Friday, June 23, 2017

Down the TBR Hole #2 + Giveaway


Down the TBR Hole is a meme/feature hosted by Lia (Lost in a Story). Hopefully this will remind me to read some of these long-lost, woeful books that have been sitting untouched, forgotten on these bookshelves of mine.

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

I've added a twist: if there are any books that I do decide to let go, I'm going to host a giveaway. First person who says they want it, gets it! Aussie only.

Let's get started!

Current TBR count: 441

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (46)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

[Review] Remind Me How This Ends by Gabrielle Tozer

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Publication (dd/mm/yyyy)27/03/2017
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 352
Source: Bought
Genre: YA | Contemporary

Violence | Sexual Content | Profanity

My Rating

My thoughts

So now this is the part where I start to post reviews of books that I missed out on reviewing back when I was away from the blog. I only read this book last month so thankfully this one won't be too difficult to revisit. Let me say that I was super excited for Remind Me How This Ends. First off, look at that cover! It is stunning, and I am reluctant to let go of this book simply because of the beautiful cover. Secondly, it is a #LoveOzYA title! I love to support local authors and I think all Aussie readers should make more effort to read more Aussie YA! Now, on to the review.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Series I Haven't Started Yet

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. I haven't done one of these posts in years, literally! This week's topic is pretty interesting, and definitely one that I could extend way beyond ten, but let's go with the recommended amount, shall we? Feel free to kick my butt into gear.

Monday, June 19, 2017

[Review] The Things I Didn't Say by Kylie Fornasier

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Publication (dd/mm/yyyy): 02/05/2017
Publisher: Penguin Australia
Pages: 311
Source: Library
Genre: YA - Contemporary (14+)

Violence | Sexual ContentProfanity

My Rating
Another #LoveOzYA gem <3

My thoughts

Somehow, I knew all along that I would fall in love with this book. An Aussie YA novel about a teen female protagonist with Selective Mutism (SM) and social anxiety struggles to find her ability to speak up? Yes, please! This is the book that I didn't even know that I needed. It was so powerful and raw and inspiring and eye-opening; Fornasier has written an important YA novel that will touch readers and improve their ability to empathise. Social anxiety, and SM, is not something that you can just get over; it's not that easy. This is the first time I've read a story revolving around a girl with SM and I felt like Fornasier really did justice in writing an accurate and sensitive portrayal of it.
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