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Audiobook Recommendations

So last year I really got into audiobooks. I found that I was able to reread my favourite books without having to feel guilty about the unread books on my shelves and wow it was a life changer!

I have loved using audiobooks to read especially as I get motion sickness and cannot look at a book or my phone while travelling and it means I can still read while cooking or working!

So I thought that as it has helped me so much I would share some of my favourite audiobooks.

1 The City of Brass and The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty – Obviously this book would be on here! But no seriously guys, the audiobook is absolutely amazing! The narrator does such a great job of sucking you right into the story!

2 Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo – This is a full cast! I loved this audiobook so much!

3 Fight Like a Girl by Clementine Ford – Clementine reads this herself and it is so good. She is witty and sarcastic and it makes it a really fun read listening to her

4 The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon – I really enjoyed rereading the books by listening to them!

5 An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir – There’s a narrator for each point of view character and it makes it such a thrilling read. I’m listening to book 2 at the moment and I am enjoying it even more as an audiobook!

6 PS. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern – Listening to it made me sob even more than when I read it.

7 Invisible Women by Caroline Criado-Pérez – Such a powerful book and even more so when you listen to it

8 The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer – It’s even more of a fun read when you listen to the audiobooks!

9 Caraval by Stephanie Garber – I actually enjoyed it more as an audiobook!

10 Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge – This book is such a necessary read and is even more powerful when you listen to it.

Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday – Books With Single Word Titles

Hey booknerds! I’m taking part in another week of Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was created out of a love of lists and books. You can find more information here

I thought that I wouldn’t be able to think of enough books for this post but turns out there is a lot more than I thought!

I’m going to share books that I have read and loved that have single word titles in this post.

1 Viper by Bex Hogan – Pirate assassins! What do you need?!

2 Nocturna by Maya Motayne – Love the magic system and the characters so much and I cannot wait for the second book!

3 Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly – This book actually made me root for the stepsister.

4 Highfire by Eoin Colfer – This book will take you on a wild ride and there’s a vodka drinking, Netflix watching grumpy dragon too!

5 Postscript by Cecelia Ahern – PS. I Love You was one of my favourite books as a teen and this book was just as amazing! Be warned you will sob reading it.

6 Jinxed by Amy McCulloch – Girls in STEM kicking ass. I love it!

7 Otherworld by Jason Segal & Kirsten Miller – This took VR games to a whole new level.

8 Flashfall by Jenny Moyer – I read this book because it was in a FL box and loved it so much!

9 Sanctuary by V.V James – This book is dark and absolutely terrifying at times and I loved it.

10 Spellhacker by M.K. England – Tech combined with magic and a group of misfits. Such a fun book!

Have you read any of these? Tell me some of your favourite books with single word title.

Monthly Wrap Up

September Monthly Wrap Up

Well September has been a weird month reading wise, I have been in a weird slump where I want to read but I don’t want to read or I haven’t found the book I want to read. Anyways I have had a mixed reading month.

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Here are the books I read this month:

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow – I really loved the writing, it’s beautifully written but the story moved too slowly for me, which made me bored so I didn’t enjoy it as much as I had hoped

Rating: 3/5

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett – I was so excited for this book and it started off really well. It was fast paced and intense and quite terrifying at times but I did feel it start to drag for me in the second half. Overall I did enjoy it though.

Rating: 3/5

Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman – This book is one of my biggest disappoints of the year. How has the authors who wrote the mind blowing Illuminae Files written this?! From the boring, obvious plot to the two dimensional characters and the token diversity it’s a mess. I almost DNFd this book several times.

Rating: 1/5

It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne – I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would.

Rating: 3/5

Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa – I was a little disappointed with this sequel. I had really enjoyed Shadow of the Fox and unfortunately I didn’t enjoy this as much.

Rating: 3/5

Highfire by Eoin Colfer – Having adored the Artemis Fowl books I knew I had to read Eoin’s adult fantasy book and I was not disappointed! I have not read a book quite like this before and it took me on a wild ride!

Rating: 4.5/5

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson – Wow this book was mind blowing! I had not expected to love this book as much as I did. I was completely hooked from the first chapter and I could not put it down, reading well into the night.

Rating: 5/5

Otherlife by Jason Segal & Kirsten Miller – The last book in an amazing trilogy that had me completely hooked and kept blowing my mind. This book was as amazing as the rest of the books and I really loved how it ended.

Rating: 5/5

Boys Will Be Boys by Clementine Ford – I absolutely loved Fight Like A Girl so I was really looking forward to reading this and it did not disappoint! I had to read it in small sections though as I would get so mad reading it. Not in a bad way, in a ‘I need to tear down the patriarchy’ way. Highly recommend reading this!

Rating: 5/5

The Nightjar by Deborah Hewitt – This book sounded really interesting so when I saw it in the library I just had to borrow it. I really loved the first half, it was really interesting but I did feel it dragged in the second half.

Rating: 3/5

PS. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern – I have not read this book since I was a teen and oh my god I forgot how much I love this book and how much it made me sob.

Rating: 5/5

Furious Thing by Jenny Downham – I was sent this as part of an Instagram tour and I really enjoyed it. It made me so mad for Lexi and how she is manipulated and the emotional and psychological abuse she suffers but I love how much she grows throughout the story

Rating: 3.5/5

Unleashed by Amy McCulloch – I loved the sequel as much as Jinxed. I was completely hooked and could not put it down!

Rating: 5/5

So that’s all the books I read this month. I read some really great ones and some really disappointing ones.

Here are books I reviewed this month:

A Pocketful of Stars by Aisha Bushby
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Romanov by Nadine Brandes

I have created a book tag for the Daevabad trilogy that you can all take part in. You can find it here

I also wrote about why I love the Daevabad trilogy and why you should all read it. You can read the blog post here.

So that’s everything this month. I am hoping to go to several book events next month so I am really looking forward to going to them!