I had a really fun month in January, full celebrating: my housemates and I threw a party (just because), it was my brother’s birthday, and a good friend had a house-warming. It was fun but definitely took its toll on my sleep!
Driving home on Halloween night, a young woman stumbles out onto the road in front of Lauren’s father’s truck. Niall bundles her into the cab, taking her home and caring for her all night. In the morning, she is gone. When Lauren asks what happened to the woman from the road, Niall irritably tells her he doesn’t know what she’s talking about.
We’re already a couple of weeks into January now, and although I’ve finally stopped signing off all my emails with Happy New Year!, I’m still revelling in the New Year spirit. I saw this tag on LauReads and thought it would be a good way to come up with some little 2020 challenges. Maybe I’ll check back in with these resolutions mid-year to see how many I stuck with! As usual, not tagging anyone in particular, but would love to see your resolutions if you decide to do this tag too! Let’s get started.
In his first and only autobiography, Elton John charts his rise from his shy childhood as Reginald Dwight to one of the biggest selling artists of all time. From his outrageous outfits to outrageous antics, Elton John leaves no stone unturned in telling his life story, warts and all.
Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly blog series hosted on Goodreads by Sam @ ThoughtsOnTomes. The series is currently on hiatus so no new prompts are being produced, but it’s a perfect opportunity to work through some old prompts I missed, or come up with some ones of my own! This week I’m taking a look at the books I really wish I had read last year, but for some reason or another didn’t get around to
Juliet returns to Nightingale House at a rather tumultuous point in her life; she’s lost her job, her husband is having an affair, and her children each come with problems of their own. When she discovers she has inherited the Horner family home, many years after her grandmother’s death, she doesn’t quite understand why, but she is wary of questioning it. Instead, she takes her three children – teenage Bea, nine-year-old Isla, and toddler Sandy – and moves them to the country and the great Nightingale House where she spent her childhood summers. But the house still holds secrets from her great-grandparents’ time.
We’re over two weeks into 2020 now and I’ve had time to think about what I want to achieve reading-wise this year. Having reflected on my 2019 goals, I want to continue with the same practices and hopefully have a great year of reading in 2020! Christmas also marked one year since going self-hosted, so I think it’s a good time to reflect on things I want to do with The Owlery Reader too. Finally, I have a few personal goals I’d like to set myself as well.
Jenny is in her mid-thirties and by all accounts, her life is pretty great. She has a good job at a cool magazine, owns a house in London, and has an array of funny friends just a text away. Problem is, she now has to live with three painfully hipster housemates since breaking up with her semi-famous artist boyfriend, her relationship with her best friend is also on the rocks, as is her career, and her fortune-telling mother has decided to show up on her doorstep. But the worst bit? Suzy Brambles just unfollowed her on Instagram.
Six For Sunday is a weekly blog series created by Steph @ ALittleButALot. Prompts for the first three months of 2020 are now up, and today’s prompt is 2019 Favourites. I read some great books last year but here are a handful of my favourites!
I added quite a handful books to my TBR in December, as I discovered a few new 2020 titles and was bought a couple of unexpected books for Christmas. I covered the latter in my Christmas Book Haul post, so I’ve only included unmentioned additions in today’s Stacking the Shelves. Here’s everything else I added to my TBR in December.