Goodbye 2014, Welcome 2015!

 

2014 has been a wonderful year for books.

In total I have (somehow) read 107 books!51cKKNJKbqL__

To pick a top ten would be tricky, I’m not sure I could do it but here are some books which I have truly enjoyed reading this year:

The Witches of the Glass Castle by Gabriella Lepore.

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham.

The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.

City of Heavenly Fire (TMI) by Cassandra Clare.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.imagesCAYX12D4

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz.

Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.

The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings.Love rosie

When I joined #bookstagram back in April/May time I had no idea that I would ever start a book blog but at the end of August that is exactly what I did do. I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone for being so kind and supportive as I find my way in the book-blogging-universe. Finding my fellow bookworms and fangirls has helped me through some tough times this year and has been such fun. Sharing book recommendations and reviews with you is easily my favourite thing to do after reading.

I am really looking forward to the bookish wonders of 2015. I’m just a girl with a bag (and bookshelves and boxes) full of books reading her way through a thousand lives.

May 2015 bring you love and prosperity and of course lots of books!

Happy New Year x

December

 

Books read: 8

Dying for Christmas by Tammy Cohen

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer (re-read for the 23432428th time!)

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder

My True Love Gave to Me by Stephanie Perkins et al.

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

Captivated By You (Crossfire #4) by Sylvia Day

Harry Potter: The Creature Vault: The Creatures and Plants of the Harry Potter Films by Jody Revenson.

Favourite read: Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham.

Least Favourite read: The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder.

 

Top Ten Tuesday #22

 

Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me This Year.

Please Santa, I’ve been really good this year!

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

The Sandman by Lars Kepler

365 Days of Wonder by R.J Palacio

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg (aka Zoella)

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Fires of Calderon (Balance Keepers) by Lindsay Cummings

P.S I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

Let It Snow by John Green et al.

Eeny Meeny by M.J Aldridge.

I’d be super happy if I got even one of these books or a Kindle giftcard. Thanks in advance Santa!

 

Top Ten Tuesday #21

Top Ten Books That I Read in 2014.

I have read over 100 books so far this year so to narrow it down to just ten is going to be tricky. Really I’m going to pick the first 10 amazing books that come to mind (Sorry!)phoenix holt

The Witches of the Glass Castle, Evanescent, How I Found You and Phoenix Holt by Gabriella Lepore.

All four are incredible reads, gripping from the first page until the last.  –  TWOGC sequel Uprising is released TODAY!!!

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.

This book, what can I say? Just…WOW. Karou is my perfect female character I completely devoured this book.cropped-fangirl.jpg

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

A book about a fangirl + a cute guy = perfect for the fangirl community! Rainbow Rowell was a real shining star of 2014 and I’m gutted that this was the only book of hers that I got around to reading. More Rainbow for me in 2015.

Love, Rosie (Where Rainbows End) by Cecelia Ahern.

This was my favourite contemporary chick-lit book of the year by far.

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The Christmas Mystery

 

The Christmas Mystery.

Jostein Gaarder

Pages: 247

Rating: 2/5xmas my

 

From Amazon:

“Fifty years ago a girl disappeared from her home in Norway. She ran after a lamb and found herself travelling right across Europe to Palestine, and back through 2000 years to meet the Holy Family in Bethlehem. There she met angels, shepherds, wise men and other biblical characters who joined her on her pilgrimage; and she heard of many of the things that happened in the world in the last 2000 years.

In present-day Norway, a boy acquires a strange old Advent calendar. Hidden in each of the windows is a tiny piece of paper. Little by little these pieces unfold the girl’s story and as we learn what happened to her, another story is revealed – that of the strange old man who made the calendar.”

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Top Ten Tuesday #20

 

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors in 2014Love rosie

I will tell you the author and then the first book by them that I read 🙂

Gabriella Lepore – The Witches of the Glass Castle

Cecelia Ahern – Love, Rosie

Jennifer Lynn Barnes – The Naturals

Michelle Hodkin – The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Lindsay Cummings – The Murder Complex

Richelle Mead – Vampire AcademyimagesCAYX12D4

Laini Taylor – Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Jennifer L Armentrout – Obsidian

Teri Terry – Slated

Leigh Bardguo – Shadow and Bone

Top Ten Tuesday #19

 

Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward To In 2015

To be honest I’m not 100% sure what books are going to be released in 2015 that I am looking forward to reading. This list will therefore be Top Ten Books that I want to read in 2015, some will be new releases and others will be books from my TBR pile which is currently huge!

New Releases:

The Death Code (Murder Complex #2) by Lindsay Cummings

The Copper Gauntlet (Magesterium #2) by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare

Hunted (Sinners #2) by Abi Ketner and Missy Kaliciki

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

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