I need some help. I need you to leave me some book recommendations in the comments below!! Myself and my university friends are planing on starting a book club and I need some great book titles to suggest.
What have you read recently?
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“Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,If you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind.“
As a lot of you will know, I am a Ravenclaw – Pottermore confirmed it and I feel it in my heart.
With these traits in mind, I thought I would recommend some books for fellow Ravenclaws.
- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.
- Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
- The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
- Atonement by Ian McEwan
- Emma by Jane Austen
- Matilda by Roald Dahl
- So, what did you think of this post and my picks?
- Would you like it if I did the other houses?
- Shall I do a part two of this?
✨ 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) ✨
- Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
- As I lay Dying by William Faulkner
- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
- Paradise Lost by John Milton
- A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Scwab
- Grief Is Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabovok
- The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (read again)
- Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (read again)
- Girl Online by Zoe Sugg (read again)
- Girl on Tour by Zoe Sugg
- Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (read again)
- Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
- Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
- Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
- All I Know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher (read again, I love it!)
- Love, Tanya by Tanya Burr (read again)
- Ripples of Hope by Josh Gottheimer
- City of Bones by Cassandra Claire
- The Lovely Bones (read again)
- The Pictures of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
- Tender is the Night by F.Scott Fitzergald
- North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
- The Jugle by Upton Sinclair
- Anthem by Ayn Rand
- The return of the King by J.R.R Tolkien
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
- Room by Emma Donoghue
- Tess of the D’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
- Lucky by Professor Green (finally finished it, left it at home 😭)
- The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff
- After You by Jo Jo Moyes
- Where she Went by Gayle Forman (read it again)
- All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
- The bees by Carol Anne Duffy
- Sylvia Plath: poems selected by Ted Hughes by Sylvia Plath
- A Book Addict’s Treasury by Julie Rugg
- The Widow by Fiona Barton
- The Cambrige introduction to F.Scott Fitzgerald by Kirk Curnutt
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (read again)
- When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
- F.Scott Fitzgerald and the Art of Social Fiction by Brian Way
- Reason to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
- Writing Essays: A Guide for students by Richard Marggraf
- One with You by Sylvia Day
- **** the Anatomy of Melancholy by Mattew Selwyn
- Middlemarch by George Elliot
- The Diver’s Seat by Muriel Spark
- Gone by T.J.Brearton
- Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
- Monster by Allan Hall
- The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L.Armentrout
- Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J.M.Barrie
- Lord of the Flies by William Golding (read again)
- How to Be a Woman by Caitlin
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
- The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
- Matilda by Roald Dahl (read again)
- Falling Man by Don DeLillo
- The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett
- The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
- Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
- Bridget Jones – The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding
- Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding
- City of Ashes by Casandra Clare (#2)
- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
- Meridian by Alice Walker
- The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
- Writing a Woman’s Life by Carolyn G. Heilbrun
- Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield
- The Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline Wilson
- Insanely Gifted by Jamie Catto
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K.Rowling
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K.Rowling (Newt Scamander)
- Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
- On Beauty by Zadie Smith
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher
- Christmas with Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher
- Hello Me, it’s You by Hannah Todd
- Carry On Rainbow Rowell
- The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events) #1 by Lemony Snicket
- The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events) #2 by Lemony Snicket
- The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events) #3 by Lemony Snicket
- American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
- The Future of Trauma Theory: Contemporary Literary and Cultural Criticism by Gert Buelens
- Child Abuse Trauma by John Briere
- The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
- A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig
- Behind Closed Doors by B.A.Paris
- The Queen of Subtleties by Suzannah Dunn
- Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
- Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
- Lying About Last Summer by Sue Wallman
- I Was Here by Gayle Forman
- The Girl Who Saved Christmas
- City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
- Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
- The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti
At the beginning of the year I decided to set myself a reading challenge and if you have been reading my blog for a long time now, you know the ultimate number changed a few times...50/75/115/100… you get the idea.
A few posts of mine about the reading challenge-
Nearly half way…
62 out of 100 reading challenge.
As you know, we don’t have very long left of 2016 and I am starting to panic a little bit because I have only read 88 books this year. That means that I still have to read 12 more books to reach my goal of 100 books read in 2016.
I need your help…please motivate me in the comments below with book suggestions/ books you have loved this year etc. JUST PLEASE MOTIVATE ME!! I REALLY WANT TO ACHIEVE MY GOAL.
I’ve decided to pick up a book to read today that isn’t a course book…yay! Recently, I have been reading a lot of intense pieces of literature that are critically acclaimed within the English Canon for my degree, so it is always lovely to just wind back with an easy read book.
For those of you that have followed my blog for a while will know how much I ADORED ‘Me Before You’, so I thought I would pick up another one of JoJo Moyes books.
- Have you read any of her books, other than ‘Me Before You’ and ‘After You’?? Got any reccomendations?? 🙋🏼
- Or any reccomendations for me.
Hope you are all having a lovely day and I have exciting news…⭐️🌟 I am going to try and blog everyday in September, please encourage me- do you have anything you’d like to see on this blog ? ⭐️🌟