May Wrap-Up

Hey guys, happy June! I hope May was a good month for you all and have enjoyed the books you have read. I managed to read 9 books this month, this is the largest amount of books I’ve read in one month ever! It might not be a lot to some, but I can’t believe I actually read that much.

Here are the books I’ve read and my thoughts on them.You can stay updated on what I’ve finished reading and what I’m currently reading here on Goodreads.

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Book Haul

Hi guys! Firstly I would like to apologise for not blogging much, recently with work and trying to fit family, friends and other hobbies into my life I just haven’t had much time to blog or even start to think about what to write. I am enjoying just blogging when I feel like it so I hope you guys don’t mind that too much. 

I have decided to post something I don’t usually do which is a book haul! I never feel that I buy enough books in a month to post about them but recently I noticed that I had quite a new book collection stacking up and after counting up how many I’ve bought recently I found that I have hauled 33 books since 25th April! So I know people usually do book hauls of the month, from the first to the very last day of that month but I’m going to be doing it from the 25th April to the 25th May.

Most of these books are from charity shops, I never understand people who spend hundreds of pounds on a few books because they bought them at full price when they can find some great ones in local charity shops. Little fun fact, I spent just over £30 this month on books which I worked out at full price would have cost me over £250 so yeah, just think about that when you go into your pricey book shops! Don’t get me wrong, I do love a brand new book but I only ever buy books at full price if it’s something I know I’ll enjoy and have been wanting to read it for a while.

Okay so that’s enough jibber jabber, these are the books I have hauled over the last month!

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Down the TBR Hole #5

Down the TBR Hole is a meme created by the very clever and ever so lovely Lia @LostInaStory, here’s Lia’s explanation so you can understand what the meme is all about –

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

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April Wrap Up

Happy May 1st everybody! I’m hoping now that it’s May that it might actually start getting warm here in England. Anyways it’s that time again where I get to share with you what I’ve been reading for the last month. In the month of April, I managed to read 6 books. You can stay updated on what I’ve finished reading and what I’m currently reading here on Goodreads.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Authors You Want to Read More From

 

Top 5 Wednesday is a Goodreads group created by gingerreadslainey and is hosted by Thoughts on Tomes.

Now I know I haven’t dont a T5W in a LONG time! I’m pretty sure it was January.. Oops. But here I am, I had to do this one even if it is a late one because there’s many authors I want to read more from, but these are the 5 I’ve selected!

–Talk about some authors that you’ve only read one or a few books from, and you NEED to read more!

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You Don’t Know Me by Imran Mahmood

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Title: You Don’t Know Me

Author: Imran Mahmood

Publisher: Penguin UK – Michael Joseph

Publication Date: 27th, June 2017

Page Count: 400 pages

Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Crime

Synopsis: An unnamed defendant stands accused of murder. Just before the Closing Speeches, the young man sacks his lawyer, and decides to give his own defence speech.

He tells us that his barrister told him to leave some things out. Sometimes, the truth can be too difficult to explain, or believe. But he thinks that if he’s going to go down for life, he might as well go down telling the truth.

There are eight pieces of evidence against him. As he talks us through them one by one, his life is in our hands. We, the reader – member of the jury – must keep an open mind till we hear the end of his story. His defence raises many questions… but at the end of the speeches, only one matters:

Did he do it?

Warning: This book contains descriptions of violence, drug abuse, prostitution and nudity.

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One of Us Is Lying – Karen M. McManus

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Title: One of Us Is Lying

Author: Karen M. McManus

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Publication Date: 1st, June 2017

Page Count: 368 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Contemporary 

Synopsis: One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.

Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.

Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.

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