Look at them…..
I AM SERIOUSLY FANGIRLING RIGHT NOW…..AHHHHHHHH SBDNDJBDJDJDJDHDND
These are my favourite books of 2016
**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. **
I have missed doing these, I love them!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This book, like Matilda is the epitome of my childhood.
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!
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.
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!
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.
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. I really want to read these again.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Excitement is running through my veins. I can’t contain it. AHHHHHHH!!!!
So, tragically yesterday I had work 9-6 meaning I couldn’t go to the any bookstore to collect Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. **SOBBING** My wonderful nan also preordered me the book ages ago and got it yesterday but in London and I am in Bristol, so I cheekily got one today. (Yay, I now have two)
I need to stress again how incredible the play was- it truly was MAGICAL. Wow, just wow! I am still baffled today as to how some of the stuff actually happened. My mind was blown!
I cannot believe I hand my hands on the script now and have a day off to actually devour it.
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.
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.
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.
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