Debutathon: Wrap-Up

I am a bit late wrapping up this readathon, but I shall nonetheless. For my second readthon, I managed to finish two books. I took part in three minichallenges. Unfortunately I’m not around much on weekends so it kinda fell a bit downhill. Next time I hope to be able to setaside more time to post, and maybe schedule a related review in advance! 

The books I managed to read are Find Me by Romily Bernard and The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Both were ebooks, which is good as I am trying to cut down on the amount of ebooks on my TBR pile. They are both 4 sofa ratings, but for very different reasons! 

Find Me was a good thriller with a very on-the-edge-of-your-seat climax. I am looking forward to the sequel (due next year) as I love a good drama. I also adore this cover ❤ 

The Rosie Project was a tough start, but I grew to love it and the main character, Don. I didn’t really want it to end, and for that alone, it deserves 4 sofas.

Thanks Amber for being such a great host! The debutathon was a great idea and I would definitely be up for taking part in another one! 

                             Find Me          The Rosie Project

Debutathon: Day One Summary

So yesterday was the first day of the Debutathon, hosted by Books of Amber. I decided to choose one of the books from my original list, Find Me by Romily Bernard. I’ve had an ebook of this for a little while, but I’m not very good at reading ebooks on time! So I thought I would hit two birds with one stone and try and get through my ebooks as well! 

Find Me

 

 

I’m pleased to say that I managed to start and finish the book yesterday. I have quite a big commute, so I’m hoping to be able to match this today. I really enjoyed the book, and am hoping to write up my review at the weekend. The ending was amazing, so much so that I had to finish it when I got in, after an hour of reading on the train. 

It took me forever to unscramble these titles. I don’t know if it is how different people’s brains work, or the lack of spaces, but this took me forever! 

1. IIDFEOFYUNM (4 words) IF YOU FIND ME
2. TAREDEL (1 word) ALTERED
3. TPNPOOITIV (2 words) PIVOT POINT
4. HCITAGRL (1 word) ARCLIGHT
5. NPOSIO (1 word) POISON
6. TSIPDENLER (1 word) SPLINTERED
7. ITSEHTELE (2 words) THE ELITES

As I’m writing this before work, I have yet to start another book, so I’m going to use yesterdays for this challenge. So the song that I think represents Find Me is Running Up That Hill by Placebo. Basically in the book Wick and her sister are hiding from their dad. Wick receives a diary of her old best friend before learning she has committed suicide. It is up to Wick to unravel her story. The book itself is quite creepy and thriller-like in places, and I think the song represents it quite well. 

It doesn’t hurt me.
You wanna feel how it feels?
You wanna know, know that it doesn’t hurt me?
You wanna hear about the deal I’m making?
You be running up that hill
You and me be running up that hill

And if I only could,
Make a deal with God,
And get him to swap our places,
Be running up that road,
Be running up that hill,
Be running up that building.
If I only could, oh…

You don’t want to hurt me,
But see how deep the bullet lies.
Unaware that I’m tearing you asunder.
There is thunder in our hearts, baby.
So much hate for the ones we love?
Tell me, we both matter, don’t we?

Debut-A-Thon Sign Up

Welcome to my sign up post for the Debut-A-Thon, hosted by Books of Amber.  I loved participating in the LGBT readathon so was eager to sign up for another. This is perfect as I have lots of debut books on my TBR pile growing dust, and some of those authors really deserve and need reviews! 

The books I am planning to read are: 

Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza

Being Henry David by Cal Armistead

Find Me by Romily Bernard

The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher

Love is a Thief by Claire Garber

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

I know this is a long list and there is no way I will read all these in 4 days, but I’m such a mood reader that it is nice to have a range 🙂 I will however be confining myself to ebooks, since I have a mahoosive backlog. 

Please head over to Books of Amber to sign up. The more the merrier! 

Letterbox Love #18

Letterbox Love is a meme hosted by Lynsey of Narratively Speaking whereby book lovers can exhibit the books they received this week.

Welcome to my 2-week haul post! 

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Lots of library love this week! 5 books I had requested and one I picked up. The Accidental Naturalist by Ben Fogle and Choir by Gareth Malone are both autobiographies, and ordered because I love them both! I have been waiting for Gareth’s book since Christmas, so I am excited to finally be able to read it.

I adore Jodi Picout’s books. They just evoke such emotions, and always talk about issues, which I love in books. The Storyteller promises to be no different, and some people have said it is her best yet.

Lots of people have been receiving proofs of the new book by Tanya Byrne, and I still haven’t read her first! So I thought it was time I changed that. Hence the ordering of Heart-Shaped Bruise.

Last but not least, I picked up a copy of Keeping You a Secret by Julie Peters. This is for the LGBT readathon I am doing, hosted by Faye of A Daydreamer’s Thoughts. It’s a genre I am immensely interested in, but have hardly read anything for! Lookout for lots of LGBT themed posts and reviews in the first weekend of May.

 

P1050187I also made a few purchases! Faye did an amazing review of The Secret of Ella and Micha (check it out here) by Jessica Sorensen and so when I saw it in Tesco I snapped it up. I also got The Antenatal Group by Amy Bratley as it was on offer, and I will read anything about babies.

Yet another trip to The Works, yet another bargain book haul. I picked up Someone Else’s Life by Katie Dale as I had seen it about, so I thought it was worth getting. I was delighted to find Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi. I have never read her books, but I know they are talked about a lot by bloggers. I spent about ten minutes trying to decipher which was the first in the series, and thankfully came home with the right one! Before I Forget by Melissa Hill was thrown in to make up the offer, and sounds like a cute amnesia romance.

My last physical books was gifted from Daphne at Winged Reviews. Her and Faye have been raving about Julie Kagawa’s books to me. I managed to get The Immortal Rules in my last bookshop visit, and so she kindly offered to send me a copy of The Eternity Cure so I don’t have to wait to find out what happens! I am loving The Immortal Rules at the moment, so thanks very much for this 🙂

Ebooks:

The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)

Ink (Paper Gods, #1)

 

 

Thank you to Penguin and Netgalley for The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. I was quite surprised to be approved for this. It sounds like a really good action, dystopian post-apocalyptic kind of novel, which suits my current mood perfectly, so I may be reading this soon!

 

Ink by Amanda Sun has such a pretty cover. I was psyched to get this, as I’ve heard lots of good things so far! Thanks Harlequin and Netgalley.

 

Screwed

Submerged (Outbreak, #1)

 

 

Books about teenage pregnancy always pique my interest, and Screwed by Laurie Plissner is no different. Thanks to Adams Media and Netgalley for a copy of this.

 

I’m taking part in the blog tour with Itching for Books for Submerged by Nicola Sobon. The first in a dystopian duology, I can’t wait to read this. Check back on May 13th for my review!

 

Wait for You (Wait for You, #1)

The Forgotten Ones

 

 

Amy from Harper Collins kindly sent me access to Wait For You by Jennifer L Armentrout. It is my first book by her, but I have heard lots of talk about her Lux series, so I’m interested to see what this is like.

 

I’m also part of The Forgotten Ones blog tour by Laura Howard. I love the typography on the title.

 

Find Me

Make it Last (Friends & Lovers, #1)

 

The cover for Find Me by Romily Bernard is just so awesome. And the tagline too! HUGE thank you to Harper Collins and Edelweiss for this, it sounds amazing. I love YA thrillers, and I can’t wait to start this.

I won a copy of Bethany Lopez’s Make It Last from Neyra at Darkest Addictions. I think I have a copy of the second book, so I asked if I could have the first instead of the third, and they kindly obliged!

 

What did you receive this week? Have you read any of my books and do you think it should be at the top or the bottom of my to read pile? I’d love to hear from you!