Sunday, 3 August 2014

A Very Bookish Month - July 2014

  • A Dawn Most Wicked - Susan Dennard
  • Something Strange & Deadly - Susan Dennard
  • A Darkness Strange & Lovely - Susan Dennard
  • Death Note Vol 1 - Boredom
  • Strange & Ever After - Susan Dennard
  • Innocence - Dean Koontz
  • Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell
  • Second on the Right - Elizabeth Los
  • Black Heart Blue - Louisa Reid
  • Find Me - Romily Bernard
  • Hounded - Kevin Hearne
  • The Last Forever - Deb Caletti
  • A Place For Us Pt 1 - Harriet Evans
  • Far From You - Tess Sharpe
  • Dark Heart Surrender - Lee Monroe

YA 11
Childrens 0
Adult 4

Own 6
Kindle 5
Library 4

Grand Total 15

Far From You | Fangirl | The Last Forever

Black Heart Blue | Strange & Ever After

I read fewer books this month but it was a good month, I couldn't decide between five books for Book of the Month so they're all favorites! Black Heart Blue and Far From You both broke my heart, as did The Last Forever and I was sad to see Susan Dennard's Strange & Deadly series come to a close.

  • The Illusionists - Laure Eve
  • Through the Woods - Emily Carroll
  • The Kiss of Deception - Mary E Pearson
  • Maskerade Special Edition - Terry Pratchett
  • Lords & Ladies Special Edition - Terry Pratchett
  • Witches Abroad Special Edition - Terry Pratchett
  • The Book of Life - Deborah Harkness
  • The Dead of Winter - Lee Collins
  • The Six-Gun Tarot - R S Belcher
  • Fangirl Limited Edition - Rainbow Rowell
  • Half A King - Joe Abercrombie

Everything That Makes You was up first and luckily the wait was short thanks to HarperCollins, Patrick Rothfuss is keeping me waiting for The Doors of Stone so in the meantime I'll console myself with The Slow Regard of Silent Things and meeting him again in London next week!!! Last but not least I'm waiting on the first part of a new fantasy trilogy by Tom Fletcher (the author one, not the McFly singer/author one), Gleam, which is being to one of my favorites, Gormenghast.

In August I'll be reading these fantastic books!

Lock In | Of Metal & Wishes | Gates of Thread & Stone
YALC, LFCC, Rainbow Rowell at Waterstones Piccadilly, Meg Rosoff & Marcus Sedgwick at Waterstones Piccadilly... It was a busy month, all of these were within a week of each other and I still haven't recovered completely!

I had a pretty good time, there were a couple of things that pretty much ruined the 3 days at LFCC/YALC but I'm not going into detail about what they were. I met Joe Abercrombie, got strangled by Darren Shan, nearly knocked over by Lena Headey, spotted Hodor & Ser Loras, Colin Baker, R2D2 and the man inside the Darth Vader suit, walked past Stan Lee & George Romero, tried but failed to get a pic of John Hurt, Anthony Head & Paul McGann :( The panel I most wanted to see was Bring Me My Dragons which was on the Saturday as I've been looking forward to meeting Frances Hardinge for a long time. Unfortunately, although the panel was great, I had to leave before the signings as I was about to either pass out, have a full-blown panic attack or both!

The photos aren't great. There were people in the way, it was too sunny, I need a better camera and a myriad of other things!

I have completely lost track of all my challenge progress. I haven't really updated for Goodreads for nearly 2 months so need to do that and then hopefully I can work out how far behind I am! Proper challenge updates next month, I promise!


  1. Looks like a fantastic month for you. So many books read.

    Gates of Thread and Stone looks good.

    ENJOY this week and this month.

    The link to my week in the book world is below.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  2. I am so ramped up for Of Metal and Wishes. Someone said it is like Phantom of the Opera. I am SO all over that!


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