Happy Monday folks!! Well it's back to school this week, sadly the half term is over. I for one had an absolutely lovely holiday. I didn't go anywhere or see anyone but I have relaxed, switched off from work and spent time with my little munchkin. We even did some jigsaws together. It was delightful! I hope you have had a lovely break from school or home learning yourselves. We needed this recharge!
Are you ready for my Monday Memes? I'm excited as always!! So first up....
Warning this can lead to envy! This meme is hosted by Mailbox Monday and is for readers to share the books that came in the mailbox during the last week.
So I havent had any physical book mail this week (weeps silently) however I have received fabulous kindle gems!
One of my insta book buddies bought me My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell. I have wanted to read this for ages so I am super excited to receive this one.
I was also treated to a copy of Lotties Locket by Maria Johnson. This is a new author who I connected with on twitter and have since been bought her book by another booksta buddy. Honestly the Instagram community are just the best!!
I bought myself a pre order which zapped into my kindle library on the 18th February. Killjoy by Holly Jackson is the prequel to A good girls guide to murder and I am extremely excited to be reading this one!!!
Finally it is not a book, however it is still bookish mail so it definitely counts! My fabulous blog buddy @lousbookstuff sent me a gorgeous bookmark gift in the post this week. I absolutely love it and am actually using it in my kindle cover at the moment as I am not reading a physical book currently 😁 Her site is well worth a visit just click on her name above to visit it!
I mean how gorgeous is that bookmark?! Also loving the notebook beneath it ❤ I am a serial notebook purchaser!
Hosted by Flavia the bibliophile this meme celebrates all the fabulous ARCs that have landed on your doorstep/appeared on your kindle over the last week. I mean lets be honest, that has to be one of the best bits about being a blogger!!
I couldn't resist this week and requested a few more pre releases from Netgalley. Low and behold they have popped onto my kindle shelf!
War and Peace (Easy classics) by Leo Tolstoy
Having never read the original version of this classic, when I saw this new spin - aimed at middle graders - I couldn't resist. It seemed like a good way to try out this classic book. If I enjoy it I may even try out the full version!
Publish date 10 June 2021
Waiting to begin by Amanda Prowse
This was a complete impulse selection. I Ioved the idea behind the story. Spanning over decades showing the traumas of a woman and the secrets she had hidden deep.
From the bestselling author of The Girl in the Corner comes a story that asks: what would you risk for a shot at happiness?
Amanda Prowse is an author I have seen celebrated on social media a lot lately so thought I would give her latest book a go!
Publish date 8 June 2021
Up this week from my goodreads want to read section is the amazing story Space Hopper by Helen Fisher.
I have seen this book being read and reviewed all over social media at the moment and it just looks amazing!
This is a story about taking a leap of faith And believing the unbelievable
They say those we love never truly leave us, and I’ve found that to be true. But not in the way you might expect. In fact, none of this is what you’d expect.
I’ve been visiting my mother who died when I was eight. And I’m talking about flesh and blood, tea-and-biscuits-on-the-table visiting here.
Right now, you probably think I’m going mad. Let me explain…
Although Faye is happy with her life, the loss of her mother as a child weighs on her mind even more now that she is a mother herself. So she is amazed when, in an extraordinary turn of events, she finds herself back in her childhood home in the 1970s. Faced with the chance to finally seek answers to her questions – but away from her own family – how much is she willing to give up for another moment with her mother?
Space Hopper is an original and poignant story about mothers, memories and moments that shape life.
So do any of these books tickle your fancy? Tell me have you read them? Or are you adding them to your TBR too? Let me know in the comments!!
Have a great week guys. Speak soon!