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 #16

toptentuesdayTop Ten Books I Would Like To Reread.

I know that some people hate rereading books but I love it, I have favourite books which I reread often. There’s something so lovely about rereading a book which you enjoyed first time around, you see things which you didn’t notice before and fall in love with the characters even more.

The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger This is my favourite book of all time and I haven’t reread it for a while so I am desperate to do so again sometime soon.

The Witches of Castle Glass by Gabriella Lepore With the second instalment coming out in December I really want to read this again and refresh the characters and story in my mind.

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Top Ten Tuesday #12


Ten Books For Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels.

I shall be honest now and say that I was a little unsure as to what ‘character driven’ actually meant. I did Google it and think that I understand but if any of the books that I recommend are not part of that particular category then please forgive me and know that they are at least wonderful books else I wouldn’t be recommending them!cropped-fangirl.jpg

  1. The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (my favourite novel of all time!)
  2. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.
  3. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz.
  4. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.
  5. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
  6. Looking for Alaska by John Green.
  7. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.
  8. Delirium by Lauren Oliver.
  9. Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling.
  10. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger.

Bonus: Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult (any of Jodi Picoult’s books would work for this category and I definitely recommend them all).

Top Ten Tuesday #5




top-ten-tuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Broke and Bookish.

{Sorry for being a day late, had some internet trouble yesterday and couldn’t upload.}

Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want to Read:

1 & 2 – Lolita and Tampa I just don’t feel comfortable reading books of this kind. I read The End of Alice by A.M Homes when I was at university and, although it was not as graphic as I am led to believe that Tampa is, I was disturbed. I don’t want to read about things like that. I can appreciate what Alissa Nutting has done with Tampa; women do commit these crimes to and awareness needs to be raised.

3 – The Cuckoo’s Calling I read J.K Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy and I absolutely hated it. It was so dull and boring. There was none of the spark that is present in the Harry Potter series. I know this may seem like an unfair comparison as they are completely different genres but still, The Casual Vacancy was boring and I don’t want to read any of the Cormoran Strikes novels in case I experience the same disappointment.

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Top Ten Tuesday #3


This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is Authors I Own the Most Books Of .

Patricia Cornwell – 21 books – All of the Kay Scarpetta series apart from the most recent one, plus the tie-in cookbook that she did, which is brilliant!

P.C Cast – 19 books – I own books 1 to 10 in the House of Night series, but I have read them all, plus The Fledgling Handbook. I also have all of her Goddess of Partholon series which is a fantastic fantasy/mythical/magical read. And I have 4 of her Goddess Summoning novels which I absolutely adore.

Jodi Picoult – 14 books – including; House Rules, The Pact, Nineteen Minutes, , Lone Wolf, The Storyteller, Handle With Care, Salem Falls, The Tenth Circle plus Between the Lines which she co-wrote with her daughter Samantha Van Leer.

Nicholas Sparks – 13 books –  The Notebook, Safe Haven and True Believer being my favourite.

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Not many books read this month unfortunately, it’s been a busy month, but I have read some wonderful books this month and discovered new authors. Lindsay Cummings, Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki – brilliant!

Books read: 10

  • Skellig by David Almond.
  • The Fire Witness by Lars Kepler.
  • The Julius House (Auroura Teagarden #4) by Charlaine Harris.
  • The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood.
  • The Fear Trials by Lindsay Cummings.
  • The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings.
  • The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult.
  • Branded by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki.
  • Alex by Pierre Lemaitre.
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.

Favourite book: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult.

Least Favourite book: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon.

The Storyteller

The Storyteller.

By Jodi Picoult.

Pages: 528.

5/5 and then some!


From the back cover:

“For seventy years, Josef Weber has been hiding in plain sight. He is a pillar of his local community. He is also a murderer.

When Josef decides to confess, it is to Sage Singer, a young woman who trusts him as her friend. What she hears shatters everything she thought she knew and believed.

As Sage uncovers the truth from the darkest horrors of war, she must follow a twisting trail between terror and mercy, betrayal and forgiveness, love – and revenge.”

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