lovin’ it; it’s all coming back.

Reading is back on the top of my list, the sun has been high in the sky and I have been sunning myself with a book, and life has been good. Don’t worry its not all books I have been loving.

1. The Bone Season series by Samantha Shannon

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I have just reread The Bone Season and read The Mime Order for the first time, and I am so in love with this series I can’t even put it into words. If you haven’t read this series and you like YA fantasy, pick it up, you really won’t regret it!

2. The sunshine

I know, I know what a generic thing to write, but I really believe that along with the brilliant writing of Samantha Shannon it has brought me out of my slump, and I’m finally enjoying reading again. So thank you sunshine!

3. Charity shop finds

I found this exact collection in a little shop for a grand total of £2.25, and I squealed I was that excited. I have often picked up little bargains here and there, but this really made me happy and has put me in a really good for the entirety of this week.


That’s it folks!

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favourite book [historical]

I’m going to cheat with this one, and so this one will be my favourite standalone historical novel, at this present moment. I love this genre, so I may be updating this one in the near future.

I still haven’t managed to finish this review for this book, but it is one of my favourites of 2015. I love the beautiful writing and the way that the book is structured, you follow the life of both Marie and Werner, during WWII. You get two different perspectives and it’s so well written and done that you can’t help but fall in love with the characters and the story.

favourite book [crime]

I admittedly don’t read a lot of this genre, I never seem to be in the mood, and I find that the majority of the time I guess who did it and it ruins the whole feel of the book for me.

I am cheating on this though, and using a trilogy. I couldn’t just choose one of the books because they’re all the same story and whatnot, so I think it should be allowed.

I have chosen for this genre the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson. I adored these books when I read, I physically had a problem putting them down, they were addictive.

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I won’t spoil the entire series, so I’ll just give you a super quick rundown of the first book. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo tells the story of a journalist who is given the task of tracking down what happened to a scion of a wealthy family, all with the help of a young tattooed girl.

I love how dark these books are and the fact that the characters are so interesting. It was really well written especially in the term that they were so unpredictable. I genuinely had no idea what was going to happen, and it kept me on my toes, I didn’t know what the answer was until it was told to me which made a huge difference and a nice change.

These books won’t be for everybody, seeing as they are exceptionally dark in places and there is definitely a sense of gore. If you don’t mind that and you haven’t already, pick up these books – you won’t regret it.

Favourite book. [Classics]

I was going to pick a favourite book of all time, but that was way too difficult, so I’m picking genres and choosing a favourite out of them. Maybe cheating but maybe not…


This was a toss up between Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and Anna Karenina. I narrowed it down because I absolutely hated the nosey parker Mr Lockwood, so that couldn’t be my favourite, very close but not there. Then there was Anna Karenina, which if you have been following this blog for a while then you will know how much I loved reading this book. So that’s my favourite, wrong again, there were parts of the book that dragged and I found hard to read.

So the answer is… Jane Eyre. 

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This story inspires me in many ways. We follow a young girl from being sent away from her adoptive family, through a boarding school, and becoming a governess and the house of Mr Rochester.

For a book that was written hundreds of years ago there is definitely a sense of girl power that is so relevant in this modern society. When things go badly for Jane and she is basically left with nothing, does she throw herself on a bed in a temper? No, she goes and gets a job and tries to support herself, and make a living of some kind.

She really is a wonderful character and the story is beautifully written. It probably be one of my favourites for a very long time, and I’m so glad I plucked up the courage to delve into it.