Stacking The Shelves #109

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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 or title to get to the Goodreads page!

Hot Key Books

Under My Skin The Beloved

I am so excited to read Under My Skin by James Dawson, who is one of my favourite male writers! I’m also looking forward to reading The Beloved after devouring everything else that Alison Rattle has had published! Massive thank you to Hot Key Books! 🙂

Faber and Faber

True Face

I’m really looking forward to reading True Face by Siobhan Curham. This book comes out next month and is a non fiction book about being the real you!

Ninja Book Swap

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1) Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

I was lucky enough to receive these two books from my Ninja, Aneesa. I take part in the Ninja Book Swap where book lovers buy two books and a present for their chosen person! I love being a part of it. I also received a beautiful notebook, a bookish necklace and some chocolate from Aneesa! Massive thanks to Aneesa for my beautiful gifts!

What have you received this week? Please feel free to leave a link to your haul and I’ll stop by! Happy Reading 😀

 

Top Ten Books I Want To Read From The Young Adult Genre

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten Books I Can’t Believe I Haven’t/Want To Read From X Genre or books you WANT to read in a particular genre..not necessarily long overdue.

My list is in no particular order and the book image goes to Goodreads!

Stolen: A Letter to My CaptorNo Place to Fall

Stolen Lucy Christopher– I have heard so many wonderful things about this book. I have a copy, but haven’t got around to reading it yet! Hopefully soon.

No Place To FallJaye Robin Brown– Again, good things heard! I just need to purchase a copy!

The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat FriendIn Honor

The DuffKody Keplinger- I’ve had this book for AGES now, but I don’t seem to be reading it! I really need to make time for it.

In HonorJessi Kirby- I’ve only read Golden from this author which I thoroughly enjoyed. I want to read more of her books!

Some Girls Are My Heart and Other Black Holes

Some Girls AreCourtney Summers- I’m yet to read something by Courtney Summers, but I have heard great things about her writing!

My Heart & Other Black Holes- Jasmine Warga– This book has been highly raved about!

I'll Meet You There The Art of Being Normal

I’ll Meet You There- Heather Demetrios– I don’t have many authors that I pre order for, but after reading Something Real, I had to pre order I’ll Meet You There.

The Art of Being NormalLisa Willamson– This book has been highly recommended by so many bloggers! I’m looking forward to getting to it as soon as I can.

The Start of Me and You Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

The Start Of Me and YouEmery Lord– I’m eagerly anticipating Emery Lord’s next book after devouring Open Road Summer. It comes out in March!

Nick and Norah’s Infinite PlaylistRachel Cohn and David Levithan– I’ve been meaning to read this for a while now!

Have you read any of these? Let me know! Also, feel free to leave a link to your list this week. This week could be another where my TBR pile expands…

 

 

Dash and Lily’s Book Of Dares

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How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to Harlequin UK Ltd

Synopsis:

“I’ve left some clues for you. If you want them, turn the page. If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”

Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have written a love story that will have readers perusing bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.

Thoughts:

I’d heard a lot about this book before I decided to read it, so I was trying to not get my hopes up about it. I’ve mentioned before that sometimes I go with the hype of a book and find myself becoming disappointed with it. So I tried to forget all that I’ve read about this book to give it a fair chance. I haven’t read anything by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn before so I was really excited for my first venture into their writing.

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares is incredibly easy to read. I didn’t love it as much as I’d hoped, but I was interested enough in finding out what happened to Dash and Lily. I wasn’t a big fan of Lily or Dash but I think Lily was the most likeable of the two. I found Dash quite snobby- not an endearing trait for me. I know he does have reasons for the way he is, I just couldn’t find that connection with him. I did really respect that they didn’t instantly fall in love. We all know there’s too much of that in Young Adult writing.

I thought the idea of having a book of dares shared between strangers was incredibly sweet. I loved how much they were into literature too. Always a bonus! I began to feel that the dares went on for a bit too long. I would’ve liked to read more about their interactions together when they actually met. I enjoyed the storyline though and I thought the ending was particularly cute.

The book is written from both Dash and Lily’s points of view. Rachel wrote Lily’s chapters and David wrote Dash’s chapters. I think this worked. It was particularly noticeable as they have different writing styles. It worked because it made the character’s voices feel different.

I did enjoy Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares. It may not have been a perfect read for me, but it was quick, easy and enjoyable.  I will definitely try reading Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist as I did like the writing styles of David Levithan and Rachel Cohn.

Would I recommend it?:
Yes!

Reading next:

Wintergirls- Laurie Halse Anderson

WWW Wednesday #25

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

To join in you need to answer 3 questions..

•What are you currently reading?

•What did you recently finish reading?

•What do you think you’ll read next?

Click on the book covers to take you to a link to find out more!

What are you currently reading?

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I’ve recently finished reading Laurie Halse Anderson’s book Speak which was incredibly intense and this book is also intense. I’m really enjoying it though. I think I need a lighter read soon though.

What did you recently finish reading?

18134085This was my lighter read between Speak and Wintergirls. I enjoyed it, but didn’t think it was outstanding.  My review should be published tomorrow.

What do you think you’ll read next?

13515025I’m trying to get through some books I’ve had for a while. I’m also trying to mix up what I’m reading so I’m not reading too many heavy things one after the other. No one needs that! I’m looking forward to this one!

Please feel free to leave your links to your WWW Wednesday posts and I’ll come by your blog and check them out.