Tuesday, 6 September 2011

I'm Back and Summer Reading!

I looked a bit like this a few weeks ago-
only it was a lot colder and less sunny!
Hey everyone! You may have noticed that I hadn't posted for a few weeks until yesterday and that's because I decided to take a bit of a break this summer to spend time with my friend from Italy who stayed for the month and get used to my new job. I had a really fun summer holiday in Cornwall and although I didn't get in nearly as much reading as I hoped, I did read some brilliant books. However I'm glad to say that I'm back now because I definitely missed blogging!

Here's what I read:

Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Septys

Just Listen by Sara Dessen

Daughter of Xandu by Dori Jones Yang

Velvet by Mary Hooper 

Boys Don't Cry by Malorie Blackman

Beautiful Days by Anna Godbersen (review later this week) 

In other news, I did my first ever guest post over at Rebecca Books as part of her summer themed week last month on the topic of summery covers. Rebecca has a wonderful blog and this week had a great line up of posts so if you're interested, go and check out my post here.

I've got a few reviews planned but posts might not be as regular as usual in the next few weeks as I get used to the extra school work I'll be getting from starting GCSE courses. So, things should be back to usual soon but just bear with me for the moment!


  1. So glad you read a Sarah Dessen book. I also have a cover of Beautiful Days but I'm yet to read it.
    Looking forward to those reviews :)

  2. Glad you enjoyed it! Want to see your review for Boys Don't Cry-I loved it! She's coming in November, right?
    Can we have a comment chat cos the one that's been going on on my blog is so depressing....Enjoying school now?

  3. Glad you're back! I read Boys Don't Cry too, it's amazing! I must read Shades of Gray soon! Off to check out you're guest post now!

  4. Welcome back! Sounds like you had a fun summer holiday :) And you read some great-sounding books! I've heard good things about Daughter of Xanadu - what did you think of it?

  5. Welcome back - I hope you had a good holiday! I really want to read Shades Of Gray and Just Listen, and I have read Boys Don't Cry and that was fantastic. I am starting my GCSE's too :'(

  6. Yay! Glad your back Stephanie! I was wondering where you'd got to, looks like you read some great books can't wait to see the reviews :)

  7. You were so missed!! I'm glad you're back and that you had a fun time while you were away. Psst, I'm running a giveaway you might like to check out :) I'm looking forward to reading your review for Daughter of Xanadu.

  8. Oh that's a great list of books ! =)


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