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!
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Birthday gifts from my sister, Bibliobeth
This has been on my TBR for a while, so I was pleased to get my hands on a copy!
I’m so intrigued by this book about twins who need to undergo the test for Huntington’s Disease.
Holly Bourne writes mental health very well. I’m looking forward to reading this one.
I must read this book before the end of the year. It’s been on my radar for a long time now!
Here’s another one that I’ve been meaning to read for a while!
I can’t wait to read this one. I love Dorothy Koomson’s writing!
David Levithan is one of my favourite writers, so I’m really looking forward to this one!
A massive thank you to my sister for her generosity! I think I can safely say I have a wonderful bookish sister! ❤
Have you read any of these books? What did you think? What did YOU add to your shelves this week? Let me know.
Feel free to leave a link to your haul and I’ll stop by later!
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together.
This week’s list is all about books that we want to read by the pool or at the beach. It also serves as our Summer TBR. I don’t think I’m going on a beach-y holiday this year, but I’m hoping for some sunshine all the same. I’m not fussy if I’m reading in my back garden! Here are some books that I would like to tackle this summer time. Most are contemporary because although I like them all year around I find them perfect for summer!
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Yes, I need to catch up with Kasie West’s books. I really enjoy her writing. It’s easy to read. She releases books so quickly though!
This book has been on my radar for a while. It’s all about a summer romance! All for that in summer time!
I love David Levithan’s writing. Looking forward to this one!
This doesn’t have a light, summery feel to it, but I’ve been eagerly anticipating it for a while now so it needed to be added to the TBR!
Another darker book, but I feel like it can’t be all light reads this summer!
I’m looking forward to getting to this book after really enjoying the first!
I think this could be a particularly engaging read! Love the cover. Definitely gives me summer vibes.
I am determined to get around to this book this summer. It has been on my TBR forever!
What are you hoping to read this summer? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten Bookish Settings I’d Love To Visit. I decided to go for some books that have places that I really would love to go to!
Paris- Anna and The French Kiss
I’ve been to Disney Land Paris but never proper Paris.
Indiana- The Start Of Me And You
This book made me want to visit Indiana!
San Francisco- Lola and The Boy Next Door
I’ve always wanted to go to San Francisco. Something about it really appeals to me.
New York City- Dash and Lily’s Book Of Dares
I love the look of New York.
Tuscany- Love & Gelato
Italy is just so beautiful. I’d love to see more of it.
Mississippi- The Help
I’m totally intrigued by Southern America
Miami- The Mara Dyer trilogy
🙂 Beautiful weather… it looks stunning too.
Some fictional settings I’d love to visit…
Hogwarts- Harry Potter
Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory- Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Neverland- Peter Pan
Who wouldn’t want to visit these places?
What have you done for your list this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is a food related prompt. I was stuck with what to do with this one, but I’ve come up with covers that make me particularly hungry! So here we are…
I haven’t necessarily read all of these books, but I have read most of them. Either way, the covers made me hungry.
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I want to read this book and eat the yumminess on the cover!
This may just have food in the title, but its cover reminds me of Neapolitan ice cream which is a favourite. Mmm.
I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I love lemon cake!
I’m sensing a ‘sweet’ theme to my list this week. I do love a sweet treat. This book isn’t an easy read though. It’s about a battle with anorexia.
I haven’t read this book, but I adore the cover!
The cover looks good enough to eat! I loved the story too.
I adore Tudor stories and this one was no exception. The fruit on the cover makes me crave a pomegranate!
I wanted gelato and wanted to go to Italy after this!
This makes me want to eat Lovehearts!
I’ve heard great things about this book which I really want to read. I love this cover.
What did you put on your foody list this week? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, it’s all about books we loved or disliked more than we thought. Now, for most of these books I did like them, just not as much as I had first thought I would. You may enjoy them! Each to their own they say…
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More Of Me- Kathryn Evans
I wasn’t that impressed with this book unfortunately. I wanted to love it because the synopsis sounded incredible, but for me, it didn’t work.
Another Day- David Levithan
I LOVED Every Day but I don’t think this book was necessary. I felt a little let down by it.
What We Left Behind- Robin Talley
I loved Robin’s debut, so I was sad to be disappointed by this.
After You- Jojo Moyes
It was always a gamble to read a sequel to one of my favourite books. This book didn’t work for me, unfortunately.
Ballet Shoes- Noel Streatfeild
I wanted to love this book! 😦
The Fault In Our Stars- John Green
I know, I know. Most people love it. I liked it but wasn’t blown away.
The Coldest Girl In Coldtown- Holly Black
I thought I’d love this book, but it wasn’t quite what I thought it would be.
Me & Earl & The Dying Girl- Jesse Andrews
This book was okay, but I thought it was going to be WOW!
Everything I Never Told You- Celeste Ng
I feel like so many people would love this book but it didn’t quite work for me.
Those Girls- Lauren Saft
I thought this would be a fun book but sadly it wasn’t. It really irritated me at points.
I’m really intrigued to see what you’ve posted this week, so feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!
How did I get it?:
I bought it!
Previously read by the same authors:
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers cross paths. Two teens with the same name, running in two very different circles, suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, culminating in heroic turns-of-heart and the most epic musical ever to grace the high-school stage.
I have had this book for the longest time, but if I’m honest, I was a little put off from reading it. This is mainly because I’ve had some problems with John Green books. Now, don’t get me wrong, I think he’s a decent enough writer. I just don’t get all of the hype surrounding his books. I’ve read a lot of them now and I think they’re okay- just not outstanding like many other readers seem to feel. It’s just personal preference I guess. Each to their own. David Levithan is what pulled me to this book. I absolutely adore David Levithan’s writing and I’m working my way through his books. There’s something about David’s writing that pulls me in.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson is narrated by two different boys named Will Grayson. Our first Will Grayson (narrated by John Green) is best friends with a guy named Tiny Cooper. He may be called Tiny, but he’s anything but tiny. He’s a bigger guy and definitely has a larger than life personaility. John’s Will Grayson has all kinds of girl drama because he’s trying to avoid girl drama…consquently making quite the drama over drama. I could tell from the start that this Will Grayson was written by John Green as his writing style is incredibly identifiable. I have to admit, that I actually really enjoyed John Green’s Will Grayson!
Now for the other Will Grayson. Ahhh David Levithan!<3 I thought I was going to hate David’s Will Grayson because it was all written in lowercase. The teacher in me was screaming about using capital letters and capitalising ‘I’. I quickly got over it though… because you know… David Levithan’s writing is delicious. Can writing be delicious? Yes. Yes it can. After finishing the book, I read the interview that both authors gave and David explains that Will writes in lowercase because that’s how he sees himself. I totally got that. This Will Grayson is a darker character. He’s depressed. One day, Will Grayson comes across the other Will Grayson (*cough* in a porn shop *cough*) and this leads to him meeting Tiny Cooper. They later become a couple.
There is a great deal of romance throughout this book. It’s full of relationship drama which I’m not usually a fan of, but it works so well in this story. The relationships feel real with relatable struggles. I also really enjoyed how this book was about friendship as well. It’s a wonderfully witty story and I’m pleased I finally gave it a chance. This was certainly my favourite John Green book.
Would I recommend it?:
A witty, engrossing read! I loved this book!
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!
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NOW– A Boy Made Of Blocks– Keith Stuart– I have only just started A Boy Made of Blocks which is a debut novel out on 1st September. It’s a story of a family with a boy with autism. I’m only a few chapters in but it’s very promising so far.
THEN– Strange Star– Emma Carroll– I absolutely adore Emma Carroll’s writing and was very late in reading Strange Star. I’m so glad I made time for it, this summer holiday as it was a beautiful read.
NEXT– Will Grayson, Will Grayson– John Green and David Levithan– I have to admit that I’m nervous to read this book. I’m not a huge John Green fan. Not at all. But I do like David Levithan. I’ve had this book way over a year (possibly 2!) so it’s time to see if I like it.
What are you reading this week? Feel free to leave a link to a similar post that you do and I’ll stop by! Happy Reading!
I have had some problems with leaving comments on WordPress for the past day or so, so I shall do my best to comment on your blog! I will have definitely read it, if you leave a link!