August 2020 Wrap Up

Hey guys! Today I am sharing my August wrap up with you and I managed to read two short stories and six books. I was hoping to read a higher number than that, but I finally got to read my most anticipated book ever so I’m happy. Here’s what I read:

Snowflakes & The Tale of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware: These are the two short stories I read and I definitely enjoyed The Tale of Mrs. Westaway the most. Even though Snowflakes is only 26 pages long, I found it hard to get through and thought it would have been better if it was longer and more fleshed out. I didn’t like any of the characters and found it hard to picture what was happening. The Tale of Mrs Westaway, on the other hand, was much more engaging and is actually a prequel to The Death of Mrs Westaway. You don’t have to read it but I’d definitely recommend it.

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Favourite Books of 2020 (So far!)

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my favourite books of the year so far. I’ve read 64 books so far and I’ve rated ten of those five stars. Nearly all of them are part of a series and rather than list the entire series as being a favourite, I’ve instead opted to pick one book from each series. It was incredibly difficult as these series are pretty amazing. Here’s the ones I picked out:

Hangman by Daniel Cole: This was actually a reread and was on my favourites list in 2018. I’m pleased that I loved it just as much the second time round. It’s quite possible the best sequel I’ve ever read – it was even better than Ragdoll (the first book). It deals with the aftermath of the Ragdoll murders and the police are also faced with a new threat of copycat murders. It’s shocking, every chapter something crazy happens and before you’ve even had chance to process it something else happens. It’s intense, gripping, horrifying, right the way through until the very last page and then you’re left with a jaw-dropping cliffhanger… it’s honestly one of the best crime thrillers I’ve ever read. I highly recommend this trilogy.

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August 2020 TBR

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my August TBR. I’ve got a mixture of young adult and crime thrillers and my most anticipated book at last! August is going to be a really exciting month for that alone! Here’s what I’ll be reading:

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer: This is my most anticipated release so of course I’ll be dropping everything to read it! I’ve been waiting years for this book and I honestly thought it would never be published. I reread Twilight a couple years ago and I still really loved it. I can’t wait to read the story from Edward’s perspective!

A Window Breaks by C.M. Ewan: I started reading this in July and unfortunately I didn’t manage to finish it so it’s one I’m carrying over into August. It’s pretty good so far!

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July 2020 TBR

Hey guys! It’s officially July and that means a new TBR! I have a stack of unread books on the shelf behind my bed so I’ll be concentrating on these this month. I’m going to try and get through as many as I can, but I’ve set myself a target of 10. I think that is doable so let’s get into it! Here’s what I want to read:

Crownbreaker by Sebastien de Castell: I’ve said enough about this series already, you don’t need to read even more about it! It’s time to finish it and I hope it’s a good ending for such an awesome series.

He Started It by Samantha Downing: I loved Samantha’s first book so I was really excited to get my hands on her newest book. I believe this one is about family secrets and always being there for one another despite how bad some of those secrets are. But it also comes down to trust and whether the ones closest to you the most dangerous. It sounds like another dark thriller so I can’t wait to get stuck in!

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June 2020 Wrap Up

Hey guys! Today I am sharing with you my June wrap up and I read a lot of books this month. I read 10 books and two short stories. I only set out to read six this month so to actually end up doubling that is crazy! This lockdown is working wonders for my TBR pile. Here’s what I read:

The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson: My first one star rating of the year, unfortunately. I really didn’t enjoy the first book in this series and I wasn’t expecting to like the second one, either. At the same time, I did not expect it to be even worse than the first one. There wasn’t really any plot and the main character turned into a complete idiot and decided to leave her loved ones to live with a stranger she just met? That doesn’t make any sense. The cliffhanger at the end wasn’t enough to convince me to read the third book and I believe this series is unfinished and has been for a few years now. So even if I did like these books, there’s no point continuing the series.

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ARC REVIEW: The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

Title: The Wives by Tarryn Fisher
Pages: 352
Published by: HQ
Publication date: 25th June 2020
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis: 

You’ve never met the other wives. None of you know each other, you see your husband only one day a week. Thursday. But you don’t care, you love him that much. Or at least that’s what you’ve told yourself…

And then, one day it all changes.

You thought you were fine with this, with only having a fraction of a husband. But you can’t help yourself, you start to dig. Begin tracking them down, the other days… Who is Monday and why does she have bruises on her arms? Is she being abused? By who? Her husband? Your husband? What else is he keeping from you? And who is he, really?

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June 2020 TBR

Hey guys! I can’t believe it’s June already and that I’ve been working from home for over two months now. I feel like I haven’t got as much reading done as I thought I would and I’m not that much further ahead with my reading challenge compared to last year. Hopefully I can read a lot more this month. I haven’t read many crime thrillers this year so I’ve decided to take a break from fantasy books (excluding Spellslinger) and read some of my thrillers!

The Wives by Tarryn Fisher: This sounds like it’s going to completely mess with your head! The main character only sees her husband one day a week (Thursday) and she’s never met his other wives. That all changes when she meets Monday, who has bruises on her arms. She starts to question who her husband really is and what else he’s keeping from her. Already I’m shocked that she was fine with that arrangement and I can’t wait to see how the story unfolds. I hope it’s a rollercoaster from start to finish!

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February 2020 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my February wrap up and I managed to read nine books! I’m really pleased with that and I’m currently four books ahead of schedule for my reading challenge. Hopefully I can keep this up! Here’s what I read in February:

Manifestations of Sherlock Holmes by James Lovegrove: This is a collection of short stories and sadly it wasn’t for me. I loved it at first but when I hit the halfway point, maybe even less than that, the stories took on a weird turn and I lost interest. I skipped a lot of them and then skimmed the rest just so I could finish it.

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo: I have been eagerly awaiting this graphic novel and it was even better than I thought it would be! I loved the art so much and the characters were exactly how I pictured them. The colours were gorgeous and I became so engrossed in the story. I really hope they adapt Catwoman and Superman as well!

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Birthday book haul!

Hey guys! It was my birthday yesterday and as always, I received a few books that I’m so excited to share with you today! Here’s what I got:

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski: All aboard the hype wagon! I hadn’t heard of this series until the Netflix TV show was announced and I’m curious to see what all the fuss is about. I’ve not heard anything bad about the books so I hope I like them too!

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