Stacking the Shelves #81

Stacking the Shelves #81

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where book enthusiasts can show off their newest additions to their collection!

9 new books this week! I have been coveting Knowledge is Beautiful for ages! It is a really really beautiful book presenting knowledge in interesting ways. I was also lucky enough to attend an event with Jessica Townsend, the author of Nevermoor, and I had my book signed. This is the next big thing in children’s books and I am so excited to have two signed copies!

Kids:

  • The Darkest Minds – Alexandra Bracken

My friends have been telling me to read this book for AGES! And now that I know there is a movie coming out next year, I grabbed the first copy I saw!

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  • Turtles All the Way Down – John Green

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Stacking the Shelves #74

Stacking the Shelves #74

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where book enthusiasts can show off their newest additions to their collection!

I have been on a book-buying ban for two weeks now! It’s actually been a success for once! I have been tempted so many times, but haven’t succumbed. I did, however, still manage to accumulate EIGHT new books!

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  • The Little Book of Hygge – Meik Wiking
  • The No Spend Year – Michelle McGagh

Both books I have been interested in for a little while – all about comfort and saving money at the moment. (Hence the book-buying ban!)

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Weekly Recap July 2017 #2

Weekly Recap July 2017 #2

Only five books this week, and one of them was super small! Favourite was absolutely Nevermoor – AMAZING! I was also pleasantly surprised by Living on Hope Street and Poison City. 🙂

Unearthed – Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (3 stars)

Earth has intercepted a message from an alien race, and people are flocking to the ancient planet for various purposes. Mia is a scavenger, determined to find something worth enough money to buy her sister’s freedom back. Jules is an academic, whose purposes are slightly more noble – he wants to prove his genius mathematic father’s theories about the aliens right.

I struggled with Mia as a character – she was a bit of a bitch, but it was also understandable given her past circumstances. Jules, however, was a cute cinnamon roll and I loved him. The story itself was intriguing, though I’m not sure its pitch of Lara Croft x Indiana Jones was right. I also struggled with the writing a little bit – the pacing was a bit slow for an adventure story… But the ending was incredible and I need the next book ASAP. Being a Latin nerd, I was disappointed with the phrasing of a certain Latin phrase – I think it’s wrong. But if the authors have a Latin expert, I am happy to concede that my 10 years of study might not have been enough.

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Living on Hope Street – Demet Divaroren (Australian author) (4 stars) Read more

Stacking the Shelves #67

Stacking the Shelves #67

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where book enthusiasts can show off their newest additions to their collection!

Annnnnnndddddd, I more than made up for the fact that I accumulated no new books last week. TEN new books. Four of them are borrowed, I suppose, but six really isn’t that much better than ten….

Work:

  • Moonrise – Sarah Crossan

I love Sarah Crossan’s work, and am really excited about this ARC of her new book! It’s a Bloomsbury title, and it looks really interesting – all about a character and his brother, who is on death row.

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  • The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome – Katrina Nannestad

I really loved Olive of Groves and Katrina Nannestad’s new series sounds even better! It’s about a little girl who is sent to live with an eccentric author when her mother falls ill.

  • The Seven – Peter Newman

I absolutely adored The Vagrant by Peter Newman, and The Malice (its sequel) was fantastic as well. I can’t wait to get stuck into the third book, though I will need to check some recaps – it’s been a while!

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