The Ones That Got Away #13

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This feature is going to showcase some recent reads that I haven’t fully reviewed. This may be because I didn’t finish the book or that I didn’t have enough to say to warrant a full and fair review of a book that I’m sure others will absolutely adore. I figure this way the books will be highlighted and someone somewhere might find the right book for them!

(BOOK IMAGES GO TO GOODREADS)

Chart Throb- Ben Elton

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95,000 hopefuls. Three judges. Just one winner. 

And that’s Colin Simms, the genius behind the show. 

Colin always wins, because Colin writes the rules. But this year, as he sits smugly in judgment on the mingers, clingers and blingers whom he has pre-selected in his carefully scripted “search” for a star, he has no idea that the rules are changing. The “real” is about to be put back into “reality” television, and Colin and his fellow judges (the nation’s favourite mum and the other bloke) are about to become ex-factors themselves.

Undercover Princess- Connie Glynn

Undercover Princess (The Rosewood Chronicles, #1)

When fairy tale obsessed Lottie Pumpkin starts at the infamous Rosewood Hall, she is not expecting to share a room with the Crown Princess of Maradova, Ellie Wolf. Due to a series of lies and coincidences, 14-year-old Lottie finds herself pretending to be the princess so that Ellie can live a more normal teenage life.

Lottie is thrust into the real world of royalty – a world filled with secrets, intrigue and betrayal. She must do everything she can to help Ellie keep her secret, but with school, the looming Maradovian ball and the mysterious new boy Jamie, she’ll soon discover that reality doesn’t always have the happily ever after you’d expect…

A thrilling world of parties, politics and bad ass princesses, this is the first book in the brand new series THE ROSEWOOD CHRONICLES.

There’s Someone Inside Your House- Stephanie Perkins

There's Someone Inside Your House

Love hurts…

Makani Young thought she’d left her dark past behind her in Hawaii, settling in with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska. She’s found new friends and has even started to fall for mysterious outsider Ollie Larsson. But her past isn’t far behind.

Then, one by one, the students of Osborne Hugh begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasingly grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and her feelings for Ollie intensify, Makani is forced to confront her own dark secrets.

Because You Love To Hate Me- edited by Ameriie

Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy

Leave it to the heroes to save the world–villains just want to rule the world.

In this unique YA anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains’ points of view.

These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like “Medusa,” Sherlock Holmes, and “Jack and the Beanstalk” provide a behind-the-curtain look at villains’ acts of vengeance, defiance, and rage–and the pain, heartbreak, and sorrow that spurned them on. No fairy tale will ever seem quite the same again!

The Poet X- Elizabeth Acevedo

The Poet X

A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo.

Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.

But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers—especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about. With Mami’s determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself.

So when she is invited to join her school’s slam poetry club, she doesn’t know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out, much less speak her words out loud. But still, she can’t stop thinking about performing her poems.

Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent.

Have you read any of these books? Did you enjoy them? Feel free to leave a comment below!

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This Week In Books #82

I am joining in with the lovely Lipsy from Lipsy’s Lost and Found’s feature which highlights our week in books. I shall be sharing what I’m reading now, then and next! I won’t be showcasing my new books as I do that on a Saturday. I’m really excited by this feature as I loved sharing my recent reads. My book reviews published on my blog are often WAY behind what I’m actually reading, so this is a good feature to keep you up to date!

Book images go to Goodreads!

Moxie The Roanoke Girls Chart Throb

NOWMoxieJennifer Mathieu– I’m about 70 pages into this book which I think is going to be super easy to read. It’s the first explicitly feminist book I’ve read! I love Jennifer Mathieu’s writing style.

THENThe Roanoke GirlsAmy Engel– Oh I had such an experience reading this book. I don’t know whether I loved it or hated it! It was very clever though and quite deeply disturbing. This book will be reviewed as part of the ‘Talking About’ feature with my sister, Beth! It should be out soon!

NEXT- Chart ThrobBen Elton– I’ve had my eye on this book for a while so Beth let me read her copy! I’m looking forward to it!

What are you reading this week? Let me know!

Top Ten Books On My Autumn (Fall) TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is a TBR list. I love these lists because they give me encouragement to read a book at a certain time! I don’t always keep to them, but on my summer list I managed to read them all! 🙂 I’m very much trying to get through books that I have in my possession already even there are SO MANY that I want to read and add to my TBR. The bookworm struggle!

Click on the book image to get to the Goodreads page for the book! 🙂

Chart Throb- Ben Elton

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I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while, so hopefully I’ll get to it this Autumn!

Then She Was Gone- Lisa Jewell

Then She Was Gone

I’ve heard this is a good one!

Together- Julie Cohen

Together

Again, I’ve heard great things about this book, so I’m looking forward to it!

History Is All You Left Me- Adam Silvera

History Is All You Left Me

I’ve only read Adam’s debut, but I’m trying to work my way through his next releases!

Moxie- Jennifer Mathieu

Moxie

I really enjoy Jennifer’s writing style, so I’m looking forward to this one!

Letters From The Lighthouse- Emma Carroll

Letters from the Lighthouse

I’ve adored every book by Emma so far, so I expect to like this one!

13 Minutes- Sarah Pinborough

13 Minutes

So excited to read this one!

The Invention of Hugo Cabret- Brian Selznick

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

This book has been on my TBR forever. I hope I enjoy it and haven’t overhyped it!

Luckiest Girl Alive- Jessica Knoll

Luckiest Girl Alive

I’ve heard a lot of great things about this book too!

The Hours Before Dawn- Celia Fremlin

The Hours Before Dawn

Intrigued.

Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? What’s on your Autumn/Fall TBR? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Stacking The Shelves #172

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

Bought:

Moxie

I’ve heard great things about Moxie and I love Jennifer Mathieu’s writing, so it’s a win win for me! Or so I hope…

History Is All You Left Me

Borrowed from Beth

Noughts & Crosses Graphic Novel

I adore Noughts and Crosses and Beth says this version is awesome. I, of course, believe her!

Together

I enjoyed Julie Cohen’s Dear Thing so I’m excited to read something else by her.

Then She Was Gone

Again, another author we’ve read and enjoyed. Beth highly recommends this one!

 

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I’ve been meaning to read this for a long time now and Beth kindly brought it for me to borrow. Bless her. I love having a bookish sister!

What have you added to your shelves this week? Let me know! 🙂

Top Ten Beach Reads

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Every week bloggers make lists of their favourite Top Ten on a given subject. This week’s list is Top Ten Beach Reads. I could add SO many books for this list so it’ll be hard to narrow it down to ten! I’m going to try and use books that I haven’t used for this meme! I’ve defined a beach read as a book that was so easy to read, that captured my interest and made me not want to put it down!

As ever, click on the book image to learn more about the book!

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Billy And Me- Giovanna Fletcher– This is a perfect beach read. It’s got the right amount of fluff and seriousness. It’s addictive and easy to read.

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Twenty Boy Summer- Sarah Ockler-  Such a sweet book, with a serious edge.

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One Perfect Summer- Paige Toon- I’ve mentioned how much I love Paige Toon’s books before and this is one of my favourites.

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The Novel In The Viola- Natasha Solomons- This is such a charming read. So lovely.

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The Beach Café- Lucy Diamond- This is a perfect piece of escapism. You can really tell that Lucy loves Cornwall, as she writes about it so well!

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The Summer House- Mary Nichols- This book has such great characters!

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Inconceivable- Ben Elton- A fantastic book with a great balance of emotion and humour.

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The Other Hand- Chris Cleave- This is another great book with a balance of humour and tragedy.

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The Ice Cream Girls- Dorothy Koomson- Dorothy Koomson is a fantastic writer. Some fantastic characters and a gripping storyline.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time- Mark Haddon- I completely fell in love with this book. Such a compelling story.

Please feel free to leave a link to your Top Ten Tuesday list. I’m pretty sure I’m going to be adding lots of books to my TBR pile this week!