Reading Habits

Resolution Reflection

It is more than halfway through the year, and therefore a perfect time to reflect on our 2018 Reading Resolutions … Emily definitely hasn’t been doing too well but Tanaya has made an excellent start on her goals!

Emily’s Resolutions

1. Curb the buying

I have failed MISERABLY. I have not stepped foot in the library, but have bought waaaayyyy too many new books. However, I MUST be better in the next few months. I am moving to London in September and will be a bit of a nomad for the next two years, so I don’t really want to be accumulating too many books to move from place to place! Here’s hoping I can find a library quickly!

2. Finish more series Continue reading “Resolution Reflection”

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Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday – Popular Books That Lived Up to the Hype

July 31: Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a topic, and you choose ten book related things to answer the topic.

Tanaya

1. Vicious by V.E. Schwab

When I first read this book I fell in love. I had wanted to read it for so long but had put it off because of the hype. It is hands down one of my favourite books of all time and I am undeniably excited for the release of its sequel, Vengeance, later this year.

2. Uprooted by Naomi Novik Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Popular Books That Lived Up to the Hype”

Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday – Books We Wished We DNFed

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a topic, and you choose ten book related things to answer the topic. This week’s topic is actually Books We Decided to DNF too Quickly, one that neither of us could really answer because neither of us are prone to DNFing. Instead, we twisted it slightly to books that we wished we had DNFed.


Tanaya

1. A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess

Emily and I had to read this last year for our bookclub, and from the very first page I was struggling. I was just so incredibly bored with this book, to the point that I didn’t even finish it in time for our bookclub’s meeting. I ended up forcing myself to finish it, and now I just don’t understand why I didn’t allow myself to DNF it because I only remember how much I disliked this book and nothing else.

2. Starry Night by Isabel Gillies Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Books We Wished We DNFed”

Books, Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday – Books We Loved But Will Never Reread

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a topic, and you choose ten book related things to answer the topic.

Emily

This is a tricky topic, because generally, if I love a book, I will want to reread it. However, it is true that I am trying to be harsher because there are too many books in the world and not enough time to read them!

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Reviews

Young Jane Young

young jane youngTitle: Young Jane Young
Author: Gabrielle Zevin
Publisher: Little, Brown
Format: Trade Paperback, 294 pages
ISBN: 9781408709801
Rating: 5 Stars

I had seen good things about this book from lots of bloggers I trust. And then an advanced reading copy showed up at my work (the bookshop work) so I obviously snatched it up. And then it sat around, gathering dust, waiting for me to decide now was the right time. NOW IS THE TIME. (Or well, two weeks ago was the time…) I didn’t read the blurb before I jumped in and I think that I enjoyed it more because of it. But I still included the blurb here, because I’m using blurb information in my review anyway. 😛 If you trust me though, just go and get the book and stop reading here. Continue reading “Young Jane Young”

Reviews, Young Adult

Reign the Earth – A.C. Gaughen

9781681191119Title: Reign the Earth
Author: A.C. Gaughen
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Format: Hardcover, 435 pages
ISBN: 9781681191119
Rating: 5 Stars

I’ve been super excited for Reign the Earth ever since I first saw it at Book Expo last May. Unfortunately for me I didn’t manage to get an ARC at the time, but a few months later one turned up on my desk at work. Whilst I went into it expecting to enjoy the book, I didn’t think I would love it as much as I did. Reign the Earth is superbly good, and a definite must-read.

Here is the description, courtesy of the book blurb because I actually suck at summarising books!

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Currently Reading

Currently Reading

Emily

Not a terrible reading week, but I didn’t get as much done over the Easter long weekend as I would have liked to. Still, I can’t complain about eight books being ticket off the TBR!

FOUR non-fiction titles this week! Inferior by Angela Saini is about the scientific studies into the differences between men and women, and the scientific justifications used (often falsely) to depict women as inferior to men. It was written very conversationally, but still intelligently. I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to see Saini speak at the Sydney Writer’s Festival! 🙂 Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon was a complete delight, as I would imagine Iris herself is. It was bright, colourful, sweet and fun. I want to be more like Iris! Continue reading “Currently Reading”