My Top Ten Favourite TV Shows

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. They’re currently on a break until mid-August so I’m choosing some past topics I missed out on in the meantime. This week I’ve chosen “ Top Ten Favourite TV Shows”

In now particular order, TV shows I’ve been obsessed with are….

Hannibal 

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Will Graham is recruited by Jack to help investigate serial killers with the FBI. With a lot of presure on him, Jack hires psychologist, and unknown cannibal,  Dr Hannibal Lecture to supervise Will.

I binge watched this in about 2 weeks. I recently re-watched the first episode with my friend and it reminded me just how much I loved it. The food is insane.

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Game of Thrones

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Season 7 baby! and winter is finally here.

Game of Thrones, simply is, people fighting to be sitting on the Iron Throne to be ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. It’s a show in which no one is safe, there is sex, hotness, incest, death and sass. It’s amazing.

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Dexter

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Being orphaned at 3 when your mother is brutally murdered is going to have an affect on anyone. Turns out it affected Dexter in a way that only his adopted father, and policeman, Harry knows. Working with the police as a blood splatter analysis, Dexter is able to hunt down criminals who have escaped the police’s justice system and give them his own justice.

Is it weird to be supporting a serial killer? By the end of it I was totally rooting for him.

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The Mentalist

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After Red John murdered his family,  ex “Psychic” Patrick Jane works as a consultant for the CBI to read people and catch killers.

An amazing show, with people who are very easy on the eye.


Bones

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Forensic anthropologist Dr Brennan and FBI Agent Booth collaborate to solve people’s deaths.

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Grey’s Anatomy

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They’re currently filming their 14th season and I’m proud to say I’ve seen very episode to date and I wish I could wipe my memory so I could re-watch it again not knowing anything.

It is set in a hospital and focuses on Meredith Grey and her fellow intern’s personal and professional lives. It’s a bit like a soap drama but I am so obsessed with it.

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Broadchurch

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A crime drama in which Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller investigate a murder of a young boy in a close-knit town in Dorset.

It stars a lot of Doctor Who actors including; David Tennant, the new doctor Jodie Whittaker and Arthur Darvill, as well as the amazing Olivia Colman. The whole show just keeps you on the edge of your seat and hooked the entire time.

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Gossip Girl

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Basically just rich teens and their drama but my goodness it’s gripping!

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House M.D.

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House, the sarcy Doctor you go to when no other Doctor can solve your illness. Honestly, it’s probably not lupus…

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Most recently… I’m slightly addicted to RuPaul’s Drag Race and Suits.

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What TV series are you obsessed with?

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Top Ten Favorite Summer Activities That Aren’t Reading

35fed-toptentuesdayTop 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. They’re currently on a break until mid-August so I’m choosing some past topics I missed out on in the meantime. As it’s my last week before summer, this week I’ve chosen “ Top Ten Favorite Summer Activities That Aren’t Reading”

Travelling

I love going new places, both in the UK and abroad. Here’s a link to my reviews of my travels abroad, including Paris, Barcelona and Rome.

BBQs

My family host a themed BBQ every year and this is one of the highlights of my summer – full of yummy food, cocktails and events. Last year we did a circus themed one where everyone did a circus act, the year before was a teddy bear’s picnic.

Drinking by the river

I love walking along the river and them sitting, watching the sunset and drinking cider. yum.

Ice cream

I particularly love gelato. Especially cherry gelato. yum!

Pimms

I sense a theme of food and drink… When ever I think of summer I think of sitting on the garden patio and drinking Pimms.

Sleeping In

I don’t get to do this normally so summer is a perfect time for me to catch up on sleep.

 


What activities do you enjoy doing during summer?

Top Ten Books That Tackle Tough Issues

35fed-toptentuesdayTop 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. They’re currently on a break until mid-August so I’m choosing some past topics I missed out on in the meantime. This week I’ve chosen “ Top Ten Books That Tackle Tough Issues”.

Emily’s Books

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher – I’ve literally just finished this one. It covers rape and suicide. It’s pretty amazing.

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma – An amazing book that covers the taboo subject of incest. It delicately approaches it, not glorifying it or condone it, but suggests how it may be lead to.

Me and Mr J by Rachel McIntyre (my review– tackling the issue of student/teacher relationship. It was, like Forbidden, not condoning it but suggesting how it could happen. It was a very interesting but difficult read. It also covered bullying too.

The Sister Pact by Stacie Ramey – About death and suicide of a sibling. It also deals with grief, drugs, sex and friendship issues. (my review)

Lets Get Lost by Sarra Manning – I adore this book. It mainly deals with grief of a close relative and the feelings of guilt. It also touches on bullying.

A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer – A terrifying story because it’s true. About an emotionally and physically abusive mother.

Dreamland by Sarah Dessen (my review)– It wasn’t light and fluffy as I first would have expected for a Dessen book. I’m reluctant to say the issue as it would ruin the book but a very, very good read.

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Alex’s Books

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell – A children’s book about gay penguins.

Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy – It deals with forbidden love, reconciliation of faith and suicide. It was so controversial that he never wrote another novel afterwards.

Heretic by Ayaaan Hirsi Ali – A non-fiction book about the need for an Islamic reformation to make it more compatible with modern Western society.

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Top Ten Books I’ve Read Due To The Blogging Community

35fed-toptentuesdayTop 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. They’re currently on a break until mid-August so I’m choosing some past topics I missed out on in the meantime. This week I’ve chosen “ Top Ten Books I’ve Read Due To The Blogging Community”.

Some of these I loved and others not so much….

Click on the book cover to see my reviews!

 

When Dimple Met RishiLady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1)One Of Us Is LyingAnna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)Holding Up the UniverseEverything, EverythingAll the Bright PlacesCarry OnWhen We CollidedHarry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8)


Which of these books have you read?

What books have you read because of the blogging community?

Top Ten Best Books I’ve Read In 2017 So Far

35fed-toptentuesdayTop 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. This week’s topic is “ Top Ten Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far”.

Click on the pictures to link to my reviews.

5-stars

Truth or DareAnimal FarmNina is Not OKClaude In The City

4-stars

One of Us Is LyingDreamlandYou're the One That I Want by Giovanna FletcherA Book of Spirits and Thieves (Spirits and Thieves, #1)UsCrystal Storm (Falling Kingdoms, #5)

Honorary mentions – as I re-read them in February half term and they’re basically all 5* in my eyes.

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

Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t

35fed-toptentuesdayTop 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. This week’s topic is “ Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t”.

Most of these are well know so I’m just going to put the picture up and not any detail.

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What series have you yet to start?

Top Ten YA Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR

35fed-toptentuesdayTop 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. This week’s topic is “ Top Ten Books From X Genre That I’ve Recently Added To My TBR List” so I’ve gone for YA books.

Most of these are well know so I’m just going to put the picture up and not any detail.

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What’s recently been added to your TBR list?

 

Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR

35fed-toptentuesdayTop 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. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Summer Reads Freebie” so I’ve gone for my summer TBR pile.

My Summer TBR Pile

Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter, #1)A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)The Best of Adam SharpDark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2)Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me.

Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter #1) – After completing the series I can’t wait to get started on this!

A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic # 1) – I’ve heard lots of good things.

The Best of Adam Sharp – I loved The Rosie Project so was thrilled when I got this ARC.

Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) – I’ve been meaning to read this for a while.

Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me – I’m just waiting for it to go down in price. I’ve loved everything I’ve seen her in (which, granted, is not much)

Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #1)Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1)Caraval (Caraval, #1)Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1)Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)

Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1) – I got this in my illumicrate and it looks great, I just don’t want to lug it into work as it’s huge.

Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns #1) – Everything about this calls to me, I’m not really sure why I haven’t started it earlier.

Caraval (Caraval #1) – I started it and didn’t love it. I’m going to give it a second chance because of the raving reviews.

Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle #1) – Another hardback illumicrate book that I really want to read but don’t want to lug to work in my bag.

Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) – Another one with rave reviews that I can’t wait to start.


What books are on your Summer TBR?

Top Ten Things On Our Reading Wishlists.

35fed-toptentuesdayTop 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. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Things On Our Reading Wishlist.”

This was a team effort this week! We would like….

Intricate magical systems that makes sense – Think: Trudi Canavan.

Strong, but realistic, female characters. – Think: Tris in The Witcher Series or Eowyn in The Lord of the Rings series.

Less love triangles with predictable endings – Think: Less like Mortal Instruments or Twilight.

Books with multiple points of view – Think: Falling Kingdom’s series by Morgan Rhodes or You’re the One that I Want by Giovanna Fletcher.

Legitimately threatening villains. Ones that will actually do stuff rather than explain and do things slowly. Think: The Falconer in Lies of Loche Lamora by Scott Lynch.

Better second books. They usually end up slipping as they are building up to the final book. Think: Less like The Painted Man by Peter V Brett more like Michael J Sullivan.

More Pat Rothfusslike, now please.

What’s on your reading wish list?

Top Ten UK Book Covers That Are Better Than The US’.

35fed-toptentuesdayTop 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. This week’s topic is a cover freebie.

I see a lot of UK Vs US covers where either they’ve only chosen the best US covers, or where they’re torn. So, being a Brit, I have gone for “Top Ten UK Book Covers That Are Better Than The US’.”

UK on the left and US on the right.

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell – This is a book I haven’t read yet but I would be far more likely to pick u[ the UK edition. I really love the pink on the black.

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff – How cool is that crow?

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes – I literally picked this book up to read, before it got massively popular, for the cover alone.

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The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness – Ok, the UK on does look more 12+ to YA but it’s definitely more intriguing than the US one.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – These are very similar but I feel the colours work better on the UK version. That said, I definitely prefer the US version of Heir of Fire.

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Graceling by Kristin Cashmore – This is one where I think people would be more torn but I prefer the lettering of the G’s on the UK version and I love the girl standing in shadow.

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American Gods by Neil Gaiman – There’s also a gorgeous red cover with a silver tree on, I don’t know if you have that version in America? Out of the two below, I really like it when it has a dark background and a striking image infront in simple, but eye catching, colours like the one below.

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – Dancing with death. What’s not to like?

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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – I just think it’s an absolutely beautiful cover.

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Which covers do you prefer?

Are there any other British covers you prefer to the American ones?