This review is part of the YAShot blog tour. YAShot works with Waterstones Uxbridge and Hillingdon Libraries to promote libraries as well as a love for reading. This is the second year for YAShot and this year, it’s taking place on October 22nd. For the blog tour, I have teamed up with Perdita and Honor Cargill to bring a review of Waiting for Callback to you, as well as a giveaway. First, let’s see my review….
This month has been a busy month full of random stuff. Fasting, Eid, finishing college, weddings, YALC etc. All of this means that I’ve hardly read or watched anything. But let’s see what I did actually do (spoiler alert: not a lot)
I’ve been in a reading slump for about a month so hence I haven’t been blogging much either. Whilst trying to come up with some ideas for a new blog post, I realised that we are now over half way through the year so I just thought why not do a top 10 books of the year so far? So that’s what I’m doing. This will be in order from least favourite to favourite but I loved them all. Continue reading “My Favourite Books of 2016 (so far)”
This month was very mixed. I was free for the first half of the month but then I went back to college. I also started fasting this month which impacted my reading because I struggle to read whilst fasting. But I did manage to read a lot and watch a lot of films so let’s see what I did get up to this month.
I am incredibly happy to bring to you today my post in the blog tour for Storm Sisters by Mintie Das. Whilst I have yet to get around to reading this book because of the pesky exams, I am still incredibly excited to read it because it’s about 5 female pirates. What else could you want? For today’s post in the blog tour, Mintie is talking about diversity in her book so without further ado, I’ll pass onto her.
Recently, I’ve been thinking about how opinions of books that we’ve read change over time. Books we originally loved might not be as great as we thought. Books we hated might actually be fantastic. Does it even matter if the opinion changes? This got me thinking about some of my favourite books that I haven’t re-read in ages. Will my opinion of them have changed over time? So I’ve set out on a mission to re-read some of my favourite books and to see if my opinion has changed. As you can probably tell, I’ve decided to start with Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell which is a special book to me. It was the first Rainbow Rowell book that I ever read and whilst it’s not my favourite (I re-read Fangirl all the time and I know that I still love it), it’s still very special to me. So did my opinion change?
Every month, great books come out. I get so excited to go into my local Waterstones and pick up a copy of the latest book that I have been dying for. So today, I thought I’d share with you some of my most anticipated releases for the later half of 2016 since we are in June thus half way through the year. I’ve gotten all of these release dates from yalit.com, publisher’s websites but mainly from this spreadsheet full of UK release dates created by Debbie from Snuggling on the Sofa and Jim from YA Yeah Yeah so thanks for that guys!
Genre: YA Romance
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Mini Hardback
Buy the Book: Waterstones, Amazon, The Book Depository
This beautiful collection features twelve gorgeously romantic stories, by some of the most talented and exciting YA authors writing today. Includes: Leigh Bardugo, Nina LaCour, Libba Bray, Francesca Lia Block, Stephanie Perkins, Tim Federle, Veronica Roth, Jon Skovron, Brandy Colbert, Cassandra Clare, Jennifer E Smith, Lev Grossman.
Continue reading “Summer Days and Summer Nights by Stephanie Perkins”
I think we all have to admit that there are some books that we just don’t like. It’s natural to not like every single thing we read. Whilst I usually tend to avoid talking about the books that I just did not like, I just thought why not just write a whole blog post about some of my least favourite books? Obviously, this is just my opinion and you may love some of these books and I am not hating on you for that but I just personally was not a fan. (I hate putting that disclaimer because obviously it’s just my opinion but hey ho, it’s necessary most of the time).
So May is over and with it, my exams are done! They went terribly and I’m pretty sure I failed them all but at least they’re done. They finished late May so I didn’t have that much free time for the month but now I’m completely free and life is good. I did manage to read a few books and catch up on a lot of TV shows though this month.