Tuesday, 1 October 2013
Monthly Recap #1
Hello everyone! I loved seeing everyone's recap of the month, that Rachel and I decided to start our own on The Readers Den. We want to make this post interactive for you guys, so have added a poll at the end for you to choose a book we should read next month that we've had on our tbr for ages!
Number of Books read:
Jasprit: 5 stars
Rachel: 4.5 stars
Jasprit: 3 stars
Rachel: 3 stars
Jasprit: Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger
The First Affair by Emma McLauglin & Nicola Kraus
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
The Bride Wore Size 12 by Meg Cabot
The Vow by Jessica Martinez
All the Truth That's In Me by Julie Berry 4.5 stars
One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker 4 stars
Crash by Lisa McMann 3 stars
Bang by Lisa McMann 4 stars
The Wager by Rachel Van Dyken 3.5 stars
Best read of last month:
Jasprit: The Bride Wore Size 12 by Meg Cabot
Rachel: All the Truth That's in Me by Julie Berry
Book which surprised me the most:
Jasprit: How to Love by Kate Cotugno. I'm going to have my review for this book up soon, but let me just say, this book provided so much depth and was just so much more than what I was expecting it to be.
Rachel: One Tiny Lie. I was prepared to be frustrated with One Tiny Lie because I found out that there was cheating in the story, which I totally hate reading about. I was pleasantly surprised that somehow the situation made it bearable. I didn’t expect to be so blown away by All the Truth That’s In Me. The second person narrative was a refreshing way to tell such a brilliant story!
Fictional crush of the month:
Jasprit: Cooper from The Bride Wore Size 12. This guy just slowly crept his way to my heart as the series progressed, there was always something enigmatic and charming about him that left me wanting to know his character more. He defintiely proved he is one of the sweetest fictional crushes around!
Rachel: Definitely Ashton from One Tiny Lie! He had all the girls swooning, but only had eyes for Olivia. My kind of guy
Three books I'm most looking forward to this month:
Jasprit: Fractured by Sarah Fine. More Malachi. Yes please!
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson. I have read the most gorgeous reviews for this book, so I can't wait to finally dive into this fantastic world! *I do believe in fairies I do I do* sorry that just had to be done, that is like my favourite part of the Peter Pan film, I've been known to randomly come out with this line and usually receive I don't know you looks from my sisters!
The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd. Another book which I've read brilliant reviews for.
Rachel: Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi. Can’t wait to see how it all ends!
Premeditated by Josin L.McQuien. I’ve been looking forward to this for such a long time!
Unfed by Kristy McKay. It’s the sequel to Undead, which I loved with its romance, humor, and all the lovely zombie gore!
So my bookish photo of the month is of the impressive Young Adult section in the Foyles book store in London. Isn't it fantastic? and the best thing, they had so many great books from authors that my local book store doesn't stock and which I usually have to order from the US, authors such as Courtney Summers, Brigid Kemmerer, Miranda Kenneally and Sarah Ockler!
And now to the fun bit where we want you guys to take part. Rachel and I have enormous tbr piles, so we've decided that each month we will let you decide what we need to read asap. We can't wait to see what you guys pick for us, the poll will be open until the 5th!