I don’t know why I said that as if it were surprising. I’m part of a Jane Austen book club. I’ll be reading a classic every month 😆
But yes! This was the September book for the Austentatious Book Club. I’m actually so thrilled I managed to finish this on Friday night, considering the movie night for the TV film adaptation was on Saturday – I didn’t want to be spoiled! But I did it! *throws confetti*
So let’s talk about Persuasion!
Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Wordsworth Classics
Series Status: Standalone
Number of Pages: 199
Continue reading A slow but enjoyable trundle through Anne Elliot’s life in…Persuasion by Jane Austen
I feel like this review is just going to be all over the place. So many mixed feelings. So much confusion on how to word them.
Let’s talk about Kids of Appetite!
Title: Kids of Appetite
Author: David Arnold
Series Status: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Number of Pages: 331
Continue reading Not quite knowing how to handle the sheer strangeness of…Kids of Appetite by David Arnold
You knew this review was coming.
And you probably know how big a fan I am of everything Sarah J Maas writes, so you can probably guess which side of the love/hate scale this review is on.
But either way. Here’s my review!
Let’s talk about Empire of Storms!
Title: Empire of Storms
Author: Sarah J Maas
Series Status: The 5th book in the Throne of Glass series
Genre: Young/New Adult, Fantasy
Number of Pages: 689
Continue reading Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas | The story of how Sarah never fails to trap my heart and CRUSH IT (no spoilers – as always!)
So you might be thinking something along the lines of “Ashleigh…a review…of a COLOURING book? What?”
I know. It’s different. But there’s a story behind it.
But recently I joined the SocialBookCo Reviewing Programme. This is a site that compares all the different prices of books from different retailers, showing you where you can buy each book for the cheapest price. And then there’s the reviewing side – If you join their programme, there are opportunities for you to be sent books for free in exchange for an honest review by a given date.
That was quite a flimsy summary of the website – I’m not too great at explaining things. But basically, SocialBookCo sent me this colouring book in exchange for a review, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it because I didn’t think I’d get this book for months! So thank you!
Is it even possible to give spoilers for a colouring book?
Let’s talk about the Throne of Glass Colouring Book!
Title: Throne of Glass Colouring Book
Author: Original story by Sarah J Maas, Illustrated by Yvonne Gilbert , John Howe & Craig Phillips
Series Status: Companion colouring book to the Throne of Glass series
Genre: Colouring, Young Adult, Fantasy
Number of Pages: 96
Continue reading The Throne of Glass Colouring Book REVIEW – A very different kind of review, but an interesting one to say the least
This book was on my radar from the very first second I heard about it. That being after bookcon, when watching booktube videos and seeing the flip book formatting.
I wanted it immediately.
And while I didn’t get it immediately – I didn’t expect to get it until it was released – I DID get it pretty soon after. So that, I was thrilled about.
Let’s talk about Replica!
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Genre: Young Adult, SciFi
Series Status: The 1st book in a duology
Number of Pages: 542 (approximately)
Release Date: October 6th 2016
Continue reading Replica by Lauren Oliver | Giving “there’s two sides to every story” a whole new meaning
How long did it take me to pick up this book?
Well, I’ve owned it for many months. Only now have I actually gotten round to reading it. And WOW, am I glad I did!
Let’s talk about Six of Crows!
Title: Six of Crows
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Indigo / Orion Children’s Books
Series Status: The 1st book in the Six of Crows duology
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Adventure
Number of Pages: 491
Continue reading Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo | In which I dangerously tuck every single character into my heart forever
I was considering not doing this haul. I mean, two of the books I was sent for review and have probably never been heard of. Four of them are classics. And only one is popular YA. So I didn’t think anyone would be interested.
But then I told myself “Stop being ridiculous. I’m excited about having these books, so I’ll share it. I’m not here just to talk about the ‘popular’ books – I’m here for all books.”
So here I am. With probably the most random assortment of books I’ve ever gotten.
Also I apologise in advance for the dodgy lighting in these photos. I had to improvise with …with…unnatural yellow lighting *GASPS* THE HORROR!
Here are the books I got in the month of August!
Continue reading August Book Haul – Probably the most random assortment of books I’ve gotten in a long time
Why have all the reviews I’ve done lately been rubbish? Rating-wise, not that actual reviews (though probably that too).
*sigh* I suppose it happens sometimes.
Hopefully after this book, my reading choices will pick up a bit. Because this is the lowest rating I’ve given in a loooooong time.
Let’s talk about Bridget Jones’s Diary!
Title: Bridget Jones’s Diary
Author: Helen Fielding
Publisher: MacMillan General Books
Genre: Contemporary, Chick Lit
Series Status: The 1st in the Bridget Jones series
Number of Pages: 310
Continue reading The story of how I really didn’t get along with the miserableness of Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
Okayy, this month did actually speed by for once. That’s not happened for a while. But this time it feels like I literally only just wrote my July Wrap Up…so strange.
I had a bit of a weird reading month. I felt like I didn’t read anything? But I very obviously did. I don’t know what August did to me.
As always, this is going to be a long post, so get comfy and enjoy!
Continue reading August Wrap Up – The result of a month doing absolutely nothing
I always feel like I have to apologize for not liking a book as much as I’d hoped. Especially when it was sent to me. *sigh* No book is for everyone though, right?
Probably doesn’t help that I was going through a bit of a slump. I’m baring that in mind when it comes to this review.
Let’s talk about The Future of the Past!
Title: The Future of the Past
Author: C.S. Morgan
Publisher: Double Dragon Publishing
Series Status: The 1st book in a series (I think)
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
Number of Pages: 203
Continue reading A really interesting plot idea but noticeable lack of emotion in…The Future of the Past by C.S. Morgan