Friday 31 May 2013

Weekly Highlights: the Month of May edition

Obviously not a 'weekly' update but as May has been a busy one for me, and reviews and books have been slow because of making uni work a priority, I thought I'd save it all up for the end - like an explosion of bookish awesome!

Books read

The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
You Don't Know Me by Sophia Bennett
The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles
Fall of Night by Rachel Caine
All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Blood Calling by Joshua Grover-David Patterson

Not a great reading month, but in my defence, I had to hand in my dissertation, two essays and a presentation! Plus had a whole week where I was too ill to even pick up a book.

On My Bookshelf

The Originals by Cat Patrick - hand-me-down from Sophie
Fall of Night by Rachel Caine - read it straight away, finished in two days!
ACID by Emma Pass - could not resist this!

My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent
A Man for Summer by Ruby Laska
Ember X by Jessica Sorenson
Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens
Cupidity by Holly Hepburn
This Time Next Time by Gretchen Galway
Dying to Get Published by Judy Fitzwater
A Dark Kiss of Rapture by Sylvia Day
Hollow Earth by John and Carole Barrowman
Crossing the Line by Katie McGarry (novella)
Why Do Fools Fall in Love? by Louise Marley

Behind the Blog

The author of the Morganville series, Rachel Caine, came to Bristol on 10th May - me and Sophie from So Many Books, So Little Time, went up to meet her. She was really sweet and chatted with us both about her books and writing. And we also got a Morganville tote bag and a Morganville ID card!

In other news, I have finished university! I handed in my dissertation on the 17th, my last presentation on the 20th then I got a massive cold/flu-type thing that left me almost completely bedridden and too exhausted to realise I have nothing else to do with my life. Even without any job prospects, I do have volunteer work at my library and the Summer Ball to look forward to this summer, so I'll worry about the real world afterwards!


  1. I also bought ACID this month and am really looking forward to reading it because it sounds fab.

    Hope you're better now, Anya! Well done on finishing university!

    Would be interested in seeing your review of An Abundance of Katherines because it's the only book of John Green's that I haven't yet read.

    Best of luck for June!

  2. Congrats on finished university! And for getting in any reading at the same time :)