It’s Friday, the happiest day of the week! I didn’t do a weekly wrap-up last week because the last day of the month fell on a Friday – you can read my June round-up here. It has been a tough week for reading and blogging because of general life things (again, all good stuff), but I did manage to read one book this week.
TBR Thursday is one of my favorite weekly posts from Bionic Book Worm’s lovely blog, so I thought I’d try my hand at it. If you aren’t following her yet, well, you really should be. Not only does she do great reviews and bookish posts, she's an all-around lovely person. You can find her blog here! All credit for this idea and the stunning TBR Thursday graphic go to her!
While Peter Pan may have originated as a fairly modern play, it has fairy tale status in the public consciousness. A boy who never grows up, an island filled with childlike wonder, and a grand adventure, the story of Peter Pan has been told by everyone from Disney to London's west end theaters – it is a tale that many children grow up loving.
So I've been doing these monthly TBR strategy posts since April. I find they're really helpful for organising my thoughts and tackling small-term reading goals. Here's my strategy for July.
So, I have a problem. When I like something, I’ll go completely overboard and love it to death. If I like a song, I’ll play it on repeat until I cannot stand to listen any longer (1997 was a tough year – to this day I cannot listen to ‘My Heart Will Go On’ because Little Justine just loved it so much). It turns out, I do the same thing with books.
I took a chance on Moira Fowley-Doyle's Spellbook of the Lost and Found after falling in love with its gorgeous cover on Twitter. I haven't read The Accident Season, her debut novel, so I didn't really know what to expect in terms of style.
Blackwing is a book I heard about on Twitter, a trend I’m noticing more and more for myself. I was curious about it, but not hugely compelled to seek it out. I requested a copy when I saw it go up on NetGalley, and I’m so glad I did. Blackwing was a huge surprise for me, and Ed McDonald has quickly became a new favorite author.
Another week is in the books, and it's time for the weekly wrap up! Books I read Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle Lost Boy by Christina Henry Raven Stratagem (DNF) by Yoon Ha Lee This was a great week for reading because both books I finished were wonderful. Spellbook of … Continue reading Weekly Wrap-Up #11
The Never King is the newest novel from Mark Charan Newton, who is writing under the pseudonym James Abbott. I hadn't read any of Newton's books before diving into this one, but was intrigued nonetheless.
Series are popular for authors and publishers, every genre book that's released lately seems to be part of a series. But what do readers prefer?