TTT – Top Ten Tuesday – Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

Hey Everyone,

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and Bookish and has now been transferred to The Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s theme is the longest books I’ve ever read. I love reading big books, they feel more in-depth and dig deep into the characters and the plot. I try to at least read a big book once a month.

Enjoy!

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Happy Reading!!

TTT – Top Ten Tuesday – Books On My Fall 2018 TBR

Hey Everyone,

I am back with TTT, I kind of missed doing these in August. I wanted to give myself a little break from doing these, I felt worn out and unmotivated to do them.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and Bookish and has now been transferred to The Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s theme is books on my Fall 2018 TBR, or Autumn if you’re from the UK.  I love Autumn, their air is crisp, leaves are changing colour and I can pull out all of my jumpers. I am excited. I have kind of picked books that I feel fit during the season as well as books that I want to get to at the end of the month. I am one book away from my Goodreads Reading challenge and it’s weird that I have almost read 65 books before the end of the year. This is the part where my reading goes downhill and my TBR starts growing and growing.

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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

The TV series has just started and already I am feeling in the mood to pick up the series again. I am so happy that this book finally turned into a TV series, the first episode was really good, I really enjoyed it. The cast is amazing and I am looking forward to the rest of the series.

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It by Stephan King

Ambitious, scarred and even nervous reading this book. I have been saving this book to read in the month of October before Halloween. Mainly because I have been persuaded from watching Zoe by ReadbyZoe on Youtube who read It in over A DAY, a day! that is insane. You should watch the video, it’s so much fun to watch and I think I have seen that video at least 10 times, maybe more I can’t remember. I also have the audiobook, so maybe on my commute to work, I’ll listen to it.

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Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

I read Stalking Jack the Ripper earlier this year and I know that Escaping Houdini is set to come out soon or it’s already out, I’m not sure. It is another book that I would like to get to in the month of October. I am trying to push myself and read a lot of books that fit in the theme of Halloween.

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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

I tried to read this book back in 2015 but I wasn’t getting very into it and put the book down. I want to give the book another chance so maybe for the remainder of the year, I could finally get to this book.

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Dracula by Bram Stoker

This is another book that I have tried to get into but didn’t finish. I tried to read it back when I was in secondary school and that was about 10 years (wow just realised that it was 10 years at this time I was in my final year of school before I went to sixth form, time flies).

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The Crow Girl by Erik Axlsund

I got this book last year around the time when The Snowman The Movie came out. I remember some of the reviews were comparing to The Snowman and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. With it being a thriller crime novel, it nice to read about a murder in the winter or autumn (A nice way to let people know I like to read about murder, serial killers and deadbeat cop, although I have no idea if the police offer in this one is a dead-beat.)

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Witches of Eastwick by John Updike

I have been wanting to read this book. I’ve seen the movie and the TV show and I really enjoyed it and I wanted to read the book. I don’t know what to expect but with the fact that it has been turned into a movie and Tv show I hope it’s good.

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Dark Tales by Shirley Jackson

This is a book I would like to casually read. The book is filled with short stories by Jackson and after reading The Lottery I don’t need to rush. I have some expectation that it might be some of Jackson’s horror-ish style as I really enjoyed We Have Always Lived In The Castle.

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The Tennant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

I started this book earlier in the Spring and I want to actually finish the book. I have to book on Audible, so maybe that would motivate me to read more of it. It’s still in the same place as I left so I just have to pick it up and continue reading.

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Runemarks by Joanne M.Harris

This is another book that I would like to re-read. I got the older copy of this book years ago but I gave it away (stupid of me) but when I found out that Joanne was turning into a series and also a change of the cover, I immediately bought a new copy and I want to read it soo bad. I remember really enjoying the book. so hopefully I will be able to get to it soon.

Happy Reading xx

TTT – Top Ten Tuesday – Sequels I am Dying (In My TBR) Read

Hey Everyone,

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and Bookish and has now been transferred to The Artsy Reader Girl.

The theme for this month was to mash up two books together to make a good story but honestly, I struggled a lot with this topic and decided to do a different topic instead. So I picked Sequels I am Dying to Read, it’s really more books in series that are on my TBR that I have yet to read.

I hope you enjoy it.

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Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon – I read Outlander two years ago after watching the first season and I remember really enjoying it. But I haven’t seen the second or third because I was worried that it would spoil the book for me because the first season was so detailed to the book.

Flowers On Main by Sheryl Woods – I got into the Cheasepeake Shores Tv series and I enjoyed The Inn at Eagle Point. I just haven’t gotten in the mood to continue with the series.

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Imprudence by Gail Carriger – I got very into Gail Carriger in 2016 and I really enjoyed Prudence. I know the third book has recently been released and I would like to continue on with the series.

The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon – I read The Bone Season (again) two years ago and I really enjoyed the use of clairvoyant abilities in a dystopian future. I really wanted to get to The Mime Order but I have been unsure to continue on with the series.

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Police by Jo Nesbo – I have always enjoyed Nesbo’s work and I really enjoyed the Harry Hole series. I read Phantom years ago and I remember really not enjoying it, I felt the pacing too clunky and I didn’t enjoy the premise entirely. I think the reason why I haven’t continued on because of the previous book.

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare – I have been wanting to get into this series, the TV show is good and the fact that Cassandra Clare is a writing machine in expanding the world, and I want to get into the series. I read COB earlier this year and honestly, it was not that good.

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Before The Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray – I have been a huge fan of Libba Bray for YEARS and I really enjoyed the first two books in the Diviners series. I did read Lair of Dreams last year, so I am not rushing to pick the book up. But I really like the characters and the dark plot is so intriguing.

Tatiana and Alexander by Paullina Simons – I LOVED The Bronze Horseman and I really do want to read the book since it has been a while since I read the first one. I might pick it up sometime at the end of the year because I feel that a book like this deserves my full attention and at the moment I am still frazzled over losing my job.

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Tower of Dawn by Sarah J.Maas – I have been UMing ad AHing this book since it came out, I love the series and I am looking forward to the Kingdom of Ashes being released at the end of the year. I would like to get to it soon.

Justice League Dark Issue #2 – This has yet to be released but I have started it and I am eager for the second issue. I loved the New 52 JLD and I am even more excited for the new series. I have found a website where I can read comic’s online and it’s a really good website.

I hope you are having a lovely day xx

TTT – Top Ten Tuesday |Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype

Hey Everyone,

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and Bookish and has now been transferred to The Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s theme is Popular Books that have Lived up to the Hype. Now I am not a person who gets sucked into book hype because when I first started blogging that’s what I did. I fell through the rabbit hole and I was stuck, when I started blogging I was very into reading YA but after a year I had noticed that I found some of the plot lines to be cliche, predictable and even similar in other books so I gave up.

But these ones are books that I have seen on Booktube and some because I enjoy the author’s work.

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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

This book is fantastically written, I was in love with Rothfuss’s writing and his way of telling a story was so captivating. I am looking forward to the Tv series when it comes out. It will definitely be a good show to fill the void when Game of Thrones ends.

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

I wanted to get into S+S first because I felt the book would ease me into Austen’s work and I was surprised at how enjoyable this book was.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Ahh, I can’t believe that the final book of the series is looming, the series itself has expanded so much since the first. Looking back to the first book, it reminded me of Reign the TV show following Queen Mary of Scots but to see such a change in the series make me sad that it’s about to end.

To All The Boys That I Loved Before by Jenny Han

I had read a few of Jenny Han’s other work before, so when I heard about this book I was excited. Of course, there is now a movie which I am very happy to see even though I have stopped continuing on with the trilogy.

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

This book has been EVERYWHERE. I am trying slowly to get into poetry and this book really got me into it. It’s really good.

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simmons

I think I saw this book at least once or twice on Booktube before I got it. There is a booktuber who has a collection of every single published edition of this book and she is also an amazing artist. If you want a book that tackles love in a war, then you should really go for this book. But also grab the tissues because you will be needing a lot of them.

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

I read this book because of the TV series, the show is beautiful and very enchanting. So I picked up the book because the premise was interesting and I wanted to know how exactly it ends.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

I think I have mentioned this book one too many times but it is always a favourite for me. I mean when I first heard about it I didn’t want to give the book a chance because I didn’t want to fall into another series when I have a lot of other books that are series.

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Again always mentioning this book. Laini Taylor is an amazing writer, I loved the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson

This man needs no reason for me, he introduced me to crime novels. I had seen the book soo many times that I decided that I had no other choice but to see what this book was about. And I loved it. Even though Lagercantz has continued on after the third book. I still consider the first three books as the Millenium trilogy.

Hope you are having a lovely day

 

TTT- Top Ten Tuesday | Books with Sensory Reading Memories

Hey Everyone,

I skipped last weeks theme because I didn’t own or read a lot of short stories or novellas, really sorry.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and Bookish and has now been transferred to The Artsy Reader Girl.

This weeks theme is Books with Sensory Reading Memories. (These are the books that are linked to very specific memories for you: where you were, what time of year it was, who you were with, what are you eating, what you were feeling, what you were seeing, etc. Ideas include books you read while on vacation, books that you read while eating, books you read at work/at a family or social event/on the train or plane, books you’ve buddy read with loved ones, books you read during an emotional time in your life, books you read by the fire, etc.)

Now I couldn’t do ten because I could only think of five. But the thing that I do the most while reading, is sitting in my room with a mug of coffee and in my PJ’s.

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The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

I have had this books for YEARS. I remember going into Waterstones and I was buying some books (Obviously), and at the counter, one of the employees said that there was an offer on the books and recommended this book to me, I read the blurb and purchased it. I remember getting very into the book but then I must have gotten distracted and put the book down. I had regretted to finish the book and tried to read it again. It took the 4th try to actually accomplish reading this book. I listened to it mostly at work and I remember doing a big task which involved moving stock around in the stockroom and I used the time to listen to it on audiobook, from what I remember, it took about 2 hours to finish and I was satisfied with the task as well as getting very into the book.

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The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

I read this book two years ago, I remember because I had a opticians appointment and it’s every two years in which I have my new appointment coming up this week. I also remember after my appointment, I decided to go and see my Mum’s friend in London and got on a train to see her. I had enjoyed going there and I remember trying very hard to get into the book, but of course, I did end up enjoying.

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

I picked this book up because I loved Emila Clarke and was very intrigued by the hype that was made about this book and movie. I remember reading the part when Lou and Will are talking on the beach, and I was sitting on the bus on my way home almost at the brink of tears. I had to shut the book to compose myself.

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Omens by Kelley Armstrong

Back in 2016, I took part in the slowathon, it was the second readathon that I had ever participated. And the purpose of the readathon was to take your time of the book, annotate your books, maybe write something that you’re inspired from the book or try other methods to enjoy the content. While I was excited to participate, I picked this book up because I love Kelley Armstrong and wanted to read her new series. I was so excited for the readathon, that on the first day I read half the book and couldn’t leave it alone. I remember mentioning it on Twitter or Instagram and the host of the readathon replied: “Every page is worth something!”.

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Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me by Lousie Rennison

Haha, all the titles from this series can’t make me stop smiling because it was always my favourite. I remember seeing the last book in Tesco, I didn’t immediately buy it but I did read the end (I do that a lot, I like to know if the ending is good or not) and I remember reading it in Tesco and being really happy about it.

And those are the ones thatvI could think of. Hope you are having a lovely day xx