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December TBR | Blogmas Day #2

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Hey guys!
Welcome to Blogmas Day #2!
I don’t usually do TBR’s – mainly because I am a huge mood reader but I do have a few books I really want to get to this month! Which are:

My True Love Gave to Me edited by Stephanie Perkins

Every year I say to myself I’m going to read a Christmasy/festive book in December and I never do. So this year I am! I managed to get a copy of this second hand (aka super cheap) so I am finally going to read something festive!


Starsight by Brandon Sanderson

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And of course, I want to read Starsight, which came out last month. This isn’t as big as I expected so hopefully I’ll be able to start & finish it this month. I am super excited for this book, Skyward left off on such a good cliffhanger. I cannot wait to see where the story goes in this one!


The Burning White by Brent Weeks

If I have time (please let me have time) I’ll read this, one of my most anticipated reads of the year. I’ve been putting this off since I’m in slight denial that this is the last Lightbringer book. It’s over 900 pages long, with uni being cray busy I just haven’t had time to pick this up yet.


What’s on your TBR this month?

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Books I Want to Re-Read This Summer! | TBR

 Hey Guys!
Today I’m talking about the books I want to reread this summer.
Once I am free of assignments, exams and uni, I plan to spend the majority of summer reading. I have a huge physical tbr of unread books but clearly, I’m procrastinating by wanting to reread old favourites instead!

 


The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson

The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages

These were the first Brandon Sanderson books I read; I absolutely loved them. I have only read them once, so I’d love to get back into this world. (and have my heart and soul ripped from my body, again, apparently)


Lightbringer Series by Brent Weeks

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The Blinding Knife
The Broken Eye
The Blood Mirror

The final book in this series comes out this Autumn, I believe; so obviously, I need to reread all the books. The first book, The Black Prism, is currently at my boyfriend’s. He’s taking forever to read it, I doubt he’ll finish it. I’ll be stealing that back so I can start my reread of this series.

 


Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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I read Illuminae & Gemina for the first time back in 2016/early 2017 and eagerly anticipated the third book, Obsidio. However, I planned to reread both before the release, never did then never ended up reading Obsidio. *gasps*
So this year I made it my mission to finally finish this trilogy, I’ve reread Illuminae, now it’s time for Gemina; so I can finally read the final book.


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Are you a rereader? What books do you want to reread?
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Currently Reading + Mid-April TBR

 

Hey guys!
Haven’t posted in a bit thought I’d put out a quick post today and let you know I’m not gone! It was the last week of the semester last week, so I was pretty busy. (and forgot to prewrite and schedule posts)
Hopefully, I can post consistently now uni is over! I do have finals to do but I will have more free time since I get to pick my study schedule and I don’t have to travel to uni 5 days a week, woo!

 

Currently Reading:

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I am currently reading One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence. The premise is really interesting and it’s pretty short. Super quick and easy to read so far! Will have a review up for this when I finish it!


I feel like I might be going into a slump. So who knows if I’ll read any of these. Keeping my hopes up that I can stop the slump! Make sure to check out my wrap up at the end of the month to see whether I make it through any of these (haha).

April TBR

Other Words For Smoke by Sarah Marie Griffin

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I am intrigued by this book, the cover is beautiful and the premise is interesting. Hopefully, it won’t disappoint!

 



The Seven Husband’s of Evelyn Hugo

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I finally bought a copy! (Kindle 99p!) So, I am finally going to read this book. I have heard non-stop amazing things about this book, if it doesn’t blow my mind I will be seriously disappointed.


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I’m waiting for this to become available from my library. I currently don’t have an audiobook and I’m desperate for one! Lately, I am mostly consuming books via audio as it is much more convenient!


What are you currently reading?/What do you plan to read?
Let me know! 🙂


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Current Reads + March TBR 2019

Hey Guys!
Thought I’d update on my reading. I don’t usually do posts like this but I definitely think I should do more! I never do TBR posts usually, due to the fact I feel pressured into reading those books and I’m a huge mood reader. I usually don’t pick my book until I need it.
However, this month I have a few I definitely want to pick up!

I’m currently reading/listening to three books!

Currently listening to:

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

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Cress by Marissa Meyer

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Currently Reading:

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
(This is for a class at uni)

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Onto what else I want (+have) to read this month!

For uni I have to read:

  • Mrs Warren’s Profession by Bernard Shaw (play) 
  • A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Wolf
  • A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry (play)
  • The Bloody Chamber and other stories by Angela Carter
  • The Zoo Story by Edward Albee (play)

Yikes! Wish me luck…

Books for pleasure:

  • The Near Witch by V.E Schwab – I going to V.E Schwab’s book signing on Monday (SO EXCITED) So, I’m trying to read as many as her books as I can. (Plus, I was sent The Near Witch for review so I need to get on that asap!)
  • Winter by Marissa Meyer  (audiobook)- Once I finish Cress I know I’ll want to pick this up straight away. I am LOVING this series. Hopefully, the audiobook will be available when I’m done with Cress. (Fingers crossed!) This last audiobook is pretty damn long, so I don’t know if it’ll be in my March wrap up.

 

Considering I’ve been in a slump for months now, this TBR is quite ambitious.  Hopefully, I won’t struggle too much! Audiobooks have been my saviour, I am loving them at the moment. So convenient for me when travelling/doing uni work.

 


Let me know what you’re reading/planning to read, I’d love to know!


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Books at the Top of My TBR| Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
This week’s topic is: Top of Your TBR

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

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Being my favourite author, this book is pretty high up on my tbr. I really, really want to get to this soon. It’s a pretty thick book though, so I don’t know when I’ll have time. Uni starts again next weeks and I have a million books for class to read. *sobs*



Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

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I was *supposed* to read this last year. Didn’t get around to it. Oops.
I really enjoyed Strange the Dreamer so I do really want to know what happens. But again, it’s not the smallest book and if it is like Strange the Dreamer, it’s not going to be a quick read.



Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

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I got this for Christmas, it’s literally been on my TBR since it was announced, it’s time to finally bloody read it! It sounds so good and I’ve heard nothing but great things about it, I have such high expectation. Hope it doesn’t disappoint.



The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

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Another Christmas present (I actually got the boxset), I want to read at least the first book by the time the film adaptation comes out. I’ve never read any Patrick Ness before but I’ve heard great things, so I’m super excited to dive into a new series! (Especially as all the books are out and I own them)



Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard

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I’ve been meaning to read more of Sara Barnard’s novels after loving A Quiet Kind of Thunder. I was lucky enough to be sent an arc of Fierce Fragile Hearts, which is the companion novel/sequel of this. So I thought I better read this first!


chatWhat books are at the top of your TBR?
Comment below!


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Non-Fiction TBR

 

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Hello everyone!
Now if you read my 2018 reading goals, you’d know I said I wasn’t making TBRs anymore but that was just monthly TBRs, as I never stick to them as I’m a huge mood reader. However, I never read outside of my comfort zone so I am hoping to change that, that was another of my goals. I did a post on the Classics I want to read, now to go even more out of my comfort zone and go for Non-Fiction!
I very rarely read Non-Fiction and it’s not because I don’t like it, it’s just I never tend to pick it up and it also takes me so much longer to read. So I am making an effort to read it more since there are actually quite a few I want to read.

These are in no particular order:

Carrie Fisher

First up is Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher, if you know me then you know I a huge Star Wars fan. (I’m completely obsessed) Carrie Fisher is a huge idol of mine, I’ve read three of her books so far, I’m trying to get to all her books particularly her memoirs. She is SO funny, her books make me laugh so much. I just bought this so I am hoping to get to Shockaholic ASAP!

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The next book I’d like to read is Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge.
I’ve been meaning to pick this up for a while, it sounds like a really important read. I hear a lot about race issues in the US but hardly anything about the UK so I’m really interested in this topic!

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The next book on this list is Daemon Voices by Philip Pullman. This is another most likely book I’ll read from this list soon since I already own it. I won this in a twitter giveaway in December and haven’t got around to reading it yet! I really need to pick this up.
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And of course, I had to include a feminist book Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard. I don’t know a lot about this but I’ve heard really great things about many of Mary Beard’s books.

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Last but not least I would like to read Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari.
I feel like everyone has read this? I’ve heard non-stop great things about this, I need to see what the fuss is about.
I really love history so I am excited to get around this!

 

 

 

 

That’s it for my Non-Fiction TBR. Let me know if you’ve read any of these books and what you think. Also, let me know what non-fiction books you want to read!


*Update – Since writing this post, a few weeks ago, I have actually read Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher and I’ve started Daemon Voices by Philip Pullman!


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Classics I Want To Read In 2018

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1)  Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
I have been wanting to read this for ages! I love the 2011 adaptation with Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska, it’s one of my favourite films. I want to see if it is a good adaption of the book if anything, the book is probably better (when is it not?). I have been gifted this beautiful edition for Christmas, so this is definitely number one on my list.

2) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I mean, when you’re starting classics, you have to read Austen, right? She’s iconic. I want to read all of her novels, but I am at the least going to read Pride and Prejudice this year. I also want to watch the BBC adaptation with Colin Firth in, everyone raves about the mini-series, but I want to read the book first!

3) The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
I have had this sitting on my shelf since last June, it’s about time I picked this up. I have read the first two Lord of The Rings books, I need to pick up the third and then I will be definitely reading The Hobbit. Maybe, I’ll even pick this up first.

4) The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
I have wanted to read something by Oscar Wilde for a while now, The Picture of Dorian Gray seems to be highly liked judging by reviews. I don’t really know what it is about, I do like going into book blind, hopefully, I’ll be pleasantly surprised by this one!

5) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
I love Sci-Fi, however, I hardly ever read it. I want to pick up more Sci-Fi in 2018, so why not start with a Sci-fi classic? I have heard nothing but great things about this book, hopefully, I will get around to reading this soon!

So that’s a few of the classics I want to read in 2018, hopefully, I will read more but who can say. I am trying to read different genres this year and classics is high up on the list as I have barely read any, I feel as though I’m missing out. I am so slow at reading classics (and older books), I tend not to pick them up often.

Let me know any of your favourite classics in the comment section, I am always looking for more recommendations!


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