Mental Health Readathon Wrap Up

This was a challenge which was focused on mental illness and characters with mental illness. My TBR for this post is here. I had three books on my TBR and unfortunately, I didn’t manage to read all of them. I read other books, just not the ones on my TBR!

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)Under Rose-Tainted SkiesBroadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum








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.

I was trying to go for books I read, so I didn’t fulfil all the challenges. Under Rose-Tainted Skies was a book about a main character with a mental illness and was also #ownvoices as well. I really enjoyed Under Rose-Tainted Skies, it might be my favourite book of the month. Broadmoor Revealed was alright, I finished it quickly, but I wish it had focused more on mental illness from the Victorian perspective which is what I had been hoping for. A Court of Wings and Ruin, I’ve read the first chapter for my Try A Chapter tag and haven’t gotten any further.

This was a great readathon to take part in and I hope it runs again soon!



Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017

A weekly blog meme from The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Most Anticipated Books for the Second Half of 2017 (and that is a mouthful). I always find these ones quite hard to do because I never have a list of books that are going to be released, I normally find recs on Booktube or Goodreads. Frequently I miss out books and I’m sure when I read other people’s Top Ten Tuesday posts, I’ll be struck by how many I missed!

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Under Rose-Tainted Skies

Under Rose-Tainted SkiesAt 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?

Goodreads, Amazon UK

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Try a Chapter Tag

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).


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