Hello clouds, it’s been a while since I’ve done a Sunday post due to various things happening last month but it feels good to be back! Jenna visited me last weekend and I bribed her to join my October wrap up video, we celebrated our 1 year co-blogging anniversary and I’ve been incredibly obsessed with Gemina (in case you haven’t noticed my constant tweets about it).
I’ve already re-read it once and I’ve even downloaded the audiobooks of Illuminae and Gemina so I can experience it in a different format. IT’S SERIOUSLY SO GOOD GUYS. Like I’ve reached SJM levels of obsession with it which is pretty scary (to everyone around me). Anyway, you can check out my spoiler free review here to see what all the hype is about!
I’ve also been at my new job for about a month now and I’m really loving it so far. It’s amazing how a good culture and environment can do wonders for your mental health and wellbeing outside of work. Oh, and I watched Dr Strange which I absolutely LOVED! The special effects and sorcery were amazing plus I low key kind of love that the book is focused around knowledge.
- Win The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid (Australians only) – ends 13 November 2016.
My favourite book release month of the year!
These book covers are so beautiful! Not pictured are a few review copies which I passed onto Jenna.
Replica by Lauren Oliver
Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – which I somehow forgot to picture. Must’ve been hugging it.
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
A Shadow’s Breath by Nicole Hayes
Hexenhaus by Nikki McWatters
Someone I Wanted To Be by Aurelia Wills
Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo – Review here.
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows – Review here.
The Fever Code by James Dashner
Agent Nomad by Skye Melki-Wegner
The Unforgettable Whats His Name by Paul Jennings
How Writing Works by Roslyn Petelin
Thanks Penguin Random House, Pan Macmillan Australia, Walker Books Australia, Allen & Unwin, Scholastic, Hachette Australia and UQP for sending me these review copies!
A Million Worlds with You by Claudia Gray
Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated edition
The Walking Dead Book Thirteen
I went crazy with reserving a whole bunch of books at the library in an effort to curb my book spending. It seems to have worked. But I don’t know where to start! Any suggestions?
Also I am too lazy to drop all the links here because this post has already taken me over an hour 😀
- Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight talks about whether social media competence equals blogging success.
- Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews shares the signs of blogging burn out and what can be done about it.
- CW @ Read Think Ponder talks about issue books, happy stories and why we need both.
- Congratulate Nick & Nereyda on one year of co-blogging awesomeness.
- If you’ve always wanted to co-blog, join the lovely Ali and Inge on their search for a new co-blogger.
- Cait @ Paper Fury shares some hilarious and truthful book blogging confessions.
OZYAY on Air – 6 November
Not only do I get to fangirl about Gemina on social media, but now I get to share my thoughts on radio on this month’s OzYAY on Air! Tune in tonight on Rhianna Patrick’s show at 7-8pm AEST on your local ABC radio station, the ABC radio app or at radio.abc.net.au!
Author Interview: Cath Crowley’s interview here.
Subscribe to the show on iTunes!
- Johnny Depp has been cast as Gellert Grindelward in the next Fantastic Beasts movie. I don’t think there are fans.
- The November edition of the Aussie YA Blogger & Readers Newsletter is out, with all the latest releases, news and events. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter here. If this is the first time you’ve heard about it, we’re a group of Aussie YA bloggers & readers on Facebook and Goodreads. Join us, it’s fun.
In Case You Missed It
- The hype is real with The Sun is Also a Star, which Jenna LOVED!
- I celebrated Halloween with an Aussie psychological thriller, The One Who Got Away by Caroline Overington.
- Aila shared the top 5 things she loved about The Diabolic, with a guest post on the Author’s favourite sci-fi gadgets.
- I roped Jenna into her first booktube video in our October wrap up, where we fangirled and had opposing opinions lol.
- Gemina Gemina Gemina spoiler free thoughts – SERIOUSLY GUYS JUST READ IT NOW
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Minds x More Happy Than Not, what is this miracle book?
- A review on Flashfall, a new science-fiction dystopian has me sold.
How was your bookish week?