Please help me…


Hey guy, I need your help. I only have two more exams and then I am done for summer. YAAAAYY SUMMER, oh wait I live in England – which means that there won’t be much sun. So, when exams are done and I am not busy working or exploring Bristol with my flatmate, I want to be devouring books.

I want to read, read and read more. 

I also keep making my reading challenge on Goodreads higher and higher. So, originally I set it at 50 books for 2016 and then I put it up to 1oo and now currently it is set at 115.

DRUM ROLL PLEASE – SO FAR IN 2016 – I HAVE READ 46 BOOKS. Is that good or bad?


I also keep being naughty and not sticking to my 2016 reading list, I just can’t help guys. I see books and fall in love…okay?

So this is where you guys come in, what shall I read next?  Either out of the books, I have shown below or suggest some. I ALWAYS love to hear from you. Have you read any of the ones in the pictures or want to?

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  1. Thanks for visiting my blog. If you would ever be interested in receiving any of my books to read for free in exchange for a review on and goodreads please let me know.

    Wishing you the best.

    T.A. Uner


  2. Summer is getting close! I don’t think I’ve ever managed to read 115 books in a year. With 46 read this school year, and summer fast approaching, I think you’ll definitely make it!
    My suggestion is the Arthur Conan Doyle you showed above, because with that author you know the book will be good. 🙂

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  3. I love everything Sherlock Holmes, so I’d recommend the Doyle, but I also heard that The Rosie Project is supposed to be really cute. And I’m literally in the same position with my GR challenge: I increased it from 50 to 100, and now it’s 150! But I’m still 4 books ahead of schedule with 57 books so far. Maybe I should increase it again 😛

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    1. Haha it’s hard isn’t it to stick to it, yes do 💖 you will definitely hit that at this rate. I do love Sherlock Holmes, well I say that because of the TV show but I’ve been meaning to read it. I’ll let you know about the Rosie Project

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      1. I just increased my goal to 175 😛 and trust me, Doyle’s stories are almost as good as Sherlock! Only almost because Sherlock has Cumberbatch and I still haven’t managed to not fangirl whenever I see him 😛 he’s just so awesome!

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      2. He’s just such an amazing actor! And have you seen those Doctor Strange pics? Marvel + Cumberbatch = giving me life!


  4. I am a huge Sherlock Holmes fan so I can recommend that. I have The Rosie Project, Human Universe and the Girl in the Dark on my TBR list. I can’t decide which one to start first. This is a time when I wish I was more than one person so I could read as many books as are on my ever growing list. My clones could read the books and I would get the knowledge and feelings of the books. That might make a sci-fi story by itself.

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  5. Nice to hear that reading books is still up there as things to do in the Summer holidays. Have you read the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy? Thanks for calling by my blog on South daily prompt, I moved North of the Border from Wiltshire. Blessings Joy

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  6. If you are into urban fantasy try the Kate Daniels Series by Ilona Andrews, Also like The Strain Trilogy by the director Guiermo Del Torro. Dark Places is another good one (same author as Gone Girl), The Likeness is another good one.

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  7. Maybe the Outlander Series(time travel bodice ripper stuff), or the Dresden Files (wizard stuff), Pern Series (scifi / dragon riding and telepathy stuff), Beach Music (laugh till you pee and cry about family stuff), Foundation Series by Asimov or the Robots series by the same, Elizabeth Peters has some great stuff about digging up Mummies (murder mystery and adventure), Umberto Eco has some great ones too Name of the Rose or Focault’s Pendulum…. 🙂

    James Lee Burke has some great mysteries set in Louisiana (Robicheux series) and there is also the Methuseleh’s children series from Heinlein (become an immortal) although these are sometimes considered either too mysognist (basically an old guy trying to write about free love in the future when he was writing in the sixties and seventies. Today some of it sounds a bit like a teen boy’s sexual fantasy, but the scifi part of much of it is awesome. ) to that end Stranger in a Strange Land is excellent (boy raised by rocks on Mars transcends being human to be something of a new mesiah).

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  8. About halfway through The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt I realized it had become my new favorite book, and it only got more satisfying from there. I imagine I will be reading it many, many more times before my time is done.

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  9. Hi. I’m a major bookworm, too. I just read “Phenomenal” by Leigh Ann Henion. Her description of a total solar eclipse was – guess what? Phenomenal! I’m also an English major, specializing in creative writing. Wanted to do magazine articles, but it didn’t work out. Yet. Keep writing. And reading! You have the whole world ahead of you! Great place to be.

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  10. 46 books so far this year! That’s excellent, Shannon.

    Some awesome books – maybe you’ve read them, maybe not:

    Lev Grossman – The Magicians
    Sergei Lukyanenko – Night Watch
    Neil Gaiman – Stardust
    Kelley Armstrong – Omens
    Joe Simpson – Touching the Void
    Jon Krakauer – Into Thin Air


    Brown & King – Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
    Blake Snyder – Save The Cat!

    That’s just the short list. The long list is…well…longer.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog. Have a great summer!


  11. Object of Beauty by Steve Martin is very good. I was so surprised to discover he is a talented writer as well as comedian and musician. I just finished the book Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff and now I am afraid I will never find a book as good… Do you have any recommendations for me? (Also, I love the Girls meme. That show is so great.)


  12. Have you thought of reading books by Paulo Coelho. His books are amazing. You get so absorbed by the words, it’s as if you are right there witnessing everything unfold.

    You’ve encouraged me to make a book list for myself. I have books I’ve started but never finished. Time for me to be consistent.

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