Top Ten Tuesday #52: Fall TBR List

September 19, 2017 in Bookish Posts, Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. If you’d like to participate too, see here.

Top 10 Tuesday Strupag

This week the topic is…

Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR

I have been as behind with reading as I have with blogging lately so I have a bunch of books that I haven’t read yet despite being super excited about them! Let’s try and narrow it down to ten for the autumn.

 

1

Our Dark Duet

Our Dark Duet by V.E. Schwab 

(June 2017)

I want to savour this book. Every single word.

2

Wonder Woman Warbringer

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

(August 2017)

I actually have two editions of this book, the exclusive Illumicrate version and the signed Waterstones limited edition (which you can still get here). I adore Leigh Bardugo’s writing and she just seems to be the nicest person. I can’t wait to dive into this!

3

The Alice Network

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

(June 2017)

I’m really excited to read this, I love a good historical novel and have heard this is excellent.

4

Tower of Dawn

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas

(September 2017)

This is Chaol’s book. I loved Chaol in the first two books and I feel he’s had a bit of a rough time in the more recent books so I can’t wait to read this book all about him! I’m very intrigued to see how Maas deals with Chaol’s health issues and wheelchair use. I really, really hope it doesn’t leave me with a rage!

5

The Last Namsara

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

(October 2017)

Dragons! That’s all.

6

Language of Thorns

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo

(September 2017)

I adore the Grisha Trilogy. Upon finishing it I read all of her novellas online so I’m excited to see that work and all her new stuff in this stunning book!

7

Another Day In The Death of America

Another Day In The Death of America by Gary Younge

(September 2016)

This one has been on my TBR for a year, but I really, really want to get to it soon.

8

You Don't Know Me

You Don’t Know Me by Imran Mahmood

(May 2017)

I have this on audiobook and I’m told it’s the best way to enjoy this novel, so I think it’ll be my next listen.

9

Flame In The Mist

Flame In The Mist by Renee Ahdieh

(May 2017)

I’ve been meaning to read this for months. I just finished my stunning Mist candle In The Wick of Time and Fairyloot so it’s time to read the actual novel. (I need another of these candles, but the shipping is just so £).

10

Good Me Bad Me

Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land

(January 2017)

I’ve seen this book mentioned everywhere so I need to know what all of the chat is about!

What books are on your TBR for this autumn?

Illumicrate #8: Unboxing

August 29, 2017 in Bookish Posts, Illumicrate, Unboxings

I keep hoping to get back to regular posting; I’m working on it and I really appreciate you sticking with me in the meantime. Thank you! I received my August Illumicrate box last week so thought I’d share it with you. If you aren’t familiar with Illumicrate, it’s a quarterly book box subscription service. Four times a year their signature white and yellow box arrives on your doorstep to brighten up your day.

In fact, Daphne is also curating a one-off Grisha edition box which is on sale now. If you’d like to see what arrived in previous boxes just click here.

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As always, I’m going to pop the unboxing in a spoiler section below. So if you don’t want to know what arrived in the box don’t click below!

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Once again Daphne has done an incredible job with this box. If you’d like to sign up to Illumicrate for the November box then check out their website. Also, remember the Grisha edition is a one-off so even if you are a subscriber you need to order this separately!

Did you get the August Illumicrate?

What are your thoughts on the box?

Illumicrate #7: Unboxing

July 1, 2017 in Bookish Posts, Illumicrate, Unboxings

Life has been pretty tough lately so I apologise for the lack of posts. I do have some great books to tell you about so hopefully I’ll be back on track again soon. In the meantime, here is my very delayed Illumicrate unboxing. If you want to check out what came in previous boxes just click here.

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We were told in advance on social media that this box would have TWO books – which I actually completely forgot until I opened the box!

I’m not going to bother with a spoiler section as this post is SO late, but obviously, if you don’t want to know what was in the box stop reading now!

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This quarter’s box was packed to the brim. I really love this map bookmark exclusively handmade by Penguin Co.

bookmark

It’s actually so pretty that I’m too scared to use it! Plus, I do love a good map. I’m now very tempted by their other designs in their Etsy shop.

I’ve had this keyring on my house keys since the box arrived.

keyring

This Harry Potter themed keychain is from Nutmeg and Arlo and I believe the blue colour is exclusive to Illumicrate.

I instantly fell in love with this door hanger and print from TJ Lubrano which is, again, exclusive to Illumicrate.

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In fact, the print is now framed and on my bedroom wall.

I’ve been wanting to get my hands on a Flickerink candle for a while now so needless to say I was delighted to find this Mermaid Lagoon candle in the box.

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It has a lovely tropical scent, but I haven’t yet tried burning it.

In celebration of Sarah J Maas’ ACOTAR series, Merwild created the Feyre artwork for this mug.

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I love how she has incorporated the colours from all three of the books.

Onto the book – Truth or Dare by Non Pratt.

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In fact, it’s a SIGNED copy…

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…which arrived with a letter from the author!

I said there were two books. Well, the second book was an ARC of The Waking Land by Callie Bates, along with an author letter.

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My post is so delayed that you can, in actual fact, get your hands on the finished article now.

As ever Daphne included some extra goodies in the box.

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What a box, eh?

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I’m so pleased with it and also very happy that there’s now not too long to wait for the next box!

Daphne shared with us that the August box will include an exclusive Illumicrate edition of a book where “girl power reigns in this story of a true icon” AND we will get it pre-publication. I suspect I know what book it is and I AM SO EXCITED!! Make sure you order your August box so you don’t miss out. Check out the Illumicrate website for all of the information.

Did you get this Illumicrate box? What did you think?

Will you be ordering the August box?

Top Ten Tuesday #51: Most Anticipated Releases 2017

May 30, 2017 in Bookish Posts, Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. If you’d like to participate too, see here.

Top 10 Tuesday Strupag

This week the topic is…

Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half Of 2017

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There are so many books to look forward to in the second half of 2017. Here’s my list of most anticipated releases starting from July.

1

City of Saints and Thieves

City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

Published by Rock The Boat on 6th July 2017

2

Because You Love To Hate Me

Because You Love To Hate Me by various authors, edited by Ameriie

Published by Bloomsbury on 13th July 2017

3

Gather The Daughters

Gather The Daughters by Jennie Melamed

Published 25th July 2017 by Tinder Press

4

All The Wicked Girls

All The Wicked Girls by Chris Whitaker

Published 24th August 2017 by Bonnier Zaffre

5

Warbringer

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Published 29th August 2017

6

Godsgrave

Godsgrave (Nevernight #2) by Jay Kristoff

Published 7th September 2017 by Harper Voyager

(awaiting UK cover)

7

Tower of Dawn

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas

Published 5th September 2017 by Bloomsbury

8

The Language of Thorns

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales & Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo

Published 26th September 2017

9

The Beginning of the World

The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell

Published 2nd November 2017 by Two Roads

10

Renegades

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Published 7th November 2017

What are your most anticipated reads for the second half of 2017?

Spring Wishlist Giveaway

April 26, 2017 in Bookish Posts, Closed Giveaways

It’s been a while since we ran a giveaway on the blog so I think a wee Spring wishlist giveaway is in order. There have been so many fantastic releases lately with many, many more to come, I thought I’d give you the chance to win a book from your wishlist. Whether it’s a new release this Spring or a book you’ve been meaning to pick up for a while, you could get your hands on a copy.

win a book from your wishlist

Simply enter via the rafflecopter entry form below. There are no mandatory entries, so just do as many or as few as you wish!

The giveaway is OPEN INTERNATIONALLY as long as The Book Depository ships to your location (check here). The winner will receive a book of their choice up to the value of £10.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!