Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

11:26 AM

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

I feel like I haven't done Top Ten Tuesday in a while, but I really liked the theme for this week as I know a few people will be looking for ideas on what to read this winter and I have to admit, mine is a strange mixture of books. Just a quick one this week as I feel like these don't need much explaining, anyway, onto the books!

What are you planning on reading this winter?

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish


Anti-Bully Reads Wrap-up!

11:22 AM

I'll be honest, I knew I wasn't going to get to read that much this week because I have been crazy busy with university work, I'm trying to stay really far ahead! So I actually read more than I thought I was going to, which is always a good thing! I managed to completely finish one book and I got half way through a second one which is brilliant for me. If you don't know what the readathon was all about, below I have inserted Sarah Churchill's video explaining it. I'm also happy to say that this will now be an annual event!

alice in wonderland

Book Review: Splintered by A.G.Howard

7:07 PM

Star Rating: 4/5 
Title: Splintered
Author: A.G.Howard 
Publisher: Abrams 
Pages: 400 
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy tale, Retellings, Young Adult

Where to buy: 
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Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.

When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.


Anti-Bullying Reads TBR.

7:00 AM

For those that don't know Sarah Churchill is hosting this amazing readathon starting on the 17th of November for one week in order to raise awareness for Anti-Bullying. As someone who has suffered from both physical and verbal bullying I wanted to show my support for this cause. If you want to join, feel free! For more information Sarahs video is below, join the good reads group here and let me know if you decide you are participating!

I have to admit my TBR is quite ambitious considering I have a lot of university work and such but I'm going to try my best to get at least one book finished, which is doable... maybe. Can you tell how well I've done in previous readathons? All of the books I have chosen have been taken off the suggested reading list in the goodreads group which can be found here incase you're stuck for ideas


Reader Problems Book Tag!

9:57 PM

This was originally created by About To Read over on booktube but I watched Katytastic answering the questions and it really made me want to answer them too as well as forcing you all to do it... So I'm bringing it to the book blogging community!

1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next? 

Well, I do have a to be read jar... but I hardly ever use that unless I'm desperate. I've recently been going off my What's Next? feature but generally I just pick up whatever I'm in the mood for or people have been raving about and got me excited to read.


Stacking the Shelves #3

7:54 PM

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tyngas Reviews
Oops... I may have gotten more books. I swear I need some sort of intervention. But it's okay because it's not as many as last time and they were all pretty cheap! I swear! Though I probably don't have to justify it to those of you who are reading because you probably understand.


Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

6:12 PM

Star Rating: 5/5 
Title: The Book Thief 
Author: Markus Zusak 
Publisher: Black Swan
Pages: 560
Genre: World War Two, Historical, Contemporary

Where to buy: 

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1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall.


It's a small story, about: a girl an accordionist some fanatical Germans a Jewish fist fighter and quite a lot of thievery.



Current Top 5 Booktubers!

9:49 PM

I'm sure a lot of you wonderful bookish people also watch the wonderful world of booktube over on youtube, and if you don't... where have you been?! Booktube is essentially the corner of youtube that books are discussed; hauls, reviews, to be reads and much more are made into videos!

I wanted to share my current top five booktubers, I will be honest, this doesn't change much, and these are people that are very active on booktube, post videos a lot and that whenever they post a video, I will always watch it, I literally won't miss one! So, lets get started.

Ren doesn't always make videos about books, she makes videos about beauty, vlogs and sketches... She puts a hell of a lot of effort into her videos, I really enjoy watching them and anything that she buys, she's so original in her content and I could just listen to her talk for ages (because her accent is wonderful, lets face it). She reads a wide range of books, from The Mortal Instruments to Stephen King, she never fails to keep you interested. I genuinely think she deserves more subscribers! Above I have chosen a video from a book signing she went to (with me) and it just showed her excitement and enthusiasm about books. So go check her out!


Top Ten Books I want to Reread

9:48 AM

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
For this weeks Top Ten Tuesday I actually struggled to narrow it down to ten! Which doesn't happen that often for me, but there are so many books that I want to reread! So, without any further ado, let me show you my Top Ten!