Currently reading July 2019

Since my last post, I got back into reading. My aim for July is to read even more.

Here are the books I am currently reading:

Becoming

Becoming by Michelle Obama. I am still making through this book and I have a quarter of the book left to read.

 

 

 

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You are a Badass by Jen Sincero – I have seen this book all the time mentioned on Pinterest and I have finally got round to picking it up. 

 

 

Girls in White Dresses

 

Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close – I’ve had this book on my book shelve for a very long time. I haven’t read much of it and I don’t know to continue or DNF.

 

Please leave a comment.

Have you read any of there books?

What self help book would you recommend to read next?

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Currently Reading June 2019

Hi everyone 🙂 I hope you are all well and are on track with your reading goals. As you may have notice, I haven’t posted on my blog since February which is strange as I felt so ambitious at the start of the year.

The reason for this is that I stated a new job in February. Instead of picking up a book to read every evening I would pick up my phone, listening to I tunes and scroll through social media for hours on end. I haven’t missed reading but I do feel disappointed in myself for not reaching for a book instead of my phone. But it’s not too late this year to get back into reading.

As I have not been reading a few months, creating a June TBR is not a god idea. So this posted will be a currently reading post to get me backing into blogging and reading.

Here are my current reads:

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Becoming by Michelle Obama. According to my GoodReads, I have been reading this book for almost two weeks. This book has definitely been a good choice of book to get me back into reading. 

 

 

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K.Rowling. I started this book yesterday 38190531and I chose this because I will be an easy read along side an autobiography. 

 

 

The next two books I need a bit of advise from you all. I have two self care books on my GoodReads currently reading that I haven’t picked up in months. I can’t remember anything I have read and because of this, I’m not sure to carry on where I left off or start from scratch. 

The books I’m asking for advice are:

Adventures for Your Soul: 21 Ways to Transform Your Habits and Reach Your Full Potential  An Edited Life: Simple Steps to Streamlining Your Life, at Work and at Home

January Wrap up 2019

book haul (1)

Here we go everyone, first monthly wrap up of the year. To be honest the start of 2019 was hopeful (it only lasted for a week or two). I’ve only read two books. One book I started in 2018 and finished in January 2019. It is disappointing because I have read two more books than I did in January 2018. Plus I am on track for my GoodReads goal. 2019 is all about thinking positive. 

We all fall down

We All Fall Down by Cynthia Clark. This book is proof that I get in a reading slump during the winter season. I started reading this ARC in November and I finished it on the 1st January 2019. I still haven’t reviewed this book which is not like me at all. This book was out of my comfort zone but I was drawn to this book by the synopsis. I gave this book 4 stars. I kept putting this book down and it was easy to remember the plot. 

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca. I can finally say that I have read this book. It’s a shame to say that I have heard about 5 women mentioned in the book. I will be going back to this book for inspiration. This is book one ticked off my Beat the Backlist challenge. 

 

Was January successful for you to kick start your reading goals for the year?

 

The ABC Challenge (G)

I cannot believe has far behind I’ve got on this challenge but I’m back!

The aim of this challenge is to work your way through the alphabet each week and share some of the books beginning which each letter that are memorable to you and also those which are still on your TBR. The words ‘The’ and ‘A’ will be ignored.

Books I’ve read beginning with G

The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang – I need to continue reading these books.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

Geekerella by Ashley Poston 

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo

 

Books on my TBR beginning with G

Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo

Have you read any of these books?

January Haul 2019

book haul The same as creating TBR’s I don’t think I have shared much when it comes to buying books. 2019 is a fresh start and here is my first book haul of the year.

I have to say that my first Saturday shopping trip of the year, I went all out when I saw the books that were on offer. It wasn’t planned but I was drawn to the bargains.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – Gryffindor Edition

 

I’m ashamed to admit that I haven’t read the entire Harry Potter series. I got the motivation to read book 1 when the 20th anniversary edition came out. I bought it, read it and gave 5 stars. I have wanted to continue the series but never known which edition to buy. To my surprise I came across this edition of The Chamber of Secrets and I knew I had to buy it there and then.

Becoming

 

Becoming by Michelle Obama is on my Beat the Backlist challenge. When I saw it was £5 I had to get it. I haven’t read an autobiography since 2017 and I’m excited to read it during 2019.

 

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women

 

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo. Every time I go into my favorite bookshop, this book always catches my eye and I never bought it because of the price. I’ve finally given in because I got £5 off.

An Edited Life: Simple Steps to Streamlining Life, at Work and at Home

 

My most anticipated book of the month was An Edited Life by Anna Newton. As my main aim for 2019 is change I thought this would be the book to inspire me. 

 

Have you read any of these books?

Did you have a book buying ban for January after receiving a ton of books over Christmas?

Five most popular books read in 2018

Here are the five most popular books I have read in 2018 according to GoodReads. 

5. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven – 204,358 ratings on GoodReads.

4. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer – 252,593 ratings on GoodReads.

3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell –  458,529 ratings on GoodReads.

2. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott – 1,445,375 ratings on GoodReads.

1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – 3,178,584 ratings on GoodReads.

What is the most popular book you have read in 2018?

My top 5 books of 2018

Here are my top 5 books of 2018.

Summer at Hope Meadows (Hope Meadows, #1)

  1. Top of the list has the be Summer at Hope Meadows by Lucy Daniels. Lucy is the author of the children’s series called Animal Ark. As a child I used to collect the Animal Ark books but I haven’t read them all. I discovered the Hope Meadow series from a youtube video, where a youtuber was sharing what books she has bought from charity shops.

The Little Perfume Shop off the Champs-Élysées

2. The Little Perfume Shop off the Champs-Elysees by Rebecca Raisin. This book has made it onto my top 5 list because it was my first 5 star book of the year. I thought the plot of amazing and it was exciting the read out a perfume competition set in Paris.

Summer at 23 The Strand

 

3. Summer at 23 The Strand by Linda Mitchelmore. This book was a lovely summer read. I enjoyed getting to know all the people renting out the chalet by the seaside during it’s last summer before being sold.

 

Snowy Nights at the Lonely Hearts Hotel

 

4. Snowy Nights at the Lonely Nights Hotel by Karen King. If you are a fan of the Christmas film The Holiday, this is the book for you. This was the last 5 star book I read during 2018.

 

On a Beautiful Day

 

5. On a Beautiful Day by Lucy Diamond. This was the ARC I read in 2018 and the first book by Lucy I have read in years.

 

What are your top 5 books of 2018?

WWW Wednesday 2/1/2019

The first WWW Wednesday of the year how exciting.

WWW Wednesday meme is by hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words and is a great way to do a weekly update on what you’ve been reading and what you have planned.

To take part all you have to do is answer the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently ReadingSpringtime at Wildacre (Hope Meadows, #3)

Today I have started reading Springtime at Wildacre by Lucy Daniels. I’m excited to read thins and I’m glad that this is the first book I’ve chosen to start reading in 2019. Springtime in Wildacre it the 3rd book in the Hope Meadows series.


Recently Finished

We all fall down

I have falling in the trap of reading a book at the end of 2018 and finishing it the first day of 2019. This has been counted to the first book I have read in 2019. We all fall down by Cynthia Clark is an ARC I received via NetGalley. This was published at the start of December and I don’t need to point out that I’m behind sharing my review. I haven’t written a review yet and I haven’t decided yet when I will be posting one.


Reading Next

As I’m aiming for 2019 to be a fresh start in all aspects in life, reading wise I have created a TBR for January. I don’t think I have made a TBR and shared it on blog before, it will be interesting to see if I stick to it or just use it as a guide. Two books that are on my TBR is The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris and an Arc from NetGalley called The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker by Jenni Keer which will be published on the 10th.

Which book shall I read next?

 

January TBR

Quarkton Book Drive I’m not one for making monthly TBR’s but I am aiming to make 2019 a year of change and making an effort in my life. 

  1. Springtime at Wildacre by Lucy Daniels -This is the 3rd book in the Hope Meadows series. 
  2. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris 
  3. The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker by Jenni Keer – ARC choice of the month.
  4. An Edited Life by Anna Newton – I can’t wait when this is released.
  5. Adventures for Your Soul by Shannon Kaiser – This book is from 2018 that is a working progress.

Here is my first TBR list of the year. I’m mostly looking forward to Springtime at Wildacre and An Edited Life.

What is you TBR for the month of January? Are there books that you didn’t finish at the end of 2018, or are you start 2019 with a clean slate?

I look forward to reading your TBR’s for January.