It feels like it’s been so long since I last wrote a blog post. I’m so sorry. I have been busy with school and the books I have read this month have all been school ones. It hasn’t been a great reading month unfortunately. I know I’ve said it before, but I do aim to write a bunch of blog posts in advance in the holidays. Additionally I plan to read a lot, catch up on homework (I have three assignments) and also participate in camp nanowrimo. I’ve got a busy month ahead.
Well it’s been nearly a whole week since I last posted and considering I have read nothing but school books recently and am really busy I don’t see that changing in the next week or so. I did however want to do a quick post to let you all know that I am participating in camp nanowrimo in July.
I saw this tag on Katesbookdate on youtibe (her video) and the original video was created by ReadLikeWildfire on youtube (her video). Plus she’s actually Australia which is super cool and I didn’t know there was such a big Australia booktube community and I am only just finding them so yass. I wasn’t exactly tagged in this… but it seemed like so much fun that I just had to do it. And if you’re a big fan of booktube videos (or new to them) then I do have a post of my booktube recommendations so you should definitely check that out.
So, basically how this tag works is that I write down a bunch of character’s names on pieces of paper and put them in a cup, then I take two out and have to choose between those characters which one best fits the question. On to the questions.
So I am actually really bad at getting as much reading done and I want to. No matter how much I want to read and how many awesome books there are out there I always manage to fill my minuscule amounts of free time in a different way. I get the feeling that if I asked for a show of hands there would be a lot of people agreeing that despite how much they love books, they wished they could read more.
Now if you’re expecting tips or something then sorry to disappoint because I have no idea how to fix this problem myself but I just thought I’d look at the reasons behind this problem.
This week’s top ten tuesday topic is books from a genre of your choice that you have recently added to your tbr. I read a lot of fantasy so obviously I pick fantasy, and because it’s such a big genre there is always more out there just waiting to be discovered. Here are some of the most recent additions to my tbr.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein is a historical novel set in WW2. I recently reread this book, and it was as heart wrenching as I remember. A tale of friendship and tough situations that I recommend you all read.
It’s that time of the month again, my favorite post to write – the wrap up and tbr. I used to not like these because I felt like people wouldn’t be interested in writing them. Then I stopped caring because putting them together was so much fun for me, I was interested to see what I had read over the month and I found it helpful to plan out what I was going to read the next month. And I’m glad to say that you guys seem to like it? So that’s great.
The main non book related thing that happened in May was my school exams which were kind of stressful but they’re over now and I did well. Remember you can click on the book covers to go to goodreads.
The top ten tuesday topic for this week is anticipated reads for the second half of 2017. The first half isn’t technically over yet, but there are so many good books I aim to get to in the rest of this year. I am going to split this list between books being released this year, and books I am just really excited to read. This list should give you a good overview of which books I aim to read before the year is over. There are so many books, it has been difficult to narrow it down to the ones I am most excited for, so there are probably a lot more books that deserve to be on this list.
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin is an alternate history novel with fantasy twists that considers what would have happened if the Nazis won WW2. Yael is a part of the resistance with a fantastical ability. This review will be spoiler free, and just a hint that I really recommend reading this book.
I was tagged in the blogger aesthetic award by Sydney from Sydney’s Shelves. This is a super fun tag where you make a little graphic of images that represent you. I will warn you that I am not a super aesthetic person, preferring functionality over appearances so this will be interesting.