“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.
With these traits in mind, I thought I would recommend some books for fellow Ravenclaws.
- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.
- Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
- The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
- Atonement by Ian McEwan
- Emma by Jane Austen
- Matilda by Roald Dahl
- 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?
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?
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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.
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.
3. Papertowns by John Green
This book makes me want to go out and seek an adventure, I love it.
“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.
5. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
I recently read this and absolutely loved, this book will definitely stay with me all summer.
This is basically a list of my favourite books.
What are your favourite summer reads, can you suggest any for me read this summer?
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 ☺️
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.
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.
“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.