One of my obsession and has been for many years now is Harry Potter. In my defence who isn’t obsessed with Harry Potter? 🤔😏 When I was little (I can’t write that anymore without thinking of Louisa Clarke from Me Before You‘) I had Harry Potter everythannngg- bike, cloack, Nimbus 2000, figurines, towels….you name it, I had it. Evidently my Harry Potter transport was on point haha…
But you know, as I got older the merch started going to car boot sales and charity shops.. *Why mum…why???* In hindsight I should have kept it all but I didn’t.
But let’s not let that get us down because recently my sister went to Florida and got me a wand. Harry’s wand in particular…yaaaaaayyy! When I visit I am going to buy another one or two – cough cough- probabally all of them because I have no self control.
Behold – Harry’s wand. Am I the chosen one now because I feel like it?
- Do you love Harry Potter? Is so, why?
- Which house are you in?
- Who’s your favourite character?
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
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. University 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 Fun books-
- Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
- The Girl Before by J.P.Delaney
- Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
- Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
- 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??
Books from my children’s Literature module that I am studying in 2017 and have to read-
- J.R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
- Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are
- Roald Dahl, Matilda
- Philip Pullman, Northern Lights
- K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Lauren Child, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book?
- Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
Books from my American Literature module that I am studying in 2017 and have to read-
- Cormac McCarthy, Child of God
- Dorothy Allison,Bastard Out of Carolina
- Sherman Alexie, The Lone-Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
- Annie Proulx,Close Range
- Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men
Books I want to read in my spare time –
(8 above) (so far I have 11 book that I really want to read but I need more recommendations, please comment below…) Obviously I have plenty of books on my TBR list, I am just intrigued to see what you guys recommend)
- Paula Hawkins, Into the Water
- Victoria Aveyard, King’s Cage
- Suzanne O’Sullivan, It’s All in Your Head
- Matt Haig, The Humans
- Emma Cline, The Girls
- Bret Easton Ellis, Lunar Park
- Bret Easton Ellis, The Rules of Attraction
- Sara Barnard,Beautiful Broken Things
- Nicola Yoon, The Sun is also a Star
- Nina LaCour, We Are Okay
- Austin Wright, Tony and Susan
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.
I am nearly half way through my Goodread reading challenge of 100 books for this year. Some of the books I’ve read are not on my yearly reading list, (I know it’s naughty but I cannot help myself 😜)
So far I have read –
- You before Me 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
- 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
I didn’t realise that I was reading so many again, I just sometimes cannot resist picking up a beloved book of mine.
If you follow me on Goodreads you will know this already and if you don’t and would like to go and follow me on –
I want to read more and post more but my second year at University is getting on top of me- I promise I will after my exams in May!!!
(How I feel when I look at my books – them waiting for me to start reading them)
Comment below if you have read any of them and your thoughts and even better-recommend books to me ☺️