My Embarrassing Dad’s Gone Viral and Missing Arabella Mini Reviews

Today I’d like to chat about two recent releases from Oxford University Press. I was sent a copy of both books unexpectedly. They both looked like fun reads so I was happy to give them a go! Click on the book image to get to the Goodreads page for the book.

My Embarrassing Dad's Gone Viral


What’s a boy to do when his mum disappears, his dad moves him and his sister to the middle of nowhere, and his life takes a very swift downward turn . . . secretly launch his dad on the internet as the Next Big Thing, of course!

Hi guys!
I bet every one of you knows what it’s like to have an embarrassing parent – right? I bet they’ve done something so cringey that you wanted the ground to open up and swallow you whole. But let me tell you, my friend, NOBODY has a dad like mine. He takes embarrassing to a whole new level. If embarrassing was an Olympic sport, my dad would have, like, a gazillion gold medals.

This hilarious story will have instant appeal to a YouTube-watching generation and is told through a series of vlogs. Combining Ben Davis’s brilliantly-funny voice and Mike Lowery’s amazingly-amazing illustrations is sure to make this a hit with readers everywhere. After all, everyone knows what it’s like to have an embarrassing parent, don’t they?



A twin banished . . . an unbreakable bond . . . an unlikely fairytale. Sometimes a disaster is just a disaster, and nothing good can be said about it. But sometimes a disaster is an excuse for a fresh start.

Arabella and Henrietta are twins. If you saw them, you’d find it very hard to tell them apart. But once you get to know them, you’ll discover that although they look alike, that’s where the similarity ends . . .

Henrietta is a constant headache for her parents-always causing problems and upset. Why, oh why can’t she be more like Arabella?

Sent away to live with strange Aunt Renfrew, Henrietta wonders if she’ll ever see Arabella again. But the bond between sisters is strong, and even stronger when your sister is also your twin and your best friend. And so Arabella begins her journey through the forest to find Henrietta . . .

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Stacking The Shelves #146

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!

As ever, click on the book image to get to the Goodreads page!


Thanks to Penguin Books

Holding Up the Universe

I enjoyed Jennifer Niven’s debut novel, but her latest release looks like it’s going to be more of my sort of thing. It cetainly looks like another heart-wrencher that’ll explore important issues.

Oxford University Press

I was sent these two books by OUP not knowing anything about them. They are due for release in August! They look like fun middle grade reads. I’ll certainly give them a go.

My Embarrassing Dad's Gone Viral 

That’s it for me this week. I’m happy with a small haul… so much to catch up on!

What have you added to your shelves this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by! Happy Reading!