I’ve fallen in love… 

     

                        Look at them…..

 

I AM SERIOUSLY FANGIRLING RIGHT NOW…..AHHHHHHHH SBDNDJBDJDJDJDHDND

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?

What I have read in 2017 so far 👏🏻

Dissertation Books-

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. everywordiknow.gifUniversity Books- (books read for my course.)

  • Child of God by Cormac McCarthy
  • Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
  • Close Range by Annie Proulx
  • The Road Cormac McCarthy
  • No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
  • The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban giphyFun books-
  1. Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
  2. The Girl Before by J.P.Delaney
  3. Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
  4. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  5. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

It makes me really really sad that I have only read five books for fun this year so far…ahhh…so annoying!

Do you have any book recommendations?? 

The Goodreads Tag

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!

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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?

Gillian Flynn

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11. Have you joined any groups?

umm… under My Groups – Addicted to YA, Top 5 Wednesday and Savvy Readers

2017 reading…

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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.

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Dissertation Books- 

  1. Adult Children: The Secrets of Dysfunctional Families by John C. Friel
  2. Twentieth- Century Suspense: The Thriller Comes of Age by Clive Bloom
  3. Thriller: Genesis and Structure of a Popular Genre by Jerry Palmer
  4. Unclaimed Experience: Trauma, Narrative and History by Cathy Caruth
  5. The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction by Martin Priestman
  6. Crime Fiction from Poe to the Present by Martin Priestman
  7. Trauma and Survival in Contemporary Fiction by Laurie Vickroy
  8. Too Scared to Cry: Psychic Trauma in Childhood by Lenore Terr

University Books- 

  1. Child of God by Cormac McCarthy
  2. Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison

Fun books-  

  1. Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
  2. The Girl Before by J.P.Delaney

What have you guys been reading this year?

Make Up Brush Love ❤️

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!

These ones!!! 


And then for my 21st birthday 🎉 my sister got me the unicorn ones (pictured below) and I treated myself with the spectrum brushes. 

 

I will will continue to love love love my Real Techniques brushes but just opened my heart to these bad boys! 🎉🎈