13 January 2016

The bookish day/date/people/errrrything

Last weekend I went to my monthly book club meeting and one of the members, Jamal, surprised us with A BLIND BOOK DATE. Basically, he brought so many books for all of us but wrapped the books and just wrote a few things about the book. The real don't judge a book by its cover thing in real life. I got this huge book I'm showing off above, it's about everything paranormal/out-of-this-world.

The Book Fam. Picture by Farman.

The people in this picture are my book fam, tho a few are missing from it. But here we are, like a proper imaginary family, meets up once a month, talk bookish joke bookish, eat, laugh and go our separate ways. We're different in ages, different in tastes in books, differently in love with different fictional characters but we love books the same. I can never be more thankful to be a part of a club that embraces books and the beauty of reading. It's been only a few months since I've joined but I know it's the kind of thing I'll be taking my future kids to and asking everyone to encourage my kids to read mystery books.

This month's topic was to bring the favorite book of 2015. I brought Gone Girl obviously. A post is long due on this book because I'm totally in love with it and I can't believe I haven't blogged about it. It's the kind of book I tell all of my friends about. So if you haven't read this book already, PLS DO READ IT so that when I blog about it, we can actually talk about it and be obsessed with a few characters in it.

Also, I've made a goal of 50 books this year again. And I'm NOT failing it this time (yeah I know I failed 2015 but it's a new year new me) And I've updated my goodreads shelves and I'm totally going to slay the book reading challenge. 

Do you like reading books? Any reading goals for 2016?

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  1. Book club is love, Areeba <3
    I'm going to read 40 books. YIKES YIKES!

    Noor | Noor's Place

  2. This is so awesome, I love the fact you have a book fam. I'm searching for that in real life, but until I find one I'm going to do a book fam on the blog, lol. Also, let us know how you end up liking the book! (I love the idea behind a blind book swap).

    I loved Gone Girl, too. Have you read Dark Places by Gillian Flynn? Out of all her books, Darks Places is my favorite (it beats Gone Girl!). I also just got her newest short-story The Grownup, and while a lot of people didn't enjoy it, I kinda liked it lol.


  3. In just few meetups we all have become a 'BookFam' thanks to all of you. No one is a stranger at our book club. There are lots of surprises coming up so stay tuned. My goal is to read 25 books in 2016 let's see if I can achieve it or not.

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  5. So jealous for missing out this time too! >.> Can't wait to see you and Noor soon! <3

    Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

  6. Do I like reading books?! I've set my goal for 50!

  7. Do I like reading books?! I've set my goal for 50!

  8. Ahh Gone Girl was one of my favorites as well! It seems to have almost become a bit of a genre, you should check out Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, they're both quite similar.

    A book club sounds amazing honestly, I wish I was in one as well!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

    1. I haven't read Gone Girl (but I did see the movie), but I'm gonna second The Girl on the Train recommendation. It's a quick read that you won't want to put down!

  9. Ah! I want to be in a book club! For now, I just read whatever I want, then once I'm finished, I try to find a book review podcast that discusses it. I just got back into reading late late 2015 and made a really lofty goal of 52 books for 2016. I might be crazy. But I'm pretty pumped! I don't think I have a fave book that came out in 2015 that I also read in 2015...BUT by far the best book I read in 2015 was The Secret History by Donna Tartt. It's pretty much amazing.

    Also--that secret book idea is soo good! I visited a bookshop in Arizona once where they had a bin of books wrapped in paper with different drawings on each one. The front simply had a genre, like "drama" written on it, and that was all the information you had about what book was inside. I bought the one that said DRAMA on it, of course, and it was Shakespeare's Julius Caesar!

    I want to give away surprise books to people like that. Anyway! I just found your blog and you seem pretty fun so now I'm following you. Bye!

    / okaythanksmaria

  10. Wow the blind books thing is impressive! Wrapping the cover and just writing a few words is a great idea. I might try this with some of my friends!

  11. A BLIND BOOK DATE?! That's like the best date ever! Oh my gosh!

    I have to try this out with some bookworms in my area. It would be awesome to try it out to read new and better books, especially getting out of your comfort zone. I'm personally trying to read 52 books so fingers crossed we get it, hahaha <3

    xx Bash | H E Y   B A S H | bloglovin'

  12. what a cool idea, i still need to read gone girl!

    danielle | avec danielle


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