So I’m a newbie to the graphic novel world and have only read Saga, Paper Girls, a couple on Batman, and Vol 1 of Y: The Last Man. My boyfriend Sam introduced me to these, and I really would love to learn of more great graphic novels there are to read- hence why I’ve gone with a top four rather than a top ten. A little embarrassed to be late to the party, but hey better late than never right? Anyway check out my top five…
Archives for January 2017
The Girl In The Ice by Robert Bryndza ~Goodreads~
Published by Bookouture 2016
Kindle edition 396 pages ~Amazon~
Her eyes are wide open. Her lips parted as if to speak. Her dead body frozen in the ice…She is not the only one.
When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation.
The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound and dumped in water around London.
What dark secrets is the girl in the ice hiding?
As Erika inches closer to uncovering the truth, the killer is closing in on Erika.
The last investigation Erika led went badly wrong… resulting in the death of her husband. With her career hanging by a thread, Erika must now battle her own personal demons as well as a killer more deadly than any she’s faced before. But will she get to him before he strikes again?
Hey, so you ever heard of that fable ‘The Hare and The Tortoise’? Yeah well everyone hedged their bets on the Hare winning the race against that awfully slow tortoise, and yet the outcome was a surprising one I give you that. I mean its logical that the Hare would win that race, we all know that. But no there’s a valid point to be made here. That careful and easy going Tortoise just strolled along not worried about a thing, he ignored the Hare and his jibes and minded his own business. However, the Hare was more focused on getting ahead of the Tortoise and took a nap because of his cockiness, and well that ended up being the reason why he lost the race. He underestimated the Tortoise’s abilities.
Another week, another TTT for you. This week I decided to share with you the Netgalley books I had meant to read ages ago, but like always another book gets in the way. So these 10 are on the top of my to-read list!
Baker Street Academy: Sherlock Holmes And The Disappearing Diamond by Sam Hearn ~Goodreads~
Published by Scholastic 2016
Hardback edition 176 pages ~Amazon~
Thank you to Faye and Scholastic for inviting me on the blog tour!
John Watson has barely settled into his new school, Baker Street Academy, when his teacher announces a trip to one of London’s top museums, home to the world’s most famous jewel. But it’s been stolen! When police catch the thief it seems the case is closed. Can Sherlock Holmes uncover the mystery behind this extraordinary gem?
Paper Girls Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan ~Goodreads~
Published by Image Comics 2016
Paperback 128 pages ~Book Depository~
Thank you to my wonderful boyfriend Sam for giving me this for Christmas, you know me so well!
The smash-hit series from BRIAN K. VAUGHAN and CLIFF CHIANG continues with a bold new direction, as intrepid young newspaper deliverers Erin, Mac, and Tiffany find themselves launched from 1988 to a distant and terrifying future…the year 2016.
It’s been a while since I updated you guys with how my studies with the Open University are going, so I thought I’d squeeze and update post in before I start back and being term two.
As of October this year I have started my Level 2 (Year 2) studying English Literature and Philosophy, and my module codes are A230 and A222 for those who are interested in checking them out on the OU website.
I read some great books in 2016, and many of them I hadn’t heard before and some that no one else seemed to be reading. I guess these are my favourites of 2016 that I would like everyone to read, because they are just fantastic!
I’ve linked all of my reviews for you to check out, I think there’s something for everyone here…
A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard ~Goodreads~
Published by Macmillan Children’s Books 2017
Paperback edition 320 pages ~Book Depository~
Thank you to My Kind of Book and Macmillan for sending me a review copy of this fantastic book.
Steffi doesn’t talk, but she has so much to say.
Rhys can’t hear, but he can listen.
Their love isn’t a lightning strike, it’s the rumbling roll of thunder.
Steffi has been a selective mute for most of her life – she’s been silent for so long that she feels completely invisible. But Rhys, the new boy at school, sees her. He’s deaf, and her knowledge of basic sign language means that she’s assigned to look after him. To Rhys, it doesn’t matter that Steffi doesn’t talk, and as they find ways to communicate, Steffi finds that she does have a voice, and that she’s falling in love with the one person who makes her feel brave enough to use it.
I’m a big fan of reading classics. There’s something about reading a book from the past, that really grabs my attention. Perhaps it’s reading the diverse language in particular, because it’s always interesting and a bit of a challenge at times.