Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday – 10 books on my fall TBR

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

All you need to do is click on the link which is above – follow the weekly criteria and then link your weekly post back to the broke and the bookish…Easy!

It has been a while since I have participated in a top 10 Tuesday but this one I couldn’t resist, these books are pretty much what I need to read by the end of the year!

Stealing Snow (Stealing Snow, #1)

I was looking forward to reading this book, It’s not out till the 6th October but I am a little bit nervous now as it hasn’t got the greatest rating on Goodreads.

Caraval (Untitled, #1)

I read an excerpt of this book and knew that I needed to read it.

I'll Be Home for Christmas

I love reading short story collections and hopefully this is going to be awesome.

The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)

This has been on my TBR for a while and it needs to be read this fall/winter

The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)

This was recommended to me at the start of the year, so I really need to get this read ASAP.


The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1)

Another book that was recommended to me at the start of the year and have heard some really great stuff.

Kids of Appetite

I managed to get a copy of this from Headline, I read Mosquitoland earlier this year and hoping for great things from this book.

Broken Sky (The Broken Trilogy, #1)

I won this book in a giveaway so hopefully I manage to read it soon.

The Darkest Part of the Forest

This will be my first Holly Black book that I will have read and hopefully I will enjoy it.

The Unseeing

This is a historical fiction set in Victorian times which is a favourite of mine. and would love to read it soon as it has great reviews.


There is my top 10 books on my TBR for this fall…I will be honest I don’t know how many I will be able to read but I will give it a good try.

Let me know if these are on your TBR too or if you have read any of them.

Happy Tuesday


Real Neat Blog Award

So,  a long time ago I was nominated by the lovely Jasmine@howusefulitis for this award and thought it was about time I accepted and answered the questions.


1. Thank and link back to the blogger who nominated you.

2. Answer the seven questions set to you.

3. Create seven questions for your nominees.

4. Nominate seven other bloggers.

The Questions:

1) Do you have a snack with you while you read?

No, I am really messy! plus I have to focus on eating or reading. I can’t do both!

2) Do you ask your real life friends to read more books just because you love to read?

Yes I have started doing this,I generally start off asking them what they last read and go from there. My work colleagues are very patient and will let me fangirl for about 10 minutes before they shut off.

3) Do you memorize quotes from your favorite books?

No, I am rubbish I never remember quotes, I  just about remember what I read.

4) How many books do you have on your nightstand right now?

5! Two of them I have read.

5) Why is it that you like to read?

To escape, to travel to a different place,to see the world through different peoples eyes and because I enjoy it.

6) Do you read one book from beginning to end before start a new one?

I used to, but now I will have 3 books on the go at one time.

7) What is your favorite book of all time?

Jasmine you are evil! I can’t choose just one.This year I have read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and Me before you by Jojo Moyes and would say they are in my top 10.

My Questions:

  1. What is your favorite book series?
  2. Who is your favourite Game Of Thrones Character?
  3. What is you favourite classic?
  4. Other than reading what other hobbies do you have?
  5.  How do you organise your bookshelves?
  6. What are you currently reading?
  7. Where did you last go on holiday/vacation










September TBR

I am not going to go crazy and make a huge TBR list this month as we all know I never manage to complete it. Plus I don’t want to disappoint myself.

Currently reading

The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor, #1)

Currently 30% of the way through this and enjoying what I read so far.

A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls (A Tyranny of Petticoats, #1)

I have finally managed to pick this back up again, I am 69% of the way through and Marissa Meyer is the best story so far.

What I plan to read in September.

And I Darken (The Conquerors Saga #1)

I won this in a Goodreads giveaway and have wanted to read it for sometime now.

No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.

Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.

But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.

The Unseeing

I am in the mood for some historical fiction and  I received a copy of this from Tinder Press.

Set in London in 1837, Anna Mazzola’s THE UNSEEING is the story of Sarah Gale, a seamstress and mother, sentenced to hang for her role in the murder of Hannah Brown on the eve of her wedding. Perfect for any reader of Sarah Waters or Antonia Hodgson.

‘A twisting tale of family secrets and unacknowledged desires. Intricately plotted and extremely convincing in its evocation of the everyday realities of 1830s London, this is a fine first novel’ – The Sunday Times

After Sarah petitions for mercy, Edmund Fleetwood is appointed to investigate and consider whether justice has been done. Idealistic, but struggling with his own demons, Edmund is determined to seek out the truth. Yet Sarah refuses to help him, neither lying nor adding anything to the evidence gathered in court. Edmund knows she’s hiding something, but needs to discover just why she’s maintaining her silence. For how can it be that someone would willingly go to their own death?

The Sun Is Also a Star

I really enjoyed her first book, so need to read this ASAP.

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

Anything else I read will be a bonus.What are you reading this month?

wrap up

August wrap up and Haul

That’s it August is officially over. This month for me was all about ARC August this was about trying to get my ARC pile down a bit. So I read 6 books,1 which I had already started but didn’t manage to finish until August.

Whisper to Me by Nick Lake

Baby Doll by Hollie Overton

Righteous by Kim Lehman

After Alice by Gregory Maguire

The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart

Whisper to me by Nick Lake 2.5 stars – Review to come

Baby Doll by Hollie Overton 4 stars Review here

Righteous by Kim Lehman 3.5 stars Review here

After Alice by Gregory Maguire 2 stars – Review to come

The Square root of summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood 3 stars -review to come

A Boy made of blocks by Keith Stuart 3 stars – Review here

I have been pretty bad at keeping up to date with reviewing stuff lately so I need to get on top of things arrrrrghhhhhhh!

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I have become a little bit addicted to the adult colouring books, I am not sure if it’s because of my diet and me trying to focus on something other than food. I am also half way through a knitting project which is a baby blanket so lookout for that shortly.

I went to the Cinema and watched Alice through the looking glass and really enjoyed it.I actually preferred it to Alice in Wonderland. I really liked Sacha Baron Cohen’s character and it was sad to hear Alan Rickman’s voice (RIP)

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Oh yeah and the best news is that in 5 weeks I have managed to lose 18lbs in weight and people are starting to notice and complimenting me and also giving me lots of encouragement.

I didn’t buy that many books to warrant a whole post of it’s own so I thought I would add it on to the end.

Looking for JJ (Jennifer Jones, #1)

And I Darken (The Conquerors Saga #1)

That’s it just 2…I am impressed with my willpower. To be honest I have too many books to read at the moment so I don’t feel the need to buy books and I won And I Darken in a Goodreads giveaway.

So there we have it, August has been pretty good all round. I hope you all had a good month and good luck in whatever you are doing in September.