The Books I Want to Read Tag

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be doing the Books I Want to Read tag, which I found on Laura’s blog. Onto the post!

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The I Should Have Read That Tag

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be doing the I Should Have Read That tag, which was created by Beth and I found on Vicky’s blog. Onto the post!

A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read

Rachael tells me all the time that I need to read the Legend of Podkin One ‘Ear! I’ve owned it for ages, so she isn’t wrong tbf.

A book that’s been on your TBR for forever and yet you still haven’t picked it up

Ha, how long do you have? The list would be stupidly lengthy. So much so that I genuinely can’t pick just one…

A book in a series you’ve started but haven’t gotten round to finishing yet

I own all the Poppy Pym books I haven’t read yet, but have only read the first one. I’ve read other books by the author as well, just not those ones.

A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but never actually read

Ooh I’m not sure. Maybe the Wolves of Willoughby Chase? I’m sure I’ll read it one day, I’ve just never managed the several times I took it out of the library…

A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read

I don’t know- maybe Ink by Alice Broadway? It looks great, but also like it’s very much not my taste so I’ve deliberately given a miss despite everyone loving it/the sequels.

A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love but just haven’t read yet

Like I said in another post recently, I really liked the film of Dumplin’ but am yet to read the book.

A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet

I don’t really use Instagram for book recommendations, but a book that’s been on basically all my social media feeds recently is Rumblestar by Abi Elphinstone. Between that and how much I enjoyed prequel Everdark, which was a World Book Day book, I’m so excited to pick it up once it’s out!

I’m not going to tag 10 people, but I will tag Charlotte, Aimee and Sarah as I know they’ve all been looking for tags to do recently, and you reading if you’d like to do it!

What would your answers to these questions be? Do you have any thoughts on the books I’ve mentioned? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Amy x

Anthology Review: Proud edited by Juno Dawson

Hello everybody! Today, I`m really excited to be reviewing the latest YA anthology from Stripes, which is called Proud, and to tell you a little bit about each story/what I thought of them. Onto the post!

*received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review*

Note- as with all anthologies, I`m not going to review the poetry additions as I don`t really know enough about them to do so. I will say, however, that I thought Dean Atta`s was beautiful.

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Guest Post: Being Inspired by Magical Horses by Lari Don

Hello everybody! Today, I’m really excitdd to have a guest post from Lari Don to share, which she asked me to host to celebrate the paperback release of her book Horse of Fire. Onto the post!

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The Totally Should Have Book Tag

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be doing the Totally Should Have tag, which I found on Charlotte’s blog. Onto the post!

1. Totally should have gotten a sequel

I would really like a sequel to the Eye of the North by Sinéad O’ Hart, and I really wish Brightstorm had been a series too! I’m very excited to read their respective authors’ new standalones though.

2. Totally should have had a spin-off series

Ooh this is hard. I’d quite like a spin off series about the Junior Pinkertons from Murder Most Unladylike, I think.

3. An author who totally should write more books

I desperately need more upper MG from Lari Don and Polly Ho-Yen!

4. A character who totally should have ended up with someone else

I honestly can’t think of anyone. I guess I’m pretty lucky with ships…

5. Totally should have ended differently

The only thing I can think of is How to Bee. I didn’t hate the ending, but I found it very confusing and it didn’t fit the book, in my opinion.

6. Totally should have had a movie franchise

I would love for Nevermoor/Wundersmith to be adapted! But only if they were done faithfully and fantastically, obvs.

7. Totally should have had a TV Show

The Murder Most Unladylike books would work really well as TV shows. You could have a mini series of 3 or 4 for each book!

8. Totally should have only had one point of view

I’d keep two viewpoints of this (Blanca and Roja’s), but it could have done without Yearling and Page’s to be honest. They were really confusing at the beginning!

9. Totally should have a cover change

The Summer of Telling Tales has a horrible cover that definitely doesn’t fit the tone of the book, and it really deserves a better cover design!

10. Totally should’ve kept the original covers

Ooh this is hard! It was never actually printed because it got changed pre-release, but I much preferred the original cover of Paper Avalanche. I’m still very much looking forward to reading it, but I don’t like the new one very much at all!

11. Totally should’ve stopped at book one

While I did like Lou Out of Luck, it wasn’t a patch on Girl Out of Water and so I kind of wish it had just been left as a standalone…

Do you have any thoughts on the books I’ve mentioned? Are any on your TBR, or do you want to read any now? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Amy x