Top Ten (of my most recent) Bingeworthy TV Shows

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Artsty Reader. Every week they post a new top ten list and invite everyone to share their answers. It’s a great way to learn more about the bloggers you follow and to find lots of new books. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Bingeworthy TV Shows/Movies.”

I’ve done a few posts on this through the years saying what my all time favourite TV shows are; 2014, 2016 and 2017. (Spoilers: Sherlock, Merlin, OUaT, Grey’s Anatomy, The Mentalist and GoT appear more than once!)

The Last 10 TV Shows I Binged Watch…

Grey’s Anatomy.

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This appears again because season 15 is coming out on 27th September and I am super excited. The show is set in a hospital and centers around the life of Merideth Grey and other surgical interns, residents and attending physicians, both in their careers and personal lives. It’s a bit like a soap drama but I’m completely obsesessed with it. Oh, and they’re not afraid to get rid of characters.

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Orange is the New Black

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OMG why did I wait so long to watch this?!? I’ve watched the first 5 seasons this summer and am savouring season 6 so I don’t have a long wait until the next one. I am SO obsessed.

Piper Chapman is sentenced to 15 months in Linchfield Prison a crime she committed 10 years ago; transporting a suitcase full of drug money for her girlfriend, Alex. In prison, Piper is reunited with Alex, who named her in her trial. The show looks at the relationships between the inmates and their struggles with the prison system. There are flashback to show how other inmates came to be in prison. (Nicky is my fave btw.)

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13 Reasons Why

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I loved the book and was intregued how they were going to do a second season. I didn’t go in with high expectations but really enjoyed it.

17 year old Hannah Baker has committed suicide. Before she did, she recorded a side on a cassette tape for 13 people the 13 reasons why she committed suicide.

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Queer Eye

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The Fab Five; Antoni (food and wine), Tan (fashion), Karamo (Culture), Bobby (Design) and Jonothan (Grooming) help different people be the best they can be. In some episodes they help re-design their house, in others they help people come out, and in many they help to raise people’s confidence. This is truely an uplifting and tear jerking (happy tears, mostly!) show!

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RuPaul’s Drag Race

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Start your engines and watch this show. Drag Queens do various competitions including making drag on a dime, out of binbags or like royalty, then the bottom two have to lip sync for their life or be asked to sashay away. It’s incredible.

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Episodes

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A show about making a show, in which Matt LeBlanc plays Matt LeBlanc.

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Safe

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Another Netflix drama. Dexter Tom’s daughter goes missing and her boyfriend is discovered dead. Tom goes searching for her and ends up uncovering a web of secrets.

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Girls Incarcerated: Young and Locked Up

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Another Netflix TV series which follows inmates of Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility in Indiana. They discover how the girls got to be there and how they’ve changed since being there. For some girls that are released it does a follow up.

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Taskmaster

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5 celebrities are given tasks to complete. These include things like making an exotic sandwich, getting a boulder as far away from the place as possible or to surprise Alex . The Taskmaster (Greg Davies) ranks them, assigning points. Whoever has the most points at the end of the episode wins!

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What shows do you like to binge-watch?

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Top Ten Books Set In Schools

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Artsty Reader. Every week they post a new top ten list and invite everyone to share their answers. It’s a great way to learn more about the bloggers you follow and to find lots of new books. This week’s topic is “Back to School Freebie.”

My Favourite Books Set in Schools…

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On

Wonder by R.J.Palacio

Wonder (Wonder, #1)

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Matilda

Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)


What are your favourite school setting booking?

Top Ten Books That Lived Up To The Hype

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Artsty Reader. Every week they post a new top ten list and invite everyone to share their answers. It’s a great way to learn more about the bloggers you follow and to find lots of new books. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Books That Lived Up To The Hype.”

All of the below got a 5* from me!

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)Thirteen Reasons WhyWolf by Wolf (Wolf By Wolf, #1)Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)Carry On

Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy #1) by Maria Rutkoski

The Selection (The Selection #1)  by Kiera Cass

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Saga, Vol. 1 (Saga, #1)The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)The Selection (The Selection, #1)The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)Me Before You

 

Honorable mention which will probably be on everyone’s lists: Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)


Have you read any of these books? Did you give them 5* too?

What was on your top ten this week?

Top Ten Books with Red, White, & Blue Covers

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Artsty Reader. Every week they post a new top ten list and invite everyone to share their answers. It’s a great way to learn more about the bloggers you follow and to find lots of new books. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Books with Red, White and Blue Covers.”

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Have you read any of these books?

What was on your top ten this week?

Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Artsty Reader. Every week they post a new top ten list and invite everyone to share their answers. It’s a great way to learn more about the bloggers you follow and to find lots of new books. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR.”

Spring Releases…

Grey Sister (Book of Ancestor #2) by Mark Lawrence

Release Date: 19th April 2018

 

A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1)A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas

Release date: 1st May 2018

My TBR Pile I Aim To Read in Spring…

Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Age of Swords by Michael J Sullivan

Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)Age of Swords (The Legends of the First Empire, #2)Rosemary's Baby (Rosemary's Baby, #1)


What books are on your TBR list?

Top Ten Books I Could Read Forever

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Artsty Reader. Every week they post a new top ten list and invite everyone to share their answers. It’s a great way to learn more about the bloggers you follow and to find lots of new books. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Books I Could Read Forever.”

Yes Please!

Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling – Are you really surprised?

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The Kingkiller Cronicle by Patrick Rothfuss – This is quite possibly my favourite book, I’m definitely going to re-read it this year.

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Lets Get Lost by Sarra Manning – I’ve read this so many times already.

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The Lies of Loche Lamora by Scott Lynch – Just the first one.

The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)

P.S. I Love You by Ceceila Ahern – I don’t care if this isn’t the best book in the world, I love it so much.

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What books could you keep re-reading?

Top Ten Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Artsty Reader. Every week they post a new top ten list and invite everyone to share their answers. It’s a great way to learn more about the bloggers you follow and to find lots of new books. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In.”

No thank you…

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Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan- I read the first one and it was OK. I enjoyed the films but didn’t think they were overly great. I’m definitely older than the target audience now!

Fever (The Chemical Garden #1) by Lauren DeStafano and Crossed (Matched 2) by Ally Condie – I’ve grouped these together because I read the first books in both series around the same time and have no idea which is which. They’re both dystopian books and I’m not really into that thing anymore.

The Thorn of Emberlain (Gentleman Bastard, #4)The Thorn of Emberlain (Genteman Bastard #4) by Scott Lynch – This is really hard for me to admit. I loved the first book, it’s it up there in my top 5 and instant recommends to anyone and everyone. But since the first book I’ve found that they’ve been going down hill a bit. The wait doesn’t help as I go in with really, really high expectations and come out feeling disappointed that the wait wasn’t worth it. This book has been given official release dates numerous times and then withdraw at the last minute. After almost 5 years I’ve lost patience and hope.

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith – I pretty much only wanted to read it because of J.K.

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North – I really loved the sound of this book but it’s been sitting on my shelf for years and every time I go to pick it up I end up reading something else instead. Clearly a sign.

Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #1)Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard – I watched most of the TV series and enjoyed it for the most part. I read the first book in this series and found it disappointing as it was essentially just the first episode of the first series so I can be bothered to read the next 15!

The Miniaturist  by Jessie Burton – I picked this up because loads of book clubs were reading it. I didn’t actually look at what it was about. I read the first chapter and decided it probably wasn’t for me. Maybe I’ll pick it up in the future. Possibly…



What books have you decided are no longer for you?

Top Ten Books That Have Been On My TBR The Longest

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Artsty Reader. Every week they post a new Top Ten list and invite everyone to share their answers. It’s a great way to learn more about the bloggers you follow and to find lots of new books. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read”

  1. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini – I still intend to read this especially as so many people have told me that this is their favourite book.
  2. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver – Another that I still intend to read.
  3. Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence – I read Red Sister last year, which was brilliant, so that’s made me want to read this more.
  4. The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie – This one I’m not so sure about anymore.
  5. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness – I intend on reading this this year in the hope to tick off one of my challenges.

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6. When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman – I’ve not really heard many good things about this book…

7. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte – I have tried this book so many times, maybe someday I’ll finally complete it.

8. Emma by Jane Austen – I have it on my kindle but haven’t even attempted this one.

9. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens – Another one I have tried numerous times but just can’t get through.

10. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo – I might just re-watch the musical…

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What books have been on your TBR the longest?

Top Ten Resolutions

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and The Bookish and now hosted by The Artsty Reader. Every week they post a new top ten list and invite everyone to share their answers. It’s a great way to learn more about the bloggers you follow and to find lots of new books. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Bookish Resolutions / Goals”

I have already done a post on what my goals are for this year (which you can find here)

My Resolutions

  • To not buy any more physical books until at least June (with exception of continuations of series – looking at you Morgan Rhodes and Michael J Sullivan, and longing for Scott Lynch and Pat Rothfuss to surprise us all)
  • To only request Netgalley books that I really want so they don’t sit on my shelf for months/years.
  • To start using actual book marks rather than just everything and anything I can grab.
  • To stop shying away from classic books. I’m a big girl now. They shouldn’t scare me.
  • To try and interact with people more on here. I’m read all the comments that people leave on my blog but haven’t always replied or commented on other people’s. I’m going to make a more conscious effort to talk to all you wonderful people.
  • I try and be healthier – to eat out less, to cut down on eating biscuits/cake in the staff room, to eat more fruit, to drink more water. Not major things but hopefully the little things will make a positive impact.
  • To try and go out with my camera more.

What are your resolutions this year?

Top Ten Books I Meant To Read In 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Every week they post a new top ten list and invite everyone to share their answers. It’s a great way to learn more about the bloggers you follow and to find lots of new books. This week’s topic is  “ Top Ten Books I Was Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn’t Get To (and totallyyyy plan to get to in 2018!!)”

At the beginning of the year, I made a list of books I intended to read to tick off my Around the Year in 52 Books challenge. I only ended up reading 7 of the books in the end!

Here are the ones I definitely will be reading this year:

  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • Game of Thrones series by George R R Martin
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All by Jonas Jonasson
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  • A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Collection by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Age of Swords by Michael J Sullivan
  • Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)The Complete Sherlock Holmes


What books did you not manage to get around to?