Reading Update!

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So the last time I posted on here, I was talking about how I was going to work on a blogging schedule so I could post more often. However, you may have gathered from the lack of posts from me that I never actually got around to doing that – these past few weeks have just been so hectic, so haven’t had the time. I know, I know: I’m an awful blogger.

But I’ve got a quieter weekend, and I’m hoping to catch up on pending reviews (I have six reviews to write – help haha!) I really need to get organised and sort my life out, and I’m hoping a schedule will help.

Here’s what I’ve read this month so far:

Opposition (Lux, #5)

Opposition (Lux 5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

It was my first time reading this book, and I loved it! It was a great ending to a wonderful series, and I have a gushing review on the way (well, as soon as I’ve finished writing reviews for the second, third and fourth novels in the series).

Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1)

Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1) by Josephine Angelini

I adore this series! This one was a reread for me, and I really enjoyed it. I love anything to do with Greek myths and Gods (which is totally because of Rick Riordan – if you have any recommendations for books including Greek stuff please leave them in the comment section below!), and I was just overwhelmed by the feels of revisiting a book that I love.

Dreamless (Starcrossed, #2)

Dreamless (Starcrossed #2) by Josephine Angelini

I finished rereading the second book in this series today, and just like with the first one, I loved coming back to the characters and plot-line, because it’s so good! If you haven’t checked out the Starcrossed series, I can’t recommend it enough!

In other news, I’m shocked to say I’m actually reading quite a lot at the moment! So much so that I’m doing rather well with my Goodreads challenge:

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I’m three books ahead of my schedule – this day needs to go down in history haha! For the past few years, I’ve always been behind on my Goodreads challenge, so I’m really quite chuffed that I’m ahead for once.

I’m hoping to read next:

Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

I ordered this book online and it should hopefully be arriving tomorrow! I’m really excited to read it – not only does the synopsis sound great, but I read a preview of the first two chapters and it was so good!

I’m also planning on rereading the third book in the Starcrossed series, Goddess.

 

Have you read any of these books? What are you currently reading?

Thanks!

– Emma

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October Wish List!

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Sweater weather has finally arrived, and I’m so happy! I love snuggling up in a jumper to read a good book!

I do like Halloween, but I’m not much of a fan of reading horror novels – I stick mostly to YA books, preferably of the paranormal/fantasy genre, so I don’t have any spooky reads planned this month!

Here’s what I’m wishing for this  month:

Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

John Green is such a wonderful author, but if I’m perfectly honest, I wasn’t overly excited he had written a new novel. However, that quickly changed after I read a sampler of the first two chapters, because it’s so good. I’m thinking I might pre-order it later!

Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me

Brooding YA Hero by Carrie Ann DiRisio

I follow this wonderful account on Twitter, and always enjoy the tweets way too much, so how can I resist this book? (If you haven’t laughed your socks off at @broodingYAhero’s tweets yet, what are you waiting for?!)

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Top Ten by Katie Cotugno

This book sounds so lovely! I’ve read Cotugno’s How To Love, and though I had mixed feelings about it when I first read it, I’d be intrigued by what I thought if I reread it now. Anyway, I’m super excited to read this one!

What’s on your wish list for this month?

Thanks!

– Emma

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September Wrap-Up!

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September has come and gone, many people are telling Green Day to wake up, and I’m actually on target for my yearly Goodreads challenge! Overall, it’s an interesting end to a busy month!

I can hardly believe I’m actually saying this, but as of right now I’m one book ahead of my Goodreads schedule! I set myself the challenge of reading thirty books this year (I know, not a massive goal, but I’ve had college to focus on). I’m super happy that my goal is going well at the moment, because last year I completely failed haha! (You can find me on Goodreads here!)

Books I’ve Reviewed

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Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

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Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

Books I’ve Read But Have Yet To Review

Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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September Reads!

Reading Slump City

Currently Rereading!

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My Shelf

I actually haven’t had too many new additions to my shelves this month…that I can remember. I recently ordered Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout that I’m currently reading it, and I’m loving it! I also received Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo, which I’m slowly making my way through (it’s such an awesome idea)!

How’s your month been?!

Thanks!

– Emma

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Friday Reads | September

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Hey guys!

I promise I’m not abandoning my blog! I’m just really swamped down with college work and life at the moment, but as I mentioned over on my Instagram, I’m hoping to sort out a personal schedule of sorts and figure out when I’m going to be able to blog.

On a complete side note, I had my first driving lesson earlier this week, and it went well! I didn’t drive into a hedge or anything haha!

Here’s what I’m currently reading:

Origin (Lux, #4)

Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been rereading the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout! The rereading started as an attempt to escape a dreaded reading slump, but I quickly became completely absorbed by the plot line once again, and haven’t been able to stop reading the series yet. I’m currently reading the fourth book for the first time, and it’s so good!

If you haven’t read the Lux series, what are you waiting for? There’s hot aliens and a main character who’s a book blogger! You can read more about my thoughts on the series by checking out my review of the first novel, Obsidian, here!

I’m hoping to read next:

Opposition (Lux, #5)

Opposition (Lux #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

This book should hopefully be arriving today (and it’s a hardback!), so I’m super excited! I’m only halfway through the fourth novel, but I’m happy that I’ve got the next arriving so I can read it as soon as I finish!

What are you currently reading?

Thanks!

– Emma

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Reading Slump City

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I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: reading slumps are the bane of my existence.

I’m entering reading slump city, and it’s awful. I don’t fancy reading anything, the books I’ve picked up and tried haven’t really helped, and I’m stuck feeling like a bookworm who, very much at the moment, doesn’t like reading. It’s distressing!

I’m currently attempting to read two books:

Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland

This is my first time reading a book by this author, and I’ve heard pretty good things about it! I’m not really feeling it at the moment, but I think that’s more down to how I’m feeling, not the book itself.

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

If you’ve been following my blog for a long time, you’ll know I absolutely adore Rachel Caine. Her Morganville Vampires series is one of my all time favourites, and I’m thinking if anything can drag me out of a reading slump, it’ll be one of her books!

I’m starting back at college later this week, and with the weight of the oncoming slew of work on my mind, it seems my brain has gone ‘nope’ and taken away from me one of the best joys life has to offer: reading.

I thought I’d also mention that you might have noticed I’m not posting as much at the moment, as I’ve been pretty busy. With college work piled on top of what’s going on already, I don’t think I’m going to have much time to dedicate to writing posts, but I will still be blogging (just a little less than usual)!

What do you do when you’re in a reading slump?

Thanks!

– Emma

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September Reads!

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Leaves are turning brown, there’s a crisp bite to the air, and that can only mean one thing – it’s autumn time! It feels like the beginning of this year stretched on, but these past few months have just flown by, and I’m struggling to believe it’s September already.

I have about two weeks left until I go back to college from my summer holidays, and I’m contemplating whether it’s a good idea or not to spend my free days building a book fort and trying to get through my huge TBR pile (which I personally think the answer is yes to, but we’ll see).

Here’s what I’m hoping to read this month:

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History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.

To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart.

If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.

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The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

Lucy Hansson was ready for a perfect summer with her boyfriend, working at her childhood Bible camp on the lake. But when her mom’s cancer reappears, Lucy falters—in faith, in love, and in her ability to cope. When her boyfriend “pauses” their relationship and her summer job switches to a different camp—one for troubled kids—Lucy isn’t sure how much more she can handle. Attempting to accept a new normal, Lucy slowly regains footing among her vibrant, diverse coworkers, Sundays with her mom, and a crush on a fellow counselor. But when long-hidden family secrets emerge, can Lucy set aside her problems and discover what grace really means?

Emotionally-charged and unforgettable, Emery Lord’s storytelling shines with the promise of new love and true friendship, even in the face of life’s biggest challenges.

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Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland

Henry Page has never been in love. He fancies himself a hopeless romantic, but the slo-mo, heart palpitating, can’t-eat-can’t-sleep kind of love that he’s been hoping for just hasn’t been in the cards for him—at least not yet. Instead, he’s been happy to focus on his grades, on getting into a semi-decent college and finally becoming editor of his school newspaper. Then Grace Town walks into his first period class on the third Tuesday of senior year and he knows everything’s about to change.
 
Grace isn’t who Henry pictured as his dream girl—she walks with a cane, wears oversized boys’ clothes, and rarely seems to shower. But when Grace and Henry are both chosen to edit the school paper, he quickly finds himself falling for her. It’s obvious there’s something broken about Grace, but it seems to make her even more beautiful to Henry, and he wants nothing more than to help her put the pieces back together again. And yet, this isn’t your average story of boy meets girl. Krystal Sutherland’s brilliant debut is equal parts wit and heartbreak, a potent reminder of the bittersweet bliss that is first love.

A very contemporary looking month! If you guys have been following my blog for a while now though, you know that I don’t do well at sticking to planned reads – I’m very much a mood reader, but we’ll see!

What are you hoping to read this month?

Thanks!

– Emma

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Birthday Book-Haul!

It was my birthday this week, and I received some awesome books! My parents wanted to know what I wanted for my birthday, and obviously there were a number of books on my list, but my lovely friends also surprised me with some books too!

Here’s what I received:

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Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Smart idea: don’t shop the day before your birthday, it’s not a good idea. Being the silly human I am, I went shopping the day before my birthday, and all but begged my parents to buy me this book (which they very kindly did)! What I didn’t know was my friend was out at the same time buying me the same book. So now I have two copies (which I’m definitely not sad about haha)!

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History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

This is another book I chose out for myself (thanks again mom and dad)! I’ve been hearing a lot about Adam Silvera at the moment, and I felt like it was time to jump on the hype bandwagon!

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The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

The cover of this book is so pretty! It really was love at first sight, so I’m really hoping the lovely cover matches the story inside. It sounds like it’s going to be a very emotional read, so I’m looking forward to starting it.

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The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

Is it bad I picked this one out because of the cover?! I couldn’t help it, it’s just too pretty. I’m hoping I’ll enjoy this one – again it seems like it’s going to be an emotional story from Emery Lord!

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Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

I’ve heard a lot of stuff about this novel, and though it’s not the normal genre I go for, I’m intrigued to give it a go! I know the author also wrote The Girl On the Train which I’ve seen mixed reviews of, so we’ll see!

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The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon

Again, this isn’t a book I’d normally gravitate towards, but it’s good to change up your style! I’m looking forward to reading this one and seeing what it’s all about!

And that’s my birthday book-haul! It’s official: I have the best friends ever. I’ve known this for quite a while now, but it really struck me on my birthday how lucky I am to have the people I do in my life (obviously not just because they buy me books…though it does add to their awesome factor haha!).

Have you read any of these books, or are you planning to?

Thanks!

– Emma

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