Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Meant To Read In 2018 But Didn’t Get To

Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Meant To Read In 2018 But Didn’t Get To

Hey everyone! Today I’m back with a Top Ten Tuesday post.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and Bookish however was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. As you can see from the title, this week’s topic is books I meant to read in 2018 but didn’t get to! Read more

March Wrap-Up

March Wrap-Up

Hey guys, so it’s been a few weeks since I was last active due to work so I apologise for this post being so late. Although I’ve been working, the travel has given me a lot of time to read so I read most of the books I wanted to read last month!


Personal Recap

As I was saying last month, I got a new job and although I’ve only been in it for a few weeks I absolutely love it! I never realised how rewarding it could be working with kids and how good it feels to help them with things. Also, I know this didn’t happen in March but last Tuesday I PASSED MY DRIVING TEST!! I’m actually so happy that it’s over and done with and now I can go anywhere I want without having to worry about travel. I passed first time too!


Bookish Recap

I mentioned at the start of the post I had read most of the books I wanted to read in March so I’m happy about that. The only ones I didn’t get to start was The Shadowhunters series,’ so that is going to take up all of April (I’m not going to make an April TBR post because of this reason).

Books I Read

  • The Show – John A Heldt
  • Burning Bright – Chanda Stafford
  • Dead House – Dawn Kurtagich
  • Beautiful Broken Things – Sara Bernard

Books I Recieved

  • Beautiful Broken Things – Sara Barnard x2 (one signed)

Books I Bought

  • Lady Midnight – Cassandra Clare
  • Carry On – Rainbow Rowell
  • Flawed – Cecelia Ahern
  • Beautiful Broken Things – Sara Barnard

Reviews Posted

So there we have it, my March wrap-up! Hopefully this month I’ll be able to finish all my Shadowhunter series books!

How did you guys do in March? Let me know in the comments or link me to your post! 🙂

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March TBR

March TBR

MARCH TBR

Hey guys! So after giving myself a week to decide on what books I’m going to read this month I’ve settled on re-reading a series since the new book has just been released! As well as this I have two books I was asked to review two months ago and one from Netgalley so I’ll be reading them too and then that will be the end of my review request books.

The books I’m planning on reading this month are:

  • The Infernal Devices – Cassandra Clare
  • The Mortal Instruments – Cassandra Clare
  • The Show – John A Heldt
  • Burning Bright – Chanda Stafford
  • The Dead House – Dawn Kurtagich
  • Lady Midnight – Cassandra Clare
  • Bane Chronicles – Cassandra Clare

So obviously there’s a lot of books there and I know there’s no chance I’ll read them all so this will probably go on until April too but we’ll see when we come to the recap at the end of the month!

I’ve also just finished reading ‘Not If I See You First’  and oh my god. I can’t remember the last time I was this invested in a character! Parker was just so loveable and it had just about everything you could want in a book in it! I don’t know if I’ll review it yet as I only have the uncorrected proof and I also want to read the finished copy so I’ll have a think about that.

What are you guys planning on reading this month? Let me know in the comments below or link me to your post!

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3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge (Day 1)

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge (Day 1)

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Hi guys! I was tagged to do this weeks ago by Deanna over at A Novel Glimpse so I’d just like to thank her for that. I’m so happy to finally take part in this tag!


The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  • Nominate 3 new bloggers each day.

The first quote I’m going to go for is a quote from one of my favourite books, Clockwork Angel.

“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”

I absolutely adore these books and this quote really stood out to me. For me I took this quote to mean that books have such a huge impact on some people’s lives that could make them want to change or inspire them etc. I’m going to need to try my best and not use Cassadra Clare’s books for all the quotes I choose!


I nominate:

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Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me

*i just realised I have two #8s so one will count as a spare wish if it exists because I have no idea what wish I want to get rid of :’)*

Hi guys! So today is the day I’ve finally decided to take part in the Top Ten Tuesday meme. I’ve seen loads of the people I follow take part in it and it looks like fun! Also it gives me a weekly thing to post when I don’t have any reviews to post.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and Bookish.

This week’s topic is: 10 Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me. YOU DREAM IT AND THE BOOKISH GENIE CAN DO IT!

  1. For an entire room in my house for my own personal library. 

Like who doesn’t want this? A place where I’m surrounded by all my books and can just sit and read for as long as I want without anyone disturbing me.

2. To be able to enter/be part of any story I read.

How amazing would it be if you could jump straight into the book and experience everything along with the characters.

3. To be able to spend the day with my favourite authors with it being one author per day.

I would literally do anything to meet J.K. Rowling, Cassandra Clare, Thomas Hardy etc!

4. For there to be a brilliant adaption of The Mortal Instruments Series.

I honestly didn’t like the City Of Bones movie at all. It felt very rushed and just did nothing at all for the books. I think they were right in choosing Jamie Campbell Bower for the role as Jace lookwise however I feel he tried to hard to get the part right and it just went wrong. Hopefully the series is slightly better but we’ll see.

5. I’d wish for it to be acceptable to read anywhere.

The majority of the time I’m at some sort of gathering etc I just want to sit in a corner and read. Apparently that’s mostly frowned upon.

6. I’d wish for the ability to say the name of a book and it just appear in front of me.

Imagine being able to get any book you want just by saying the name? That would be fab.

7. To meet all my favourite book characters. 

Jace (TMI Series), Levi & Cath (Fangirl), Basically everyone from Harry Potter. Life would be great if I could meet them all.

8. To go to all the Harry Potter theme parks/tours etc.

I want to go to all the Harry Potter themed places but unfortunately at the moment I don’t have money and I’ve been desperate to go to all these places for ages now.

8. To get paid for reading.

Imagine being able to do your favourite thing all day every day and get paid for it? That would honestly be the best thing ever for me. I’d get to spend all day in my own wee library with my cats, eating food and to be honest, what more could you really need in life?

9. For Scotland to have their own Book Festival/BookCon.

I hardly ever see any type of book festival advertised in Scotland other than the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I’m desperate for there to be a Book Con type thing here though.

10. For J.K. Rowling to release a series about the Marauders’ time at Hogwarts.


So, there we have it, my 10 wishes for the Book Genie! I had a lot of fun doing this and I look forward to doing this again next week.

What would you guys wish for? Let me know in the comments below or even take part in this meme! 

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The Fall Time Cozy Book Tag

The Fall Time Cozy Book Tag

It feels so good being able to catch up on all the tags I’ve been tagged in over the past few weeks now that I’m finally off for a few days. I was tagged to do this one by Deanna (A Novel Glimpse) so thank you so much!


Before we start all the book synopsis’ will be taken from Goodreads. So, here we go!

  1. Crunching Leaves: The world is full of colour. Choose a book that has reds, oranges and yellows on the cover.

3473 Synopsis: Every April, when the wind blows from the sea and mingles with the scent of lilacs, Landon Carter remembers his last year at Beaufort High. It was 1958, and Landon had already dated a girl or two. He even swore that he had once been in love. Certainly the last person in town he thought he’d fall for was Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town’s Baptist minister.

A quiet girl who always carried a Bible with her schoolbooks, Jamie seemed content living in a world apart from the other teens. She took care of her widowed father, rescued hurt animals, and helped out at the local orphanage. No boy had ever asked her out. Landon would never have dreamed of it.

Then a twist of fate made Jamie his partner for the homecoming dance, and Landon Carter’s life would never be the same. Being with Jamie would show him the depths of the human heart and lead him to a decision so stunning it would send him irrevocably on the road to manhood…

I adore this book cover and this story. I watched the movie before I read the book and instantly fell in love with the characters and story. If you haven’t read the book or watched the movie then I highly recommend you do!

2. Cosy Sweater: It’s finally cold enough to don warm cosy clothing. What book gives you the warm fuzzies?

16068905Synopsis: Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?
Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

This is another book that I absolutely loved! The relationship between Cath and Levi was just so sweet and I got fuzzy feelings when reading about them. You can check out my review here.

3. Fall Storm: The wind is howling and the rain is pounding. Choose your favourite book OR genre that you like to read on a stormy day.

Okay so I’m pretty sure plenty of people know what both these series’ are about so I’m not going to add a synopsis but every autumn/winter I try to read one of these series’ as they’re my favourites and I just enjoy sitting in my house with one of these books on a cold chilly night with my hot chocolate.

4. Cool Crisp Air: What’s the coolest character you’d want to trade places with?

22509768Synopsis: A sexy, funny roller coaster of a story about one date over one very long night in New York. Nick and Norah are both suffering from broken hearts. So when Nick sees the girl who dumped him walk in with a new guy he asks the strange girl next to him to be his girlfriend for the next five minutes. Norah would do anything to avoid conversation with the not-friend girl who dumped Nick, and get over the Evil Ex whom Norah never quite broke up with. And so she agrees. What follows is an epic first date between two people who are just trying to figure out who they want to be – and where the next great band is playing.

I loved both the characters in the story and would love to trade place with either of them to spend the night looking for one of my favourite bands secret gig location and what sounds like a fun and mysterious first date!

5. Hot Apple Cider: What under hyped book do you want to see become the next biggest, hottest thing?

20810072Synopsis: Carey is keeping a terrible secret. If she tells, it could destroy her future. If she doesn’t, will she ever be free?

For almost as long as she can remember, Carey has lived in the heart of the woods with her drug-addicted mother and six-year-old sister, Jenessa.

Their mother routinely disappears for weeks at a time, leaving the girls to cope alone. Survival is Carey’s only priority – until strangers arrive and everything changes…

It makes me so sad that I don’t really see anybody talk about this novel. I thought this novel was incredible for a debut and Murdoch created such amazing characters that made you feel every emotion possible. I also reviewed this book which you can check out here. It was also just announce that this book has been optioned for film too which is exciting news so that’s another reason you should read this book!

6. Coat, Scarves and Mittens: The weather has turned cold and it’s time to cover up. What’s the most embarrassing book cover you own that you like to keep hidden in public?

I don’t own any embarrassing books but I’ve chosen this collection as I guess many people would say they were childish etc but this collection was a childhood favourite of mine.

7. Pumpkin Spice: What’s your favourite fall time comfort food/foods?

One of my favourite things about autumn/fall is that near enough every week a pot of homemade soup is made which makes me extremely happy as there is nothing better than coming home from a long day at work to a nice hot bowl of soup.


I tag: 

Books Read in 2014

Books Read in 2014

  • Body Double – Tess Gerritsen
  • The Secret – Rhonda Byrne
  • It’s Kind Of A Funny Story – Ned Vizzini
  • The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
  • Wintergirls – Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Girl, Interrupted – Susanna Kaysen
  • Divergent – Veronica Roth
  • Insurgent – Veronica Roth
  • Allegiant – Veronica Roth
  • City Of Heavenly Fire – Cassandra Clare
  • The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time – Mark Haddon
  • Wonder – R.J. Palacio
  • How They Met, and Other Stories – David Levithan
  • Ketchup Clouds – Annabel Pitcher
  • This Is What Happy Looks Like – Jennifer E. Smith
  • Two Boys Kissing – David Levithan
  • Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares – Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
  • Boy Meets Boy – David Levithan
  • Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell
  • The One You Love – Paul Pilkington
  • Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List – Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
  • Teen Angst? Naaah – Ned Vizzini
  • Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist – Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
  • The Maze Runner – James Dashner
  • The Scorch Trials – James Dashner
  • The Kill Order – James Dashner
  • By The Time You Read This, I’ll Be Dead – Julie Anne Peter’s
  • One Day – David Nicholls
  • The Geography of You & Me – Jennifer E. Smith
  • Stalked – Alison Hewitt
  • Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
  • Anna Dressed In Blood – Kendare Blake