Top Ten Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is about the upcoming releases for the rest of this year. I feel like I’m behind on the releases in the first half of this year. I really need to sort that out!

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The Art of Feeling

Love the sound of this book! 🙂 I enjoy exploring books that centre around mental health and this one includes a character with depression.

The Nowhere Girls

This book sounds incredibly heavy-going as it explores rape culture.

Words on Bathroom Walls

I am so intrigued by this book, it centres around a character with schizophrenia.

Kaleidoscope Song

I am super excited about this books release! It sounds fantastic and I love the cover.

There's Someone Inside Your House

So intrigued by this one. I only know cutesy from Stephanie Perkins.

The Disappearances

I absolutely adore this cover and the synopsis has me very curious.

Little & Lion

Ooh, another mental health plot line. I enjoyed Pointe by Brandy Colbert, so I’m looking forward to this one!

Lucky in Love

I have to include a typical contemporary on this list, since it takes us over summer. Kasie West’s writing is adorable and so easy to read!

How To Disappear

I enjoyed this author’s debut novel, so I’m intrigued to pick up another book by her!

Bad Romance

This is one of my most anticipated releases this year! Let’s hope I haven’t hyped it too much!

This is another list that’ll make my TBR grow! Feel free to leave me 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

Speak

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

Golden

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 Books To Buy The YA Lover In Your Life!

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s list it’s all about gift guides. Recommendations for someone that loves a certain genre. I went for YA because I could think of so many recommedations. It was actually quite tricky to narrow it down!

Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda- Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

This was one of my favourite books of last year. It makes every Top Ten list that I can fit it on.

Everything, Everything- Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything

Didn’t expect to like this book as much as I did!

All The Rage- Courtney Summers

All the Rage

A dark and raw story.

Eleanor & Park- Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park

My favourite Rainbow Rowell book. Adorable.

Thirteen Reasons Why- Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why

Another dark story, but so well written!

Lola And The Boy Next Door- Stephanie Perkins

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

Adorable ❤

The Sky Is Everywhere- Jandy Nelson

The Sky Is Everywhere

Such a sad but heart-warming read!

Second Chance Summer- Morgan Matson

Second Chance Summer

Another sad story. This one really moved me and warmed my heart!

The Rest Of Us Just Live Here- Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Patrick Ness is awesome and this book is a page turner.

A Monster Calls- Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls

This book broke me. It is one of my favourite ever reads.

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

Summer Days and Summer Nights

Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories

How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to St Martin’s Press

Synopsis:

Maybe it’s the long, lazy days, or maybe it’s the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.

Review on a note:

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Would I recommend it?:
Yes!

This Week In Books #31

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!

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

Noble Conflict Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories Symptoms of Being Human

NOW- Noble Conflict- Malorie Blackman- I am currently reading Noble Conflict as part of my kid-lit challenge with my sister Beth, I’m about a quarter of the way through and I’m very much enjoying it so far.

THEN- Summer Days and  Summer Nights- Various authors- This was a cute (but not amazing) selection of short love stories.

NEXT- Symptoms of being Human- Jeff Garvin- I am really looking forward to reading this book which about a gender fluid character.

What are you reading this week? Feel free to let me know in the comments or leave a link to a post that you do! 🙂 Happy Reading!

Stacking The Shelves #138

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 Goodreads page!

NetGalley:

Radio Silence

I’m excited to read Alice Oseman’s new book, after enjoying her debut novel. This book looks like an intriguing read!

Sophie

I was pulled into looking at this book by its plain cover. It caught my eye and the synopsis sounds intriguing! We’ll see….

Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories

I’m expecting a mix of good/weird/bad in this book as I’m sure I won’t like all of the stories, much like the last anthology that I read edited by Stephanie Perkins (My True Love Gave To Me) I’m looking forward to dipping into it though.

Bought:

Nimona

I have seen this graphic novel around everywhere! It’s been recommended by so many of my favourite bloggers that I felt compelled to get my hands on a copy!

Won from The British Books Challenge

How Not to Disappear

I’m so excited to read this book! I was thrilled to win it!

What have you added to your shelves this week? Feel free to leave a link to your haul and I’ll stop by! Happy Reading 😀

Top Ten Valentine Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is a Valentine’s freebie! I decided to go for ten books which would be great to read around Valentine’s Day!

In no particular order here are the books that I picked (images go to Goodreads!)

Billy and Me- Giovanna Fletcher

Billy and Me

Giovanna Fletcher is a great writer who creates characters you’ll find it hard to dislike!

Me Before You- Jojo Moyes (I had to… even though it’s a heart breaker!)

Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)

I know regular readers of my blog are probably getting very bored with seeing this book on my top ten lists, but it’s so good it HAS to be featured. Even if it reminds just one person of its existence that hasn’t got around to it yet. READ IT!

A Walk To Remember- Nicholas Sparks (I’m sorry, another sad one!)

A Walk To Remember

I know that a lot of people roll their eyes at Nicholas Sparks’ books, but I really enjoyed this particular one! A sad, but beautiful story.

Everything, Everything- Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything

This book surprised me. I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did. I bought into the romance and I didn’t expect the twist…

Lola and The Boy Next Door- Stephanie Perkins

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

I know that this middle book in the companion series wasn’t a favourite for many bloggers, but I really loved it. It is my favourite for sure. I really liked Lola!

Simon Versus The Homo Sapiens Agenda- Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

I really loved this book. It was another that I had heard loads of hype around, so I was a little worried. I need not have been though. It was a fantastic read with great characters.

Maybe Someday- Colleen Hoover

Maybe Someday (Maybe, #1)

I didn’t expect to feel so deeply with this book, but I sure did. I know it’s not for everyone, but I adored it.

Flat-Out Love- Jessica Park

Flat-Out Love (Flat-Out Love, #1)

This book really packs a punch! It’s full of humour but also romance and witty remarks. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

If You Could See Me Now- Cecelia Ahern

If You Could See Me Now

This book is on the lighter side with some magical realism. I think it’s adorable!

Eleanor & Park- Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park

I didn’t expect to enjoy Eleanor & Park as much as I did. I think it’s a great, unusual love to read about in YA!

What did you do for the Valentine’s Freebie? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by! Big love to all ❤