Tuesday, 1 July 2014

June Wrap Up 2014

Hellooooo! It's crazy to think we are half way through this year already (which means only six months until Christmas)! Here's what I've been reading in June.

After Iris (The Diaries of Bluebell Gadsby, #1)  Don't Even Think About It  Murder Most Unladylike (Wells and Wong, #1)

1. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (reread)
2. Say Her Name by James Dawson
3. After Iris by Natasha Farrant
4. Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski
5. Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens

I decided it was about time I reread TFIOS, since the film came out this month and I first read it two and a half years ago. Of course it was great and I also really loved the film, which I have now seen twice and plan to see again at some point soon. I've had the sequel to After Iris for a while now so thought it was high time to start the series - it was a fun and easy read that only took about a day to read which was great. Don't Even Think About It is strange but I really enjoyed it! I definitely would not like to have telepathy... Finally Murder Most Unladylike was really good - I lost my momentum a little in the middle due to some pesky Latin exams that needed revising but when I'd done those and got back into it it was a lot of fun. It was a little predictable but it redeemed itself in its adorableness so all round it was a really good read.

Say Her Name

My favourite book of the month was probably Say Her Name by James Dawson. I just love boarding school books and this one is just creepy enough to make you not want to read it at night or while you're alone... You can read my full review here if you're interested! I also got to attend the launch party for this on the 12th June which was a lot of fun so thanks to James and Hot Key Books for hosting that one!

This month's posts:

REVIEW: Lobsters by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison
REVIEW: Out of Control by Sarah Alderson
REVIEW: Say Her Name by James Dawson

New books this month:

I got quite a lot of new books this month from the lovely publishers so I want to say a huge thanks to Simon and Schuster, Chicken House, Faber & Faber, HarperCollins, Penguin, Hodder and Electric Monkey! I'm currently reading The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet, which is a retelling of Pride & Prejudice to accompany the Lizzie Bennet Diaries video series on YouTube which you should definitely check out if you haven't already as they're FAB. I absolutely cannot wait to read Since You've Been Gone as I'm a huge fan of Morgan Matson and I've heard it does not disappoint. Louder Than Words and Maybe One Day look really interesting, and the two Faber books, Tales from a Neurotic Zombie and Archie Greene and the Magician's Secret, as well as The Neptune Conspiracy, look like a lot of fun. I decided it was time to read The Giver by Lois Lowry, since it's coming out as a film in the summer (with Taylor Swift) and obviously you have to read it before watching it! A Little In Love is not something I would normally go for but I am looking forward to giving it a read - I wasn't such a fan of the Les Mis film but I'll try it anyway when I get the chance. And then finally, Roomies! I've read this already and reviewed it and I got quoted on the first page, yay! I've never been quoted before so that was super exciting. I can't wait to read all of these books!

Finally here are some great books coming out in July that you should definitely look out for!

Violet Ink  Solitaire  Dark of the Moon (Shipwrecked, #2)
Scarlett Fever (Scarlett, #2)  Silver Shadows (Bloodlines, #5)  Zom-B Clans (Zom-B, #8)

Thanks for reading!

What have you most enjoyed reading this month?
Have you read any of these titles?
What are you most looking forward to reading in July?

1 comment:

  1. Ugh, I thought I might want to reread TFIOS before the movie but I couldn't do it. I'm not emotionally ready to reread that book! I've read all the books you read this month and really enjoyed them too. Great selection :)


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