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

Stacking the Shelves & Wrappin’ It Up August & September 2017

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done a wrap-up and haul, so find out what I’ve been up to in August and September (spoiler alert: it includes some good news, a blogger event, and IBIZA!), as well as what books I’ve added to my TBR.

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Banned Books Week 2017

Be A Rebel – Read These Banned Books

Banned Books Week is an annual event that was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores, and libraries.

This year, Banned Books Week ran from the 24th – 30th September. Supported by various organisations, it aims to increase awareness of banned books, and celebrate the freedom to read, including educating others on the danger of censorship.

All very important issues, and as I’m fully in support of being a rebel, and reading whatever the hell you like in the process, here are my recommendations for Banned Books you should be sinking your teeth into.

I’m a Finalist!!

Confessions of a Book Geek is a finalist in the Blog Awards Ireland… and I’m heading to Dublin for the awards night!

6 Ways to Make Reading Fun Again

Even the biggest Book Geeks experience book burn-out.

Maybe it’s because you’re suffering a book hangover from the last amazing novel you read, or maybe life has just gotten busy and your favourite hobby has taken a bit of a back seat. Sometimes Book Bloggers suffer from burn-out more than most – after all if we aren’t reading a book, or talking about books, we’re reviewing books, and blogging about them!

Whatever the reason, we all go through it, so here are some tips to see if you can get your reading mojo back!

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Review: How To Be Single

It’s the most annoying question, and they just can’t help asking you.
You’ll be asked it at family gatherings, particularly weddings.
Men will ask you on first dates.
Therapists will ask you over and over again.
It’s the question that has no good answer.
It’s the question that when people stop asking it, makes you feel even worse – why are you single?

3.5* Read!

Bookish Rating Twin

Have You Found Your Ratings Twin?

Whether you’re a book blogger, or regular book enthusiast, it’s nice to find someone who shares your taste in books.

While many of us in the community have bookish friendships, occasionally, this relationship goes a step further, and you may find your very own Ratings Twin

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Review: The Circle

When Mae is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. Run out of a sprawling California campus, the Circle links users’ personal emails, social media, and finances with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of transparency.

Mae can’t believe her great fortune to work for them – even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public…

3.5* Read!

13 Problems with 13 Reasons Why

13 Problems With 13 Reasons Why

I haven’t read 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher, but I have heard a lot about it through the BookTube and Book Blogging community, which is why when Netflix announced they were making a TV show adaptation – I got excited.

Unfortunately, it did not live up to expectations.

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Review: Truth or Dare

How far is too far when it comes to the people you love? Claire Casey hates being the centre of attention. But if it means getting Sef Malik to notice her, it’s a risk she’s happy to take. Sef is prepared to do anything to help his recently disabled brother. But this means putting Claire’s love – and life – on the line. Because when you’re willing to risk everything, what is there left to lose?

3.5* Read!

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Review: Eleanor & Park

Eleanor first meets Park, she thinks he’s obnoxious. When Park first meets Eleanor, he thinks she’s weird. It is hate at first sight. But as they suffer each other’s company in silence on the bus rides from and to home every day, Eleanor and Park realise that first impressions can be deceiving.

3* Read!

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

Stacking the Shelves & Wrappin’ It Up June 2017

I have a couple of days off in July, so I’m hoping to schedule lots of posts on the blog, I miss you guys!!

Check out the books I hauled in June, and give me some movie recs, I haven’t seen a good one in a while! Oh, and also let me know what you think of my blog redesign!!

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Review: Small Great Things

When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father.

What the nurse, her lawyer, and the father of the child cannot know is how this death will irrevocably change all of their lives, in ways both expected and not.

Small Great Things is about prejudice and power; it is about that which divides and unites us.

4.5* Read!

Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite Books Of 2017 (So Far)

Life has been whopping my ass, therefore this post is about a week late. BUT I couldn’t let the mid-point of 2017 go by without marking it in some way (HOW is it past the halfway mark of this year already, HOW?!). I had a solid start to reading this year, but I’ve fallen a little behind due to work commitments and studying. My final exam is the 20th of July, and then I’m free! Figuratively speaking, I still have to work and earn dolla. But you get my drift. That said, here are my top ten books of 2017 (so far)…