10 Books I’ve just Added to my TBR

I’m sitting on a train currently freezing as I type this. The January snow has definitely arrived. What’s more I have a crazy busy week of after work dinners, training, friends, and a random trip to Bristol coming up this week- can you tell the first pay day since we all went broke on Christmas has just occurred?

But there’s one more thing January is: the month of tbr growth. Bloggers make lists of upcoming releases or the best books of 2018, readathons are planned and, finally, I look at my the pile of books I meant to read last year and weep. Basically my tbr is currently toppling over. But I’ve easily got a new ten novels just added to it.

Just a TBR note: I don’t have a physical one really, not when the library want each book returned within three weeks. I just go in there and request books so that’s what I consider to be a tbr really.

1. Enchantee

Coming out soon, I am so buzzed for this Parisian setting, fantasy novel. And I have heard nothing but great things of the proofs so far (also did anyone see those covers posted on Twitter yesterday?!) 😍

2. Daughter of Smoke and Bone

I was reading a glowing review of this yesterday and that has really spurred me into action. This book sounds amazing and doesn’t deserve the layer of dust it has no doubt accumulated sitting on my shelf since YALC.

3. The Cruel Prince

The hype for it’s sequel is currently doing the rounds on Twitter and I’ve been assured it’s not too romance heavy so it may be sneaking its way to the top of my very lengthy tbr.

4. Six of Crows

Because King of Scars is coming out and I don’t like feeling left out.

5. Finale

Can I add a book that isn’t yet out to my tbr? Who knows. But having just finished Legendary we can safely assume this book will be consumed immediately when it is released.

6. A Conjuring of Light

You know how you sort of have tiers in a tbr? Where the inner tier are books you’ll read this month and the outer ones are ‘eh I’ll get to it soon’ sort of thing? Just me? Oh well. Suffice to say after the glorious read that was A Gathering of Shadows this novel has progressed to a new ‘must read now’ tier.

7. We Hunt the Flames

I’ve seen this lad on Twitter quite a bit lately and am still in two minds of whether I’ll read it (because you can’t always trust hype). It’s teetering on the edge of my tbr for this year.

8. The Surface Breaks

My friend has offered to lend me a copy if she likes it so I am even more excited to get this Little Mermaid retelling into my hands.

9. The Infernal Devices

One of my friends is desperate to fangirl (guy? He’s a guy but I feel ‘fangirl’ is just a general term?) with me on this series and I have promised to pick up a Cassandra Clare again. Hopefully it’ll be good, I last read them when I was quite young…

10. On the Come Up

Another book that hasn’t yet been released! I’m not doing great here. Anyway having just seen the proofs on Twitter and with the excitement of her UK tour announcement (which I’m still not sure if I’ll attend, £15 is a lot when you don’t get the book!), I’m very excited for this novel! The Hate U Give was brilliant!!

Let’s Compare Notes

So there you have it! My recent tbr additions. What are you have just added to your tbr? Do you have a physical collection? Would love to hear from you in the comments!

Best Books I Read in 2018

Can you believe it’s 2019?! 2018 was such a rollercoaster for me, with striking university lectures, stressful dissertations, panicking about jobs, the roller coaster that was the world cup, house hunting, living in a building site for three months and finally being where I am now. It’s mad to think back on it all and it feels sort of unreal, so much has happened.

But if one things stayed pretty stable it’s my love for books. So here’s a Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader, listing my top ten reads of 2018.

1. Children of Blood and Bone

Easily in the top ten and possibly first place, I adored this novel and can’t wait for the second one to come out in 2019. This novel was so big it defined my start of summer reading. I read it in an Air B and B in Brussels, between goals while watching the world cup, on the hot and stuffy replacement bus to YALC and while doing my summer job, waiting for kids at airport terminals.

2. To Kill a Kingdom

If you read my review you’ll know I loved this novel. It was fantastic, enchanting, funny, well written with a plot that will always keep you on the edge of your seat!

3. All Quiet on the Western Front


This emotional rollercoaster of a book saw me through several long train rides into work. It showed me a perspective on the First World War that I’d never read or understood before.

4. Traitor to the Throne


How can this author make politics this entertaining to read?! This novel drew me into reading when I was drowning in dissertation stress and wading through job applications. A great read but a less fun memory.

5. Caravel


Beautiful descriptions, intriguing characters and an intricate plot made this novel amazing. It’s also the novel I decided to take up to Manchester with me on my first visit so I distinctly remember it for that.

6. Ace of Spades


The first novel I read since starting my first full time, permanent, real life not ending and is now my life job on that long train ride up for my first day. I remember feeling just as lost as Ennie stepping into New Reynes on my first day at the office.

7. The Exact Opposite of Okay

This funny yet important read was short and light hearted, perfect for the stress of my dissertation and exams. While panicking about striking lectures, impending deadlines and postponed courseworks all appearing at once I could at least comfort myself with Izzy’s humour and staple love of milkshakes.

8. Flawed


I read this dystopian on many a replacement bus, since I read it on the week the trains stopped running, and it will do nothing but remind me of large busses turning in small country villages.

9. The Bone Season


It was during the cold March snow that I read this action packed gem. I followed Paige through the dingy halls of Oxford colleges while I was freezing in my cold student house and wishing my stingy housemates would put the heating on. Luckily the university library always had my back.

10. Hero at the Fall

Because I adored the conclusion to the novels that ensured my love of reading during university. It may not have been perfect but it was good enough.

Let’s Compare Notes

So there you have it! Ten reads I loved in 2018. I can’t wait to see what magical books 2019 will present me with. Any 2019 releases you’re excited for? Or books you’re planning on reading? What was your favourite read of 2018? Feel free to drop an opinion or link to your post in the comments section!

The Fall (Autumn) Book Tag

What’s this, three posts, one week? Crazy! Well I thought since my Avebury stones one wasn’t technically book related you’d all forgive me 😁 I can’t wait for this weekend, two of my friends from university are coming over and it’s been agessss since we last saw them! Looking forward to Friday night even more than usual, we can have some catch up games of Catan.

But on with the actual post! Not sure if it’s still technically autumn or not anymore but it definitely seems like there’s time for a tag. Which I’m very grateful to Brunching Bookworms for tagging me in! Also, if you do check out their blog be sure to bring a snack, they have lots of food over there!


The Hate U Give. It adds something new to the genre, provides a much needed perspective and is so important and powerful, very few novels compare to it.


Children of Blood and Bone. That ending. It left way more questions than it answered, such a cliff hanger, can the next one come out now please?


I’ve been trying to write a post on books with happy endings for another blogger and I’m beginning to think I don’t often read happy. I’d go with a novel called Kezzie’s War. The whole novel is really sad but, despite it all, it ends very happily. Let me just go sob quietly somewhere as I recall that ending.


This one was easy: A Darker Shade of Magic. All that red on the cover and spine, and an entire London based on the colour. Yep, definitely counts.

Speaking of bright colours here’s an autumnal looking canal shot my boyfriend took last week:


This is probably every book I read because YA fantasy. I recently read Throne of Glass and that was chopped full of action, so I’ll pick that.


My most anticipated read on my TBR for the fall was easily Hero at the Fall (and yes, it totally lived up to my hopes). I was very excited to read that novel.

My Tags

🍁Cafe Book Bean

🍁 The Green Tea Librarian

🍁 Rissi

And anyone else feel free to drop a comment on my answers or try it out yourself! Would love to hear what your answers are 😁

Books I’m Thankful I Read

Hello all! Hope Monday was ok, I had a horrendous stomach ache at work but coded with a friend all afternoon which was both productive and fun. Swings and roundabouts I suppose!

But enough talk of dreary old Monday, it’s Tuesday and that means Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s topic is a thankful freebie and I’ve decided to list books that I’m thankful for.

1. Percy Jackson

This book is easily top of the list. This series got me into reading really. I wanted to be cool at school by claiming I liked reading, since my friend really did, and she kept begging me to read this series. I felt I really had to or she’d see through my rouse. The series definitely got me gripped and later helped me meet one of my best friends. Our friendship is founded on fangirling, and Rick Riordan’s books were definitely instrumental in that.

2. To Kill a Mockingbird

I’m grateful my English class was assigned to read this novel over summer because I never would have picked it up otherwise. I really enjoyed the novel and loved Scout as a character, she felt similar to me when I was a kid. This novel is also really powerful and important and I’m so glad I was made to read it.

3. Smith by Leon Garfield

This was the first book I attempted to read in my quest to become a reader. It was assigned to me by my English teacher and, although I never finished it, I think it did get me started on the slippery slope of books.

4. Harry Potter

I can’t not include it because I read this series when I’d just started reading and, although I’m not grateful for all the days it made me late for school, it meant a lot to me. Also the midnight book releases (I’ve been to two for Harry Potter now), merchandise and film franchise introduced me to the world of fangirling.

5. Rebel of the Sands

I’ve spoken about this series so much on the blog over the last few years because I honestly think it’s why I’m still a reader. At the end of first year in university I read very little, and I mean very little: I think I read two books the whole year. I even told my friend I didn’t really read books anymore, but she still recommended me this one. On the off chance I might actually like books again I gave it a bash, and it definitely had me hooked.

6. Skulduggery Pleasant

Fun fact, the first year my friend and I went to YALC it was just to see Derek Landy. We’d been wanting to see him for ages and my friend found out he was doing a signing in London so we brought some tickets and headed over. Little did we know we were about to be in the glorious YALC and would be returning year on year, even though Derek stopped attending.

7. Animal Farm

I’ve added this book to the list because it’s one of many I remember discussing with my boyfriend before we got together. We’re both big book worms and both stood giddy in front of the viaduct the Hogwarts express crosses every Harry Potter when we went to Scotland. So, yeah obviously I’m pretty thankful for books like these.

8. The Maze Runner

This series is an odd one to include but I sort of owe it a lot. My bookish friend and I had wanted to go see the film and I’d invited my seemingly random friend along, who hadn’t read the book nor did she know the friend I was going with. It was the best decision ever because the three of us are inseparable when we’re together now and hang out together loads.

9. The Mortal Instruments series

GCSE year was when a lot of my hobbies got forgotten. My first proper exams so I was knuckling down and reading was at risk of getting the chop if it weren’t for Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series. I raced through each book, waiting months for the next one. I might have been in a very permanent slump were it not for Clary and the gang.

10. A Darker Shade of Magic

I read this book in second year at university during my January exams and I’m thankful that it provided me with a little touch of magic in a tricky time and kept me interested in reading when I could have easily given up.

Let’s Compare Notes

What books got you into reading? Were you a born reader? What books are grateful for? Would love to hear your opinion or check out your top Ten Tuesday post so feel free to drop either in the comments section!

Review: Caravel by Stefanie …

With the recent release of Legendary, the sequel, I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon and polish of Caravel- a novel that screams the enchantment of The Night Circus but is stuffed with more action, adventure and even more plot twists.

This circus-esque novel follows two sisters in their attempts to flee from their abusive father by entering a dangerous yet enchanting game- Caravel, a travelling circus where the main attraction is watching half the audience attempt to solve clues to win a prize. This years prize: a wish.

He’d heard every person gets one impossible wish—just one—if the person wants something more than anything, and they can find a bit of magic to help them along.

But when older sister Scarlett enters this mystical game, in the hope of winning the wish and escaping her abusive father, she soon finds the price for playing is higher than she realises and the game more deceptive than she thought.

Caravel is a light and easy to read YA fantasy that hooked me in from page one. With rumours and half truths flying left right and centre, all covered by the dazzle of Caravel, the book is well paced, intriguing and well written. I particularly enjoyed following our guarded main character, Scarlett, as she attempts to make sense of the game that has swallowed her plans and sent her future spiralling out of her grasp.

Every person has the power to change their fate if they are brave enough to fight for what they desire more than anything”

The descriptions in Caravel are sparse and delicate, one of my few critisms I have of this novel. Each chapter is dotted with intricate detail, as I’d expected, from describing the buttons and bows that adorn Scarlett’s dresses to the strong perfumes of a potion stand. The writer included a lot of finer details to embellish the plotline.

But I was struggling to picture Caravel in all it’s glory. For a girl who has dreamed of visiting the game all her life, Scarlett does very little adventuring of her own. The reader doesn’t get elaborate descriptions of the circus or how others are playing, Scarlett only tries foods when she must and only explores what is required by the plot. The book felt a little short, it could have easily been bulked out with a few more descriptions of the glamouress Caravel and the unimaginable sights that were too often mentioned but not shown without detracting too much from the plot.

However, this is a minor detail. And although the lack of description of Caravel itself annoyed me a bit it does keep the plot quick and fast paced- a feat I know many readers would enjoy. It is gripping and what descriptions there are are certainly not lacking.

Every touch created colors she had never seen. Colors as soft as velvet and as sharp as sparks that turned into stars.

Caravel’s plot is as straight forward as the game the novel is named for. As Scarlett second guesses each and every half truth she is told so does the reader, and the confusing mixture of clues our protagonist receives are somewhat difficult to follow and even harder to spot. But with the insistence that Caravel is “only a game” and Scarlett’s tentative nature of second guessing each action or motive the twists and turns embellish a story that is clearly better explained than guessed.

“It’s better this way, sister. There’s more to life than staying safe…”

The sisterly bond between Tella and Scarlett was refreshing in YA. More often do characters act out of romantic love or spite in this genre and it was nice that this novel touched on a new motive. Although we do see Scarlett’s motherly nature towards Tella, a relationship similar to that of Katniss’s and Prim’s, we also see that they are friends and catch glimpses of their childhood where they played games and heard stories together. This adds a soft edge to Scarlett’s otherwise seemingly reserved and nervous character.

I would recommend Caravel to anyone looking for a short, fun read. It’s quick, enchanting, and like the circus, it’s over too quickly.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ /5

Let’s Compare Notes

Have you read Caravel? Do you agree with me? Have you ever read The Night Circus, or anything similar? Would love to hear from you in the comments section!

Would you Rather…? The Spooky Edition Tag

Thank you Norrie for tagging me in this spooky Halloween would you rather tag!

🎃 Thrillers or Supernatural(s)?

I think magic and all that counts as supernatural and since fantasy is sort of my jam then this one is easy.

🎃 Ghosts or Zombies?

Ghosts! I’ve read so many cool ghosts and they’re always happy and friendly. Who wouldn’t want to meet Casper?! 👻

🎃 Vampires or Werewolves?

I would have to go Werewolves because Lupin was pretty cool. But I’m not a massive fan of either.

🎃 Witches or Monsters

This wasn’t originally monsters but they needed a shout out. Best villains ever.

🎃 Would you rather read a book with 13 chapters or a book with a black cat on the cover?

If the one with the cat on the front a Warriors then I’d read that… Otherwise don’t judge a book by it’s cover 😉 or its… chapter numbers… 🤨

🎃 Would you rather read a spooky book in the dark with only a candle for light or by yourself in a locked brightly lit room?

I know this really isn’t in the spirit of the tag but can we cut the spooky? How about a nice murder mystery or happy rebellion. I’m so down for a tyrannical government and some plucky teenage heroin.

🎃 Would you rather face your worst fears or be trapped in the mind of a killer?

Ok so we CLEARLY couldn’t cut the spooky. Ummmm I’d go worse fear since I’m pretty sure it’s something silly like a train delay before an exam. What can I say, I live a pretty bland life?

Or it might be velociraptor since I had a scary dream about them prowling around the tube. I made the mistake of telling my work friends and THEY KEEP SENDING ME VELOCIRAPTOR GIFS!! My boyfriend also keeps making velociraptor noises at me, it’s possible people aren’t taking this very real fear seriously.

🎃 Would you rather watch a scary movie or read a scary book?

Scary movie. It’s over quicker and I can hide behind my friends when things get scary. Although, they might get scared too so possibly we’re all going behind the sofa.

🎃 Would you rather read spooky books during the fall time or all year?

Um never. Again, can we get back to magic kingdoms, super powers and sinister regimes?!

🎃 Would you rather read 10 spooky books in October or 10 spooky books all year?

I can possibly achieve one scary book a year if I have enough hot chocolate, snacks and chick flicks to watch after. Ten is a stretch, regardless of the month.

My Tags!




And anyone who feels like doing it! Feel free to comment on my answers or give your own in the comments section! Be great to hear from you 😄

10 Favourite Villains

Principle to every good story is the villain. If you don’t have a good villain you can’t really have a good hero. So here’s ten terrifying villains for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday.

1. The Reflection from Skulduggery Pleasant

She wasn’t the most terrifying villain in this story but I really enjoyed her character arc and how quiet she kept her rebellion. Also she was pretty freaky with that sceptre.

2. King from The Hate U Give

It was pretty terrifying how nobody in Starr’s neighborhood could say anything against King without fearing for their lives.

3. Judge Craven from Flawed

I recently finished this novel and wow was Judge Craven a great villain. He was had so much power over Celestines life but at the same time was struggling to retain it, making sloppy mistakes as he made people disappear. Cunning and desperate make a good villain combo.

4. President Snow from The Hunger Games

Was anyone else just a little freaked out by a man who would poison himself just to remove his enemies?

5. Holland from A Darker Shade of Magic

He’s cold, begrudging, plays the unexpected and apparently I will grow to love him in the rest of the series, if Twitter is to be trusted. How can I make a list of villains and not include one of VE Schwabs?

6. The Sultan from Rebel of the Sands

The Sultan is cruel, calculating and totally heartless. Having come to power by slaughtering his own family there’s not much this man won’t do to remain on the throne.

7. Duke Perrington from Throne of Glass

Another recent read, I found this man to be terrifying. He was willing to manipulate anyone around him, and use any circumstance he could for evil. He would stop at nothing to accomplish his wicked schemes and nobody suspected him to be anything but a friend.

8. Sedric Torren from Ace of Shades

Wealthy, cunning and power hungry: a combination that made this villain stop at nothing to secure his aims.

9. Legend from Caravel

Without giving away spoilers it’s hard to tell you about this character, but I can tell you he’s complicated. The second guessing and not knowing made this formidable figure pretty villainous.

10. Voldemort from Harry Potter

I don’t think I can skip the character who every little kid reading Harry Potter was just a little bit afraid of. He’s ruthless, relentless and has no sense of smell, and he was dead scary in those dreams Harry had.

Lets Compare Notes

Which of these villains sounds worse? Have I missed off any important ones or do you have a list yourself? I’d be happy to hear your thoughts in the comments section!

10 Brilliant Bookshops

Don’t worry, this post is not some bookish rehash of that Christmas song about giving your true love turtle doves and other random things they wouldn’t want in copious numbers. No, it’s way better than that.

It’s a Top Ten Tuesday all about libraries and Bookshops I’d love to visit, which wasn’t too hard for me since I spend half my life trawling through Instagram admiring pretty book hubs.

1. Shakespeare and Company in Paris

Tucked into to the corner of Paris this homely bookshop is the oldest in Paris and still as quant and beautiful as when it was first built.

2. Aqua Alta in Venice

This library in Venice looks amazing. Complete with Gondola, there’s books stacked in every corner and towering up the walls, a dusty, cramped paradise for any book lover.

3. Starfield Library in South Korea

With floor to ceiling length shelves curving round the library, spotlit and organised, what’s not to love about this South Korean masterpiece.

4. Library@Orchard in Singapore

This library depicts a more modern theme with its white, neat shelves, curving round each other in elegant patterns over in Singapore. And yes, I’ve clearly watched too many home design shows.

5. Admont Abbey Library in Austria

Once a monastery, this beautiful building has been stacked high with books tucked between majestic columns, gold detail and all perched under its beautifully painted ceiling.

6. Carousel of Light in Bucharest

Pristine white columns, hard oak floors, a second story weaving it’s way round it’s hollowed out centre- a breathtaking book store in Bucharest that I’d love to visit.

7. Tropisms in Brussels

Having recently visited Brussels I can attest that the city is full of delicate charm and intricate design, so it’s no surprise that this palace like library found its home there.

8. Ler Devager in Portugal

Stacked high with books and sporting that upper floor balcony I’m really starting to appreciate in books shops, this well snapped shop is a real masterpiece.

9. The British Library in London

Just opposite Kings Cross this library must stock one of every book ever traditionally published in the UK. It’s massive, beautifully domed and majestically built in the heart of London. And a firm favourite with my book obsessed historian of a boyfriend.

10. Hachards in London

We’re getting a little less exotic now but I felt should mention this one. Having been in Piccadilly for two centuries this bookshop boasts being the oldest bookshop in the world. It’s bay windows and Square front have stood the test of time, showing just how popular reading is.

Lets Compare Notes

Have you been to any of these shops? Have I missed any key or magestic masterpieces that house books? Care to share your ttt list? Would love to hear from you in the comments!

10 Authors I’d Love to Meet

Seeing authors is one of the privilege of being a YA bookworm. It’s so fun when they go on tour and you can gush in signing lines, clutching your treasured books, trying not to curl the pages before they sign it. It’s always so fun. But it’s never easy meeting all your favourites, I’m lucky to live in England where quite a few visit but not all authors tour here and it’s not always possible to meet them when they come. So here’s a lit of ten authors I’d love to meet.

1. Rick Riordan

Top of the list and has been for years, as a man’s who’s books made my childhood I’d love to meet him. It’s a big dream of mine and if I ever go to the States I’d definitely go see him. (Which I know is a ridiculous thing to say give how big the States is but still!)

2. Tomi Adeyomi

I was one of the unlucky few who didn’t manage to meet Tomi at YALC 😥 Children of Blood and Bone was such a great read!!

3. Cassandra Clare

I want to see if Cassandra Clare is as funny in person as she was on the page. Her characters are always really fun to meet, I can only hope she is as well!

4. Derek Landy

I’ve met and embarrassed myself in front of him loads of times, but I would never say no to meeting Derek again! I once asked him to say “Doors are for people with no imagination” in an Irish accent like Skulduggery’s and feel I need to meet him again and redeem myself…

5. JK Rowling

I know I have like no chance since she probably will never tour again but it would be very cool to see the author of a book series that meant so much to me when I was a kid.

Also here is a picture of YALC from August! Might have missed Tomi but I did see a lot of very cool authors!!

6. Sarah J Maas

I’ve only recently picked up her books but am super jealous of my friend who’s met her already. It would be very cool to meet the maker of Ardlan’s Assassin!

7. Stephanie Garber

Caravel was just, wow, and I’d love to meet the author. I really like her writing and am very intrigued by how she managed to create such a unqiue world.

8. Erin Hunter (s?)

I read the books Warrior Cats as a kid and devoured them. They were a staple and kept my interest in reading alive. I would like to meet the authors (I think they’re 4??) if for nothing else just to say thanks.

9. Angie Thomas

Not only is The Hate U Give an amazing read but makes such an important point. I’d love to meet the author.

10. Catherine Webb

Last but not least, Catherine Webb wrote one of my favourite books (which no one has ever heard of) and I’d love to meet her. Although I might need to get a new copy of her book for signing if I ever meet her since I read mine to the point that the pages fell out…

Let’s compare Notes

So there you have it! Ten authors I’d love to meet. Who would you want to meet? Who have you met? If you did this TTT then feel free to drop your link off!

10 Books by Authors I Love

I am very guilty of buying books by Authors I love. It doesn’t always work *cough*The Casual Vacancy*cough* and you do have to check out the blurb before diving in, but here’s a list of ten books I can’t wait to read by tried and tested authors!

Also please ignore the weird bold thing my phone was doing, it’s a little slow in the morning.

1. Magnus Chase by Rick Riordan

After the second Trials of Apollo I’m sort of going off Rick Riordans books a little bit, I know tragic. But I did enjoy the first Magnus Chase so I might say goodbye to a world I’ve loved for years with this series.

2. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

I don’t know what’s got me wanting to read another series by Cassandra Clare all of a sudden, possibly all the Shadowhunters drama on Twitter recently, but I’m thinking of giving her London series a go. See if it’s as funny as The Mortal Instruments was. Also my phone just corrected that to the mortal insurance and I find that too amusing.

3. Midnight by Derek Landy

Demon Road looked scary and the end Skulduggery was a little stomach churning so it is with great trepidation that I accept the challenge of reading Skulduggerys latest adventure.

4. Children of Blood and Bone 2 by Tomi Adeyemi

As far as I know (but feel free to correct me) it has no name, no release date but is definitely a thing. A thing I really want to read.

5. Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton

Because the more I mention that I will read this the more chance I have of actually picking it up? Maybe? Yep that totally makes sense.

6. Legendary by Stefanie Gaber

I just finished Caravel and my days it was amazzzzing. Can’t wait to read the sequel, which is already out!

7. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

I really loved The Hate U Give and can’t wait to see what she writes next!

8. Priory of an Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

Might be because the cover is so pretty and has a DRAGON on it (I very much like dragons) that’s making me want to read this novel. However it is a brick so let’s not take this one too seriously…

9. Vicious by VE Schwab

I’ve been really enjoying her Shades of Magic series and since everyone keeps talking about it on Twitter I really want to give it a read.

10. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

I loved The Kite Runner and And The Mountains Echoed so feel like I’d enjoy another of his books. They’re so powerful, emotive and well written, definitely need tissues if I’m going to attempt this one…

Lets Compare Notes

Would love to hear your opinion on my list! Have you ever read any of these gems? Have any suggestions? Who’s your favourite author? Did you do this ttt? Feel free to drop a link or a comment!