Weekly Wrap Up // July 31st – August 6th

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Hey, bookworms! This week I decided that I was going to utilize this blog far more than I have and one way I’ve been debating doing it was to create a weekly wrap up post of books and life.

So what’s happened this week?

Well, one massive thing – I moved! Yup, I moved out of my childhood home and into a house share. It’s a nice house in a nice neighbourhood with nice people. It only happened yesterday so I’m still feeling a little homesick but it’s a feeling that will pass as soon as I get used to this new normal.

I also signed up for my first reading challenge – #thereadingquest, started by Aentee from readatmidnight. It’s an RPG video game take on a readathon, spanning a month starting from August 13th and I’m so excited! If you want to check out my TBR and see how you can get involved, go and check out my sign up post.

what i read this week

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It’s been a slow reading week, as you can guess. I did manage to start a new book though, and I’m about half way through the book now – Solo by Kwame Alexander. It’s a book following Blade Morrison, the son of a drug-addled rockstar and who is discontented in the dark side of the music industry as much as he is in love with the actual sounds. It’s told in a completely unique way – very lyrical, a collection of poems really and it makes the 300+ pages it actually seem so much shorter.

It’s very unique and I can’t wait to finish and review it for you guys!

what i will read

I have quite a few arcs that I want to get to before The Reading Quest start, so the plan is Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber and The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee.

this week's reviews

More Than One Way To Be A Girl by Dyan Sheldon

this week's features

A Word With The Author: Dyan Sheldon

Book Blitz/Guest Post: Sink by M.E. Rhines

Hopefully next week, I’ll have a lot more for you guys! There will be reviews, a few book tags and, if all goes well, next week will hold the first fortnightly writing feature. Fingers crossed for everything to go as planned!

happy reading

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Wrap Up: Books Read in May 2017

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May was a bit of a chaotic month for me – my mental health went all off the handle, which means I didn’t read as much as I wanted to or add as much content to this blog as I wanted to – but I did manage four books!

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The Opposite of You by Lou Morgan 8ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f46

It Started With Goodbye by Christina June 8ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f46 + review

Release by Patrick Ness 8ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f46 + review

One of Us Is Lying by Karen M McManus 8ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f46 + review

 

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One of Us Is Lying by Karen M McManus

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Release by Patrick Ness

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The Opposite of You by Lou Morgan

Like I said, I didn’t have a chance to read a lot last month and hopefully, that will change in June!

TBR: April 2017

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I bought so many books in March, which means that April will be a busy time for me!

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Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor

I received this book in my FairyLoot box this month. It’s something I’ve been anticipating because so many people have been hyped for this book. And then review copies started going out and the praise of this book only got better. It’s a tome of a book and I’m thinking I will read it for the TomeToppleReadaton.

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

I’ve had this book on my shelf for a while and I have always intended to start this series but I pushed this towards the top of my TBR when I got my hands on a signed copy of the Song Rising, Shannon’s newest book. I’m so excited to get started!

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Since I’m new to book blogging, you don’t know that I adore Neil Gaiman and his books. When this book was on pre-order I had to restrain myself from ordering it – but then I went to Brighton for the day, went to the Waterstones and saw it in person. And it’s beautiful. So I had to get it.

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Empress of A Thousand Skies by Rhiannon Thomas

I know this came out about a month ago, and I think I’ve probably had it since the week it came out, but I just hadn’t been able to get around to reading it. But seeing it on my bookshelf every day has just made it a constant reminder that I need to read it, so I’m going to do that!

A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab

I read A Darker Shade of Magic last month and I adored it. I can’t believe if took me so long to read this series, or any of V. E. Schwab’s books to be honest. She’s such a talented writer. So I’m making it my goal to read at least one of her books each month until I’ve run out. This month, it’s A Gathering of Shadows!

The Valiant by Lesley Livingston

People have been speaking about this book for ages now and I have such high hopes for the greatness. Warrior women, revenge plots, and Ancient Rome as a backdrop – what’s not to like?

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I also have some books that NetGalley have approved for me to read and review!

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Ballad of the Beanstalk by Amy McNulty

I wasn’t too sure about this book when I requested it, but I’ve been in such a ‘retelling’ sort of mood. A Jack and the Beanstalk retelling is something so new that I’m very interested to see how Amy McNulty goes about handling this. (To be published April 11th).

Girls Can’t Hit by Tom Easton

I’ll be honest, I requested this with the hopes of something wonderfully feminist. Girls and boxing, a synopsis that speaks about determination and becoming more than yourself. This just sounds like badass strong women going about their business of fighting gender norms and I’m excited to start! (To be published April 20th).

What books are you planning on reading in April? Have you read any of the books I’ve mentioned? If so, what did you think? Tell me in the comments!

Wrap Up: Books Read in March 2017

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I read 8 books this month and I didn’t realise until I made this list!

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A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab 8ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f46

This Savage Song by V. E. Schwab 8ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f46

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour 8ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f46 + review

Not Your Sidekick by C. B. Lee 8ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f46

The Hereafter by Jessica Bucher 8ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f46 + review

Rose Petal Graves by Olivia Wildenstein 8ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f46 + review

Defy The Stars by Claudia Gray 8ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f46 + review

Geekerella by Ashley Poston 8ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f468ca5d99c98b8c8bc4a7bf59aa3470f46 + review

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We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

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Not Your Sidekick by C. B. Lee

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Rose Petal Graves by Olivia Wildenstein

I read so many good books this month that it was really hard to pick the best, but the worst was probably the easiest pick ever. Here’s to a good reading month in April!