Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons why I love books

This week I’ve decided to take part in ‘Top Ten Tuesday’ again hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is ‘reasons why I love’, and the included suggestions include favourite book title, genre or book. However, I couldn’t think of enough reasons to write a post on any of these topics, and I certainly can’t name a favourite book – there are too many! So I’m making this a very broad topic and decided to talk about why I love reading and books. Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons why I love books

Top Ten Tuesday: All The Books I Have DNF’d and Wished I Had DNF’d

This week I’ve decided to take part in ‘Top Ten Tuesday’ again hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is ‘the last ten books I have abandoned’. Seeing as how I just posted a spring cleaning unhaul I figured that may be a little boring to read for anyone that follows this blog, so today I’m going to talk about the books I’ve DNF’d and all the ones I wish I had. Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: All The Books I Have DNF’d and Wished I Had DNF’d

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The book follows the story of a suburban family living in Shaver Height. Mrs Richardson has always followed the rules of the neighbourhood and has raised her children this way, but when she rents out an apartment in one of their homes to Mia and Pearl Warren their whole family changes forever. Mia is an artist and the Richardson family feel inexplicably drawn to her and her daughter, they’re so different from the Richardsons with lack of regards for rules in suburban life. When a custody battle erupts into public life in the community the relationships built between the two families begin to change and puts Mia and Mrs Richardson on two opposing sides, leading Mrs Richardson down a path that will change her family forever. Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Buzzfeed Recommends Part Five: Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

The book follows Jane McKeene, a young girl who is being trained to fight the undead at one of country’s many combat schools for children of colour. She is training to become an Attendant, a fighter who is paid to protect high class women from not only the undead but other dangers in society, and is the best opportunity available to a girl like her. But Jane doesn’t want that, all she wants is to complete her training at Miss Preston’s before returning home and protecting her family from the undead. But when the families near the school start to go missing, and take her ex, Jackson’s, little sister with them she and her friends are pulled into a conspiracy that spans the country and leaves her fighting for survival against monsters, those dead and alive. Continue reading Buzzfeed Recommends Part Five: Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Top Ten Tuesday: My Dream Party Built Out of Things From Books

This week I’ve decided to take part in ‘Top Ten Tuesday’ again hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is ‘things I’d have at my bookish themed party’. I’ve put a slight spin on this and decided to describe a dream party I would throw full of things from books, so my topic is ‘my dream part built out of books’ Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: My Dream Party Built Out of Things From Books