Thursday, 30 April 2015

April review

This month has been epic reading wise. So many awesome books

Books read
All that glitters by Holly Smale (4 stars)
Better left buried by Emma Haughton (3 stars)
Dog Ears by Anne Booth (4 stars)
Written in the stars by Ali Harris (4 stars)
The Start of me and you by Emery Lord (4 stars)
Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally (3 stars)
The rest of us just live here by Patrick Ness (4 stars)
Liberty's Fire by Lydia Syson (4 stars)
Being a girl by Hayley Long (5 stars)
Demolition Dad by Phil Earle (5 stars)
It's all about love by Steve Camden (4 stars)
Lorali by Laura Dockrill (5 stars)
One by Sarah Crossan (5 stars)
Poppy in the Field by Mary Hooper (4 stars)
Read me like a book by Liz Kessler (4 stars)
House of Windows by Alexia Casale (4 stars)
One small act of kindness by Lucy Dillon (4 stars)

Book of the Month



This month it has to be One by Sarah Crossan. It was an extraordinary read which absolutely blew me away

Events attended

Early this month I went off to Nicole's Burstein's book launch for Other Girl. It was a fab event and so lovely to support Nicole and her wonderful book

Hotkey Brunch
I was lucky enough to get invite to Hot Key's Blogger Brunch. I got huge pile of books to bring home which I have been steadily working through and have all been awesome which I'll be reviewing over the next few months closer to publication dates. I always love a hot key event because they always have loads of authors there and a huge range of awesome titles that I am always dying to read and this time was no exception.


On the Blog
This month has been really quiet on the blog. I've been reading loads of summer releases so not had much to write about that was actually released this month.

Reviews
I wrote a few reviews this month
I'll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson 
Othergirl by Nicole Burstein
An island of our own by Sally Nichols
Seed by Lisa Heathfield
Liberating Earth (reviewed by my husband)
Oakfield by David J Rodgers (reviewed by my husband)

Blog Tours
Seed guest post by Lisa Heathfield
If you were me guest post
Other stuff

On May's TBR pile 
I have loads of fab books to read this month which I cannot wait to get to
The Crowham Martyrs by Jan McLoughin
The one safe place by Tania Unsworth
The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
Twenty boy summer by Sarah Ockler
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
As red as blood by Salla Simukka
Almost Grace by Rosie Rowell
Birdy by Jess Wallace
The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward
Paperweight by Meg Haston
In a dark, dark wood by Ruth Ware
The Big Lie by Julie Mayhew
Sophie Someone by Hayley Long

3 comments:

me said...

Hello Kirsty: I can't seem to find an email address to send you a review request. Caravaggio: Signed in Blood is historical fiction for 12- to 14-year olds, published in Canada and the UK by Tradewind Books. Sword fighting, bounty hunters, pirates, romance, and a chase across 17th century Italy--this fast-paced book was written with boys in mind. Can I have the publisher send you a copy for review? My email: smithwrite@gmail.com

Ailsa said...

What did you think of 'The Rest Of Us Just Live Here'? I think it sounds like a really interesting idea for a story, and I'd like to know more about what it's *really* about, beyond the back cover description.

~Ailsa
The Book Bundle

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

@Ailsa

I liked it. I didn't love it. The main description does some it up really. Story of ordinary guy trying to life a normal life when all the chosen ones around him are battling the end of the world again