Mid Year Reading Progress & Favourites so far!

mid year reading progress

So this post kind of links with last week’s resolutions update, because the second it hits mid year I wonder to myself HOW AM I DOING WITH MY READING CHALLENGES? I don’t know why, it’s just satisfying to see. Plus I can use it to totally justify any book buying I’m about to do…maybe…

shh.

Let’s have a peep at my reading progress!

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The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon | A dark mystery encased in a love for books

The Shadow of the Wind

This book was a reread for me – in the form of a buddy read. Both myself and Amy @ ShoutAme felt we needed to read this book, with it being a favourite of ours, and so June brought that reread along. I was slightly paranoid that I wouldn’t enjoy it as much as the original time I read it, since I couldn’t remember a thing and my tastes have changed a lot, but…well, you’ll see from this review how it went.

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Let’s dive right in!

The Shadow of the Wind

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Night by Elie Wiesel | How a little book can say it all…

Night

I finally read the nonfiction book that has been on my radar for years. Quite randomly, actually. I wanted a really quick one evening, and since this was the shortest book on my shelves at that point, I picked it up.

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Let’s dive right in!

Night

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Reading Resolution: An Update | Ohhhhh, we’re halfway there…

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SO. We’ve reached the halfway point guys. 2017 is whizzing right past faster than we can blink. Where does that leave us?

Well, I don’t know about you, it’s left me stranded in a random month wondering where the other months went. It’s rather bewildering.

But at the start of the year, I set myself some reading resolutions. And while it seemed to be going well at the start, they might have just…fizzled out a bit. As resolutions tend to do. Maybe.

Shall we find out?

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Show Stopper Blog Tour: Extract of a dark society & deadly circus

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I have something exciting to show you today guys! I decided to buddy up with Scholastic to bring you an extract from Hayley Barker’s new book Show Stopper!

I’m so intrigued about this book after seeing it around online, and even more so after reading through the extract myself. Also, look how stunning the cover is!!

I hope you enjoy!

press release

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Collective Book Haul – April & May |Gotta get those spring reads in

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So I thought to myself the other day “Ashleigh, it’s been freakin’ AGES since you did a book haul on your blog. Sort yourself out.” They’re just easier to do on my booktube channel, and so somehow I’ve neglected to add them here too.

But NOT TODAY MY FRIENDS. Because here I’m bringing you my collective book haul. Like I did on my last haul, I’ll link my video at the start of the list, since that’s where I explain where I got the books from and any thoughts I have on them, but if you can’t watch the video (or simply don’t want to *cries* (just kidding)), all the books will be listed below as their own haul!

Here’s my spring book haul!

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Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (Screenplay)| Good for a quick trip back into the wizarding world, but not too impressive

Fantastic beasts

I didn’t even intend on reading this one for a very long time. But I felt like I was reading slowly lately (even though I was reading at my usual speed) and wanted a quick read, and so this happened.

*shrugs*

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Let’s dive into the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them screenplay!

Fantastic Beasts

Title: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them: The Original Screenplay

Author: J.K. Rowling

Publisher: Little Brown Book Group

Series Status: A prequel screenplay to the Harry Potter series, but can be read as a standalone

Genre: Fantasy

Number of Pages:  294

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A slow & important trundle about understanding anxiety/mental health in…Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

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I finally got round to reading this book! It’s been on my TBR for so long. But I wanted a shorter book than my usual, and so I finally made a grab for this one.

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Let’s dive into Under Rose-Tainted Skies!

under-rose-tainted-skies

Title: Under Rose-Tainted Skies

Author: Louise Gornall

Publisher: Chicken House

Series Status: Standalone

Genre: Contemporary, Mental Health, Young Adult

Number of Pages:  272

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February Wrap Up & Favourites | Things slowing down in the shortest month…but also my birthday!

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February. The shortest month of the year. And the month filled with love? While Valentine’s day might not be a hit for everyone, it’s not just all about romance. There’s an overall sense of gratefulness come the occasion, an appreciation for friends and family too.

Though the month is only missing two or three days, those missing days can feel like they make all the difference. We don’t quite make it to day 30 before starting again. But still, the months roll on.

❤ ❤ ❤

Let’s see what February brought…

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February/Birthday Book Haul! Stocking up my physical TBR once again

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Sooooo it was my birthday on Friday 🙂

And while I don’t make that huge a fuss about my own birthday, it does mean I was treated to some new books, and that alone is exciting for me!

Like with my December Book Haul, my main version of this haul is actually on my booktube channel, since it’s a lot easier to explain which were gifts/which I got before my birthday, along with why I’m interested in them. So the video will be down below, but underneath the books and synopsis’ will be listed for anyone who doesn’t have enough time (or simply don’t want) to watch the video.

So let’s see what books I got in February!

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