Sunday, 1 February 2015


First Class Post (79) & Weekly Recap

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First Class Post - because this post is first class!

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Check out Sunday mail memes:
Showcase Sunday on Books, Bisuits and Tea
The Sunday Post on Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Before I start, I'm toying with the idea of doing monthly recap from now on, rather than a post everyweek; all books received in the month as well as a recap of all posts and interesting things. What do you think? Do you prefer weekly or monthly? Let me know!

For review:

Roo the Roaring Dinosaur by David Bedford & Mandy Stanley - An unsolicited picture book, but one that looks quite sweet. Looking forward to giving it a read.

Oliver and Patch by Claire Freedman & Kate Hindley - Another unsolicited picture book, but it looks adorable! I really think I'm going to love this one.


Love Hurts by Malorie Blackman - This collection of short stories and extracts is supposed to have a range of diverse characters, which is the main pull for me. I'm bothered by the extracts, though. We'll see what I think.

We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach -  This is a 2015 YA debut, and it sounds really good! I am so intrigued by how this story will go, how these teenagers lives will be affected knowing the world is going to end. So looking forward to it!

Denton Little's Deathdate by Lance Rubin -This sounds so interesting! I'm really looking forward to this. Think it'll be good. (S&S Children's Books' edition is not on Goodreads yet, so edition linked to isn't the one I have.)

Some Kind of Normal by Juliana Stone -This one sounds like it will be really good! I enjoyed Stone's Boys Like You, so I'm hoping I'll enjoy this just as much!

Thank you to Simon & Schuster Children's Books, Random House Children's Books and Sourcebooks Fire for review copies and eProofs.


Inspired by Faye of A Daydreamer's Thoughts's Weekly Recap, here is a recap of my posts over the last week, and anything else I found interesting.


All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee Alexander

Two books read this week. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven was absolutely incredible! It's inspiring and heartbreaking, and just wonderful! I completely fell in love with Finch! Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee Alexander was a sweet story, but left me disappointed. I just wasn't as emotionally invested in the romance as I could have been.

Other posts:

Top Ten Tuesday

This week's Top Ten Tuesday was on Top Ten Books I'd Love To Read If I Had a Book Club.

I also posted a discussion on Comparing Books Within Trends.


A Daydreamers Thoughts' UKYA Book Blogger Awards

I have been shortlisted for the Welcoming Committee award in A Daydreamer's Thoughts' UKYA Book Blogger Awards! Thanks too all who nominated me!

Apparently the UKYA Blogger Awards shortlist should be announced this coming week! So exciting! :D


  1. I have Love and other Unknown variables on my TBR! I hope to have better luck than you did :/ It sounds like you had a great week though! Here is my weekly recap!!

    1. I do too! It's not a bad story, I just wasn't as emotionally invested in it as I would have liked. Hope you enjoy it! :)

  2. Great books this week! Netgalley is so tempting and I always seem to overdo it. Enjoy your new reads and have a great week!

    1. Thank you! I don't normally find that many books I want to read on NetGalley, so this week was pretty good for me! :) Cheers!

  3. Nice haul this week. I've heard a lot of great things about All the Bright Places. I hope you enjoy your new reads.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

    1. All the Bright Places is absolutely amazing! I loved it! Thank you! :)