Day 31 – a book that I would take to a deserted island. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Why? Because let me list all the good things in the series. Romance, sex, time travel, Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall.
This is the end of May #AusYaChallenge. Thanks for following !
This month I went to the Sydney Writer’s Festival. What a fun and whacky but awesome day that I had on the last day of the festival that was dedicated to children and young adults. I also dragged along my mother and sister to the festival. They both had a blast too. I also had the chance to go to an ABC the Book Club taping and went. It was a great day in the studio, watching Paul Kelly sing live and Jennifer Burn do her thing.
May has been a big reading month. I am about to finish my sixth book for this month (although I’m sure I will finish it tomorrow instead of today).
At the Sydney Writer’s Festival, as a part of the Teencon event that I went to with my sister, we both received books in a bag. Books in a bag! It was so great. It also added 6 more books to my TBR.
So this is my May list of books read, brought, given and won:
When The Music is over by Peter Robinson:
This is a book that I won on a Twitter competition run by Hachette. It is a Proof Copy and it is now sitting on the bottom of my TBR pile.
This book was given to me by Hardie Grant. It is a colouring in book with so many great pictures designed within to colour in. My sister and I have attacked the book and coloured in most of it. Some of the designs are so complex and hard to colour in, but they are so amazing to look at. It is a great book and my review for it will come out within the week.
I started this book last month and binged read it at the beginning of this month. I have already posted my review for this book and you can find it here if you want to have a look at it. I not quite sure about this book and you can see why in my review. I gave this book 1.3 out of 5 booky stars.
This book is a must read. I had the chance to meet Tommy Wallach at my local book store during this month. It was such a great night out and then I went and saw his event at the Sydney Writer’s Festival with my mother and sister. He is a great singer and songwriter and this book is a great book for teenagers and adult alike. Go out and buy a copy now. My review for this book will be out later this month.
I was given this book by Harper Collins. I read it as soon as I received it and it took me a while to read it. It is supposed to be as good as Pretty Little Liars, but I don’t think that it is. It is slow and a little bit boring. I hope that the second book in the trilogy is better. My review for this book will be up later this month.
Book four of The Selection series and not only did I buy it this month, I also read it cover to cover within a few days. It is a must read if you have read the first three books in the series. My review for the book will be out this month.
The last book in The Selection Series. I brought this book as soon as it came out this month. I brought it and added it to my TBR so I could read it straight after The Heir. It is a great conclusion to this great series of books. I wish that there were more books in this series but alas it has come to an end. I will be writing my review for this book later this week and it will be up later this month.
I have been looking for this book for a while now since finishing the first book in the series The Book of Ivy by the same author. I haven’t been able to find it in any book shop so when I saw it I pounced on it and grabbed it. I am now reading it and hope to finish it tonight before the end of the month, I only have 70 pages or so. If not it will also be on my June book haul and reading list. It’s a great book, but read the first book first.
Where Everything Feels Like The Movies by Raziel Raid:
This book is an impulse book buy. I was in the city with my mother and walked to a book shop as I waited for her. I had been in there for a while and couldn’t walk out with nothing, so I brought this book. It sounds and looks good and I can’t wait to read it. It is on my TBR but there is only one book in front of it now.
So that is my complete list for May. This month I brought 5 books, read 5.5 books (hopefully 6 books), was given 8 books and even won a book on Twitter. My TBR pile stands at 4 plus 6 books that were given to my at the Sydney Writer’s Festival.
These are the books from my Sydney Writer’s Festival goodie bag:
The Next Together by Lauren James (already had)
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Nivan
Demon Road by Derek Landy
The Bone Season by Samantha Season
Lady Helen by Alison Goodman
Zeros by Scott Westerfeld
(All of these books have been put on my TBR and will be read once I read two other books that have been sitting on my TBR for a while)
This month I also participated in another Instagram book challenge. It was the May #AusYaChallenge. You can find my Instagram profile icon on the right hand side. All the books that I have read this month, have been reviewed (2 reviews are about to be written) and will be posted during June. I think that I will be posting my book reviews for the books I have read a month after I have read them. So if I read the book in May the review will be up in June. Not only does that give me time to read and review them, but also for you guys to have read them too.
Day 25 – ultimate OTP.
It has to be Bella and Edward from Twilight and I know a lot of people will not like that but I am not a sheep and I don’t care if you don’t like them. I will ship them to the end.
Day 23 – a book featuring a person with a disability.
The Things I didn’t Say by Kylie Fornasier features a girl who has selective mutism. Everyone needs to go out and buy a copy of this book and read it right now.
Day 20 – a book in another language.
The one on the left is A Walk to Remeber by Nicholas Sparks in English and the one on the right is in Italian which my sister go for me when she was in Italy a few years ago.