Weekly Book Memes

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Could Re-Read Forever

Hi everyone!

I’m back again with a new Top Ten Tuesday! There are SO many books I would love to re-read forever and never get tired of so I can’t wait to share some of them with you – let’s hope I can stop at 10! TTT has actually moved from The Broke and the Bookish now and is actually over at That Artsy Reader Girl so go and check out everyone’s posts over there!

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What books can I re-read forever? Let’s find out! Here we go:divider-2461548_1280

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Top Ten Tuesday – Auto Buy Authors!

Hi everyone!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme created over on The Broke and the Bookish!

So this week it’s a freebie week, so I decided to choose my Top Ten Auto Buy Authors!


1. Sarah J. Maas
Okay so anyone who has even looked at the title and contents of most of my posts will probably realise how much I love this woman. I mean to be honest most of the people who ask me about books will know my love for her because I CANNOT stop talking about her books! Literally as soon as I see she’s releasing a book it goes on preorder because I can’t get enough of how amazing her writing is! For more reasons why I love her, have a look at my previous Top Ten Tuesday post!

2. Stephanie Meyer – Twilight was one of the first series of books I can really remember taking over my life and just allowing myself to completely be immersed in the world Stephanie created so no matter what she will always hold a part of my heart. I’ve also read The Host by Stephanie Meyer and I LOVED it, I’ve reread it so many times. I love her writing style and she holds such nostalgia for me that I will always buy her books! I love Twilight Reimagined, and I hope to read more by her!

3. Cassandra ClareThe Infernal Devices is probably my favourite trilogy, I couldn’t get enough of it. I was the same when The Mortal Instruments were released, and now that the rest of her books are being released for the Shadowhunter Chronicles, she has to be on my auto-buy list because she just creates such wonderful worlds that I definitely want to live in and just read over and over again.

4. Annabel Pitcher – The first book of hers I read was Ketchup Clouds because I just liked the sound of it when I went to the bookshop, and I loved it that much that everytime she releases a book I have to buy it. When Silence is Goldfish was released I instantly put it in my basket and bought it there and then! She’s such an underrated author and really deserves more publicity because she’s amazing!

5. Stephen King – I guess this is pretty obvious since I’ve read so many of his books recently, that and he’s probably one of the most loved authors in the world! His books are the perfect balance of thrilling, horror, exciting and wonderful that I just can’t help but buy his books. They also have the best covers and I just love his books. My goal is to collect them all!

6. Patrick NessThe Chaos Walking series had one of the best book endings I think I’ve ever read and A Monster Calls was one the most beautiful and heartbreaking book on my shelf, so now whenever I see another of his books I have to pick it up. I’m still to read his other books but safe to say they’re on my shelf ready to be read!

7. Rainbow Rowell – As soon as I saw Carry On was released I bought it instantly without even checking what it was about! She will always be one of my favourites, and even the World Book Day short story Kindred Spirits was amazing too!

8. Cat Clarke – I’ve read all of Cat’s books apart from Lost and Found (which is on my shelf though!) and she is definitely an auto buy author. Her books are brilliant and I read them all in one go because I just never want to put them down!

9. Markus Zusak – Since The Book Thief is my favourite ever standalone book, it’s only right to have him on my auto buy authors list! I have The Messenger but haven’t got around to reading it yet but it’s safe to say I’m extremely excited!

10. Tess Gerritsen – I first read the Rizzoli & Isles series after watching the TV series based on them and I loved them. They were one of the first sets of books that started out my love for thriller and crime books and ever since then she’s been on auto buy!

Who are your auto buy authors? Leave a comment with your Top Ten Tuesdays!

Love,

Meggan x

Monthly Wrap Ups · Reviews

January – April Wrap Up!

Hi everyone!

This is my first official post on this book blog! Since I’ve started the blog already 5 months into the year, I thought my first post should be a wrap up of all the books I’ve read up to now (a May Wrap Up will be up soon)! It’s a bit of a long post because I read quite a few books to go through, sorry!

 

To start out, my January Wrap Up!

January was a very unsuccessful month of reading for me, I only ended up reading 2 books. I think the amount of university work I had to do when I got back after Christmas took over my life! The two books I read that month were:

  1. Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined by Stephenie Meyer
  2. Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz

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Title: Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined by Stephenie Meyer

Synopsis:  Celebrate the tenth anniversary of Twilight! This special double-feature book includes the classic novel,Twilight, and a bold and surprising reimagining, Life and Death, by Stephenie Meyer.

Packaged as a hardback ‘flip book’, this edition features nearly 400 pages of new content as well as exquisite new back cover art. Readers will relish experiencing the deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful love story of Bella and Edward through fresh eyes. (From Amazon.co.uk)

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: Although it was an unsuccessful month, it started out well as Life and Death was absolutely brilliant! I loved the change in story and the gender swapping, I thought it gave a whole new twist to the story. Since Twilight was one of my favourite books when I was younger (and still my most read book to date), I loved the new retelling of it! You can find a full review here on my other blog to read more of what I thought!

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Title: Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz

Synopsis: Sherlock Holmes is dead.

Days after Holmes and his arch-enemy Moriarty fall to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase arrives from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum which has been swiftly filled by a fiendish new criminal mastermind. Ably assisted by Inspector Athelney Jones, a devoted student of Holmes’s methods of investigation and deduction, Chase must hunt down this shadowy figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, a man determined to engulf London in a tide of murder and menace. The game is afoot.(From Amazon.co.uk)

Rating: ★★★★

Review: Moriarty was also a good book, not as exciting as I expected it to be, but a good story to it! It didn’t capture my interest after I finished the first half and I think that’s why it took me so long to finish. I did like it but I don’t think it’s one I’d re-read, although the style of writing was perfect for a Sherlock-style novel.

 

Moving on to February’s Wrap Up!

February was a little more successful with 3 books read! The 3 books I read were:

  1. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
  2. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  3. The Infinite Sea  by Rick Yancey

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Title: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

Synopsis: Harry August is on his deathbed. Again.

No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes.

Until now.

As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. ‘I nearly missed you, Doctor August,’ she says. ‘I need to send a message.’

This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow. (From Amazon.co.uk)

Rating: ★★★

Review: I loved the idea of this, I used to watch a TV show called Forever which had the same kind of narrative to it, so when I heard about this I was super excited to read it. It was a great idea, and I loved the writing style Claire North has. However it just didn’t keep me enthralled. Now I was kind of in a reading slump at this time so I’m not sure whether that made me enjoy it less, but it just seemed to go on for a while. I liked the idea, and the writing style but put together it just wasn’t for me!

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