Soon i am going on holiday to my happy place and i have some fab books lined up to read! Im taking 2 Pb and the rest on kindle even though i own majority of them in pb/hb.
- Running with Lions by Julian winters (LGBT , Football )
- boy meets hamster by Birdie Milano (LGBT , funny , family)
- girl mans up by M E Girard (LGBT, family and friendships , heartfelt )
- Bookshop girl by Chloe Coles which i’m so excited about as i loved the first one and Chloe is so lovely! (Hilarious , All things books and Friendships)
- Thats not what happened by Kody Keplinger (mass shooting ,truth or lie)
- Lovely dark deep by Justina Chen (romance , illness and faith)
- Girl at sea by Lucy Courtenay ( romance , tragedy )
- Words in deep blue by Cath Crowley (bookstore , romance)
- What if its us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera which i’m 1/2 way through but due to adapting to a levels haven’t been as reading as often
Have you read any of these? What did you think? Go comment below and any love shown i will be very thankful for.
October has some great books coming out these are my top 3 im most hyped for.
No fixed address by Susin Nielsen
Huge thanks to the publicity team at Anderson Press for sending me an arc of this amazing book. I have just finished this and it definitely met my high expectations from reading Susins previous books. Felix is nearly thirteen, lives with his mother and pet gerbil Horatio, and is brilliant at memorising facts and trivia. Felix and his mom Astrid are living in a van. Astrid promises it’s only for a while until she finds a new job, and begs Felix not to breathe a word about it. So when Felix starts at a new school, he does his very best to hide the fact that most of his clothes are in storage, he only showers weekly at the community centre, and that he doesn’t have enough to eat. When his friends Dylan and Winnie ask to visit, Felix always has an excuse. But Felix has a plan to turn his and Astrid’s lives around: he’s going to go on his favourite game show Who, What, Where, When and win the cash prize.
What if its us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli
i was extremely lucky to win this at yalc as i love Beckys writing and have read some of Adams .This is my current read! ARTHUR is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a show stopping romance when you least expect it.
BEN thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.But when the boys have a chance meeting at the post office, they leave wondering what exactly the universe does have in store for them.
The chaos of now by Erin Lange
I cant wait to grab my hands on this book ASAP. I have enjoyed Erins writing style previously and this story seems unique. When Jordan Bishop set himself on fire at Haver High school as a result of internet bullying, it triggered a nationwide crackdown. Teachers become cyber snoops in case of abuse on social media.For teen hacker, Eli Bennett, the laws put freedoms at risk. And he’s not alone . Approached by two mysterious hackers, Eli is recruited into a group that wants justice for Jordan the way Jordan would’ve wanted it.But what starts as a bit of fun to rile the cyber snoops soon spirals out of control. Revenge on Jordan’s bullies could be classed as bullying itself…At best, Eli’s school career is in jeopardy, at worst, once more lives are at risk.
Thanks for reading and all the support ! Are any of you anticipating these? Or what books are you most hyped for this October.
*This book isn’t out until 4th October in the uk*
No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen is a great ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I have loved Susin’s previous books so i was so excited to be sent a copy of this from Andersen Press Publicity.
This story follows Felix and his mums (Astrid) life being homeless and living in a van. It is told over the course of 3 months with background information too. It is then when Felix gets a spot on his favourite tv show that his life could be turn’t around.
I found this very easy to read as it flowed perfectly. The voice of Felix and the reality of their situation was portrayed wonderfully and in a heartfelt way . I also enjoyed the aspect of Astrid’s ‘slumps’ and how they were described with such and the impacts they had on Felix . The friendship between Felix , Winnie and Dylan was great fun and showed the true aspects of friendships through the good and bad times.
Although tackling sensitive and real word topics/problems it was done in a mature way and the characters always remained Positive and hopeful making the reader invest in the story and want to find out the ending.
I would definitely recommend this book for MG and YA fans because its amazing and not too hard hitting but still shows many problems adults and children face in the real world.
Thanks for reading.I hope you enjoy! Let me know if your likely to pick this fab book up! Im so thankful for All the Love
As you fellow book lovers know there are just some things in the bookish world that really bug us. Here are my top 10 things that irritate me.
- Folded pages
- Rushed Endings
- Too many characters who write the chapters. e.g. 5 different people who all write from their point of view for chapters throughout.
- People returning borrowed books in bad condition
- Marks or rips on books when bought
- Long chapters
- Deep bookshelves (that You can fit 2 books on) because you cant see all of your books. (Why i’ve had mine made)
- Not having many friends who understand my excitement about a book because they don’t read much or at all.
- Cracked spines which then don’t stand up easily.
- The Difficulty to decide between 5 books on your tbr for the next read.
Id love to see what some of yours are so go Comment what yours are below!
Thanks for reading please go show me some love on here or instagram. Any support is appreciated.
Sorry this is up so late, i had a close family funeral as well as staring 6th Form. so I’m happy that i managed to read 4 books.
- YA Book Review : Lemmings and Snowflakes by Holly Bourne
- YA Book Review : Brave Enough by Kati Gardner
- YA Book Review : Rosie loves Jack by Mel Darbon
- Everything all at once by Steven Camden is ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Im not sure how many books ill be reading this month as i need to get into the swing of school.
Thanks for reading, click on the links to read my review of the top 3. ❤️ All of which were amazing and you should definitely pick up.👍🏻
*this book isn’t out in the uk until 6th September *
Rosie loves Jack by Mel Darbon is a fab ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I was extremely lucky to win this amazing book at YALC. It was highly anticipated and it has definitely lived up to my expectations. As you can see i was in Brighton when i started it (completely coincidental). My reasoning for visiting is also why i haven’t blogged in 2 weeks as i am dealing with a bereavement. Thanks for your Understanding!
Now into the Review 👇🏻
The voice of Rose has been written beautifully by Mel and shows the thought process of a teenager with down syndrome but also shows the positivity and hope that she has in herself and her abilities. Which is refreshing to read and true. The way in which Roses difficulties are shown throughout i feel are very realistic in terms of reading, spelling and situations.
Although Jack is the background character his personality bursts through just as much as Roses. I loved the art aspect and his way of expressing himself through the notes.
I enjoyed the flashbacks between the pair a lot as it kept the romance alive even when they’re not together and Rose is having difficult times. It kept the reader captivated and wanting to know if there will be the happy ‘ever after’ ending.
The fact the romance was the main topic but didn’t feel that way was great because in most books its the journey of falling in love. So to read a novel where they’re in love and just want to be together made my heart melt, but also as a reader i was concentrating more on the other topics within the book such as bullies , protective families , independence , sexual exploitation , homelessness and kindness.
The Ending is powerful and emotional for the reader and all characters involved. This book got better and better throughout and everyone needs to go and read it because it has great insight to topics that aren’t covered enough in YA.
Thanks for Reading it means a lot. Please go follow ,like ,comment on my socials and here.
Brave Enough by Kati Gardner is a fabulous ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
I was desperate to read this book and thanks to FLUX in the US i got sent an early copy. When it arrived i literally squealed and jumped up and down in the middle of my kitchen.(i do this Every-time i receive an arc actually🙈).
I completed it in 2 days and wow was it powerful emotional and full of positivity.
Davis ( survived cancer and drug addiction) was a great character who you felt invested in because it was obvious he was a funny, kind and loving kid who was struggling with life. His behaviour when working at the hospital was endearing and you fell in love with him which is why when he is going through the dark patch in the book you feel as if your his friend and are sad to see it.
Cason (Dancer whos injury turns out to be cancer) was a wonderful characters whos journey through out was emotional both in sad and happiness. The development of the relationship between her and her mum was lovely to read as it helped in her recovery, but also showed a better side of her mum too. It was refreshing to read because although going through this devastatingly difficult time it seemed that Cason’s happiness actually grew and peaked.
There was a strong message throughout showing that Family, Friends and support helps with coping and that when you talk about stuff then things do get better. This was shown for Cason, Davis and Cason’s mum.
Overall this book was an amazing ya romance and illness book that tackled hard topics but in such a way that it wasn’t too hard hitting to read and was still realistic.
Thanks for Reading, If you enjoyed it go comment, like and follow as i really will appreciate it.