Sunday, 5 May 2013

April Wrap up

I cannot believe it's May already. One minute it was February and I was thinking about taking a little blogging break and the next minute I turn around and 2 months have gone!

Books I read in April:

A Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison (3*)

Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neill (3*)

Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs (4*)
Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs (4*)
River Marked by Patricia Briggs (3*)
The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan (4*)
Ketchup Clouds by Annabelle Pitcher (3*)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (4*)
Going Vintage by Lindsay Leavitt (3*)
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (5*)
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys (5*)
Cuckoo in the Nest by Michelle Magorian (re-read)

Books acquired in April:


What Really Happened in Peru (The Bane Chronicles #1) by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan
I bought it, I read it, it was marvellously funny. 

Aaaand that's it! I did pretty well for buying books in April, partly to make up for the fair few I bought in Feb and March and partly to get some of my TBR down. I've also been utilising my library a lot more recently which is good


A Cuckoo in the Nest, A Spoonful of Jam and Back Home by Michelle Magorian
Three of my favourite books as a young teen! I've re-read the first two and am currently on the 3rd...I love them! Thanks to my good friend Laura for lending me these

Favourite book(s) of April:

I think it's pretty clear from the ratings...Code Name Verity and Out of the Easy! These were both books I never thought I'd enjoy but really, really did. CNV I bought because literally ALL my favourite authors recommended it on Twitter and OotE because I LOVE books set in New Orleans (and I needed another book for my buy one get one half price in Waterstones ;) ) 

And, because I loved these books so much, I am going to do a giveaway for them!

One winner will get their choice of either Code Name Verity or Out of the Easy! Giveaway is open internationally (anywhere TBD ships to), simply complete the Rafflecopter widget below 


  1. You've been busy! And awesome giveaway. I haven't read either books but they must've been that fab for you to give them away. :)

  2. What Happened in Peru was super funny, wasn't it? I'm really looking forward to the next installments.
    I really need to read both Code Name Verity and Out of the Easy so it's really awesome of you to do this giveaway. :)

  3. You've read loads! Out of the Easy definitely sounds awesome, and I love the cover. And I remember Michelle Magorian! There was a poster of A Spoonful of Jam in primary school in one of the classrooms, but I never actually read it...


  4. I actually like to recommend your pages to my other friends. You have a very captivating layout and useful ideas which I appreciate the most.

  5. Wow. Perfect giveaway for me, I'm really looking forward to reading both of those books. Glad to see you back to blogging!


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