July & August Book Wrap Up & September TBR

Book Haul

In July I received copies of Cruel Broken Heart by Emma Haughton and These Shallow Graves from a friend, and then went to Yalc (The Young Adult Literature Convention in London) where I bought:

  • How Not to Disappear by Clare Furniss
  • Lies by Michael Grant (pre-signed)
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (pre-signed)
  • The Manifesto on How to be Interesting by Holly Bourne (which I got signed)
  • The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood (which I got signed)
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (which I got signed)

Here are a couple photos from Yalc, one of a wall of books, and one from a panel that I went to:

And here are photos of all the books and other things that I got from there:

In August I bought Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and got Beyond the Pleasure Principle by Sigmund Freud as an ebook on the Kindle app.

Reading Wrap Up

In July I read:

  • Binge by Tyler Oakley
  • Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
  • The Loneliness of Distant Beings by Kate Ling.

In August I read:

  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany
  • We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen
  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Here’s a photo of all those books (other than Binge because I read that as an audiobook):


I really loved all of the books that I read over these 2 months which was amazing, and I don’t think I can really pick a favourite but if I had to maybe Fangirl, just because it was the perfect time to read it around going to Yalc, as it was the book I read on the train there and back, and just fitted so well into how excited I was about it all.

September TBR

I’m going back to uni this September so I need to get through quite a lot of uni books but there’s also some readathons I want to take part in and non-uni books that I want to read.

There’s a YearAThon for books under 200 pages that I think I’m going to use to get through the samplers that I got from Yalc, a small poetry book, We Were Liars by E.Lockhart, and to finish Beyond the Pleasure Principle by Freud (a uni book). Then there’s a Duodecathon at the end of the month where I’d like to do the 1200 pages challenge and the favourite colour on a cover challenge but I’m not sure what books this will be with. One that I want to re-read at some point because I’m using it for my dissertation at uni is Scarlet by Marissa Meyer.

I’ll do wrap up posts for both of those readathons and maybe a couple review posts soon, so see you there ūüôā Comment below if you’ve read any of these books or about what you read in these months!


May Book Wrap Up & June TBR

May Reading Wrap Up

I’m actually not going to go into detail about the books that I’ve read this month because I’ve already talked about most of them in my exam reading wrap up and May Duodecathon wrap up:



But here are all of the books that I finished in May:

  • The Faerie Queene Book 2¬†by Edmund Spenser
  • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
  • The Bane Chronicles¬†by Cassandra Claire,¬†Maureen Johnson & Sarah Rees Brennan
  • The Duchess of Malfi¬†by John Webster
  • Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy¬†by Cassandra Clare,¬†Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman
  • Moby-Dick¬†by Herman Melville

May Book Haul

After my exams were finished I went and bought¬†Saint Anything¬†by Sarah Dessen and¬†Lady Midnight¬†by Cassandra Claire, then just read¬†Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy¬†as an ebook, but I’m not really counting that because I don’t want it as an ebook, so will buy the physical copy when that finally comes out.

June TBR

This is my first TBR post but just means ‘to be read’ and so here is what I am planning to read in June (although June has already started so I¬†have already read/started some).

For the Tome Topple Readathon (6th-19th) I want to read¬†Lady Midnight¬†by Cassandra Claire,¬†The Cuckoo’s Calling¬†by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling), and then I’d like to finish¬†Batman: Arkham Asylum¬†by Grant Morrison & illustrated by¬†Dave McKean.

I then want to read Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen before the June Duodecathon begins.

Finally, for the Duodecathon (24th-30th) I want to finish¬†Emma¬†by Jane Austen and then complete the spell out your name in books challenge by reading 2 books beginning with M and 1 beginning with A, but I’m not sure which ones yet as I want them to be quite short and I don’t really have any that are, so may just find some random cheap ebooks for those.


I’m not sure if I will keep doing posts like these, or if I want to do them differently, I just wanted to try it out as I think it’s fun, but my next post will probably be a wrap up for the Tome Topple Readathon, or a discussion post for one of the Cassandra Claire books.

Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon

So it has been 20 days since I last posted even though I said it would only be a week, but in this time, I finished my last piece of coursework for the year and have planned and begun my exam revision too.¬†I then decided to take part in Dewey’s 24-hour readathon for the first time both because I thought it would be fun and because I have a LOT of books to read in my revision.

The readathon began at 1pm here in England but I didn’t start until 7pm, yet on day 1 I finally managed to finish Everyman (by Anon), a play from the 15th century that I had been halfway through for months despite how short it is. I then read 6 chapters of Light in August (by William Faulkner) on audiobook before taking a break from uni books to¬†start The Rise of the Hotel Dumont (by Cassandra Claire and Maureen Johnson) which is one of the stories within The Bane Chronicles.

On day 2 I then finished The Rise of the Hotel Dumont before listening to another 6 chapters of Light in August until the readathon ended at 1pm again.

However, after the fun of the fun of the readathon I then didn’t want to wait until the next of Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathons in October so tracked down a list of readathons happening this year and there just happened to be another one on there starting today! So having finished a 24-hour readathon, I have now begun a week-long one: the Duodecathon¬†(which can be found here:¬†https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/156177-duodecathon).

Details for Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon for anyone who wants to join in October: http://www.24hourreadathon.com/

Hope any of you participating in the readathon had fun, and if you didn’t participate I would definitely¬†recommend it!