Sunday, 25 January 2015

A Little Reading Challenge

A new year means a new reading challenge.
So this year I have pledged on Goodreads that I will read 25 books!
Last year I was able to read 26 books and this year I want to set myself a similar target.

Now this is the point where I would usually show you what books I want to read, but my TBR list currently stands at over 100 books... So instead I thought I would show you some of the books I received for Christmas as well as a few of the books I have recently purchased that I will most likely read this year!
Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski
The Blurb:
What would you do if everyone could hear your thoughts? Your best friend. Your worst enemy. Your secret crush. No secrets. No privacy. No escape. Sounds like your worst nightmare, right? We should know. It happened to us.

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
The Blurb:
Frankie Landau-Banks attends one of the most privileged school in the country. She is popular, cute and funny. Her main preoccupation is the gorgeous Matthew Livingston. But that's not all there is to Frankie. She's also smart. Then Frankie discovers Matthew has been keeping secrets from her. What will she do to get even? How far will she go? It's up to Frankie... 

Going Rogue by Robin Benway (sequel to Also Known As!)
The Blurb:
Which is more dangerous: corrupt spies... or your boyfriend's mom?
Having a permanent base in Manhattan has its pros and cons for seventeen-year-old safe-cracker Maggie Silver. On hiatus from her usual international spy missions, Maggie gets to spend more quality time with her insanely cool best friend, Roux, and former mark turned boyfriend, Jesse Oliver... even if she does have to meet his mom. But when Maggie's parents are falsely accused of stealing precious gold coins, she flees to Paris with her friends to form a new spy team... one that will clear her family's name once and for all.

The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
The Blurb:
"The Boyfriend List was a homework assignment for my mental health. Doctor Z, my shrink, told me to write down all the boyfriends, kind-of boyfriends, almost-boyfriends, rumoured boyfriends and wished-he-were boyfriends I've ever had. Plus, she recommended I take up knitting."
Ruby Oliver is fifteen and has a shrink. It might be unusual, but that's what happens when you lose your boyfriend and your best friends, become a social outcast at school and start having panic attacks. What else is there to do but skip school for the day, read mystery novels and eat spearmint jelly candies...?

Zelah Green by Vanessa Curtis
The Blurb:
"My name is Zelah Green and I'm a cleanaholic." I spend most of my life running away from germs. And dirt. And people. And I'm just about doing OK and then my stepmother packs me off to some kind of hospital to live with a load of strangers. It's stuck in the middle of nowhere. Great. There's Alice who's anorexic. Caro who cuts herself. Silent Sol who has the cutest smile. And then there's me. "It'll be fine, I say to myself. It's all going to be OK..."

Exchange by Paul Magrs
The Blurb:
A bookshop crammed with wonders; a lost friendship rediscovered; sinister secrets and a terrible act of revenge.
Following the death of his parents, Simon, a shy 16-year-old, moves into his grandparents' claustrophobic bungalow. United by their voracious appetite for novels, Simon and his grandmother stumble across the Great Big Book Exchange - a bookshop with a difference. There they meet impulsive, gothic Kelly and her boss, Terrance - and the friendships forged in the Great Big Book Exchange result in startling and unsettling consequences for all of them.

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