Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Top 5 Books That I Want To Read By The End Of The Year

Top 5 Wednesdays is a weekly feature hosted by GingerReadsLainey and you can find the goodreads page for the group here. I really enjoyed coming up with theses books and am definitely going to try and finish them soon. I hope you enjoy seeing what books I chose!


1) Book of Lies by Teri Terry
Book of Lies
My mum bought me this book a while a go and I am determined to have finished it by the end of this year because it sounds like a great read.

2) Girl Online Going Solo by Zoe Sugg
Girl Online Going Solo (Girl Online, #3)
I am very excited to read Girl Online On Tour and plan on reading it as soon as I get it because I have loved both the other books written by Zoe Sugg and I am sure this one will be just as good if not better.

3) The Creeping Shadow by Jonathon Stroud
Lockwood & Co: The Creeping Shadow 
I have read the other three books in this series and am intrigued to see where Jonathon Stroud is going to take the plot and the characters and can't wait to read it.

4) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 
Pride and Prejudice
I have tried to read Pride and Prejudice before but I didn't get very fair and gave up so I am determined to try and read it again this year and actually finish it this time.

5) Sandrider by Angie Sage
SandRider (TodHunter Moon, #2)
I have had Sandrider for a while now and just haven't yet been in the right mood to read it but I love everything that Angie Sage has written and so I am excited to read it and see what is going to happen to the characters in this book.


You can also find us on Goodreads (Ann and Clare) to keep up with what we are reading

Bout of Books Reading Update Day 2

Tuesday:

Ann:
507 pages
Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3)
Yesterday I finished Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi which I really enjoyed. I then read 100 pages of Shadows by Amy Meredith which I stopped at 100 pages because I realised that I had read it before and I knew exactly what was going to happen. I then started to read Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers which I managed to read 25 pages of before I had to go to bed. I also had to read 8 pages of Lord of the Flies by William Golding which I have to read for homework and so far I am not enjoying it.

Clare:
346 pages
Eden Gardens
Yesterday I read Eden Gardens by Louise Brown, I had wanted to read more than one book but ended up going out for the day plus Eden Gardens was a fairly slow read and often depressing.

Total Read So Far This Week:
Ann: 3 books ( 1344 pages)
Clare: 2 books (634 pages)


You can also find us on Goodreads (Ann and Clare) to keep up with what we are reading

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Bout of Books Reading Update Day 1

Monday:

Ann:
833 pages
Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)
I managed to read 2 books yesterday which were Shatter Me and Unravel Me both of which I really enjoyed. I was in a reading mood yesterday so decided to spend most of the day reading.

Clare:
288 pages
Way Down Dark  (The Australia Trilogy, #1)
I only managed to read one (very short) book yesterday which was Way Down Dark by JP Smythe. I don't feel too bad though because I did also write a review for this one which makes me feel productive! 



Total Read So Far This Week:
Ann: 2 books (833 pages)
Clare: 1 book (288 pages)


You can also find us on Goodreads (Ann and Clare) to keep up with what we are reading

Top Ten Books That Have Been on My Shelf Since Before I Started Blogging

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. You can check out this week's topic here and for a list of future topics head here. This could so easily become a Top Twenty list. Probably even a Top Fifty looking at my TBR shelves. But I will try to restrain myself!

1) The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
This is probably my brother's favourite series. I only have the first two books at the moment and I think I will probably wait until the series is complete before I start reading it.

2) Forsaken by Jana Oliver
Forsaken (The Demon Trappers, #1)
Another one where I want to own the whole series first. I only have the first book currently and am keeping my eye out for the rest of the series.

3) The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
The Casual Vacancy
I think I am just nervous. What if I don't like it (as so many seem not to)? I will read it. Someday.

4) The Heir of Night by Helen Lowe
The Heir of Night (Wall of Night, #1)
Again, the third book kept getting pushed back which made me nervous. So I own the first two and am just waiting before I start reading. I have a problem.

5) The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
The Body Finder (The Body Finder, #1)
I have mixed feelings about Kimberly Derting's books. This sounds like something I would enjoy - but who knows.

6) The Originals by Cat Patrick
The Originals
I do like Cat Patrick's books so I will probably read this soon. I had honestly just forgotten I had it. Which is terrible.

7) Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine
Prince of Shadows
A Romeo and Juliet retelling. I usually love those. I genuinely have no idea why I didn't read this as soon as I got it. No excuse.

8) Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
Once a Witch (Witch, #1)
Before I started blogging I tended to read a lot more Young Adult paranormal and I am now more into fantasy and historical. So books like this get lost on my shelves. It does still interest me its just fairly low down my list.

9) The Girl With Glass Feet by Ali Shaw
The Girl With Glass Feet
Nervous. This is the sort of book that could easily break my heart. 

10) The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
The Thirteenth Tale
I have heard so, so many good things about this book. It's one I definitely have to be in the right mood for though I think.


You can also find us on Goodreads (Ann and Clare) to keep up with what we are reading

Monday, 22 August 2016

Cover Characteristic: Pyramids

Cover Characteristic is a weekly feature hosted at Sugar & Snark.

Daughter of the God-King (Regency, #2)
Timeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5)Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1)
The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1)Sands Of TimeHand of Isis (Numinous World, #3)

I am a sucker for books set in Egypt so I was excited for this topic. Of these I have only read Daughter of the God-King, Timeless and The Red Pyramid but the others are all on my TBR - especially the Amelia Peabody mysteries! 

You can also find us on Goodreads (Ann and Clare) to keep up with what we are reading

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Sunday Post 21st August 2016

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer, it's a chance to post a recap on the past week, show the books we have received and share what we plan for the coming week. Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and the aim is to show our newest books and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops or downloaded on to their e-reader. As always you can click on any of the pictures to be taken to the Goodreads page for that book if you're interested in finding out more about it.

Last Week on the Blog:

Books We Got This Week:

Purchased:
Beginnings: Obsidian & Onyx (Lux, #1-2)Consequences: Opal & Origin (Lux, #3-4)Opposition (Lux, #5)
The Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout: I've already read the first four books in this series but I want to refresh my memory before I read the fifth book - Opposition, so I got both the first bind ups.

For Review:
Don't Let Go (Hope, #6)Friction
Don't Let Go by Jaci Burton: Received for review from Headline Eternal, this seems like a great romance read. It is the 6th in the series but I believe it can be read as standalone.
Friction by Sandra Brown: Received for review from Hodder & Stoughton. I got Sting a little while ago and I am excited to start reading! 

From the Library:
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
The Raven Boys Quartet by Maggie Stiefvater: I reserved these last week and they have already come in which is exciting. I am looking forward to reading these!
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick: I always hear mixed things about Quick's books but this sounds interesting.

Reading Update:

Clare:
The Silvered Heart
The Silvered Heart by Katherine Clements: 4 stars, Exciting and engaging with compelling, though not always likable, characters. Loved the historical details. I will have a full review for this posted next week.

Next Week on the Blog:

  • Cover Characteristic: Pyramids
  • Top Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf From Before You Started Blogging That You Still Haven't Read Yet
  • Top 5 Books We Want to Read By the End of the Year
  • Wednesday Catch-Up
  • Clare Reviews: The Silvered Heart by Katherine Clements
  • Friday Reads

You can also find us on Goodreads (Ann and Clare) to keep up with what we are reading

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Bout of Books 17 TBR and Goals

Bout of Books
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.

One of the great things about the Bout of Books read-a-thon is that goals and TBR's aren't a requirement - the idea is just to read more books than you normally would. Since we actually like having a TBR to motivate us we decided to put one together - but we are not going to force ourselves to stick to it! We just want to enjoy the Read-a-Thon and read! 

Ann:
I am aiming to read 6 books this week.
Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3)Lord of the Flies
SandRider (TodHunter Moon, #2)Conquest (The Chronicles of the Invaders, #1)EmpireDominion (The Chronicles of the Invaders, #3)
The first series I want to read is the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi, Clare loves this series and I am looking forward to it. I am currently reading Lord of the Flies for school and would like to finish it this week. Sandrider is one I have had on my TBR for a while and Dominion is a review book so I have to read the first two books first. 

Clare:
I am aiming to read a total of 8 books this week. I am in a bit of a reading slump but I also have a lot of free time this week so hopefully I can get a lot of reading done.
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)
Beginnings: Obsidian & Onyx (Lux, #1-2)Consequences: Opal & Origin (Lux, #3-4)Opposition (Lux, #5)Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
The Raven Boys series just came in at the library and I am very excited to read these after hearing nothing but good things about them. I then want to re-read the first four books in the Lux series so that I can read the fifth book Opposition. And then finally I want to read Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock which is another library book.

You can also find us on Goodreads (Ann and Clare) to keep up with what we are reading