And we are GO for launch!

It’s the first! And I can finally hook into the books that have been taunting me this past week! If you are stuck for ideas, check out this list of great summer reads found by Helen (or, more correctly, Mr Helen). I’ve also added “Mary Bennet” to my list after seeing the review on Adventures of A Subversive Reader. Kylie’s blog also has some good reviews.

So. Here’s the plan. At the end of each month, I will post about what I’ve been reading. I’d love it if you’d do the same, and come leave a link in the comments. Then in the first week of the month, I’ll do a round-up post and link to you. If you are tweeting or instagramming, feel free to use the #thirteen13 hashtag so I can find you.

Extra bonus – for everyone signed up by January 15, I’m thinking of having a little giveaway. How does a Book Depository voucher sound? That link there is an affiliate link, by the way, so using that means I get a small commission. Which I’m planning on using to fund some giveaways during the year. Win-win, really.

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Who’s ready? On your marks. Get Set. READ!!!!


  1. Annie says

    Great idea Rach, I’ve been lamenting my lack of reading. Was given a book for Xmas, Autumn Laing by Alex Miller, perfect kickstart. I read Foal’s Bread by Gillian Mears last year which was a beautiful book. Set in country Australia with a horse theme, but no cliche’s at all. Raw, poetic and tragic. Would really recommend it.

    • says

      Oooo, I’ll be sure to add that to my list. I’ve managed to make a decent dent in The Book Thief today, might get this house whipped into shape once the small people are in bed and park myself on the lounge and keep going! Thanks for joining in!

  2. says

    oh what a great idea – it will help me read something other than my textbooks!!! Will have to duck down to the library to pick my first book tomorrow :)

  3. says

    I wish I knew how to fit in more reading time on top of more blog reading/commenting time. Being a slower reader, I don’t always have the memory cells needed to remember the start of a book to the with too many interruptions :( I do love to read something in a couple clean hits :)

    • says

      It’s certainly a juggling act. I’ve culled my everyday blog list to a handful of my absolute favourite must reads. But then I consider myself a crafter first, blogger second, would likely be a different story if it was the other way around.

  4. says

    I’m in! Great idea. The Book Thief is a great book so you’ve chosen well to start! I found you via Pomegranate and Chintz.


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