S4S – 2019 books I want to read

HOLA AMIGOS

How are we all?

How are we getting on with #SixforSunday this month? Has your TBR grown (of course)? Has it shrunk (LOL)? Are you more aware of what’s on it (every book ever)? 

Today, we’re here to talk:

2019 books I want to read

So these are 6 books released this year that I want to read – whether I own them or not. (I probably do, let’s be fair)

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  1. We Won An Island – Charlotte Lo
    I don’t actually own this yet… but I want to. So I shall have to purchase it for myself. I have heard such great things about this! 
  2. On The Come Up – Angie Thomas
    As you have all seen, I haven’t read THUG yet, so I’ll probably have an Angie Thomas duet going on later this year. I went to the Angie Thomas event in Newcastle and she was brilliant. 
  3. King of Scars – Leigh Bardugo
    We all know I am a MASSIVE Kaz Brekker fan, but I haven’t read the Grisha trilogy, so I’m still putting off reading King of Scars til I’ve managed to read them!
  4. The Curses – Laure Eve
    Now, let’s just have a discussion about this cover. It doesn’t match my The Graces cover and I’m SAD. SAD GUYS. Anyway, I loved The Graces and I bought The Curses because I need to know what happens next… I just have not picked it up to read yet.
  5. A Curse So Dark and Lonely – Bridget Kemmerer
    Reasons I want to read this: the cover and it’s a BATB retelling (I think!). Reasons I have not picked it up yet: IT SEEMS SO LONG. 
  6. Five Feet Apart – Rachel Lippincott
    My friend Rachel has been RAVING about this for a few weeks now… so I guess that means it automatically goes onto my TBR pile. I also was at the Simon and Schuster event where they shared the film trailer with us and I don’t think I’m quite ready for this… 

And there we go. Are there MANY other books that could’ve gone on this list? 100%. These were just the first 6 I could think of! 

Don’t forget to share your choices with me. Share them on twitter using #SixforSunday so I can share them with the world! 

Prompts for the rest of the year will be shared next week. I can’t wait for you guys to see them! Some of them are my favourite prompts I’ve ever thought up! Thanks again for joining in and being so lovely. You are all my heroes!

S x 

 

S4S – 2018 books still on my TBR

Hello!

Welcome to a new month here at #SixforSunday! This month of May we are taking on that ever growing thing in a book lovers life: the TBR pile. 

This month we are going to take on 2018 books we haven’t read, 2018 books we want to reread, 2019 books we want to read and 2019 books we’re excited for!

Today’s #SixforSunday prompt sees me telling you all:

2018 books I still haven’t read

2018 unread

I KNOW I KNOW.
If another person tells me I need to read THUG, I might cry.
It’s on my ‘2019 will read’ list.
Don’t worry. 

All of these books have not been read yet for various reasons, but they will be in 2019. I can’t be the ONLY person who puts off reading books for various reasons! 

OOOH. Here’s a game. I’ll tell you the reason why, and you try and match it.

Reason 1: I started it and then something else caught my eye more.
Reason 2: I didn’t LOVE the first one, so this one just kept being put off.
Reason 3: My kids kept stealing it from me.
Reason 4: I didn’t actually buy it til 2019.
Reason 5: Hype. I hate hype.
Reason 6: It didn’t really seem like something I’d like, but I’d like to give it a go because the author is BRILLIANT.

HAHA. I’m looking forward to seeing your guesses!

Don’t forget to share your #SixforSunday posts with me! I love seeing you all join in: it makes my little heart so happy!

Come back next week for #SixforSunday does 2018 books I want to reread.

S x 

 

Books I Want To Read tag

Hello everybody!

Today, I’m going to be doing the Books I Want to Read tag, which I found on my friend Amy’s blog. When I read it, I knew it was something that I’d like to tackle – it’s not often I think about my TBR!

The Rules

• Link back to the original tag
• Complete the questions with books you want to have read, but don’t want to read
• Tag some people at the end to do the tag next.

Question One: A book you feel you need to read because everyone talks about it

SO MANY THO. I’m not a big fan of hype, so if EVERYONE is talking about a book I am so much less likely to pick it up… until the hype dies out!

Question Two: A book that’s really long

Length is one of the reasons I don’t wanna often pick up books! Strange the Dreamer is one that does slightly intimidate me – it’s not in reality THAT long tho haha. It might need to be one that I buy on my kindle.

Question Three: A book you’ve had on your bookshelf or TBR list for far too long

I’m quite good with my books. If I’ve got them/bought them and not read them within like 6 months (haha) I generally just get rid of them. So A Darker Shade of Magic trilogy is probably the books I’ve had the longest that I’ve not got round to reading (Kelly, if you’re reading this, I promise I WILL get round to them!)

Question Four: A book that is ‘required reading’ (e.g. a school text or popular classic – something you feel obligated to read)

Well… my answer for this is THUG – it’s neither a school text OR a popular classic, but EVERYONE IN THE WORLD has read it apart from me. SO I should probably get on it… I’m just scared!

Question Five: A book that intimidates you

Priory of the Orange Tree. I started it and read quite a chunk for when I interviewed the brilliant Samantha Shannon, but then once the event was done my brain has just been like OMG I CAN’T PICK THAT THING BACK UP THANKS.

Question Six: A book you think may be slow

Genuinely no idea… I don’t think about books as being slow?!

Question Seven: A book that you need to be in the right mood for

Cuckoo Song. I’ve heard MANY things so I know that I’m going to have to be in the right mood to read it.

Question Eight: A book you’re unsure you’ll like

Legendary! I read Caraval and it just didn’t spark my love. I’ve been dubious about buying/getting the next ones because I just don’t want the disappointment of the first book to happen again!

Having now done this, I could’ve used the same 3 or 4 books for all of the questions haha!

I’m not going to tag anyone, but feel free to do this if you see fit!

S x

S4S – Books people tell me to read!

Hello!

It is Sunday again. Where did this week go? Today I have the joy of going to London to see my very bestest friend and relax for a few days before the mania of the academic year begins! How are you spending your Sunday? Are you joining in today’s #SixforSunday prompt?

Today’s prompt is:

Books people always tell you to read

So today we have books that people keep recommending to me that I just can’t seem to pick up. I probably own all of them!

  1. The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
    I think I might be the only person in the world who hasn’t read this yet. I do own it though, so I just need the right time to pick it up!
  2. Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel
    One of my favourite authors keeps telling me to read this and I’m just yet to pick it up! Again, I do own it. I just need to read it.
  3. Scythe – Neal Shusterman 
    A lot of my friends have been reading this and tell me that I should pick it up because it’s great! I bought it very recently, but I am yet to get round to reading it!
  4. They Both Die at the End – Adam Silvera
    Another one…  own it, haven’t read it. Everyone tells me to read this!
  5. Classics
    I don’t read/haven’t read many classics, but everyone tells me I should read more. I just have no idea where to start!!
  6. The Grisha trilogy – Leigh Bardugo
    As you all know, I am relatively new to the Bardugo fandom, but now that I have read Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom, I need to get on the Shadow and Bone trilogy ASAP.

And there we have it… 6 (more actually!) books that people keep telling me to read! Maybe I should turn this list into a TBR since I own most of them anyway! 

What’s on your list? 

Don’t forget to tag me/link me! I love reading your #SixforSunday posts! 

S x

Down the TBR hole again…

So… here we go again. Clearing out my TBR shelf – if you want to know more about this, check out my first post here: Down the TBR hole….

Let’s get on with it, see which books I’m going to KEEP, and which I’m going to REMOVE.

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The Death Instinct – Jed Rubenfeld
Now, I actually own this book, so that is a factor to it staying. I read the one before this and really loved it. I think for now I will KEEP this book, in the hopes I get round to it quickly!

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The Girl with Glass Feet – Ali Shaw
TO say I remember adding this book would be a lie. I don’t think I have any recollection of this book. However, having read the synopsis, it sounds RIGHT up my street with magical beings, so I’ll hope I can get a copy and I shall KEEP it.

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The Assassin’s Curse – Cassandra Rose Clarke
I’m not sure if this is the same Cassandra Clarke as the other one. Again, I have NO recollection of adding this to be honest. It’s got magic in it which makes me want to keep it, however I think I’ll REMOVE it as it just doesn’t grip me.

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The Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness
I know, I know. HOW HAVE I NOT READ THIS? Well, I didn’t own this til this year. Now that it is on my shelf I plan on getting round to reading it. PLUS the film is being shot/done shooting, so I will want to see that! This is a firm KEEP.

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The Girl who Circumnavigated the Fairyland in a Shop of her Own Making – Catherynne Valente
Now I’m 90% sure I started this on my kindle and just couldn’t get in to it. I think for now I will REMOVE it, but it seems like that kind of book that will keep cropping up in my life!

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The Call of the Weird – Louis Theroux
I love Louis Theroux, so there is NO QUESTION about the fact this book is a KEEP.

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I am the Messenger – Markus Zusak
This is by the same author as The Book Thief, which is a book I adore, and having read the synopsis on Goodreads I think I might KEEP this and hope to get my hands on a copy, eventually. 

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Saenz
Again, I have NO recollection of adding this, but a few of my friends have mentioned it recently and I’ve just read the blurb and it sounds brilliant. KEEP is the choice.

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The Vast Fields of Ordinary – Nick Burd
I have absolutely no clue why I added this. I am going to REMOVE this from my list.

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The Library of the Dead – Glenn Cooper
I clearly added this when I was reading other books of this type. This sounds like a great one if I’m ever in a crime mood, but I’m going to REMOVE it for now. 

So there we go! Down the TBR hole number 2 done, I removed 4 books and kept 6. I think I am going to have to start being more brutal. My IRL TBR is much more than the one on my Goodreads, but we’ll forget that!

Have you read any of the books on my list?
Which ones would you keep or remove?
Do you agree with my choices?

Talk to me on twitter, via email, or in the comments!

S x

Down the TBR hole…

I have seen this meme on my friend Kelly’s blog (check our her most recent Down the TBR hole post here: clicky) and was most curious as to getting started! I had no idea what it was all about, just that it involved your TBR. After checking Lia’s post about the meme (I was a bit clearer!) so thank you Lia for creating and explaining!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Now it must be noted that my Goodreads isn’t the most reliable tell of my TBR pile (the books in my bedroom are probably a lot more reliable), as I went through a phase of not using Goodreads. But let’s see!

How To Be A Woman – Catlin Moran

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Apparently this was the first book I ever added as a TBR book on Goodreads. I still haven’t read it, but I do want to. I will KEEP it for now.

Guilty Wives – James Patterson and David Ellis

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I am a massive James Patterson fan (despite not having read much by him recently), but this doesn’t hit a chord anymore so I will REMOVE it.

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants – Ann Brashares

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I see people talking about this all the time and feel it’s one I might enjoy, so like the Caitlin Moran book it can stay for now: I will KEEP it.

It’s a Funny Kind of Story – Ned Vizzini

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I remember adding this around the time I was reading Perks of Being a Wallflower (maybe!). It’s still one I want to read, so I will KEEP it.

My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One Night Stands – Chelsea Handler

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I have NO recollection of adding this! I do like some of Chelsea Handler’s work, but I think this is one I will REMOVE.

Seriously… I’m Kidding – Ellen Degeneres

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I love Ellen Degeneres. I think she’s one of the best humans in the world. I need to get my hands on this, so it will be a book I KEEP.

Boy: Takes of Childhood – Roald Dahl

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I know, I know. I can’t quite believe I ahven’t read this either! I am pretty sure I own a copy of this, and will get round to reading it eventually, so it will be a KEEP.

Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang – Chelsea Handler

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Clearly Goodreads Me likes Chelsea Handler. However, like the other one I think I will REMOVE this. 

The Catcher in the Rye – J.D.Salinger

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This is a book a lot of people talk about, and I just have not got round to buying or reading yet. I do think it is one I will read however, so I will KEEP this for now!

A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess

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Again, this is another kind of classic that I haven’t yet got round to, but I fully intend on one day! For this reason it is a KEEP book. 

That was fun! I kept 7 books and got rid of 3

Which books would you have kept?
Which would you have got rid of?
Have you ever tried to clear out your TBR list?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments, or on twitter!

 S x

S4S – Books on my TBR

Bonjour! 

It’s Sunday again, which means another #SixforSunday prompt! 

This week’s prompt is:

Books on my TBR

Now I’ve gone for “books that I’ve recently added to my TBR” (because my TBR is excessive, ha!) So here goes… 6 books I’ve recently added to my TBR list

  1. Polar Bear Explorer’s Club (massive shout out to my friend Amy for sending this to me… I’ve been after it FOREVER)
  2. Pax
  3. The Girl Who Lost Her Smile
  4. Podkin One Ear
  5. Maudlin Towers: Curse of the Werewolf Boy
  6. Rise of the Wolves

Which books have you recently added to your TBR?
Have you read any of my TBR books?

Let me know your #SixforSunday! Share your posts on twitter using the hastag.

S x

S4S – TBR forever

Good morning! It is Sunday once more. How are you all? 

‘What are we talking about this week?’ I hear you say!

This week’s #SixforSunday topic is:

Books that have been on my TBR forever

  1. Chaos Walking trilogy – Patrick Ness 
  2. The Bone Season series – Samantha Shannon
  3. The Grisha trilogy – Leigh Bardugo
  4. Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdon – Leigh Bardugo
  5. The Sun is Also a Star – Nicola Yoon
  6. Noughts and Crosses series – Malorie Blackman

I know. I should get on this. I have a Summer holiday to fill… I know what I’ll be reading!

What books have been on your TBR forever?
Does my list surprise you?
What do you plan on reading in the Summer?

Let me know on twitter, using the hashtag #SixforSunday! I would love to see your lists too!

S x