It’s finally the weekend! 🌟 I’m super excited, although it is very grey and moody here in the uk 🌧
I finished reading @hodderbooks Half A World Away by @mikegaylethenovelist last night on my kindle (it was 99p!) It’s the first book I’ve ever read by him - have you guys ever read any of his books? I’d really recommend. He has a very easy to read writing style and the story made me want to keep my loved ones near. 💕
Gayle cleverly tells the story of siblings Kerry and Noah through dual narration. The pair were separated as children after being taken in by social services. Noah was adopted and given a good home whereas Kerry went to a children’s home. The novel begins years later when they both have children of their own, Kerry a single parent and cleaner who is struggling to make ends meet, and Noah a criminal defence lawyer who is having troubles with his marriage and has never looked into his past for fear of what he may find.
When Kerry’s long search for her lost brother becomes fruitful and Noah meets the sister he never even knew he had, their lives are turned upside down by illness. It is a truly heartbreaking, yet uplifting story about the importance of family and finding yourself.
I was really impressed by Gayle’s writing as both Noah and Kerry had distinctly different voices in their chapters - Kerry happy-go-lucky and positive despite her tough start to life and Noah’s stubborn outlook of keeping the past in the past, even if it closes himself off from genuine connection. Each character is written very sympathetically and seem like portrayals of real life people. If you’re looking for a book that’s super easy to get into, this could be the one!
Another beloved Goudge with @bookscooksandlooks 📖💙
Book Review: The Bird in the Tree by Elizabeth Goudge - 1st book of The Eliot Chronicles 🌟🌟🌟🌟
"It was a favourite book ... in times of storm and tempest, of indecision and desolation, a book already known and loved makes better reading than something new and untried. The meeting with remembered and well-loved passages is like the continual greeting of old friends; nothing is so warming and companiable".
I only just discovered Elizabeth Goudge through the bookstagram family and I am so glad I did. This book is comfort reading, it is beautifully written passages that put you right in the room, home or garden described. It is likeable characters and a comforting story.
Lucilla is the much loved matriarch of the Eliot family and lives in a tranquil, old home surrounded by gardens and close to the sea. The story is about her family and decisions that can affect family in a disastrous way.
There are a few sermons in the book to make us think about right and wrong and was set just before the outbreak of WWII so this is a book with depth. Goudge must have been highly regarded in her time.
Do you agree with the quote? Do you go back to favourite reads when needing solace? 📖
𝚆𝚎𝚍𝚗𝚎𝚜𝚍𝚊𝚢, 𝟷𝟼 𝙾𝚌𝚝𝚘𝚋𝚎𝚛 𝟸𝟶𝟷𝟿
hello fellow book lovers 💫
I am 𝐼𝑣𝑦, an Italian languages student and devourer of stories 📚
Books have been my closest friends since when I was able to read, they walked me throughout my childhood and they are still doing it now 🌿
I have already had a bookstagram account but for some reasons it has been reported more than once and it is now extremely glitchy, that is why I decided to create a new one ☀️
If I had to describe myself as a reader in a few words, I would say I am a night owl in love with fantasy books written in third person, whose reading is not disturbed by sounds and who buys more books on vacation than postcards 🎀
I am really pleased to be joining this amazing community again, you will hear more from me soon, byeee 💞
buonasera lettrici e lettori 💫
io sono 𝐼𝑣𝑦, una studentessa italiana di lingue straniere e divoratrice di libri 📚
I libri sono stati i miei amici più cari fin da quando sono stata in grado di leggere, mi hanno accompagnato per tutta la mia infanzia e continuano a farlo tutt'ora 🌿
Questa non sarà la mia prima volta come bookstagrammer perché in precedenza avevo un account che è stato segnalato più volte per chissà quale ragione, perciò, ho deciso di crearne un altro ☀️
Se dovessi descrivermi come lettrice, direi sicuramente che sono un'amante dei libri fantasy scritti in terza persona che legge la sera tardi, la cui lettura non è disturbata da suoni vari ed eventuali e che in vacanza compra più libri che cartoline 🎀
Sono molto lieta di entrare nuovamente a far parte di questa meravigliosa comunità, mi farò sentire presto, ciaooo 💞
No i kolejna #poangielsku za mną, jestem z siebie dumna 😎 Książka mi się podobała, ale ja mam chyba taki mały problem z Moyes, że ciężko mi jest przebrnąć przez początek każdej z jej powieści. Nie wiem z czego to wynika, chyba po prostu trochę gubię się w nadmiarze nowych postaci 🙈
O ile się nie mylę, nie ma jeszcze polskiego wydania "The Ship of Brides", ale mam nadzieję że @wydawnictwoznakpl wkrótce to zmieni. Mam przeczucie, że będzie to jedna z lepiej przyjętych powieści Jojo Moyes.
Fabuła "The Ship of Brides" oparta jest na autentycznym wydarzeniu, w którym uczestniczyła także babcia autorki. Po drugiej wojnie światowej brytyjska marynarka wojenna organizowała transporty żon żołnierzy, którzy zakochali się i wzięli ślub w trakcie stacjonowania w Australii. Choć bohaterki powieści są fikcyjne, samo tło wydarzeń wypada bardzo autentycznie, widać, że autorka bardzo się do tego przyłożyła.
W sześciotygodniową podróż przez wielką wodę wyruszamy z czwórką kobiet, którym przypadła wspólna kabina, a które różni absolutnie wszystko, poza celem podróży. Margaret to dziewczyna z farmy, która klnie na równi z mężczyznami, jest w zaawansowanej ciąży. To bardzo sympatyczna postać, a scena jej zaręczyn bardzo mnie rozśmieszyła. Jean to jeszcze nastolatka, niewykształcona, nieobyta, wciąż chichocząca dziewczyna. Avice jest kobietą z wyższych sfer, zniesmaczoną towarzystwem w kajucie. Nie polubiłyśmy się i nie zmieniły tego nawet wydarzenia pod koniec powieści… I wreszcie Frances, pielęgniarka, bardzo enigmatyczna postać, która skrywa pewną tajemnicę. To właśnie ona, cicha, zawsze pomocna, wycofana dziewczyna skradła moje serce. Poza paniami przewijają się jeszcze wątki kapitana i jednego z marynarzy. Podróż obfituje w wiele emocji i zaskakujących wydarzeń. W końcu sześćset kobiet i grupa mężczyzn, którzy od kilku lat pozbawieni byli damskiego towarzystwa, stłoczeni przez kilka tygodni na jednym statku musi stanowić mieszankę wybuchową. [ciąg dalszy w komentarzu]
𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮'𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐄𝐨, 𝐢𝐭'𝐬 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐞𝐲𝐞𝐬. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞'𝐬 𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐡𝐢𝐦 🍂
Before I read this series I always had a hard time defining what my favorite book was. I usually divided them into genres and from there presented my favorite. It was hard. Picking one book is hard, and still is 🍂
But, after reading the Red Rising series I think I’ll have a bloodydamn hard time finding any book, or any writer better than what I got right here! I was so damn lucky to have Lucy recommending these books to me, and I will forever be greatful! 🍂
So to be fair, I can’t choose one of these books as my top favorite, because I have to include the whole damn series! I’ve cried, I’ve been angry, I’ve been laughing my ass off, I’ve been smiling and I’ve been throwing books in frustrations. These books are an epic journey, and I can’t say enough times that these needs all the recognition! 🍂
I could talk forever about Red Rising, and that is one of the things that brings it on top. I never grow tired of talking about all the conspiracy, the betrayals, the epic fighting, the world building or the marvelous characters! It just keeps surprising me, and everyday I discover something new 🍂
Also, Sevro and Darrow. Nuff said! 🍂
Question: Why do you love your favorite book? What is it about it that is soo good it put itself on your top read? (Also, have you read the Red Rising series, just for me to put it into perpective 😏) 🍂
Monday Mood...Enjoying my second week of time off work with a leisurely lunch at home and my #currentread Doctor Sleep for the #theredrumreadalong hosted by @jobis89. I’m almost near the end of the book and it’s so good! With the weather outside being pretty miserable, it’s the perfect excuse to cosy up for the afternoon with my book. What are you currently reading?
#grimdragon - Gasping for air
HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY THE BEAUTIFUL.
(gifted by the publisher @hodderbooks) 🍂
In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead.
But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, it's also a safe haven after she's forced to flee her life in Paris. Quickly enraptured by the vibrant city, from its music to its extravagant soirées and even its danger, she soon becomes embroiled in the city's glitzy underworld, and particularly the group known as La Cour des Lions.
But when a body is found in their lair, Celine is forced to battle her attraction for the group's enigmatic leader, Sébastien Saint Germain, and suspicions about his guilt, along with her own secrets.
As more bodies are discovered, New Orleans becomes gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose - one who seems to have Celine in his sights. But when she finally takes matters into her own hands, she finds herself caught in the midst of an age-old feud between the darkest creatures of the night, where the price of forbidden love is her life. 🍂
I really liked this book! I haven't read any of Renee's other work yet but her books are on my shelf to read! This book has made me want to read them sooner! I love the writing style and the characters. I love that it's set in New Orleans and has sexy vampires in it! I really miss seeing vampires in books
This book is out now! 🍂
❝ are we going for an anchor or a compass? a memory to ground you, or a spark to guide you forward? ❞
La saga de science-fiction de Becky Chambers, dont le premier tome était The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, propose une suite indépendante des événements de son prédécesseur. On y suit toutefois quelques personnages connus, accompagnés de nouveaux protagonistes.
Je développe doucement mais sûrement un réel coup de cœur pour cette saga, qui offre une approche unique de l’espace et des communautés interespèces qui le peuple. Dans ce second tome, Becky Chambers se focalise sur l’intelligence artificielle et des limites qu’elle implique, questionnant la place d’une prétendue machine dans son rapport aux humains.
Comme dans le premier tome, j’ai adoré les personnages créés par l’autrice: tous avec des caractères différents mais fondamentalement bienveillants et mus par une curiosité sincère envers la différence, un respect des autres extrêmement touchant et intéressant à lire.
A Closed and Common Orbit n’est de loin pas un page-turner haletant qui enchaîne les rebondissements. Cette lecture reste cependant immersive et prenante par l’attachement qu’on ressent envers les protagonistes, humains ou extraterrestres, aux questionnements pleins de pertinence et de justesse.
Bump cuddles, book and porridge in bed 🧦💤📖🧡🤰🏻Happy Saturday 💛 (book previously gifted)
Another year, another set of Stephen King Halloween Editions 🙌 🤓📚🎃
This is the british cover for "IF IT BLEEDS", the upcoming new book by @stephenking to be published in may 2020 by @hodderbooks@hodderscape !
From amazon :
From #1 New York Times bestselling author, legendary storyteller, and master of short fiction Stephen King comes an extraordinary collection of four new and compelling novellas—Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat, and the title story If It Bleeds—each pulling readers into intriguing and frightening places.
The novella is a form King has returned to over and over again in the course of his amazing career, and many have been made into iconic films, including “The Body” (Stand By Me) and “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” (Shawshank Redemption). Like Four Past Midnight, Different Seasons, and most recently Full Dark, No Stars, If It Bleeds is a uniquely satisfying collection of longer short fiction by an incomparably gifted writer.
I dont know about you, but I am VERY impatient to read it !
🎷¡¡Buenos días!! ¿qué tal estáis? Yo ayer no salí demasiado contenta de mi examen de la uni (era de Historia de las Relaciones Internacionales)😢. Hoy os traigo la reseña de la saga Delirium de Lauren Oliver.
🏷《They say that the cure for love will make me happy and safe forever. And I've always believed them. Until now.
There was a time when love was the most important thing in the world. People would go to the end of the earth to find it. They would tell lies for it. Even kill for it.
But now love has been declared a dangerous disease.
Everyone who turns eighteen must be immunised with a procedure called the cure. Lena Haloway is looking forward to being able to live the safe, predictable life the government claims the cure will bring. But meeting Alex, an enigmatic boy from the Wilds, might just make her question everything she's been raised to believe.》
🔮Esta saga llevaba bastante tiempo en mi lista y por fin me hice con ella cuando estaba en Inglaterra. Le tenía muchas ganas así que me puse con el primero enseguida. El primero estuvo bien, pero según fui avanzando con la saga mi opinión fue de mal en peor. Me parece que la historia termina bastante mal, tiene un final sacado de la manga sin ningún tipo de sentido ni una conclusión verdadera. Me parece que trata a algunos personajes fatal, en el sentido de que no les da un final digno o directamente les deja sin final a algunos. Por otra parte, también diré que el libro de las historias no estuvo tan mal, creo que aporta bastante, pero no es lo suficiente para salvar la saga. Me dio mucha pena porque empecé a leer la saga con mucha ilusión. Un único punto a favor que diré es que las portadas son preciosas😍
🎹¿Habéis leído esta saga o algún otro libro de la autora? Yo sinceramente después del chasco no creo que en un tiempo próximo lea nada suyo. ¡Contadme abajo y hablamos! ¡Tened un gran día! - C🍃
⭐Saga Delirium: 2'25/5⭐
Happy Friday to me! 😍🐃
Yes, I know there are other Halloween editions from @hodderbooks butttt let's be real. You all know I had top interest in Rose Madder 😌🎃🎃
Are you expecting any #bookmail this weekend? 📚📬
I’ve had a bit of an unintentional break from bookstagram during which I missed the birthday of one of my all time favourite authors, Stephen King. I grew up reading his books and I remember many school summer holidays spent reading his latest novel. I also remember some of the ‘90s covers being quite boring and or/unmemorable, nothing like the earlier editions. The covers of Bag of Bones and The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon are two I remember disliking. So, I’m loving these Halloween Editions, the latest four including a much nicer edition of The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon and the previous four having a much better edition of Bag of Bones! They remind me of the ‘80s covers that I loved. Swipe to see all the covers together.
Thanks to @hodderbooks for sending me the latest four. .
What’s one or some of your favourite Stephen King novels? Mine are IT, ‘Salem’s Lot, the Dark Tower series and Night Shift, to name a few. .
Cosy evenings ✨📖🕯🧦
gifted| I love winding down before bed with a good book 📖💤 Tonight I’m starting ‘A gift in December’ which sounds like the perfect cosy read to curl up with this autumn 🧡 Can’t wait to share my thoughts with you once I’ve read it ✨❤️
If you fancy grabbing yourself a copy it’ll be on sale from 17th October but can be pre-ordered on Amazon now ☺️
This book was kindly sent to me to review by @hodderbooks 📚
TODAY ONLY! To celebrate Stephen King's birthday, buy any book from the ATB shop and get a free Hodder edition King book!
Hodder editions are used books in various condition, but all are in great reading shape. Free book chosen at random. Offer available for US shipping addresses only while supplies last.