August 2017: #WrapUp

August is over which means my favourite season is here – Autumn! I’ve had a wonderfully bookish month, reading a total of 19 books and one short story. One of the books was a Ninja Book Box read so I can’t talk about that one just yet, but it was brilliant! I was debating whether I should switch from monthly to weekly wraps ups as these posts can be quite long. Of the 55 people who voted in my Twitter poll, 61% prefer monthly and 39% weekly, so it looks like monthly wraps up are here to stay! But I will try to condense them and not ramble so much.

The Good:

The standout 5 star books of the month were:

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Happy Birthday Keeper of Pages!

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Well, would you look at that, it’s the 18th August aka my first blogiversay! I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for a year already! I really enjoy blogging, reading and reviewing books with the occasional bookish rambling. I have enjoyed watching my blog grow over the last year and I hope you have too. I’ve met some amazing people in this community and bought tonnes of new books because of you guys.

Now, I’m pretty sure it’s customary to look back over the last year, showcasing some of my most popular posts, my favourite post etc etc but those that know me well, know how much I love to procrastinate, so I’m far too lazy to do that!

So, how am I going to mark this monumental occasion instead, with something I think you would like a lot more – not just one giveaway, but two! Now, these are not rafflecopter giveaways, you gotta work for your books here, my friend! Continue reading “Happy Birthday Keeper of Pages!”

July 2017 #WrapUp

Another month has come to an end, I’m not sad to see July end because I have one more week of work then I’m off for six weeks. Six weeks of no work, no uni, nothing – o the books I’ll be able to read! This month I read a total of 17 books, not as epic as last month when I read 24 but still I exceeded my average of 14 so I’m happy. I also participated in the 24in48 readathon, and I was selected to be a Ninja Book Box Reader, so all in all, it was a very good month. So, let’s say goodbye to July in the most bookish way…

The Good:

The standout books of the month were: 

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#24in48 Readathon Wrap Up

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If you read my last post (or caught my posts on social media), you’ll know I took part in the 24in48 readathon this weekend. So, how did I do?

I read for: 24 hours 4mins

I did it! I’m so happy, I feel like this is a real achievement – is it acceptable to mention this when applying for jobs!?! It was so worth only sleeping for 4 hours each night! I finished 4 books, one more than I thought I would – there’s nothing like a readathon to stop me procrastinating. There was a slight change to my TBR, these are the four books I finished: Continue reading “#24in48 Readathon Wrap Up”

Book Review: Walk in Silence by J. G. Sinclair

Walk in Silence J. G. Sinclair

Immediately after finishing this book, I had three thoughts: 1 – this is a very good book. 2 – why did I leave it on my shelf for so long before reading it? 3 – how did I not know there were two books that came before it!?

From the back cover:

Find the boy. Bring him home. Keep him safe.

Keira Lynch is a lawyer who’s no stranger to trouble; but having only just landed in Albania, she’s already up to her neck in it. She thought money would help her find the boy, but in a brutal underworld where anything can be bartered – trust, loyalty, even lives – his kidnappers have other ideas.

They want the freedom of one of their gang members. A man Keira is about to help bring to trial back in the UK; a man who once put three bullets in her chest.

Can she walk away in silence, and save the boy? Or will she have to play the game, fight and risk losing everything? Continue reading “Book Review: Walk in Silence by J. G. Sinclair”