All posts tagged: weekly meme

Books I can’t believe I’ve never read.

This is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find out more info here! This week for Top Ten Tuesday we had to REWIND and chose a topic from the past list that we hadn’t completed before. Now there are a lot of books that remain unread on both my physical and mental TBR, but there are definitely some stand outs, so those are the ones I’m going to share with you today! (This topic was originally done August 24th 2010!) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Now, now, I know what you’re thinking. “But Amy, how have you not read Pride and Prejudice before! It’s a classic! You must read it!” Well to that I say… oops? Trust me, I have tried and tried again to get through this book. I probably picked it up for the first time when I was 11 and have continued to try ever since, however since reading Emma by Jane Austen last year for University I feel as though I am much more likely to read this one now. …

Books I would buy immediately if I could. (aka. my book wish-list)

This is based off a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find out more info here! This weeks topic made me both simultaneously excited and sad. Excited, because I got to list down a bunch of books I would buy straight away if I could! Sad, because I cannot. But I thought I’d clue you in on what I’m eyeing off anyway! (Heads up, a few of these have definitely been mentioned before) How to be Both by Ali Smith Ali Smith’s How to be Both has been called many things:”innovative, original, unforgettable, scrupulously playful,” just to name a few. And along with recently reading another one of her books Girl Meets Boy, this has been sitting at the top of my mental wish list for a few weeks now. I’m itching to get my hands on it and see what I think. On Goodreads it says, “it’s a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There’s a Renaissance artist of the 1460s. There’s the child of a child of the 1960s. …

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 …

Top Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About In A While

This is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find out more info here! I really, really loved this topic when I first read it! There are so many books that I read (and I’m sure you do too) that don’t get talked about enough on my blog or with my friends and I wasn’t going to miss out on the opportunity to talk about them! So without further ado, these are the top ten books I really love but I feel like I haven’t talked about in a while! Eragon by Christopher Paolini This was the first fantasy series I read when I was younger and it made me fall head-over-heels in love with the genre. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare This was one of the first ‘big’ series I read when I discovered the online book community. While I also read The Mortal Instruments series, this one definitely stuck in my mind more. I love the time period and something about them was a lot more exciting. The Time Traveler’s Wife …

Top Books I Enjoyed That Weren’t My Typical Type of Book

This is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find out more info here! Now, as much as I love this topic, I have to admit that in the past couple of years I haven’t ventured outside of my ‘comfort zone’. I have read new things, but most of them (*cough* comics) have instantly become favourites and I couldn’t bare include them in this category. So Unfortunately this week I come to you with a Top 4. Oh well, I tried! Me Before You by Jojo Moyes This book is what I would class as adult contemporary, but oh god was it more than that. Everything about this book intrigued me, even if I don’t usually read anything close to this genre, and the book absolutely blew me out of the water. It’s about a young man Will who is involved in a car accident and becomes quadriplegic and a young girl called Lou who becomes his care assistant. It’s so deeply beautiful and heart-wrenching that I can’t help but recommend it to everyone. …

Top Ten Books to Make Your Date This Valentines Day

This is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find out more info here! This week is Valentine’s Day week for Top Ten Tuesday! I’ll admit that I am completely indifferent to Valentine’s Day. I just don’t care about it at all. A lot of this probably comes from the fact that I was born and raised in Australia and was never exactly exposed to Valentine’s Day as an actual holiday. For me, it was always just something that was featured on American movies. But now that I’m growing up a bit and more people keep mentioning it as an thing that people actually celebrate (what?) I kind of have to live with its existence. So I let it be. Like I said, indifferent. So after that little rant, here are my Top Ten Books I think you should make your date this Valentine’s Day. Stay in with a cup of tea and a warm blanket, you’ll probably have more fun reading these than having a last minute date with some guy (or girl) …

2015 Releases I Missed (but Still Want to Read!)

If you haven’t been around long, you probably won’t know that I took a bit of a blogging ‘hiatus’ towards the end of last year. It wasn’t an official hiatus or anything of the sorts, but with my work schedule getting hectic and going on holidays, I found that my blog was nearing the bottom of my priority list. Unfortunately it’s always the case that you miss good things when you are away. And this time, the good thing I missed was a bunch of Top Ten Tuesday topics. If you’re unaware, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish (check it out here!). Because I missed out on a few good topics, I thought I would post a few scattered posts over the weeks where I can put my own spin on what I missed out on. Here we go! Winter by Marissa Meyer Winter is the final instalment in one of my all time favourite YA series The Lunar Chronicles and I honestly cannot believe that I haven’t picked it up yet! I …