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message 1: by Zuky (last edited Jan 24, 2018 06:57AM) (new)

Zuky the BookBum (zukythebookbum) | 107 comments Mod
Hello everyone! I hope you're all excited to start your NEW YEAR, NEW AUTHOR themed reads for January.

This is a thread for you all to link to your reviews. We can all keep up with each other and see how we felt about our books for the month!

At the end of the month I will be linking back to everyone's reviews on a big master post on my blog so don't forget to link it here, otherwise I won't be able to find it!

Happy reading everyone x

(Don't forget to let us know what book you're reading in the original theme reveal thread here!)

~

24/01/2018

Here is my review for my January BookBum Club read! I read NOS4A2 by Joe Hill, and gave it 4 stars.

Here's my review on GR: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Here's my review on my blog: https://bookbum.co.uk/2018/01/24/revi...


message 2: by Quirkyreader (new)

Quirkyreader | 16 comments Here is my review for Five Against Arlane / Lord of the Green Planet Five Against Arlane / Lord of the Green Planet by Tom Purdom, Emil Petaja

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

This was the first time for me reading these authors.


message 3: by Kate (new)

Kate Check out my review for The House on Foster Hill by Jamie Jo Wright! I LOVED THIS BOOK!

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


Hafsa | حفصہ (booktohpian99) | 20 comments Here's my review for Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 5: by Cat (last edited Jan 12, 2018 09:34AM) (new)


message 6: by Nicole (new)

Nicole (Read Eat Sleep Repeat) (nicole-read-eat-sleep-repeat) | 14 comments I decided to go with Mister Tender's Girl, by Carter Wilson for this theme.

Here's the review on my blog: https://readeatsleeprepeat.com/2018/0...

And on Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 7: by Ali (new)

Ali (the_sunday_feeling) | 16 comments I am actually reading a few new authors this month, but my chosen book for this months bookclub read was "Dark Matter" and here are my 5 star reviews!

Full Blog Review: https://thesundayfeeling.wordpress.co...

Shorter Goodreads Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 8: by Katherine (last edited Jan 17, 2018 07:00AM) (new)

Katherine  | 24 comments Here is my first year first time author review for One of Us Is Lying

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


Misty's Book Space (mistysbookspace) | 31 comments I've been reading a lot of new to me authors this month but I decided to go with Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco and here is my 4.5 star review.

On My Blog: https://mistysbookspace.wordpress.com...


message 10: by Denise (new)

Denise Baer My New Year/New Author is Jenni Ogden of A Drop in the Ocean by Jenni Ogden . Unfortunately, I didn't like it and gave it 2-stars. Here's my review: Denise Baer's Review


message 11: by Zuky (new)

Zuky the BookBum (zukythebookbum) | 107 comments Mod
Agh, you're all doing so well getting your books read! I still need to finish mine for this month! Only 100 pages to go...


message 12: by Hafsa | حفصہ (new)

Hafsa | حفصہ (booktohpian99) | 20 comments Zuky wrote: "Agh, you're all doing so well getting your books read! I still need to finish mine for this month! Only 100 pages to go..."

Haha there's still a lot of time! Have fun reading!


Marija (Inside My Library Mind) (insidemylibrarymind) | 11 comments Hi everyone! I read Francesca Zappia's Eliza and Her Monsters this month! Liked it, didn't really love it. Here's my REVIEW


message 14: by Magical_Bookworm (new)

Magical_Bookworm | 26 comments Hi everyone! I read Adam Silvera's They Both Die at the End this month! I absolutely loved it!
They Both Die at the End They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I absolutely loved this book. It is now one of my favorites. This book was so beautiful but also heartbreaking. This was my first Adam Silvera book that I have read. It has lived up to the hype and deserves it. This was also my first time reading a book with multiple perspectives and I really enjoyed it. I loved how each perspective was different and distinct. I loved how everything was connected in the end. I will definitely read some of his other books in the future.



View all my reviews


message 15: by Nicole (new)

Nicole (bookwyrmknits) | 22 comments I read Marie Lu's Warcross for this challenge. I have other Lu books on my TBR pile, but this is the first one I've read.

My review is up on my blog, here: BookWyrm's review of Warcross.

TL;DR: it's a fun story with enjoyable characters. Mildly predictable ending. Nothing Earth-shattering or super original, but a fun read.


message 16: by Vikki (new)

Vikki P (meandmymundanelife) | 8 comments Here's my review for Caraval by Stephanie Garber! https://meandmymundanelife.wordpress....


Alex (PaperbackPiano) (paperbackpiano) | 8 comments Here's my review of The Dollmaker of Krakow! :)

https://thepaperbackpiano.wordpress.c...


message 18: by Zuky (last edited Jan 24, 2018 06:58AM) (new)

Zuky the BookBum (zukythebookbum) | 107 comments Mod
Thanks so much to everyone who's joined in this month!!

Here is my review for my January BookBum Club read! I read NOS4A2 by Joe Hill, and gave it 4 stars.

Here's my review on GR: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Here's my review on my blog: https://bookbum.co.uk/2018/01/24/revi...


message 19: by Holly (new)

Holly  B I read Under the Dome by Stephen King
Yes, a long one!

I only reviewed on Goodreads here:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 20: by Cathy (new)

Cathy (goodreadscomwhatcathyreadnext) | 40 comments I read my first book by Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kitteridge

Here's the link to my Goodreads review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

And to the review on my blog: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.c...


message 21: by Marina (new)

Marina (marina999) | 18 comments This is my review of Great Expectations.
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 22: by Alex (new)

Alex I haven't written reviews in the past but reading everyone's reviews here means I'm trying to do at least a short one for each book!

My official book was Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia Butler, which I didn't write a review for but rated 4. It set the bar pretty high for the rest of the month as fascinating and unexpected concepts/plots went, and was definitely my favourite of the month.

Other books in my TBR pile that I read that met this month's theme were:
* Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
* Sugar Scars by Travis Norwood https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
* Somewhere Only We Know by Erin Lawless https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
* The Healer's War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

(My TBR pile is large, the theme was easy to meet, and I was on holiday for a good portion of the month, hence the over-achieving quantity-wise)


message 23: by Kate (new)

Kate Avery (k_avery) | 7 comments The book I decided to read for this theme is Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. I loved it!!

Here is my review on my blog: https://everywhere-and-nowhere.com/20...

:)


message 24: by Aqsa (On Hiatus) (new)

Aqsa (On Hiatus) (her_747) I read Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Shocker ;). It was great .


message 25: by Paul (new)

Paul (paulusliii) | 2 comments I finished Book of Days. A book about a guy with alzheimers - it was a book of souls past present and future. Pretty boring but I finished it all the same.


Jenna | Bookmark Your Thoughts (bookmarkyourthoughts) | 20 comments Hello! I was going to post a review on "Adulthood is a Myth" but I don't think I'll have time...so I decided to post my review on Shona Innes' "Friendship is Like a Seesaw"! You can view it on either Goodreads or my blog if you're interested!


message 27: by Emma (new)

Emma (emseylou12) | 4 comments I read Val McDermid's 'The Mermaids Singing'. I loved it. Here's my review https://emmasbookishcorner.wordpress....


message 28: by Callum (new)

Callum McLaughlin | 11 comments I read a few 'new to me' authors in January, but the one I'd been meaning to try for the longest was Patricia Highsmith.

So, here's my review of Strangers on a Train: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 29: by Rita (new)

Rita (bookishr) | 5 comments Hey everyone! I read This Will Be My Undoing and I reviewed it on my blog! You can read it HERE . I would be very happy if you checked it out!

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It was amazing taking part in this book club, and I can't wait for February!


message 30: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (vinjii) https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... GR review.

http://booksinblankets.blogspot.co.uk... Blog review. It's the same.

The book is Inda by Sherwood Smith and it's fantasy and it was an amazing read.


message 31: by Joana (new)

Joana Bookneeders (bookneeders) | 3 comments I read more than one "new to me author" But I loved The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale!

review on GR: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
review on my blog: https://bookneeders.wordpress.com


message 32: by Nicki (new)

Nicki | 13 comments Hope I'm not too late to share my review for It Started With A Tweet by Anna Bell:

review on GR https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
review on my blog:https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpres...


message 34: by Joce (new)

Joce (writethroughthenight) | 1 comments Hey y'all! This is super late (SORRY!) but I read When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon and LOVED IT!

https://writethroughthenight.wordpres...


message 35: by Zuky (new)

Zuky the BookBum (zukythebookbum) | 107 comments Mod
Joce wrote: "Hey y'all! This is super late (SORRY!) but I read When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon and LOVED IT!

https://writethroughthenight.wordpres......"


Thanks Joce! I will add yo review to the big review blog post now :-)


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