Ah, that reoccurring problem, that’s part of being a book blogger. Those books that you see everyone raving about, that you can’t even refresh your Instagram feed without seeing. That feeling of ‘Has everyone read this book but me?!’ But that kind of exposure somehow ends up with you putting off starting the book for one reason or another. What if the hype was too much and the book lets you down? Here are just 5 examples of those for me.
It’s that time of the year again! time to review and recap my year of reading and talk about some of my favourites. 2017 has been a pretty good reading year for me, granted not as good as 2016, but I still read more than I thought I would. Continue reading to hear about some of the stand out books I have read over the past 12 months. Please note that these are in no particular order, as much as I tried to order these at first, I just couldn’t figure it out…
hope you all have had a nice weekend…Read More
Turtles All The Way Down
Release date: 10th October 2017
Gave: 4/5 stars
Amazon synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. (cont)
Warcross by Marie Lu
Release date: 14th September 2017
Gave: 5/5 stars
For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game – it’s a way of life. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships – only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.
Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.
Hey guys, I thought I would try something different today. I thought it would be fun to go back in time [via goodreads] and see what I WAS reading at this time last year and previous years. Some of these it feels crazy that I read them so long ago, because the stories and characters have stuck with me.
In September 2016 I was reading..
Hey guys, it’s been a while since my last post, which sucks, it kept popping into the back of my mind, *must write a post today, must write a post today* but it never happened. A lot has been happening at home at the moment and I just wasn’t motivated, which is OK. Blogging is meant to be fun, there are no set rules about when you need to post, even if you feel that pressure of damn its been a few days. Any who, here’s a review of a book I read recently which I really enjoyed..
Freshers by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivision.
Release date: 3rd August 2017
Publisher: Chicken House Books.
Description: *Uni beckons. Phoebe can’t wait to be a fresher – especially since her crush from school will be there too. She’ll be totally different at Uni: cooler, prettier, smarter … the perfect potential girlfriend. She’ll reinvent herself completely. But Luke’s oblivious, still reeling from the fallout of the break-up with his ex. Thrown head first into a world of new friends, parties and social media disasters – can Phoebe and Luke survive the year, let alone find each other?*
Hey everyone, hope you’ve all had a great weekend.
Today I’m going to talk about my first experience at YALC (young adult literature convention) that takes place at the Kensington Olympia, inside LFCC and a haul of everything I got.
This book really made me think, the perfect pictures on celebrities’ Instagrams, the perfect theme, the ‘why isn’t my life like this?’..
This was one of my most anticipated books of the year and I swear Sophie Kinsella can do no wrong, her books always make me laugh and give me that kind of warm fuzzy feeling, her characters are always so relatable and real, which is what I love most, they don’t always make the right decisions, but that’s life isn’t it?
The main character Cat, has always dreamt of living and working in London, and now it seems all her dreams are coming true, securing a job at a top branding/marketing company and has a perfect Instagram page. But everything changes when her boss Demeter fires her out of the blue, she’s forced to give up her life in London and move back to her dad’s farm in Somerset.
I loved all the different settings in this book, throughout when the characters are talking about marketing, layout and fonts, I just kept thinking ‘Yes! go with that one, I agree with what your saying!’ my inner graphic design snob in me. But what I really loved was Somerset and the farm, how the family all came together to create something great, watching the ‘glamping’ business come to life was really interesting. The fact it went into so much detail about each family that came to stay was a nice touch.
Also had to mention the swoony moments, of which there was a few, it was super cute and I was rooting for it, that’s all i’m saying.
The journey of the book shows you that everything isn’t always as it seems, and no matter how ‘perfect’ someones life looks online, you never know what someones going through in private.
Highly recommend if your in the mood for a rom com-esque book!
Cannot decide yet if this is my favourite Kinsella book, definitely up there with Can You Keep A Secret? & The Undomestic Goddess.