Authors I Want To

One of my favourite forms of procrastinating is adding more and more books to my Waterstones wishlist. So much so, I have them split into categories.

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And I have a sneaky bonus wishlist that I have to scroll down to see.

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So today I thought I’d share with you, 5 authors I really want to read more of!

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The Square Root of Summer + My Summer Time Capsule.

Title: The Square Root of Summer
Author: Harriet Reuter Hapgood
Year Published: 2016
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“Last summer, Gottie’s life fell apart. Her beloved grandfather Grey died and Jason left her – the boy to whom she lost her virginity (and her heart) – and he wouldn’t even hold her hand at the funeral! This summer, still reeling from twin heartbreaks, Gottie is lost and alone and burying herself in equations. Until, after five years absence, Thomas comes home: former boy next door. Former best friend. Former everything. And as life turns upside down again she starts to experience strange blips in time – back to last summer, back to what she should have seen then . . .”


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Kill The Boyband – Goldy Moldavsky

Title: Kill The Boyband
Author: Goldy Moldavsky
Year Published: 2016
Source: Owned copy!
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“Okay, so just know from the start that it wasn’t supposed to go like this. All we wanted was to get near The Ruperts, our favorite boy band.
We didn’t mean to kidnap one of the guys. It kind of, sort of happened that way. But now he’s tied up in our hotel room. And the worst part of all, it’s Rupert P. All four members of The Ruperts might have the same first name, but they couldn’t be more different. And Rupert P. is the biggest flop out of the whole group.
We didn’t mean to hold hostage a member of The Ruperts, I swear. At least, I didn’t. We are fans. Okay, superfans who spend all of our free time tweeting about the boys and updating our fan tumblrs. But so what, that’s what you do when you love a group so much it hurts.
How did it get this far? Who knows. I mean midterms are coming up. I really do not have time to go to hell.”


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On The Other Side – Carrie Hope Fletcher.

Title: On The Other Side
Author: Carrie Hope Fletcher
Year Published: 2016
Source: Own copy!
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Synopsis: “Evie Snow is eighty-two when she quietly passes away in her sleep, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. It’s the way most people wish to leave the world but when Evie reaches the door of her own private heaven, she finds that she’s become her twenty-seven-year-old self and the door won’t open.

Evie’s soul must be light enough to pass through so she needs to get rid of whatever is making her soul heavy. For Evie, this means unburdening herself of the three secrets that have weighed her down for over fifty years, so she must find a way to reveal them before it’s too late. As Evie begins the journey of a lifetime, she learns more about life and love than she ever thought possible, and somehow , some way, she may also find her way back to her long lost love . . .”

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Post LFCC/YALC Blues & Haul. 2016 edition.

It’s been a week now since I attended YALC 2016 and I am still exhausted! I had such a fantastic time. I have got to do the full weekend next time, there’s still so much I didn’t get to explore across the whole weekend!

I wish I spent more time in the LFCC section of the event. There was a massive Suicide Squad exhibition that displayed the costumes which I thought was cool. And I got my photo taken with the squad!

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But I did spend most of my day in YALC so let me tell you all about it!

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Double Dawson Reviews | Under My Skin & Mind Your Head

Today I am bringing you two book reviews in one post! Both by the fantastic author Juno Dawson. One is a fictional YA horror and the other is a non fiction book all about mental health. Spoiler: I loved both of them.     Under My Skin Goodreads link: Accidentally ending up in the seedier side of town one day, Sally finds herself mysteriously lured to an almost-hidden tattoo parlour – and once inside, Sally is quickly seduced by its charming owner, Rosita, and her talk of how having a secret tattoo can be as empowering as it is thrilling. … Continue reading Double Dawson Reviews | Under My Skin & Mind Your Head

Lies We Tell Ourselves – Robin Talley

Fun fact: this was one of the book club picks for the Spinster Book Club that I am a member of! It’s run by Lydia at Something LikeLydia and the goodreads link is here if it sounds like something that interests you! 🙂

Title: Lies We Tell Ourselves
Author: Robin Talley
Published: 2014



It’s 1959. The battle for civil rights is raging. And it’s Sarah Dunbar’s first day of school, as one of the first black students at the previously all-white Jefferson High. No one wants Sarah there. Not the Governor. Not the teachers. And certainly not the students – especially Linda Hairston, daughter of the town’s most ardent segregationist. Sarah and Linda have every reason to despise each other. But as a school project forces them to spend time together, the less their differences seem to matter. And Sarah and Linda start to feel something they’ve never felt before. Something they’re both determined ignore. Because it’s one thing to be frightened by the world around you – and another thing altogether when you’re terrified of what you feel inside.

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The Gap of Time – Jeanette Winterson.

Title: The Gap of Time
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Year Published: 2015



New Bohemia. America. A storm. A black man finds a white baby abandoned in the night. He gathers her up – light as a star – and decides to take her home.
London. England. After the financial crash. Leo Kaiser knows how to make money but he doesn’t know how to manage the jealousy he feels towards his best friend and his wife. Is the newborn baby even his?
New Bohemia. 17 years later. A boy and a girl are falling in love but there’s a lot they don’t know about who they are and where they come from.

Jeanette Winterson’s cover version of The Winter’s Tale vibrates with echoes of the original but tells a contemporary story where Time itself is a player in a game of high stakes that will either end in tragedy or forgiveness. It shows us that however far we have been separated, whatever is lost shall be found.

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