Goodreads challenge 2022 Pt 3

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 6 books ahead of schedule having finished 18 books in the first half of the year 😊 I thought I would do a little rating and review of the books so far.

With this Kiss by Carrie Hope Fletcher- 10/10: I am a big fan of Carries and have read all of the books she has released so far and have absolutely loved them 😊 I love that she always includes an element of magic or something not quite of this world in her books and that she writes such strong female characters and female friendships in her books and this one is no different. It’s such an interesting concept and you are rooting for the main character from the get go 😊

Someone we know by Shari Lapena- 8/10: This was actually part of my friend Hannah and I’s book club and was Hannah’s choice for the month. I really enjoyed it and there were lots of twists and turns which were really cool 😊 I definitely didn’t see some of the reveals coming and it was really interesting seeing it all unfold.

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty- 10/10: I actually borrowed this book from my friend Hannah when I went round there for a BBQ and it was so so good!!! I watched Big Little Lies when it came out and absolutely LOVED it so thought I would probably enjoy this book and I loved it! I liked all of the different characters and again didn’t see the big reveals coming!! It was interesting hearing all of their different stories and how they reacted to the therapy.

The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary- 10/10: I am a big fan of Beth O’Leary books and really enjoyed The Switch and The Flat Share. This book has been sat on my TBR for ages so when we went to the beach for a weekend I took it along with me as her books are usually the perfect beach read and I thoroughly enjoyed it πŸ™‚ I always love a strong female friendship in a book and theres usually some sort of twist and she always delves into some pretty tough topics.

The No Show by Beth O’Leary- 8/10: This was the other book that I took with me for our weekend away to the beach as it had just arrived a few days before we left πŸ™‚ I really enjoyed this book and I really liked seeing the same character projected through three different POVs and it was a very interesting concept πŸ™‚ I think my favourite of the three girls was Siobhan and I did see some of the twists coming but definitely not all of them πŸ™‚ I think this was my least favourite of all of Beth O’Learys books however that doesn’t mean much because I loved her other three a lot.

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman- 9/10: This book has been on my list for so long and I’ve heard a lot of good things about it, it reminds me of Only Murders in the building actually! πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments if you have read any of these books πŸ™‚

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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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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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Blogmas Day 9: The Festive Christmas Book Tag :)

Blogmas Day 9: The Festive Christmas Book Tag :)

I actually have no idea who started this tag but I personally found it on this blog here πŸ™‚

  • A fictional family you would like to spend Christmas dinner with: The Weasleys at the Burrow!!! I feel like they would get really into Christmas and it would make an already magical time of year even more magical πŸ™‚ I would also love one of Mollys Christmas sweaters πŸ™‚
  • A bookish item you would like to receive as a Christmas gift: Ooooo I’m not actually sure!! I recently bought myself a bookcart which I absolutely love and it now holds all of my TBRs and also my travel books πŸ™‚ I guess maybe another one of these?
  • A fictional character you think would make a perfect Christmas elf: I mean apart from Dobby because I feel like he would get way too into it and would be waking up all of the kids and also stealing one of every sock! I would have to say that Jack Frost from the Rise of the Guardians would make a really good Christmas elf πŸ™‚
  • Match a book to its perfect Christmas song: This is such a good question! I think my answer is going to have to be All I Want for Christmas is You and The Duke and I
  • A book or fictional character you’ve been disappointed in (should be put on the naughty list)- I have actually really enjoyed all of the books that I have read this year but a character that I have been disappointed in would have to be Dane from Fate: The Winx Saga! I had such high hopes at the start when he befriended Tara!
  • A book or fictional character you think deserves more love and appreciation (should be put on the nice list)- I have read a lot of books this year that I have absolutely loved but I think one of the ones that was my absolute favourite but I haven’t heard a lot of people talk about would have to be The Couple by Helly Acton
  • A book cover that has a wonderfully Christmassy feel to it: How to Stop Time by Matt Haig specifically the blue cover with white accents πŸ™‚ It has a very winter wonderland theme πŸ™‚
  • A book or series you love so much that you want everyone to find it under their Christmas tree this year.- OMG SO MANY but the book I have recommended most to people apart from the Helly Acton book would be The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments your answers to these questions 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 Part 4 :)

2021 Reading Challenge Part 4 :)

My 2021 reading challenge was to read 24 books this year however I have actually finished this challenge which I’m super proud about πŸ™‚ I have really enjoyed the last few books I have read and am hoping that I can read a few more before the end of the year πŸ™‚

  • The Shelf by Helly Acton: 10/10- I am a big fan of Helly Acton as she has such interesting ideas! I have owned this book for a while but after reading The Couple I decided to read this and it was so good! I loved all of the characters not just the main characters as I felt that they all had their own personalities and were really well developed πŸ™‚ I loved the journey the main character goes through and also some of the side characters as well πŸ™‚
  • The Duke and I by Julia Quinn: 8/10- I was a big fan of Bridgeton when it was on TV but who wasn’t so I figured because I love reading that I would add this book to my to-read list and I’m glad I did πŸ™‚ I’m so excited to read the rest of the series at some point and I actually received book 2 and 3 for my birthday this year πŸ™‚ This book was part of Hannah and I’s book club which was pretty cool as well πŸ™‚
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo: 10/10- I LOVED LOVED LOVED this series when I watched it on Netflix so then was trying to find the books for ages and then I managed to find it while in Foyles with my brother so he bought it for me for my birthday πŸ™‚ I absolutely loved the first book and cannot wait to finish the rest of the series πŸ™‚
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid: 10/10- This was one of my favourite books that I read this year!!! I heard about it through booktok and thought I would give it a go when I saw it in a waterstones in Windsor while there with my friends πŸ™‚ I loved the pace of the book and it was very well written with the audience finding out information alongside the narrator of the book as well πŸ™‚ It was so interesting seeing the nuances of each marriage of Evelyns and also the two major twists in the book were amazing πŸ™‚
  • If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy: 9/10- I am a sucker for a Disney style plot so this re-telling of Cinderella I was always going to love especially as it also brings in my love of reality television and also I have read two of Julie Murphys other books, Dumplin and Puddin πŸ™‚ This book is the first of an upcoming Meant to Be Series which are modern re-tellings of classic fairytales πŸ™‚
  • Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid: 8/10- I was reading this book on my kindle on the beach in Selsey which was pretty cool πŸ™‚ Although I really enjoyed this book I didn’t enjoy it as much as her other book but it was still really good ❀

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

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