Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog theme started by The Broke and the Bookish. This week it is anything to do with summer! It’s not summer where I am at the moment (Australia) but it will be summer when I return back to the UK in August.
At seventeen, Norah has accepted that the four walls of her house delineate her life. She knows that fearing everything from inland tsunamis to odd numbers is irrational, but her mind insists the world outside is too big, too dangerous. So she stays safe inside, watching others’ lives through her windows and social media feed.
But when Luke arrives on her doorstep, he doesn’t see a girl defined by medical terms and mental health. Instead, he sees a girl who is funny, smart, and brave. And Norah likes what he sees.
Their friendship turns deeper, but Norah knows Luke deserves a normal girl. One who can walk beneath the open sky. One who is unafraid of kissing. One who isn’t so screwed up. Can she let him go for his own good—or can Norah learn to see herself through Luke’s eyes?
I saw this tag so many times on Booktube and it looked like such a fun idea, but I didn’t have a Booktube channel so I thought it wasn’t for me. But now I have so many books that I want to read and I have no idea which one to start with first. I thought this was a good way to get me to prioritise the next book I’m going to read and help me find exactly what makes a first chapter so good (considering that is what I’ll be working on with my own novel in June).
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog theme started by The Broke and the Bookish. This week it is Mother’s Day related so anything to do with mothers. Mother’s Day in the UK was months ago but I thought it would be fun to do this anyway!
This readathon starts today and I found it today which is why this TBR is coming up today. This readathon is based on books about mental illness or by authors with mental illness and it runs 14th May – 21st May.
1. Read a book with green on the cover.
2. Read a book by an author with a mental illness.
3. Read a book where the main character has a mental illness.
4. Read a non-fiction book about mental illness.
5. Read a comic/graphic novel with mental illness elements.
Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to my village, looking for a wife. When Lo-Melkhiin – a formidable king – arrives at her desert home, she knows that he will take her beautiful sister for a wife. Desperate to save her sister from certain death, she makes the ultimate sacrifice – leaving home and family behind to live with a fearful man. But it seems that a strange magic flows between her and Lo-Melkhiin, and night after night, she survives. Finding power in storytelling, the words she speaks are given a strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. But she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king …if only she can stop her heart from falling for a monster. Set against a harsh desert backdrop, A Thousand Nights by E K Johnston is an evocative tale of love, mystery and magic that would not feel out of place if Scheherazade herself were telling it. And perhaps she is…
This blog meme happens every Friday, hosted by Freda’s Voice, where you share an excerpt of a book you’ve read.
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.
I chose Vicious by V.E. Schwab.