www wednesday: january 9th 2019

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Welcome to WWW Wednesday, a weekly bookish meme host by Sam @ Taking On The World Of Words, where I will speak about my reading plans for this week!

I haven’t done one of these in a long time but the new year is the best time to start fresh 🙂


The Three W’s are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

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The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

I’ve set myself a goal for the new year to try and read as many Brandon Sanderson books as I can manage, and I’m starting strong with The Way of Kings. I’m only a handful of pages with a long way to go but I already enjoy how Sanderson writes. I can see why people enjoy his books and fantasy worlds so much. I’m super excited to see exactly where this book goes as I know very little.


What did you recently finish reading?

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The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burges

So The Twisted Tree was a super short novella I received as an ARC from Netgalley. It’s a mixture of Nordic mythology mixed with a supernatural thriller so expect suspense and drama and violence and a lot of Odin. There will be a review by the end of the week (fingers crossed I keep to my own schedule…) but as a preview – I did enjoy it but it was a bit of a mixed bag.

Nothing But The Truth by Dick Lehr

I received this as an ARC from Walker Books and it was definitely an enjoyable read. Super easy, I sped right through it. Dick Lehr’s writing style was somewhat basic, however, take that as you will. My review of Nothing But The Truth is already up!


What do you think you’ll read next?

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Outside by Sarah Ann Juckes

A friend at work gave this book to read after she’d finished. I had never heard of it until she handed it over, but reading the synopsis I’m honestly really intrigued. I want to know so many things!!! This is quite a short book too (less than 300 pages) so it will be a fast read as well.

The Girl King by Mimi Yu

I received this book as an ARC through Netgalley and, despite the mixed reviews I’ve read, I am super interested in giving it a try. Hopefully, it’s a book I’ll enjoy because I do like Asian inspired stories and I want to read more diverse reads this year.


What book are you reading now? What do you plan on reading next?
Tell me in the comments!


happy reading

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top 5 tuesday: books I need to read in 2019

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Top Five Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm where bookworms get to chat about their top five books based on different topics.

A new feature for the new year! This week’s topic is ‘books I need to read in 2019’.


Renegades by Marissa Meyers

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I’ve never read a Marissa Meyer’s book but I’ve heard great things about this series! I got this as a Christmas gift so I have no excuse not to pick it up!


Vicious by V. E. Schwab

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Okay so this has been on my TBR for a very long time and yet I haven’t picked it up (don’t judge me pls). Last year, I got my hands on the pretty hardcover reprint along with the matching Vengeful (which was signed !!!!) so it’s a goal this year to read both.


Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

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I wanted to read this before the movie came out, and then I forgot. I wanted to read it when the movie came out and I forgot. I got this for Christmas and I will not forget to read it this year!!!


Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

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I have been meaning to read Brandon Sanderson since forever but I’ve always been stupidly intimidated by them. Not this year!!!


On The Come Up by Angie Thomas

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I adored The Hate U Give, was my favourite book of 2017 hands down, and now I find out that Angie Thomas is writing another book ????? You got me.


Phew….it was a lot harder to narrow the list down to five than I originally thought. It turns out I have a lot of things I’m looking forward to reading in 2019.

What’s on your must-read in 2019 list? Do we share any? Have you read any of the books above and want to urge me to read them ASAP? Leave me a message in the comments!


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naughty or nice book tag // ’tis the season to be joy fa-lalala

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Christmas is only two days away which seems completely ridiculous – almost as ridiculous as the fact it is two days before Christmas and I haven’t done a holiday book tag at all yet! That changes today!

I’ve been seeing this book tag everywhere and I just couldn’t resist giving it ago! I have this strange feeling I’m going to be on the naughty list this year…..

The original tag was created by the fantastic Jenn @ Jenniely and you all should definitely go and give her some love if you’re not already! Also a big thank you to Beth @ Reading Every Night and Kelly @ Just Another Book In The Wall whose own posts for this book tag inspired me to do my own!


Received an ARC and not reviewed it?

Um, yeah. I’ve tried my hardest to read and review every ARC I request or receive but I have terrible time management and read by mood, which means I suck terribly at this.

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Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley?

Another yes. See above for the reason why. Whoops.

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Rated a book on goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did)?

Actually, no. I only review books on goodreads if I’ve written a full review on my blog. I feel like I need to have all my ideas written out and decided upon before I start rating how I feel about a book.

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Folded down the page of a book?

I would never deface a book like this (anymore)!

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Accidentally spilled on a book?

I haven’t as of yet but the year isn’t over yet and I am incredibly clumsy so….

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DNF a book this year?

Nope! I’ve actually had a good run with reading this year (when I wasn’t in a slump).

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Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it?

Only once. I have a special edition of Peter Pan and its beautiful with loads of things to touch and interact with but I will never touch it in case I break something.

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Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework)?

All the time. I am the worst procrastinator.

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Skim read a book?

Yeah, usually when I’m trying to get to the end of my page before the train pulls in at my stop.

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Completely missed your Goodreads goal?

Unfortunately yes.

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Borrowed a book and not returned it?

I would never! If someone did that to me, I would be heartbroken.

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Broke a book buying ban?

Every single time.

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Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about?

…Let’s just say in a few days, you’ll be reading the result of this.

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Wrote in a book you were reading?

For school, yes, but never for leisure reading.

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Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads?

Nah. I might add it late, but I’ll add it at some point.

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Borrowed a book and not returned it to a friend?

Same thing as before, I would be so sad if someone did this to me so no.

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Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book?

Probably. Usually, children at work asking. I trust them but not that much.

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Broke the spine of someone else’s book?

Never! I try my hardest not to break the spine of any book.

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Took the jacket off a book to protect it and ended up making it more damaged?

Nope! I have however spend a day trying to protect a book from damage and then rip the jacket on the journey home from work. It was quite distressing.

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Sat on a book accidentally?

Yeah. I don’t always look where I’m sitting.

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And the final score is *drum roll* …..

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So I am on the naughty list – I called that one! It was very close though, I’ll have to do better next year! How many of you ended up on the book lover naughty list?

If you want to do this, I am tagging you! Drop me a comment when you’ve made your post so I can check it out!


happy reading

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www wednesday: june 20th 2018

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Welcome to WWW Wednesday, a weekly bookish meme host by Sam @ Taking On The World Of Words, where I will speak about my reading plans for this week!


The Three W’s are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

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I’m just over halfway through this book right now and I am enjoying this book so much. I’ve had the ARC for this book sitting on my desk for months now and I’m honestly kicking myself that I didn’t pick it up sooner. I’ll speak more about this book in a review once I have finished it entirely (perhaps, I’ll do a series review as I received the sequel as an ARC last week) but if you haven’t picked up this series yet, you will enjoy yourself!

 


What did you recently finish reading?

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Legendary by Stephenie Garber

As I mentioned last week, this is a sequel I have been super excited for, from a series that holds a special place in my heart as Caraval was the first book review I ever made on this blog. Legendary did not disappoint at all! A more detailed review is coming – hopefully up by the end of the week/beginning of next – but just know, if you enjoyed reading Caraval, you will enjoy this book.

 


What do you think you’ll be reading next?

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I still have books from last week, such as The Poppy War and White Rabbit, Red Wolf but here are two others that have been added to my TBR that I hope I get through soon!

1. From The Earth To The Shadows by Amanda Hocking

This is the sequel to Between The Heart And The Blade, a book I’ve already said that I adore. I received this on June 9th – my birthday in fact! – and since I have started the first book and I have been loving it, I have no doubt that I will want to start this book as soon as possible!

2. Ruthless Magic by Meghan Crewe

This is a book I have received through NetGalley. I adore magic and urban fantasy – this book seems to hit all those checkpoints that would make me pick up this book. I’m interested in giving this new book – and new author – a shot!


What books did you recently finish reading? What do you plan on reading next?
Tell me in the comments!

six for sunday: monochrome books

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Welcome to Six for Sunday, a weekly meme hosted by Steph @ A Little But A Lot.  This weeks theme is: Monochrome Books.


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1. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – my favourite children’s book by far! I love the rough sketches in this edition of the book which really adds to the creepy mood.

2. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – a book I still haven’t gotten around to finish but desperately want to!

3. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – I have this book but I’m not overly fussed about reading it at the moment. I love the cover though, the single girl and the greyscale image makes it seem like it was taken during a 1950s Freak Show, adding this strange illusion of uncomfortableness.

4. Caroline by Neil Gaiman – this isn’t my favourite Caroline cover, but it does make it look as if it is from the end cards at a Forcible and Spink movie!

5. Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman – a book that I read ages ago, back when I was in primary school, but I remember loving it at the time and this cover is iconic.

6. The Sleeper and The Spindle by Neil Gaiman – a beautiful book cover, not entirely monochrome but the lack of bold colours featured here really keeps to theme and makes Chris Riddell’s artwork stand out!

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What do you think of my choices? Have you read any of these books?

Tell me in the comments!

 

 

 

www wednesday: june 13th 2018

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Welcome to WWW Wednesday, a weekly bookish meme host by Sam @ Taking On The World Of Words. This is my first time trying out this bookish event – the beginning of many to come I hope, as I speak about my current reading plans.


The Three W’s are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

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Legendary by Stephanie Garber

The first book in this series Caraval was not only Stephanie Garber’s debut novel, but also the first book I ever reviewed on this site. So when I found out there was a sequel coming out, I have been anticipating finally getting my hands on it. It took a while but that time has arrived. I started my ARC copy this morning and I am 34% of the way through it. So far, I am loving it!

 

 


What did you recently finish reading?

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1. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

This was a book I received as an ARC and loved every moment of reading. I don’t want to say too much as a review will be up soon once I have managed to gather together enough words to accurately describe how much I enjoyed this book.

2. Honeybee by Trista Mateer

This is a recent finish and a review has been posted that collects all my thoughts about this poetry collection. I will say that I read the whole thing in less than two hours and I found the whole thing a beautiful piece of work.


What do you think you’ll read next?

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1. Between The Blade And The Heart by Amanda Hocking

Pan Macmillian sent me this book and its sequel, From The Earth To The Shadows, for review and, considering all the positive praise and stellar comparisons in the press release I received, I am excited to give this duology a try and soon!

2. The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

This is a book I know very little about, except that Aentee @ readatmidnight has been raving about it on her blog. She has some fantastic content up already and I just really want to see what all the hype is about.

3. White Rabbit, Red Wolf by Tom Pollock

I received this from Walker Books as an ARC a few months back, and I fell behind. It is officially coming out in June and I want to get this read and reviewed as soon as. It’s a thrill full of mystery and murder and I am excited to delve into this new world with a new writer.


What books did you recently finish reading? What do you plan on reading next?
Tell me in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books of 2017

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. For more information on the weekly topics, take a look over here.

This week is about the best books of the year so far! I’ve read 34 so far (nearly finished with the 35th) and there have been some incredible books that have reignited my love of reading.

T H E  H A T E  U  G I V E // hands down my favourite book of the year! For a debut novel, it was beautifully written and so engaging. I cried, I was angered, I felt everything and I just adored this story. I can’t wait for more from Angie Thomas. Read my review here.

O F  F I R E  A N D  S T A R S // this is the book that got me back into reading. A standalone fantasy story with two girls in love by a queer woman author. The first story I’d ever read with gay girls and definitely not the last!

H O W  T O  M A K E  A  W I S H // I requested this book from the publisher via Netgalley because I knew there was a queer girl romance but once I started reading I was automatically swept into this world with brilliant and unapologetic characters dealing with some of the hardest of situations and coming out the either side stronger than ever. Read my review here.

A  D A R K E R  S H A D E  O F  M A G I C // I’d been hearing about this series for ages, hearing it praised by booktubers and reviewers everywhere, and when I finally got my hand on a copy, there was no doubting how fantastic this book is. I haven’t had a chance to read the rest of the trilogy yet but I have high expectations!

O N E  O F  U S  I S  L Y I N G // a brilliant murder mystery that kept me guessing all the way through. It also explored abusive relationships, entitlement and homophobia in one of the best ways I’ve read so far. Read my review here.

N O T  Y O U R  S I D E K I C K // bisexual girls + superheroes? Instant classic. This book is so full of diversity in race and sexuality and wonderfully written to boot! I didn’t want to finish it because then it would be over and I’d have to leave the world. I’m so excited for C.B. Lee’s sequel Not Your Villian, which is supposed to be released by the end of the year.

W E  A R E  O K A Y // a story that broken my heart. Nina LaCour writes such fantastic prose, eloquent and beautiful and emotive. For making me feel all the things, this book is worth the high acclaim. Read my review here.

A  M O N S T E R  C A L L S // completely immersive and utterly heartbreaking. I read it in one sitting and I still remember what page I was on when I was destroyed emotionally: page 219.

T H E  S T A R – T O U C H E D  Q U E E N // so lyrically written, this was difficult to get into at first but once you got through the dense and beautiful prose, there was this fantastic magical world and wonderful love story.

M O N S T E R S  O F  V E R I T Y  D U O L O G Y // technically cheating with this because it’s two books BUT one story so I’m going with it. It was such an imaginative idea, wonderfully written and the story in itself is so brilliant. I enjoyed reading both parts and still want more in the world of Verity. Read my review for Our Dark Duet (the second book in the duology) here.

What books are on your best of 2017 list? Do you agree with mine? Do you think there’s a book I’d love even more? Leave a comment down below!