My Month of Reading [3]

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This month, once again, has been a really slow month, I have had a lot going on in my life, and reading just hasn’t been a priority.

I finished three books this month, two I liked and one I really didn’t. I think that this month I have found a book that I really loved and will probably be rereading for years to come; All The Light We Cannot See. 

Although it took me a little while to get through, I absolutely adored the prose and the storyline, it was a nice refreshing read, and I was so glad that it was on this month’s reading. It is definitely one of my favourite books of this year.

So that was March’s reading, what did you read this month?

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Weekend Reads [17]

I am making my way through All The Light We Cannot See, and LOVING it. I haven’t the words to explain my love for this book, well not right now anyway. It is going to be a really busy week for me this week, but I’m so hoping to finish it because I feel I really need to.

I will be posting my month of reading, and having a whole new TBR up for this next month. Exciting times? I was looking for a new series to post, so if you guys can let me know what you would want or like reading about then please let me know.

Weekend Reads [16]

I really want to apologise for the fact I have been absent from this blog over the weekend. I have had an immensely busy week and weekend, and unfortunately the blog had to take a backseat. But this week I endeavour to be more pro-active and post with enthusiasm.

Onto the reading. I am steadily making my way through All The Light We Cannot See and I love it. Really enjoying the dual perspectives, and what they each bring to the story. The characters are well created and the world, oh my, is so well described, I know it’s our world but the attention to detail is wonderful.

It really is becoming my type of book. Love it.

Weekend Reads [15]

I have finally finished John Dies at the End and I really didn’t like it. There was funny parts in it and I enjoyed those parts but for the most of it I had no idea what was going on and how the events linked together. By the end I was SO glad to see the back of it and move onto something new.

I am now reading All The Light We Cannot See which is going so much better. I’m really excited to see where it’s going to go. I adore the fact that everything is told from the different sides, it definitely gives me a different perspective and challenges where my predetermined sympathies lie as well.

Weekend Reads [14]

I am still ploughing through John Dies at the End I’m not enjoying it as much as I hoped I would. It’s got a really unique writing style and it is really well written, but I’m not sure whether it truly is my cup of tea. Just happens sometimes. Fingers crossed it will be finished soon.

This weekend however I put it down and started AND finished Voice of Innocence which I was sent by the author. I really enjoyed the story, and found myself unable to put it down. I did have a few problems with the writing style, but I still couldn’t put it down. I will be posting a 100% honest review of the book on Wednesday, with links to where you can buy it and what not!

Good weekend for reading, FINALLY.

March TBR

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  • The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
  • The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon
  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
  • All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein 
  • Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell 
  • The Reader by Bernard Schlink
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  • Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
  • Voice of Innocence by Lindsay Detwiler*

This is it for this month. Aim high and hope for the best.

*I have been sent this book for review by the author.

My Month of Reading [2]

Another rubbish month for reading. I read a little more than last month but nothing substantial. I have had other priorities and other things that have taken up both my time and my interests. My writing has been on the forefront and I have made sure that I kept my motivation as high as I could.

I have read this month, Cinder, Vicious, and The Darkest Minds and I am making my way through John Dies at the End. I’m enjoying it I suppose but I have so many mixed feelings about the characters.

Once again there will be a TBR up later on this week. Definitely aiming high again this month. Fingers crossed as always!

Weekend Reads [13]

I have been super focused on my novel writing this weekend, and I have really begun to enjoy my writing again. My novel although staying the same in essence is going to go through some major changes, some of which are welcomed and others are a little hard to swallow.

So my reading hasn’t really been happening, and my prioritising hasn’t happened yet. I am not regretting it though, because I have had some really awesome writing ideas and motivation and we all know we can’t spite that because it might never come back!

Weekend Reads [12]

I am currently reading John Dies at the End I’m only a hundred pages in and I’m enjoying the tone. I haven’t been reading a lot this weekend, I have been babysitting and going out with my family and spending some time with them.

I think that I need to definitely prioritise my reading a little more. I am enjoying my reading but it just seems to be pushed aside for television, the internet and all sorts of distractions. I need to make time during the day to read, to make time to do something I enjoy and that makes me feel good.

Weekend Reads [11]

I am still reading Vicious and I am really enjoying it. I don’t really know why its taking me so long to get through the books I’m reading but I am enjoying them nonetheless.

I plan to have it finished tonight, and then a review up on Wednesday. It is definitely looking like a 5* book, unless the ending completely lets it down. But who knows, it has happened.

One thing I want to talk about is the BBC adaptation of The Casual Vacancy which is another reason why the book wasn’t finished. My boyfriend and I went out for a belated Valentines meal and when we got home, I started to watch this and didn’t get to read any. Anyway, I am so happy that this is getting a TV adaptation, because even though it wasn’t my favourite book, it would have been butchered as a film.

I really enjoyed the episode, and I think that it is going to be a really good representation of the book. I’m really excited to see whether or not I enjoy the series more than the book, which wouldn’t be hard, but who knows.