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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books So Far This Year

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by  The Broke and The Bookish . This week's topic is the top ten books I've read so far this year.

Book Review: Voice of Innocence, Lindsay Detwiler

Title: Voice of Innocence Author: Lindsay Detwiler Published: 28/02/2015, Melange Books Pages: 242 Source: Blog Giveaway - Thanks to Emily at Confessions of a Bookaholic and Lindsay Detwiler Format: Paperback Rating: 4/5 We've all heard of the saying: you never forget you're first love. For some, however, perhaps the better terminology is haunted - haunted with the memories, the connections, and the life-changing relationships. So begins the tale of Emma Ranstein and Corbin Jones, two typical teenagers who travel the road of first love together, hearts sealed by a seemingly impenetrable bond. When Corbin Jones is convicted of murder and faces years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, though their loved is put to the test. As Emma and Corbin await his release from prison decades later, both reflect on the power of a relationship neither has gotten over. Their unique story speaks to a universal heartstring within all of us: how do we move on past a first love if

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Topics

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by  The Broke and The Bookish . This week's topic is the my ten favourite Top Ten topics of the past 5 years. This is my 13th Top Ten Tuesday so I don't think I could choose 10 favourites. Plus for some reason I don't think it would be fair to miss out 3 topics... I really don't understand myself, it's not like the topics have feelings. Anyway, I'm just going to do a Top Five.

Book Review: Never Trust a Happy Song, Natalie Bina

Title: Never Trust a Happy Song Author: Natalie Bina Published: 14/03/15, Smashwords Edition Source: LibraryThing Early Reviews Format: Ebook Rating: 4/5 When Cassidy Diamond is admitted to a prestigious summer program at Stanford University, she looks forward to being surrounded y people just like her: smart, studious, and antisocial. But when Cassidy is assigned to stay with the Harper family and meets their vivacious daughter Grace, the two girls clash at first sight. Cassidy is determined to not let Grace distract her from her studies, whilst Grace wants to show Cassidy that maybe her grades aren't all she has going for her, and that life might be about more than building the perfect resume.

COYER Summer 2015 Challenge

I'm participating for the first time in The Clean Out Your E-Reads Challenge this summer, hosted by Fantasy is More Fun , Because Reading , and Books, Movies, Reviews.Oh My! You can stop by any of their blogs for the rules and information on how to sign up.

Top Ten Tuesday: My Summer TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by  The Broke and The Bookish . This week's topic is the top ten books on your summer TBR. My list is quite similar to the one I made for my beach reads but it's actually been quite strange seeing how much my TBR has changed in such a short space of time. The Dark Light, Julia Bell Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls, Lynn Weingarten The Elite, Kiera Cass City of Bones, Cassandra Clare Since Drew, J. Nathan Nothing Left to Burn, Patty Blount Mile High, Rebecca Chance A Study in Scarlet, Arthur Conan Doyle A Whole New World, Liz Braswell Your Voice is All I Hear, Leah Scheier Follow me via  Goodreads ,  Facebook ,  Bloglovin , and  Pinterest . Feel free to leave a comment.

Book Review: The Stars Never Rise, Rachel Vincent

Title: The Stars Never Rise Series: Untitled #1 Author: Rachel Vincent Published: 09/06/2015, Delacorte Books for Young Readers Pages: 368 Source: Netgalley and Delacorte Books Format: Ebook Rating: 5/5 Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she's too busy trying to actually survive. her town's population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago. When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she'll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes b the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie's sin has put her in serious trouble To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green ey

Book Beginnings, The Friday 56 and Feature and Follow (5 June)

Book Beginnings is a meme hosted every Friday by  Rose City Reader  where you share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.  Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

Book Review: Saving London, Taylor Dawn

Title: Saving London Author: Taylor Dawn Published: 09/06/2015, Booktrope Pages: 288 Source: Review copy from publisher Format: Ebook Rating: 3/5 The List. That Signified Finality.  The Journey. That Would Span The Globe. The Sacrifice. That Would Decide The Outcome. The Choice. That Could Unleash Evil On Earth. The End Is Only The Beginning... "You have terminal cancer." London Patterson, a seemingly healthy young woman, had her entire life ahead of her. That was until four little words brought everything to a screeching halt. As the shock and grief begin to fade, London decides to map out her last year and embark on an epic journey to complete a bucket list. She wants to do the things she's been afraid to do in her life, step out of her self-contained box, and see the world. What she didn't expect was for a mysterious stranger named Adam to breeze into her life like a breath of fresh air. Adam offers to help London complete her list on one condition.... tha

Monthly Summary - May 2015

May was a great month for reading, I read 9 books which I am very happy about. This has taken my total to 24  books so far this year. My favourite book this month was Wallbanger by Alice Clayton. I have not read anything so funny in a long, long time. My TBR is sitting at 251  books. I had a clear out and got rid of a good few books that I will most likely never read. I don't even know why I put them there in the first place. Apart from working both my jobs, I didn't really have much on. Although I did go to a friend's 18th and I didn't no anyone apart from her (and her mum). I ended up sitting next to a bunch of her other friends and I have never felt older in my life - they were all in school and here's me out of university for a year. I also got my butt into gear and started going to the gym with my sister-in-law. She also dragged me along to a Circuit Class last week and Oh My Gosh! the pain I was in for the rest of the week was unreal. However, I'm d

Top Ten Tuesday: Adaptations I'd Love to See

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by  The Broke and The Bookish . This week's topic is top ten books I'd love to see as movies/TV shows.

Book Review: Wallbanger (Cocktail #1), Alice Clayton

Title: Wallbanger Series: Cocktail #1 Author: Alice Clayton Published: 13th August 2013 (originally 2012), Gallery Books Pages: 365 Source: Bought Format: Paperback Rating: 5/5 The first night after Caroline moves into her fantastic new San Francisco apartment, she realizes she's gaining an intimate knowledge of her new neighbor's nocturnal adventures. Thanks to paper-thin walls and the guy's athletic prowess, she can hear not just his bed banging against the wall but the ecstatic response of what seems (as loud night after loud night goes by) like an endless parade of women. And since Caroline is currently on a self-imposed dating hiatus, and her neighbor is clearly lethally attractive to women, she finds her fantasies keep her awake even longer than the noise. So when the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts Simon Parker, her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. The