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.”

25458747237346282336873323482850Nineteen Eighty-FourThe One Memory of Flora BanksImage result for great gatsby bookParis for One and Other StoriesThe Cat in the HatWhat Would Mary Berry Do?


Have you read any of these books?

What was on your top ten this week?

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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

Image result for blood for blood by ryan graudinGodsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle, #2)Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)

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.

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)The Wise Man's Fear  (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)

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

Let's Get Lost

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.

P.S. I Love You


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…

Image result for john greenAnything written John Green – These always get really hyped up. I read them. Groan at the pretentious metaphors, put in there so teenagers will quote them. Then finish the book feeling majorly disappointed.

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.

The Kite RunnerWe Need to Talk About KevinPrince of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #1)The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1)The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)

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…

When God Was a RabbitWuthering HeightsEmmaGreat ExpectationsLes Misérables

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?

Top Ten New To Me Authors I 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 New To Me Authors I Read In 2017”

I read quite a lot of new to me authors in 2017. Some were brilliant and I can’t wait to read more of, others not so much…

Authors I’d Love To Read More Books From

Shappi Khorandi – Nina is Not OK

Giovanna Fletcher – You’re the One That I Want

Liane Moriarty – Big Little Lies

Jay Asher – Thirteen Reasons Why

Gail Honeyman – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Mark Laurence – Red Sister

Ryan Graudin – Wolf by Wolf

Jay Kristoff – Nevernight

Nina is Not OKBig Little LiesWolf by Wolf (Wolf By Wolf, #1)Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1)

Authors I’m Not Sure I’ll Be Picking Up Again

Moira Fowley-Doyle – The Accident Season

Stephanie Perkins – Anna and the French Kiss

Carrie Hope Fletcher – On the Other Side

Emily Barr – The One Memory of Flora Banks

Lauren Oliver – Before I Fall

The Accident SeasonAnna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)Before I FallOn the Other Side


Have you read any books by these authors?

What authors were new to you in 2017?

Top Ten Favourite Books of 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 Favourite Books of 2017”

This was really hard! I’ve read some REALLY great books this year! I think I’ve given more 5*’s than I ever have before! So, in no particular order, these books were my favourites and I really do think you should read them immediately.

(Click picture to link to my review)

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)Eleanor Oliphant is Completely FineWolf by Wolf (Wolf By Wolf, #1)Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1)Nina is Not OKTruth or DareParsnips, Buttered: How to win at modern life, one email at a timeAge of Myth (The Legends of the First Empire, #1)Thirteen Reasons WhyBig Little Lies


Have you read any of these?

What were the best books you’ve read this year?

Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

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 On My Winter TBR.” I’ve taken this as books I want to read this winter, rather than books being released.

Books I want to read to complete my Around the year in 52 Books Challenge:

Mort (Discworld, #4)A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)Blood for Blood (Wolf By Wolf, #2)1984Life of PiImage result for vampire academy book

Books I want to read because they look awesome:

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)Age of Swords (The Legends of the First Empire, #2)The Warrior's Path (Tales of Gorania, #1)A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)


Have you read any of these books?

What is on your Winter TBR list?