This Month in Books (June 2015) & July Releases

Oh what to say about June!

June and July always seem to be the busiest months for me, trying to make the most of our very limited British summer time. This year was no different. I’ve been uber busy with work, and catching up with friends in the sun. I also got a proper holiday this year (thanks to my parents), and spent ten days on the coast of Mallorca, Spain. It was great. And now it’s all about the tennis!

But, on to the blog stats…

June 2015 Stats

Total Posts: 14 (-3 from last month)

Books Read: 7 (+ 1)
The Almost King ~ Lucy Saxon
Cruel Summer ~ James Dawson
Fearless ~ Devon Hartford
The Testimony of a Hanged Man ~ Anne Granger
There is No Dog~ Meg Rosoff
Badjelly the Witch ~ Spike Milligan
The Bones of You ~ Debbie Howells

The Breakdown:
Genres: YA (3/7); Children’s (1/7); Thriller (2/7); Romance (1/7); Historical Fiction (1/7)

Formats/Sources: Advance Copy (2/7); Digital (4/7); Hardback (2/7); Paperback (1/7); Owned (3/7); Borrowed (2/7)

Most Surprising: Fearless
Most Disappointing: There is No Dog
Most Exciting: The Bones of You
Most Swoon-worthy: Fearless
Most Beautifully Written: The Bones of You

Reviews: 5 (=)

  • Charlie, Presumed Dead by Anne Heltzel, 3/5 (View)
  • The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton, 4/5 (View)
  • Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas, 4/5 (View)
  • The Almost King by Lucy Saxon, 3/5 (View)
  • Cruel Summer by James Dawson, 4/5 (View)

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July Releases

Here’s my pick of the July releases:


What are you looking forward to this month?

This Week in Books 01.07.2015


Welcome to my weekly post, where I sum-up what I’ve been up to in bookland the past week.

It’s July…holy crap!

Another short version of TWIB this week, guys, because I’ve been super busy and haven’t added anything new to the shelves or the wishlist, which is good and bad all at the same time!


Now: The Ring of Morgana (The Children of Camelot #1) ~ Donna Hosie

I’m really loving this, I just haven’t had time to read it as much as I’d like!

I also started a new lunch-time read – Kiss Kiss by Roald Dahl, which is a selection of his short stories for adults. I’m on the fence thus far.

Then: The Bones of You ~ Debbie Howells

Loved it! It was released yesterday, and my review is here.

Next: ???

I know I keep saying this, but probably Horns by Joe Hill, and then I’m going to concentrate on my back-log of review requests for two months. I really need to clear them out, sorry, Lovely Authors!

So, that’s my (mini) week in books, now how about yours?

If you still do a similar WWW post (or just want to join in, leave your link/answers in the comments, OR why not tweet using #TWIB, and I’ll do my best to come and visit!