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YA books I want to read soon.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been out of the Young Adult book bubble for at least a couple of months now. I’m not saying I haven’t read any YA, because it’s what I automatically go to during a reading slump, however I’m really not up to date on as many books I’d like to be so today’s blog post is all about that: a list of the top YA books on my TBR.   Title: A Court of Mist and Fury Author: Sarah J. Maas Release Date: May 3rd 2016 I’m sure everybody and their mother has read this book by now; but if you’re like me and behind on the bandwagon you probably haven’t had a chance to yet. It’s not just the size of this one intimidating me (it is fucking big) but I have heard that is very… descriptive per se, and I want to make sure I am in the right mood to enjoy this one. I don’t want to read it because I have to, I want to read it when I want to! Title: The …

Books recently added to my TBR.

I’ve been relatively good at not adding too many books to my TBR lately. While my mental TBR is thousands upon thousands long, I make sure to only add books I am interested in for the immediate future to my Goodreads page or else I get completely overwhelmed. It’s much easier to tick everything off a list and accomplish something if you keep it manageable!  Keeping that in mind, these are a few of the books I have added to my Goodreads TBR lately. Be sure to go here to check it out! Title: Save Me the Waltz Author: Zelda Fitzgerald Release Date: 1932 A friend of mine recommended this one to me while I was reading Tender is the Night recently! I’ve always been hesitant to read Zelda Fitzgerald, considering how much I love her husbands work, but I finally gave in and have added this to my TBR. I’m trying to find the perfect time to read this one! Title: Revolution Author: Russell Brand Release Date: October 14th 2014 I’ve been on a bit of a memoir kick lately! I …

My favourite books set outside of the US.

This is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find out more info here! Like a lot of people I see online, I admit that a lot of the books I read are set in the United States. There is such a large number of publishers in and from the States that it’s almost impossible to try and read solely from other continents. Some people manage (participating in challenges like #ReadDiversely) but I really struggle to continually pick books set outside of North America. So today I’m going to talk about some of my favourite books outside of the US. Enjoy! Title: Burial Rites Author: Hannah Kent Release Date: September 10th 2013 Set in: Iceland. This is a beautiful debut novel by Hannah Kent about a woman named Agnes who is charged with the murder of her former master and is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Based on the true stories about the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829, Hannah Kent’s lyrical and moving writing was absolutely captivating and I …

What I’ve been reading.

I’ve decided that it’s definitely past due that I do a wrap-up! Lucky for you, I’ve forgotten at least 60% of what I’ve read over the past couple of months, so you’re only going to have to read about what I really enjoyed! Have fun! Title: Wishful Drinking Author: Carrie Fisher Release Date: May 1st 2009 This was one of the first books I bought when I was away in Victoria on holiday. I had this somewhat overwhelming desire to read some biographies, that only grew bigger once I went into the local Dymocks and found a lot of autobiographies that I was interested in, including Wishful Drinking! (go here to see what other biographies I bought) The day I read Carrie’s book (one sitting!) was a relatively tough day. I was just beginning my ‘sobriety journey’ or whatever the heck you’d like to call it and was in a pretty foul mood before picking it up. However this book was honestly such a pick-me-up that I couldn’t not help but feel uplifted. A memoir about drug abuse and manic depression shouldn’t be this funny, but Carrie Fisher does it so …

Book Haul.

Looking back on the first half of 2016 I am actually impressed with how many books I bought. I didn’t go overboard and buy a ridiculous amount (mostly) and every book I have bought I haven’t regretted (yet). So today I thought I would list of a few of the books I have recently added to my physical TBR – if you have read any of them please let me know down below! ▲   1. Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham 2. Wild by Cheryl Strayed 3. In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park 4. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel 5. A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab 6. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski 7. Prey by Michael Crichton 8. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater 9. My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier 10. Asking For It by Louise O’Neill 11. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson 12. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt 13. Black-eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin 14. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald 15. On The Road by Jack Kerouac 16. Daphnis and Chloe by Longus 16. Lot No. 249 by …

Currently Reading. [2]

As I’ve been gone from this blog for the past couple of months I thought I should give you a quick update on what I’m reading. I’ve been in-and-out of reading slumps since February but slowly and surely I’m emerging back into the book community and I’m loving it! If I’m not posting here, I can guarantee that I am updating my Goodreads page so you can always go here to check it out! Title: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Release Date: July 5th 2001 (this edition) Around the beginning of June I got an urge to read some classics. There was a girl in hospital with me who was an English Literature major and we bonded a lot over the books we were reading – and seeing her reading Penguin Classics every day really inspired me to pick this one up. I’m enjoying it a LOT so far, definitely more than I was expecting! Title: Tender is the Night Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Release Date: January 1934 Along the same lines as …

Ladies and gents,

I am back! I doubt many people have noticed (heck, I barely did) but I have been gone from this blog for quite a few months now. I don’t want to get into it too much, because I may write an entire post about it in the future, but amongst the other things that were happening in my life I have spent the past few months at a psychiatric hospital going through detox and getting some much needed rest and help. Since coming out I’ve definitely realised my priorities and my blog is one of them. Not because it’s incredibly popular or anything, but I love it. Discussing books definitely brings me happiness – and I need that right now! So in other words, I am back. I will be writing posts again. So stay tuned! xo