Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten Books on our Spring TBR.
I’ve started with 5 ARCs that I’m going to be reading first! I seem to have a busy start to April!
Follow Me Down- Sherri Smith
I have heard good things so far about this book. I hope to read it after my current read!
All The Forever Things- Jolene Perry
I enjoy Jolene Perry’s writing, so I’m looking forward to this one.
Letters To The Lost- Brigid Kemmerer
I’ve heard a lot about this author although I’ve never read a book by her. Looking forward to them!
Goodbye Days- Jeff Zentner
I’ve seen this one everywhere… intrigued!
The Upside of Unrequited- Becky Albertalli
I’m nervous about this one as I loved the author’s debut so much!
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The Last Beginning- Lauren James
I have had this coming up for a few weeks now, but then other books have got in the way… you know how it is! I am really looking forward to this.
Heartless- Marissa Meyer
I have mixed feelings about reading this book. I’m worried it won’t live up to my expectations.
Furthermore- Tahereh Mafi
Another highly anticipated one!
Don’t Touch- Rachel M. Wilson
This one has been on my TBR for far too long. It’s time to read it…
The Book Collector- Alice Thompson
My sister Beth, isn’t sure if I’m going to like this book, but I’ll give it a go!
What have you got on your Spring TBR? Feel free to leave a link to your Top Ten post and I’ll stop by!
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– Fish Boy- Chloe Daykin- I am reading this book for a ‘Comparing..’ feature with Luna. I’m just about to start it and I’m very excited!
THEN- The Cruelty- Scott Bergstrom- I enjoyed this book enough but it didn’t blow me away. It’s a YA thriller about a girl’s father who is kidnapped.
NEXT- The Last Beginning– Lauren James– I am really intrigued to see if this book is as good as the first book in the series where I was pleasantly surprised!
What are you reading this week? Feel free to let me know or leave a link to a similar post that you do! Happy Reading!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is Valentine’s themed, so I thought I’d go with some of my favourite relationships. I was open to listing friendships as well, but that would make my list so long, so I decided just to go with romantic relationships.
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Will and Louisa- Me Before You- Jojo Moyes
One of my favourite couples ever. Can you hear the sound of my heart breaking?!
Simon and Blue- Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda- Becky Albertalli
Simon and Blue were utterly adorable. I love this book!
Olly and Madeline- Everything, Everything- Nicola Yoon
I really grew to love Olly and Madeleine with every page.
Cain and Charlie- Four Seconds To Lose-K.A. Tucker
This is my favourite couple from the series. I was behind their relationship from the beginning.
Liam and Ally- Behind The Scences- Dahlia Adler
I believed in this couple!
Billy and Sophie- Billy and Me- Giovanna Fletcher
Love Giovanna’s writing and Billy and Sophie were fabulous characters.
Olly and Erin- Haunt Me- Liz Kessler
I loved the whole Olly, Joe and Erin storyline. This book is SO worth reading.
Katherine and Matthew- Lauren James
I loved them in every era!
Eleanor and Park- Eleanor & Park- Rainbow Rowell
Another favourite couple of mine!
Don and Rosie- The Rosie Project- Graeme Simsion
Love the quirky Don both alone and together with Rosie. I adored this book!
What have you done for your list this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by! 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, it’s all about underrated or hidden gems that we’ve read within the last year or so.
Some of these have got some good ratings on Goodreads but I don’t feel I see them around enough for how good they are!
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A Boy Made Of Blocks- Keith Stuart
I don’t know if I’ll ever stop promoting this book wherever I can. I thought it was an absolutely beautiful read which explores the relationship between a father and his child who has autism. It’s much more than just about relationships. It’s a stunning read and I can’t recommend it highly enough!
Strange Star- Emma Carroll
Emma Carroll is another great writer who I wish more people read! 🙂 This is because I think her writing is so impressive. I always feel like I’m inside the story. This story is inspired by the creation of Frankenstein!
Dead Romantic- C.J. Skuse
Such a unique story. It’s about a girl who wants to create her perfect boyfriend from dead parts of others…
Crush- Eve Ainsworth
This book is incredibly raw. It centres around an abusive teenage relationship!
Orangeboy- Patrice Lawrence
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book!
V is for Violet- Alison Rattle
Alison Rattle’s books are always underrated in my opinion.
The Next Together- Lauren James
I know that this book has received mixed reviews, but I really hope people aren’t put off by it!
The Haunting- Alex Bell
Everyone’s all about the author’s book Frozen Charlotte which is awesome, but I prefer The Haunting.
Between The Notes- Sharon Huss Roat
I really enjoyed this contemporary YA read.
Born Weird- Andrew Kaufman
A very unusual, unique read!
What are your underrated or hidden gems that you’ve read recently? Feel free to leave a link to your Top Ten post and I’ll stop by!
It’s that time of year again… time to reflect on the British Books I’ve read this year for the British Books Challenge. I read a grand total of 66 British books! (I shall add anymore to this post if I read more between now and 1st January) Yay!
The challenge involves reading 12 books from British authors, so I think we can safely say I smashed that number! 😉 I really enjoy finding British authors to read as much of my reading is dominated by US authors (they are amazing though!) Linked below are the reviews of the 66 British books that I read!
- Lighter Than My Shadow– Katie Green
- For Holly– Tanya Byrne
- Am I Normal Yet?– Holly Bourne
- The Demon Headmaster– Gillian Cross
- The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig– Emer Stamp
- The Haunting– Alex Bell
- In A Dark, Dark Wood– Ruth Ware
- The Number One Rule For Girls– Rachel McIntyre
- Carrie’s War-Nina Bawden
- The Sin Eater’s Daughter– Melinda Salisbury
- Radio Silence– Alice Oseman
- The Samaritan– Mason Cross
- Moving– Jenny Eclair
- More Of Me– Kathryn Evans
- The Next Together– Lauren James
- The Boy In The Dress– David Walliams
- Consumed– Abbie Rushton
- V is for Violet– Alison Rattle
- Read Me Like A Book– Liz Kessler
- Follow Me Back– Nicci Cloke
- Noble Conflict– Malorie Blackman
- When I Was Invisible– Dorothy Koomson
- Poppy’s Place– Karina Charman
- The Horse and His Boy– C.S. Lewis
- Orangeboy– Patrice Lawrence
- Always With Love– Giovanna Fletcher
- The Moonlight Dreamers– Siobhan Curham
- According To Yes-Dawn French
- The Borrowers– Mary Norton
- Swimming To The Moon– Jane Elson
- The Castle– Sophia Bennett
- The Woman Next Door– Cass Green
- Songs About A Girl– Chris Russell
- Maggot Moon– Sally Gardner
- Shtum– Jem Lester
- The One We Fell In Love With– Paige Toon
- My Embarrassing Dad’s Gone Viral– Ben Davis
- Cuckoo– Keren David
- Harry Potter and The Cursed Child– J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
- All About The Hype– Paige Toon
- The Girls– Lisa Jewell
- Head Over Heels– Holly Smale
- Crush– Eve Ainsworth
- Perijee and Me– Ross Montgomery
- How Not To Disappear– Clare Furniss
- A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding– Jackie Copleton
- Looking for JJ– Anne Cassidy
- A Boy Made Of Bricks– Keith Stuart
- Robyn Silver- The Midnight Chimes– Paula Harrison
- Isadora Moon Goes To School- Harriet Muncaster
- The Last Act of Love– Cathy Rentzenbrink
- Time To Say Goodbye– S.D. Robertson
- On The Other Side– Carrie Hope Fletcher
- Beautiful Broken Things– Sara Barnard
- The Widow– Fiona Barton
- The Wolves of Willoughby Chase– Joan Aiken
- Dead Romantic– C.J.Skuse
- Haunt Me– Liz Kessler
- Missing, Presumed– Susie Steiner
- Strange Star– Emma Carroll
- Ballet Shoes– Noel Streatfeild
- The Lie Tree– Frances Hardinge
- Into The Trees– Robert Williams
- Lighthousekeeping– Jeanette Winterson
- Infinite Sky– C.J. Flood
- The Sleeping Prince– Melinda Salisbury
A massive thank you to Kirsty from Overflowing Library for hosting this challenge this year.
As this is one of my favourite challenges, I am definitely on board for 2017. In 2017, the challenge will be hosted by Michelle from Tales of Yesterday. Sign up here!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s list we’re listing our favourite new to us authors that we’ve read this year. I’ve discovered some gems this year but I have to admit, I have returned to old faithfuls more. I must get better!
I started with All The Rage and have since caught up on all things Courtney Summers. I think she’s such a powerful, edgy author.
I really enjoyed Keith’s debut novel A Boy Made of Blocks which was about an autistic boy and his family. Heartwarming.
Carrie Hope Fletcher-
I’ve known about Carrie for years, so was happy to read her debut novel On The Other Side.
John Corey Whaley-
Highly Illogical Behaviour blew my mind.
I didn’t expect to like The Next Together as much as I did!
Made You Up was one of my favourites of the year!
I have thoroughly enjoyed Katie’s creepy series Bad Girls Don’t Die.
Am I Normal Yet? is one of my favourite YA books of the year!
I really enjoyed Furiously Happy. It was different to read about anxiety and depression in this way.
Infinite Sky was a stunning read!
Which authors have you discovered this year? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!
How did I get it?:
I bought it!
How many times can you lose the person you love?
Katherine and Matthew are destined to be born again and again, century after century. Each time, their presence changes history for the better, and each time, they fall hopelessly in love, only to be tragically separated.
Spanning the Crimean War, the Siege of Carlisle and the near-future of 2019 and 2039 they find themselves sacrificing their lives to save the world. But why do they keep coming back? What else must they achieve before they can be left to live and love in peace?
Maybe the next together will be different…
I initially saw this book doing the rounds on the Top Ten Tuesday meme. I’m not a massive fan of books that jump around in time a lot, but I was assured that this book was worth it. I have to say, I went into reading this book not expecting to like it. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Sure, it can be confusing at times but on the whole I thought it was a fantastic read that I’m thrilled I read.
This book centres around two characters, Katherine and Matthew. They are destined to be together. I absolutely loved reading about how they found each other in different time periods. I also really liked how the story included different media. This aspect doesn’t always work well for me, but it really did work with The Next Together. I really liked reading the text messages, the emails, the notes to each other. It was adorable and added something special to the story.I really enjoyed the characters and loved seeing how they came together in each era. They seemed like a meant to be couple which I absolutely adored. I could really back them in any era.
I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed this book because its science-y more than romance-y. I have to say science isn’t really my thing and I thought that would spoil the book for me, but surprisingly it captured my attention and kept me turning the pages. I thought it was a well paced storyline, although I felt a little let down by the ending which prevented me from giving it a full five star rating. I guess I wanted a little more resolution and a lot less confusion from the ending!
Would I recommend it?:
An interesting, fast paced debut!