Look at them…..
I AM SERIOUSLY FANGIRLING RIGHT NOW…..AHHHHHHHH SBDNDJBDJDJDJDHDND
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.
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.
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?
SOOOOOOO many research books for my dissertation, I am not going to bore you with all the titles though. It is like 76 or something now and I think don’t want to bombard you with trauma and gender theory. University Books- (books read for my course.)
It makes me really really sad that I have only read five books for fun this year so far…ahhh…so annoying!
1. What was the last book you marked as ‘read’?
I finished Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. I love it, very empowering!
2. What are you currently reading?
Hallow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2) by Ransom Riggs
3. What was the last book you marked as ‘TBR’?
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
4. What book do you plan to read next?
The Girls by Emma Cline
5. Do you use the star rating system?
Yep, all the time. I always feel guilty going below a 3 though haha.
6. Are you doing a 2017 Reading Challenge?
Hell yeah! Did 100 last year but with loads of third year university work to do this year…I have put it at 50.
7. Do you have a wishlist?
Oh my god, yes and it gets longer and longer everyday!
8. What book do you plan to buy next?
Lunar Park & The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis
9. Do you have any favorite quotes, would you like to share a few?
“We read to know we’re not alone.” ― William Nicholson, Shadowlands
“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
10. Who are your favorite authors?
11. Have you joined any groups?
umm… under My Groups – Addicted to YA, Top 5 Wednesday and Savvy Readers
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.
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!
I will will continue to love love love my Real Techniques brushes but just opened my heart to these bad boys! 🎉🎈