Monday 25 July 2016

BookTubeAThon 2016 day seven.

And the BookTubeAThon is over for another year! I may not have read as many books for it this year as last year but I think I did okay.


Sunday 24 July 2016

BookTubeAThon 2016 day six.

Only one more day! I'm hoping to finish Sea of Monsters and watch the movie today. Wish me speedy reading!


Saturday 23 July 2016

BookTubeAThon 2016 day five.

I finally finished The Blessing!!! And Proposal too! There has been a little bit of a change of plan though. I realised there is no way I'm going to be able to read The Book Thief and watch the movie this weekend, so I've decided to go for the only other book on my TBR with a movie adaptation, Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters. See you tomorrow for another update.


Friday 22 July 2016

BookTubeAThon 2016 day four.

It might be time to admit that I am probably not going to read The Book Thief this week.


Thursday 21 July 2016

BookTubeAThon 2016 day three.

I am going to finish the last 140 pages of The Blessing today if it kills me.


Wednesday 20 July 2016

BookTubeAThon 2016 day two.

Spoiler alert: I read even less on day two than I did on day one. This is not going well.


Tuesday 19 July 2016

BookTubeAThon 2016 day one.

It's a good thing I'm only trying to read three books this week because I didn't get to read a whole lot on day one and, since it's already lunchtime on day two and I haven't read a single page yet, I think this might be an omen for the week...


Friday 15 July 2016

BookTubeAThon 2016 TBR.

That's right, I'm doing the BookTubeAThon again. I probably shouldn't be but I had so much fun last time that I just couldn't resist! And I am doing things a little differently this time. 1) I've decided to do it a few days in advance instead of deciding on the morning that it actually starts. And 2) I've done some doubling up so hopefully I'll be able to complete six of the seven challenges with only three books! I'll just have to live with not completing the 'read seven books' challenge this year.

For those of you who don't know, the BookTubeAThon is a week long Youtube based readathon that takes place every year. This year it will run from 18th - 24th July. You can find out more on the BookTubeAThon Youtube channel.


Friday 1 July 2016

Read Women Month 2016 wrap up.

So Read Women Month is over for yet another year. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! Or maybe just that you didn't find it too annoying.

Amazingly I managed to read twice as many books as I thought I would when I wrote my TBR! (Although three of them were quite short.) Even more amazingly I loved every single one of them! So, without further ado, here is my Read Women Month 2016 wrap up.

(All of these photos were originally posted on my instagram)

To All The Boys I've Loved Before Jenny Han

You can read my full review of To All the Boys I've Loved Before here. I can't recommend this series enough for fans of cute YA contemporary romances. Lara Jean is adorable and Jenny Han sure knows how to write an insufferably cute boy (my favourite kind.)

Purple Hibiscus Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Click here for my review of Purple Hibiscus. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's writing is amazing and the review I wrote is mainly just me gushing about that, honestly. Purple Hibiscus was beautiful and I am desperate to read the rest of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novels now.

Sofia Khan is Not Obliged Ayisha Malik

My review of Sofia Khan is Not Obliged is here. Sofia Khan is Not Obliged is every bit as funny as everyone says it is and Sofia is every bit as likeable as everyone says she is. Also, this is the only book I read this month that made me cry. Take that how you will.

P.S. I Still Love You Jenny Han

And you can read my review of P.S. I Still Love You here. This is the sequel to To All the Boys I've Loved Before and I actually liked this even more than the first one, probably because there were two insufferably cute boys in this one.

Kindred Spirits Rainbow Rowell Spot the Difference Juno Dawson World Book Day

I'm afraid I didn't review either of these and they both get lumped together here because they were both written for World Book Day earlier this year. 

In Kindred Spirits Elena is determined to line up for the new Star Wars movie a few days in advance, but it isn't exactly how she imagined it. I loved this a lot. The characters were great and I wish I could have a whole novel about them! Honestly, only Rainbow Rowell can get me so invested in the relationship between two characters in so few pages.

In Spot the Difference Avery has suffered from painful acne for years but a seemingly miracle pill cures her almost overnight and she suddenly finds herself in with the popular crowd. Spot the Difference was a really full story for such a short book. I almost felt like I had read a full-length novel when I finished it, which is pretty impressive, and it had a great message too.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard J.K. Rowling

I didn't review this one either but I'm sure everyone other than me has probably read this by now anyway. For some reason I had only ever read the first story from this collection before, which means I was previously missing out on the really creepy 'The Warlock's Hairy Heart'. The stories were all fun and Dumbledore's notes were all very interesting but I mean, it's Harry Potter related, so of course I was going to love it.

And that's it! Those are all the books I read for Read Women Month 2016. A pretty good selection if you ask me. What did you read last month?


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