The last couple of months have been particularly hectic, and my real life has got in the way of my reading, and particularly my reviewing. I'm making a big effort to get back up to date this month, so hopefully my June round up will be full of links to lots of content.
In any case, here's what I got up to book-wise in April and May.
Reviews on Nicole Has Read...
Reviews were few and far between in April and May, but there were a couple.
7 Years of Tears by Cheryl Campbell is the story of a mother coping with her son's ice addiction, and how it affected her relationship with him.
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater was one of my most awaited books of the year. It wasn't all I'd hoped.
Reviews on Reading Lark
Faking It by Gabrielle Tozer is a wonderful sequel to The Intern. I found it really empowering, and wish I could have read it at 19.
Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick will appeal to young adult readers who are looking for something more from life.
The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis is an excellent book that plays with character voice and form to tell a really touching story of three boys who had, and lost, a friend in common.
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas lived up to all my expectations and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Waiting on Wednesday: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Cover Crazy: Alive by Vanessa Garden
Cover Crazy: The Things I Didn't Say by Kylie Fornasier
Cover Crazy: Waer by Meg Caddy
Off the Blog
I attended the announcement of the 2016 Text Prize and got to meet some lovely bookish people, and learn about some upcoming releases that sound amazing. Thanks so much to the people at Text for having me, and congratulations to Claire Christian. Beautiful Mess sounds like a must read.
I also hosted #YATalk on Twitter on the topic of friendships. The response was pretty overwhelming and I had a great time. I can't wait to host it again.