After radio silence for so long, you’re now getting two whole posts in row. Wooo! There’s only one thing that could possibly bring me out of hiding, and that’s books of course 😉
The categories are out for Erin’s next book challenge and I am so excited! There are some really cool categories this time. However, I do have to say I am disappointed that there is no book with a seven word title. I was convinced there would be so when I realised the title of a book I had bought actually contained seven words I saved it up specially. How could you, Erin? I feel betrayed! 😉 Luckily I managed to fit the book into a category anyway so all is forgiven. Anywaaaay… without further ado, I give you my preliminary list.
But first, a brief recap of the rules: Although the categories are out now, the actual challenge doesn’t start until 1 July. All books read between then and 31 October count, provided they fit into a category and have 200 or more pages. You can only read one book per category, but you can go through the categories in any order.
There are a few I could go with, but for now I’m saying A Seven Letter Word by Kim Slater.
Broken Silence by Danielle Ramsay. I can’t wait to read this one! It’s set in Whitley Bay, which is near where my family is from.
Alfie Bloom and the Talisman Thief by Gabrielle Kent just arrived, and the cover looks pretty yellow to me! The only difficulty here will be forcing myself to wait until July to read it. Eeep!
How to Look for a Lost Dog by Ann M. Martin has a picture of a dog on the front. Count the words people. Count them! Notice how there are seven!
Aaah… I hate reading new books – I like to get cheap second.hand copies when everyone else is done. *Sigh*. I have chosen The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli. New copy very reluctantly ordered.
Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name by Vendela Vida. I’ve never read anything by this author before but this sounds intriguing.
I have chosen Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson purely because I already own it. And I’m only a million years behind the rest of the world with reading this one 😉
I’m thinking of Silence is Goldfish by Annabel Pitcher because I really want to read this one, but I’m not sure whether elective mutism counts as a mental illness? I also have All the Things We Didn’t Say by Sara Shepard (the blurb says the dad “descends into mental illness”) and Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford as back ups.
Hey, I picked this one! I will read either Jonathan Livingstone Seagull by Richard Bach- the protagonist is a seagull – or Seraphina by Rachel Hartmann – the main characters are dragons!