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Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY Plan To)

Hi everyone!

So TTT is actually on a break at the moment over at The Broke and the Bookish, so I thought I’d go back and do some I haven’t blogged about before, because I miss this meme!! This weekly meme was started over at The Broke and the Bookish, so make sure to check out their page!

This weeks TTT post is about the books that were released in 2016 that I STILL haven’t gotten round to! I feel like I have a LOT for this, so here we go!

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

I have had this on my shelf literally since it came out, so I have no idea why I’ve never gotten round to it! I’ve heard such amazing things about it, and LOVE the covers (there are 3 different ones) so I need to get to it! Also I’ve been dying to read a Kendare Blake book, so even more reason to get to it.

 

The Diabolic by S.J Kincaid

This book was one of the most anticipated for a lot of readers last year, and once again I ended up buying it the week it came out but forgot about it (SEE THE COMMON THEME???). I will get to this soon!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far!

Hi everyone!

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these but I thought now was the time to start! This weekly meme was started over at The Broke and the Bookish, so make sure to check out their page!

This weeks TTT post is about the best books that you’ve read this year so far! I have read SO many good books this year, that it might be hard for me to keep it to 10! In no order though, here are my Top 10 Books:

  1. Illuminae (& Gemina) by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman 

    Okay so yes I MAY be cheating here by including both the first and second books in the Illuminae Files series as one point…but they’re both so good! I read these at the start of the year and was hooked from the start, they definitely hold the title of favourite books of this year so far! Find my review for Illuminae here, and my Gemina review here!

  2. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

    THIS SERIES. This series has become my entire life recently, and yes I know when it says ‘Top 10 books’, there shouldn’t be one point including FOUR books, but hey, sometimes you just got to, okay? This series was amazing from the first book and did nothing but make me fall further and further in love wit it as the series went on. PLEASE can everyone read this series, okay? Cool. Read my review of the first book in the series, The Raven Boys, here!

  3. A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

    I have been desperate to read this book, and this year was finally the time to read it, and it didn’t even slightly disappoint! The action, the characters, the world it’s set in. My heart just couldn’t take it all, and still can’t. It was amazing, and I want to relive it all over again. If I wasn’t still crying over it…oh my life.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card

Hi everyone!

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

This week is books I’d buy if I had a fully loaded gift card, and it was hard to pick just 10 (even though I did cheat and include series I’d buy…but shhhhh). Here we go:

1.Heartless by Marissa Meyer

This would be a preorder, but I’m currently reading the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer and I am IN LOVE with her writing. I need this book!

2.Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Another preorder but I’ve heard such amazing things about this book recently from people who have read ARC’s of it! I can’t wait for it to come out! I wish I could buy it now!

3.The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

I’ve already read this series numerous times but I would love to have the new beautiful covers with the stunning spines! Definitely would buy them straight away!

4.The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

Same with this series! It’s one of my favourite series but I want the new covers with the stunning spines like TMI! I think they’re amazing!

5.Deadline by Mira Grant

This is the second book in the Newsflesh Trilogy, and I need it! I read Feed the other month and it was so amazing! I need to read the next books!

6.The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

I’ve heard amazing things about this too (and it’s also gorgeous), and I really want to read it! However because it’s hardback it’s expensive so I need a gift card to buy it haha!

7.Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

This sounds so intriguing and I’m not sure why I haven’t bought it yet! It sounds amazing and lots of people have recommended it, so I definitely would buy it!

8.The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

I’ve had my eye on this for months now, and each time I go book shopping I always contemplate getting it but never do! It sounds so good, so I’d definitely make sure I got it if I had a gift card!

9.Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor

These books are said to be amazing and I’ve fallen completely in love with the hardback covers! They’re so brightly coloured and beautiful and I love them!

10.Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

I’ve been wanting this for a while now, so definitely would buy it on a gift card!

Hope you liked my Top Ten Tuesday! There are a ridiculous amount of books I want to buy so this is only a few haha!

Leave a comment with your TTT’s and what you thought of mine! I’d love to read yours!

Love,

Meggan x

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Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Facts About Me!

Hi everyone!

Sorry I’ve been away for so long! It’s been a hectic time recently, but I’m back with a Top Ten Tuesday!

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

So this week is 10 Facts About Me! I realise most people who read my blogs know nothing about me, so hopefully this clears some things up! I’ll try to choose interesting facts for you!

  1. I am 19 years old and I’m also engaged! I’ve known my fiance since we were both 5 years old, and we’ve been together for 3 years. He is the sweetest and I can’t wait to marry him in the future!
  2. I’m studying Journalism at university. I’m going into my second year soon and I hope to be either a news journalist or professional blogger.
  3. I have 3 tattoos – the Supernatural anti-possession symbol on my right forearm, a mockingjay from THG with ‘IF WE BURN, YOU BURN WITH US’ written on my left forearm, and a TARDIS tattoo with quotes on, on my left thigh! I have a lot more planned!
  4. I’m addicted to buying notebooks! Everyone who knows me knows that a notebook is probably the simplest thing to buy me – even though I never have anything to write in them haha.
  5. Belle is my favourite Disney Princess, and has been ever since I was little! Beauty and the Beast is my favourite princess film, but ever since I was little The Lion King has been my favourite overall Disney film!
  6. I love Fall Out Boy with all of my heart, I finally saw them live in October 2015 and it was one of the best nights of my life!
  7. I am OBSESSED with Hamilton. I listen to it on a daily basis and it’s probably 90% of what I sing around the house. I got the Hamilton book for my 3 year anniversary with my fiance and it’s like my prized posession. IT IS BEAUTIFUL AND I LOVE HAMILTON.
  8. I am also addicted to buying posters and fandom t-shirts! I have an entire cupboard full of fandom t-shirts, and my walls are covered in posters! I also have a corner of my room with rolled up posters that won’t fit on my wall, but still keep buying more!
  9. I love true crime and I love history, whether it’s reading about it or watching it! I spend a lot of time watching the crime channel and the history channel! I’m always buying crime and history books! Especially war related.
  10. I wear a ring on nearly every finger (I’m only missing my two index fingers and my two pinky’s), and each ring has it’s own meaning behind it. Most of them I was given on significant occasions by family, and obviously my engagement ring too (I love it with all my heart). I’ll probably have a ring for every finger soon!

I hope you enjoyed reading my ten facts about myself! I’m not the most exciting person in the world so I tried to write as many things as I could think of!

Leave a comment with a link to your TTT, I’d love to read all of your facts!

Love,

Meggan x

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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

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Reasons I Love Sarah J. Maas

Hi everyone!

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

These are 10 reasons why I love the author, Sarah J. Maas!

  1. She creates amazing characters within her books! Throughout the ToG and ACOTAR series’, I love all the characters she creates. If you’re meant to hate them she writes them in such a way you can’t help but hate them, if you’re meant to love them she writes it beautifully to love them!
  2. The worlds she creates within her books are beautiful. She truly paints pictures with words and you can’t help but imagine the beautiful settings she describes from Adarlan to Prythian. Her worlds are just flawless.
  3. She has the best writing style of any author I’ve read before! I’ve read a lot of books in my life, like A LOT. But never before have I become so invested in a story than with Sarah J. Maas books. I can never put them down when I read them, and they’re usually all I can think about whilst reading and after I finish them. Her books are written so beautifully, they really are a masterpiece.
  4. THE BOOK COVERS ON HER BOOKS ARE ABSOLUTLEY GORGEOUS!! If you haven’t seen the ToG covers or ACOTAR covers then look at the start of the post. They’re probably the most beautiful books I own, and I am SO HAPPY at the Empire of Storms cover. They’re just beautiful, front and back and I love them.
  5. She’s literally the loveliest person in the world. I’ve seen so many interviews and videos with her in and she’s so so lovely. I honestly think she’s one of the nicest people in the world.
  6. Her stories are so enticing and fresh compared to most YA. I was getting tired of YA until I read ToG and they were so new in ways I never expected that it brought me out of my YA slump and made me want to read them again. It’s rare I read a book I can’t put down, but every single one of her books I have to binge until I’m done because they’re that good.
  7. She doesn’t just focus on the main character of the story, but develops other characters too. Too many YA books only focus on the main character(s) of the story and forget about all the smaller characters that take part throughout the novels. Yet with Sarah’s books every character is important, and she takes time to go through their stories and develop their character too. She never forgets about any of the little characters and I love that.
  8. Character and story development in general is brilliantly paced. I’ve never once been bored with any of her books, they’re so fast paced that you’re always kept on your toes and wanting more. But they’re also never too rushed and underdeveloped, she has a perfect balance between both and it really shows in the books.
  9. BADASS FEMALE PROTAGONISTS! I love love love a good female protagonist!! Calaena and Feyre are just so cool and badass and characters that I definitely look up to, which I find important in books! They give me inspiration to be a better person, and I love how Sarah creates their image like that, but also shows their faults and that they’re not perfect.
  10. She’s so kind to all her fans and is just so talented it’s unreal. She always replies and retweets on social media, and you can just tell the love and support she has for all us fans! She’s just such a talented writer and a true inspiration for people everywhere.

There we go! That’s my Top Ten Tuesday! I really hope if you haven’t read any Sarah J. Maas books before, that you do soon because she really is one of the greatest authors I’ve read!

There’s a reason why she’s my favourite!

Leave a comment with your Top Ten Tuesday’s below! I’d love to read them!

What do you think of Sarah J. Maas?

Love,

Meggan x