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The past few weeks have been seriously good for books. I seem to be buying a lot more than usual lately because there are so many books I’m excited to read, and I’ve also been very lucky to receive some from lots of lovely publishers. SO MANY AMAZING BOOKS!

Spot the Difference by Juno Dawson is one of this year’s World Book Day titles and I’m currently reading it. Juno always delivers amazing books, so of course I’m loving it!

Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell is the other YA World Book Day title for 2016 and tells the story of Elena, who is queueing outside her local cinema for the opening of the new Star Wars film. It was super cute and a great choice of book to read if you’re in between books and want something quick but extremely gripping.

The Trouble with Women by Jacky Fleming is a look at women through history and how, as Fleming puts it, men have put women in the Dustbin of History. Its witty illustrations and satirical tone make it impossible not to laugh whilst read it, or bang your head against your bookshelf in horror at all Mankind.

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman is one of my most-anticipated releases of 2016, especially as I loved Solitaire so much. I’m going to be starting it right away because I can’t wait any longer! Alice is an incredible writer and I already know I’m going to love Radio Silence just as much as I loved Solitaire.

The #1 Rule for Girls by Rachel McIntyre looks at life post-break up for main character, Daisy. I enjoyed Me and Mr J, her debut novel, when I read it last year, so I was very pleased to hear that Rachel had a new book out this year. Thank you, Electric Monkey!

I read Crush by Eve Ainsworth last summer and have been desperate to talk about it since, but it’s only just been released! Eve is perfect at writing gritty contemporaries, and Crush explores what it’s like to be in a toxic relationship. Highly recommended! Thank you, Scholastic!

Half Lost by Sally Green is the conclusion to the Half Bad trilogy and I am so excited to see what happens! The trilogy has been absolutely amazing, so it will be a tiny bit sad to say goodbye to it, but I know there will be lots of other exciting books from Sally Green in the future. Thank you, Penguin Platform!

I’ve never read anything by Emery Lord before so when a copy of When We Collided popped through my letterbox, I was very happy. It comes out in April, so I’ll hopefully be reading and reviewing it before then. I’ve heard great things about Emery’s books. Thank you, Bloomsbury!

Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky looks at fandom culture and what happens when it goes wrong. Fandom culture is everywhere at the moment, so Kill the Boy Band is going to be very current. Thank you, My Kinda Book!

Finding a copy of the Complete Sonnets by William Shakespeare probably shouldn’t have excited me as much as it did, but I’ve been looking for a copy for ages. I’m reading lots of poetry at the moment and have read a few of Shakespeare’s sonnets, so I’m looking forward to reading the rest. SUPER EXCITED!

Head Over Heels by Holly Smale is the latest instalment in the Geek Girl series and I’m hoping to marathon read this and the previous book, All That Glitters, sometime in the next month. I need to catch up with Harriet! Thank you, Harper Children’s!


What books have you acquired recently? Are there any books on my list that you’ve read or are excited to read?

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    6 March, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Ahh, I can’t wait for Half Lost!! It’s probably my most anticipated release of this year, so I really hope it lives up to all I want it to be. I’ll be sad to see the series go too, but I’ll be content if Nathan and Gabriel get together! I also really want to read Kill the Boyband, because I’ve heard so many good things. I love the colour of the proof too! 😀

    I hope you enjoy these, Lucy 🙂
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    Alice @ A Reader's Fiction
    6 March, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    I didn’t know Rainbow Rowell wrote something for World Book Day, but now I’m very tempted to go pick up a copy as it sounds like a really sweet little read. Half Lost is another I’m excited to get to after I read Half Wild as I loved the first one and so can’t wait to read the rest of the series. Kill the Boyband also sounds interesting 🙂
    Hope you enjoy reading all of these!
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    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    6 March, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    I received the Half Bad trilogy to review and I am SO EXCITED to read it! *_* Radio Silence was absolutely amazing, definitely a favorite of 2016. And SQUEE, that’s so exciting that you got the latest Geek Girl book – hope you enjoy! 🙂

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    Kate @ The Bookaholic Blurbs
    7 March, 2016 at 3:23 am

    I want When We Collided! Also, great photo!
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    Natalie @ Flowers in my Books
    26 March, 2016 at 12:24 am

    I’m so excited to read Head Over Heels – I always adore the Geek Girl books. Unfortunately I have to wait for the paperback to be released because the rest of my books are in paperback (except Picture Perfect but it’s a signed copy so I’ll forgive it) and I just can’t deal with unmatching copies. BLECH. SO SAD.

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      Lucy Powrie
      4 April, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      I hate getting mismatched books too. I’m sure the paperback will be worth waiting for. I hope you enjoy it when you do get to read it!

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