Top Ten Books of 2017

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1. The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed

This is my most recent read and it has shot right into my top three. It was amazing. The Nowhere Girls is an incredibly important book that addresses rape culture in the USA.

2. Love, Hate, and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

This is the first of two 2018 releases that I read recently. It’s about a Muslim Indian American girl and her experiences in regards to high school, friendship, relationships, and Islamophobia.

3. The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis

This is the second of the 2018 releases that I adored! The Dangeorus Art of Blending In is a beautifully written about a gay Greek-American boy and his abusive family. It was a tough read because I struggle to read about domestic abuse, but it was absolutely wonderful.

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Artemis by Andy Weir

Artemis by Andy WeirArtemis by Andy Weir
Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date: 14th November 2017
Publisher: Del Rey
Source: Publisher
Add it: Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

Jazz Bashara is a criminal.

Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.

Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of Jazz's problems, as she learns that she's stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself - and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even more unlikely than the first.

Along with everyone else in the world, I had been waiting for something new from Andy Weir with baited breath. I was completely ready to read more about Mark Watney because after reading The Martian he became one of my all time favourite characters. But Artemis is actually about a young woman called Jazz.

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Monthly Wrap Up: November 2017


me in november

November was a fantastic month! The month kicked off with mine and Quill’s anniversary. We were going to go for a long walk during the day, but instead we ended up at Frankie & Benny’s and then we watched the Lego Ninjago Movie at the cinema. In the evening, we went to the Thai restaurant where we had our first date. It was lovely.

My friends and I had a Harry Potter night earlier in the month, during which we dressed up (or down) in our HP pyjamas and watched the first movie. We’re hoping to do another one soon to watch the second film. It was a tonne of fun!

Then there was the firework display in one of the villages nearby, which was actually pretty great! They timed the fireworks to the music, and it went on for about half an hour. I think everyone who went loved it, apart from the shrieking babies.

Quill and I went to London for my birthday weekend and ended up at the British Museum,and then later on we went to Waterstones Piccadilly. Obviously. I didn’t buy anything, but I had a good browse and I’ve got some ideas for what to spend my book token on. On my actual birthday we went out for a roast dinner, which was yummy! The guy who served us asked if it was my 18th birthday, which had everyone laughing because I’ve actually just turned 25.

Quill took me to the Warner Bros Studio Tour for my birthday (on his birthday) and it was AMAAAAAAZING. I might write a post about it.

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Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

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1. Layover by Amy Andelson & Emily Meyer

Apparently this one is a lot like Clueless? It’s a contemporary in which some teenagers run off to Los Angeles to avoid their problems.

2. Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre

A science fiction book about a thief!

3. A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole

This is another sci-fi about a girl called Octavia (!) who lives (literally) on another planet.

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