Monday 31 October 2011

October 2011 - Competition Winners//Books of the Month & Best New Books for November!

I've already mentioned how my October reading was severely hampered through both illness and injury. First I had the never ending bug that would not go away, and then I pulled a muscle in my neck which left me in agony. Have you ever pulled a muscle in your neck? You would not believe how painful this is!

Anyhow, here's my regular monthly round up. Starting off with...

Competition Winners!

Adele H. won a copy of VIII by H.M. Castor

Brooke won a copy of Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Kira B. won a copy of Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts

Winners of Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
Jules, Edith, Debbie, Jessica and Georgina

Winners of The Taker by Alma Katsu
Elaine, Louise,  Robin and Shauna

All winners have been notified and you should have your books soon. For books sent from The Book Depository please allow up to 28 days for delivery.
*Please Note: I am not responsible for books lost in the mail.
I have two competitions running at the moment! Enter to win a copy of The Long Weekend by Savita Kalhan and a Halloween Prize Pack!

Books I loved in October:

Book of the Month: This is a toughie as I read some great books in October, but I'm going for Angel Fire - the follow up to L.A. Weatherly's Angel. I cannot resist Alex (I have a huge book crush on this guy!)and the romantic scenes in this book just made me swoon like the romantic fool that I am! I'll be reviewing the book tomorrow!

I also loved: I have high praise for both Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor and Between by Jessica Warman. Either of these could also have been my book of the month, but Alex just won it for Angel Fire.

Read my reviews of Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Between.

What I'm reading now: The Pledge by Kimberly Derting. Even though I'm not the biggest fan of YA dystopian I had to check this out as it's by Kimberly Derting and I always enjoy her books. I'm enjoying The Pledge so far, and will be reviewing soon!

Top picks for November:

Although there are a couple of buzzed about releases out this month - Crossed by Ally Condie, The Pledge by Kimberly Derting, Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi I'm not super excited for any of them.  I really like the sound of The Sharp Time by Mary O' Connell, so that's one I will be checking out.  November and December are generally slow months for book releases, but just wait until January when the release day madness begins again!

Coming up on the blog in November:

Along with the usual news and reviews I'll be taking part in the blog tour for Destined by Jessie Harrell and I'll have a competition to win a copy of the book too, so keep an eye out for that!


  1. I feel your pain- I didn't just pull my neck muscle - I ripped it! was absolute agony, had to go A&E - I still get pains in my neck if I sit still for too long or work it too hard and that was a couple of ears ago. I hope you recover from yours soon.

    I haven't read 'Angel' yet, but I've got it on my shelf. Looks really good.

  2. Hoping to get Angel Fire soon! =)
    Hope I enjoy it like you =)
    Congrats to the winners

  3. I hope your neck is feeling better soon. I injured my neck in high school and it was horrible. You realize just how much you use your neck after you injure it. I MUST get a copy of Angel, because I know how much you enjoyed it. I will have to look for a copy next time I'm out at the bookstore. I also can't wait for your review of The Pledge. Definitely excited for that one!

  4. Looking forward to seeing what you think of The Pledge Leanna, I have really high hopes for that one since I love her Body Finder books so much:)

  5. @Bex - Ripping a neck muscle sounds extra painful. Mine is still a little sore. This time last week I couldn't move it at all!

    @Jodie - I think you will love Angel Fire!

    @Christina - So true! I did not realise how much I used my neck until I couldn't move it at all!

    @Jenny - I'm enjoying The Pledge so far, although Max hasn't made quite the impression on me that Jay did!!

  6. I feel like a booger- I have yet to read Angel Fire yet. I can't say enough things about Shatter Me though! It is by far the best book I have ever read before!


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