Friday, June 23, 2017

Books I Want To Read This Summer! [VIDEO]


Today I posted another video on my YouTube channel, all about the books I want to read this summer. I hope to read more than the ones I've mentioned, but these are my priorities.

I also want to apologize as I feel like I've only posted videos lately. The truth is that I enjoy making them a lot, and it's something new and different to me. I will continue to write actual blog posts as well, but I will also share my videos on this blog, as it's just another way of talking to you.

If you have a preference between reading my posts or watching my videos, please let me know in the comments down below! I'm curious to see what you think, and I will also, of course, take your opinions to heart and listen to you as well.

Question: What book is your number one priority this summer?

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Series I Want to Finish [VIDEO]

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish


I finally did another Top Ten Tuesday today. I really want to do them every week, but I don't always feel inspired by the theme, and sometimes I just forget to do it. This week, I made a video of my TTT, which I really enjoyed. I'm really enjoying making videos at the moment, so expect to see a lot more of them!

I really hope you enjoyed it, and I'll talk to you next time!

Which series are on your list this week?

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Rapid Fire Book Tag [VIDEO]


Yesterday I posted my Rapid Fire Book Tag video on my youtube channel. I recently started a booktube channel, and I'm having so much fun with it so far. I'm still writing posts on this blog as well, but I'll also share my youtube videos here.

Without further ado, here's my video:

I really hope you enjoyed this video, and that you're prepared for more tag videos in the future.

Q: Do you have a youtube channel? If so, leave it down below and I'll check it out!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Review: Everything but the Truth

Title: Everything but the Truth
Author: Gillian McAllister
Publisher: Penguin Group
Published: March 2017
How I got this book: I got this as an arc through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
My rating: 4 stars

Goodreads synopsis:
Just how much can you trust the person you love?

It all started with the email.

Rachel didn't even mean to look. She loves Jack and she's pregnant with their child. She trusts him.

But now she's seen it, she can't undo that moment. Or the chain of events it has set in motion.

Why has Jack been lying about his past? Just what exactly is he hiding? And doesn't Rachel have a right to know the truth at any costs?

My thoughts:
This is a great thriller, with plenty of twists and turns. I never knew what to expect from the characters, and I didn't realise what Jack's secret was until Rachel found out.

We see Rachel develop throughout the book, and her relationship with Jack changing. We also get flashbacks from a year before this takes place, where she worked as a doctor with a young patient. Throughout the story I felt like I really got to know her, and though I didn't connect with her that well, I was able to see things from her perspective.

Another thing I enjoyed about this book as the setting. It was set in Newcastle and in the highlands of Scotland. I've actually been to Newcastle before, so it felt familiar. And I absolutely adore Scotland, and enjoy reading stories that are set there.

I won't give away any of the twists or the ending, because that will ruin the book for you, if you want to read it. All I will say is that I was a bit disappointed with how things ended, and especially Rachel's reaction to everything. That's mainly because I view everything different from her, but it still felt a bit weird for me.

Though I wasn't a big fan of the ending, I still enjoyed this book overall, and would definitely recommend it if you like reading thrillers. I only started reading a bit of thrillers this year, and I am loving it so far. This book isn't for everyone, but if you enjoy thrillers and the plot seems exciting, you should pick this up and give it a try.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Edinburgh Book Haul [VIDEO]


I recently went to Edinburgh with my family, and though it was a short trip, I managed to buy quite a few books, which I want to share with you! You can either watch it down below, or you can click here to see it on youtube.

I really hope you enjoyed this video, as I enjoy making them. It's nice to be able to both write and film, having variety on my blog.

Do you have any videos you want to see on my blog?

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Books Recently Added To My TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Nineteen Minutes - Jodi Picoult

What Alice Forgot - Liane Moriarty

They Both Die at the End - Adam Silvera

The Bookshop on Rosemary Lane - Ellen Berry

Caraval - Stephanie Garber

Alex & Eliza - Melissa De La Cruz

The Girl in 6E - A.R. Torre

The Vegetarian - Han Kang

Flame in the Mist - Renée Ahdieh

The Star-Touched Queen - Roshani Chokshi

What book did you most recently put on your TBR-list?

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Review: My Sister's Wedding

Title: My Sister's Wedding
Author: Vicky Pattison
Publishing date: June 15th 2017
How I got this book: I got this as an arc through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
My rating: 4 stars

Goodreads synopsis:
For better or worse, two families are about to become one...

The Ashworth sisters couldn't be more different. Becky is focused, driven and about to marry her lovely fiance, Daniel Balfour. Lizzie, on the other hand, bounces from one temp job to another, keeps falling for the wrong man and is a whirlwind of chaos in Becky's otherwise well-ordered life. But they love each other fiercely and the Ashworth way has always been family comes first.

As preparations for Becky and Daniel's wedding get underway, it soon becomes clear that the Ashworth way is not the Balfour way. Daniel's family have never thought Becky was good enough for him, but he loves her and that's always been enough for the happy couple. But when Lizzie gets caught in the crossfire between Becky and the Balfours, Becky and Lizzie find themselves drifting apart at a time when they need each other the most. Will they be able to repair the damage before Becky walks down the aisle?

My thoughts:
My Sister's Wedding is the first book I read by Vicky Pattison, not having heard of her before reading this book. I'm glad I didn't really know who she was before picking this up, as I was able to go into this with no expectations or opinions. 

This is a fast read, perfect for warmer weather. We follow two sisters, Becky and Lizzie, who are as different as can be. It was clear that Pattison had put a lot of thought into these characters, and the differences between them. They had a sister-dynamic going on, with Becky being the over-protective older sister. Both characters developed as the story went on, and I felt they both grew from what they experiences.

We have one main plot in this story, but Pattison added a few smaller stories that weave nicely into the larger picture, and they add a layer of depth to the story. Everything is wrapped up nicely in the ending, with the different characters getting what they deserve in the end.

A perfect chick-lit book to bring with you to the beach or travels, as it is easy to get into. The chapters all have a nice length, not too long or too short. If you don't like chick-lit, you'll probably not enjoy this book that much, but if you do, you should definitely give this one a shot.

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