Treat ya self Thursday 😏
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
The girl who wouldn’t die – hunting a killer who shouldn’t exist.
In Depression-era Chicago, Harper Curtis finds a key to a house that opens on to other times. But it comes at a cost. He has to kill the shining girls: bright young women, burning with potential. He stalks them through their lives across different eras, leaving anachronistic clues on their bodies, until, in 1989, one of his victims, Kirby Mazrachi, survives and turns the hunt around.
Amazon – £2.29
The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
Twelve-year-old Harriet is doing her best to grow up, which is not easy as her mother is permanently on medication, her father has silently moved to another city, and her serene sister rarely notices anything. All of them are still suffering from the shocking and mysterious death of her brother Robin twelve years earlier, and it seems to Harriet that the family may never recover. So, inspired by Captain Scott, Houdini, and Robert Louis Stevenson, she sets out with her only friend Hely to find Robin’s murderer and punish him. But what starts out as a child’s game soon becomes a dark and dangerous journey into the menacing underworld of a small Mississippi town.
I love Edger Allan Poe and couldn’t resist this beauty!
Amazon – £16.99
Over the last academic year, I have dedicated a lot of my time to my final year at university because I knew that if I didn’t give it my all and failed I would be extremely disappointed at myself. That being said, I have missed blogging frequently and interacting with you guys.
Sorry for abandoning my blog and thank you for sticking around to read this.
This blog means soo much to me, its my little place on the internet that allows me to truly be myself and speak freely about topics that I adore. This is also an excellent place for an introvert like me to passionately display my fandoms and interests…while meeting others who feel the same.
I have some how accumulated 3000+ followers while sporadically posting so thank you!!!
Thank you for every comment, every like, every follow and every ping back. I cannot express how much they mean to me but THANK YOU. Thank you for making me feel included in this community and thank you for motivating me to blog.
On Wednesday I arrived back in England after exploring Europe for five weeks. During this time, I had to take some long train journeys…which meant READING TIME. YASSSSSS reading time.
I read 10 books in 5 weeks… I don’t know if this is good or not hahaha. So without further ado, this is the list of the books I read.
- Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield
- Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L.James (I read all of these before but I wanted to read something easy and not challenging.)
- Fifty Shades Darker by E.L.James
- Fifty Shades Freed by E.L.James
- Grey by E.L. James
- When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (I have read this book like three times and it breaks me every time.
- How to Mend a Broken Heart by Anna Mansell
- Brave is the New Beautiful by Lee Wolfe Blum
- Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard
- The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett
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.
- Just a little update of my reading progress…
- What have you been reading?
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- 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
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