Currently-Reading Friday! - (16/2/2018)
In the past couple of weeks, I haven't been uploading these posts. Part of this was that for the majority of January I wasn't really reading much and didn't have anything to update you on. Another part was that after having school all week, by Friday I'm just so tired that I can't keep my focus long enough to do these posts. Last week, I wrote the majority of the post and meant to finish it off, but just forgot about finishing and uploading it, so I ended up just binning it. I'm back this week though! It is currently Saturday as I'm writing this, so it is late, but I just really want to write and get up a post. I've been neglecting my blog in the past week or so, but hopefully I can get back on track soon and maybe start a schedule to help me stay on track.
Anyway, I'll talk about that in more detail in another post, because right now I need to tell you about my reading week.
This week was the Contemporary-A-Thon and I decided I would take part, but loosely as I did have school. I was going to post a TBR, but things got on top of me and I hadn't really planned a book for each challenge because I knew I wouldn't complete them all. I just sort of used the books I was currently reading and tried to match them to as many challenges as I could. Due to me taking part in the readathon, I was hoping to read more, but I just ended up sorting of only reading one or two books, but I'll tell you about them now.
Carry on reading!
Finished Reading (Since 9/2/2018):
Hetty Feather's Christmas by Jacqueline Wilson
Date Started - 10/2/2018
Date Finished - 10/2/2018
Last week I finished my reread of the Hetty Feather series and finally read Little Stars for the first time. Seeing as I was still longing for more of Hetty, I decided to jump straight into this short novella. Even though it's no longer Christmas, this still made me feel quite festive.
It's a short story all about a Christmas that Hetty had while at the Foundling Hospital. It also crosses over to Jacqueline Wilson's new series starting with Clover Moon. I haven't yet read Clover Moon, but after seeing glimpses of her character in this, I can't wait to pick it up and hopefully soon.
Synopsis: Cosy up for Christmas with this brand-new festive story, starring everyone's favourite Victorian foundling, Hetty Feather!
An unexpected gift leads to trouble for Hetty on Christmas Day at the Foundling Hospital, and the dreaded Matron Bottomly is delighted to have an excuse to exclude Hetty from the festive celebrations. Poor Hetty is distraught – but just when it seems that all is lost, a dear friend arrives to whisk her away for a Christmas unlike any other . . .
Full of friendship, fun and festive cheer, this beautifully-packaged hardback is complete with stunning illustrations by Nick Sharratt and fabulous bonus material featuring fun facts about the Victorian Christmas. The perfect stocking-filler for every Jacqueline Wilson fan.
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34740996-hetty-feather-s-christmas#
BD - https://www.bookdepository.com/Hetty-Feather-s-Christmas/9780857535535
Am I Normal Yet? (The Spinster Club #1) by Holly Bourne
Date Started - 14/2/2018
Date Finished - 16/2/2018
I picked this to read for a couple of the challenges for the Contemporary-A-Thon. I've read this book before as well as the second book in the series, How Hard Can Love Be? and absolutely loved both. I was originally just going to read the third book, What's A Girl Gotta Do? for the readathon as I haven't yet read it, but I had a sudden urge to reread the first two books first and well, here we are now!
Once again I absolutely loved this book. It makes me all emotional and I just love everything about it. It touches on some quite difficult topics and Holly could easily avoid these all together and write about a completely different character, but instead creates a realistic character and tackles these topics head on.
Though this probably wasn't the best choice for a readathon as it is quite long, I wanted to read it so I did. I'm really looking forward to reading the rest of this series and cry some more.
Synopsis: All Evie wants is to be normal. She’s almost off her meds and at a new college where no one knows her as the girl-who-went-crazy. She’s even going to parties and making friends. There’s only one thing left to tick off her list…
But relationships are messy – especially relationships with teenage guys. They can make any girl feel like they’re going mad. And if Evie can’t even tell her new friends Amber and Lottie the truth about herself, how will she cope when she falls in love?
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23592235-am-i-normal-yet?ac=1&from_search=true
BD - https://www.bookdepository.com/Am-I-Normal-Yet-/9781409590309
Wunderkids: Part 1 - Wildwood Academy by Jacqueline Silvester
On Page 32 of 316
I was sent this book for review, but haven' really had a chance to get that far into it. I'm off school this week, so I'm hoping I can get a bit further with it then.
Synopsis: 15-year-old Nikka is invited to attend Wildwood Academy, a prestigious but secret boarding school for talented youth located deep in the Californian mountains. Once there, Nikka quickly falls in love with her bizarre classes, the jaw-dropping scenery and... two very different boys.
However, Wildwood Academy has a dark and twisted secret, one that could cost Nikka the one thing she had never imagined she could lose, the one thing that money can’t buy. It is this very thing that Wildwood Academy was created to steal.
Nikka can stay and lose everything, or she can risk death and run.
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34659493-wunderkids?ac=1&from_search=true
BD - https://www.bookdepository.com/Wunderkids-Jacqueline-Silvester/9781999734602
Well that was the books I've read in the past week as well as the book I'm currently reading. This week coming up I hope to read some more of Wunderkids, start How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne before I take part in the Time Hop-A-Thon.
Let me know below what you're currently reading in the comments below!
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