British Books Challenge 2014: The round up!

The British Book Challenge was set up to show support for British Authors. By signing up I promised to read at least 12 books by British Authors. That’s equal to one book a month.

It’s safe to say that I exceeded this challenge this year.

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Stacking The Shelves #62- Behold the awesome

Click on the image to take you to Tynga's blog to learn more!

Click on the image to take you to Tynga’s blog to learn more!

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!

Bought in London:

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I have been wanting to read Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano for so long. I just couldn’t resist it. I’ve heard great things about She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick too. Dead To You by Lisa McCann looked SO good. It had to be mine. Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin was literally thrown into my hands and demanded that I bought it by my friend Rachel. I hope it’s good! Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young has been on my radar for a while now too. Looking forward to reading that! I also really liked the look of The Love Song of Jonny Valentine by Teddy Wayne.

From Hot Key Books (thanks to the lovely Luna!):

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Luna got me a selection of books from the lovely Hot Key Books. I’m particularly looking forward to reading The Lovely and The Lost by Page Morgan and Love Letters To The Dead by Ava Dellaira. Really, I’m looking forward to them all, but these two are being bumped up the TBR pile. Luna also kindly lent me her copy of Say Her Name by James Dawson which I’m reading very soon. So excited about it.

What have you added to your shelves this week? Please feel free to link your posts so I can see what you’ve got!

The Savages

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How did I get it?:
I bought it!

Synopsis:

What happens when the teenage daughter from a family with extreme tastes in meat-eating starts dating an outspoken vegetarian? Sasha is smitten by Jack, and wishes her parents would approve. For Titus and Angelica, it’s one more challenge in creating a stable home for their brood. While angelic baby Katya is set to cut her teeth, their son struggles at school. Ivan does his best to be accepted, but that’s tough when he’s been secretly raised to become the ultimate hunter gatherer. Welcome to the world of THE SAVAGES – a breed apart from your average household, here’s a darkly delicious treat for anyone who s ever been embarrassed by their own flesh and blood.

Thoughts:

I was recommended this book by Luna from Luna’s Little Library. She basically recommends a hell of a lot of books to me. My sister is another great one for recommendations. Aren’t I lucky to have such great bookish people in my life? Well, anyway, I really enjoyed this book. It was unique, with quite dark comedy. I often found myself smirking. Thank goodness I wasn’t reading it out in public. I certainly would’ve got some strange looks..

The Savage family are a normal looking family but they have a massive food-y secret! I absolutely loved the family, even down to the youngest child in the family. I think the only character I didn’t massively connect with, was Jack. He wasn’t a ‘bad’ character as such, he was just quite bland compared to the other exciting characters.
The Savages is full of food jokes at the expense of others outside of the family. It feels like you know the family, that you’re in on the secret.

The Savage is an intriguing, unique read. It doesn’t take long to read at all.

Would I recommend it?:
Yes!

Reading next:
The Look- Sophia Bennett

Stacking The Shelves #37

Click on the image to take you to Tynga's blog to learn more!

Click on the image to take you to Tynga’s blog to learn more!

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 its Goodread’s page!

Bought:

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A lot of these books I’ve decided to read because of my friend Luna’s reviews. Her blog is dangerous to me. It makes me add far too many books to my TBR list. (Thanks Luna!) I’ve wanted to read Dead Romantic since I read her review and the same with The Savages. I wanted to read Shipwrecked after enjoying Finding Cherokee Brown by the same author Siobhan Curham. Split Second sounded interesting so I went for that too!

Gift:

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My mum knows that I’m a big fan of Sophie Kinsella’s writing, so she bought me Wedding Night.

Bought for Kindle:

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I’ve had these books on my wish list for a while and they were going fairly cheap on the Kindle (except Fever!) I know summer is well and truly over, but I’m looking forward to eventually read The Summer I Became A Nerd, I’ve heard good things! I’ve heard so many good things about Something Like Normal, that I just had to pick it up!

NetGalley:

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I’ve been trying to request less as I really have far too many books to plow through. I couldn’t resist Model Misfit though. The second book in the Geek Girl series.

What did you get this week? Feel free to leave the links to your blog posts in the comments below and I’ll come and check out your posts!