I've received a lot of books these past two weeks that I haven't posted my weekly summary! Yikes, let's play catch-up! And my boyfriend and I won best runner-up costume at the Halloween party last night — it was so much fun!
Lessons in love and a whole lot more, are in store in this saucy romp set in a European finishing school for young ladies. Packed off to a continental finishing school, 16-year-old Victoria thinks she will be taught how to be a dutiful wife for a gentleman. But she soon discovers that she has a lot to learn in the arts of pleasure at the Venus School for Young Ladies. There she encounters the strictness of Principal Madame Thackeray and her team of tutors. Under their guidance she learns the finer arts of sexual pleasure and discovers that there are plenty of fellow students and staff willing to share their carnal knowledge with this sweet young English rose. On returning to England, she finds her father in financial difficulty, and must turn her newfound education to good use to save the family estate.
WAITING ON WEDNESDAY spotlights books we are eagerly awaiting to read and just can't hold in our excitement so we want to shout it from the rooftops! This weekly meme is hosted over at Breaking the Spine.
An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor.
At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting-- he's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It's ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd-- whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself-- Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.
TOP TEN TUESDAY is a weekly bookish list feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Lists are my bread and butter. Who doesn't love lists?
As I've previously mentioned, I've got commitment issues when it comes to series... *cringes* I know, it's bad. But I have good intentions of starting + reading series, so here's my list of the first 10 I'd really like to read...