Here Comes The Sunshine… Lots of Yellow Books To Brighten Your Day

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Hello fellow bookworms! Top Ten Tuesday is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! Most of us are familiar with Top Ten Tuesday by now, but if your new to this, a topic is given every Tuesday and the blogger then produces a top ten list of books to fit the weekly subject. The topic this week is ‘Top Ten Books With [Favourite Colour] On The Cover/In The Title. Despite a lot of my belongings being pink, my favourite colour is yellow, the happiest of colours, and very apt for the glorious weather we’ve been having here in the UK. To celebrate this wonderful colour and the beginning of what looks to be a lovely summer, here is my ode to the colour yellow, through a list of great books…

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

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Black Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin

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Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom

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I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

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Between The Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

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Alice and the Fly by James Rice

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This was actually quite difficult, it turns out yellow isn’t a very prominently used colour on books covers (I think we should change that, it’s a very eye catching colour!), so I did have to turn to come books that I’ve been dying to read but haven’t got round to doing so yet. I’d love to know what you think of the books on my list, and please feel free to link your lists down below so I can have a nosey at your favourite coloured books!

Until next time…

Jade 🙂

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Monthly Book Roundup for April

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Hello fellow bookworms! Oh dear, this is a tad late isn’t it…?! It’s been an incredibly hectic month, especially with university (I finish in less than a week??!!!), but since finishing The Silkworm, I have been wanting to read more and more, and plan to get a lot of reading done when I’ve handed my final project in next Thursday! I’m starting to (slowly) catch up with my reading challenge, I’m getting there…

What books have I read this month?

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The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (3 stars)

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Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (5 stars)

*I managed to read more than one book this month!!*

What am I currently reading?

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The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Average Rating: 4 stars

Number of total pages read: 883

Books read toward 2018 Book Challenge goal: 7/40 books

*Yes, I lowered my Goodreads Challenge because I am a weak human being*

Books I plan to read in May:

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The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

*I’m so excited to finally read Eleanor Oliphant, I’m taking her on holiday with me and plan to whizz through it, I’ve heard great things about this book!*

What do you think of the books I’ve read this month? What about the ones I plan on reading? Leave your comments below, and book recommendations are always welcome!

Happy May and Happy Blogging!

Jade 🙂

Words Frequently Seen in Thriller/Mystery Books

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Hello fellow bookworms! Top Ten Tuesday is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! Most of us are familiar with Top Ten Tuesday by now, but if your new to this, a topic is given every Tuesday and the blogger then produces a top ten list of books to fit the weekly subject. The topic this week is Top Ten Words Frequently Seen in [chosen genre] Books. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a top ten post, but I’m currently sat next to may bookcase and procrastinating my work (two weeks from the deadline…) and felt the inspiration hit me! I’ve just finished a massive crime novel which took me over a month to read(!), and I’m having a bit of break from reading them, but they are still among my favourite genres to read, so lets discuss them today! Here are some words I see frequently pop up in the titles of crime/thriller/mystery books…

Secret

The Darkest Secret falls under ‘dark’ and ‘secret’, a double whammy!

Lost/Missing

All The Missing Girls is another one that fits in two categories…!

 

Lie/Liars/Lying

 

Killing/Kills/Murder

 Dark/Black

 

Sister/Daughter/Woman/Girl

That’s all for today, and my sincere apologies if you start spotting these words in every crime, thriller, or mystery you pick up! Despite the fact that these books seem to use cliche genre titles, there are some on this list which are incredible reads, and I can highly recommend many of them as fast paced, up-all-night books! Feel free to link your lists in the comments, I’d love to know what genre you’ve chosen and see if any of your words pop up on my bookshelf!

Until next time…

Jade 🙂

Books I Enjoyed, But Won’t Be Reading Again

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Hello fellow bookworms! Top Ten Tuesday is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! Most of us are familiar with Top Ten Tuesday by now, but if your new to this, a topic is given every Tuesday and the blogger then produces a top ten list of books to fit the weekly subject. The topic this week is ‘Top Ten Books You Enjoyed But Won’t Be Re-Reading. I missed last weeks Top Ten post because of the piles of uni work I had over Easter, but I have been blessed with a spare moment to start writing and I’m excited to explore this prompt, so let’s get into it!

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

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I really enjoyed this book, but the shock factor would be non-existent reading it a second time!

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

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I absolutely love the Shadowhunter series, but both Lady Midnight and Lord of Shadows are hence books which I don’t see myself reading again (good thing my memory is quite good so I remember the story well enough for book #3)

The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

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The Hunger Games got me into dystopian fiction, and while I loved the story, I don’t think I’d be able to cope with the confusion of what was going on all over again!

Paper Towns by John Green

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This is probably the only John Green book I’ve read that I don’t plan on re-reading, only because, while I absolutely loved it, it wasn’t my favourite out of all of them.

The Giver by Lois Lowry

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I whizzed through this the first time round, the premise was so exciting, but it took a lot to wrap your head around the main idea, and the ending seemed a bit separate to the rest of the story…

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

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This was such an incredible book, but it was so long, and there were some complex ideas and theories to wrap your head around, I think I’ll leave it be for now!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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This book was so good, the story was gripping and had such an amazing premise, but some of the photographs are a bit too scary for my liking (I’ll admit I had some nightmares!)

Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson

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This was a cracking book, but the surprise ending has been revealed and I’m not sure it would be quite as exciting to read a second time…

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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Another thriller book where I know the ending so it wouldn’t be as exciting reading it for a second time!

The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer

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I loved Twilight… when I was a teenager! I’m not sure I’d be able to read them as an adult without cringing at the romance or anything really!

That’s it for today’s post! Are any of these books on your list today? Feel free to leave a link to your post below so I can check it out!

Until next time…

Jade 🙂

Monthly Book Roundup for March

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Hello fellow bookworms! This month has been another terrible reading month for me, only finishing two books that had previously started in February! I’m going into April with a positive attitude though, with hope I can pick up some books which are easier going or quicker reads which will help me back on track with my Goodreads challenge!

What books have I read this month?

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

What am I currently reading?

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The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith 

Average Rating: 4.5 stars

Number of total pages read: 675 pages

Books read toward 2018 Book Challenge goal: 5/50 books

Books I plan to read in April:

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The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

…So basically the books I said I was going to read this month but never got round to doing so! I will be upping my game, I only have 6 weeks left of uni work which is absolutely crazy but I will make as much time as possible for reading around my very busy schedule, and then get moving when I’m completely finished!

Posts from March

I don’t usually include this in my Monthly Roundup posts, but I thought I made add a little extra, so here are the posts which have appeared on my blog in March…

Literary Quotes I Live By 

Books That Surprised Me

Books on my Spring TBR

Books Set In Other Countries

So all Top Ten Tuesday posts, but that is all I have time to write at the moment because they are quick and easy for me to put together! Come the summer, I am planning to bring more posts your way so keep your eyes peeled…

What do you think of the books I’ve read this month? What about the ones I plan on reading? Leave your comments below, and book recommendations are always welcome!

Happy April and Happy Blogging!

Jade 🙂

In a Land Far, Far Away…

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Hello fellow bookworm! Top Ten Tuesday is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! Most of us are familiar with Top Ten Tuesday by now, but if your new to this, a topic is given every Tuesday and the blogger then produces a top ten list of books to fit the weekly subject. The topic this week is Top Ten Books Set In a Different Countries. It’s very rare I come across books which are set in the UK, but a lot of stuff I read is set in America, but I’ll try and spice it up a bit!

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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The Killing Files by Nikki Owen

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling

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I’m going to stop there, because the rest of the list will just end up being books from America or fictional places, so if anyone wants to recommend any books from further afield, please do! Feel free to leave a link to your list down below so I can find some more exotic books to read!

Until next time…

Jade 🙂

Books on my Spring TBR

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Hello fellow bookworms! Top Ten Tuesday is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! Most of us are familiar with Top Ten Tuesday by now, but if you’re new to this, a topic is given every Tuesday and the blogger then produces a top ten list of books to fit the weekly subject. The topic this week is ‘Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR. So we’re only 3 months into the year, and I’m already so behind on my Goodreads Reading Challenge. I’m really hoping I can step up my game over the next few months, and these books should help me on my way…

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

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The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

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The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

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A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

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They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

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Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

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I’m so excited to get to all of these books as soon as I possibly can! There are two series on here I’m desperate to finish, some stand-clones with great reviews which I can’t believe I haven’t read yet, plus I will be continuing with my Harry Potter re-read. Are any of these books on your Spring TBR? I’d love to know what you’re excited to read in the coming months, feel free to leave a link to your TBR below!

Until next time…

Jade 🙂