Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday – 10 books that I have read pretty quickly

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

All you need to do is click on the link which is above – follow the weekly criteria and then link your weekly post back to the broke and the bookish…Easy!

I am not going to be doing this weeks topic which is top 10 authors you have met or want to meet as I feel like I have done a post like this not so long ago. My dream book panel.

I am actually going to do last weeks topic – which is 10 books that I either read in one or two sittings. There are some books out there that you just can’t put down, you are so invested in the characters and the plot that you must carry on reading into the middle of the night. I have had a few of these books and just love how gripped I get.

I have linked some of my reviews below, you can click on the covers to be directed to the Goodreads page for more information.

 

We Come Apart

The majority of Sarah Crossan’s books are written in verse, so you can either read it as poetry or a novel. Her books are always quick to read with really interesting topics.

Paper Butterflies

This book was quite dark and gripping,I stayed awake reading this till 3am in the morning. Paper Butterflies

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

The format of this book just makes it fun, quick and easy to read. I really enjoyed this book and recommend reading to anyone even if you are not a massive sci-fi reader like me.

The Sleeper and the Spindle

Ok this is a bit of a cheat as it’s only 72 pages, but this book is beautiful and the illustrations are amazing.

George

Another short book but such a powerful read and I really enjoyed this and couldn’t put it down.

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

This is funny but also a really serious topic about mental health and really was an enjoyable read. Furiously Happy

One

I can’t help it, I just love Sarah Crossan’s books and as I said previously they are really easy and quick to read. I found this book really thought provoking.

Thirteen Reasons Why

I read this book in one sitting. I just needed to find out how everyone was involved in the death of Hannah Baker. Thirteen Reasons Why

Wonder

I am sure most people have read this book, I was unable to put this down and there were so many feels going on.

Butter

This book was really good.I read it for the #antibullyreads readathon and just devoured it.

Let me know some of the books that you found quick to read, did you find any of these books quick?

Thanks for reading

Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday – 10 books on my Spring TBR

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

All you need to do is click on the link which is above – follow the weekly criteria and then link your weekly post back to the broke and the bookish…Easy!

Ok this weeks topic is always one of my favourites to do.. These are the top 10 books that I hope to pick up in the spring of 2017.

To find more about the book just click on the cover to be directed to Goodreads.

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)

Letters to the Lost

Into the Water

Truly Madly Guilty

Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1)

The Upside of Unrequited

The Doll Funeral

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)

The Guts

Ok, so I have a couple of 2017 releases and some older ones as I just need to read them.

Have you read any of these? Have we got same book listed?

Thanks for reading

TBR

March TBR.

Now this a pretty ambitious TBR pile especially as there are some pretty big books. I have a lot of netgalley ARC’s that I need to read (can someone take away the request button please).

I have had two solid reading months and I want to keep going and stay ahead of the game.

Currently reading:

Hopefully I will have finished Gut by tomorrow and the chemist is massive!

Want to read in March:


Have you read any of these books? What is on your March TBR?

wrap up

February wrap up

This is going to be soo cliché, but the year is absolutely flying by. I can’t believe we are in March already! I had a really good reading month in February, I managed to complete 7 books, however my posting and reviewing has been a bit slumpy…sorry! I managed to stick to my TBR apart from one book which was Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo as I just wasn’t in the mood. I also had my first 5 star read of the year, without further ado let’s get to the books.

Forbidden

My first book of the month was EVERYTHING! I loved this book but it is also so shocking and sad. This was so tense at times…. I had to put the book down and stop for a while. I will be writing a review soon. 5/5 stars

Aspect of Winter

This was a book from #beatthebacklist challenge and I quite enjoyed most of it. My review can be seen here. 3/5 stars

We Come Apart

I liked this book but have to say it’s not my favourite of Sarah Crossan’s books. This book has some powerful messages and is so relevant in what is happening in the UK right now. My review can be seen here. 3/5 stars

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

I think this is going to be an unpopular opinion time. But I didn’t really like this book or really understand what the author was trying to get across, also I didn’t find it funny. I won’t be writing a review on this book but just so you know I have unhauled it and rated it 2/5 stars.

Kids of Appetite

I received a copy of this bookbridgr for a review which I will be posting sometime in the near future. If you are a fan of John Green then you will love this book. I on the other hand thought it was ok and rated 2.75-3/5 stars

The Keeper of Lost Things

Another book from Bookbridgr, this was a really lovely story. It’s slow-paced and character driven. I will also be reviewing this the near future. Great debut novel and I rated this 4/5 stars

Our Chemical Hearts

I managed to just finish this on the 28th february… I liked this but it had it’s problems.It was easy enough to read but it was just a boy who was drawn to a girl that he knew was broken but still kept going back for more heartbreak. Got a little frustrating in the end. Again a review will becoming soon. 3/5 stars

Reviews:

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

The girl before by J.P Delaney

Top 10 Tuesday:

Top 10 Tuesday – books with instalove

Other posts:

January wrap up

February TBR

200 Followers

Mystery blogger award

Top 10 Tuesday – books with instalove

 

I hope everyone had a wonderful month. Have you read any of these books? Did you manage to get a 5 star read?

Thanks for reading

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bookhaul

February Book Haul

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I accumulated a few books in the month of February – less than anticipated seeing as it was my birthday month and all. Anyways on to the lovely books – only a couple are brand new and as you know I like to buy most of my books from the charity shops for several reasons: Supporting the charity, a lot cheaper and if I don’t like them then I don’t feel so bad as I spent only a couple of pounds.

Captive Prince (Captive Prince, #1)

Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos. But when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave.

Beautiful, manipulative, and deadly, his new master, Prince Laurent, epitomizes the worst of the court at Vere. But in the lethal political web of the Veretian court, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen finds himself caught up in a play for the throne, he must work together with Laurent to survive and save his country.

For Damen, there is just one rule: never, ever reveal his true identity. Because the one man Damen needs is the one man who has more reason to hate him than anyone else…

I have heard good and bad things about this book but I am so intrigued. I asked for this for my birthday as it is quite expensive in the UK and it’s only a paperback!

Empress of a Thousand Skies (Empress of a Thousand Skies, #1)

CROWN PRINCESS RHIANNON TA’AN WANTS VENGEANCE.

The only surviving heir to an ancient Kalusian dynasty, RHEE has spent her life training to destroy the people who killed her family. Now, on the eve of her coronation, the time has finally come for Rhee to claim her throne – and her revenge.

ALYOSHA is a Wraetan who has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the dashing star of a DroneVision show. Despite his popularity, Aly struggles with anti-Wraetan prejudices and the pressure of being perfect in the public eye.

Their paths collide with one brutal act of violence: Rhee is attacked, barely escaping with her life. Aly is blamed for her presumed murder.

The princess and her accused killer are forced to go into hiding – even as a war between planets is waged in Rhee’s name. But soon, Rhee and Aly discover that the assassination attempt is just one part of a sinister plot. Bound together by an evil that only they can stop, the two fugitives must join forces to save the galaxy.

I also managed to get a Fairyloot box in February as a birthday gift and this was the book inside with loads of other wonderful goodies. I would have done a post on this but I don’t have a camera and my photography skills are non-existent. I never heard of this book before it turned up. So let me know if any of you have read it and your thoughts.

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2)

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

Yet she spares Cas’s life.

I saw these two side by side in the charity shop in pretty good condition and have heard good things about this duology so thought I would pick it up and have a go.

Soulmates

Every so often, two people are born who are the perfect matches for each other. Soulmates. But while the odds of this happening are about as likely as being struck by lightning, when these people do meet and fall in love…thunderstorms, lightning strikes and lashings of rain are only the beginning of their problems.

Enter Poppy, the 17-year-old cynic with a serious addiction to banana milk, and Noah, the heart-throb guitarist; residents of mediocre Middletown, sometime students, and…soulmates.

After a chance meeting at a local band night, Poppy and Noah find themselves swept up in a whirlwind romance unlike anything they’ve ever experienced before. But with a secret international agency preparing to separate them, a trail of destruction rumbling in their wake, (and a looming psychology coursework deadline), they are left with an impossible choice between the end of the world, or a life without love…

I keep saying to people recently that I think me and my partner are soulmates and that is the only reason I picked it up. I have seen a few people talk about it.

 

Mr Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1)

In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands.

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.

In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the “perk” and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.

Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady’s next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands.

Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

I want to try to read some Stephen King as I haven’t read any as of yet and I want to read more adult fiction.

Fates and Furies

Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years.

At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed.

The Butcher's Hook

Georgian London. Summer 1763.

Anne Jaccob is coming of age, the daughter of a wealthy merchant. When she is taken advantage of by her tutor — a great friend of her father’s — and is set up to marry a squeamish snob named Simeon Onions, she begins to realize just how powerless she is in Georgian society. Anne is watchful, cunning, and bored.

Her saviour appears in the form of Fub, the butcher’s boy. Their romance is both a great spur and an excitement. Anne knows she is doomed to a loveless marriage to Onions and she is determined to escape with Fub and be his mistress. But will Fub ultimately be her salvation or damnation? And how far will she go to get what she wants?

Dark and sweeping, The Butcher’s Hook is a richly textured debut featuring one of the most memorable characters in fiction.

I think I am most excited about this one – this was released last year and heard a review on booktube and really liked the sound of it. So when I saw this at the charity shop I snapped it up.

8 books is not bad for me! What books did you get in February? Have you read any of these?

Thanks for reading

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