Wednesday 13 August 2014

We're all going on a summer holiday...

Good morning, bookworms.

I hope you've all had a great week so far, mine's been lovely and relaxed as I've spent my week off work reading, writing and watching countless amounts of films. I'm also heading off to the land of glitz, glamour and fake tan when I arrive in Essex tomorrow! My mom and I are spending a couple of days there as we always have a UK city break together in the summer.

One of my favourite parts of holiday preparation is packing. I'm probably on my own there as most people despise it, but there's something about planning out all of your outfits and summer essentials that really excites me.

And of course, I've hand selected a few books to take with me:

  • Deadlands by Lily Herne*
 Deadlands is a book series written by Lily Herne, a mother-daughter writing duo, Sarah and Savanna Lotz. It's set in Cape Town after the zombie apocalypse and has been compared to The Hunger Games and The Walking Dead. 

I recently reviewed The Three by Sarah Lotz and I thought it was incredibly really well-written, and seen as I've had the Deadlands book trilogy on my TBR pile for a while now, I thought my holiday would be the ideal time to start it.

  • Solitaire by Alice Oseman
I bought this book at its launch party a couple of weeks ago and have been eager to bury my nose in it since. Alice Oseman is so friendly in person and a true inspiration as she's a published author at just 19 years old! One of my closest friends has already read it and speaks very highly of it, so I'm looking forward to seeing if I agree with her.

  • Ready, Set, Novel by Lindsey Grant, Tavia Stewart-Streit and Chris Baty
I bought this writing journal a while ago and I've just reached the half way point. It's full of amazing advice and fun tasks to help you create interesting characters and stories. It's always been a dream of mine to write a novel (even if it's just for my eyes only) and I can see myself writing whilst on holiday, so will be taking it with me for when inspiration strikes! 

I'd love to know if you're going on holiday this year, and what books you'll be taking with you!

* Thank you to Constable and Robinson for sending me the Deadlands trilogy for review! 

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  1. Ah, I've never heard of Ready, Set, Novel, but it looks really good! I also I'm soo desperate to write a book but I never seem to have the inspiration. Lovely post! x
    Eden from edenroses xx

    1. You should definitely look into Ready, Set, Novel then. It's incredible and helps you come up with ideas and characters :) x

  2. Ooooh, I'm so keen to read Deadlands after really enjoying The Three. It's so lovely that Sarah writes with her daughter! Have a lovely holiday!

    Tamsin xx | A Certain Adventure

    1. I'm about half way through it now - you'd love it! :) x

  3. Hi I have nominated you for a liebster award

  4. Good luck with your reading! I've not heard of any of these so am looking forward to hearing how you get on. Hope you have a lovely break with your mum. Louise xo


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