I’ve fallen in love… 

     

                        Look at them…..

 

I AM SERIOUSLY FANGIRLING RIGHT NOW…..AHHHHHHHH SBDNDJBDJDJDJDHDND

The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge (PART ONE)

I absolutely adore Gilmore Girls and especially Rory Gilmore. She is actually my spirit animal. 

This challenge is 339 books longs, so I have decided to split it into three posts.

  • RED = Books I have read. 
  • BLUE = Books I own and plan on reading. 
  • GREEN =Books I will think about adding to my TBR list. 

 

1. 1984 by George Orwell
2. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
3. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
4. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
5. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
6. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
7. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
8. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
9. The Archidamian War by Donald Kagan
10. The Art of Fiction by Henry James
11. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
12. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
13. Atonement by Ian McEwan
14. Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
15. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
16. Babe by Dick King-Smith
17. Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi
18. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
19. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
20. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
21. Beloved by Toni Morrison
22. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney
23. The Bhagava Gita
24. The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews by Peter Duffy
25. Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel
26. A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays by Mary McCarthy

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27. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
28. Brick Lane by Monica Ali
29. Bridgadoon by Alan Jay Lerner
30. Candide by Voltaire
31. The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
32. Carrie by Stephen King
33. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
34. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
35. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
36. The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman
37. Christine by Stephen King
38. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
39. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
40. The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
41. The Collected Stories by Eudora Welty
42. A Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
43. Complete Novels by Dawn Powell
44. The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton
45. Complete Stories by Dorothy Parker
46. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
47. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
48. Cousin Bette by Honore de Balzac
49. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
50. The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
51. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
52. Cujo by Stephen King
53. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

tumblr_odekphtcdp1rmidh1o2_r1_500 54. Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
55. David and Lisa by Dr Theodore Issac Rubin M.D
56. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
57. The Da Vinci -Code by Dan Brown
58. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
59. Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
60. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
61. Deenie by Judy Blume
62. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
63. The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx
64. The Divine Comedy by Dante
65. The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
66. Don Quixote by Cervantes
67. Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhrv
68. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
69. Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
70. Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook
71. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
72. Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn
73. Eloise by Kay Thompson
74. Emily the Strange by Roger Reger
75. Emma by Jane Austen
76. Empire Falls by Richard Russo
77. Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
78. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
79. Ethics by Spinoza
80. Europe through the Back Door, 2003 by Rick Steves

d459373009a871b5a9dcf75a3fd3c77c81. Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
82. Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
83. Extravagance by Gary Krist
84. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
85. Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore
86. The Fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald Kagan
87. Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critser
88. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
89. The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
90. Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein
91. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
92. Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce
93. Fletch by Gregory McDonald
94. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
95. The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
96. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
97. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
98. Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger
99. Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers
100. Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
101. Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
102. George W. Bushism: The Slate Book of the Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President by Jacob Weisberg
103. Gidget by Fredrick Kohner
104. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
105. The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
106. The Godfather: Book 1 by Mario Puzo

a96b0a78627399ddc26a1b3a5f03301f.gif107. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
108. Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Alvin Granowsky
109. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
110. The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford
111. The Gospel According to Judy Bloom
112. The Graduate by Charles Webb
113. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
114. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
115. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
116. The Group by Mary McCarthy
117. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
118. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
119. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
120. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
121. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
122. Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
123. Henry IV, part I by William Shakespeare
124. Henry IV, part II by William Shakespeare
125. Henry V by William Shakespeare
126. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
127. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
128. Holidays on Ice: Stories by David Sedaris
129. The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton
130. House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
131. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
132. How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer

cd0dbca871331cf37c76a1ad9fb604f4.gif I will admit, I am an English Literature student and I did not know a fair few of these books. considering the ones in red are the ones that I have read…I think I am doing alright so far.

T5W -15th of June

Favourite Literary Fathers/Father Figures

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Lainey from Gingerreadslainey. Each week there’s a different book related topic that requries you get to list your top five books related to the topic.

So, without further ado-

  1. One has to be Arthur Weasley from Harry Potter, he just has a special place in my heart. tumblr_myu0049Tjt1seiy98o2_r1_500.gif
  2. Two has to be Sirius Black from Harry Potter. Ah, Sirius! 

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3. Haymitch Abernathy from The Hunger Games. I know some might disagree with me here but come on, in the end his sarcastic nature worked well with Katniss and I for one, adored him. 

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4. Hagrid from Harry Potter – He was always the friend that Harry Potter needed and he provided him with the guidance he deserved. I am sorry for bombarding this tag with Harry Potter references but I adore them. I just want to hug him, always! 

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 5. Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird

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Comment below if you agree (or disagree)

Bucket List Tag

  • Write the rules in your post
  • Thank the person who tagged you (I wasn’t tagged, but if you do it -please let me know)
  • Write ten things that you wish to do in the future
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TEN THINGS I WANT TO DO IN THE FUTURE…

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  1. Travel- I want to travel around Europe…but guess what??? I have already booked it for next May, so May ’17. So, my flatmate and I are leaving straight after our third year exams and going around Europe for 5 weeks and then coming back just before our graduation day.
  2. Publish my writing- I know I publish my writing on here but imagine if I could actually get my writing published. OR A BOOK…AHHH A BOOK, OH MY GOD…THAT WOULD BE THE  DREAM.
  3. Do Camp-America// teach abroad // or an Au-Pair in America.
  4. Read  all of the books that I have been meaning to read for ages!
  5. Take self-defence classes..POW…I don’t need no man to protect me.
  6. Take my sister on holiday – she always looks after me and one day I will pay her back and surprise her.
  7. Buy a pug!!
  8. Move into my own house…(bye-bye University flatmates)
  9. Do my Masters. 
  10. Meet a top author//or go to a book convention.

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I TAG

@alluringalaskabeauty

@Sittingintheclouds

@Dizzle & Hurricane 

@Ravenclaw Book Club

@Awayinneverland

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The Happiness Tag

Thank you to the amazing Hannah over @alluringalaskabeauty for tagging me. She is awesome, go and check her out. Basically, the tag is easy – all you have to do is list

  • 5 things that make you happy 
  • 5 songs that make you happy 
  • 5 nominees to complete the tag

5 THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY

1.Reading –I had to put this first because it means so much to me. Not only do I enjoy reading because it entertains me but I also use reading as a form of escapism and it has helped me out a lot in life. It might sound absolutely crazy but, by being able to connect with characters who are feeling the same as me or going through something in their lives which I can relate to- it makes me stronger as a person because it teaches me a way to organise my emotions. I also love buying books- old/new just give them to me!!

idiva_025.gif2.Spending time with my family&friends. – I do love my family/ friends and spending time with them makes me soo happy. Rekindling old friendships also makes me soo happy, my anxiety always makes me think that people hate me and I often pull myself away or push people, if I feel like I am bothering them. So, I also find it refreshing when I start suddenly talking to one of my old best friends and realise that actually,it wasn’t me that destroyed the friendship but in fact I was either overreacting or we had just had not spoken in a while. I actually sound pyschotic, sorry!

3.Pugs- I am actually obessed with pugs. They are soo ugly and adorable and I want to own like 10 of them haha… (I even have names- 1. Gerald, 2.Alan, 3.Ivy, 4.Ronnie, 5.Reggie and 6. Gastby) I nearly got myself one the other day but my landlord crushed my dreams and said I wasn’t allowed any pets but on the plus side, my mum said she will buy me one when I graduate.

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4.EXPLORING- I love getting out of the house and exploring different places, I also love walking- so I just stick my headphones in and walk. 

5.You Guys- Every time one of you comments on my post or like them, my heart warms. I love you guys!!! I JUST WANT TO HUG YOU ALL AND SAY THANK YOU.  I gained like 600 followers in May and when I think about it, I wanna cry! Hahaha, so if you wanna be my friend- comment below.

 

5 SONGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY

  1. Unsteady by X Ambassadors  

This song doesn’t actually make me jump up and down in happiness but I am loving it at the moment and it feels me such strong emotions because it makes me think of ‘Me Before You’ as it is on the soundtack.

2. Bonfalleralla by Afasi och Filthy

This song makes me think of ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ which I am still obsessed with  and it makes me think about my trip to Amsterdam for my 19th birthday with my sister because we put a locket with our names on, on TFiOS bench. This is also a song that motivates me to push myself harder at the gym.

3. Money by Pink Floyd 

This song just makes me think of my childhood because my dad would always and still does (when I visit him or he comes to see me) blast Pink Floyd out of the speakers and I don’t know why but this one is my favourite.

4. Hands To Myself by Selena Gomez 

I listen to this song every time I am getting ready to go out, it just makes me soo happy.  I just like the beat to this song.

5. A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

Nostalgia- back to my TEAM EDWARD DAYS.  This song just represents a massive part of my life that gave me soo much joy.

I TAG

(If you have already done it, its fine. I just tagged you because I love your blogs, go and check them out people. Also, if you want to do this tag , go ahead but please do let me know, so I can see  it AND if you want me to check out your blog… comment below.)

  1. @Clockworkbibliophile
  2. @notcapulet
  3. @Inkyspells
  4. @Driftinglexi
  5. @agirlrecommends   (cheating here) 
  6. @Thebander(b)log
  7. @Thenotsosecretlifeofafangirl

(forgive me for taggign two extra people, I am sorry!!)

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The Alphabet Book Tag

I have seen a few posts about this tag recently and thought ‘why not’ I wanna do this. 

The Rules:

Pick a book that is on your shelf (TBR) or one that you have read in the past and fill out each letter of the Alphabet with the title.

The Tag:

A- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (TBR)

B- Billy and Me – Giovanna Fletcher

C- Cinder by Marissa Meyer + City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (I couldn’t resist including Cassandra Clare)

D-  Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (TBR)

E-Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon  (TBR)

F- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

G- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

H- Hunger- Micheal Grant

I- Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk

J- (The) Jewel by Amy Ewing

K (To) Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

L- Landline by Rainbow Rowell

M- Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

N- (The) Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

O- Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

P- P.S I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

Q- Quiet: The Power of Introvert by Susan Cain

R- (The) Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

S- Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (TBR)

T- The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff

U- Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

V- (The) Versions of Us by Laura Barnett

W- We Need to talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

X- X-Men (comic book series) … (cheated here but forgive me)

Y- (The) Young Elite by Marie Lu ( TBR)

Z- Zeros by Scott Westerfeld

This was a fun tag to tag part in and I hope it gives you guys an insight into the types of books I read. I TAG EVERYONE (Just tag me in it to let me know you have done it, I wanna see your answers)

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T5W- Characters you are most like

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  1. Louisa Clark from Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Firstly go and check out my review for this book. Here. 

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Louisa, Louisa, Louisa. My spirit animal. I hope I come across like her;she is quirky, fun and kind. It has been a while since I have actually picked up a book and finished  it in  one sitting and fallen madly in love with the protagonist. I connected so much with this book and am counting down the days till I get to see it in the cinema.

2. Hermione Granger- Harry Potter-  My childhood best friend. 

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The girl who taught me to be myself. She is amazing…end of.  Like her, I love to study and lose myself in books.

3. For anyone that actually knows me, would have expected this one to be at the top because of how obsessed I was as a teenager. Bella Swan – Twilight Sage.

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She taught me to accept my introvert ways and that it was okay not to fit in.  I like to think I am loyal like Bella and protective like her. I am also super awkward like her, so yay me.  I always found her to be sarcastic and I can totally relate to that.

4. Cath Avery – Fangirl. 

fangirl-button2-1.png I am just a total fangirl, about a lot of stuff in my life. I cannot just like something like a normal person, I become obsessed. She is also sensitive and kind which I could relate to.

5. I am saying this one because in freshers week at University, someone told me I was just like her. Karen from Outnumbered. (The TV show)

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Hahaha, I am going to take it as a compliment. Sometimes in my life, I adopt a f*** it attitude and act like I don’t care. I am also a very to the point and honest person when it comes to my friends and family, so if I am up front with you, it is because I care.