The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
As much as I enjoyed a lot of 2015 releases, I still didn’t get to read a lot of them I had planned to. 2015 was the year I’d like to say I properly got into book blogging, I managed to gain access to a wide range of new upcoming books from various publishers and I’ve never been so grateful. If anything perhaps I was rather greedy with all the books that were available to me but nonetheless I’m planning on reading some of these books listed below this year (don’t take my word for it though haha)…
Happy 2016 everyone, a brand new year with brand new Top Ten Tuesday posts- yay! I have so many exciting things to look forward to this year; my 21st birthday, completing my first year of Open University, a trip to Prague, a family holiday to the south of France as well as other great memories awaiting to be made!
With every year I do try and set myself some goals, admittedly I’m not the best at keeping them but it’s good to at least try right? Well here are my 2016 resolutions:
Happy Tuesday everyone! What is it, seventeen more days until Christmas?! I am beyond excited already, we’re putting our decorations up this weekend- I love decorating the house in Christmas decorations.
This week’s TTT are my top new-to-me authors that I read in 2015 and they’re all wonderful and I can’t wait to read more from them in the future, a lot of series I need to catch up on!
I’ve attached Goodreads links so you can check out these authors for yourself:
On a previous post I asked you all to pick out from my Kindle books what you think I should read in 2016 and as you can probably guess, I’d like you to choose some more for me again!
A great selection of books I’ve been itching to read that have been put to the side time and time again, I want to condense my Kindle books to-be-read list down in the coming year and so I’m wanting it to be your choice as to what I read in the new year. So here they are:
Heya everyone! Happy December, this year has flown by hasn’t it?! It didn’t seem so long ago that I joined OU and yet that was a few months ago now, crazy.
Anyway first TTT of December and here I am sharing some debut 2016 novels I’ve excited for! All of them seem to have amazing covers too- what a bonus.
Symptoms of Being Human looks like a good read to me in particular where it explores sexuality, I’m glad they’re are a lot more of these kinds of books out there to help those who have trouble identifying themselves. So keep an eye out for that one!
The Loneliness of Distant Beings by Kate Ling
The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood
The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
Where Futures End by Parker Peeveyhouse
Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan
It’s been a long while since I’ve done a Top Ten Tuesday, I’ve been abducted by uni work so I do apologise! As the run up to Christmas I will be posting a lot more frequently and I honestly can’t wait. I’ve been missing blogging a lot recently, I’ve been stuck in one of them awkward phases where I want to blog but I don’t have the time or an idea of what to blog about and I don’t like blogging for the sake of it! Anyhow, I’m back and here are my Top Ten Authors I’m Thankful For…
I’m thankful to David Nicholls for writing one of my favourite books, One Day. Dex and Em, Em and Dex, they’re characters that I could relate to with my own relationships. He taught me that if something is meant to happen then it will, it may take time and not be easy to achieve but it will be worth it in the end.
I’m thankful for Jane Austen because she created strong women characters that spoke their own minds, they weren’t afraid to stand up for their rights and wants in life. Her characters, Elizabeth and Emma as well as the other memorable women of her books they all taught me of equality, that everyone should be respected the same and that women are just as capable of doing things men can do.
I’m thankful for Gillian Flynn because she gave me Gone Girl, a new genre to extend my reading. I don’t think I would have picked up Gone Girl if it wasn’t for it being thrown into my face and I’m so grateful for it. Now I am more prone to try new and different books I wouldn’t have picked up beforehand.
I’m thankful for George Orwell for producing political writing in a way that made it easier for me to understand historical politics, he brings truth into his writing despite it being fictional. He was creative in his thinking and has brought out the political side of me, I look at situations from outside the box and think of things very differently. He’s opened my mind to new possibilities.
I’m thankful for J.D Salinger for creating one of the most relatable character I have ever come across from his most renowned work The Catcher In The Rye. Holden a young man who refuses to accept the transition into adulthood of a fearful unpredictable world. Reading this at a time of my own worries of what to do next in my life was certainly a great comfort, it was as if Holden was speaking directly from my mind and that for me is something rather wonderful about literature.