Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Want to Read by the End of 2016

Hello fellow bookish people!

As some of the more perceptive among you may have noticed, today is Wednesday! Which means it’s time for another Top 5 Wednesday! Woo!


T5W is a weekly book meme and it’s Goodreads group exists here for anyone who wants to know more/take part!

This week’s topic is…

August 24th: Books You Want to Read Before the End of the Year
–Another self-explanatory one!


1.Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo


2.A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab


3.Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta


4.Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas


5.Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell



What about you guys? What do you plan on reading before this year is over?



Top 10 Tuesday: TBR Books That Time Forgot…

Once again, it’s Top Ten Tuesday time!

This week’s topic is…

Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf (Or TBR) From Before You Started Blogging That You STILL Haven’t Read Yet


Top Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, which I shall link here! Just in case you want to know more!


The Old Hats of my TBR Pile:

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell


The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson


Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo


The Year of the Flood and MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood


To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta


A Gathering of Shadows by V E Schwab


Uprooted by Naomi Novak


The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen



Anyone else got any interesting books languishing on their TBR Pile? Let me know!



July Wrap & August TBR (of sorts)

Hey everybody! (Hi Dr. Nick)

So my July TBR pile had four books on it… and I read five! Woop!

…except three of those five books weren’t even on my TBR pile, so technically I failed at completing it. Sigh. I’ve been struggling with sticking to my TBR piles – I’m fine for the first couple books, but then I go off track and feel guilty when I don’t read what I’m supposed to. Which is frankly ridiculous because the only person who actually cares is myself.

For these reasons I’m going to stop making lists of the exact books I want to read in a month – instead I’m going to name two or three (depending on their length, etc.) that I really want to get around to and set a number of books I want to read over that month. This way, I can be more flexible and ditch this absolutely pointless sense of guilt.


So anyways, this is what I read over the month of July:

A God in Ruinsreview

The Lies of Locke Lamorareview

The Muse review

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (review coming soon)


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 Overall, July was a great reading month for me – I thoroughly enjoyed all five of the books I read. 🙂


August TBR:

Reading goal = 5 books

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The Name of the Wind

A new Harry Potter book guys! Finally! I mean, yeah it’s a play, but it’s something! And Fantastic Beasts comes out later this year!



So what are you guys planning on reading in August? I’d love to hear from you!


July TBR

June was a month of classics (sort of). I completed my TBR pile, reading Emma by Jane Austen, The Lifted Veil by George Eliot, and Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. I also read a graphic novel called The Wicked + the Divine, which was pretty awesome. I’ve added the links to my reviews of each book, in case anyone’s curious. 🙂

So, onward to July (where is 2016 going! July already!). This month I want to read:

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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothuss

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell



Anyone out there already read any of these books? I’d love to hear your thoughts or what you’re planning on reading this month!



June TBR

So confession time – I failed at my May TBR. I only read two out of four books. The Shame.


But I did also read another book that wasn’t part of my original pile, so it wasn’t so bad. And I had exams to cry about and remember things for. There, see, legitimate excuses for my failure.


Which leads me on to this month, in which I intend to actually finish by TBR pile.

So here goes:

  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • The Lifted Veil by George Eliot
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

I’ve already started reading Emma and I’m about 70 pages in. So far, so much Victorian angst.




This month, I’m aiming to reaWP_20160509_10_09_57_Rich (2)d four books:

  • The Chimes by Anna Smaill
  • The Lifted Veil by George Eliot
  • The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
  • A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

I’ve nearly finished The Chimes, and I’m really enjoying it so far.