2017 – Books I need to review!

As I said in  my last post I have a ton of catching up to do, so for now, here is the list of the books I read in the second half of 2017 and have not yet reviewed.

I hope to get round to all of them at some point, but if you want me to do certain ones feel free to let me know, poke me in the ribs or throw a book at me…. well maybe not throw a book at me – it may get damaged, but I think you know what I mean!!!

Here goes….

  • A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab
  • A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab
  • Inheritance (Cemetery Girl vol. 2) by Charlaine Harris & Christopher Golden
  • Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes
  • Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
  • The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
  • New Boy By Tracy Chevalier
  • We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
  • The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
  • A Conjuring of Light by VE Schwab
  • The Takedown by Corrie Wang
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel
  • Tin Man by Sarah Winman
  • Release by Patrick Ness
  • Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  • The Splendour Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore
  • You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner
  • Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
  • The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood-Hargrave
  • Finding Sky by Joss Stirling
  • Stealing Phoenix by Joss Stirling
  • Seeking Crystal by Joss Stirling
  • Ink by Alice Broadway
  • Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
  • Origin by Dan Brown
  • Wonder by RJ Palacio

all I can say is…. EEEEEEEEEK!!!!!!!!!!


Trying to catch up…

So, it’s been close to 8 months since I last posted. Not because I haven’t been reading, but because life got really complicated…

I had a pretty severe bout of depression mixed with anxiety. I got a new flatmate, then lost a new flatmate (she moved into her own place with her boyfriend). I got a job – YAY ME!!!! And also all the regular family nonsense that you have to deal with….

Sooooooo, I have a ton of catching up to do!!

In 2017 I read a total of 136 books!

In 2018 so far I’ve read 23 books!

I do intend to upload synopses/reviews for all of them, but as you can imagine it may take a while, so please bear with me!!!

First I will upload a list of everything, and add links as I get them done!

Lets just see how it goes!

To DNF or to Finish???

Over the last couple of months I’ve been reading so much more than I have for a long time. I have been quite fortunate in that I have enjoyed nearly all of the books I have read. HOWEVER I have started to come across a few that I just don’t seem to be getting along with. In the past I would just push through, hoping that they would get better, or that the plot would have a hook that intrigued me.

Nowadays though, I have so many books that I want to read that I am starting to not want to have to try to read a book.

I recently saw some people on youtube talking about doing a first chapter challenge type thing. Basically you read the first chapter of a book, if you don’t like it then you get rid… maybe a little harsh, but I started reading a book that I had heard good things about, and just didn’t like the writing style, got to the end of the first chapter and thought, “why should I keep going if I really don’t like it now?”. I had got it out of the library because it sounded so good, so I put it on one side.

Would you return it unread? Try again? Put it back on your TBR/Wishlist?

Do you give up on books? How do you decide??

Let me know in the comments…

until next time!



The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz (Review)

Everything is about to change. Until this moment, Sal has always been certain of his place with his adoptive gay father and their loving Mexican-American family. But now his own history unexpectedly haunts him, and life-altering events force him and … Continue reading