We’re in to July, and I have a couple of days off work, which I am LOVING! I fully intend to catch-up and schedule reviews for the next few weeks, and tidy up other bits and pieces around the blog. In case you haven’t spotted it (hard not to!), I’ve done a little blog re-design, which means I need to reformat around 500 blog posts, no biggie! I’ve made a good start, so hopefully it won’t take forever to complete!
In other news, quite a few BookTubers have Patreon accounts, and I’ve decided to support the fabulous Leena Norms at Just Kiss My Frog. I never miss a video, her content keeps me thoroughly entertained, and she definitely knows how to provide added value to those who support her #winning.
My BIG exam is coming up in July (so of course, I’m procrastinating), and I’m heading to Ibiza in September for a friend’s 30th. All in all there’s lots of happenings around these parts! How has your month been? Tell me in the comments!
- Cinder: The Lunar Chronicles series is talked about constantly and I picked up the second in the series, Scarlet, a while ago, but could never find Cinder at a decent price. I stumbled upon a copy of this in my local Waterstones for just £3, score!
- Eligible: Obviously, I shouldn’t be allowed to go book shopping, because when I go with the intent of grabbing a bargain, something else will always catch my eye… I knew I wanted The Power, which was in a buy-one-get-one-half-price deal. So Eligible happened.
- The Power: The 2017 winner for the Baileys Prize, The Power, tells the story of teenage girls who find that with a flick of their fingers, they can inflict agonising pain, and even death. With this single twist, the four lives at the heart of the novel are utterly transformed.
- The Dry: I hadn’t intended to pick this up, but it’s being hailed as the thriller of the summer (there’s always one), and it’s been a while since I’ve read a gripping page turner, so thought I’d give it a go.
- The Underground Railroad: This was another unexpected purchase for me, but I’ve decided I want to flex my literary wings a little lately.
The two books I received from Publisher this month were:
- The Easy Way Out: I requested this one to review as it deals with a really grey subject area, and depending on how it’s handled, it could be a very insightful and intriguing read.
- Living the Dream: It’s described as the new Bridget Jones. Sold.
Movies and TV Shows:
I’ve been really slow on the Movies and TV Shows front lately. There are definitely a lot of movies I want to see, but I haven’t had the chance yet… Do you guys have any great recommendations?? Let me know, please!
TV Show-wise, I’ve been a late-comer addict to Love Island, like a super late-comer. I had no interest in this show whatsoever until a couple of friends, whose opinions I really value, couldn’t stop talking about it. I started catching up with it in the evenings as I was revising, and now I’m hooked.
Wrappin’ It Up!
- Jenny @ Jenny in Neverland shares things to remember when you start blogging
- Nick @ Nick & Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist bravely announces book confessions that will make you side-eye
- Cristina @ Girl in the Pages discusses YA for different ages
- Laura @ Boats Against the Current wants to know your thoughts on e-shorts
- Amy @ Ten Penny Dreams talks about discovering Harry Potter 20 years late
- Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide was lucky enough to spend a Monday with Maggie Stiefvater and launches the 7th Round of the OTSP Secret Sister Project – go sign up!!
- Cathy @ 746 Books tells us what 20 books she’s picked for her 20 Books of Summer list
- Robbie @ Grok Nation talks about coming out – again, and again, and again
- Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction discusses the YA perfection trope
In Case You Missed It:
This month I reviewed Small Great Things (5/5*) by Jodi Picoult. Hopefully, there will be plenty more reviews next month! I have LOADS to write.
What have you been up to lately? What are you hauling and reading? What do you think of my re-design?? Let me know in the comments!