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Monday, June 26, 2017

IMWAYR-26/06/2017

I actually got a decent amount of reading in this week- because I was travelling by train, which gave me a lot of time to read (12 hours)! I'm linking up with Kathryn @ Book Date for this post- thanks for hosting every week!

This week I finished reading "The Raven Boys" by Maggie Stiefvater. It's the first in the trilogy, and counts as one of my "Big Books" for the summer challenge. It's an interesting story, but I'm looking forward to the second book because I've heard that it's the best in the series.

I also finished reading "Unbecoming" by Jenny Downham. This was also one of my Big Books this summer. I loved this story- it was written extremely well and presented great points of view.


Another book I finished this week was "This is Where it Ends" by Marieke Nijkamp. I've been meaning to read this book for an extremely long time- and I'm so glad I finally did. I was crying by the end of the book; it was so emotional!

I'm currently reading "Secret Sisters" by Joy Callaway. This is the first book I've received from Edelweiss for review- so I'm very excited about it! The book is expected to be published on July 11th- so look out for my review sometime before July!

Next week, I'd like to read "Holding Up the Universe" by Jennifer Niven, and finally get started on the Sherlock Holmes Volume I book- which is 1000+ pages!

Here are my posts of the week: (not much blogging this week)
-Saturday Snapshot
-Gush in a Hurry
-Top Ten Tuesday 

26 comments:

  1. "This is Where it Ends" looks good...I'll keep it in mind for when I'm ready for a really emotional read!

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    1. You certainly should,Melinda! It's about an ex-student at a high school who takes all the students and teachers hostage in the school auditorium.

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  2. Yay for reading (even if it is on the train)! Looks like an interesting mix of reads- I know The Raven Boys is VERY popular.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Greg- I've been hearing so much about the Raven Boys that I finally decided to purchase the book!

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  3. I've always wanted to read This is Where It Ends. I hope you enjoy it.

    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

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    1. I certainly enjoyed it! It was so beautifully written that the transformation from a teenager in school to a teenager taken hostage by an ex-student was barely noticeable until the author began writing about the actual murder/hostage situation!

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  4. Oh my 12 hours on a train would give you a lot of time to read. Hope Secret Sisters is good, amazing how many books are about sisters. My read last week Almost Sisters was all about sisters plus the one I am listening to is about half sisters. Enjoy your reading this coming week.

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    1. Sister stories are certainly the best. This one is about a sorority more than actual familial sisters, but friends are our best sisters- because we choose them!

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  5. I heard Njikamp speak at BookExpo last month. Wow. If she writes as well as she speaks! Enjoy!

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-best-of-bookexpo.html

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    1. I'd love to hear Nijkamp speak! Her writing is amazing- and from your comment it seems that she's a fabulous orator as well.

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  6. Great selection of books! I'm dying to read The Raven Boys, and the cover for This Is Where It Ends is gorgeous :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. You definitely should try The Raven Boys- it's quite different from the usual alternate reality or different possibilities of government book. It's actually not those things at all!

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  7. Train rides are apparently good for reading! I tried The Raven Boys but couldn't get into it. I'll have to try again. I really liked her Shiver series. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kathy, and happy reading to you as well!

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  8. I'm glad to have the warning on This is Where It Ends - I was thinking about taking that one to the beach, but I don't want to be a sobbing mess! Think I'll save that one for a rainy day :)

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    1. It is definitely a rainy day read! Thanks for stopping by Casey!

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  9. I've heard great things about This Is Where It Ends, but I don't know if I can handle it as a mom!

    Have a great week!

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    1. That might be a hard read for any parent!

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  10. Ooooh, I've heard so many amazing things about This is Where it Ends and I can't wait to check it out. And I'm so glad you loved The Raven Boys! That series is one of my favorites :)

    Asma @ IceyBooks

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    1. I can't wait to jump into the second book in the Raven Boys series!

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  11. Unbecoming is on my wishlist. It's been a busy week with a cracked toilet, day camp, and paperwork for cross country. Come see what I'm reading

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    1. Oh wow! That definitely doesn't leave much time for reading, now does it!

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  12. I really loved both The Raven Boys (the whole series is good) and Unbecoming, which was excellent on audio. I haven;t read This Is Where It Ends but it sounds wonderful!

    You are really rocking the Big Book Summer Challenge!

    Enjoy your books and your travels this week -

    Sue

    2017 Big Book Summer Challenge

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    1. I actually picked up Unbecoming because of your great review!

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  13. Ah, sorry, sorry. I'm a couple of weeks behind!

    I really need to try The Raven Boys. I've heard such good things! Glad you enjoyed it for the most part.

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    1. That's ok Di, Thanks for stopping by!

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