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tiarabooks

Joined November 2017

Hi, I‘m a bookworm from Malaysia 🇲🇾 Feel free to chat with me about books. You can also follow me at my bookstagram @tiarabooks_ 🙂
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Finally read A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. This has been on my TBR since 2016 😂 (is it just me or am I normal). Unfortunately, this was just an okay read for me - I gave it a 3 star on goodreads. This book is a historical/contemporary fiction I would say. I love reading Nao‘s diary. The writing and description is wonderful, I‘m truly devastated with what she has been through. However, Ruth part is just boring and monotonous.

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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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5 🌟 I absolutely love this! My previous two by this author was also a 5 stars read, so I‘m not suprised that I loved this book so much. This is a historical fiction that tells a story during WWII, particularly on the event during the evacuation of German refugees on a ship named Wilhelm Gustloff. We follow multiple points of view and I love each of the characters so much. The story is so heartbreaking and gut wrenching. Have you read this book?

Texreader Yes it is so good! 2y
Texreader I love this cover 2y
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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4 stars 🌟 I read this book alongside with the audiobook, and it‘s amazing! I heard a lot of people praising the audiobook because of the full cast for every character, and the hype is real you guys. However, I‘m not sure if I‘m liking the story format. Have you read this book? What are your thoughts? 💭 P/S: My favourite character is Karen.

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The Grace Year | Kim Liggett
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2 ⭐️ This is a YA Dystopia that has a point of view from a 16 years old girl. In this world, all 16 years old girl will be sent to the outskirt to live by themselves - in order to banish “the magic” in them. There are a lot of things that happened in this book that showed oppression towards women. I expect it will be resolved by the main character, but nope 🙄 Couldn‘t connect to the characters at all. Would not recommend.

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Just One Day | Gayle Forman
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Hello! I‘m currently reading this YA Romance by Gayle Forman. 150 pages in but I‘m getting bored with this book. Should I DNF it? If you have read it, is it worth it to continue? Let me know your thoughts 💭

Megabooks I bought it was just okay, but I read it several years ago. 3y
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Slade House | David Mitchell
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4 🌟 This book is so scary I have trouble sleeping at night! It‘s a story about a haunted house that lure victim into their house every 9 years. It start in 1979 until 2015, so there is 5 different stories in it but it‘s all related to one another. The vibe is really creepy like I‘m watching a horror movie 😭 But the story is really good! Have you read this book? What are your thoughts?

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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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Just finished The Kiss Quotient today and I‘m absolutely in love with this book! 5 stars 🌟 After the last page, I feel like starting all over it again 😍 This book is about the love story between Stella, who has asperger syndrome and struggling with her social life, with Michael who happens to be the perfect “escort” for Stella in practicing her social skills. I love both characters so much! Have you read this books? What are your thoughts? 💭

Jas16 I loved this book. 3y
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War of Hearts is Samantha Young‘s first paranormal romance, written under her pen name; S. Young. I gave this book 3 stars. It started strong with so many actions and adrenaline rush scene, but the other half of the book was just meh for me. If you are into Paranormal Romance, you can try it. If you have read this book, what are your thoughts 💭? Any Paranormal Romance book you would like to recommend?

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Mehso-so

3.5 🌟 Love the writing style, but can‘t connect with Evelyn, the main character. Any of you has the same experience with me?

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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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I‘m halfway through this book, and so far loving it. I‘m expecting to read a light story however the content is much more serious than what the title illustrates. Have you read this book? What are your thoughts? 💭

Megabooks Love it! I‘ve read it at least 3 times. 3y
kitteh_reads An absolute favorite 💗 if you haven't read her other stuff, I would definitely put them on your TBR list! (edited) 3y
tiarabooks @kitteh_reads I‘ve read most of her books! Except Attachment I think? But it‘s on my TBR. She‘s one of my fav author! 3y
kitteh_reads @tiarabooks Attachments is my favorite, favorite of hers!! 🥰 very sweet love story 3y
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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4🌟 entirely because of the mind blown plot twist! 🤯 This is a psychological thriller about a psychotherapist and his patient who refuse to talk after she killed her husband. He is trying to know why she did it. Knocked off 1 star because it was hard to get into for the first few chapters. Have you read this? What are your thoughts? 💭

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November 9 (Nine) | Colleen Hoover
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This is my second book by Colleen Hoover and now I want to read all of her books. November 9 is a romance story between two people, who promises to meet only on this date for 5 years until they are 23 years old. The story that happened in this book was told only on this date, so it is very interesting as you can see how their lives changes every year, and how their character grow. If romance is your thing then please try it 📚💕

Kimberlone Have you read One Day? Very similar premise 3y
tiarabooks @Kimberlone oh that book is on my TBR list! Have you read it? 3y
Kimberlone @tiarabooks yes it‘s very good and the movie wasn‘t bad either! 3y
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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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3.5 stars 🌟 Buddy read this with my sister! I enjoyed this book so much. However I feel like it is unnecessary long & the ending is meh. I guess I expect a different kind of ending. But I still enjoy Simon and Baz story in this book. Have you read this book? What are your thoughts? 💭

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DEVIL'S PLACE | Brian Gomez
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I finished Devil‘s Place by Brian Gomez. My friend lend me this book, saying it is one of his favourite. It is about a man named Terry who got involved in a terorrist conspirancy, as a result from his friend hiring a hooker for him. It is ridiculously funny and thrilling! I love it. Have you read this book? What are your thoughts?

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Mehso-so

3.5 stars ⭐️ Took me a month to finish it because I‘m in a reading slump ☹️ Any tips on how to get rid of it?

thereadingowlvina Re-read favourite books, listen to podcasts or read graphic novels instead 🙂 4y
tiarabooks @thereadingowlvina Thank you for the tips! ❤️😘 4y
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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DNF at 50% 😭 After struggling for a month trying to get into this book, I give up. The writing style is so good but the storyline is so slow and boring, urgh I can‘t take it anymore. Maybe this book is not for me. Have you read this one? What are your thoughts? 📚💞

readingjedi I thought it was a solid so-so. The imagery was gorgeous but the story didn't really move me. 4y
Smrloomis I‘m with you. I did not like this much at all. 4y
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A Walk to Remember | Nicholas Sparks
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3/5 stars. The story is very sad, I cried like crazy reading it. However, I have issues when the author keep mocking someone appearance and disability. It is unnecessary & pointless. At first I thought it is because the main character is 17 years old when the story happened, but then I remembered that the narrator is himself when he is 57 years old. Anyway, apart from that, the storyline is great!

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The Way I Used to Be | Amber Smith
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Finished this and it is the most depressing book I have ever read. Like seriously asdfghjkl depressing! I don‘t know how to describe it though because this book give me pains, anger and annoyance all at the same time! This book was told from a first point of view; a girl that has been raped by her brother‘s best friend. It‘s all about the aftermath - for 4 years before the girl realise she has to do something about it. 3⭐️ for this one.

thereadingowlvina This book sounds sad! 😥 4y
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Winter Garden | Kristin Hannah
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My current read. I love her other book - Nightingale so much, I decided to pick this one up. I‘m on page 300/391. The first 30% is quite slow, but it‘s getting interesting as it goes. This book is about two sisters learning about their mother‘s past from the fairy tales story told by her. It alternates between the real world & the fairy tales world. I can‘t wait to know the ending. Have you read this? What are your thoughts?

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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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Creepiest book I have ever read! Finished this few days ago and I gave it 5 stars. This is a story about a woman who is living in this apocalyptic world where you can‘t look outside because people are seeing something that kills them. Nobody know what it is because nobody has lived to say what they saw. Definitely pick this one up if you are into a creepy and eerie story. Have you read this? What are your thoughts? #birdbox #joshmalerman 📚💕

AmyG Agree about the creepiness. This book scared the crap out of me. 4y
tiarabooks @AmyG I know right! I literally jump at any sound while reading this book! 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This book scared the crap out of me!!!!! 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱 4y
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tiarabooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too! One of my favourite for this year 💕 4y
thereadingowlvina Read this last year. I enjoyed it but can't recall why it was a so-so read for me. I may need to reread this! Btw, it's nice to have a fellow Malaysian here! I'm from KL but living in Canada now. Just followed you on Instagram! 😊 4y
tiarabooks @thereadingowlvina Hello! This is my first time found a Malaysian here 😍 Will definitely follow you back in Instagram. It‘s so nice you‘re living in Canada, some of my fav authors are from Canada 😂 4y
thereadingowlvina @tiarabooks Cool! Which Canadian authors are your favorites? 😊 4y
tiarabooks @thereadingowlvina Helena Hunting & Elle Kennedy! Read any of their books? I really loved Pucked series and Off Campus series 😍 4y
thereadingowlvina @tiarabooks No, have not heard of them 😮 But I do have my TBR books by Emma Donoghue, Ami McKay and Margaret Atwood 😁 4y
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As Dust Dances | Samantha Young
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Happy book birthday to one of my favourite author! Samantha Young is releasing a new book in the Play On series - As Dust Dances. It is a story about Skylar Finch, a singer & Killian O‘Dea, her label A&R Executive. If you are into forbidden romance story, this book is for you! I loved Skylar & Killian story, the romance is beautifully emotional 💕 If you have read this, what are your thoughts?

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Out of The Easy | Ruta Sepetys
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No doubt this is the best book I‘ve read this year. I can‘t put it down at all! Being in Josie Morraine world is so amazing, I‘m hangover by it. My favourite character would be Willie. She is so amazing I hope she exist in real life. Have you read this one?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Dang! I need to move this one up based on your review!!!! 💜💜💜 4y
tiarabooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes please read it after you finish your current read! 😆 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tiarabooks I will! I‘m almost done with Other People‘s Houses! I‘m going to pull it from my shelf 💜 4y
tiarabooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yeay! Let me know your thoughts on it later 😉 4y
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As Dust Dances | Samantha Young

Received an ARC for this. Can‘t wait to start it after I finish my current read! 😍

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Mockingbird | Kathryn Erskine
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3🌟 from me. A good short read about a girl who has Asperger syndrome and recently lost her brother in a school shooting. 1st POV from the girl so it was a really interesting read. 📚💕

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“Books had been her solace when she was sad; her friends when she was lonely. They had mended her heart when it was broken, and encouraged her to hope when she was down.” 💕

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New read 😌

Traci1 Ooh that looks adorable! 5y
tiarabooks @Traci1 Yeah! And it‘s about a librarian journey in opening up her own book shop. If that doesn‘t intrigued a bookworm, I don‘t know what will 😆 5y
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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I listened to the audiobook, read by the author. Some of the poem is definitely relatable. I can sense that this book is very personal to the author, that is something that makes the book powerful. Especially the feminism message that this book carry, I love it.

“how is it so easy for you
to be kind to people he asked

milk and honey dripped
from my lips as i answered

cause people have not
been kind to me”

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Night Film: A Novel | Marisha Pessl
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My first adult thriller! Have you read this? If you have, what‘s your thoughts on it? I‘m hundred pages in now and I think it‘s quite interesting.

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After You: A Novel | Jojo Moyes
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Mehso-so

It was just okay for me. I hope the third book will be better!

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Finished this book today. Inspirational book coming from an acid attack survivor - Katie Piper who was attacked by her psycho ex-boyfriend using sulfuric acid. The aftermath was horrendous. By reading this book, it gave me a glimpse inside the head of a burn / disfigurement victim. Hopefully this will increase my empathy, or benefits me in any way. 📚💓

Nute One of the most important reasons for why we read. Thanks for sharing this book. Stacking immediately! 4y
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Fall From India Place | Samantha Young
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Received these two as a birthday gift 💝 Can‘t wait to read it! Anyone else into NA genre?

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Clipped Wings | Helena Hunting

“Everyone has scars, Tenley. If we're lucky, they're only on the outside.”

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The last lecture | Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow
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This book is so inspirational. I gave it 5 stars in goodreads, and it deserve a place on my favourite shelf!

Written by Randy Pausch, a Professor who diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It was based on his talk The Last Lecture in Carnegie Mellon University.

This book inspire me to appreciate life and keep being positive 💕

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“as much as one might desire change, one has to be willing to take a risk, to free-fall, to fail, and that you‘ve got to let go of the past”

Finished this book last night. I enjoyed reading Harold‘s ups and downs journey, although I found some part is unnecessary.

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The last lecture | Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow

He also warn me that even if I was in a position of strength, whether at work or in a relationship, I had to play fair. “Just because you‘re in the driver‘s seat,” he‘d say, “doesn‘t mean you have to run people over.”

AmyG Exactly. More people need to practice that. 5y
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My new read 📖🌸

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As Kingfishers Catch Fire | Gerard Manley Hopkins
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Poetry book by Gerard Manley Hopkins. I collect this Penguin Black Classics, currently owning book 01 - 07. Anyone else collect it? 😄

minkyb I have gifted a few. They are so reasonably priced. 5y
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"Love opens us up and we start to feel our pain." #bookquote ?

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Started this book 11 months ago and I'm only 67% done with it. I'm so not good with self-help books 🙈

Cinfhen 😂 5y
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The History of Love | Nicole Krauss
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One of my 2017 read.

Cinfhen I read this one this year too!I loved it!!!! (edited) 5y
tiarabooks @Cinfhen It was just okay for me unfortunately 😅 5y
Cinfhen It's definitely quirky but Leo reminded me a bit of my grandpa, so I think that resonated with me😉 5y
tiarabooks @Cinfhen awww 💕 yeah Leo is a nice person. It is sad what happen to him though 😢 5y
Cinfhen That was a difficult time for European Jews 😞so sad. But Leo had a great sense of humor and a way of looking at life that reminded me of my grandfather and he also LOVED my grandma so much....they were the sweetest/cutest couple 5y
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"There are no refunds and no exchanges with love. It comes with flaws and imperfections. It's raw, unfiltered, and sometimes it isn't easy. But I've found the best things in this life are the ones I've had to work hardest for." ❤️

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you enjoy it here! 5y
tiarabooks @DebinHawaii Thank you 💕 5y
RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon And here's a compilation of Litsy tips that some of us put together:
https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/
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Cinfhen Welcome to Litsy🎉🎉💕 5y
tiarabooks @RaimeyGallant Thanks 💕 5y
tiarabooks @Cinfhen Thank you 💕 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Welcome to Litsy!! 5y
tiarabooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you 🙂💕 5y
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