I’ve fallen in love… 

     

                        Look at them…..

 

I AM SERIOUSLY FANGIRLING RIGHT NOW…..AHHHHHHHH SBDNDJBDJDJDJDHDND

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Am I obsessed? 

I absolutely adore Gillian Flynn guys!! Love love love her writing and now I am writing my dissertation on her! 🙋🏼

Do you love Gillian Flynn? Feeling a little obsessed with? (Join the club!!) 

If you haven’t read anything by her, sprint to your closest bookshop and frantically search for anything and everything written by her because she is extraordinary.

Let’s discuss what makes her great, comment below! 


I could lie and say not all of the copies are mine but they are! Ahhh sbbdbbdjdkfbjs I just cannot resist and this is only Gone Girl- I have copies of all her other books in a few different versions.

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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 

62 out of 100 reading challenge.

**Due to working full time over summer, I have decreased my reading challenge from 115 to 100, just because I really want to complete this challenge. If I reach 100 before the year is over, I will put it up to 115 again. **

  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
  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

63 out of 100 – 63% of my ‘Goodreads’ reading challenge.  

Nearly half way…

I am nearly half way through my Goodread reading challenge of 100 books for this year. Some of the books I’ve read are not on my yearly reading list, (I know it’s naughty but I cannot help myself 😜) 

So far I have read – 

  1. You before Me 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 
  11. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (read again) 
  12. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 
  13. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon 
  14. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld 
  15. All I Know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher (read again, I love it!) 
  16. Love, Tanya by Tanya Burr (read again) 
  17. Ripples of Hope by Josh Gottheimer 
  18. City of Bones by Cassandra Claire 
  19. The Lovely Bones (read again) 
  20. The Pictures of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 
  21. Tender is the Night by F.Scott Fitzergald 
  22. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell 
  23. The Jugle by Upton Sinclair 
  24. Anthem by Ayn Rand 
  25. The return of the King by J.R.R Tolkien 
  26. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 
  27. Room by Emma Donoghue 
  28. Tess of the D’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy 
  29. Lucky by Professor Green (finally finished it, left it at home 😭) 
  30. The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff 
  31. After You by Jo Jo Moyes
  32. Where she Went by Gayle Forman (read it again) 
  33. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven 
  34. The bees by Carol Anne Duffy 
  35. Sylvia Plath: poems selected by Ted Hughes by Sylvia Plath
  36. A Book Addict’s Treasury by Julie Rugg 
  37. The Widow by Fiona Barton 
  38. The Cambrige introduction to F.Scott Fitzgerald by Kirk Curnutt 
  39. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (read again) 
  40. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi 
  41. F.Scott Fitzgerald and the Art of Social Fiction by Brian Way

I didn’t realise that I was reading so many again, I just sometimes cannot resist picking up a beloved book of mine. 

If you follow me on Goodreads you will know this already and if you don’t and would like to go and follow me on – 

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/36631483-shannon-waters&#x200

I want to read more and post more but my second year at University is getting on top of me-  I promise I will after my exams in May!!! 

  
(How I feel when I look at my books – them waiting for me to start reading them)  

Comment below if you have read any of them and your thoughts and even better-recommend books to me ☺️

MY 2016 READING LIST

  1. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  2. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  3. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  4. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  5. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  6. Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
  7. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
  8. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  9. The Casual Vacancy by J.K.Rowling
  10.  The Fallen and Leviathan by Thomas E. Sniegoski
  11. Gone by Micheal Grant
  12. Fear by Michael Grant
  13. Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel
  14. On Beauty by Zadie Smith
  15. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
  16. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  17. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  18. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  19. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  20. Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
  21. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  22. Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
  23. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  24. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  25. Love Letter to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
  26. Anne and the French Kiss by S.Perkins
  27. Lola and the Boy Next Door by S.Perkins
  28. Isla and the Happily Ever After by S.Perkins
  29. Hunger by Micheal Grant
  30. Plague by Micheal Grant
  31. To All the Boys I’ve loved by Jenny Han
  32. Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain
  33. Massive by Julia Bell
  34. The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton
  35. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  36. Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher
  37. Christmas with Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher
  38. You’re the One That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher
  39. We Are Completely Besides by Karen Joy FowleI
  40. it’s Not Me It’s You by Delia Moss
  41. The Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
  42. Between by Jessica Warman
  43. Evermore by Alyson Noel
  44. Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
  45. Shadow Land by Alyson Noel
  46. Dark Flame by Alyson Noel
  47. Night Star by Alyson Noel
  48. Everlasting by Alyson Noel
  49. Lisey’s Story by Stephen King
  50. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  51. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
  52. Specials by Scott Westerfeld
  53. Extra by Scott Westerfeld
  54. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
  55. The Death Cure by James Dashner
  56. The Kill Order by James Dashner
  57. Just One Day by Gayle Forman
  58. Just One Year  by Gayle Forman
  59. Just One Night by Gayle Forman
  60. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  61. Catch 22 Joseph Heller
  62. Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman
  63. We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
  64. A Game of Thrones by George R.R.Martin
  65. A little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  66. The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
  67. Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L.Armentrout
  68. The Impossible Knife of Memory by L Halse Anderson
  69. Fever 1973 by L Halse Anderson
  70. Wintergirls by L Halse Anderson
  71. Better of Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
  72. Falling into Place by Amy Zhang
  73. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  74. Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern
  75. Beautiful Monster by Kate McCaffrey
  76. Destroying Avalon by Kate McCaffrey
  77. Freaks Like Us by Susan Vaught
  78. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  79. Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
  80. Trust me, I’m Lying’ by Mary Elizabeth Summer