2017 reading…

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So, I thought I would update you guys on what I have read in 2017 so far. I haven’t read as much as I wanted so far because I have been busy working on my dissertation.

I am doing my dissertation on the representation of trauma within Gillian Flynn’s novels, so I have been reading a lot about crime fiction. Oh yeah…that means I get to write 10,000 words on my love for Gillian Flynn and look at her novels: Sharp Objects, Dark Places and Gone Girl.

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Dissertation Books- 

  1. Adult Children: The Secrets of Dysfunctional Families by John C. Friel
  2. Twentieth- Century Suspense: The Thriller Comes of Age by Clive Bloom
  3. Thriller: Genesis and Structure of a Popular Genre by Jerry Palmer
  4. Unclaimed Experience: Trauma, Narrative and History by Cathy Caruth
  5. The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction by Martin Priestman
  6. Crime Fiction from Poe to the Present by Martin Priestman
  7. Trauma and Survival in Contemporary Fiction by Laurie Vickroy
  8. Too Scared to Cry: Psychic Trauma in Childhood by Lenore Terr

University Books- 

  1. Child of God by Cormac McCarthy
  2. Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison

Fun books-  

  1. Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
  2. The Girl Before by J.P.Delaney

What have you guys been reading this year?

Make Up Brush Love ❤️

Today I thought I would share with you my AMAZINGLY beautiful new make up brushes. I have stuck with Real Tenchniques brushes for years now but for Christmas my sister got me the oval brushes!

These ones!!! 


And then for my 21st birthday 🎉 my sister got me the unicorn ones (pictured below) and I treated myself with the spectrum brushes. 

 

I will will continue to love love love my Real Techniques brushes but just opened my heart to these bad boys! 🎉🎈

Monthly treats ✨

 

This box will definitely make the January blues go away!  👋🏻

This time I got – 

  • Lord & Berry conceal-it Crayon in Beige.  (Normally £12) 
  • NUXE Huile Prodigieuse (Normally £17) 
  • A Merci Handy hand cream (normally £4.90)
  • A Monu professional skincare mist (£19.95) 
  • Wish Shave Crave Shaving Cream in Acai Grapefruit (normally £14.80) 

Belated 2nd Blog Birthday

 

MY BLOG TURNED TWO ON THE 26TH OF DECEMBER!

I just wanted to say thank you so so much for following my blog, I cannot express how much all of your comments, interaction and follows mean to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you!  

When I first decided to start a blog, I honestly thought that no one would read it and that my content wouldn’t interest anyone but you guys do and it means the world to me.

This blog has encouraged me in more ways than I ever thought possible; my blog has given me a voice, a place and a reason to write. I LOVE that this blog allows me to interact with people about books…AHHHH BOOKS…I f***ing love books!

I am so grateful to all the publishing houses that contact me, the brands and independent authors. (Feel free to message me)

I love hearing what you guys have to say, I absolutely adore when you comment on my posts and most importantly I love love love it when we chat about books.

I also just wanted to thank you to everyone that is supportive when I write about my person life and anxiety/depression. You guys make me feel loved.

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Top Ten Tuesday…

 2016 RELEASES I DIDN’T GET TO (BUT TOTALLY PLAN TO READ)

1.The Girls by Emma Cline (my blog has featured this book a lot recently, I just really want to read it.)

2. All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

3.Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

4.Replica by Lauren Oliver

5.Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

 

6. Fire in You by Jennifer L.Armentrout  (I would like to try this because I really like the author.)

7. The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

8. This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills

9. Whisper to Me by Nick Lake

10. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

 

 

 

My favourite books of 2016

These are my favourite books of 2016 

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  • Me Before You by Jo Jo Moyes
  • Lolita by Vladimir
  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  • Reason to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
  • Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica knoll
  • The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L.Armentrout
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
  • Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them by J.K.Rowling
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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2017 Reading List

 

Books from my children’s Literature module that I am studying in 2017 and have to read- 

  1. J.R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
  2. Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are
  3. Roald Dahl, Matilda
  4. Philip Pullman, Northern Lights 
  5. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  6. Lauren Child, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book?
  7. Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Books from my American Literature module that I am studying in 2017 and have to read- 

  1. Cormac McCarthy, Child of God
  2. Dorothy Allison,Bastard Out of Carolina
  3. Sherman Alexie, The Lone-Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
  4. Annie Proulx,Close Range
  5. Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men   

Books I want to read in my spare time – 

(8 above)  (so far I have 11 book that I really want to read but I need more recommendations, please comment below…)  Obviously I have plenty of books on my TBR  list, I am just intrigued to see what you guys recommend)

  1. Paula Hawkins, Into the Water
  2. Victoria Aveyard, King’s Cage 
  3. Suzanne O’Sullivan, It’s All in Your Head
  4. Matt Haig, The Humans 
  5. Emma Cline, The Girls
  6. Bret Easton Ellis, Lunar Park  
  7. Bret Easton Ellis, The Rules of Attraction
  8. Sara Barnard,Beautiful Broken Things 
  9. Nicola Yoon, The Sun is also a Star 
  10. Nina LaCour, We Are Okay 
  11. Austin Wright, Tony and Susan