Happy Halloween!

 

pumpkinIt’s finally here! All Hallows Eve!

The spookiest day of the year. To get myself in the festive spirit I have started reading ‘The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer’ by Michelle Hodkin which is totally creepy in an ‘I see dead people’ way. What are you guys and ghouls reading to get you in the festive spirit?

I’m off to a Halloween Party tonight dressed up as a zombie pirate, seriously excited.

I hope you all have a spooktacular Halloween!

October

I have had a really good reading month! I’ve surprised myself with how much I have actually managed to read, seven books may not seem a lot but the majority of these reads were quite lengthy, 300+ pages, and I have been seriously strapped for time. This month I discovered a love of Cecelia Ahern! I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to read any of her books but I will definitely be reading more from now on!

Books read: 7 Love rosie

Onyx (Lux Beginnings) by Jennifer L Armentrout.

Matilda by Roald Dahl.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern.

Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy #3) by Richelle Mead.

The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.

The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern.

Favourite book: Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern.

Least favourite book: Matilda by Roald Dahl (I loved the book but from this small selection it would be my least favourite).

Top Ten Tuesday #15

toptentuesdayTop Ten Books/Movies To Read Or Watch To Get In The Halloween Spirit

So scary/gory/paranormal/horror films are really not my cup of tea. I have a couple that I can cope with so they make my list but I know that they’re not particularly scary (which is why I watch them!) but they are honestly the best that I can personally recommend for Halloween. Sorry guys!

I’m going to split it, five movies and five books 🙂

Movies:

Hocus Pocus.

Halloween.

The Adams Family.

Beetlejuice.

Nightmare on Elm Street.

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Love, Rosie.

This is going to be flying-visit-review I’m afraid. I’m strapped for time but I really want to post my review about this book.

Love, Rosie.

By Cecelia Ahern.

Pages: 558.

Rating: 4.5 /5.Love rosie

From the back cover:

“Best friends since forever, Rosie and Alex have shared their hopes, dreams – and firsts. But one awkward moment at eighteen, one missed opportunity, and life sends them hurtling in different directions. Although they stay in touch, misunderstandings, circumstances and sheer bad luck seem to be conspiring to keep them apart. Can they gamble everything – even their friendship – on true love?”

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From the first page I was sucked into the story of Rosie and Alex, from their first letters to one another as children, to their not-so-private instant messages at secondary school and their emails to one another from opposite sides of the globe. For Rosie and Alex there is obstacle after obstacle which prevents them from being together, as the reader I found myself shouting (in my head, I’m not a total crazy person) at them to just confess their love for one another already. It was frustrating, heart-wrenching and so moving; I couldn’t put it down.

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Top Ten Tuesday #14

toptentuesdayTop Ten New Series That I Want To Start.

These are in no particular order, and there are many more amazing series out there that I am desperate to get my mitts on, these were the first 10 that came into my head as I wrote this post.legend

Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. (I have a library copy of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer sat on my bedside table right now, after I finish my current read this is next. So excited!)

Legend by Marie Lu.

Whispers of the Fallen by J.D Netto.

Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken.

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini.

Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan

Balance Keepers by Lindsay Cummings. balance

Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness.

Magisterium by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.

Gone by Michael Grant.

Have you read any of these series? Are there other series that I have not mentioned that you would recommend to me?

I wish I could spend all day every day reading then maybe my tbr list would go down just a little!

 

Top Ten Tuesday #13

toptentuesdayFor this week’s Top Ten Tuesday it is time to pick places whether they be fictional or real that books have made me want to visit. I have picked five real places and 5 fictitious ones. I have also given a book which is set in each of the places 🙂

Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit

Real Places:

Chicago – so many of my favourite books are set in or have scenes in Chicago and it just sounds wonderful. The Windy City. I really want to go!   – The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

Sweden – There’s just something about its description in books that makes me think it would be a great place to visit.  – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.

North Carolina – I have read many books set in this area and it sounds amazing. So different to anywhere that I have ever been before, definitely different to where I live.   – True Believer by Nicholas Sparks.

New York – it’s one of those places on most people’s lists I imagine but it always sounds so magical and diverse I’d love to go and wander round.   – Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote.

Scotland – I have been to parts of Scotland before but I’d really like to visit the Highlands and the Isle of Skye, again it just sounds magical and beautiful. Although it’s in the UK it really could be a world away. – Burned (House of Night) by P.C and Kristin Cast.

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Gone Girl

 

Gone Girl.

By Gillian Flynn.

Pages: 395 (Kindle)

Rating: 4/5

From Amazon:

Who are you?

What have we done to each other?

These are the questions Nick Dunne finds himself asking on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police suspect Nick. Amy’s friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn’t true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they weren’t made by him. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick’s beautiful wife?

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I am not going to do a brief summary of Gone Girl as I do not think that I could without giving away some spoilers or at least clues to possible spoilers.

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