentence the gang leader escapes. Billy decides to take justice into his own hand by tracing the young culprit’s every move as he plans his revenge. But soon things spiral out of control in a very disastrous way. One small decision can ruin everything or make it better? You have to read to find out.
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (A Re-Read Book Review)

What an experience, truly dark and beautiful read & the perspective of a 2nd read was even more rewarding than the first time πŸ™‚

β€œThere’s something disturbing about recalling a warm memory and feeling utterly cold.”

Everyone and their dog has read or heard of this book, so to go into a synopsis will be pointless but It is essentially about a man looking for his missing wife, but it’s way more than that… What Gillian offers is a deeper understanding of what happens in the human mind that people don’t openly share, she manages to showcase the psychology in “Psychological Thriller”.

When I first read this book I was so wrapped up in the plot I missed so much but I enjoyed the twist and turns so much that it instantly became a favourite book. After the re-read, it has Β broadened my understanding of how much depth this book carries. It made me doubt a lot and feel insecure about the people in my life especially those who you claim to “love” or “your life long partner”Do you really know the person you’re sharing a bed with or what are they constantly thinking of? The two married protagonist are absolutely terrible human beings and with each page, you find some more loathing information about them and their so-called “marriage”. I enjoyed Β re-reading about them and they are probably one of those memorable characters because the author nailed the characterization.
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Hanging Hill by Mo Hayder book review (Holy F!@$#) mini-review

β€œI’m a post-menopausal woman who’s lived in a man’s world for twenty years. A more cynical, cruel creature it’s hard to find.

Goodreads Synopsis

Β 4.25Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Β Genre: Crime, Mystery, Suspense


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