Stacking the Shelves & Wrappin’ It Up June 2017

Stacking the Shelves Book Haul and Wrappin It Up Confessions of a Book Geek

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!


The Books:

June 2017 Book Haul

  • 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 PowerThe 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 DryI 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 RailroadThis 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:

Books From Publishers June 2017

  • 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!


In Case You Missed It:

Small Great Things Book CoverThis 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.

I also shared holiday ideas for book loversdesigned my dream book nook (featuring a visual by my sister!), and decided which 10 books I’ve read in 2017 are my favourites (so far!).

My most popular post June was What Is the Point of Preordering?, and my most popular review in June was Small Great Things  


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!

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About Rachel

Avid reader & book blogger. Lover of Business. A fan of drinks & dancing. Ever optimistic. Feminist.

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