My brother got married at the weekend (which explains the brief radio silence on the blog) and there was a fun-filled Bout of Books which means I’m way behind on writing reviews. With 16 books read (of varying lengths) I’m back to last year’s pace…but can I keep it up?

Here’s what made it onto the blog…


5 stars awarded to: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill, The Glass Republic by Tom Pollock, The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon + The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker.

Disappointed with: The Last Banquet by Jonathan Grimwood + The Cambodian Book of the Dead by Tom Vater.

Read and awaiting review: The Best Book in the World by Peter Stjernstrom, The A26 by Pascal Garnier, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black, Winter’s Passage by Julie Kagawa, The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa + Tempt the Stars by Karen Chance.

Blogged about:

James Dawson popped by to tell us how to survive a horror film and my Night School binge inspired a top ten boarding schools list.

Memes, events + challenges:
Win Tudors by Peter Ackroyd
Bout of Books 8.0
Incoming! (4th August)
Incoming! (11th August)
Bout of Books 8.0 Goals + Updates
Incoming! (25th August)
Books to Movies Giveaway Hop
Win Earth Star by Janet Edwards!