Six for Sunday: 19th April 2020

Hey! Welcome back to Six for Sunday! I’ve had a very bookish week; THREE book chats on Twitter has really made it! Six for Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by A Little But A Lot! Today’s theme is:

Taking on the TBR pile: 5* predictions

  1. Dangerous Remedy – Kat Dunn
  2. The Court of Miracles – Kester Grant
  3. Venom – Bex Hogan
  4. Heartstopper: Volume 4 – Alice Oseman
  5. The Places I’ve Cried in Public – Holly Bourne
  6. Read With Pride – Lucy Powrie

Well, that wasn’t too tricky because I’m SO EXCITED to read all of these! I’ve either heard great things about them or am anticipating great things based on previous books so I think this is a very nice little TBR to get around to soon or as soon as they’re published!



Top Ten Tuesday: 25th June 2019

Hello and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. I’m sure that I’ve missed a load off this week’s list; 10 is too hard to narrow down! This week’s topic is:

Books On My Summer 2019 TBR

  1. We Hunt The Flame – Hafsah Faizal
  2. Call It What You Want – Brigid Kemmerer
  3. Patron Saints of Nothing – Randy Ribay
  4. The Summer of Us – Cecilia Vinesse
  5. Top Marks for Murder – Robin Stevens
  6. Me Before You – Jojo Moyes
  7. After You – Jojo Moyes
  8. Still Me – Jojo Moyes
  9. A Girl Called Shameless – Laura Steven
  10. Heartstopper: Volume 2 – Alice Oseman

I think I have a fairly mixed bunch on my Summer TBR this year, although I definitely lean towards contemporary and chick lit at this time of year! Have you read any of these?


Six for Sunday: 19th May 2019

Hello! I’ve been fairly quiet on the reading front; it was Mental Health Awareness Week so I tried to do a post most days for that. Please do feel free to check them out! However, linking in to that, I’ve been really struggling with the side effects of reducing my medication this week so have been so sleepy and tired so I just haven’t had a chance to read! Anyway, this week’s Six for Sunday has me thinking about which books I simply must get around to! Six for Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by A Little But A Lot! Today’s theme is:

The Ever Growing TBR: 2019 books I want to read

  1. 51836878_259219134954383_139597421038497182_nFinale – Stephanie Garber
  2. Starfell – Dominique Valente
  3. img_4517The Day I Was Erased – Lisa Thompson
  4. A Girl Called Shameless – Laura Steven
  5. A Pinch of Magic – Michelle Harrison
  6. A Curse So Dark and Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer

I can’t believe I haven’t got around to these ones yet; they’re all books that I’ve been so excited to read! Have you read any of these and think I need to make time ASAP?



Six for Sunday: 5th May 2019

It’s always good when you go to edit the previous week’s post to do this week’s and find that you also went book shopping last Sunday! Today, I was fairly restrained again…I bought another three books! Six for Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by A Little But A Lot! Today’s theme is:

The Ever Growing TBR: 2018 books still unread

  1. img_3179Peril in Paris – Katherine Woodfine
  2. The Mermaid – Christina Henry
  3. i stop somewhereThe Smoke Thieves – Sally Green
  4. Skylarks – Karen Gregory
  5. The Colour of the Sun – David Almond
  6. I Stop Somewhere – T.E. Carter

So last year was a learning curve with regards to NetGalley…I still have a fair backlog of 2018 titles that I need to get to! Have you read any of these?



TBR – April 2019

Something new that I’m going to try…having some thoughts at the beginning of the month as to which books I’d like to read and review! So, without further ado, here’s my April TBR:

img_3643How To Make Friends With The Dark – Kathleen Glasgow

Publishing on 11th April, I was lucky enough to receive a proof of this gorgeous book a while back (thank you Rock The Boat!). I got a fair way into it and was really enjoying what I read, but then Christmas came and then there was a bereavement in the family so it wasn’t really the best book to read, so through no fault of the book I just haven’t finished it. I’m really hoping to get around to it in the next couple of weeks, hopefully before publication!

img_4644Stepsister – Jennifer Donnelly

Another proof that I was so happy to receive was this one from Hot Key (thank you!) which comes out on 15th May. It’s a follow on from Cinderella but it has a lot of Caraval vibes so far – there’s magic and intrigue and I can’t wait to finish reading it this month!

TryTo All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han

I can’t believe I haven’t read this yet because I’m OBSESSED with the Netflix adaptation! I’ve heard nothing but good things about this one and I know I’ll need a good contemporary to get stuck into soon after some fantasy and heavier books!

Call It What You Want – Brigid Kemmerer

One that I’ve recently received via NetGalley from Bloomsbury (thank you!) is the latest book from one of my favourite contemporary writers in recent years. I hope to get to this before its publication in June.

Have you read or want to read any of these?


That Never-Ending NetGalley TBR – April 2019

It’s April, which means it’s time for my bi-annual NetGalley TBR post! I’ve tried to cool it down over on NetGalley and focus more on catching up on books I’ve already got or physical proofs, and that shows because since October there are only three titles that I’ve not got around to reading! Two of them are already out and have moved onto my physical TBR too since I have copies, but hopefully I’ll get around to the first book before it’s published!

51922999_615934295504129_242882673275597505_nCall It What You Want – Brigid Kemmerer

  • 27th June
  • Bloomsbury

I Owe You One – Sophie Kinsella

  • 7th February
  • Transworld

the colour of shadowsThe Colour of Shadows – Phyllida Shrimpton

  • 7th February
  • Hot Key

Have you read any of these? What did you think?



Top Ten Tuesday: 19th March 2019

My first Top Ten Tuesday in a while, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. This was quite a fun one to go through with my TBR being so long! So, this week’s topic is:

Books on my Spring 2019 TBR

  1. A Girl Called Shameless – Laura Steven
  2. Solitaire – Alice Oseman
  3. How To Make Friends With The Dark – Kathleen Glasgow
  4. A Curse So Dark and Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer
  5. I Owe You One – Sophie Kinsella
  6. Peril in Paris – Katherine Woodfine
  7. Through the Water Curtain – Cornelia Funke
  8. The Steam Whistle Theatre Company – Vivian French
  9. The Day I Was Erased – Lisa Thompson
  10. Frostfire – Jamie Smith

These are just a few of the books that I’ve bought/been sent lately that I really need to read soon! I could’ve gone on! Have you read any of these – any I should prioritise?


Top Ten Tuesday: 22nd January 2019

Hello and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. I hope you’ve had a good start to the week! This week’s topic is:

Books I Meant To Read In 2018 But Didn’t Get To

  1. Lady Mary – Lucy Worsley
  2. The Astonishing Colour of After – Emily X R Pan
  3. I Have Lost My Way – Gayle Forman
  4. Clean – Juno Dawson
  5. The Smoke Thieves – Sally Green
  6. I Stop Somewhere – T E Carter
  7. Tradition – Brendan Kiely
  8. The Summer of Us – Cecilia Vinesse
  9. The Cradle of All Worlds – Jeremy Lachlan
  10. Peril in Paris – Katherine Woodfine

I could go on…that’s so bad! I really need to read more backlist books this year and get on top of my NetGalley TBR!


My Year of NetGalley 2018

This year has been the first year that I’ve been properly using NetGalley, and what a year it’s been! I’ve been approved for 86 titles, and have provided feedback for …%. I did go a bit crazy at the beginning; I’d never really used NetGalley before December 2017 and so at first I was requesting titles that, whilst I did have an interest in reading, I wasn’t overly desperate to read. As the year’s gone on, I’ve really learnt how to use NetGalley properly to get the best out of my experience both for myself and for the publishers who so kindly approve my requests. I do still have quite a few books from earlier in the year that are outstanding, and are on my NetGalley TBR, but I am really proud of how many books I’ve been able to read and review!

I’m particularly proud this year of some of my achievements; I’ve been auto-approved by two imprints which I am now on the blogger list for, I’ve had invites to blogger events from another publisher (I think I’m sort of on their mailing list; I get requests every so often!) and I’ve been involved in a blog tour through NetGalley! Through submitting my review of Sunflowers in February on NetGalley, I also gained my highest number of views on a single post on here!

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Do you use NetGalley? How has your year been?


Young Adult Books for Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching, I’ve been looking for some YA Christmas books to read, and was happy to discover that there are a few that I needed to add to my TBR! For day 16 of Blogmas, I thought that I would share those with you!

Almost Midnight – Rainbow Rowell

My True Love Gave To Me – Various

Let It Snow – Various




The Chaos of Standing Still – Jessica Brody

What Light – Jay Asher

All Wrapped Up – Holly Smale




Have you read any of these? Are there any YA Christmas books that I’ve missed?