Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

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Genre: Classic, Fiction, Literature

My Ratings: 4/5 stars

310 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Dover Publications


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In 1895 Hardy’s final novel, the great tale of Jude The Obscure, sent shockwaves of indignation rolling across Victorian England. Hardy had dared to write frankly about sexuality and to indict the institutions of marriage, education, and religion. But he had, in fact, created a deeply moral work. The stonemason Jude Fawley is a dreamer; his is a tragedy of unfulfilled aims. With his tantalizing cousin Sue Bridehead, the last and most extraordinary of Hardy’s heroines, Jude takes on the world and discovers, tragically, its brutal indifference.  Continue reading

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Word Pinnacle!

 

Yep, nice name, right? And it fits too. So now you are wondering, what’s so special about this place and why am I so excited about sharing it. Let me start from the beginning. I found this website on Facebook during a giveaway, an amazing giveaway. Then I got curious about them. And this is what I found.

 

So it is started by two guys Pranav Shree and Satmeet Singh. And it is just the perfect place for bookworms to speak their mind and everyone knows there is an aspiring writer in every reader, so they also help you with writing skills and there are competitions, which are exciting and fun. The best thing that I like about Word pinnacle is the transparency. If you read a good review about a book on the site, it probably IS good. Because those reviews come from readers like us and they are thoroughly analytical. So you can pick which book works for you.

 

I have found so many platforms where people just write fake good reviews and cheat the readers into buying something that’s not even worth their time. And that is why I like the transparency that this site brings. Actual professional reviewers talk about all aspects of a book adding their own opinions.

 

Lately, their book “Pocket Culture” has been raving in the market and they do publish books, in case anyone has a manuscript lying around. Self-publishing is so time consuming and you need to do a lot of hard work and as for traditional publishing houses, that is a lucky shot. So this gives you the perfect opportunity.

 

One of the other main things that Word Pinnacle helps out with is internet marketing and trust me this is the best option for marketing you can choose because their page views are flying and they have a huge audience. They can really make a book discoverable among readers. If you think of promotion, this should be the platform that comes to mind.

 

I started working with them just lately, since I love discussing books and I  wanted to be a part of something amazing like that. I share book reviews and my own bookish knowledge with them and they are so much fun to work with. I adore how they don’t pressurize you with anything and don’t ask you to edit out the things that you feel strongly about.

 

If I don’t like something, I can just say it out loud and there’s no barrier or uncomfortable feelings. Plus, did I mention about their store for bookish merchandise? They have adorable stuff there! And I have a weakness for bookish goodies.

 

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The Vegetarian by Han Kang

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My ratings: 5/5 stars

Genre: Contemporary, Literary Fiction

188 pages
Published February 2nd 2016 by Hogarth


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Before the nightmare, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary life. But when splintering, blood-soaked images start haunting her thoughts, Yeong-hye decides to purge her mind and renounce eating meat. In a country where societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong-hye’s decision to embrace a more “plant-like” existence is a shocking act of subversion. And as her passive rebellion manifests in ever more extreme and frightening forms, scandal, abuse, and estrangement begin to send Yeong-hye spiraling deep into the spaces of her fantasy. In a complete metamorphosis of both mind and body, her now dangerous endeavor will take Yeong-hye—impossibly, ecstatically, tragically—far from her once-known self altogether.

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Red Rising by Pierce Brown

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Genre: Sci-fi, Fantasy

My Ratings: 4/5 stars

382 pages
Published January 28th 2014 by Del Rey


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Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations.

Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.

But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. Continue reading

Captive Prince by S U Pacat

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Genre: Fantasy, Romance

My Ratings: 2/5 stars

240 pages
Published May 22nd 2012


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From global phenomenon C. S. Pacat comes the first in her critically acclaimed trilogy—with a bonus story.

Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos. But when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave.

Beautiful, manipulative, and deadly, his new master, Prince Laurent, epitomizes the worst of the court at Vere. But in the lethal political web of the Veretian court, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen finds himself caught up in a play for the throne, he must work together with Laurent to survive and save his country.

For Damen, there is just one rule: never, ever reveal his true identity. Because the one man Damen needs is the one man who has more reason to hate him than anyone else… Continue reading

The Bell jar by Sylvia Plath

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Genre: Classic, Fiction

My Ratings: 5/5 stars

244 pages
Published 2006 by Harper Perennial


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Sylvia Plath’s shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity.

Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther’s breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes palpably real, even rational—as accessible an experience as going to the movies. A deep penetration into the darkest and most harrowing corners of the human psyche, The Bell Jar is an extraordinary accomplishment and a haunting American classic.  Continue reading

The Three psychos by Yash Pawaskar

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Genre: Contemporary Fiction

 160 pages
Published July 7th 2007 by Dimple Publication
My ratings: 3.5/5 stars


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Three Thrilling Stories, One Gripping Novel. In the first tale, a naked man is trapped inside a white box. His only company: ‘DE22912’. How long can he survive? The second story, ‘Patient Number 9’, is about a hospitalized patient who must save Earth from an alien attack by blue pig-like creatures. The countdown has just begun. In the third narrative, an angry sixteen-year-old gets hold of a loaded revolver and is determined to make use of all ‘Six Bullets’. And no, it’s not a toy. The three psychos are part of a connected universe, set in a novel with innovative storytelling, witty narration and an entertaining mix of thrill, humour and drama.  Continue reading