Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Book Quotes.

If you know me personally or have been following this blog for a while, you will know I am a sucker for a good quote. I am that friend that has loads of motivational plaques in her bedroom! Oh huns, if you need some cheering up or some inspiration…just pop to my bedroom and read a few quotes. *Maybe I should create a motivation museum.* 

Anywho, back on track… it has been AGES since I did one of these posts but I love them so I am making an effort this week (and maybe, just slightly I am procrastinating from uni work but shhhh…)



Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

‘We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.’



On the Road by Jack  Kerouac

‘The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.’



The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank 

‘How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.’



Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr.Seuss 

‘You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where you go…’



Wide Awake by David Levithan

‘Do not just seek happiness for yourself. Seek happiness for all. Through kindness. Through mercy.’



Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green 

‘I just want you to be happy. If that’s with me or with someone else or with nobody. I just want you to be happy.’



Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

‘There’s something disturbing about recalling a warm memory and feeling utterly cold.’



Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

‘Push yourself. Don’t Settle. Just live well. Just LIVE.’



The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath 

‘I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.’




The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

‘I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn’t already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race-that rarely do I ever simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant.’




A not so secret fact about myself is that I am a sucker for emotional narratives. It feels like a good book when my heart is penetrated by emotion and I am left paralysed by long lasting thoughts. Anyone else feel this?

So I thought I would write a post today about the books that did just that and more… evidently I love a bit of sadness and romance.

  1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. tumblr_nbqeo7YtmY1t0h4iro1_500.gif
  2. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes tumblr_o2wzo4siN61tvwtbwo2_540.gif
  3. After You by Jojo Moyes 565460tumblrinlinen9lux5wo6V1si5usg.gif
  4. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult tumblr_munj4dk3xT1skktn6o1_500.gif
  5. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher 1.gif
  6. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak tumblr_n3qqikAkad1s51xako3_500.gif
  7. The Life and Death of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood 997d2901a513e94d5e60cfcb0d2d6fc3.gif
  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky 2.gif
  9. Atonement by Ian Mcewan tumblr_lmv3l9v2NR1qzeiyio1_500.gif
  10. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness 91220636d-cc0c-4f49-b8ba-bfaa5d71d317.gif

Lucky for me 9 out of 10 of these books are films (which also BROKE ME and my poor little heart). Come on After You I am here and waiting for a movie version. I need visual closure as well. Each one of these books absolutely ripped my heart out and made me cry pools and pools of tears. I probably could have filled a swimming pool of tear after these books.

  • Have you read these wonderful books or seen the films?
  • I live by the fact that you have to read the book first but it is okay if you have not…lets chat.
  • What books broke you?
  • Can you recommend any books for me based on these books?

REVIEW COPY OF Still Me (Me Before You#3)


Today I received a review copy of Still Me by Jojo Moyes. People who have been reading my blog for a while now will know I am obsessed with the Me Before You books!! The book does not officially come out till the end of January 2018!

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I am so freaking excited I could scream and cry continuously. Thank you so so much to Penguin (in particular Michael Joseph) for sending me this!!
 They also sent me this super cute bookmark and tote bag, which I cannot wait to use. AHHHHHHH the bees.

Have you read Me Before You or After You?

Being trusted by the big brand publishers! ⭐️

Today I received Still Me by JoJo Moyes to read as PREVIEW copy! I was shaking with happiness and anticipation. Imagine Louisa’s face when she pulls out the black and yellow tights…that was me when the first chapter was downloading. tumblr_o8ezgqIxoU1vvkt72o1_500.gif

As you will all know by now, I AM OBSESSED WITH Jojo Moyes, especially her Me Before You books featuring my all time favourite protagonist Louisa Clark. Ahhh what a wonderful character she is.

I instantly stopped my day and devoured the first chapter, forever eager for more knowledge of Louisa and her travels. I can already tell that this book is going to give me what I want (and need!) Book two offered me the initial closure after the heart-shattering events in book one but I still long for more.  Louisa is off to America for this next story and I am SOOO excited to see what adventures she goes on this year and I hope more of her quirky and awesome personality shines through in this one.


What do you think of the cover? I personally LOVE IT.  I love the ‘black and yellow stripes’ look and the little bumblebee.

I am also really excited about more Louisa and Nathan, as I really liked their relationship.  Honestly, in the second book I was a little disappointed in Louisa – I completely understood her loss and felt compassionate but I just missed happy go lucky and charming Louisa. I missed her go-get-it attitude at the end of book one, I just wanted to jump into the book and tell her to live the life Will wanted her to.

This chapter is already so telling – she has upped her life and moved to America, she is exploring the unknown and pushing herself. I LOVE IT and wish Jojo Moyes could release a book a year about Louisa because I feel like she is my friend.

I also hope we hear more about Lilly and Sam in this one!!!!

You will not be disappointed… Louisa is back and is as charming, wonderful, kind, strong, quirky and curious as ever.


Lets chat all things Me Before You, After You and Still Me — Have you read the books or watched the film? What is your favourite quote? What is your favourite part? If you didn’t enjoy them, why?

My favourite books of 2016

These are my favourite books of 2016 


  • Me Before You by Jo Jo Moyes
  • Lolita by Vladimir
  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  • Reason to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
  • Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica knoll
  • The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L.Armentrout
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
  • Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them by J.K.Rowling
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs


Starting a new book. 📚

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 ? ⭐️🌟 

Me Before You day out…




I have seen Me Before You.

 So, it comes out properly on Friday (the 3rd of June) but I got to see it. For some reason, I was looking at the Bristol cinemas and they just did not have the times up for  it to book. I was devastated- I actually cried a little bit and then frantically searched the internet for other possibilities.

I was thinking whyyywhyyywhyyy can I not watch my favourite book be beautiful transformed into a film. Why are you doing this to me, Bristol? But, I found a solution. Oh, yeah I did.  A little cinema in Bath (not far from Bristol) was showing ‘Me Before You’ for students only – for free!!!! So, not only did I get to see the film, but I got to see it for FREE and the bus for only 4.50.

I also got to spend the day in Bath, which was lovely. Check out the following two pictures I took of the city. It is such a quaint place.

  How cute are these umbrellas? I want some to hang from my bedroom ceiling- they just instantly make me think so summer.   

We watched it in this cute little cinema (below) and we were soo lucky with the seating because my flatmate and I got the last two seats!!

 Here we are waiting for the film to start…AHHHH!!! My heart was beating fast in anticipation, I had high expectations of the film.

My ‘Me Before You’ brief film review

First things first, the film broke me. I was prepared, I was ready but my heart was not. In the adverts, I whispered to my flatmate ‘I am not emotionally ready, I cannot do this’.  She hasn’t read the book – but came to Bath with me anyway to watch the film and for the day out, so she looked at me like I was absolutely crazy for crying before the film even started.

I thought the cast was perfect, they made the adaptation so special and heartfelt. Lou was perfect. Emilia Clarke was amazing as her, she was hilarious and cute and Sam Claffin was incredible as Will. They both captivated my heart and made me feel the story in my bones. I know that this story will stay with me for ages, if not forever. Lou is still my spirit animal. 

Jojo Moyes made sure that the film stayed true to the book and that is something that is really really important to me. Maybe I am naive in thinking that it is hard to stay true to the book but it shouldn’t be.  Don’t get me wrong there were slight changes- for example, Mr. Traynor wasn’t having an affair. Well, I guess it was implied and I got the reference because I had read the book but it was subtle so it could have been easily missed. I am okay with slight changes like that and am soo happy that there wasn’t anything major.

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I have heard a lot of negative comments regarding the film- shaming it for misrepresenting disability. Even now after seeing it, I can positively say ‘IT DOESN’T… IT REALLY DOESN’T’. It is a raw, realistic and relatable story and oh boy did it tug hard at my heart strings.

Here, is a hideous picture of me after the film- as you can see the film made me cry. I cried all the way through but I also laughed and cried more with laughter.  The setting of the film was stunningly beautiful. Luckily my flatmate’s hometown is where the film was set, so in the summer, she is going to take me there. (Knowing me, I will be overwhelmed with emotions and cry)


In conclusion, go and see the film on Friday when it comes out but PLEASE if you enjoy reading – make sure you read the book first but otherwise it will ruin it. It is also quite a short, easy reading book, so you would be able to easily devour it.