Ravenclaw Book Recommendations

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“Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,If you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind.

As a lot of you will know, I am a Ravenclaw – Pottermore confirmed it and I feel it in my heart.

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Traits

  • Intelligence
  • Wit
  • Wisdom
  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Individuality
  • Acceptance

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With these traits in mind, I thought I would recommend some books for fellow Ravenclaws.

  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.                                                                41YICvWiv4L._SX328_BO1,204,203,200_
  •  Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard                                                                                                          Red_Queen_book_cover
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion                                                Unknown
  • Atonement by Ian McEwan                                                       Atonement_(novel)
  • Emma by Jane Austen                                                  dea4b84617fbfb1cc211377e41ee195c--emma-book-jane-austen-books
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl                                                                          Unknown.jpgblog-dividers.png

 

  • So, what did you think of this post and my picks?
  • Would you like it if I did the other houses?
  • Shall I do a part two of this?
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A little obsessed? 

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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.

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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?

Flower delivery…

The incredible flower company that is Prestige Flowers (click here)  were generous enough to send me a bouquet from their luxury range in exchange for an honest review.

Not only did I receive the wonderful flowers BUT I also got a free vase…oh yeah, you heard right…a free vase. Another amazing feature about this company is that the prices are not extorsionate like some of the others, you can purchase a beautiful bouquet  from £19.99. That is soo good! I always think that buying flowers for someone is such kind and lovely idea, so I am always on the lookout for a reliable company. Especially because I am at University and live here (in Bristol)  instead of at home. It is always nice to have flower delivery as an option for birthday presents, sympathy, celebrations and perhaps an act of love.

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Personally, nothing for me can beat the feeling of receiving flowers from someone. The warmth of love that surrounds me, fills my heart with love and appreciation.

They also do some A-MAZ-ING CHRISTMAS FLOWERS.  Check them out here Christmas Flowers.  I know I will definitely placing an order with them soon! They are fast, reliable and you receive such beautiful flower…ready to put on display.

If you have any questions about the company or need more convincing – comment below!!

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Summer reads… 

My top 5 summer books-

1.The Book Thief by Markus Zusak- 

I read this book back school, I am guessing year 9 (2010) my favourite English teacher recommended it to me and all I have to say is THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. I remember it filling me with such a love and appreciation for a good book, that I spent all summer furiously searching for another to fill the void but nothing was having the same affect on me. 

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2.  Landline by Rainbow Rowell –

 The cover of this book makes me think of summer, it’s soo bright and lovely. I can just picture myself sat on the beach, chilling in the sun reading it. 

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 3. Papertowns by John Green 

This book makes me want to go out and seek an adventure, I love it. 

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“That’s always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they’re pretty. It’s like picking your breakfast cereals based on colour instead of taste.”

4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky 

I am still not over this book and I read it years ago and for that reason, I read it every summer. 

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5. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

I recently read this and absolutely loved, this book will definitely stay with me all summer.  

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This is basically a list of my favourite books. 

What are your favourite summer reads, can you suggest any for me read this summer?

Nearly half way…

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 – 

  1. You before Me 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 
  11. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (read again) 
  12. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 
  13. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon 
  14. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld 
  15. All I Know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher (read again, I love it!) 
  16. Love, Tanya by Tanya Burr (read again) 
  17. Ripples of Hope by Josh Gottheimer 
  18. City of Bones by Cassandra Claire 
  19. The Lovely Bones (read again) 
  20. The Pictures of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 
  21. Tender is the Night by F.Scott Fitzergald 
  22. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell 
  23. The Jugle by Upton Sinclair 
  24. Anthem by Ayn Rand 
  25. The return of the King by J.R.R Tolkien 
  26. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 
  27. Room by Emma Donoghue 
  28. Tess of the D’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy 
  29. Lucky by Professor Green (finally finished it, left it at home 😭) 
  30. The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff 
  31. After You by Jo Jo Moyes
  32. Where she Went by Gayle Forman (read it again) 
  33. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven 
  34. The bees by Carol Anne Duffy 
  35. Sylvia Plath: poems selected by Ted Hughes by Sylvia Plath
  36. A Book Addict’s Treasury by Julie Rugg 
  37. The Widow by Fiona Barton 
  38. The Cambrige introduction to F.Scott Fitzgerald by Kirk Curnutt 
  39. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (read again) 
  40. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi 
  41. 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 – 

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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 ☺️

MY 2016 READING LIST

  1. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  2. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  3. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  4. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  5. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  6. Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
  7. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
  8. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  9. The Casual Vacancy by J.K.Rowling
  10.  The Fallen and Leviathan by Thomas E. Sniegoski
  11. Gone by Micheal Grant
  12. Fear by Michael Grant
  13. Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel
  14. On Beauty by Zadie Smith
  15. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
  16. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  17. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  18. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  19. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  20. Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
  21. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  22. Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
  23. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  24. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  25. Love Letter to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
  26. Anne and the French Kiss by S.Perkins
  27. Lola and the Boy Next Door by S.Perkins
  28. Isla and the Happily Ever After by S.Perkins
  29. Hunger by Micheal Grant
  30. Plague by Micheal Grant
  31. To All the Boys I’ve loved by Jenny Han
  32. Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain
  33. Massive by Julia Bell
  34. The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton
  35. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  36. Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher
  37. Christmas with Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher
  38. You’re the One That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher
  39. We Are Completely Besides by Karen Joy FowleI
  40. it’s Not Me It’s You by Delia Moss
  41. The Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
  42. Between by Jessica Warman
  43. Evermore by Alyson Noel
  44. Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
  45. Shadow Land by Alyson Noel
  46. Dark Flame by Alyson Noel
  47. Night Star by Alyson Noel
  48. Everlasting by Alyson Noel
  49. Lisey’s Story by Stephen King
  50. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  51. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
  52. Specials by Scott Westerfeld
  53. Extra by Scott Westerfeld
  54. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
  55. The Death Cure by James Dashner
  56. The Kill Order by James Dashner
  57. Just One Day by Gayle Forman
  58. Just One Year  by Gayle Forman
  59. Just One Night by Gayle Forman
  60. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  61. Catch 22 Joseph Heller
  62. Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman
  63. We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
  64. A Game of Thrones by George R.R.Martin
  65. A little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  66. The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
  67. Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L.Armentrout
  68. The Impossible Knife of Memory by L Halse Anderson
  69. Fever 1973 by L Halse Anderson
  70. Wintergirls by L Halse Anderson
  71. Better of Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
  72. Falling into Place by Amy Zhang
  73. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  74. Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern
  75. Beautiful Monster by Kate McCaffrey
  76. Destroying Avalon by Kate McCaffrey
  77. Freaks Like Us by Susan Vaught
  78. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  79. Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
  80. Trust me, I’m Lying’ by Mary Elizabeth Summer

I WISH I COULD LIVE IN WATERSTONES…

images (3)  I got lose myself within Waterstones, I went in there today and just wanted to run around like a crazy lady and grab all the books I wanted to buy. If I won the lottery, one of the first things I would do would be go to Waterstones and buy all the books me heart desires.

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Reason why I love books so much…

  • I love escaping into the different worlds.
  • I gain so much knowledge and love from a book.
  • There is a book to match every mood for example; when I am sad I read The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. (EXCELLENT BOOK…GO READ)
  • I discover more about myself in books. 
  • Gain friends through fangirling through books.
  • I fall in love with fictional characters.
  • I become best friends with relatable protagonists.
  • I get to obsess about books, books and books.
  • I can force my friends to read a book I love with my tantalizing passion for the book.
  • I get to explore so many genres.
  • I get hit with the brutal book hangover after reading a mesmerizing book.
  • I can relate to Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice
  • …and Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
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“I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us.” — Franz Kafka

Today my best friend and I were walking around waterstones for ages like…

  • ‘OMG THIS BOOK IS AMAZING’
  • ‘AHH THIS BOOK THOUGH’
  • ‘HAVE YOU READ THIS?’
  • ‘THIS IS MY FAVOURITE!’
  • ‘I LOVE THIS BOOK!’
  • ‘YOU SHOULD READ THIS, IT IS INCREDIBLE’
  • THE CLASSICS SECTION, AHHHH!
  • READ THIS…NOW!

Could you live in waterstones? You would just have to take food and a blanket but come on, you have alllll the books there.