TOP TEN TUESDAY

I try to do these weekly but I have failed for a long time now haha. Forgive me? This is a weekly challenge hosted by the broke and the bookish. I saw this weeks on Coffeeloving Bookoholic  and the books she picked and some of my all time favourites- so I feel like I HAVE to do it.

TOP TEN BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS IF YOU WANT TO GET INTO CLASSICS. 

I absolutely love classics I do…good thing I studies an English Literature undergraduate course.

  1. My all time favourite book is – On the Road by Jack Kerouac.  It both breaks my heart and baffles me when I see people giving it like one star. WHYYYY? I initially read this book in anticipation for the 2012 movie starring Kristen Stewart (one of my all time favourite actresses) but I am so glad I read it then because it still stays with me now. qqq.gif
  2. The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald. I first read this years ago and then I had to study it for first year at University and I fell in love with it deeper. 7.gif
  3. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. I love love love Dickens. 0.gif
  4. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. http---mashable.com-wp-content-gallery-classics-you-should-read-tumblr_lx025fwjgg1r6gxmgo1_r1_500.gif 
  5.  Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. 11.gif
  6. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontetumblr_oieqvj0OWL1u76npoo1_500.gif
  7. Lord of the Flies by William Golding. 8888.gif  
  8. A Clockwork Orange  by Anthony Burgess88.gif
  9. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett.11305782.gif
  10. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. tumblr_m8zurxPuec1qbuwpuo1_r1_500.gif blog-dividers     Have you read any of these?

Which classics do you love?

B-O-O-K-S ✨

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.

                            Amazon- £2.81 


 
I love Edger Allan Poe and couldn’t resist this beauty!  

                           Amazon – £16.99 

3000 + followers…

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. 

 

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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!!!  

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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.

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                        Look at them…..

 

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Interrailing reads…

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.  

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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.

  1. Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield
  2. Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L.James (I read all of these before but I wanted to read something easy and not challenging.)
  3. Fifty Shades Darker by E.L.James
  4. Fifty Shades Freed by E.L.James
  5. Grey by E.L. James
  6. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (I have read this book like three times and it breaks me every time.
  7. How to Mend a Broken Heart by Anna Mansell
  8. Brave is the New Beautiful by Lee Wolfe Blum
  9. Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard
  10.  The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett

 

 

 

Can I do it?

*Drumroll please*

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. 

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53 out of 115 📚📚 

  • Just a little update of my reading progress…
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  1. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes 
  2. As I lay Dying by William Faulkner 
  3. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston 
  4. Paradise Lost by John Milton
  5. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Scwab 
  6. Grief Is Thing with Feathers by Max Porter 
  7. Lolita by Vladimir Nabovok 
  8. The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (read again) 
  9. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (read again) 
  10. Girl Online by Zoe Sugg (read again)
  11. Girl on Tour by Zoe Sugg 
  12. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (read again) 
  13. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 
  14. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon 
  15. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld 
  16. All I Know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher (read again, I love it!) 
  17. Love, Tanya by Tanya Burr (read again) 
  18. Ripples of Hope by Josh Gottheimer 
  19. City of Bones by Cassandra Claire 
  20. The Lovely Bones (read again) 
  21. The Pictures of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 
  22. Tender is the Night by F.Scott Fitzergald 
  23. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell 
  24. The Jugle by Upton Sinclair 
  25. Anthem by Ayn Rand 
  26. The return of the King by J.R.R Tolkien 
  27. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 
  28. Room by Emma Donoghue 
  29. Tess of the D’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy 
  30. Lucky by Professor Green (finally finished it, left it at home 😭) 
  31. The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff 
  32. After You by Jo Jo Moyes
  33. Where she Went by Gayle Forman (read it again) 
  34. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven 
  35. The bees by Carol Anne Duffy 
  36. Sylvia Plath: poems selected by Ted Hughes by Sylvia Plath
  37. A Book Addict’s Treasury by Julie Rugg 
  38. The Widow by Fiona Barton 
  39. The Cambrige introduction to F.Scott Fitzgerald by Kirk Curnutt 
  40. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (read again) 
  41. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi 
  42. F.Scott Fitzgerald and the Art of Social Fiction by Brian Way
  43. Reason to Stay Alive by Matt Haig 
  44. Writing Essays: A Guide for students by Richard Marggraf 
  45. One with You by Sylvia Day 
  46. **** the Anatomy of Melancholy by Mattew Selwyn 
  47. Middlemarch by George Elliot 
  48. The Diver’s Seat by Muriel Spark 
  49. Gone by T.J.Brearton 
  50. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
  51. Monster by Allan Hall 
  52. The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L.Armentrout 
  53. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J.M.Barrie 

          53 OUT OF 115 (46% complete)