Reading round up 17th January 2016

17 Jan

We’re just over halfway through the month and so far I’m keeping up with my resolution to blog every day in January. In fact it’s going so well I might challenge myself to do it again in February (watch this space).

I’m also doing well at posting more to Facebook and Instagram but I’ve realised that I don’t always publish the same pics/thoughts to each account and often, I don’t post my own photos to this blog so I’ve decided to try to do a weekly (might be fortnightly or even monthly!) round up on Sundays.

our songSince the start of the year I’ve read 5 books. This week I read Our Song (28th January) by Dani Atkins a book that has set the bar high already for this reading year. I was completely swept up in the story  and sobbed my way through the final chapters but absolutely loved it. It’s out at the end of the month and I highly recommend adding it to your shopping list (along with a box of tissues!) Look out for my full review soon.

After Our Song I found myself with a bit of a book hangover for a couple of days but on Thursday I started reading Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (14th January) and finished it this morning. There’s nothing like a complete genre change to keep the reading excitement high and this book is quite different to anything I’ve read before but I loved the mythology and beautiful descriptions as well as the action and adventure of the story.

I took part in two blog tours last week and had a bit of an 1980s theme going on. Firstly, What A Way To Go set in 1988 and then Holding Out for a HeroThis week Erica Image-1Hayes’ Scarred blog tour will be stopping off here on Tuesday.

Finally, I received some exciting book post this week which included an advance proof of Katherine Webb’s next novel, The English Girl (24 March 2016); a copy of The Faithful Couple (4th February) by A. D. Miller and a beautiful hardback of When Everything Feels Like the Movies (14th February) by Raziel Reid. I’m looking forward to reading all of these very soon!


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