May & June 2014 on Lipsyy Lost & Found

I’m not really sure what happened to the May round-up, I think I just ran out of time. So better late than never, here’s everything that’s been going on around here in the last two months.

Total Posts: 23 (May); 22 (June)

New WP Followers: 25; 15

Books Read & Reviewed:
MAY (5)

  • Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie, 3/5 (Review)
  • You’re the One That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher, 3/5 (Review)
  • After Wimbledon by Jennifer Gilby Roberts, 4/5 (Review)
  • The Unicorn Thief by R.R Russell, 2/5 (Review)
  • Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, 5/5 (Review)

JUNE (5)

  • Braineater Jones by Stephen Kozniewski, 4/5 (Review)
  • The One by Kiera Cass, 4/5 (Review)
  • The Prisoner of Brenda by Bateman, 3/5 (Review)
  • The Apple Tart of Hope by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, 4/5 (Review)
  • Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon, 4/5 (Review)
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    Read but not yet reviewed:

    • Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
    • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer – Reread challenge
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    Friday Features:

    MAY

    • The Best Children’s Books of the Last 100 years part 1 (View Post)
    • The Best Children’s Books of the Last 100 years part 2 (View Post)

     
    JUNE

     

    Guest Posts/ Promos:

     
    Most Viewed Posts:

    • Top Ten Tuesday: Books Read This Year so Far (View Post)
    • WWW Wednesday 08.06.14 (View Post)
    • Braineater Jones by Stephen Kozeniewski (View Post)
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      ARCs/Giveaways:
      I’ve been trying not to request many ARCS but I did get approved for these ones….

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      *BOOK OF THE MONTH – MAY*

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      *BOOK OF THE MONTH – JUNE*

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      *BEST COVER*

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      *MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS MONTH*

      This July/August I am focusing solely on books on my TBR pile for the TBR reading challenge in which I’m massively behind! The Princess Bride has been on the top of the list for so long.

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March 2014 on Lipsyy Lost & Found

Well that was another ridiculously quick month. Nearly all the books I read were ARCs in an attempt to catch up, so this month I’m looking forward to reading some of the books on my shelves. I also went to my first book launch, and got a pay rise at work. Winning!

Total Posts: 24

New WP Followers: 25

Books Read & Reviewed (8):

  • Frog Music by Emma Donoghue, 3/5 (Review)
  • Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking #3) by Patrick Ness, 4/5 (Review)
  • Zombies Vs Unicorns by Various, 3/5 (Review)
  • Blood Orange Soda by Michael Larranaga, 2/5 (Review)
  • The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh, 4/5 (Review)
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer, 5/5 (Review)
  • Eden Forest, 3/5 (Review)
  • Kissing With Fangs by Ashlyn Chase, 2/5 (Review)

Friday Features:

  • We Need to Talk About…reviewing books in a series (View Post)

Guest Posts:

  • Jennifer Gilby Roberts – The inspiration behind her novel, After Wimbledon. (View Post)

Most Viewed Posts:

      1. Top Ten Tuesday: Popular Authors I’ve Never Read (View Post)
      2. Top Ten Tuesday: Things on my Bookish Bucketlist (View Post)
      3. We Need to Talk About…Reviewing Books in a Series. (View Post)

    Books Purchased/ ARCs Received:

    I FINALLY got round to buying these beauties. I love that they are all blue-ish too. So pretty, I just want to stroke them.

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    And I was really good as far as Netgalley is concerned and only requested this:
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    The author is mainly famous for being Tom from Mcfly’s other half and this is her second novel. I didn’t read her first one, Billy and Me but it got some decent reviews so I thought I’d give it a go. It looks like a fun spring/summer read.

    *BOOK OF THE MONTH*

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    *COVER OF THE MONTH*

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    *MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS MONTH*

    THIS. FINALLY.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read Before I Started Blogging…

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish (click the image to visit them) who pick a different topic each week. This week the topic is a freebie. We could pick a previously done topic, one we missed or something chosen at random. I don’t fancy revisiting any previously done topics just yet, and I’m sure there’s loads of good ones I missed but what I really want to do is Top Ten Books I Read Before Blogging That I Wished I’d Reviewed!

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The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson: I had a love/hate relationship with this book. From what I remember I loved the present day story but got a but bored by the flashbacks. I wish I’d reviewed this as it was a really interesting read even though I only gave it 3 stars on Goodreads.

Dirty Angels by Andrew Clover: I remember really loving this book but I can’t remember a thing about it – it only has TWO reviews on Goodreads and it doesn’t even have a synopsis!????

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes: I loved this too, but a few of my friends read it and hated it. Why did I love it so much?

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky: I wish I’d reviewed this before the film came out. I had been wanting to read Perks for about six years before I actually picked up a copy and it broke/melted my icy heart! But now all I can think about is the AWFUL film which everyone else seemed to enjoy. No.

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson: I have kind of reviewed this in a Favourites Friday post, but I wish I’d written my thoughts down about it at the time.

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Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion: Again, I wished I’d reviewed this before I saw the film – which I didn’t hate, but I definitely preferred the book. The film was much more light-hearted than I found the book. I did a very short Goodreads review before I started blogging.

The Gates by John Connolly: I will get the opportunity to review this for my Rereads Challenge so watch this space. This book was funny, clever, and just awesome.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan: I think this has been my favourite Green book to date, and maybe my favourite Levithan too. The characters have left a lasting impression on me but I can’t remember the ins and outs of the story.

Fevre Dream by George R. R. Martin: I knew about this book before I’d ever even heard of Game of Thrones, it’s a bizarre tale of a riverboat captain and a vampire. I remember it being really hard to get into but also too intriguing to put down. I’d like to give it another go at some point.

The End of Mr Y by Scarlett Thomas: Scarlett Thomas is one of my favourite British authors and this is the first book of hers I read, falling in love instantly. I class it as a favourite but I’ve only read it once, and everyone that I’ve convinced to read it didn’t like it as much as I did….so maybe I was wrong?