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#MakeMeReadIt Readathon

So I have decided to participate in the #MakeMeReadIt readathon again for the second year running. I love the idea of this readathon,I like the idea that you guys get to choose what I read throughout the week. So vote wisely my friends. This will be my first readathon of 2017 crazy I know and really should do some more. The Readathon starts on the 6th – 13th August and starts at 12am in your timezone.

This readathon is hosted by the lovely Val @ The Innocent Smiley and Ely @ Tea and Titles.

What Is This Readathon About?
Look at the books you own, either physical, e-book or ones you’ve borrowed from the library and pick out a few you really want to read, or feel like you should read. It’s up to you how many you pick, personally I’d pick a few more than you expect to be able to read in a week. Example: if you think you’ll only read two, pick out five books or if you think you can read seven, pick out ten.
Make a list of these books on your blog, or make a video, or a Goodreads shelf or post a picture on Instagram—whatever is easiest for you. Then get friends, other bloggers/booktubers/bookstagrammers
etc. to vote on which books you HAVE to read.
When the readathon comes along, you read the books in the order of most votes. For example, if one book gets 10 votes—you read that first, then the one that got 7 and so on. If there’s a tie, then it’s your preference. The goal is to read as many as possible.
So lets get onto the books, now I have a hard time starting/continuing/finishing series so all these books are part of a series and I will let you decide what I should read. You might be shocked that I haven’t read these series yet nevertheless…you guys need to #MakeMeReadIt.
                                      
Thank you for taking the time to vote and hopefully some of you will be joining me in this readathon.
Thanks for reading

 

FUN

My Top 5 Most Read Authors

I wanted to share with you some of the authors that I have read most from and hopefully it will come to a surprise to you or maybe not.

We all have those favourite go to authors, where we know that we are going to absolutely love anything they publish and automatically read without even knowing what the book is about. Or there are authors that have huge series published and we have to make sure that all of them are read.

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling

Books Read 9.

            Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneThe Casual Vacancy

So I think everyone knew that JK was going to be on the list –  I have not read ‘Very Good Lives’ or ‘Fantastic Beasts’ yet but I am sure I will do. JK stole the hearts of many with Harry Potter and it is still going strong 20 years on with theme parks, Harry Potter world and loads of memorabilia.

Philippa Gregory

Philippa Gregory

Books read 6

            The White Queen (The Cousins' War, #1)The Red Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #3)The Lady of the Rivers (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #1)The Kingmaker's Daughter (The Cousins' War, #4)

The White Princess (The Cousins' War #5)The King's Curse (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #7; The Cousins' War #6)

I love reading Philippa Gregory’s books they captivate me and I like the twists that she puts in them. I have so many of hers to read but I get a little confused with the order. This series is ‘The Cousins War’ and I totally recommend if you like historical fiction.

Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella

Books Read 5

           The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1)Mini Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #6)Can You Keep a Secret?Twenties Girl

 

I've Got Your Number

 

Sophie Kinsella writes fluffy contemporary fiction or ‘chick lit’ and this is what I was reading years ago when I wanted something lighter and quick to read. The shopaholic series is huge and I have read 1 and 6 but I found them to be very similar and the character simply got on my nerves for spending so much constantly.

John Green

John Green

Books read 5

                    The Fault in Our StarsAn Abundance of KatherinesPaper Towns

Will Grayson, Will GraysonLet It Snow

Ah John Green. If you have been following me for a while you will no that I don’t particularly like John Green books, if you are new here let me tell you I don’t like John Green books. I hear you asking,”Louise, why is he in your top 5 most read authors?” well fellow readers… I have been trying to find one that I like as I feel there must be something wrong with me as everybody raves about his books but I just don’t get it. His characters are pretentious teenagers that grate on me. Sorry fans. I haven’t yet found the book that has blown me away.I still have ‘Looking for Alaska’ to read but do I put myself through it.

Cecelia Ahern

Cecelia Ahern

Books Read 5

               Thanks for the MemoriesThe Book of TomorrowIf You Could See Me NowWhere Rainbows EndThe Gift

Cecelia Ahern is another contemporary, chick lit writer and is easy to read. I read these books before I found Goodreads and Booktube and haven’t read anything from her since…I would like to read her YA book series ‘Flawed’

Ok that’s my top 5 read authors,I tend to read standalone’s most of the time and also new to me authors but I would be interested to find out if this list changes 12 months from now.

Are these some of you favorite authors? what have you read? it would be great to hear your top 5 authors.

Thanks for reading