Bookshelf Tour #26 // Wonder by R. J. Palacio


I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?

I still can’t believe I haven’t read this book before. I wanted to read it since I started at my old bookshop in 2013 but in 2018 still haven’t. But I at least bought it now and it’s on top of my tbr.

Have you read Wonder? What are your thoughts on it? Are you planning on seeing the movie?


New to me authors in 2017 // #TopTenTuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. You can choose your Top Ten Everything based on the theme.

This week’s theme is: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2017

Jay Kristoff – Can you believe I haven’t read anything by him before??

Margaret Atwood – I’m so glad I finally got to read a book by Margaret Atwood last year. I absolutely loved her writing style

Sara Holland – I finished Everless a week ago and I’m in love

Naomi Alderman – Another empowering read in the past year

Katherine Arden – The Bear and the Nightingale was such an echanted read. I can’t wait to read more by her

JY Yang – The Red Threads of Fortune was one of my most fascinating books of 2017 and I can’t wait to read the read the other stories of them

What were your favourite new-to-you authors of 2017??

Bookshelf Tour #25 // Revenger by Alastair Reynolds


The galaxy has seen great empires rise and fall. Planets have shattered and been remade. Amongst the ruins of alien civilizations, building our own from the rubble, humanity still thrives.
And there are vast fortunes to be made, if you know where to find them.
Captain Rackamore and his crew do. It’s their business to find the tiny, enigmatic worlds which have been hidden away, booby-trapped, surrounded by layers of protection–and to crack them open for the ancient relics and barely-remembered technologies inside. But while they ply their risky trade with integrity, not everyone is so scrupulous.
Adrana and Fura Ness are the newest members of Rackamore’s crew, signed on to save their family from bankruptcy. Only Rackamore has enemies, and there might be more waiting for them in space than adventure and fortune: the fabled and feared Bosa Sennen in particular.
Revenger is a science fiction adventure story set in the rubble of our solar system in the dark, distant future–a tale of space pirates, buried treasure, and phantom weapons, of unspeakable hazards and single-minded heroism and of vengeance…

When I saw this book in Waterstones after the last book club meeting I knew I had to get it. I saw this book last year when I was at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Funny enough I even tweeted a picture of it and captioned it with a “This looks like a book I’m going to like”.

I have to admit I wasn’t thinking about Revenger at all and wouldn’t have gotten it if I hadn’t seen it in the shop, but here we are and thankfully Waterstones thought this book was good enough to put it in a popular spot.

I didn’t even read the synopsis of the book I just grabbed it and went to the tills with it. But reading it now I’m really excited to actually get to it.

Have you read Revenger? What are your thoughts? Or are you planning to read it?

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To everyone who’s reading this – and everyone who is not:

Thank you for another amazing blogging year and Happy Holidays!!

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