Sunday, 22 November 2015

Sunday Post 22nd November

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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.

I got back from my time away on Tuesday (thank you to both my brother and my best friend for letting me visit you!) I had a great time but I am still glad to be home. On Thursday me and Ann and our Mum went to see Mockingjay Part 2 at the cinema and I cried like a baby (unsurprisingly) and then of course on Saturday was Jenna Coleman's last episode of Doctor Who and I cried. Like a baby. Again. 

Last Week on the Blog:
Books We Got This Week:
The Widow's ConfessionBlack FiveGirl Last SeenSeven Ways We Lie
The Widow's Confession by Sophia Tobin: I loved her first book and I have been looking forward to this one.
Black Five by J. Lynn Bailey: Received from Netgalley. To be entirely honest I'm not completely sure what this is about. The plot sounds intriguing if potentially confusing and I love the cover.
Girl Last Seen by Heather Anastasiu and Anne Greenwood Brown: Received from Netgalley. I have been trying to get more into mysteries and thrillers lately and this sounds like a great one. It's not released until March so I may wait a bit before reading it.
Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate: Received from Netgalley. Again this isn't released until next year, but I love the sound of this. 


Reading Update:
Ann:
I was very busy with school work and everything this week and then I had a sleepover at my friends house so I didn't manage to finish anything this week.

Clare:
I had a really slow reading week this week. I basically haven't read anything since Wednesday because I just haven't been in the right mood for it. I am still reading Winter which I am loving but I am progressing very slowly with it. 
End of Days (Penryn and the End of Days, #3)Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)
End of Days by Susan Ee: 4 stars, I thought this was a really good ending to the series. I love all the characters and I enjoyed this.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: 5 stars, I absolutely loved this. It was so exciting and just all around great! I have a full review for this up.
Cress by Marissa Meyer: 4 stars, I was waiting to read these until Winter was released so I could avoid cliff-hangers (so glad I did). Really enjoyed this. I love Cress and Thorne. So very much.
Fairest by Marissa Meyer: 3 stars, I did pity Levana a bit but mostly she just acted so terribly. I think she is just all around crazy. Interesting but not amazing.

Classics Update:
The Turn of the ScrewThe Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Ann: I haven't really read any this week but I am planning on reading a bit today after doing a bit of homework.
Clare: I haven't read any of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame again this week. Which means I am way behind on finishing this but hopefully I will be able to finish it this month.

Next Week on the Blog:

  • Cover Characteristics: Fish
  • Wednesday Catch-Up
  • Top 5 Books We're Thankful For
  • Friday Reads

Upcoming Reviews:
  • Winter by Marissa Meyer
  • An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet

You can also find us on Goodreads (Ann and Clare) to keep up with what we are reading

8 comments:

Carey Fletcher said...

Life does tend to get in the way of our reading. :) I didn't manage to do much reading last week either. I've found a few books to add to my TBR list. Happy Sunday!

Greg said...

I was thinking of reading Don't Even Think About It for a while but never did, so nice to see your thoughts on it. Sounds fun! also I missed your Cover Characteristic post last week, so just went over and commented. Fun meme.

Looking forward to Mockingjay!

Christina T said...

I just watched Mockingjay Part 2 this afternoon. No tears but it was a close call. I did jump when the muttations showed up. They did a really good job with this movie. The acting was fantastic.

I hope to read Illuminae soon. I have it checked out from the library and I keep seeing so many positive reviews of it. I loved Winter. I think Thorne and Cress are my favorite couple from the series. Possibly because Thorne reminds me of a young Han Solo. :) I hope you get to finish it soon.

Clare Stone said...

I'm hoping to do much better with reading this week! I think it may have been partly just me being intimidated by how long Winter is. I am hoping once I finish Winter my reading will pick up a bit! Glad we could help add to your TBR!

Clare Stone said...

It was fun and really quick. I wouldn't say it's one of the best books I've ever read but it was good. I hope you get to see Mockingjay soon!

Clare Stone said...

I expected to cry way more than I actually did. But I am one of those people who cries at absolutely everything. I did think it was brilliantly done though I agree!
Yes! Read it soon it was so very good! And Thorne and Cress are probably my favourite too. I like how theirs is developing slower than some of the others. And Cress is all shy and Thorne is definitely a little bit Han Solo! I hadn't noticed that before!

Lisa Mandina said...

Hmm, that Black Five looks interesting! I'll have to check it out! I also loved End of Days and just finished it too. Hope you have a great week coming up!
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Clare Stone said...

I'm glad you enjoyed End of Days as well. I've seen some less than enthusiastic reviews but I thought it was a great end to the series! I hope Black Five is good, it certainly sounds interesting! Have a great week and thanks for visiting

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