S4S – Perfect fictional holiday destinations

Well hello!

It is Sunday again, where did the last week go? I hope everyone has had a lovely week! This week’s prompt has had me thinking hard, and I can’t wait to see what you all think of the prompt (and let’s be honest, I can’t wait to see where you all want to go!!).

This week’s #SixforSunday prompt was:

Fictional places you’d like to visit

I found it hard to find YA places I’d like to visit (because I would NEVER survive in them haha!)

  1. The Shire/Rivendell – The Hobbit
    There are so many beautiful scenes in these books that this would be a lovely walking holiday I imagine! Lots of beautiful scenes to wake up to!
  2. The Emporium – Nowhere Emporium
    Who wouldn’t want to go somewhere like the Emporium? Magic everywhere, yes please!
  3. Arranmore – The Storm Keeper’s Island
    This place just sounds magical, and we all know I love the beach! 
  4. Narnia – The Chronicles of Narnia
    As much as I don’t want to go somewhere cold, I do want the adventure!
  5. Emerald City – The Wizard of Oz
    It just sounds like a wonderful place to visit. It has its drawbacks, obviously, but I’m all for a bit of an adventure. 
  6. Rhylla/Rhannon – State of Sorrow duology
    I WANNA FIND LUVIAN FEN THANKS. Where do I find him thanks?!

And that’s it… there aren’t many fictional lands that I would want to holiday! 

Remember to share your thoughts with my using the hashtag #SixforSunday – I can’t wait to see where you all want to go!

See you next week!

S x 

S4S – Perfect pool reads

Hello everyone!

Sorry for the very late #SixforSunday today… I NEEDED to finish I Hold Your Heart by Karen Gregory before I came and wrote this. It is finished now… now I have the dilemma of what to read next?!

Unfortunately, I shan’t be sunning myself by the pool with this week’s prompt, but hopefully I will give you some ideas for books which are:

Perfect pool reads

Now for me, reading by the pool, I need something that doesn’t take up too much headroom, something that’s a bit fun, something fast paced and maybe even a bit crime-y.

Alex Cross books by James Patterson
(These may come as left field for some of you, but I BLOODY love these books).
Sweet Pea by C.J.Skuse
(Loved this book and I can’t wait to get into the whole trilogy!)
Coco Pinchard books by Robert Bryndza
(Another one that will come from left field, but this series was SUCH fun… I love and miss Coco a lot!)
How To Stop Time by Matt Haig
(I bloody love Matt Haig, as you should know, and this book was just wonderful!)
How To Be Champion by Sarah Millican
(I loved this book, so so much. I love an autobiography and she’s a Geordie, so win win!)
May I Have Your Attention Please? by James Corden
(Another autobiography that I devoured a few years ago by the pool. He’s not the most popular of folk on my twitter feed, but I like him!)

I think something revolutionary has happened… none of the books I’ve recommended are YA or MG. 

ALERT ALERT ALERT.

But seriously, I do read non MG and YA books SOMETIMES (see: rarely!)

I’d love to know what your perfect pool reads are! Share them with me using the hashtag #SixforSunday. I’ve loved seeing your posts today! 

S x 

S4S – Seaside books

Happy Sunday friends!

How are you all? What is going on this weekend? Anything exciting?

It is FINALLY the Summer holidays and I am SO READY for many weeks of reading, sunshine and relaxation. One of my favourite things to do during the holidays is to spend as much time as I humanly can at the seaside. This just so happens to be today’s #SixforSunday prompt:

Seaside books

So I’m going for books that make me think of the seaside.

seaside bookcovers

Fierce Fragile Hearts – Sara Barnard 
The Storm Keeper’s Island – Catherine Doyle
And Then I Turned Into A Mermaid – Laura Kirkpatrick
Malamander – Thomas Taylor
Letters from the Lighthouse – Emma Carroll
The Island At The End of Everything – Kiran Milwood Hargrave

What a wonderful bunch of books – I would recommend each and every one of them!

Don’t forget to share your seaside books with me using the hastag #SixforSunday!

See you next week for Books and Ice Cream! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with for that!

S x

S4S – Summer TBR

Good afternoon everyone!

How are we all? What’s going on today? Today is the Wimbledon men’s final and I AM A BARREL OF NERVES. I want Roger to win so so very much. It is hurting me. Can you all say a little prayer for him to be victorious please?

Anyway, Roger aside, you are here for the trusty weekly #SixforSunday post. Today, we are talking:

Summer TBR

This is just a small selection of the books I’m hoping to get through in my glorious 6 weeks holidays. I imagine I will get through more than 6… but these are 6 that I am dying to get into!

Eliza and her Monsters – Francesca Zappia
Scars Like Wings – Erin Stewart
Lost Tide Warriors – Catherine Doyle
The Demon World – Sally Green

The Truth Pixie Goes to School – Matt Haig
Patina – Jason Reynolds

I am very lucky to have some of these already, but others I can’t wait to purchase! 

Remember to share your Summer TBR with me – I can’t wait to see what you all are planning on reading over the summer! Share your TBRs with me using #SixforSunday on twitter! I love seeing your posts!

See you next week for Seaside books

S x 

S4S – Books with sunshine on the cover

HELLO!

This is a very ironic #SixforSunday today as there is NO sunshine in Newcastle today (even though we have had nothing but sun and blue skies for days). I’m hoping to bring some sunshine into your lives via the prompt today.

Today’s topic of conversation is:

Books with sunshines on the cover

I always find these cover hunt type prompts the trickiest because I have a shoddy memory haha! So this is a real challenge for me today, but here we go!

I’ll Give You the Sun – Jandy Nelson
The Girl Who Came Out Of The Woods – Emily Barr
The Unexpected Find – Toby Ibbotson
Secrets of a Sun King – Emma Carroll
Mirror Magic – Claire Fayers
The Wild Robot – Peter Brown

Remember to share yours with me!

The prompts for July – December can be found here: follow the yellow click road!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I can’t wait to see which covers you chose for #SixforSunday with suns on them!

S x

 

S4S – Couples who deserve sequels

Hello friends!

I’m very sorry it’s been quiet around here lately. I’ve been a bit up in the air. Next week there’ll be a few posts (probably Tuesday/Thursday), but I’m hoping once reports are out of the way, I’ll get back to full posting! 

Anyway, you’re here to see #SixforSunday I guess. 

Today’s #SixforSunday post sees me taking on:

Couples who deserve a sequel

I don’t know that you can really be too spoiler-y here, but just in case… spoiler warning!

  1. Simon and Blue – Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda
    These two are the cutest and I want a pure Simon/Blue book thanks.
  2. Steffi and Rhys – A Quiet Kind of Thunder
    Oh man, oh man, these two. OH MAN. These two are the reason I fell so deeply in love with Barnard’s writing. I need more from them.
  3. Amani and Jin – Rebel of the Sands trilogy
    JIN THO. Like, I wanna date both of them. But also, they have the most sassy and brilliant relationship.
  4. Inej and Kaz – Six of Crows duology
    GOD. I SHIP THIS THE HARDEST.
  5. Izzy and Carson – The Exact Opposite of Okay/A Girl Called Shameless
    He is just a BABE in A Girl Called Shameless and I need him in my life.
  6. Sorrow and Luvian Fen – State of Sorrow
    I don’t even need to explain myself here man. No shame. 

And there we have it! I SHIP ALL OF THE SHIPS. I love a ship. Shippy McShiperson.

Remember to share yours using the hashtag #SixforSunday! I love you all and you all make me so glad I started this stupid little meme thing. 

S x 

S4S – Characters who deserve their own stories…

HOLA AMIGOS

(I don’t know why I start my blog posts in another language… am I the only one!?)

Today is Sunday. You all know what that means. It’s the return of #SixforSunday. WOOHOO. Do you guys all love it too?!

LOVING all of your guys’ posts by the way! Keep up the good work.

Today we are talking:

Characters who deserve their own stories

I’m taking on 6 characters who I love the most who I think deserve their own stories! Now that I’ve thought about this I want them all to be written so if we could make that happen that would be wonderful thank you very kindly authors.

  1. Luvian Fen (State of Sorrow/Song of Sorrow)
    LUVIAN LUVIAN LUVIAN. This one will come as no surprise to anyone for I love Melinda Salisbury and Luvian Fen more than I love life. He’s a brilliant human and he deserves his own book. Imagine knowing more about how he came to be the man we all know and love? YES THO.
  2. Obel (Ink trilogy)
    GOD. I LOVE HIM. I think he deserves his own book. I wanna know more about him. He’s just great. Plus, he’s totally swoon worthy too.
  3. Betty (The Exact Opposite of Okay/A Girl Called Shameless)
    For those of us who have not read TEOOO, Betty is Izzy O’Neill’s grandmother and she is a BLOODY BRILLIANT CHARACTER. I love her so much. I’d love to know more about Betty’s upbringing. Laura, make it happen.
  4. Charles (Rooftoppers)
    I JUST LOVE HIM OK?
  5. Bartholomew (Everdark)
    I love Abi Elphinstone’s writing and as soon as I was introduced to Bartholemew, I KNEW that I needed to know more about him. He’s so funny and witty and I bet he has a good few cracking stories to tell the world!
  6. Scythe Faraday (Scythe/Thunderhead)
    Just yes. 100% want. I think he’s a great role model and he’s a brilliant character. I just want the stories about the good guys!

And there you go. As you see all of these characters are good guys… next week I have 6 baddies who deserve their own stories. *shudder* #teamgoodguys

See you next week!

S x

S4S – Books I Want To Be Written

Morning bookish folk!

How are we all today? Welcome to a new month in the world of #SixforSunday. This month we are taking on Bookish Wishes and we are starting this week with:

Books I want to be written

I mean, besides ALL OF THE BOOKS EVER, here are my choices for today’s prompt:

1. More Melinda Salisbury – SHOCK AND SURPRISE. I KNOW. Guys we all knew this was going to be on my list. I stand by my ‘more Twylla/more Sorrow’ life choice, but also just more Mel would be great cheers.

2. More Sara Barnard – hot off the heels of her YA Book Prize win (yay), there’s loads of people now picking up Sara’s books… I’ve read them all and I need more. Sara knows how to BREAK MY SOUL and still be one of the best people around. So more of that please.

3. More books like Floored – I BLOODY LOVED FLOORED and I loved the concept. A bunch of different authors coming together to write one story from multiple perspectives? YES THANKS. If we could have another one of those sometime that would be wonderful.

4. More MG books with LGBT rep – I read a book recently, a 9-12, that had some amazing LGBTQ+ rep and I WAS THERE FOR IT. I need more of this.

5. More books that are going to break my heart – if you’ve ever read CG Drews books (A Thousand Perfect Notes in particular) you’ll know how HEARTBREAKING it is. I know this sounds like a bizarre request, but my god, I am ALL ABOUT a book that will make me weep. (Cait if you read this… I think you’re great and I need more books please!)

6. More body positive books – having read Jemima Small Versus The Universe (Tamsin Winter) and No Big Deal (Bethany Rutter), I need more books that are body positive. It’s so refreshing to read books where you have fat characters and them actually achieve something… and them not be the brunt of all of the jokes.

So yes. I WANT ALL OF THE BOOKS THANKS.

Thanks for coming to my TEDTalk about all of the books I want. Remember to share yours using the hashtag #SixforSunday! I can’t wait to see what you all want in life!

See you next week!

S x

#SixforSunday 2019 Prompts Take 2

Hello friends!

How are we all?

As some of you know, I host a weekly tag called #SixforSunday on this blog. The premise is I give you a prompt and you post 6 books that fulfil that tag. I absolutely love it. It’s something I started when I was first blogging and it’s just evolved from there! Now there’s people who join in weekly and it makes my heart SO happy. I love seeing how creative and how unique some of you are with the prompts!

I am here today to share the prompts for the rest of the year. You will find the prompts until the end of June by clicking here, but this post has the prompts for the rest of the year!

July – Summer reads
7th: Books with sunshine on the cover
14th: Books on your Summer TBR
21st: Books and the seaside
28th: Ice cream and book combinations

August – Books and holidays: a match made in heaven!
4th: Perfect pool reads
11th: Fictional places you’d love to go on holiday
18th: Characters you’d go on holiday with
25th: Yellow books

September: Back to school realness
1st: Books you think shuld be studied in school
8th: Books set in schools
15th: Schools you’d love to go to 
22nd: Characters you’d love to be friends with
29th: Books you read at school

October: Autumn feels
6th: Books with leaves on the cover
13th: Books you’d take on an Autumn walk
20th: Autumn coloured books
27th: Witch-y books

November – Winter books
3rd: Books with snow/ice in the title
10th: Books with blue covers
17th: I wanna snuggle with…
24th: Books you’d throw in the fire

December: It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
1st: Books set over Christmas
8th: Books you want to give as gifts
15th: Fireside reads
22nd: All I want for Christmas is…
29th: New year, new books

And there we go! Those prompts will take us all the way to 2020 – INSANE.

If you have any prompts you’d love to do, shout them at me! I’d love you guys to be involved in the prompt creating process.

Massive thank you to ANYONE and EVERYONE who joins in #SixforSunday. Whether you join in every week, or you’ve only joined in once, you make a little blogger very happy! 

S xx

S4S – 2018 Rereads

HOLA AMIGOS

It is me again, your #SixforSunday fairy coming to bring you a new week of talking about your TBR. This week’s prompt is one which will ADD to your TBR, obviously. 

This week we’re talking 

2018 Books To Reread

Now… I’m sure you all know this about me already, but I’m not a big rereader… but there’s ALWAYS books that I’m like, “God, I wish I could rediscover this world/characters/story again” and here I’m sharing 6 with y’all!

2018 reread

State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury
Now that I know what happens in Song of Sorrow, I want to sit and greedily reread both of them because Mel is QUEEN and this duology is just exceptional.

The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven
Again, like State of Sorrow, I’ve read the sequel to Exact Opposite, so I want the delight of reading them both together. But also, Izzy is just HILARIOUS. I remember PROPER cackling at TEOOO and thinking, “Yes, this is a character I want around me forever”.

Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton
MAN. This was the end of the Rebel of the Sands trilogy and it was PERFECT. I miss Jin so very much. I want to reread it because Jin and Amani are some of my faves.

Goodbye Perfect by Sara Barnard
Sara writes the most amazing stories and everyone should go out and buy all of them. I wanna reread this one because I had SUCH feelings about it when I read it first time round that I’d be SO interested in seeing if my feelings were still the same.

Floored by the Floored Seven
I don’t need to explain why I want to reread this surely. 7 of the best UKYA voices together in one book? PLUS I know who is who now… and wanna know if that changes what I thought of it!

Scythe by Neal Shusterman
This is one of those books that I would LOVE to forget and experience again for the first time again. I remember being BLOWN AWAY by this book when I read it and I want that back. PLUS the 3rd book is out this year… perfect time to reread book 1 and 2 (although 2 was a bit bonkers imo)

And there we go! 6 of the books I read that I want to reread most! 

Don’t forget to share yours using #SixforSunday! See you all next week!

S x