Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag

So I wasn’t tagged in this but saw a few other people do this last month on Scorpio Book Dreams and ambsreads and thought it would be good to look back at my reading year so far. The tag was first created over on A Book so Fathomless here.

1. Best Book You’ve Read This Year?

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This is always such a hard question as I read such a variety of books but the top ones that I don’t mention elsewhere in this post would be Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman (Review here) and All The Rage by Courtney Summers (Review here).

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July TBR 2018

This month’s TBR is going to be a little different. I don’t want to put any pressure on myself to read any specific books so I have just chosen a big selection of books that I will be choosing from this month. I don’t want to completely get rid of my monthly TBR because having all the books to choose from often overwhelms me and I end up feeling incapable of picking something. However, I also don’t want to feel too restricted when selecting a book to read so have picked 12 books that I know I won’t get through but hopefully some will take my fancy.

I have also have not got any YA on my TBR this month apart from the ARC of Bookshop girl which I have already started. I feel I have been oversaturated with YA over the last few months due to being approved for lots of YA ARCs on NetGalley. As much as I love it, I do have wider reading tastes and would like to take the chance to enjoy some more adult fiction this month.

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June Reading Wrap-Up 2018

Argh! This post is very, very late – how is it already approaching the middle of July?! Unfortunately, June flew by even quicker than May did and I fell into an even bigger reading slump. I managed to finish an audiobook and finish reading Strange The Dreamer at the beginning of the month and then went on to read an ARC of A Thousand Perfect Notes. However, other than that I have hardly been reading at all which means I also have hardly been blogging. I think I can easily identify the reason for this as I have become completely addicted to Love Island which means I am spending my free time in the evenings watching telly much more than reading at the moment. I also have got into listening to podcasts again so I am not even listening to any audiobooks at the moment. I don’t want to put any pressure on myself but I am hoping that I will pick up some really good books in July that get me back into reading as Summer is normally the time I read the most.

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Review: A Thousand Perfect Notes by C G Drews

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Title: A Thousand Perfect Notes
Author: C G Drews
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Date: 7 June 2018
Pages: 282
Genres: YAContemporary

Rating: ★★★★☆

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*I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was an utterly heartbreaking and harrowing portrait of domestic abuse that was beautifully written and managed to end on a hopeful note. It was written in a way that was incredibly relatable even to those of us lucky enough to have never experienced abuse of this kind.

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June TBR 2018

I had such a poor reading month last month that I hardly made a dent in my TBR so this month’s TBR looks similar to last month’s. I have actually finished Truly Madly Guilty today and am almost finished with Strange The Dreamer so I already know they will be done by the end of the month. The next audiobook I have lined up is Swing Time by Zadie Smith and I would like to read ARCS of A Thousand Perfect Notes and Bookshop Girl quickly as they are released very soon. I also really want to read After The Fire after finding out it had won The Bookseller’s YA Book Prize last week.

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