Top Ten Tuesday- 10 Releases I’m Excited About For The Second Half Of The Year

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week it’s all about books that we’re eagerly anticipating! I like these lists, although I know this week my TBR will grow. Argh! Oh well, it’s worth it! 😉

As ever, book images go to Goodreads!

All the Bad Apples

I am intrigued by this book. I liked The Accident Season and I’m intrigued to read this story.

The Best Lies

I love a good mystery and this one sounds like it could be good!

Say You Still Love Me

I don’t often read this kind of book anymore, but I do like K.A Tucker’s writing, so I’m interested in this one.

Color outside the Lines

I enjoy a lot off the authors that are featured in this anthology. I’m looking forward to it.

The Downstairs Girl

As you can tell, I like to vary my reading and this one sounds like a great piece of historical fiction.

Full Disclosure

This book sounds like it could be very powerful. It’s about a character that is HIV positive.

Color Me In

I’m all about diverse reads and this one looks like a decent YA read!

Maybe This Time

I can’t resist a bit of Kasie West’s writing! It’s perfect for a light read.

Wayward Son (Simon Snow, #2)

I am so intrigued by this one. I’m wondering where it could go!

Wilder Girls

This book sounds SO good.

Which releases are you looking forward to for the last half of this year? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Books I Wish Had Sequels

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are Ten Books We Wish Had More…. I decided to go slightly off theme and go for Top Ten Books I Wish Had Sequels. I think some books are best as standalones but there are a few books that I grew very attached to that I desperately wanted more from.

I did this post back in 2013 and there are definitely some new additions to it!

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

A Boy Made Of Blocks- Keith Stuart

A Boy Made of Blocks

This book has such a special place in my heart. I’d love to see how the story continued for the family.

The Lost Girl- Sangu Mandanna

The Lost Girl

When I read this book I thought it was a gem. It really surprised me and made me want more!

The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight- Jennifer E. Smith

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Such a cute read. I’d love to see how their story continued.

Eleanor & Park- Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park

Just because! It’s my favourite Rainbow Rowell book.

Lola and The Boy Next Door- Stephanie Perkins

Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)

I know that Lola isn’t a favourite of many bloggers, but it was my favourite in the companion series. I LOVED Lola as a character and would love to know more.

Speak- Laurie Halse Anderson


A very memorable read. I wish I could know more about how things progressed with the main protagonist.

The Distance Between Us- Kasie West

The Distance Between Us

Just a chance to read more about this cute relationship would be good enough for me!

Golden- Jessi Kirby


I adored this book. Such quotable moments and I’d love to see how life continued!

Gone Girl- Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl

I don’t know if a sequel would ruin this book but I find myself wondering what the characters would do next!

Saving June- Hannah Harrington

Saving June

I had this book on my list in 2013 and I’m still intrigued as to how Harper’s doing!

What have you done for your list this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten authors who have me looking forward to their sophomore novel. Most of these authors are authors I’ve discovered in 2015. Their sophomore novels may even be out yet, but I’m yet to read them… Story of my life!

In no particular order, here they are (click on the book image to get to goodreads!)

Everything, Everything

Everything EverythingNicola Yoon- I adored this book. I thought it was a real page turner. I hope Nicola Yoon has a sophomore novel!

I Let You Go

I Let You GoClare Mackintosh– I thought this was absolutely fantastic. It’s a brilliant thriller. I highly recommend it if you’re into adult thrillers!

My Heart and Other Black Holes

My Heart and Other Black HolesJasmine Warga– This book is so well written. It’s raw and real.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda- Becky Albertalli- This is hands down one of my favourite books of the year. I adored it!


Pointe- Brandy Colbert- I was very impressed by this book too.

The Book of You

The Book Of YouClaire Kendal– Another thriller which I lapped up!

The Last Leaves Falling

The Last Leaves FallingSarah Benwell- A beautifully written debut!

Gracefully Grayson

Gracefully GraysonAmi Polonsky– I’m hoping there will be a sophomore novel from this author too. I really enjoyed her debut novel which was a very important story to tell.

Faking Normal

Faking Normal- Courtney S. Stevens- This was another really raw read, but it’s so well written.

The Lost Girl

The Lost Girl- Sangu Mandanna– I adored this book recently and desperately want to read more from this author!

What authors have you looking forward to their sophomore novel? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link and I’ll stop by!

The Lost Girl

The Lost Girl

How did I get it?:
I bought it!


Eva’s life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination – an echo. Made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, she is expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her ‘other’, if she ever died. Eva studies what Amarra does, what she eats, what it’s like to kiss her boyfriend, Ray. So when Amarra is killed in a car crash, Eva should be ready.

But fifteen years of studying never prepared her for this.

Now she must abandon everything she’s ever known – the guardians who raised her, the boy she’s forbidden to love – to move to India and convince the world that Amarra is still alive …


I first came across this book during a Top Ten Tuesday blog hopping session! I had seen it around many blogs, and decided that I needed to get my hands on a copy! I’m so pleased I did, as I thought it was an incredible debut novel. It’s very memorable. I’m writing this review days after reading it (which I don’t usually do, I usually write straight away or ASAP) and the story has still stayed with me. A sign of a very good book!

The Lost Girl centres around Eva. Eva has been created as an Echo for Amarra. She has been created incase something happens to Amarra. If Amarra dies than Eva takes her place. Eva has to spend her life studing Amarra, learning about the boy Amarra loves to fully prepare herself if she needs to take Amarra’s place!

I was hooked from the start, and found myself questioning whether I would want an Echo created of the people I love. Would it really be like them or would the true soul of the person I loved never return to the Echo’s body? I couldn’t believe how much The Lost Girl provoked such thoughts. Although I liked the idea of an Echo, I did feel sorry for Eva. Being created purely for the process of replacing another is pretty rubbish. Eva’s life was so restricted and not her own. Even when she fulfilled her role as Amarra’s Echo, she had to fight to prove herself. Her life was never straight forward. Eva is a superb character and one that really will stick with me for a long time!

I’m so pleased that I came across this book, because it ended up a 5 star read for me. I couldn’t fault it! I really wasn’t expecting a 5 star read when I picked it up, so my expectations were highly exceeded! I hope to read more from Sangu Mandanna in the future!

Would I recommend it?:
Without a doubt!

An amazing, thought-provoking debut!

This Week In Books #13

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!

Click on the book title to take you to Goodreads!

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NOWThe Lost GirlSangu Mandanna– I have just started this book, I’ve heard good things and I’ve had it on my shelves for so long now! I’m pleased that I’m finally getting around to it!

THENBittersweetSarah Ockler– I’ve only read a few of Sarah Ockler’s books, so I’m trying to get through a little more of them. I think Sarah’s writing is perfect for summer! It’s so easy to read!

NEXTDead To YouLisa McMann– Again, I’ve had this book for a while now. I’m looking forward to getting stuck into it!

What are you reading this week? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your posts today! Happy Reading 😀

Stacking The Shelves #45

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!

I have been feeling a bit rubbish really, so I relaxed my book buying ban. I probably relaxed it too much.. but never mind 😉


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I’ve heard such good things about Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. I thought I’d try it out. I enjoyed Burn For Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian, so I thought I’d check out Fire With Fire. I also liked Slammed by Colleen Hoover, so I bought the rest of the series. I look forward to continuing the series. I just wish they had all the same cover. My copy of Slammed is like the Point of Retreat cover. This Girl is completely different. Yuck.. series covers that don’t match! I also really liked the sound of You Don’t Know Me by Sophia Bennett, so I picked that up too.


I know I’m supposed to be staying away from NetGalley too, but these books sounded too good to let go!


Please feel free to leave your links to your Stacking The Shelves post this week! I’ll return the visit at some point this weekend 🙂