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WWW Wednesday – September 18th

Did you know it was May the last time I’ve done this kind of blog post. May! I can’t believe it. Where does the time go? I guess I was just lost in a world of books and that’s never a bad thing.

This is just a little blog post to keep you updated on what I’ve been reading, and what I plan to read next. If anyone is interested! Are you? Your probably not, but I’ll pretend you said yes.

What is WWW Wednesday?

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme where all you have to do is answer three simple questions. Look at me using the word meme! I feel so young!

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What have you finished reading recently?
  • What are you planning to read next?

So let’s get started

What are you currently reading?

Well, right now I’m currently reading a book called ‘Royals’ by Emma Forrest. I’ve literally only just started it, last night in fact. So it’s a little early to give an opinion, but it was a good start so I’ll hope it continues that way. It’s an LGBTQIA+ book and I haven’t read one of them is so long. It was an ARC that I was approved for on Netgalley and it’s out October 31st.

What have you finished reading recently?

Well, I’ve just finished a book called ‘The First Lady and the Rebel’ by Susan Higginbotham. It was another Netgalley book. It’s historical fiction (which you know I love) and it was set during the Civil War period, a time I find fascinating. Unfortunately I didn’t enjoy this book, it had absolutely no heart. It was like reading a text. It had all the ingredients to be great, but wasn’t for me. It’s out October 1st.

What are your going to read next?

Well next up I’m going to read ‘The Death of Me’ by M.J. Tjia. It’s out on October 1st, from Legend Press and I’m thrilled to be taking part in the Blog Tour. It’s set in Paris in 1864 and it’s about a deadly game of danger. It’s about a spy undercover. I know it sounds good right?

Then after that, I’m going to read my copy of ‘Find Me’ by André Aciman. I’ve been truly blessed to receive an ARC of the sequel to ‘Call Me By Your Name’ and I’ve been saving it as I want the first time I read it to be special. Sad I know, but true. It’s one of my most anticipated reads of all time. It’s out October 31st.

So, there you have it. My reading goals all wrapped up into one post. I hope your enjoying whatever book your reading, and if not DNF it and move on to something wonderful.

Until the next review

JTH

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August Wrap Up

I can’t believe another month has flown by, yes I know I say this every Wrap Up but it’s true.

Phew, it’s been a busy reading month for me. I’ve been lucky enough to review a few ARCs that come out in September, so I’ve been making my way through those.

Also, I have to say I’m extremely happy to announce I’ve broken my personal record. I’ve mashed to read, are you ready? Drum roll… 10 books! 10! I can’t believe it. I know compared to some of you this would still be a slow month, but I’m damn proud of myself.

So, let’s get on with these 10 books:

Trinkets by Kristen Smith. I enjoyed this YA book, with my favourite thing about being the friendship forms between the three girls. It’s was a super quick read that I found hard to put down. ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

Next up was ‘Ask Again, Yes’ by Mary Beth Keane. This is easily one of my favourite books of the year. Just fantastic. A tale of humanity and forgiveness. I loved it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Then I read ‘The Girl The Sea Gave Back’ by Aidrenne Young. I was so looking forward to this book, but I was slightly let down. It had some great battle scenes, but it needed more characterisation, more explanations, but I still enjoyed it. Out September 3rd.

‘Today We Go Home’ by Kelli Estes. What fantastic historical fiction novel. This one deals with some tough issues but handles them beautifully, I really enjoyed this book. Set in two different times, they blend together seamlessly. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Out September 3rd.

Next was ‘Meet Me In Monaco’ by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb. I bloody loved this book. I knew it would be 5 stars from the first page. Captures old Hollywood glamour perfectly. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Out September 5th.

‘Lie With Me’ by Philippe Bensson. Not only is this one of my favourite reads of the year, it’s become one of my favourites of all time. It was beautiful, ethereal, real. I’d give this book all the stars if I could. I adore this book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Out September 5th in the UK

Then I read ‘American Royals’ by Katherine McGee. This one was full of cliches, but it didn’t stop me loving it. I was so hooked by the end, so mad I’ve got to wait a year till the next one. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Our September 5th.

Next was ‘A Single Thread’ by Tracy Chevalier. I enjoyed this historical fiction novel, it had some fantastic characters. Loved their modern attitudes and how it clashed with the time they live in. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Out September 5th.

‘Overdrawn’ by … This plot of this one was a tad strange at times but I did enjoy this one. Maybe a little cliche but I did shed a tear at the end. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Out September 1st

What was this? Seriously, I think I enjoyed 3 out of the 15 stories. But I don’t think I was it’s intended audience. Great if your fan of Alice in Wonderland, with a twist. ⭐️⭐️ Out September 17th.

So, I’ve had a great month. I even managed to find a book that will stay with me for a long time, a new favourite. That’s always a great thing.

Until the next review

JTH

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Upcoming Releases!

Hello my fellow book lovers. I haven’t done one of these posts before, mainly because I usually find out which books I’d like to buy after they’ve been out for a month, I’m always behind the times. But as we are in the second half of the year, there’s a few books I’m looking forward to and I thought I’d share them.

There’s been some great books the first half of the year, and I’ve read some fantastic ones but thankfully we’ve still got more to come.

As I’m sure you might know if you follow my blog, I read many different genres, so this going to be a real mixture of books.

So I guess I should get started:

First up is ‘Find Me’ by André Acimen. I’m sure you guys know about this one, it’s the sequel to ‘Call Me By Your Name’. It’s probably my most anticipated book of the whole year. I’ve actually been blessed by the book gods and I’ve got an ARC copy of this book. I don’t know how I got it, but I’ll be forever grateful. I’m just waiting for the right time to read it so I can savour every word.

Out 29th October

Another book is ‘Serpent & Dove’ by Shelby Mahurin. This is a Young Adult book. I’ve been hearing great things about this one. It’s the start of a new series. It’s got romance, witches, action. I’m super excited. It’s another book I’ve managed to get a ARC of and I can’t wait to dive in.

Out 19th September

‘Kingdom of Souls’ by Rena Barron is another high fantasy Young Adult book I’m looking forward to. I’ve heard such great things about this one. I have to be honest, I’ve preordered a special signed edition of this book! I told you I was excited.

Out 19th September

‘Wayward Son’ by Rainbow Rowell. Another highly anticipated sequel. Yes, I may have preordered an exclusive Waterstones edition with sprayed edges. This is Young Adult queer fiction at its finest. Well at least I hope it will be.

Out October 3rd

‘The Fountains of Silence’ by Ruta Sepetys. Tell me you’ve Salt to the Sea by this author. It’s simply fantastic. That’s why I’m so looking forward this one! I am really! I should go and preorder this now in fact! I’ll be right back!

Out October 1st

‘The Testaments’ by Margaret Atwood. How can you not be looking forward to this one? The Handmaids Tale is just wonderful. I’ll sure be buying this one and adding it to my TBR

Out 19th September

‘Ziggy, stardust & me’ by James Brandon. I’m excited for this one. It’s another one I’ve preordered. I never usually preorder so you can tell I’m excited. Can’t wait to get stuck into this one. Another queer fiction to add my growing collection.

Out September 1st

I kind of feel I should be looking forward to more books, but I’m not! Sure there’s some honourable mentions like ‘Ninth House’ by Leigh Bardugo, but I think these are my main ones!

So, these are the books I’m looking forward to. And you can best believe my reviews will be up once I’ve read them. Are you looking forward to any of these? Or is there a book I should be looking forward to reading and it’s not on the list! Let me know

Until the next review

JTH

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WWW Wednesday – 8th May

Welcome to another blog post of WWW Wednesday. These are just little blog posts where I (and many others) share what we’ve been reading. Again, we’ve been having beautiful weather in the U.K., but I’m still managing to get my reading done.

What is WWW Wednesday?

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme where all you have to do is answer three simple questions. Look at me using the word meme! I feel so young!

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What have you finished reading recently?
  • What are you planning to read next?

So let’s get started!

What are you currently reading?

Right now I’m currently reading ‘The Disappearance’ by Katherine Webb. I’m a huge fan of Katherine’s work. I own all her books. This one is just a good. It’s comes out May 16th. I was lucky enough to be given a copy of this book from Katherine Webb. She even signed it! Check this one out.

What have you finished reading recently?

I’ve finished two books this month so far and I actually enjoyed both of them.

First up was ‘Once More Unto The Breach’ by Meghan Holloway. This was a Netgalley book and it was fantastic. Such a great historical fiction novel. Great writing, story and characters. This once comes out May 14th.

Secondly was ‘Farzaneh and the Moon’ by Matt Wilven. This book was sent to me by Legend Press. The writing in this book was beautiful. So atmospheric, such intriguing characters. This once comes out May 15th.

What are you going to read next?

This is such a tough question for me. I never know what I’m going to pick next. All the books I said I’d read last time I didn’t. But now, I haven’t got any ARC’s to read. Maybe my TBR pile might start going down? I don’t think so.

First up is ‘An American Marriage’ by Tayari Jones. All I know about this book is it’s in Oprah’s bookclub and if it’s in Oprah’s bookclub it’s good enough for me. I think this is my book of choice.

Secondly, there’s ‘The Song of Achilles’ by Madeline Miller. I’ll be honest, this is a strong contender. I’ve heard such amazing things about this book and I’m desperate to read it. Maybe I’ll read this after ‘An American Marriage’

Well, I hope you all enjoy what you’re reading currently and feel free to do your own version of this post.

Until the next review

JTH

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WWW Wednesday – 24th April

Welcome to WWW Wednesday which is currently being hosted by… This is really just a little blog post to keep you updated on what’s going on with my reading life. We had beautiful weather here in the UK but I still managed to get some reading done. I mean, there’s always time for reading right?

I saw this over on Mani’s blog (Mani’s blog)and I just had to have a go! I hope you doesn’t mind and be sure to check out their blog! It’s amazing! Such a great variety of books

What is WWW Wednesday?

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme where all you have to do is answer three simple questions. Look at me using the word meme! I feel so young!

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What have you finished reading recently?
  • What are you planning to read next?

So let’s get started!

What are you currently reading?

Well right now I’m currently reading ‘The Tubman Command’ by Elizabeth Cobbs. I got this as an ARC via Netgalley. I’ve had it on my Dashboard for a while and I’ve really been looking forward to reading it. It’s Historical Fiction. It’s all Harriett Tubman freeing Slaves on her heroic quests. Now, I’m only 35% in but I thought it would be better. It’s seems to very historically accurate but it hasn’t captured her spirit, but we’ll wait and see. I’m not giving up on it!

What have you finished reading recently?

I finished ‘Dear Lily’ by Drew Davies. This was another Netgalley ARC. This was such a good book. I read it really quickly (which I never do). It’s written in the format of letters, it’s got great characters, a great story and it’s heartbreaking. It comes out 17th May.

What are you planning to read next?

This is such a tricky question for me. I never know what to read next. Ever. It’s a real problem for me. There’s a few options, so I guess I’ll share them. Hopefully this will help me decide.

First up is ‘An American Marriage’ by Tayari Jones. All I know about a book is it’s on Oprah’s bookclub and if it’s in Oprah’s bookclub it’s good enough for me.

Secondly, there’s ‘The Song of Achilles’ by … I’ll be honest, this is a strong contender. I’ve heard such amazing things about this book and I’m desperate to read it.

Thirdly, is the Goldfinch by ‘Donna Tartt’. I got this for my birthday and I can’t wait to read it. I feel like it’s become a modern classic (don’t come at me if you don’t agree)

Lastly, is ‘They Both Die At The End’ by Adam Silvera. I’ve had this on my TBR for nearly two years. I’ve been desperate to read it and I don’t know why I haven’t. Maybe because I think it’s going to break my heart.

Well that’s it from me. Feel free to play along!

Until the next review

JTH