Hey y’all

You are probably bored of hearing me say “I’m sick!” but guess what? I am still sick. The flare up of my Ulcerative Colitis continues – boo hiss – but I have had two blasts of my new medication so hopefully we will see some improvement soon.  Although last time I got my infusion I was called by the IBD nurse the day later to say that my haemoglobin levels have dropped dramatically (from 124 to 84) and I need an iron infusion. Three weeks later and I am still waiting on this. Sad and tiresome times.

Anywho, I have read quite a few books this month and here they are:

  • My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix (Hardback)
  • Your Turn To Die by Sue Wallman (Paperback)
  • After Me Comes the Flood by Sarah Perry (NetGalley Review Copy)
  • The Paris Effect by K. S. R. Burns (NetGalley Review Copy)
  • Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero (Paperback)
  • How Do You Like Me Now by Holly Bourne (NetGalley Review Copy)
  • Cover Up by Patricia Hall (NetGalley Review Copy)
  • Searching for Grace Kelly by Michael Callahan (NetGalley Review Copy)
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (Hardback)
  • I’d Rather Be Reading by Guinevere De La Mere (Hardback)
  • Men and Women Talking by Gloria Steinem (eBook)
  • Gloria Steinem: The Kindle Singles by Salamishah Tillet (eBook)
  • The Art of French Kissing by Brianna Shrum (NetGalley Review Copy)
  • The Suffragettes by Penguin Classics (eBook)
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell (eBook)
  • While I Was Sleeping by Dani Atkins (Paperback Review Copy)
  • The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes McCoy (NetGalley Review Copy)
  • Puddle Jumping by Amber L Johnson (eBook)
  • Hell on Wheels by Karen Mueller (eBook)

I managed to go up another percentage on NetGalley. Now I am at 40% – woohoo!

The two books that stood out for me this month were Holly Bourne’s How Do You Like Me Now? which was bloody brilliant. The other book was Dani Atkin’s When I Was Sleeping which blew me away. I am still not over it.

I went to a bookish event this month. My sister and I took my niece to Waterstones in Liverpool to see a reading of The Tiger Who Came for Tea. It was fun and super cute. I am glad I got to be there for my niece’s first visit to Waterstones.

Also this month I have embarked on a physical book buying ban. I lasted three weeks. I am actually rather proud of that.

Anywho, I hope you all have a great July filled with Bookish fun!

Lisa x

Hello Book Buddies,

How have you all been? Have you read anything interesting lately?

March has been a strange month for me. I’ve had periods of sickness which sucks but it has given me a chance to get some reading done.

I don’t feel like I have read enough this month, mainly because I am reading a book at the moment which held so much promise based on the blurb and the hype over the internet but I am not really enjoying it. I have about 100 pages left but I am really not excited about reading it. Sad times.

So here is what I read in March:

The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin (NetGalley Copy)

Kasey and Ivy by Alison Hughes (NetGalley Copy)

Everybody Hurts by Anthnoy McGowan and Joanna Nadin

The End of Loneliness by Benedict Wells (NetGalley Copy)

My Boyfriends Back by Chrissy Olinger (Short Story)

The Silver Collection by Carole Matthews (Short Story)

47 Hearts by Dr Mani Sivasbramanian (Short Story)

Sunshine at the Comfort Food Café by Debbie Johnson (NetGalley Copy)

Beach Combing by Emma Lee Potter (Short Story)

Weightless by Michele Gorman (Short Story)

101 Questions You Need to Ask in your Twenties by Paul Angone (NetGalley Copy)

Release by Patrick Ness

Rook by Anthony McGowan

Marilyn Monroe by Barbara Leaming

Freefall Summer by Tracy Barrett (NetGalley Copy)

Simon Vs. The Homosapiens Agenda by BeckyAlbertalli

She Caused a Riot by Hannah Jewell (NetGalley Copy)

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Sam and Isla’s Last Hurrah by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (NetGalley Copy)

Actually, on reflection that is a lot of books. Go team me.

As much as I have read a fair bit my NetGalley percentage hasn’t improved so that sucks but I am still trying to work my way through it.

I am currently deciding what book to read next. I am thinking The Frontman by Ron Bahar and also about having a re-read of Derby Girl by Shauna Cross.

Anywho, I hope you all have a splendiferous April filled with great books.

Love L x x