Friday, 2 July 2010

Monthly Round-up June 2010

For me, this month seemed to go on for ages. I think that's because a lot has happened this month.
Firstly, I completely overhauled the way my blog looked, giving it a brand new name and layout. Then I participated in Bloggiesta for the first time, which was great fun, and I got quite a bit of work done on the blog.
I had a giveaway for My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares, the lucky winner was Kailia Sage.
Finally, I've also introduced a new feature called 'Brilliant Book Bloggers' where I interview other book bloggers.

If you're wondering why the blog has been a bit quiet for the last week or so, it's because I've just started a new job, and I'm still adjusting to my new working hours. It's not just the hours that are affecting my blogging though, yesterday at work I spent the whole day typing, so by the time I got home the last thing I wanted to do was type even more! Anyway, I'm sure once I get used to it all, I'll be back blogging as normal.

Books read in June
Lottery by Patricia Wood
Nothing To Lose by Lee Child
Revelation by C.J. Sansom
Blue Heaven by C.J. Box
Code Name Mr Right by Jacqueline Harvey
Ape and Essence by Aldous Huxley
The Great Indoors by Sabine Durrant
The White Empress by Lyn Andrews
My So-Called Life by Joanna Nadin
Apple Pie by Small Stories
Straight Into Darkness by Faye Kellerman
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Cheerleader by Caroline B. Cooney
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Anne of Green Gables/Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
Winter's Passage by Julie Kagawa
The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde

Total read: 17

Books reviewed in June
The Cheerleader by Caroline B. Cooney
Quantum Breach by Mark Powell
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets & Other Stories by Stephen Crane
Death in the Stocks by Georgette Heyer
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares

Total reviewed: 6

My favourite book read this month was tough to pick because I read a lot of fantastic books this month. I think I'll have to pick The White Empress by Lyn Andrews. It was a wonderful story that I really loved.

Books received this month: 8
Books added to wishlist this month: 10

What's coming in July?
As I said earlier, having just started a new job, it might take me a few days to get back in to the habit of posting regularly. But once I do get posting again, there will of course be lots of reviews and you can also look forward to a Brilliant Book Blogger interview with Luisa from Chicklish.


  1. You read the Hobbit! I love that book.

  2. 17 books is awesome! I love your new blog's new look, it's very fresh and clean. Looking forward to more reviews from you and I hope you enjoy your new job.