Tuesday 3 September 2013

Summer round up/books I have received this week.

Ok so Tuesdays is normally my top ten day but I wasn't keen on the topic this week so I decided to skip it! Since it is the start of term today I wanted to round up the books I have read over the summer. Also I didn't get chance to post a book haul/letterbox love this week so this is a combo post in place of my letterbox love post.

It's been a busy summer and a definitely didn't get as much chance to read as I thought I was going to. I was Ill at the start of the holidays and did a lot of socialising and driving in between times which don't lend themselves well to reading. I was lucky enough to attend two bookish events over the summer, the Random House Bloggers Brunch which I dragged myself out of bed for. We got some great books and I have reviewed two of them over the summer (Cross my Heart by Carmen Reid and Rolling Dice by Beth Reekles) as well as requesting others we were told about. 

I also went to the launch of Its Raining Men by Milly Johnson. This was a fantastic night, if a little hot and sticky and I got my copy signed as well as receiving a fabulous book bag and winning a marvellous massage during the raffle! 

I took part in a New Adult readathon, again I didn't read as many books as I thought I might, but I still managed to get through Fallen too Far by Abby Glines and On Dublin Street by Samantha Young.

Audiobooks were a great save for me this summer. I listened to A Good Girl Comes Undone by Polly Williams, The Secret Life of Evie Hamilton by Catherine Alliott and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.


All in all I read 20 books from when we broke up to going back to school today. Some of these were novellas, but I'm pretty pleased with 20! I'll list the ones i haven't already mentioned underneath and if their reviews have already been posted, you can click on the title to take you to that review. If there's still not a review then look out for it over the next couple of weeks!

The arcade Episode 8, August, The Bookshop by Kitty Charles
Witchfall by Victoria Lamb
Coco's Secret by Niamh Greene
Longbourn by Jo Baker
The silver Chain by Primula Bond
Moody not Broody by Kathryn Player
Keeping Her by Cora Carmack
S.E.C.R.E.T by L Marie Adeline
The First Affair by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
I'm Dougal Trump...Where's my Tarantula? By Jackie Marchant
Lying to Meet You by Anna Garner

Books I've received this fortnight

I've  been lucky enough to receive a few books for review this summer too. I've mentioned some of them as well as some of the ones I've bought, but I'm now on a book buying ban so I've been thrilled with the book post I've received! 

I received a paperback of Shades of Appley Green by Miriam Wakely and a gorgeous hardback copy of In Bloom by Matthew Crow both of which I am very excited about reading! 

In terms of Ebooks I received The Green Green Grass of Home by Emma Bennet straight from the Author, Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan and How to Win a Guy In 10 Dates by Jane Linfoot both from NetGalley


I also won a Copy of Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer from the fabulous duo at Adventures with Words!

I was also lucky enough to win a £50 amazon gift card as well as £40 being given to The Moonbear Charity from the lovely generous author Helen Smith. If you haven't picked up any of Helen's books yet then you really should take a look at them! Once my book buying ban is up I am going to have so much fun with that gift card! I'll let you know what I buy...


  1. 20 books is amazing!

    It sounds like you had a great summer, illness aside.

    1. Its actually more than I thought it was so that's good! Yes it was a good summer, imagine how much I'd have read if it'd been rubbish!