Sunday, 27 September 2015

Sunday Post 27th September 2015

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer, it's a chance to post a recap on the past week, show the books we have received and share what we plan for the coming week. Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea and the aim is to show our newest books and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops or downloaded on to their e-reader. As always you can click on any of the pictures to be taken to the Goodreads page for that book if you're interested in finding out more about it.

Last Week on the Blog:
Reviews:

Books We Got This Week:
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman: I have already read this and I did really enjoy it, I thought it was quite funny.
The Heartless City by Andrea Berthot: I received a copy from the publisher for review through NetGalley and I am planning to read it very soon so I can get the review up in October since this seems like a Halloween read!

Reading Update:
Ann:
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops More Weird Things Customers Say in BookshopsJust Like the Movies (If Only . . ., #7)
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell: 5 stars. This was hilarious and I couldn't stop laughing.
More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell: 5 stars. Even funnier than the first.
Just Like The Movies by Kelly Fiore: 4 stars. This was a very good book although it was annoying when it spoiled the ending of a few films that I have yet to watch.

Clare:
I had quite a good reading week this week. I wasn't feeling overly well which meant I didn't do a whole lot other than read. And then I had one night where my insomnia would not let me sleep at all and I finished five books, which was good for my TBR pile not so great for my sleeping pattern.
Maid of Wonder (Maids of Honor #3)The Singular and Extraordinary Tale of Mirror and Goliath (The Peculiar Adventures of John Loveheart, Esq. #1)The Contrary Tale of the Butterfly Girl (The Peculiar Adventures of John Loveheart, Esq. #2)Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, WitchBest Friends ForeverThe Language of FlowersNot Without YouEmber IslandLighthouse BayAlways the BridesmaidIt Felt Like a KissThe Dish
Maid of Wonder by Jennifer McGowan: 3.5 stars. I do have my full review for this up here but essentially the history and the mystery were great, the romance not so much.
The Singular & Extraordinary Tale of Mirror & Goliath by Ishbelle Bee: 4.5 stars. When I say this may be the most bizarre book I have ever read I am not remotely kidding. This was weird and dark and twisted beyond belief. I have a full review up here.
The Contrary Tale of the Butterfly Girl by Ishbelle Bee: 4 stars. If possible this was even weirder than the first book but still very very enjoyable.
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman: 3.5 stars, I thought this was funny and interesting and I liked the characters.
Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner: 3 stars. I very nearly got rid of this recently and then just about decided to keep it. I thought the suspense element could have been played up a little and maybe less of an emphasis on the past events because although they did eventually become relevant some of the childhood stuff was just boring.
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh: 4 stars. I really enjoyed this more than I expected to. I loved the main character and the language of flowers fascinated me. Who knew Tansy means "I declare war on you"? I will have my full review up for this next week.
Not Without You by Harriet Evans: 3 stars. I liked the present day story more than the past one but ultimately didn't like how things were wrapped up. The mystery was way too easy to solve.
Ember Island by Kimberley Freeman: 3.5 stars. I really liked the past story, the present day story was less compelling but I still liked the story.
Lighthouse Bay by Kimberley Freeman: 2.5 stars. I'm fairly sure this was just a case of this book not being for me. I didn't connect with the characters or the story although the writing was good. 
Always the Bridesmaid by Lindsey Kelk: 4 stars. Very funny, with great characters and the relationship between the three friends was really well done. If I had one complaint it's that Tom really didn't get much page time.
It Felt Like a Kiss by Sarra Manning: 3 stars. I thought this was good and it was an enjoyable way to spend a few hours but I'm just more and more sure that Sarra Mannings books aren't really my thing. I always feel slightly disengaged from them which is a shame.
The Dish by Stella Newman: 3.5 stars. Strong beginning and middle but the end sort of started to drag for me. Overall I really enjoyed it though and would look forward to more by Stella Newman.

Classics Update:
Little Women (Little Women, #1)The Wings of the Dove
Ann: I've taken a break from reading this as I've been struggling with balancing school and reading. It is likely I will have to read this through October as well.
Clare: I have now finished Wings of the Dove and will have my final thoughts and my selection for October in our Wrap Up & TBR next week.



Next Week on the Blog:
  • October Releases
  • Top Ten Books to Read if You Like...
  • Tuesday Teasers
  • Top 5 Banned Books You've Read
  • Wednesday Catch-Up
  • Friday Reads
  • September Wrap Up & October TBR
Upcoming Reviews:
  • The Singular & Extraordinary Tale of Mirror and Goliath by Ishbelle Bee
  • Just Like The Movies by Kelly Fiore
  • The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • Prima Donna by Karen Swan

4 comments:

vvb32 reads said...

Need a good laugh, I may have to try Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops. Enjoy your fantastic haul.

Veronica Morfi said...

Yay for Good Omens, I hope to read it soon, I've only heard great things about it. Also, I've never read a Pratchett or Gaiman book before. Enjoy all your new books.

Clare Stone said...

Its definitely good for a laugh! Thanks for visiting

Clare Stone said...

I've read a couple of Terry Pratchett before (The Hogfather is great - I read it at Christmas last year) but I've only read Stardust by Neil Gaiman. I did really enjoy Good Omens! Thanks for visiting

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