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August 30, 2012

Help Us Choose! (1) - Which book would you pick?

Ever reached a point where you just didn't know what to read next? this usually applies to the piles of physical non-review books you have sitting on your shelf collecting dust. Well, we're putting a stop to it. Farah and I have each chosen a couple of our physical books and will present it to you through a vlog, so either comment on our youtube channel or through this post! 

Be sure to comment below on what you think we should read! 


  1. Hi Farah! :) I really loved The Catastrophic History of You and Me. I thought it was amazing, it's been one of my favorite reads so far this year. Also, I really enjoyed Everneath. I haven't read the others, but I really enjoyed both of those :)

    Hi Juhina! I thought City of Bones was really good and I like the Iron Fey series. Both Paper Towns and Supernaturally also sound good :)

  2. I enjoyed Everneath a lot, but I did go in with low expectations. I hope you read that, Farah! :)

    Juhina, City of Bones! You must must must! I think you would like it. :)

    By the way, sorry if you said anything important - the sound on my laptop hasn't been working! :P

  3. I loved Everneath! And I hear The Catastrophic History of You and Me is amazingsauce!!!

  4. Farah: Matched, because I really enjoyed it.

    Juhina: City of Bones, because the movie is on the move, you should read the books first!

  5. I think Everneath looks brilliant, and would probably start with that. But then The Catastrophic History of You and Me is supposed to be amazing, so maybe that.... :P

    Juhina, I think City of Bones, because like Jen above me said, the movie is on the way and you should make sure you've already read the books. :)

    By the way, new follower via GFB and Twitter! Love Maji Bookshelf. :) xxx

  6. Farah: i recommend Matched because i really enjoyed reading but i don't think it's for everyone. And i really recommend The Catastrophic Hostory of You and Me!

    Juhina: you HAVE to give City of Bones and Cinder a go! i loved both of them!

    By the way, i'm really curious about your blog name. I've been dying to ask this question: because i know Juhina loves to watch asain drama i was wondering if the word "maji" in your blog name means "really" in japenese?

    1. Hey! haha Maji comes from Majdoub. Which is our family name :P
      but yea, we love asian dramas <3

      - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

    2. Oh OK. Thanks for answering! :)

  7. Farah:
    OMG, READ The Catastrophic History of You and Me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I loved it sososososo much.
    My review:

    Girl, The Iron Daughter, fo sho.

  8. I've been dying to read Everneath. I have had it on my shelf since January. Also you should read City of Bones soon since the movie will be out next year.

  9. Farah - Sorry, I didn't read any of those books but I am dying to read the Matched series!

    Juhina - I LOVED Fateful, Cinder, City of Bones and The Iron Daughter.

    Fateful - This one was a great stand-alone (sometimes it's good to take a break from series) and it didn't end up being as cliché as I thought it would be with the idea of werewolves on titanic. If you want you can check out my review here.

    Cinder - I loved the rich setting in Cinder, although it was a retelling of Cinderella Marissa Meyer added plenty of her own original ideas in the book. My review can be found here!

    City of Bones - I really do love this series, the characters are just all loads of fun plus there's the movie coming out next year, and I always like reading the book first before watching the movie.

    The Iron Daughter - Definitely a lot better than The Iron King, my favourite in the series though was The Iron Queen. My review can be found here!

  10. Farah - I LOVED Catastrophic and Everneath, both are amazing and I highly recommend them. I did have a bit of trouble at the start concerning Everneath but about 50 pages in when I was thinking that I might have to put it down, something clicked and it was smooth sailing from there! Don't let that put you off ;) Twenty Boy Summer is great, really enjoyed it. The Fault In Our Stars is amazing, I was literally walking around in a daze - that's how much I loved it. My only problem with TFIOS was that I found the language to be a little too over the top. I understand that the characters were wise and mature for their age but I didn't understand quite a few words and that therefore made me feel rather dumb.

    My vote goes to: Catastrophic as it's addictive and refreshing and Everneath because it was always intriguing and Jack (swoon!). Both are must reads :)

    Juhina - Apart from Fateful which I didn't enjoy (the only thing aspect I liked was that it was set on the Titanic), I haven't read any of the books you mentioned but after reading Paranormalcy last year and enjoying it, I vote for Supernaturally! Cinder too, as it looks awesome and I've only hear amazing things!

    Hope I've helped, happy reading! :)

  11. Farrah - I LOVED Matched and Everneath. Read both of those! :D

    Juhina - I loved Cinder and I've heard great thins about Paper Towns! Try them out! :D