January

 

Books read: 7

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling (reread).

The Witches of the Glass Castle: Uprising by Gabriella Lepore.

P.S I Love You by Cecelia Ahern.

The Giraffe And The Pelly And Me by Roald Dahl.

The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo.

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien.

George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl.

Favourite read: The Witches of the Glass Castle: Uprising by Gabriella Lepore.

Least favourite read: The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein (it wasn’t that I didn’t enjoy it but I didn’t have a lot of time so it was a very disjointed reading experience).

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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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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

Phoenix Holt

 

Phoenix Holt

By Gabriella Lepore.

Pages: 360 (Kindle edition)

Rating: 5/5. phoenix holtFrom Amazon:

“When Sophie Ballester and her twin brothers Sam and Todd are uprooted from their home and sent to a remote boarding school run by their Great Aunt Ness, they stumble upon a hidden room that holds a secret—a secret that will change everything. The people of Phoenix Holt are not what they seem. In fact, nothing is.”

A brief summary:

New to Phoenix Holt, Sophie and her older brothers Sam and Todd have more than a strange place to adapt to. They have acquired a relative whom they did not know existed, their Great Aunt Ness, and a secret family legacy; they are witches. This lack of knowledge about their magical heritage leads to trouble. By mixing potions, unsupervised, in Aunt Ness’ apothecary, the Ballester siblings attract the unwanted attention of Devillions; the demon monsters which track witches to consume their essence and thus their power.

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July

 

July has been a wonderful month for books. I have managed to read so much. My working pattern will have contributed to that as I have done one week on, one week off. I had a lot of holiday to use up before I finish here next Thursday (the countdown has begun!)

I have read a wide range of books this month from children’s books to cosy-crime, general fiction to epic fantasy and I have thoroughly enjoyed myself.

I took part in the Booktubeathon, the aim of which was to read 7 books in 7 days. I finished book 7 on day 8 but in my eyes that’s still success.

Books read: 20 imagesCAYX12D4

  • Dead Over Heels (Aurora Teagarden #5) by Charlaine Harris
  • A Fool and His Honey (Aurora Teagarden #6) by Charlaine Harris.
  • The Tulip Touch by Anne Fine
  • The Witches of the Glass Castle by Gabriella Lepore.
  • Evanescent by Gabriella Lepore.
  • How I Found You by Gabriella Lepore.
  • The Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline Wilson.
  • The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.
  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.
  • Frostbite by Richelle Mead.
  • Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater.
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.
  • Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor.

Booktubeathon: Sinner book

  • A Symphony of Echos by Jodi Taylor.
  • Fractured by Teri Terry.
  • Shattered by Teri Terry.
  • Warm Bodies by Issac Marion.
  • Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira.
  • Hexed by Michelle Krys.
  • Spook’s: A New Darkness by Joseph Delaney.

Favourite book: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.
Least Favourite book: Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater.