Three Books I cannot wait to read…

The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave.

 GOODREADS SUMMARY

Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella Riosse dreams of the faraway lands her father once mapped.

When her closest friend disappears into the island’s Forgotten Territories, she volunteers to guide the search. As a cartographer’s daughter, she’s equipped with elaborate ink maps and knowledge of the stars, and is eager to navigate the island’s forgotten heart.
But the world beyond the walls is a monster-filled wasteland – and beneath the dry rivers and smoking mountains, a legendary fire demon is stirring from its sleep. Soon, following her map, her heart and an ancient myth, Isabella discovers the true end of her journey: to save the island itself.

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What Light by Jay Asher

GOODREADS SUMMARY 

Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon—it’s a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other.

Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other.
By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. But Sierra sees beyond Caleb’s past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe, redemption. As disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra discover the one thing that transcends all else: true love.

What Light is a love story that’s moving and life-affirming and completely unforgettable.

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Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller

GOODREADS SUMMARY 

In the summer of 1976 eight-year-old Peggy Hillcoat is taken from London by her survivalist father to live in a cabin in a remote European forest. When they arrive he tells Peggy that her mother and the rest of the world are gone.

Now the two of them must scratch a living from the earth: trapping squirrels, foraging for berries, surviving winter as best they can. But it is easy to lose you way in the forest, to lose yourself. How long will Peggy trust her father’s story? How long can you stay sane when the world is lost? And what happens when you stop believing in everything?

What are you looking forward to reading?

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I DID IT📚📕📖

✨ I actually read 100 books this year!! Yay me!! A few weeks ago I put up a blog posts saying I wasn’t sure if I would be able to complete it but I’ve read a few books while procrastinating and realised that I forgot to log some of my reads of Goodreads.  If you are interested in seeing what I read in 2016…look below…(&comment if you have read them/ want to) ✨

  1. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
  2. As I lay Dying by William Faulkner
  3. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  4. Paradise Lost by John Milton
  5. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Scwab
  6. Grief Is Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
  7. Lolita by Vladimir Nabovok
  8. The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (read again)
  9. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (read again)
  10. Girl Online by Zoe Sugg (read again)
  11. Girl on Tour by Zoe Sugg
  12. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (read again)
  13. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  14. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  15. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  16. All I Know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher (read again, I love it!)
  17. Love, Tanya by Tanya Burr (read again)
  18. Ripples of Hope by Josh Gottheimer
  19. City of Bones by Cassandra Claire
  20. The Lovely Bones (read again)
  21. The Pictures of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  22. Tender is the Night by F.Scott Fitzergald
  23. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  24. The Jugle by Upton Sinclair
  25. Anthem by Ayn Rand
  26. The return of the King by J.R.R Tolkien
  27. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  28. Room by Emma Donoghue
  29. Tess of the D’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
  30. Lucky by Professor Green (finally finished it, left it at home 😭)
  31. The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff
  32. After You by Jo Jo Moyes
  33. Where she Went by Gayle Forman (read it again)
  34. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  35. The bees by Carol Anne Duffy
  36. Sylvia Plath: poems selected by Ted Hughes by Sylvia Plath
  37. A Book Addict’s Treasury by Julie Rugg
  38. The Widow by Fiona Barton
  39. The Cambrige introduction to F.Scott Fitzgerald by Kirk Curnutt
  40. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (read again)
  41. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  42. F.Scott Fitzgerald and the Art of Social Fiction by Brian Way
  43. Reason to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
  44. Writing Essays: A Guide for students by Richard Marggraf
  45. One with You by Sylvia Day
  46. **** the Anatomy of Melancholy by Mattew Selwyn
  47. Middlemarch by George Elliot
  48. The Diver’s Seat by Muriel Spark
  49. Gone by T.J.Brearton
  50. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
  51. Monster by Allan Hall
  52. The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L.Armentrout
  53. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J.M.Barrie
  54. Lord of the Flies by William Golding (read again)
  55. How to Be a Woman by Caitlin
  56. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling 
  57. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  58. Matilda by Roald Dahl (read again)
  59. Falling Man by Don DeLillo
  60. The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett
  61. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  62. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
  63. Bridget Jones – The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding 
  64. Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding 
  65. City of Ashes by Casandra Clare (#2)
  66. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 
  67. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs 
  68. Meridian by Alice Walker 
  69. The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson 
  70. Writing a Woman’s Life by Carolyn G. Heilbrun 
  71. Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield 
  72. The Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline Wilson 
  73. Insanely Gifted by Jamie Catto 
  74. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K.Rowling 
  75. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K.Rowling (Newt Scamander) 
  76. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman 
  77. On Beauty by Zadie Smith 
  78. Dracula by Bram Stoker 
  79. Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher 
  80. Christmas with Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher 
  81. Hello Me, it’s You by Hannah Todd 
  82. Carry On Rainbow Rowell 
  83. The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events) #1  by Lemony Snicket 
  84. The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events) #2 by Lemony Snicket 
  85. The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events) #3 by Lemony Snicket 
  86. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis 
  87. The Future of Trauma Theory: Contemporary Literary and Cultural Criticism by Gert Buelens
  88. Child Abuse Trauma by John Briere 
  89. The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer 
  90. A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig
  91. Behind Closed Doors by B.A.Paris 
  92. The Queen of Subtleties by Suzannah Dunn 
  93. Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon 
  94. Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven 
  95. Lying About Last Summer by Sue Wallman 
  96. I Was Here by Gayle Forman 
  97. The Girl Who Saved Christmas
  98. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare 
  99. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  100. The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti 

Starting a new book. 📚

I’ve decided to pick up a book to read today that isn’t a course book…yay! Recently, I have been reading a lot of intense pieces of literature that are critically acclaimed within the English Canon for my degree, so it is always lovely to just wind back with an easy read book.  

For those of you that have followed my blog for a while will know how much I ADORED ‘Me Before You’, so I thought I would pick up another one of JoJo Moyes books.  

  • Have you read any of her books, other than ‘Me Before You’ and ‘After You’?? Got any reccomendations?? 🙋🏼
  • Or any reccomendations for me.   

 

Hope you are all having a lovely day and I have exciting news…⭐️🌟 I am going to try and blog everyday in September, please encourage me- do you have anything you’d like to see on this blog ? ⭐️🌟 

WE MEET AGAIN HARRY…

Excitement is running through my veins. I can’t contain it. AHHHHHHH!!!! 

So, tragically yesterday I had work 9-6 meaning I couldn’t go to the any bookstore to collect Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. **SOBBING** My wonderful nan also preordered me the book ages ago and got it yesterday but in London and I am in Bristol, so I cheekily got one today. (Yay, I now have two

I need to stress again how incredible the play was- it truly was MAGICAL. Wow, just wow!  I am still baffled today as to how some of the stuff actually happened. My mind was blown! 

I cannot believe I hand my hands on the script now and have a day off to actually devour it.

 

  • Have your read it? 
  • Are you currently reading it? 
  • I want to see your appreciation for it, add me on Instagram – Book_Captivation and tag me in your pictures of the book.
  • **I NEED TO FANGIRL AND HARD**
  •  I am in my happy place right now… 


Let the reading commence 📚

 I have already read ‘Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens’ and ‘Peter and Wendy’ from my children’s literature reading list for next year at University. 

 So, next up…I thought I would read ‘Harry Potter and the Prisioner of Azkaban’ which is also on the list. I have an issue here though- after devouring this, I know that I will be hooked again to the magical world and will have to start from the beginning and read them all.   

Which Harry Potter book is your favourite?  


30 DAYS!!!! 

Okay, okay…so I have seen the play of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child now and am counting down to the release of the play now!! AHHHHHH!!! 


It is released on the 31st of July and I cannot wait to devour it. It will be even more special to me now that I have visually seen it. 

Guys, honestly it was beyond magaical and I really hope to watch it over and over if they bring it out as a dvd version of the play.

 
Who else is counting down? LETS FANGIRL TOGETHER!!! 


Third year is close 📚

Just wanted to say I am sorry for not uploading everyday 😭 been working at ‘Monsoon’ like 39-50 hours a week! I’m loving it but I’m exhausted all the time. 

I’ve been buying all of my third year books for my English Literature degree and thought I would share them with you. 

Each year I take four modules- (so, without further ado, here are my third year modules) 

  • Children’s fiction since 1900
  • Contemporary American Narrarive 
  • Dissertation module 
  • Placement module 

Children’s fiction since 1900 ~ 

  • Peter and Wendy by J.M Barrie 
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame 
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 
  • Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild 
  • The Family from One-End Street by Eve Garnett 
  • The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien 
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak 
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • Northern Lights by Philip Pullman 
  • The illustrated mum Jaqueline Wilson 
  • Harry Potter and the Prisioner of Azkaban by J.K.Rowling 
  • Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book? by Lauren Child 
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Contemporary American Narrarive 

  • The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien 
  • Meridian by Alice Walker 
  • Falling Man by Don DeLillo 
  • American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis 
  • Child of God by Cormac McCarthy 
  • Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison 
  • The Lone-Ranger by Sherman Alexie 
  • Close Range by Annie Proulx 
  • No County for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

LET ME KNOW WHICH ONES YOU HAVE READ?