Sunday, 27 December 2015
Thursday, 3 December 2015
November has left us and now it's nearly Christmas! It's time to round up all of the books I read this month and I managed to read 11 books!
LOST GIRLS by Alan Moore
*A erotic novel based on the stories of Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan*
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell
*I'm sure you have all heard of this! A fan fiction spin off from Fangirl*
RAVISH by Cathy Yardley
*Another erotic novel based on Sleeping Beauty, I used this for my dissertation and never finished it*
ST LUCY'S HOME FOR GIRLS RAISED BY WOLVES by Karen Russell
*Short stories with a magical realism basis. Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy all of the stories*
SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA by Becky Albertalli
*A novel about a boy coming out, it was a lovely and interesting read*
GROWN UP by Gillian Flynn
*My first Gillian Flynn read and it was very creepy*
ONLY EVER YOURS by Louise O'Neil
*I loved this book and have posted a review earlier this month*
LUMBERJANES Volume 2 by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, Brooke A. Allen
*Cute and quick comic*
WINTER by Marissa Meyer
*The final instalment in The Lunar Chronicles. I will really really miss this series of books*
For #READKIDSLIT I read:
THE TWITS by Roald Dahl
THE JOLLY POCKET POSTMAN by Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg
Unfortunately I didn't read all of the books on my TBR :'( and I'm not doing one for next month because of #CRAMATHON and there are too many books that I want to read. (I have two piles of books for next month!) I will let you know what I read in December at the end of the month.
The challenges are as follows:
1. Read an audiobook or ebook
I have just got a Kindle Fire so I might listen to an audio book on that. I was thinking about listening to Wuthering Heights but I haven't decided on this one yet.
2. Read a bind up
For a more Christmassy read I decided on My True Love Gave To Me by various writes so it's a bind up in that sense?
3. Finish a series/read the last book of a series
I decided to add Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb, this is the first book in the series but it's the last book that I really wanted to read but didn't get to on my November TBR...
4. Read a book under 200 pages
Matilda is just over 200 pages but it's one of the shorter books I own. It will also help with reading all of Roald Dahl's books!
5. Finish a book you DNF’ed
I started to read Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gray, a collection of essays, by reading an essay per night. However, I stopped reading this so I want to pick it up again.
6. Read a graphic novel series (or as many graphic novels as you can)
Super Mutant Magic Academy has been on my bookcase for a while now and I really want to read it. I might try and read more graphic novels but I think I already have too many books to read in a couple of days!
7. Read 5 books total
I thought I would share with you all the books I own which are signed :). There's nothing more that I love then a personalised note and especially in a book!
Firstly, I'll start with books that were signed for me but not the the author. In my drama years I won a poetry book: Family Phantoms by Gervase Phinn. All the poems are based on Halloween... My favourite festival! The book is signed by my old drama teachers.
Then, I received The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald which was a birthday present with a note written in the front cover from one of my friends.
Now! These are books I own that are signed by the authors. Snortyblog Comes To Earth by Marion Hough- I met the author at a book signing when I was very little. This book has a list of made up words which are used in the plot, I loved the idea of an alien language.
I own signed copies of three of George Layton's book, the first one being The Fib, that my grandmother got me.
In my adult life I stumbled across a Geek Girl signing in Birmingham and bought one of her books. I loved it by the way!
I went to a book club party in London and revived a couple of books there. The first one being Nearly Almost Somebody by Caroline Batten which I really need to read soon! (Stay tuned for a book review). Caroline was so lovely to talk to! I also received an audio book by Natalie K Martin called Love You Better. I plan on listening to this on my next long car journey.
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