This week’s #SixForSunday prompt was one I had no problem answering: the books I’m hoping to receive for Christmas. I don’t usually receive books as presents, as my loved ones know I have no willpower when it comes to resisting a new release. Here are the six books I would love to find under the tree this year (if I haven’t bought them first…)
With Christmas approaching, my day job has had an increase in workload, and I have little time or energy to read books when I get home. What’s a book blogger to do? *wails* One book that I have managed to finish recently is Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings.
Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings
Publication Date: 29th June 2017
Publisher: John Murray Press
Format: Review copy from Netgalley
Synopsis: She is the perfect assassin. A Russian orphan, saved from the death penalty for the brutal revenge she took on her gangster father’s killers. Ruthlessly trained. Given a new life. New names, new faces – whichever fits. Her paymasters call themselves The Twelve. But she knows nothing of them. Konstantin is the man who saved her, and the one she answers to. She is Villanelle. Without conscience. Without guilt. Without weakness. Eve Polastri is the woman who hunts her. MI5, until one error of judgment costs her everything. Then stopping a ruthless assassin becomes more than her job. It becomes personal.
One day, I will be able to review books within days of reading them. Today is not that day, but it is the day I share my thoughts with you on You Only Live Once by Jess Vallance.
You Only Live Once by Jess Vallance
Publication Date: 23rd August 2018
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Format: Paperback, 377 pages
Synopsis: I have a deadly tropical disease! It will probably kill me before the summer is over! Or… maybe not. After an embarrassingly dramatic self-diagnosis, Gracie realises she is not, in fact, about to die. She also realises there’s more to life than sitting in her bedroom and studying. Life is happening NOW and Gracie decides to stop worrying and start LIVING. BORING Gracie is GONE. EXCITING, carefree Gracie is HERE! LAUGH out loud with Gracie as she does her best to LIVE LIFE to the full…
This week’s #SixForSunday prompt is yet another topic that I had been thinking about recently: the books I want to re-read. I will admit I used to be a firm believer in not re-reading books, however, over the years I have changed this mindset. The books featured in this week’s prompt are all books I’m hoping to re-read at some point this year, although I had better get my skates on!
“Another blog series?” I hear you cry. Yes, and I’m not even sorry. One of the worst feelings as a book lover is when you have such high hopes for a book, and it ends up being disappointing. This new series will document the books that disappointed me; it can either act as a warning or even pique your interest in a new read.
I really must get better at joining in on SixForSunday, but my weekends seem to disappear in a blink of an eye at the moment. There’s barely enough time for sleep, nevermind bookish memes. This week’s prompt was all about our favourite book series. I have read a lot of books in my life, but when it came to this week’s post, I struggled to think of the series I have loved over the years. Note to self, read more books.