Anyone who has spent time on this blog knows that I am an absolute sucker for a gorgeous cover. I’ll always pick up a beautifully designed book, and the cover will sway me to purchase a book about 80% of the time.
June has come to a close and July has just begun. It's time for Instagram Sundays, featuring the week's photos from my Bookstagram account.
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.
The sun is shining, everyone is sneezing, and June is coming to a close. It has been a very gross and sweaty month here in the UK, but has at least resulted in a lot of indoor reading time for me. Let's take a look, shall we?
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
I recently read and reviewed Ninefox Gambit, the first in the Machineries of Empire trilogy. It had been getting great press, was nominated for some of the top honours in science fiction, and has a stunning cover. I picked it up despite it not being my usual taste in sci-fi
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?