Books I WILL Read This Summer

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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 on my Summer TBR.

I think I have a bit of explaining to do, considering I’ve missed the last goodness knows how many Top Ten Tuesdays, and I’ve kind of been MIA for the last few weeks. Since finishing uni, I’ve been sucked into the world of job hunting and applications, writing cover letters, updating my CV, and all the things I frankly very bored of doing right now, but it has to be done! I haven’t really had that much time for reading either to be honest ( and I’m scared to even log in to Goodreads to see how far behind I am with my challenge! I have decided to do a bit of catching up, so instead of doing this weeks prompt, I’m going through the ones I have missed (and want to do!), so there might be two TTT posts this week! Anyway, without too many more excuses as to my absence, here are ten books I plan to read this summer…

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

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Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel

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They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera

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The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare

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Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz

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Heartless by Marissa Meyer

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The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín

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So that’s what I plan on reading in the coming months, I’m really hoping I can get around to reading more and making time to sit down with book, especially with the sunny weather the UK has been blessed with recently! I’d love to know what everyone reading this summer, please feel free to comment below and leave a link to your lists!

Until next time…

Jade 🙂

All cover photos taken from Goodreads. Click on a book cover to see its Goodreads profile.

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Books I Just Couldn’t Finish… and Now I Regret It

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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 I Regret DNF-ing. While I do try my best to persevere with the books I read, and I’m really picky about the books I add to my TBR, there are some books I just couldn’t continue; I felt like I was wasting time when I could be reading other, more exciting books. Here are some of those books I regret DNF-ing, and may eventually end up picking up again in the future…

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

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A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

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Stolen: A Letter to My Captor

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Life of Pi by Yann Martel

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The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

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The Last One by Alexandra Oliva

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Early One Morning by Virginia Baily

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That’s all for today! Please feel free to leave a link to your list down below so I can see all of your wonderful lists!

Until next time…

Jade

Literary Worlds

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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 Fictional Worlds I Never Want To/Want To Live In. While we all dream of visiting Hogwarts, not all fictional places are so inviting, and there are many that I’d rather avoid, here’s a few of them…

Worlds I’d Never Want To Live In

Divergent

 

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The Hunger Games

 

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Library of Souls

 

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The Giver

 

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A Court of Mist and Fury

 

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Worlds I’d Want To Live In

Harry Potter

 

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The Shadowhunter Chronicles

 

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Carry On

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That’s all for today! I did surprise myself with how few literary worlds there were that I’d be willing to live in, but I guess I’m just very picky! Please feel free to leave a link to your list down below so I can see all of your wonderful lists!

Until next time…

Jade 🙂

Favourite Character Names Thought Up By The Amazing John Green

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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 Character Names. This could be as broad as you like, so I wanted to narrow it down a bit and explore the world of John Green novels and the amazing characters he brings into the world of literature…

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Paper Towns

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Quentin Jacobson

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A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle (in Let It Snow)

The Duke

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan)

Tiny Cooper

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The Fault In Our Stars

Hazel Grace Lancaster

Augustus Waters

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Looking for Alaska

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The Colonel

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Turtles All The Way Down

Noah Pickett

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That’s all for today, I’d love to know if you have any favourite character names from John Green books, or any YA novels, names always seem a lot more exciting and exotic in this particular genre! Feel free to link up down below so I can check out your favourite book characters!

Until next time…

Jade 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂