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?? 

More books!

First of all, I just want to say that this time it was not my fault…

Blame my mother.

She did it, okay?

Not me!

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My mum send me a message today saying she bought me some books! She went to a charity shop and picked me up some really nice books and it only came to £4! Four Pounds! When she said that I had a complete Harry Potter (reference to picture) moment. Tea is now everywhere. Below are the titles of the eight books purchased for £4.

  1. About a Boy by Nick Hornby (limited edition one)
  2. Parzival by Wolfram Von Eschenbach
  3. Shakespeare’s England (life in Elizabethian and Jacobbean times)
  4. Rudyard Kipling- The Complete Verse
  5. The Thirty- Nine Steps by John Buchan
  6. Libra by Don Delillo
  7. The poet Wordsworth
  8. Dictionary of Literary Characters by Chambers

So as of yesterday I have 13 new books, wooo!

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The Fault in Our Stars

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Let me just rewind back to when I first discovered the captivating and overwhelming book that is THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. While reading it I could feel my perspective on life shift and I found myself questioning my purpose of life. “What did I want to achieve?”, “Am I making the most out of my life?” and most importantly I pondered “What can I personally do to make other happy?” I read the spectacular book within four hours because I just could not stop reading; I was completely hooked and wanted to finish reading in order to know if Hazel Grace was okay as I fully lost myself within her character.

My mum later laughed at me because for four hours I did not move from my space on the sofa, all I did was sit there reading, crying, laughing and shouting “NOOOOOOOO this cannot happen”, “NOOOO John Green you cannot do this.”

Once I had finished the book, I truly could not form a coherent thought so I led on my dull grey floor and procrastinated for hours before my family started to worry where I was. The time allowed all of the miss placed jigsaw pieces that I should call my thought battle it out in order to be the most prominent.  “Why is life so unfair for some people?” “Why can’t I help?” The reality of life and death really hit me, it may sound completely ridiculous but I felt as if I had personally lost someone important in my life and I just could not break free from the hypnotizing emptiness caused by the loss of a fictional character. I know I crazy but like I said in my previous post I have a tendency to get overly attached to fictional character due to the fact I use books as an escapism.