April 2020 TBR

Hey guys! It appears that we will be in lockdown in the UK for a little while longer as people can’t seem to follow the rules, which is frustrating for those of us who have been staying inside the past two weeks but there we go. The upside is that I can continue tackling all the massive books on my TBR. So far I have read Crescent City and Strange the Dreamer, both two very different stories. Here’s some more big books I want to tackle in April:

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor: I might as well mention that I didn’t enjoy Strange the Dreamer, but since I have the second book though I thought I might as well read it. I didn’t like any of the characters and I wasn’t even shocked at the big reveal at the end, so I doubt I’ll enjoy Muse of Nightmares that much. Also, since it’s only a duology *I hope* then I might as well finish the series.

Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi: So this isn’t really a massive book but it’s the last one in the Shatter Me series and I have been waiting a while to read it! I have seen a lot of terrible reviews though so I’m not sure if I will enjoy it. I hope I do though!

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Books I had to buy but are still sitting on my shelf!

Hey guys! Recently I have been browsing old top ten topics and I stumbled across this one. It seemed like a really great topic to write about! I am considering participating in these posts on Tuesday’s now instead of Top 5 Wednesday as I just think there’s better topics. Top 5 Wednesday recently has not been very good for me. Though the only thing that concerns me is that I won’t be able to pick 10 books for each topic! If you take part in this weekly meme, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

I have a 100 unread books to choose from for this, so here’s the first 10 that popped up in my head:

Legendary by Stephanie Garber: I haven’t even read Caraval yet but I had to rush to buy this because I wanted it to match the first book! All first editions had an image under the dust jacket like the first one. These books are like gold dust to come across now and they are so expensive when you do finally find out! I saw someone selling a copy of Caraval for £150 and my jaw hit the floor. So of course I had to buy this for a reasonable price and make sure it matched my copy of Caraval, in case I actually like the book!

Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi: Have I read the Shatter Me series yet? No. Did I rush out and buy this as soon as it came out? Yes! Total cover buy and I can’t wait to catch up on this series!

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Books I Didn’t Finish in 2017

Hey guys! Since we are near the end of the year, I’m going to be doing all those end of the year posts where I look back on all the books I picked up in 2017. Kick starting it with books I didn’t finish in 2017 but luckily I didn’t pay for these. I received them all via NetGalley apart from the last one which I did purchase, unfortunately.

Godblind1) Godblind by Anna Stephens

I pretty much requested this book just for the cover and went into it not having a clue what it was about. Very bad thing to do – wouldn’t recommend it because I hated this book. I think I got around 20% in before finally relieving myself of this torture. I didn’t like a single page that I read. I couldn’t get into the story and I was frustrated by how many different perspectives there was. I found it confusing to follow and didn’t really understand what was happening. The characters didn’t interest me either, I didn’t connect with any of them. In all honesty if I’d have read the synopsis before requesting it, I’d have probably said to myself this is a book you will not like. So now I am definitely more cautious about what books I request!

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The Intimidating TBR Tag!

Hey everyone! I know this tag is quite old now but I really want to do it! I have a huge TBR pile I think around 70 books. It was nearly 100 at one point though so I have got it down quite a bit! So this seems like a good tag to help me decide which ones I am most excited to read. So lets get into it!

I’m not sure who created this tag! I looked on YouTube and the original video was deleted! All credit goes to the original creator whoever that is!

A Court of Mist and Fury.jpg1) What book have you been unable to finish?

I have been unable to finish A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. I really enjoyed the first book A Court of Thorns and Roses but for some reason I just couldn’t get into A Court of Mist and Fury. I just didn’t enjoy the plot or the writing as much as I did the first one. I am hoping to try and pick it up again before the third book comes out but at the minute I’m just not in the mood for it. I think the size of it intimidates me because it’s just HUGE. It’s putting me off.

 

 

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January Book Haul!

Hey everyone! So sorry for not posting much recently but I have been so busy with work and haven’t had a lot of time for reading, sadly! But I have a week off now so I’m planning on knuckling down and reading as much as I can! I’m so excited to get back to blogging it feels like it has been forever! I’m excited to share with you all the books I bought this month!

the-young-elites1) The Young Elites boxset by Marie Lu

Technically I bought this boxset the last day of December but I’d already done a book haul for that month so I just decided to include it in my January haul! I have heard so many great things about Marie Lu and this boxset only cost £6! I couldn’t resist buying it and I’m super excited to find out what these books are about because I have no idea! I absolutely love the covers too they really caught my eye!

 

 

 

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Most Anticipated 2017 Releases! (#1)

This is a really short list because all of these are released in early 2017 and I don’t really know of any others in late 2017 yet so I’ll probably do another anticipated releases later on in the year. I’m very excited for these books and they are all released quite close together, yay!

carve-the-mark1) Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

I was so excited to read this when I first heard she was writing it! It feels like I have been waiting forever for it! It sounds like it’s going to be really good and it’s out the 17th January so not that much longer to wait! I really hope it’s worth the wait! It sounds a bit like An Ember in the Ashes – two people from two different worlds coming together to help one another survive. It will probably be a lot different but they sound a bit alike and I really enjoyed Ember so hopefully I will enjoy this one, too. The cover looks amazing, so eye-catching!

 

 

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