'Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.'- Angela Carter

Monday, 30 June 2014

Mental Health Awareness Month: Wrap up + Giveaway

So MHAM has gone by in one exciting and busy blur and I'm so happy with the way everything's gone. I hope everyone has had as much fun doing this as myself and Ula have! There have been so many books read by everyone and some really fascinating posts regarding mental health from authors and bloggers; I'm just so proud of everyone that's taken part and really opened up about the topic. I hope this has helped or made a difference to people in some way and perhaps worked at trying to lower the stigma associated with it. I've provided a linky at the bottom of this post for us all to share our MHAM wrap ups!

Here are the books I read this month:
The Perks of Being a WallflowerOnly Ever YoursForgive Me, Leonard PeacockAnother Night, Another DayIt's Kind of a Funny StoryLies Like Love
I didn't read as many as I hoped but I loved them. The most powerful was definitely Lies Like Love by Louisa Reid. That book has completely blown me away and I'm still trying to figure out how to put into words how this book made me feel. It wasn't like anything that I expected it to be and has some pretty shocking twists and turns!

Guest Posts
11th of June
 Another Anish Majumdar (Lianne @ Caffeinated Life)

15th of June

23rd of June
 Miss Inga Page Guest Post: MH in YA Literature

24th of June

To enter this giveaway all you have to do is guess the following book pictionaries! Each book can be found on my Goodreads MHAM month shelf here. A huge thank you to Ula for putting these pics together! 


1 WINNER will receive a Voucher for 5 $ off Amazon (INT)
1 WINNER will receive THE WEIGHT OF SOULS by Bryony Pearce paperback (UK)

1. You have to fill in the mandatory rafflecopter entries to participate!
2. You have to accept the prize in 48 hours or we draw another winner.
3. We are not responsible for lost books!
4. We reserve the right to disqualify anyone that is breaking these rules.


  1. I can't believe MHAM is already over! Both you and Ula did a truly fantastic job putting everything together, thank you both so much! I wish I'd been better organized (and NOT on a book buying ban) so I could have read more MH books, but thanks to you ladies I've added a bunch to my TBR shelf. Reading everyone's posts on MH was really touching and helpful too ♥ Hopefully there will be a repeat next year :D

  2. Just wanted to say that it's awesome to see a book blog event focusing on mental health issues! I've run a similar event (called "Psychtember") a couple times in the past but I've been too busy recently to do it again, so it's really fantastic that these sorts of books and issues are getting spotlighted with your event.

    Also, Lies Like Love looks like a really neat read, have added it to my Goodreads list!

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