Books I’m excited about this month: September 2014

We’re getting into the Autumn publishing season, and there’s loads of great books coming out soon. Here’s the ones I’m most excited about for September 2014:

The Bone Clocks

 Book: The Bone Clocks
 Author: David Mitchell
 Release Date: 02/09/2014

I honestly haven’t read any David Mitchell before, but just look at that cover. It’s beautiful. And he’s supposed to be  great, so I’m excited to read this.




The Beginners Guide to the Birds and the Bees Book: The Beginner’s Guide to the Birds and the Bees
 Author: Sophie Hart
 Release Date: 19/09/2014

I’ve got this one sat waiting on my NetGalley shelf to read next week, and it looks fabulous, so stay tuned for a review  before the release!




Shopaholic to the Stars

 Book: Shopaholic to the Stars
 Author: Sophie Kinsella
 Release Date: 25/09/2014

It’s Sophie Kinsella. It’s a new book. It’s a new Shopalohic book. I don’t think that requires further explanation, do you?!




A Place for Us Part 3

Book: A Place for us – Part 3
Author: Harriet Evans
Release Date: 30/09/2014

I read the first part last week and have been dying to know the outcome since. The second one is sat on my kindle to be read this week, so I’m already looking forward to the third part’s release!




UsBook: Us
Author: David Nicholls
Release Date: 30/09/2014

I haven’t actually read One Day yet, though it’s been shamefully sat on my shelf waiting for a few months. But I love the film, so I’ve know doubts the book will be even more wonderful. When I heard his new book was to be released in September, I’ve vowed to make myself read One Day beforehand, so I’m really looking forward to both of these for me!



Which books are you eagerly anticipating the release of in September?

Nearly #NetGalleyMonth

I’m taking part in NetGalley Month, organised but the fabulous Tay over at Chicks That Read.

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As NetGalley is such an incredible resource for us book bloggers & reviewers, we’re having a month to celebrate it, as well as get our perentages up. Our percentage is based on the amount of books we’ve been approved for that we’ve given feedback on. The higher the percentage, the more books you are likely to get approval on.

So basically, this month will be a win-win situation for everyone!

NetGalley wins, because we’re making a special effort to read and review as many books as possible.

We win, because we get to read all those delicious books, and improve our stats for further approvals.

You win, because we’ll be posting lots of fabulous reviews of new books for you to read!

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Book Review: A Place For Us – Part 1, by Harriet Evans

The day Martha Winter decided to tear apart her family began like any other day…

A Place for Us Harriet Evans

I would like to start by thanking Headline Publishing for approving me for a review copy on Net Galley, in return for an honest review. This review is for Part One in the four-part serialisation.

We are introduced to the Winter family and the family homestead of Winterfold, with chapters told from each different person’s point of view.

Martha Winter is the Mother & Grandmother, the pillar of the family that has always done her best to keep everyone together. But she has a secret, and it’s time for everyone to know. She invites the family to her 80th birthday party, with note that a special announcement will be made…

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

I knew it wouldn’t take long to swing my way, and sure enough, Mr and I were both nominated for the Ice Bucket Challenge yesterday, so for your viewing pleasure, here is our video!

PS. It was SO COLD and given my charming other half decided to drop it from such a height, it also bloody hurt! Haha 🙂

But it’s all for a fantastic cause, we’ve made our donations and you can too by texting ‘ICED55’ to 70070 to donate £5, or by clicking this link. You can also read up a little more on ALS here.

(Sorry for the poor quality video!)

Top Ten Books I Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday Topic from The Broke and the Bookish:

Top Ten Books I Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet

This is a tricky one as I went on a book haul this weekend and bought a load that I’ve been wanting for ages! So I’ll see if I can get to ten that I still don’t own… Continue reading

David Levithan #RainbowReads Winner!

What’s the best thing in the world? Books.
What can be better than books? Signed books.
So, free signed books? Well, that’s just AMAZING.

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Over the moon to have been selected winner of the #RainbowReads competition from Egmont Publishing! Thank you very much, Egmont, I can’t wait to read them all!

My Independent Bookshop

I recently posted a guest post from Rebecca Raisin, about her dream bookshop. My Independent Bookshop is run in collaboration with, and I think it’s a fantastic way to find new reading material and help out independent bookshops.

A Bit About Hive:
You love the ease and ability of shopping online while on the go – at home or at work. But you also don’t want to see your local bricks and mortar shops on the high street disappear. That’s where hive come in. With hive, every time you make a purchase, you’re also supporting a local independent bookshop by continuing to do what you love – buying your books and eBooks, online.

I chose the independent bookshop Walter Henry’s Bookshop in Bideford to connect to, as it’s one I’ve been in many a time when I was in Devon.

For me, owning a bookshop is something I’ve dreamed about all my life. Luckily, my Mr is a total bookworm too, with a similar vision – so who knows, maybe one day it will happen?

But for now, I invite you to step inside The Book Nook.

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Book Review: Pieces of You, by Ella Harper

‘The perfect marriage.
A devastating secret.
An impossible choice…

Pieces of You Ella Harper

I would like to start by thanking HarperCollins UK for approving for me for a review copy on Net Galley.

Now, I am actually not going to divulge much of the story line, even the blurb, as I actually recommend reading the book without knowing the blurb. It is entirely up to you, of course, but a critical event in the book is revealed, which I felt would have had greater effect if I didn’t know.

Here’s the bit you can know, as it’s there from the word go: Lucy was always sure of one thing – her future with husband and soulmate Luke. But after eight long, heartbreaking years trying to have a baby, that future is crumbling before her eyes.

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Deep Breath

What did every one make of the Doctor Who Season Premier???

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I really wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about Capaldi, but I think I’m really going to like him.

I think it’s such a fresh take on The Doctor compared to the last few seasons, that he’s different enough to enjoy in his own right. I can’t lie, I miss 11, and I was begrudged to see him go. But then, I was begrudged to see David Tennant go and Matt Smith start, but I quickly loved him just as much – likewise when Tennant replaced Eccleston. I still continue to miss various aspects of the previous, but I find new love for the new doctor, and I think Capaldi will earn his place there too.

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