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!!!
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
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!
I read 13 books in total. Bought 6 books. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas Star-Shot by Mary-Ann Constantine Ties by Domenico Starnone The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich Rebecca by Daphne duMaurier Anna Karenina by Leo … Continue reading →
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?
I read 20 books in total. Bought 5 books. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence The Power by Naomi Alderman The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor Borrowed 10 books from the … Continue reading →
Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love-she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t … Continue reading →
I read 21 books in total. Bought 6 books. Crisis by Frank Gardner Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll all 3 of the Bone Season Trilogy by Samantha Shannon The Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalpar Borrowed 8 books … Continue reading →
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 →
With her fortieth birthday approaching, Lucy Carpenter dares to hope that she finally has it all: a wonderful new husband, Jonah, a successful career and the chance of a precious baby of her own. Life couldn’t be more perfect. But … Continue reading →
We all have our secrets. Eleanor Rathmall has kept one her whole life. But when her husband dies and a stranger arrives at her door, her safe life in the idyllic English village she’s chosen as her home begins to … Continue reading →