Ahhhh pre-ordered 

✨ I recieved the best email earlier that John Green has a new book out. ✨

*keeping the hyperventilating at bay…but omfg abshdjksnskajsbsosn* 

I absolutely adore John Green and his writing style so I am super super excited.

  • Anyone else super super thrilled for this book?
  • What is your favourite John Green book?

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I’ve fallen in love… 

     

                        Look at them…..

 

I AM SERIOUSLY FANGIRLING RIGHT NOW…..AHHHHHHHH SBDNDJBDJDJDJDHDND

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.  

TOP TEN TUESDAY

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I have missed doing these, I love them!! 

BackTo School Freebie-anything “back to school”

I decided to interpret this weeks meme as books that touched me throughout my school life, from primary school to college. The is all over the place and in no order, I just adore all of these books.

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  1.   Matilda by Roald Dahl, this book is the epitome of my childhood. As you may know, I recently had to read this again for University and I fell in love with it all over again.

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  1. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. This book is soo important and should be given to children and young adults because it contains critical information. This book is written in a non linear diary format, telling the story of Melinda Sordino whose life was completely destroyed after calling the police for help at a party. While,she longed for answers as to what happened to her, her ‘friends’ turn against her for bursting the party. This book really touched me and open my mind to acceptance.

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 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. AHHH, THIS BOOK!!!! The reason this book is in this list, is because my favourite english teacher or all time reccommeded this to me and it will always be in my heart forever.

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A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This book, like Matilda is the epitome of my childhood.

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Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling, this is surely on everyones list. Its magical and wonderful, amazing, spectacular, incredible and fantastic. Everyone should read it!

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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. I still think about this book all the time and love it. Aww,Lenny! This school reminds me of secondary school, especially my GCSEs.

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Oh William Shakespeare, we do have a love/heart relationship. I adore analysing your word once I understand it slightly but at first glance you confuse me ever so much. I studied Romeo and Juliet for my GCSE like ‘Of Mice and Men’ and LOVED IT!

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The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer. The epitome of my adolescence!! This book really did help me, especially in realising that being an introvert was okay.

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A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. I really want to read these again.

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The Fault in our Stars- this book should also be recommended to children at school because it opens your mind to the reality of people being ill. What I really appreciated about this book is that is shows that life is not all about happy endings and rainbows, sometimes life can suck…but you survive.

My weird (yet wonderful) bookish habit.

Recently I have been reflecting upon the weird things I do when I am reading or in my everyday life regarding reading and I thought I would share them with you. Maybe you can comfort me and let me know that I am not the only one who does them.

So, without further ado here are my weird book//reading habits.

  1. My favourite place to read is sat on a cushion, on the floor with my back pressed against a scorching hot radiator. Obviously I can and do read in other locations but this is where I feel the most relaxed.  I love having a cup of tea within reaching distance when I read, any kind – peppermint, green tea, normal tea. Where do you like reading the most?  

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  1. Whenever I am out and about and I can see someone reading a book that I love, this weird thing happens to me. I stop what I am doing and just stare at the person for a while; I try my hardest to look normal on the outside but on the inside I am screaming up and down with eagerness. I want to be their friend, I want to go 3up to the person and chat to them about the book and gain their opinion.   I know this is super weird but I would love it if someone did it to me, it would be slightly bizarre at first but then I would be like ‘yaaaaasss gurl, I love this book. ITS AMAZING!!’ Please tell me that at least one of you do this and that I haven’t gone completely crazy.

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  1. I absolutely despise it when people bend the top of a page when reading as an indicator for where they got to. I will use ANYTHING and EVERYTHING before resorting to mistreating my book. The other day for instance, I didn’t have any paper in my bag so I quickly used my paracetamol packet instead to keep my page. Bookmarks can be so quirky, colourful and amazing…use them people…use them.

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  1. Once facebook told me on a quiz, that I would meet my true love at a bookstore while reaching for the same book. Obviously facebook is 100% an accurate and reliable source, so I am waiting for the day to happen. Imagine it now…it has been a stressful day and I long for the comfort of a bookstore, I am in desperate need for the latest release and just when I am on the verge of giving up. I spot the last copy out of the corner of my eye, I run to the book in a socially accepting manner and just as my hand are about to clasp the book, a strong muscular arm collides with mine. *romantic instrumental music begins* as our touch creates sparks and we stare longingly into each other’s eyes.

So, number on my list is how I always think how romantic it would be to meet      someone as a bookstore. OR, I imagine myself into books where I date the main character.

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  1. Forgetting I have hands when reading and stifling a yawn with a book. I read about someone else doing this the other day and I realized that I also do it. I am so intensely captivated by the book that instead of putting to book down like a normal human to cover my mouth while yawning, I just bring my book to my mouth and yawn.

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This post made me sound crazzzy, absolutely bonkers. I have sooo many more weird (yet wonderful) book habits to share with you guys, but I didn’t want to overwhelm you and scare you away. But if you do like this post and want to hear more- please comment below and I a second post will follow.

Also, do you have any quirky things you do while reading?

MY INNER CHID IS LOVING LIFE.

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 I AM A HUGE FANGIRL. I love being captivated by books and joining fandoms, I adore that shared feeling of excitement between fellow fandom lovers.

Throughout my teenage years, two series in particular struck me and made me fall deeply in love with them.  The first being The Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling and the other being The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer. I know it sound crazy but these books really helped me throughout my adolescence, Bella helped accept myself. I finally understood that it was okay to be awkward and it was okay to quirky. You don’t need societies acceptance to be happy.  I could easily go on a gushing rant about my admiration for J.K.Rowling and Stephenie Meyer but I won’t…but seriously, if you share my love for them…comment below and we can hardcore fangirl together.

So, now that you have a slight glimpse into my obsession with Twilight and Harry Potter you can understand why 2016 is such an important year for me, with regards to books. 2016 saw the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, I have seen the play (saw it on the 28th and 29th of June) and the screenplay will be released in 11 days. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH my brain cannot comprehend how excited I am. 

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and…GUESS WHAT???? Stephenie is also releasing a new book. I know she released the mixed gender twilight recently for the 10 year anniversary , but this is different. This is new, exciting and intriguing. 14 year old me is jumping up and down screaming with joy. Actually, who am I kidding…20 year old me is bubbling with excitement.  When I saw Shannon’s retweet of the news, I texted my best friend Emma like a million times because we loved Twilight together. Twilight is actually one of the main reasons we became friends and together we obsessed over them.

 

THE CHEMIST BY STEPHENIE MEYER

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She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.

Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They’ve killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it’s her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous.

Resolving to meet the threat head-on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of.

-Release date//15th November 2016-

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Are you excited for it? I am…I am…I am! (Oh, Bell Jar reference) BUT I am excited! Go and check out Stephenie’s updated website HERE

BOOKISH BOOK LOVER TAG

Thank you to the amazing ‘The Bookie Monster’  for tagging me in this tag, it looks awesome. Thank you Tasha!!

The Rules

Use the original banner.
Answer the questions.
Use lots of book covers
Tag your friends!

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What book are you currently reading?

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I was sent this book to review and am currently devouring it and enjoying it so far.

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What’s the last book you finished?

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Favourite book you read this year? 

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What genre have you read most this year?

Young Adult for sure.

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What genre have you read least this year? 

Properly historical fiction.

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What genre do you want to read more of?

Once again historical fiction.

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How many books have you read this year, and what’s your goal?

So far I have read 51 books and want to read 115.

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What’s the last book you bought?

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What book are you saving up to buy next?

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These Harry Potter books.

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How many books did you check out last library visit?

About 20 for my last assignment.

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What’s a book you can’t wait to read?

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Harry Potter of course.

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Who’s an author you’re hoping writes more?  

Jojo Moyes all the way, I have only read ‘Me Before You’ and ‘After You’ so I do have a lot of her books to read.

Going to also say Gillian Flynn, I know they are completely different but I love both of them.

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A few books your heart adores?

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig, The Harry Potter series, The Twilight Saga, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

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What series’ coming conclusion makes you sad?

I am going to have to say ‘The Selection’ as well like Tasha.

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What books are on your wish-list?

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I tag  – 

Okay, okay I got a bit carried away with the tags. If you have done it before, don’t worry about it.

Poppy books- Here 

Ravenclaw Bookclub-Here

Away in Neverland-Here

Not Capulet –Here

The Bandar Blog-Here

DriftingLexi –Here

Drizzle and Hurricane Books-Here

Written word Worlds -Here

My Passion is Happiness –Here

Clockwork Bibliophile – Here 

In Case of Bookishness – Here