My Belated Summer TBR

Hello everybody!

Today, I’m going to be talking about a few books I bought last year that I ended up not reading, and I’d really like to read during this summer if I can (though I’m atrocious at sticking to a TBR so who knows if I actually will?!). Onto the post!


Love and Gelato – a book with an Italian setting and ice cream in the title seems like the dream summer book for me. I heard some less positive things about it last year just after it came out and it sort of put me off reading after I bought it, but now I’ve forgotten the criticisms I definetly want to get to it.

Eden Summer– this sounds a little darker than everything else on this list, as it’s about a girl dealing with the disappearance of her best friend, but I enjoy a good thriller from time to time so I think this should be a great, gripping read with some summery vibes.

When Birds Fly Back– this sounds like a lovely book, and I can’t believe I didn’t get to it last year. I was considering reading it after summer, but ended up deciding to leave it till this summer instead. As a sidenote, I am ridiculously excited to read this author’s upcoming MG book I, Cosmo, though I fear it may break me. It’s about a golden retriever who sounds so sweet, and I think we all know I love a golden retriever!

Piglettes– my friend Louise absolutely raves about this book, AND set me the challenge of reading it in the book swap challenge we decided to do together, so I kinda have to read it. It’s set in France and looks to tackle a really interesting topic (of judging others based on beauty), so I’m thrilled about finally getting to it

When We Collided– I read Emery Lord’s other books that are published in UK when I was on holiday last year, and it seemed only fitting to save this one for 2018. I’ve heard mixed things, but I’m hoping I enjoy it. I also found out another of Emery Lord’s backlist (Open Road Summer) is getting published in the UK this year and I’m so excited!


Are there any books you’d really like to get to this summer? What do you think of the books I’ve chosen? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @GoldenBooksGirl!

Amy xxx

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My A Very Merry Readathon TBR (@merryreadathon)

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Today I’m going to  be talking about my TBR for the Very Merry Readathon hosted by Hannah, and co-hosted by VanessaStacyCristina, and Hannah , which will take place from the 4th- 8th December.

Onto the books!

Challenge 1: Read a book set during the holidays

For this challenge, I decided to read a book which has been on my TBR for ages; The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. Even though I haven’t read the first Dash and Lily book I’m hoping I’ll still enjoy this, and based on the blurb it sounds very Christmassy.

Challenge 2: Read a book with Christmas colours on the cover

For this challenge, I’m going to choose two books, mainly just in case of the unlikely event that I finish my first three. The one I definetely want to get to is Ally Kennen’s the Everything Machine, which looks like lots of fun and has sparkly silver lettering for the title. My backup book is the Never-ending Birthday by Katie Dale, which has a glittery gold cover and seems like a quick, fun read.

Challenge 3: Read a book you want to

The state of my TBR is best left unmentioned, and there are a LOT of books I want to read on there. The one I’ve chosen for this challenge, though, is Radio Boy by Christian O’ Connell, as the the story sounds fabulous. I’m hoping that even though main character Spike has been sacked from the hospital radio station that there may still be some hospital scenes or a link to hospitals, as that’s something I LOVE to see done well in books.

Are you taking part in this readathon? What’s on your TBR? What do you think of my choice of books, if you’ve read them?

See you soon with a new post,

Amy xxx

My #LGBTQIARead TBR

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Today I am writing about my TBR for the LGBTQIA readathon, which has been organised by Faye at A Daydreamer’s Thoughts and George Lester. I’m really excited to join in with this, and I’m super excited to read some of the books that I’ve chosen for my TBR. I’m not planning any specific order of reading these books, so the order they are in below may not be the order in which I read them for the readathon.

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This Is Not a Love Story is set in Amsterdam and features a love triangle with a bisexual character. I’ve had it on my radar for years, and the readathon is the perfect chance for me to finally read it.

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I’m also planning to reread one of my favourite LGBTQIA books, the incomparable Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (who is, as you’ll know if you read my May Reviews post last week, one of my favourite YA writers at the moment). It’s so sweet and funny and Simon is a lovely character, so I can’t wait to read it again.

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My next choice is Truth or Dare by Non Pratt, who is another YA writer that I love. Her books Remix and Unboxed are incredible reads, and both helped me through difficult situations last year. Her new book has been praised for excellent asexual representation and also has quite a unique writing style, so I can’t wait to read Truth or Dare. 

The next two books on my TBR are Girlhood by Cat Clarke and Margot and Me by Juno Dawson, which were both featured in my Holiday Book Haul post. Girlhood has a bisexual main character, and Margot and Me has a same sex relationship. I’m very excited for both of these!

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The last book that I plan to read in this week is Simon James Green’s Noah Can’t Even. I absolutely loved the blog tour for this and it sounds really interesting and hiladious  (and has been likened to Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda) so I have high hopes for this one.

Are you planning to join in? If so, what’s your TBR for the week? What do you think of my choices? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter!