I’m back with my third and FINAL TBR post for May! This is the final readathon I’m taking part in for May, but honestly I am SO excited for it! If you know me, you’ll know I absolutely LOVE true crime. Books, TV shows, podcasts – sign me up for it all.
So when I saw this readathon hosted by RachaelIsBooked I knew I had to take part! This readathon runs from 21st May – 28th May and has a few prompts to focus on each stage of being a detective; from Armchair Detective to Interpol! I’m so excited to read some of the true crime books on my TBR, and can’t wait to show you my TBR!
Here are the prompts:
Let’s go into it!
Armchair Detective: An Infamous Case – Ted Bundy: Conversations with a Serial Killer
Police Academy: Non-Violent Crime – The Great Escape by Paul Brickhill
Police Officer: Hometown Murder – Ian Brady by Dr Alan Keightley
Homicide Detective: Solved Case – Fred & Rose by Howard Sounes
Cold Case Detective: Unsolved Case –
FBI Agent: Serial Killer/ Mass Murder – Mass Killers by David J. Krajicek
Interpol: International Case – Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi
My final TBR is now done for he month! If you missed my other two you can find them here:
Are you taking part in this readathon? What’s on your TBR? Let me know below!
Until next time,
Once again I’m back with a VERY late TBR post. This month I thought I’d test myself by not just doing ONE readathon – oh no – I thought I’d do THREE. Because apparently I love to test myself!!!!
If you missed it, my first readathon TBR post went live yesterday which you can find here: MentalHealthAThon TBR!.
I’ve also been busy this month with getting through another TBR – this time for the Bookemon Badgeathon which is hosted by Tome Infinity! This TBR also runs for the entire of May, and I have been loving taking part! I’ve not been “officially” keeping up because of other reasons unfortunately, but my TBR has been keeping me going at least!
Let’s get into it!
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I’m back with my readathon TBR posts! I still absolutely adore doing readathons, and when I saw this one – I knew I just had to do it. The idea behind it is so amazing and I think it’s SO important to read these books. As someone who deals with mental health issues on a daily basis, I was shocked to see how little representation I had on my shelf – so this month that is going to change!
I know this TBR is VERY late going up – but I figured it’s better late than never!
This readathon runs from the 1st May until the 31st May and is hosted by A Beautiful Chaos of Books and it has this beautiful bingo board of prompts!
Let’s talk about my TBR! If you want to know the full details of the readathon and the prompts please find it here!
Group Book: Sparrow by Sarah Moon
Own Voices: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
Non-Fiction: Depression and Other Magic Tricks by Sabrina Benaim
Anxiety Rep: Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
Schizophrenia Rep: Challenger Deep by Neal Schusterman
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Title: The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell
Release: 17th May 2018
Synopsis: Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feodora’s mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. A wolf wilder is the opposite of an animal tamer: it is a person who teaches tamed animals to fend for themselves, and to fight and to run, and to be wary of humans. When the murderous hostility of the Russian Army threatens her very existence, Feo is left with no option but to go on the run. What follows is a story of revolution and adventure, about standing up for the things you love and fighting back. And, of course, wolves.
The Wolf Wilder is a beautiful and illustrated journey through love, determination and standing up for what you believe in.
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Title: LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff
Release: 17th May 2018
Synopsis: It’s just another day on the Scrap: lose the last of your credits at the WarDome, dodge the gangs and religious fanatics, discover you can destroy electronics with your mind, stumble upon the deadliest robot ever built… When Eve finds the ruins of an android boy named Ezekiel in the scrap pile she calls home, her entire world comes crashing down. With her best friend and her robotic sidekick in tow, she and Ezekiel will trek across deserts of irradiated glass, battle cyborg assassins, and scour abandoned megacities to save the ones she loves…and learn the dark secrets of her past.
When I heard that Jay Kristoff was writing a new series I knew I was going to love it, but I had no idea just how much.
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Title: The Truth Pixie by Matt Haig
Release: 18th October 2018
Synopsis: ‘Wherever she is, whatever the day, She only has one kind of thing to say. Just as cats go miaow and cows go moo, The Truth Pixie can only say things that are true.’
If you don’t know who Matt Haig is, I beg of you to add him to your TBR. His writing is magic, and The Truth Pixie is a book you want to read to every kid in the world.
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Title: After The Fire by Will Hill
Release: 1st June 2017
Synopsis: Father John controls everything inside The Fence. And Father John likes rules. Especially about never talking to Outsiders. Because Father John knows the truth. He knows what is right, and what is wrong. He knows what is coming. Moonbeam is starting to doubt, though. She’s starting to see the lies behind Father John’s words. She wants him to be found out.What if the only way out of the darkness is to light a fire?
A murder. A cult. A fire. If you thought you knew the story, think again.
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Title: Sadie by Courtney Summers
Release: 1st October 2018
Synopsis: A missing girl on a journey of revenge and a Serial – like podcast following the clues she’s left behind. Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water. But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie’s entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him. When West McCray – a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America – overhears Sadie’s story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie’s journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it’s too late.
My favourite read of 2018, and one that will stay with me forever. With it’s gripping writing, nail biting story with a heartbreaking twist, one you pick it up you won’t want to put it down.
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Title: Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
Release: 28th September 2017
Synopsis: Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper’s true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe’s best schools of forensic medicine…and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend.
But her life’s dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school’s forbidding castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the strangely familiar murders. What she finds brings all her terrifying fears to life once again.
The sequel of the historically wonderful Stalking Jack the Ripper takes us to Transylvania for the trip of a lifetime.
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Title: The Confession by Jo Spain
Release: 9th August 2018
Synopsis: Late one night a man walks into the luxurious home of disgraced banker Harry McNamara and his wife Julie. The man launches an unspeakably brutal attack on Harry as a horror-struck Julie watches, frozen by fear. It looks like Harry’s many sins – corruption, greed, betrayal – have finally caught up with him. An hour later the intruder, JP Carney, hands himself in, confessing to the assault. The police have a victim, a suspect in custody and an eye-witness account, but Julie remains troubled. Has Carney’s surrender really been driven by a guilty conscience or is this confession the first calculated move in a deadly game?
Probably the most well written thriller I have ever read, this is a must add to your TBR.
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