Sunday, 6 July 2014

Weekly Highlights: the 'July TBR' edition

Weekly Highlights is a feature borrowed from Faye of A Daydreamer's Thoughts, where I get to highlight my posts of the week, show you my new books and talk about bookish things! 

After the drama of YALC readathon, my reading has slowed somewhat this week, but still steady. I had an impromptu trip to the library and succumbed to a couple of books, see below. But apart from that, nothing much to report. Oh, about from I'm finally going to see The Fault In Our Stars movie this afternoon and I am so excited!

On The Blog
Review: Rage Within by Jeyn Roberts (4 stars)
Review: Geekhood: Mission Improbable by Andy Robb (4 stars)
Review: Lockwood and Co. by Johnathon Stroud (5 stars)

Currently Reading
Just finished The Distance Between Us by Kasie West last night, which was adorable and so very good. Next up is From What I Remember - only just started but good so far!

On My Bookshelf
From What I Remember by Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas
KYLIE: MEXICO WHAT? I should be putting the finishing touches on my valedictorian speech. Graduation is TODAY, and is this a wedding band on my finger.

MAX: It all started with Kylie's laptop and a truck full of stolen electronics. Okay, it was kind of hot, the way she broke us out like some chick in an action movie. But now we're stranded in Tijuana. With less than twenty-four hours before graduation. Awesome. 

WILL: Saving Kylie Flores from herself is kind of a full-time occupation. Luckily, I, Will Bixby, was born for the job. And when I found out she was stuck in Mexico with dreamy Max Langston, sure, I agreed to bring their passports across the border -- but there's no reason to rush back home right away. This party is just getting started. 

LILY: I just walked in on my boyfriend, Max Langston, canoodling with Kylie Flores, freak of the century. Still, I can't completely hold it against him. He NEEDS me. It's even clearer now. And I'm not giving him up without a fight.

The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
In downtown Manhattan there's a very special place. It might not look like much from the outside but if you enter and make your way down to the basement, you'll find something so amazing you won't believe your eyes. The Grimm Collection. It's mysterious and powerful, and in the wrong hands could be devastating ...

These two are my library haul from this week - I'm remembering to check the library before the book shops these days, which saves me money and helps the library boosts its numbers! Anyway, I spotted FWIR to continue my contemporary romance binge and picked up TGL because the TV show Grimm has just finished and I loved it. 

July TBR
Like I said, I'm on a bit of a contemp-romance roll, so after From What I Remember, I've got Nine Uses For An Ex-boyfriend by Sarra Manning, The Grimm Legacy, then maybe Shipwrecked before I go on to my early August review books: Let's Get Lost, The Moment Collector and Between The Lives. I think it's going to be a good reading month!


  1. From a What I Remember is so much fun! Enjoy!

  2. I hope you enjoyed TFIOS! And Im so glad you liked Lockwood! From What I Remember is also on my shelf, so look forward to your thoughts :-)