Hello everybody! I seem to be going through phases of intensive blog posts and then very sporadic ones, and I think I’m about to enter another intense phase as I have lots of content I want to get out before the end of April, and then lots of content for Are You With Us? too, as well as other bits and bobs I also have planned for May.
Today’s is a new installment of spelling words with books, onto the post!
W is for… the Week at World’s End– it’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Emma Carroll, and her landmark tenth book is of course brilliant. It takes place in the UK, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, so a very unique historical setting!
I is for… If I Never Met You– this was my first Mhairi McFarlane book and I loved it immensely. I still burst into giggles when I think of the hooded claw joke. I owe her a whole bunch of rereads cause she’s a genius and I’ll probably start with this fake-dating masterpiece!
S is for… the Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates– this is one of the funniest books I’ve ever read (the smiting scene!!!). Jenny Pearson is one of the greatest middle grade writers around at the moment and I will greedily devour everything she writes until the end of time (and probably reread the ones I’ve already snorted and giggled my way through)
H is for… Hold Back the Tide– this is such a creepy horror, and thinking about it now still freaks me out a little, to be honest. I really must get round to the author’s latest release, Her Dark Wings, cause I still haven’t 🙈
B is for… the Boy Who Saw a Whale- this is the second in the Serendib series of linked standalones. They’re all great adventures with super lovely animal-child bonds!
O is for… Open Road Summer– I read this like 5 years ago now, and it’s another I should probably try and reread sometime. It’s a YA roadtrip romance about a girl falling in love with a musician, and I remember it being utterly incredible.
N is for… Nevermoor- this is, very simply, one of my favourite books of all time. I reread last year, and I’m hoping to squeeze in the whole series before the release of the (extremely long awaited!) fourth book Silverborn. If you haven’t read these books, you MUST.
E is for… the Extraordinary Adventures of Alice Tonks– this is a brilliant debut from 2022, about an autistic girl with the power to speak to animals. It’s so cosy and lovely and made my heart smile, so I’m very excited for the autumnal sequel later this year.
This word is one I chose for myself, because I do social media management for the magazine Wishbone Words and I love it so much 🥰
Thank you so much for reading! Which books would you have chosen for these letters? Do you have any thoughts on the ones I’ve mentioned? I’d love to chat in the comments!