MISC: Top Ten Tuesday- 23rd May 2017

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is summer-themed, which seems appropriate considering how warm its been recently (cue thunderstorms and torrential rain, I know you Britain), but I’m not co-ordinated enough to read summery books in the summer. My reading trends are haphazard at best. I’m more of an ‘oh look, a book’ kind of reader which means I’ll pick up absolutely anything regardless of the season (unless its Christmas, I feel weird reading Christmas-themed books at other times of the year). Last year I took an eclectic mix of books across the ocean with me when I travelled to Crete, and although I’m not off anywhere sunny this year, I thought I’d pick the 10 reads I would take if I was.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a different topic that one of their bloggers answers, and they invite others to join in either by posting their answers as a comment or by creating their own blog post. Continue reading “MISC: Top Ten Tuesday- 23rd May 2017”

REVIEWS: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton, The Help by Kathryn Stockett and The Last Girlfriend on Earth by Simon Rich (Summer Reads Pt. 2)

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The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

“A lifetime isn’t enough to know how a person will behave.” 

 The Miniaturist is one of many books that has fallen victim to my ever growing to be read pile. I bought it a year ago after my tutor recommended it along with some of 2015s other most successful novels. I’m not sure why it’s taken me this long to get around to it. I think for me, half the excitement is in getting a new book and then once I’ve got it I’m off to compulsively buy more. I’ve also turned into a library fiend of late. So I buy books and then leave them to fester, which doesn’t seem like the most sensible idea now that I think of it. Anyway, my summer holiday was a chance to shrink down the pile and The Miniaturist was top of the list. Continue reading “REVIEWS: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton, The Help by Kathryn Stockett and The Last Girlfriend on Earth by Simon Rich (Summer Reads Pt. 2)”

REVIEW: The Hours by Michael Cunningham and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Summer Reads pt.1)

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The summer holidays are almost over, and I’m back from warmer climes. Santorini and Crete were heavenly, and although I don’t have the tan to prove it, they were both very warm. As always, I wasn’t half as organised as I thought I was. On route to the airport I realised I hadn’t packed Jacob’s Folly by Rebecca Miller. Luckily, I had brought along the #GGBookClub’s July/August read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, so there wasn’t (much) danger of me running out of material while I was away. Here are my thoughts on my Summer Reads: Continue reading “REVIEW: The Hours by Michael Cunningham and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Summer Reads pt.1)”

READING LISTS: Summer Reads

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Summer has been threatening to arrive for a while now. The sun has made a few fleeting appearances in between the rain and the clouds. But August is just around the corner and as I’m soon to be jetting off I thought I’d share the books I’ve chosen to take along with me.

  1. The Hours by Michael Cunningham
  2. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
  3. The Last Girlfriend on Earth and other love stories by Simon Rich
  4. Jacob’s Folly by Rebecca Miller
  5. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

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