Goodreads Challenge 2022 Pt 2 :)

Goodreads Challenge 2022 Pt 2 :)

My goal for 2022 is to read 24 books this year which correlates to 2 books a month 😊 I actually have managed to read a few more books than that since the start of the year and am about 7 books ahead of schedule!! I thought I would do a little rating and review of the books so far.

Killjoy by Holly Jackson- 9/10: I absolutely loved the Good Girls Guide to Murder series and this is a World Book day short story where we learn about Pips first escapade into detective work when she goes to a murder mystery party at her friends house.

Princess at Heart and Princess Ever After by Connie Glynn- 9/10: I started this series when it first came out and absolutely LOVED it!! Although I am slightly older now I wanted to finish the story and still enjoyed reading about the characters and the last two books in the series didn’t disappoint! The books have a very interesting concept behind them and I love a bit of fantasy as well 😊

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne- 8/10: I actually read this book on the train on the way to and from Edinburgh and I actually quite enjoyed it- if you are a fan of the enemies to lovers trope in books then this is definitely one for you.

The Viscount who loved me by Julia Quinn- 10/10: I actually read this book at the Spa after watching the second series of Bridgeton on Netflix and I absolutely LOVED IT!!! If you are a fan of the second series of the Netflix show then you will definitely enjoy this book although quite a few of the scenes have been changed from the book to the show it still has the same essence and I just love Kate and Anthony’s characters and story.

Everything is Beautiful by Eleanor Ray- 8/10: While I was reading The Hating Game on the train to Edinburgh my Mum was reading this book which I believe had been given to her as a present from one of her friends 😊 Once she had finished it she lent it to me to read as she thought I might enjoy it which I did- it’s a very interesting concept with a little bit of mystery, a little bit of romance and reminded me a little bit of Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine.

Let me know in the comments if you have read any of these books and your opinions and also if you have any recommendations for what I should read next 😊

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Goodreads Challenge 2022 Pt 1 πŸ˜Š

Goodreads Challenge 2022 Pt 1 πŸ˜Š

My goal for 2022 is to read 24 books this year which correlates to 2 books a month 😊 I actually have managed to read a few more books than that in the last month and a half so I thought I would do a little rating and review of the books so far.

Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich- 10/10: This was actually a re-read as I originally read it when it first came out and I went to see the show in New York and I decided to re-read it after watching the film. I am a big fan of the musical of this book and also absolutely love all of the extra nuances in this book as well including learning a bit more about the actual Connor Murphy.

84 Charing Cross Road/The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff- 8/10: The first part of this book is comprised of letters between the author Helene and a bookshop in London discussing rare antique books that Helene wants shipped over to America and as the letters progress we also see the friendship progress between Helene and the people working in the bookshop and also how world events affect their lives in different ways across the globe. The second half of the book The Duchess of Bloomsbury street is Helenes diary from when she travelled to London

Evidence of the affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid- 9/10: I am a big fan of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s writing and this book/short story was no different 😊 This book is also written in the style of two people writing letters to one another after discovering that their significant others are having an affair with each other and follows their journey since.

Pretty Guilty Women by Gina LaManna-10/10: As many of you will know if you have read any of my other book posts I am a big fan of murder mystery books and this one I borrowed from my friend Hannah and I loved it! I loved the style of writing of this book with all of the different POVs.

24 hour Cafe by Libby Page- 10/10: This is another book that I borrowed from my friend Hannah and I absolutely loved it 😊 it was a very chill read and would be a perfect beach read. I loved reading about all of the people’s lives that came into the cafe and also getting to know the two waitresses and their friendship

As Good as Dead by Holly Jackson- 9/10: I absolutely loved the first book in the A Good Girls Guide to Murder series and although I didn’t like the other two in the series quite as much I did still really enjoy them 😊 I’m sad that this is the last book that we’ll get to read about Pip and her friends and family.

Let me know in the comments if you have read any of these books and what you thought of them 😊

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January Favourites 2022 :)

January Favourites 2022 :)

Shadowhunters: I never really got into the Shadowhunters book series when it first came out however I did enjoy the movie with Lily Collins so when my friend Barghavi suggested that we watch the TV show recently I agreed and I really got into it!! Some of my favourite characters include Isabelle and my favourite couple is definitely Magnus and Alec πŸ™‚

I’m Trying (Not Friends) by Maisie Peters: This songs bridge went viral on TikTok throughout December and January and I am a big Maisie Peters fan so naturally I absolutely loved this song and have actually included it in my January playlist πŸ™‚ I like to sing this song in the car on the way home from work in the car πŸ™‚

Venom and Venom Let There Be Carnage: I watched the first Venom film quite a few years ago and did really enjoy it at the time however a few weekends ago my family and I sat down and did a binge watch of both Venom films and I absolutely loved them! I loved the relationship between Eddie Brock and Venom and the films are really funny πŸ™‚ I would definitely highly recommend these films especially if you like superhero movies πŸ™‚

Evidence of the affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid: I am a big fan of Taylor Jenkins Reids books and this Novella/Short Story is no different πŸ™‚ I really enjoy short stories and I actually read this book on my way home from work on the train one day πŸ™‚ Her writing is always simple but effective and she always chooses interesting characters and stories πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments what you loved throughout the month of January πŸ™‚

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Blogmas Day 24: Book Shelfie Pt 5 :)

Blogmas Day 24: Book Shelfie Pt 5 :)

I have always loved reading and have quite the collection of books on my bookshelf and on my kindle which actually exceeds my bookshelves (ooops!!) so a while ago I thought that I would have a look for some bookish tags that I could do on this blog and I came across this one and thought it was amazing so thought I would give it a go πŸ™‚

This is my fifth Book Shelfie (my first one can be found here) so I figured I would start on the back of my first shelf πŸ™‚

Tell us a story about one of the books on this shelf that is special to you? Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone because its the book that got me into the Harry Potter series πŸ™‚ 5 of the Harry Potter books are actually my older brothers that I borrowed from him and never ended up giving them back once I finished them….. oopps!
Which book from this shelf would you ditch and why? Most definitely Harry Potter and the Cursed Child- I have been to see the show and really enjoyed it however the book is not great tbh
Which book from this shelf would you save in an emergency? Probably Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Which book has been on this shelf for the longest time? Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets- I re-purchased the first Harry Potter book a little while ago because our original copy had a few missing sections so now the oldest book would be the second one.
Which book is the newest addition to this shelf? Nerve by Jeanne Ryan would be the newest book that I purchased that was new however the last book I actually bought was HP 2 and HP 4 but I had copies of these that needed replacing for various reasons.
Which book from this shelf are you most excited to read/reread? The Hunger Games series πŸ™‚
Are there any objects on this shelf apart from books, tell us the story behind it? Not on this shelf as my Harry Potter objects are on the shelf above.
What does this shelf tell us about you as a reader? I think this shelf tells you that I love YA series and am very nostalgic!! Most of these books are from when I was a teenager/in high school πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments what your favourite series from this shelf is πŸ™‚

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Blogmas Day 10: 2021 Reading Challenge Part 5 :)

Blogmas Day 10: 2021 Reading Challenge Part 5 :)

My 2021 reading challenge was to read 24 books this year however I have actually finished this challenge which I’m super proud about and this is a list of the extra books I have read this year πŸ™‚

The Lucky Escape by Laura Jane Williams: 9/10- I read this book on the beach in Selsey which has so much fun πŸ™‚ This was such a chill beach read and very feel good πŸ™‚ It made me really want to travel and I love a cute romance book πŸ™‚ I really enjoyed her other books Our Stop and also The Love Square and have been waiting for this book to be released for a while πŸ™‚

Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson: 8/10- I ABSOLUTELY LOVED the first book of this trilogy and although this book was really good because I had such big expectations from the first book it fell a little bit flat for me. The first book had such good reveals and so I feel that I was waiting for the big reveals and so they weren’t as shocking as the first time around.

Endgame by Malorie Blackman: 10/10- The Noughts and Crosses series is a series that I have been enjoying since I was about 16 years old and I can’t quite believe that this is the last book of the series! Following the story of Callum, Sephy, Callie Rose, Toby and then Troy and Liberty has been so amazing not to mention all of the side characters throughout this series! The final installment of this series was definitely not a disappointment and I would highly recommend this series to anyone πŸ™‚

The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling: 9/10- My Grandma always told me not to mix vodka and witchcraft- that is such a good opening line!! I absolutely loved this book and I read it around Halloween time and it was so so much fun 😊 I love a romance book but combine that with spooky vibes and I love it!

Love Me Not by M.J. Aldridge: 8/10- I really enjoyed this book and I love books written in multiple POVs and also it did keep me guessing the whole time however this book was actually part of a series which I did not realise at the time and so there were quite a few references to past books that obviously I didn’t realise

Let it Snow by John Green: 9/10- I watched this movie on Netflix two years ago but had never read the book so as we were approaching Christmastime I thought I would finally read it and it was really good- this book was also written in multiple POVs which I love and any books with a Christmas theme are always a win 😊

Let me know in the comments what books you have been reading recently and if you have any recommendations πŸ™‚

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Book Tag Shelfie Pt 4 :)

Book Tag Shelfie Pt 4 :)

I have always loved reading and have quite the collection of books on my bookshelf and on my kindle and have recently bought quite a few books so a month or so ago I thought that I would have a look for some bookish tags that I could do on this blog and I came across this one and thought it was amazing so thought I would give it a go πŸ™‚

This is my fourth Book Shelfie (my first one can be found here) so I figured I would start on my fourth shelf πŸ™‚

  1. Is there any reason for this shelf to be organised the way it is or is it purely random? All of my shelves are pretty random however I do try and keep my series together πŸ™‚
  2. Tell us a story about one of the books on this shelf that is special to you? To Kill a Mockingbird is a book that I read while in high school for my GCSES so its definitely got a nostalgia factor πŸ™‚
  3. Which book from this shelf would you ditch and why? I really wouldn’t wanna ditch any of the books on this shelf tbh!! I guess the book I would have to ditch would be It All Started With a Tweet because most of the others are series and it would be really annoying to lose a book from a series!
  4. Which book from this shelf would you save in an emergency? Probably Noughts and Crosses!
  5. Which book has been on this shelf for the longest time? Gone by Michael Grant
  6. Which book is the newest addition to this shelf? Endgame by Malorie Blackman
  7. Which book from this shelf are you most excited to read/reread? Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  8. Are there any objects on this shelf apart from books, tell us the story behind it? Not on this shelf πŸ™‚
  9. What does this shelf tell us about you as a reader? I think this shelf tells you that I love YA series πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments if you have read any of the books from this shelf and what book you would recommend I read next πŸ™‚

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Bookish tag :)

Bookish tag :)

I found this tag here and thought I would answer some of the questions as I am an avid reader πŸ™‚

  1. How many books are too many for a series? I think generally anything over 3 and I start to feel like the series is going on too long and start losing the thread of the series.
  2. How do you feel about cliffhangers? I HATEEEE cliffhangers whether its in a book or a TV series!!
  3. Hardcover or Paperback? Paperback- I find hardcover too bulky
  4. Favourite book? There is no 1 answer to this question! I think one of my favourite books that I have read this year would be The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  5. Least Favourite book? I don’t have a least favourite book I don’t think
  6. Love Triangles Yes or No? Depends on the characters and the book but generally I do love a love triangle πŸ™‚
  7. Most recent book you didn’t finish? I always finish my books tbh- like I said I hate cliffhangers because I hate not knowing how something ends
  8. A book you’re currently reading? Good Girl Bad Blood by Holly Jackson
  9. Last Book you recommended to someone? The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  10. Oldest book you’ve read by publication date? Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen probably
  11. Newest book you’ve read by Publication date? The Couple by Helly Acton
  12. Favourite Author? I honestly don’t think I have a favourite author but I do love Carrie Hope Fletcher, Malorie Blackman, Helly Acton and Taylor Jenkins Reid
  13. Buying books or borrowing books? Buying 100%- I don’t often borrow books from people because I always feel bad if it takes me ages to read them
  14. A book you dislike but everyone else seems to love? I don’t think I have a specific book that falls into this category tbh
  15. Bookmarks or Dog Ears? 100% bookmarks- I can’t stand dog-earing my books!
  16. A book you can always re-read? Harry Potter!
  17. Can you read while listening to music? Definitely not- if I’m reading I like to concentrate completely on the book at hand and not on anything else
  18. One POV or multiple? I always love it when a book uses multiple POVs but I feel like it has to be done really well or it becomes messy and confusing
  19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days? I usually end up reading over multiple days simply because I don’t have the time to sit and read a whole book in one sitting!

Let me know in the comments your answers to these questions and also any book recommendations πŸ™‚

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Book Tag Shelfie Pt 3 :)

Book Tag Shelfie Pt 3 :)

I have always loved reading and have quite the collection of books on my bookshelf and on my kindle and have recently bought quite a few books so a month or so ago I thought that I would have a look for some bookish tags that I could do on this blog and I came across this one and thought it was amazing so thought I would give it a go πŸ™‚

This is my third Book Shelfie (my first one can be found here) so I figured I would start on my third shelf πŸ™‚

  1. Is there any reason for this shelf to be organised the way it is or is it purely random? All of my shelves are completely random currently but I would like to go through and organise them a bit better πŸ™‚ This shelf has quite a few of my newer books on it πŸ™‚
  2. Tell us a story about one of the books on this shelf that is special to you? I think the book that probably means the most to me in this shelf is my In The Heights book as my brother bought it for me for my birthday and I love the movie and the show πŸ™‚
  3. Which book from this shelf would you ditch and why? I think the book I would ditch would probably be the Marvel book book Infinity War as I bought it and then realised that I am not really a fan of comic books
  4. Which book from this shelf would you save in an emergency? I think the book I would save in an emergency would be either my In The Heights book or The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo which was such a good book and I bought it while on holiday with my friends in Windsor πŸ™‚
  5. Which book has been on this shelf for the longest time?– Probably Run by Kody Keplinger as I remember reading it in my last year of high school πŸ™‚
  6. Which book is the newest addition to this shelf? The Castaways by Lucy Clarke and Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman were both added to this bookshelf at the same time only a few weeks ago πŸ™‚
  7. Which book from this shelf are you most excited to read/reread? I think The Castaways because the blurb sounds really really good!! If I were to re-read any of the books it would be Evelyn Hugo or The Shelf
  8. Are there any objects on this shelf apart from books, tell us the story behind it? I actually don’t have any objects on this shelf because it has two rows of books so theres not enough space for any other objects πŸ™‚
  9. What does this shelf tell us about you as a reader? I think this shelf tells you that I am a fan of fiction books and am a big fan of rom-com, murder mystery and Disney πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments if you have read any of the books from this shelf and what book you would recommend I read next πŸ™‚

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2021 Reading Challenge Pt 3 :)

2021 Reading Challenge Pt 3 :)

At the start of February Hannah and I started a book club where the plan was to read a book a month and then discuss it however we have actually ended up changing that a bit as we have both been busy but I have read 2 for the book club and I have also read a few just myself πŸ™‚ My 2021 reading challenge was to read 24 books this year however I am already three quarters of the way through as I have already read 18 books this year!! πŸ™‚

  • Percy Jackson and The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan: 10/10- This is the final book in the Percy Jackson series and I absolutely LOVED it!! I loved the ending and the different character arcs and cant wait to read the Heroes of Olympus series and for Percy Jackson Disney+ series πŸ™‚
  • How to Stop Time by Matt Haig: 9/10- I picked up this book in WHSmith a few weeks ago because I enjoyed The Midnight Library so much and I really enjoyed this book however not as much as The Midnight Library as I didn’t really like the ending very much which is why I didn’t give it 10/10 but its still a good book πŸ™‚
  • Falling by Emma Kavanagh: 8/10- This was actually a book that Hannah lent to me so was kind of part of the Book Club as she had read it and we did discuss it after, it was a really interesting book as it was told in four different perspectives which then all came together as all of the characters stories interlinked very similar to a Love Actually type storyline but with murder which I LOVED however I felt like all of the big reveals throughout the book were a bit of a let down because I had an idea they would happen before they did.
  • The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent: 10/10- I read this book because it was in one of Carrie Hope Fletchers book recommendation videos and it sounded like it would be right up my street which it definitely was! It is the perfect book for reading on your sun lounger in the garden soaking up with sun with an ice cold drink next to you πŸ™‚ There are a few hard-hitting bits and important messages but also some romance and many many funny moments!
  • The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides: 9/10- This was Hannahs pick for our book club and although I did really like the book I felt like it took a long time to pick up the pace HOWEVER THE TWIST AT THE END WAS JAW DROPPING!!! Hannah and I both messaged each other like OMG OMG OMG so it is worth persevering πŸ™‚
  • The Couple by Helly Acton: 10/10- Again I picked up this book because it was in one of Carrie Hope Fletchers book recommendation videos and it sounded AMAZING. I loved the idea behind and book and I love the little nuances throughout the book as the book is set in a world where being single is the norm and being in a couple is a different path that most people don’t take so all of the different nuances that came along with this were really really interesting such as TV shows and movie titles, Valentines day, lots of other bits. I bought her other book The Shelf a few months ago but I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet but its next on my list πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments what books you have been reading recently and if you have any recommendations πŸ™‚

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Book Shelfie Pt 2 :)

Book Shelfie Pt 2 :)

I have been reading a lot more as I have more time on my hands due to the current lockdown in the UK πŸ™‚ I have always loved reading and have quite the collection of books on my bookshelf and on my kindle and have recently bought quite a few books so a month or so ago I thought that I would have a look for some bookish tags that I could do on this blog and I came across this one and thought it was amazing so thought I would give it a go πŸ™‚

This is my second Book Shelfie (my first one can be found here) so I figured I would start on my second shelf rather than second row of my bottom shelf as there are quite a few interesting bits on this shelf πŸ™‚

  1. Is there any reason for this shelf to be organised the way it is or is it purely random? This shelf is composed mainly of my favourites books but has no particular organisation throughout the shelf πŸ™‚
  2. Tell us a story about one of the books on this shelf that is special to you? There are quite a few books on this shelf that have special meanings to me or stories behind how I got them πŸ™‚ Outspoken was given to me by my friend Birunda for Christmas I believe a few years ago πŸ™‚ The time travellers wife and Chart Throb are both actually my mums books that she gave me to read and Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton and the Vogue magazine were all purchased in New York when I went on holiday there with my Mum πŸ™‚
  3. Which book from this shelf would you ditch and why? Probably Girlboss for a similar reason to my first Shelfie in that I prefer fiction books to non-fiction/self help books πŸ™‚
  4. Which book from this shelf would you save in an emergency? Probably The Time Travellers Wife because it is my mums favourite book that she lent to me πŸ™‚
  5. Which book has been on this shelf for the longest time? The Declaration by Gemma Malley which is absolutely AMAZING! I read this series while in high school at some point so I’ve had these books for at least 4 years πŸ™‚
  6. Which book is the newest addition to this shelf? You Should see Me in a Crown which I purchased during lockdown because I kept seeing reviews online and it looked really good πŸ™‚
  7. Which book from this shelf are you most excited to read/reread? I’ve actually been meaning to reread The Descendants series for a while πŸ™‚
  8. Are there any objects on this shelf apart from books, tell us the story behind it? I have quite a few objects on this shelf πŸ™‚ I have a light box which I believe I bought from New Look quite a few years ago πŸ™‚ In front of the lightbox are two Harry potter Pops and two mini figures that I got from a randomised packet from Platform 9 3/4 in Kings Cross ❀ I also have an pot with my bookmarks in it, an inspire plaque, four The Nightmare Before Christmas figurines that I for for Black Friday in 2020 πŸ™‚ In the corner I have a Chocolate Frog box which has lots of different Chocolate Frog cards which I have collected through the years πŸ™‚ On top of my books are a mini hedwig, a frame which was given to me by my friend Hannah and in the corner are two magical creature figurines that I also got from a random packet but these came from a shop in Brighton πŸ™‚
  9. What does this shelf tell us about you as a reader? I think this shelf tells you that I love Disney, Youtube, Musical Theatre and also fiction books πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments if you have read any of the books from this shelf and what book you would recommend I read next πŸ™‚

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