Saturday, 2 July 2022

Book Review (Blog Tour) | Sometime in Summer by Katrina Leno


 
Publication Date: 28th June 2022 by Little, Brown
Format: Netgalley ARC
Target Audience: Young Adult

 

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IndieBound


Synopsis

Anna Lucia Bell believes in luck: bad luck. Bad luck made her best friend stop talking to her. Bad luck caused her parents’ divorce. Bad luck is forcing her mother, Miriam, to sell the family’s beloved bookstore. And it is definitely bad luck that Anna seems to be the only person in the world Miriam is unable to recommend a life-changing book.

When Anna finds out that she and her mom are spending two months in a New England seaside town called Rockport, she expects a summer plagued with bad luck too. But Rockport has surprises in store for Anna, including a comet making its first appearance in over twenty years and two new—but familiar—friends.

In what will prove to be the most important summer of her life so far, Anna learns about love, herself, and the magic that an ordinary summer can bring.
 
  

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Friday, 1 July 2022

On My Radar | July 2022


A new month and 12 new books I'm excited for! Will my TBR ever end??
 
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Sunday, 26 June 2022

Down The TBR Hole #91

 
Current TBR shelf: 3412

Last week's TBR shelf: 3418

The rules   

  1. Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  2. Order on ascending date added.
  3. Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  4. Read the synopses of the books
  5. Decide: keep it or should it go?
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Wednesday, 22 June 2022

WWW Wednesday | 22/06/2022


WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by 
Taking On a World of Words that highlights three questions:


What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you'll read next?
 

What did you recently finish reading?



I really haven't been reading much this month so the last thing I finished was the audiobook for A Manual for Heartache by Cathy Rentzenbrink which was a super short listen at around 2 hours. This was a memoir/self-help book that examined grief and mental health building on the author's tragedy of losing her younger brother when she was a teenager. This was moving and had a lot of emotional moments. I related a lot to the content and overall it gave me a lot of useful ways of handling my own anxiety and depression. 

What are you currently reading?



I'm plodding through Gullstruck Island by Frances Hardinge. Annoyingly, it's just not hooking me even though I'm not actually disliking it or anything. I'm finding a lot of the characters and the worldbuilding confusing and hard to follow at times although I am less then 100 pages in. A normal person would probably DNF but I do like Hardinge's writing and the premise was so intriguing to me originally. I'm gonna stick with it and hopefully feel like picking it up a bit more.       


I'm listening to the BBC radio dramatization of the Agatha Raisin mysteries, a British cozy mystery series. I'm actually really enjoying it too. The murders are pretty standard and there's not much to them but it has such a good voice cast and I'm loving the bluntness of the main character. I've had to stop myself from laughing out loud on the train! I'm also reading the first book alongside it (although the audiobook is already onto the fifth or sixth by now) and I'm actually preferring the condensed version, the book itself doesn't have the snappy wit that I like. 


I've started We Made It All Up by Margot Harrison as I've got the blog tour coming up next month. I signed up because I really liked the sound of a YA thriller about the death of the town golden boy and all of these secrets coming to light. The beginning has already hooked me and I'm liking the alternating chapters between the before and after Joss's death. I'm 25% in and excited to keep going. 

What do you think you'll read next?



I really want to watch the new BBC adaptation that just came out but obviously being me, I have to read the source material first. I really enjoyed Dolly Alderton's fiction debut so I'm excited to delve into her memoir; Everything I Know About Love. It seems like it'll be poignant and relatable. 

When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist and former Sunday Times dating columnist Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all. In her memoir, she vividly recounts falling in love, wrestling with self-sabotage, finding a job, throwing a socially disastrous Rod-Stewart themed house party, getting drunk, getting dumped, realising that Ivan from the corner shop is the only man you've ever been able to rely on, and finding that that your mates are always there at the end of every messy night out. It's a book about bad dates, good friends and - above all else - about recognising that you and you alone are enough.

Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts? What are you currently reading and hoping to pick up next? Leave a comment or link your own WWW Wednesdays below for me to check out!
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Sunday, 19 June 2022

Down The TBR Hole #90

 
Current TBR shelf: 3418

Last week's TBR shelf: 3426

The rules   

  1. Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  2. Order on ascending date added.
  3. Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  4. Read the synopses of the books
  5. Decide: keep it or should it go?
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Sunday, 12 June 2022

Down The TBR Hole #89


Current TBR shelf: 3426

Last week's TBR shelf: 3434

The rules   

  1. Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  2. Order on ascending date added.
  3. Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  4. Read the synopses of the books
  5. Decide: keep it or should it go?
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Sunday, 5 June 2022

Down The TBR Hole #88

 
Current TBR shelf: 3434

Last week's TBR shelf: 3440

The rules   

  1. Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  2. Order on ascending date added.
  3. Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  4. Read the synopses of the books
  5. Decide: keep it or should it go?
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Thursday, 2 June 2022

May 2022 Reading Wrap Up


I'm extremely happy to say that I had a really successful reading month in May and read a total of 11 books. A lot of this is down to taking part in Becca and the Books 48-hour readathon where I read three books over a weekend and has given me a surge of reading energy since. I'd say quality wise it was pretty good too, no five stars but mostly 4-star ratings with a few 3 and then a sneaky 1 star as well. I'm hoping that June will be just as good with my participation in the Whatever-You-Want-A-Thon and Clear Ur Shit readathons happening month long.     

STATS



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