#TopTenTuesday – Non Fiction Books I Want to Read

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    It feels like its been ages since I participated in Top Ten Tuesday.  What am I like?  Let’s remedy that, pronto!  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly series hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl.  This week’s prompt was a “freebie”, meaning we could come up with any topic as long as it was related to school or education.  For my topic, I have chosen the ‘Non-Fiction Books I Want to Read’.  

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    28th August 2018

    Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow by Siobhan Curham

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    Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow, don’t stop…  it’ll soon be here.  And by that, Fleetwood Mac obviously meant my review of Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow by Siobhan Curham.

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    Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow by Siobhan Curham

    Publication Date: 1st August 2018
    Publisher: 
    Walker Books
    Genre: YA
    Format: 
    Paperback, 343 pages
    Synopsis: Stevie is passionate about music.  It’s what keeps her going when things are particularly difficult at home.  Hafiz loves football.  But he’s hardly played since he set out on the long journey from Syria.  Together the two forge a unique friendship that will help save them both.

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    24th August 2018

    New Bookshelf Additions #5: YALC Edition

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    I DID IT.  I WENT TO YALC THIS YEAR! *the crowd goes wild*. Unfortunately, I’m the worst person ever and I didn’t take any pictures of the actual event whatsoever.  However, I can still talk about my day at YALC through the books I bought, as well as provide some new reading inspiration to anyone looking for some TBR ideas.   Put the kettle on, it’s a bit of a long post! 

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    20th August 2018

    Floored by Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson, Eleanor Wood

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    Today’s review is about a book I was incredibly excited for; Floored by Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson, and Eleanor Wood. *stops to catch breath*

    Floored by Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson and Eleanor Wood

    Publication Date: 12th July 2018
    Publisher: 
    Macmillan Children’s Books
    Genre: YA
    Format: 
    Review copy from Netgalley
    Synopsis: When they got in the lift, they were strangers (though didn’t that guy used to be on TV?): Sasha, who is desperately trying to deliver a parcel; Hugo, who knows he’s the best-looking guy in the lift and is eyeing up Velvet, who knows what that look means when you hear her name and it doesn’t match the way she looks, or the way she talks; Dawson, who was on TV, but isn’t as good-looking as he was a few years ago and is desperately hoping no one recognizes him; Kaitlyn, who’s losing her sight but won’t admit it, and who used to have a poster of Dawson on her bedroom wall, and Joe, who shouldn’t be here at all, but who wants to be here the most.   And one more person, who will bring them together again on the same day every year.

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    15th August 2018

    Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne

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    Today on the blog, I am sharing my thoughts on one of my most anticipated reads of 2018.  The latest release from one of my favourite authors ever; I am of course talking about Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne.

    Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne

    Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne

    Publication Date: 9th August 2018
    Publisher: 
    Usborne
    Genre: YA
    Format: 
    Paperback, 397 pages
    Synopsis: Welcome to Camp Reset, a summer camp with a difference. A place offering a shot at “normality” for Olive, a girl on the edge, and for the new friends who are all dealing with their own battles.  But as Olive settles in, she starts to wonder – maybe it’s this messed up world that needs fixing, and not then.  And so she comes up with a plan.  Because together, snowflakes can form avalanches..

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    8th August 2018

    #YALCathon – My TBR

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    I know I won’t be alone in saying – I bought a lot of books at YALC. 

    I went to YALC on Friday with no books in my possession (because I forgot to take the ones I wanted signing with me – rookie mistake) and I came home on Saturday with 8 books crammed in an adorable BKMRK branded tote bag (as well as enough bookmarks to last me about 10 years).   I will try to get a blog post up about the books I bought within the next week or so, just in case anyone would like some inspiration on what they would like to read next.

    Anywho, I digress…  Let’s get to the actual point of this blog post!

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    4th August 2018

    July Wrap Up and August 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 August 2018