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With so many books constantly popping through my letterbox all beautifully packaged and very appealing, it can be good to sometimes sit back and take stock of the books I still haven’t read.

The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine

I went through a phase a while back where I devoured as much middle grade as I possibly could and this was one of my purchases then. To me, it sounds like a middle grade version of Mr Selfridge which was on TV a while back, with a mystery thrown in. How cool does that sound?!

Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

When I received a copy of this from the publisher, I fell in love with how gorgeous it is. I can’t wait to read it because Nicole has been raving about it for a while, and I’ve heard that it’s told in an unusual way – not through a typical narrative, but through documents and emails in a really creative way. I LOVE books like that!

All of the Above by James Dawson

I can’t believe I haven’t read this yet! I love James’s writing and I am incredibly proud of him, especially as he is now starting the process of transitioning into a woman. James is one of the best UKYA writers and I love him.

All the Rage by Courtney Summers

After hearing wonderful things about Courtney Summers’s books from Holly Bourne and then finding out that All the Rage is going to be published in the UK in 2016, I got very excited to read it. It’s had some great reviews on Goodreads and I think it will be a great feminist read.

Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard

Kind of cheating by adding this one because I’m currently reading it, but I had to include it because I’m loving it so much. It’s a brilliant tale of friendship and how abuse doesn’t just affect one person, it affects a number of people. The way that Sara writes the friendship between Caddy, Rosie and Suzanne is beautiful and very realistic. I will be recommending this book a lot!

What books are you hoping to read soon?

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    Jasmine Denholm
    27 October, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    I really really want to read All Of The Above – I’ve actually never read any James Dawson before! x

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    Stephanie Hartley
    27 October, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    These look and sound amazing!

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    Georgia Stencel
    27 October, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    All of the Above was a fantastic read, and I’m so proud of James for doing what he is about to do! I would love to read Illuminae, but my TBR list is so long at the moment – I’ve put myself on a book buying ban! I’m hoping to read the following next: Return to the Secret Garden by Holly Webb, Cloud 9 by Alex Campbell, A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen, and Chart Throb by Ben Elton. Great post, and lovely photo. (BTW, you might need a few tissues for James’ novel.) :3
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    27 October, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    I SO want to read All of the Above!!! Though right now, most of the books I want to read have been out for ages – I’ve gotten really lazy in terms of reading, and haven’t been doing as much lately, which is sad 🙁
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    27 October, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    I NEED to read The Heir of Fire and Queen of Shadows, then I would like to read Mrs. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (and the rest of that series) and The Series of Unfortunate Events books for Halloween. 🙂 Looks like you have a pretty good TBR. I haven’t read them, but I know some of them are pretty hyped.

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    29 October, 2015 at 12:16 am

    ALL of these are on my TBR except Illuminae, which is on my wishlist!
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    29 October, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Illuminae is amazing! In fact, read it soon so I have someone to talk to about it!

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    2 November, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    I’m currently reading Beautiful Broken Things and it’s just stunning! I’m so in love with it, my review is probably just going to be a whole lot of nonsensical gushing haha!
    I also received All The Rage and I’m so excited to read it!

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