Top 5 Wednesday: Books That Took You the Longest to Finish (Oct 5th ’16)

Hey everyone~ I am happy that for the first time in a long while, my T5W post is right on time.

So, the usual spiel. Top 5 Wednesday is a discussion group in Goodreads, which was created by Lainey, and currently run by Sam. This week’s topic is books that took me the longest to finish. Quoting Sam word-to-word, here’s an elaboration for the topic:

These are the books that you had on your nightstand “in progress” for months or years. The books that you took weeks to read because they put you in a slump. Those books that were an uphill battle. These are books you started and actually read, not books you’ve just had on your shelf the longest.

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Book Review: Of Pens and Swords by Rena Rocford (with Spoilers)


Title: Of Pens and Swords
Author: Rena Rocford
Genre: Teens & Young Adult, Romance
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Published: 21st March 2016
Available Edition(s): Paperback
ISBN: 9781620071656
Date read: 28th April – 22nd June 2016
Rating: 4 / 5 stars

I received the digital copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.


Seventeen-year-old Cyra Berque wants two things in life: a date with Rochan and a chance to fence at the Olympics. But people with one hand don’t normally fence, and girls with big thighs don’t get the boy. Knowing that she wants to make the Olympics, Cyra’s coach sets her up with another coach, one who could take her all the way to the top, but the new coach costs more. Feeling her dreams slipping out of reach, Cyra agrees to tutor a ballerina with a rich father and a D minus in English. It’s triple the pay and triple the pain. The ballerina isn’t interested in passing classes―she wants Rochan, and she’s promised she’ll turn her D minus into a full-fledged F if Cyra doesn’t help her win the heart of Rochan.

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