Saturday, 31 January 2015

January review

January has been an awesome one for me on the book front. I've read lots of brilliant things which is fab.

Books Read
None of the above by IW. Gregorio (3 stars)
Stolen by Lucy Christopher (reread 4 stars)
Mostly Good Girls by Leila Sales (4 stars)
Blackout by Connie Willis (3 stars)
All Clear by Connie Willis (3 stars)
The Bone Dragon by Alexia Casale (4 stars)
The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell (5 stars)
Othergirl by Nicole Burstein (5 stars)
We are all made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen (5 stars)
Arsenic for Tea by Robin Stevens (5 stars)
What if by Rebecca Donovan (3 stars)
Before I die by Jenny Downham (reread 5 stars)
Love, Lies and Lemon Pies by Katy Cannon (4 stars)
Secrets, Schemes and Sewing Machines by Katy Cannon (4 stars)
Seven days by Eve Ainsworth (4 stars)
An island of our own by Sally Nichols (4 stars)
The Sin eaters daughter by Melinda Salisbury (3 stars)
The Accident Season by Moria Fowley Doyle (3 stars)
Love Bomb by Jenny McLachlan (4 stars)
Conspiracy Girl by Sarah Alderson (4 stars)

Book of the month



For me it has to be Othergirl by Nicole Bustein (closely followed by Arsenic for Tea, We are all made of molecules and Last leaves falling). I will review it properly closer to publication but quite honestly I cannot say enough good things about it. I adored every page and cannot wait to read more by Nicole.

Events attended
I went to a blogger brunch at Scholastic towards the end of the month. It was a fabulous event and I got to meet debut authors Eve Ainsworth and Melinda Salisbury. (Thanks to those whose pictures I stole)



On the blog
I did a few reviews this monday on the blog. They were
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
All the bright places by Jennifer Niven
Vendetta by Catherine Doyle
Captive by AJ Grainger
Year of the Rat by Clare Furniss
Juvie by Steve Watkins
Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

I did my monthly can't wait to read post  featuring Cleo by Lucy Coats, The Fill-in boyfriend by Kasie West, We are all made of molecules by Susin Nielsen, Liberty's Fire by Lydia Syson and For Holly by Tanya Byrne.

I also did a post about UKYA blogger community and the news that I had reached the longlist of the first UKYA bloggers awards.

On February's TBR pile
I have a few books ready to read this coming month
Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater
There will be lies by Nick Lake
This is Shyness by Leanne Hall
 The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow place
The Apple Tart of Hope by Sarah Crossan
The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson
I have given up on my kindle entirely. I'm not enjoying it anymore so I'd rather wait for a physical copy of a review book or buy one than try and read it on my kindle and hate every second of it.

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