Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a great week. This last week really drained me and I had a lot of headaches and early nights. I’ve still managed to be kind of active though so that’s good.
I finished two books this week and I loved them both! Caraval by Stephanie Garber is absolutely marvellous and I urge everyone to pick it up right away! Nasty Women which is a series of feminist essays being edited by 404 Ink left me feeling completely and utterly inspired. This selection of essays has a lot to teach people too. It’s fantastic! My current read is Margot & Me by the lovely Juno Dawson. I’m really enjoying this so far and how it goes back and forth between the present and a series of WW2 diary entries.
I got a few books through this week that I had pre-ordered. Those were Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones, History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera and King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard. I’m looking forward to reading each of these soon!
I managed to steer clear of Netgalley this last week (incredible, I know!) but unfortunately went a bit wild on the Kindle store… I would love to say I regret this but Amazon UK currently has a half term deal and I managed to pick up all of the above books for only 99p each! A bargain that was too good to be missed! There are a heap of amazing YA books included so go and check it out!
I also received a package this week from the lovely people at Egmont publishers with the Front Lines series so far from Michael Grant. I’ve not read any of these books but have heard good things about the first book so this was super nice of them to send!
I was super lucky this week to also win an amazing giveaway on Twitter from the lovely @MakeMoreWords. I’ve been sent copies of The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury and All About Mia by Lisa Williamson. I am also receiving a tote bag as part of the giveaway so I’m really looking forward to getting that too.
GOSH… That was a LOT of books…..
Progress is being made little by little! I really need to focus on some #DiversityBingo2017 over my half term break.
- Goodreads Challenge: 13/100
- Let’s Turn Pages: 4,441/38,000 pages
- British Books Challenge: 5/12
- 2017 Beat the Backlist Challenge: 3/40
- #DiversityBingo2017: 1/36
I was afraid that Caraval wouldn’t live up to the insane hype its received but I am SO glad that I was wrong. This book is MARVELLOUS! I feel like I will be shouting this from the rooftops for a very long time! I’m meeting Stephanie Garber in 8 days and I’m so excited to talk about this book with her! My review is linked below.
- Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton – Book review
- 8 Books I Wish Had More Pages
- WWW Wednesday
- Caraval by Stephanie Garber – Book review
On Wednesday evening I went to see Jack Whitehall’s new comedy tour. For those of you who are not familiar with Jack he is HILARIOUS! He is in Bad Education and features on a lot of panel shows here in the UK. He has a very British sense of humour and so much of his material is very cutting edge but I loved it. I was laughing until my face hurt and it was just what I needed!
This is the last few days of work before I have 10 days off for half term. I am so excited to get some time off. With all the new additions to my bookstacks (I mean literal stacks on the floor), I really need to rearrange my shelves and see if I can fit everything on! I’m also just really looking forward to down time with plenty of reading and a trip to London too!
Does anyone know of any readathons which are happening between 17th-26th February? If you do, please let me know in the comments!
What have you been reading this week?
What blog posts have you written this week? Share your links in the comments!