Summer Bookish Bingo Wrap Up/Sign up for Holiday Bingo!

This summer I took part in Summer Bookish Bingo hosted by Great Imaginations. I’m thrilled that I completed the card! It really gave me chance to knock off some books from my TBR list, so I’ll definitely be joining in again!

  1. Thirteen Reasons Why- Jay Asher
  2. The Girl Who Walked On Air– Emma Carroll
  3. Two Boys Kissing– David Levithan
  4. The Summer I Turned Pretty– Jenny Han
  5. Rebel Belle- Rachel Hawkins
  6. More Than This– Patrick Ness
  7. Don”t You Forget About Me– Kate Karyus Quinn
  8. Siege and Storm– Leigh Bardugo
  9. Kira-Kira– Cynthia Kadohata
  10. Rooftoppers- Katherine Rundell
  11. Ruin and Rising– Leigh Bardugo
  12. Rump– Liesel Shurtliff
  13. Fire and Rain– Diane Chamberlain
  14. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August– Claire North
  15. Salvage- Keren David
  16. On The Fence– Kasie West
  17. She Is Not Invisible– Marcus Sedgwick
  18. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making– Catherynne M. Valente
  19. Ten– Gretchen McNeil
  20. The Snow Queen– Alana Albertson
  21. Open Road Summer– Emery Lord
  22. Unhooking The Moon– Gregory Hughes
  23. Belle Epoque– Elizabeth Ross
  24. Wake– Amanda Hocking

Here is the card for the Holiday bingo! Will you play along?

Click on the bingo card to get to Great Imaginations!

Click on the bingo card to get to Great Imaginations!

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Rump

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How did I get it?:
I bought it!

Synopsis:

In a magic kingdom where your name is your destiny, 12-year-old Rump is the butt of everyone’s joke. But when he finds an old spinning wheel, his luck seems to change. Rump discovers he has a gift for spinning straw into gold. His best friend, Red Riding Hood, warns him that magic is dangerous, and she’s right. With each thread he spins, he weaves himself deeper into a curse.

To break the spell, Rump must go on a perilous quest, fighting off pixies, trolls, poison apples, and a wickedly foolish queen. The odds are against him, but with courage and friendship—and a cheeky sense of humor—he just might triumph in the end.

Thoughts:

I first heard about Rump from Laura who is a fellow book blogger who also dabbles in Booktube. I was immediately interested in the book. I love a fairy-tale retelling/reimagining so this book was definitely right up my street. I’m also into reading middle grade reads at the moment. There really are some gems out there worth discovering and Rump is definitely a gem!

Rump is a retelling of the classic fairy-tale Rumpelstiltskin. It’s so creative and makes you consider what happened to Rumpelstiltskin in order for him to be the horrible creature that he was in the original tale. I loved the ideas that the author came up with. They were completely credible and made me root for a happy ending for Rump. I absolutely loved how there were different fairy-tales tangled up within Rump. Rump’s best friend is Red. Red’s Grandmother is a witch. It’s just very clever! I can’t even begin to imagine how much thought has to go into reimagining these classic tales, but I’m very appreciative of the author’s efforts!

Rump was incredibly easy to read but it did have some moments were the pace slowed down a little. That didn’t affect my enjoyment of the book though.

Would I recommend it?:
Yes- 3.5 stars!

Rump is a fantastic book for middle grade aged children and adults that love clever retellings!

Stacking The Shelves #78

Click on the image to take you to Tynga's blog to learn more! (Opens in same window)

Click on the image to take you to Tynga’s blog to learn more! (Opens in same window)

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 Goodread’s page!

I’ve got a bigger haul than the past few weeks. Blame pay day and my lack of restraint!

Bought:

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Fixing DelilahSarah Ockler– I loved Twenty Boy Summer and I’m hoping to read #scandal very soon. I’ve enjoyed Sarah Ockler’s writing, so I decided to pick this book up. It sounds intriguing.

Me and Earl and the Dying GirlJesse Andrews– I’ve heard so much about this book. I can’t wait to get to it!

RumpLiesl Shurtliff– This is a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, it sounds amazing!

The Secret Hum of A DaisyTracy Holczer– I think that this is going to be a powerful, emotional read about family.

The Snow QueenAlana Albertson– This is a dance based novella which I can’t wait to read.

On The Fence- Kasie WestI adore Kasie West’s writing and this book looks like a perfect summer read.

NetGalley:

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I’ve seen this book titled as Big Little Lies and Little Lies. Whatever it is, I’m looking forward to reading it after enjoying Liane Moriarty’s book The Husband’s Secret.

Received from author:

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Thank you so much to Becky for sending me a copy of this book!

Ninja Book Swap:

I received a lovely parcel from Jen at Dark Readers with this book inside, a journal and a beautiful bookmark.

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If you want to learn more about the Ninja Book Swap check out this blog HERE

What have you added to your shelves this week? Please feel free to leave a link to your hauls!