Weekend Catch Up

This week has been difficult. I think it has been the first time in this new year where I have not felt the best version of myself. I have struggled this week with my insomnia, my OCD, my anxiety, my iron deficiency and my headaches. I have struggled to make it through to the end…

18. Twelve Nights by Andrew Zurcher

I picked this one up in my Waterstones Haul. I was supposed to read this at the beginning of books 11-20 but below you will see why I didn’t. Synopsis (as taken from Amazon): Kay felt everything change in the room around her. Everything. Kay’s father is working late – as usual. Fed up, her mother bundles Kay and her sister into the…

17. The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Found this in Waterstones YA section and it became a part of the haul. Synopsis (as written on back of book): It was not enough, all knowledge – any knowledge – called to faith and there was a delicious, posionous pleasure in stealing it unseen.  Faith has a thirst for science and a knack for uncovering secrets that the rigid confines of her upbringing cannot suppress. When she finds her disgraced father’s journals, filled with the notes and…

16. Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll

Stumbled across Emma Carroll on Amazon, read all the blurbs of her books and decided that I needed to read them all! This is the first book of hers that I purchased. Synopsis (as on back of book): London 1922 A discovery from ancient Egypt… A cursed package… The untold story of a young pharaoh… When Lilian Kaye finds a parcel on her Grandad’s doorstep, she is shocked to…

January

This month has flown by. It has also been incredibly slow. There is something about January that makes it feel like its own year. I’ve accomplished far more this January than I did this time last year. I managed to read 15 books in January. I hope I can read as many in February. My…

The Next 10 Books

21. The Lost Garden by Kate Kerrigan 22. A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge 23. An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson 24. The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club by Alex Bell 25. Explorers on Witch Mountain by Alex Bell 26. Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen 27. City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab 28….

Weekend Catch Up

Another week has come and gone. I haven’t read much this week (only 2 books), despite having a conversation with a colleague at work and realising I have 52 books in my book basket to read!! I also discovered that one of the book trilogies I got recently, I’d got without realising that I already…