The Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag

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    When I saw the Mid Year Book Freakout Tag on The Terror of Knowing, I had to have a go myself. I have read about 30 books so far, and I was considering doing a mid-year check in, but a book freakout sounds so much more fun!  The tag was originally created by Ely and Chami – make sure to go check out their channels and show them some love.

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    4th July 2018

    June Wrap Up And July TBR

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    It’s time for my monthly Wrap Up and TBR post!

    The aim of this reading game is to help me read more books and hopefully get on top of the ever-growing To Be Read pile.  The more books I read, the more books I can buy.  The more books I can buy, the more books I can read  It’s a win-win, right?

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    1st July 2018

    Clean by Juno Dawson

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    It would appear that I’m at the halfway point of my GoodReads reading challenge for the year.  Woohoo!  Let me tell you about the 25th book I have read this year; Clean by Juno Dawson.

    Clean by Juno Dawson

    Publication Date: 5th April 2018
    Publisher: 
    Quercus
    Genre: YA
    Format: 
    Paperback, 400 pages
    Synopsis:  When socialite Lexi Volkov almost overdoses, she thinks she’s hit rock bottom. She’s wrong.  Because rock bottom is when she’s forced into an exclusive rehab facility.  From there, the only way is up for Lexi and her fellow inmates, including the mysterious Brady.  As she faces her demons, Lexi realises love is the most powerful drug of all … It’s a dirty business getting clean.

     

     

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    25th June 2018

    May Wrap Up and June TBR

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    It’s time for my monthly Wrap Up and TBR post! (I am determined to make this a thing)

    The aim of this reading game is to help me read more books and hopefully get on top of the ever-growing To Be Read pile.  The more books I read, the more books I can buy.  The more books I can buy, the more books I can read  It’s a win-win, right?

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    2nd June 2018

    Library Love #2

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    It’s time for a Library Love post! (It’s been a while…)

    Library Love is a regular series of my blog talking about my recent reads from the library, which I hope encourages some of you to use your own local library a bit more often.

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    29th May 2018

    Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough

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    WARNING: this book will cause shortness of breath and heart palpitations.  Today I am sharing with you my thoughts on Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough.

    Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough

    Publication Date: 17th May 2018
    Publisher: 
    HarperCollins
    Genre: Thriller, Adult Fiction
    Format: 
    ARC, Netgalley
    Synopsis:  SOMEONE IS LIVING A LIE… BUT WHO?
    Is it Lisa?  Haunted by a tragic past, all Lisa wants is a quiet life with her daughter, Ava.  And when she meets a new man, things seem to be falling into place. But Lisa is hiding a secret so momentous it could shatter her entire world…
    Is it Ava?  When sixteen-year-old Ava saves a young boy’s life, she becomes a local hero. But never in a million years could she have anticipated the fallout of her actions…
    Is it  Marilyn? Marilyn has the perfect life. Her husband, her job, her house—she seems to have it all. But she could never admit to her best friend Lisa the lies she tells herself to get through the day…
    One moment will change these three women’s lives forever. And the secrets they’ve been keeping could destroy them all.

     

     

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    20th May 2018

    Tin Man by Sarah Winman

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    I feel like it has been about five years since I have sat down and wrote a full review.  Come on, brain.  We can do this!  *training montage plays*  Here are my thoughts on Tin Man by Sarah Winman.

    Tin Man

    Tin Man by Sarah Winman

    Publication Date: 27th July 2017
    Publisher: 
    Tinder Press
    Genre: Adult Fiction
    Format: 
    Paperback, 196 pages
    Synopsis:  It begins with two boys, Ellis and Michael, who are inseparable.  And the boys become men, and then Annie walks into their lives, and it changes nothing and everything.

     

     

     

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    13th May 2018