I hope everyone had a lovely thanksgiving! We don’t normally celebrate it in Australia but it’s still a lovely holiday nonetheless.
Sooo it’s no surprise that I’ve been shopping with reckless abandon, with all the Black Friday sales at all (retailers in Australia seem to have adopted this as a Thing, although we don’t normally celebrate thanksgiving in Australia). In an effort to save myself some money, I’ve been placing lots of books on hold at our local library – which is AWESOME btw because we get so many of the latest YA releases when they are out – including the ones from the US!
I have got some exciting news – we’re getting a puppy next month! Owning a dog has been a lifelong dream of mine and I’m so excited to pick up our little golden retriever. We pick him up on our 11 year anniversary so it’s going to be a great way to celebrate.
Other than that, I’ve been planning for the wedding next year. So far we’ve set a date (23 September 2017) and have been trying to find a venue for it. I also went to the Hexenhaus book launch with local author Nikki McWatters, she was absolutely hilarious and it was interesting seeing how timely the book is with feminism at the forefront. It’s a witchy book set in three different time periods, where witches are tortured and branded as demons – definitely sounds up my alley!
- Win Heartless by Marissa Meyer (Australians only) – ends 4 December.
The Song From Somewhere Else by A.F. Harrold & Levi Pinfold
Valentine by Jodi McAlister
Lisette’s Paris Notebook by Katherine Bateson
The Petrified Flesh, Fearless, The Golden Yarn by Cornelia Funke
A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson and Robin Wasserman
Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg
The Women in the Walls by Amy Lukavics
Thanks Simon & Schuster Australia, Hachette Australia, Allen & Unwin, Penguin Random House and Bloomsbury for the review copies!
I have been on a huge shopping haul lately when it comes to books, despite having a huge library stack. Someone save me from myself!
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour – One of my favourite contemporaries of all time. Review here.
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
5 to 1 by Holly Bodger
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
The Sky So Heavy by Claire Zorn – one of my favourite post-apocalyptic reads, that felt so realistic. Review here.
Night Film by Marisha Pessl – a favourite thriller of mine that is done SO WELL. Film noir and mystery and intrigue. Review here.
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell – This special collector’s edition is SO GORGEOUS.
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova – Picked this up upon recommendation from Read Diverse Books.
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera – Just look at that cover.
Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell – reminds me of Cinder, so how could I not.
Here’s my library book haul from the start of November! I dragged Jenna to the library when she visited a few weeks ago. I’ve also read most of these books now, which I’ll review in my November wrap up coming soon.
- Jo @ Word Revel talks about consumerism in the bookish world
- Marie @ Drizzles and Hurricane talks about how commenting is the lifeblood of blogging but also the pressure that comes with it
- 10 ways that bookstagram is AWESOME by Cait @ Paper Fury.
- CW @ Read Think Ponder recommends books with fabulous female friendships.
- It’s Joey’s 3 year blogoversary (I refuse to spell it blogiversary). Go congratulate him!
OZYAY on Air – 4 December
I can’t believe it’s almost been a year of OzYAY! It’s been so much fun being live on radio and chatting about books with Sarah and Rhianna. We always have a blast even though we always have a difference in opinion over what we read. It’s been great exploring more Aussie YA reads through this forum too!
- I’m famous on Buzzfeed, with my Six of Crows picture on this Buzzfeed article (thanks Kelly for letting me know!)
- 5 YA Book Trends for 2016 according to Huffington Post
- There’s a #LoveOZYA Anthology coming out next year and it looks GORGEOUS!
- B&N recommended the best sci-fi reads of the year, I added so many to my TBR here.
- The trailer for the Before I Fall movie (by Lauren Oliver) is out! It looks sooo good.
- The Beauty and the Beast official trailer is out where I totally did not cry. Nope, not me.
- A Series of Unfortunate Events is coming out on Netflix, here’s the trailer!
In Case You Missed It
- We shared 12 bookish things we’re thankful for
- If you’re looking for a unique diverse fantasy, check out The Great Library series by Rachel Caine!
- Spontaneous combustion in a book? Yeah not Aila’s thing.
- I reviewed the highly anticipated Heartless by Marissa Meyer – and gave it a 3.5.
- Replica by Lauren Oliver is overhyped IMO.
How was your bookish week?
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