Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday – Most anticipated books for the second half of 2017

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This weeks post I am bringing you my top 10 anticipated reads for the second half of 2017, I am not sure if there is actually going to be 10 but we shall see.

Click on the covers to be directed to Goodreads for more info on the book.

Now I Rise (The Conqueror's Saga, #2)

Release date 27th June.

Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy

Release date 11th July

See What I Have Done

Release date 1st August.

The Dazzling Heights (The Thousandth Floor #2)

Release date 29th August.

Odd & True

Release date 12th September


Release Date 14th November

Every Last Lie

Release date 10th August


Release date 31st October

Ok so I can only manage 8 today – but I have been trying to focus on reading the books that I have got and have been on my shelves for  a long time – so I have not been adding too many books to my TBR as of late.

What are you anticipating? Do we have some of the same books?

Thanks for reading

Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday – 10 Mystery/Thriller books that I have recently added to my TBR.

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

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This weeks topic is..10 Books From X Genre That I’ve Recently Added To My TBR List. The genre that I have chosen is Mystery/Thriller as at the moment I really enjoy these books. They tend to be fast paced and have you on the edge of your seat. These 10 books are on this list if I am intrigued by the blurb, Some one has recommended or I have read something else by that author.

For more info on the book just click on the cover to be forwarded to Goodreads.

Summer House With Swimming Pool

Mark Schlosser is a doctor to the rich and famous. When his most famous patient, the actor Ralph Meier, invites him and his family on holiday, Marc finds that he can’t refuse. But, several months later, by the time the suntans have faded, Ralph Meier is dead. The medical board accuses Marc of negligence. Ralph’s wife, however, accuses him of murder…

The Couple Next Door

You never know what’s happening on the other side of the wall.

Your neighbour told you that she didn’t want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn’t stand her crying.

Your husband said it would be fine. After all, you only live next door. You’ll have the baby monitor and you’ll take it in turns to go back every half hour.

Your daughter was sleeping when you checked on her last. But now, as you race up the stairs in your deathly quiet house, your worst fears are realized. She’s gone.

You’ve never had to call the police before. But now they’re in your home, and who knows what they’ll find there.

What would you be capable of, when pushed past your limit?

Behind Closed Doors

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love.

Picture this: a dinner party at their perfect home, the conversation and wine flowing. They appear to be in their element while entertaining. And Grace’s friends are eager to reciprocate with lunch the following week. Grace wants to go, but knows she never will. Her friends call—so why doesn’t Grace ever answer the phone? And how can she cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim?

And why are there bars on one of the bedroom windows?

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?

The Leaving

Six were taken. Eleven years later, five come back–with no idea of where they’ve been.

Eleven years ago, six kindergarteners went missing without a trace. After all that time, the people left behind moved on, or tried to.

Until today. Today five of those kids return. They’re sixteen, and they are . . . fine. Scarlett comes home and finds a mom she barely recognizes, and doesn’t really recognize the person she’s supposed to be, either. But she thinks she remembers Lucas. Lucas remembers Scarlett, too, except they’re entirely unable to recall where they’ve been or what happened to them. Neither of them remember the sixth victim, Max. He doesn’t come back. Everyone wants answers. Most of all Max’s sister Avery, who needs to find her brother–dead or alive–and isn’t buying this whole memory-loss story

Friend Request

When Louise Williams receives a message from someone left long in the past she feels sick.

Maria Weston wants to be friends on Facebook.

Because Maria Weston has been missing for over twenty years. She was last seen the night of a school leavers’ party, and the world believes her to be dead. Particularly Louise, who has lived her adult life knowing herself responsible for Maria’s disappearance. But now Maria is back. Or is she?

Apple Tree Yard

Yvonne Carmichael has worked hard to achieve the life she always wanted: a high-flying career in genetics, a beautiful home, a good relationship with her husband and their two grown-up children.

Then one day she meets a stranger at the Houses of Parliament and, on impulse, begins a passionate affair with him – a decision that will put everything she values at risk.

At first she believes she can keep the relationship separate from the rest of her life, but she can’t control what happens next. All of her careful plans spiral into greater deceit and, eventually, a life-changing act of violence.

Apple Tree Yard is a psychological thriller about one woman’s adultery and an insightful examination of the values we live by and the choices we make, from an acclaimed writer at the height of her powers.

The Black Sheep

rancesca was widowed a year ago. Since then she has focused on her children, trying to soothe their grief as well as her own. Her husband and father never quite saw eye to eye but no one could have cared more for her in the past year than her close-knit family. Finally, she feels she might be ready to move on with life.

Until she is contacted out of the blue by someone who says he must get information to her. That her husband’s death wasn’t what it seemed. And that her family know more than they say …

Who can Francesca trust? And what will happen to her if she puts her faith in the wrong person?

Into the Water

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.

Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother’s sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from—a place to which she vowed she’d never return.

With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, twisting, deeply satisfying read that hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory, as well as the devastating ways that the past can reach a long arm into the present.

Beware a calm surface—you never know what lies beneath

Things We Have in Common

Yasmin would give anything to have a friend… And do anything to keep them.

The first time I saw you, you were standing at the far end of the playing field. You were looking down at your brown straggly dog, your mouth going slack as your eyes clocked her. Alice Taylor.

I was no different. I’d catch myself gazing at the back of her head in class, at her thick fair hair swaying between her shoulder blades.

If you’d glanced just once across the field, you’d have seen me standing in the middle on my own looking straight at you, and you’d have gone back through the trees to the path quick, tugging your dog after you. You’d have known you’d given yourself away, even if only to me.

But you didn’t. You only had eyes for Alice.

His Bloody Project

A brutal triple murder in a remote Scottish farming community in 1869 leads to the arrest of seventeen-year-old Roderick Macrae. There is no question that Macrae committed this terrible act. What would lead such a shy and intelligent boy down this bloody path? Will he hang for his crime?

Presented as a collection of documents discovered by the author, His Bloody Project opens with a series of police statements taken from the villagers of Culdie, Ross-shire. They offer conflicting impressions of the accused; one interviewee recalls Macrae as a gentle and quiet child, while another details him as evil and wicked. Chief among the papers is Roderick Macrae’s own memoirs, where he outlines the series of events leading up to the murder in eloquent and affectless prose. There follow medical reports, psychological evaluations, a courtroom transcript from the trial, and other documents that throw both Macrae’s motive and his sanity into question. Graeme Macrae Burnet’s multilayered narrative will keep the reader guessing to the very end.


So there it is the latest Mystery/Thriller books that I have added to my TBR. Have you read any of these? What have you recently added to your TBR? What do you think I should read first?

Thanks for reading

Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday – The most unique books I have read

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!

This week I am going to be telling you about the unique books that I have read. This could be for numerous reasons such as format or topic etc etc. Some of these I loved and some not so much.

As per usual, click on the covers to be referred to Goodreads.


The concept of this book is really cool and the aesthetics are even cooler. The book looks like an Ikea catalogue and very much formatted like one too. However this one left me a little disappointed.Horrorstor review.

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

This book is unique for me in the style of formatting that was used to tell the story. It had IM’s,files,documents etc etc and made it a totally different reading experience. If you haven’t read this yet then I definitely recommend it.Illuminae review


This book was amazing and my first 5 star read of 2017. The reason why this is so unique is because the plot is about an incestuous relationship between brother and sister……Now I don’t go searching for books with this topic but my interests were piqued when I heard of this and I don’t think I will read anything like it again.

You (You, #1)

I have never read about a stalker, what made this book unique was how it was told. It felt like he was talking to me and also at times I felt sorry for the stalker WTF!

The Book Thief

This story is narrated by Death, Death!! I don’t think I am going to be reading another book like this in a long time if ever.

Apocalypse Cow (Apocalypse Cow, #1)

This book is a whole lot of fun about zombie cows. I enjoyed it and so did my partner and he doesn’t read! I have just realised there is a second book to this, hopefully my library holds it.

Kimberly's Capital Punishment

This book is just weird! I have never read anything like it. The first half is a story and the other half is a book where you can sort of choose your own ending. I don’t know anyone else that has read this book. If you have let me know what you thought.

I couldn’t manage 10 unfortunately but I would love to hear if you have any recommendations for unique books.

Thanks for reading



Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday – 10 books that I have read pretty quickly

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I am not going to be doing this weeks topic which is top 10 authors you have met or want to meet as I feel like I have done a post like this not so long ago. My dream book panel.

I am actually going to do last weeks topic – which is 10 books that I either read in one or two sittings. There are some books out there that you just can’t put down, you are so invested in the characters and the plot that you must carry on reading into the middle of the night. I have had a few of these books and just love how gripped I get.

I have linked some of my reviews below, you can click on the covers to be directed to the Goodreads page for more information.


We Come Apart

The majority of Sarah Crossan’s books are written in verse, so you can either read it as poetry or a novel. Her books are always quick to read with really interesting topics.

Paper Butterflies

This book was quite dark and gripping,I stayed awake reading this till 3am in the morning. Paper Butterflies

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

The format of this book just makes it fun, quick and easy to read. I really enjoyed this book and recommend reading to anyone even if you are not a massive sci-fi reader like me.

The Sleeper and the Spindle

Ok this is a bit of a cheat as it’s only 72 pages, but this book is beautiful and the illustrations are amazing.


Another short book but such a powerful read and I really enjoyed this and couldn’t put it down.

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

This is funny but also a really serious topic about mental health and really was an enjoyable read. Furiously Happy


I can’t help it, I just love Sarah Crossan’s books and as I said previously they are really easy and quick to read. I found this book really thought provoking.

Thirteen Reasons Why

I read this book in one sitting. I just needed to find out how everyone was involved in the death of Hannah Baker. Thirteen Reasons Why


I am sure most people have read this book, I was unable to put this down and there were so many feels going on.


This book was really good.I read it for the #antibullyreads readathon and just devoured it.

Let me know some of the books that you found quick to read, did you find any of these books quick?

Thanks for reading

Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday – 10 books on my Spring TBR

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Ok this weeks topic is always one of my favourites to do.. These are the top 10 books that I hope to pick up in the spring of 2017.

To find more about the book just click on the cover to be directed to Goodreads.

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)

Letters to the Lost

Into the Water

Truly Madly Guilty

Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1)

The Upside of Unrequited

The Doll Funeral

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)

The Guts

Ok, so I have a couple of 2017 releases and some older ones as I just need to read them.

Have you read any of these? Have we got same book listed?

Thanks for reading

Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday – books with instalove!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!! You guessed it this week is all about LOVE! Now we all know that annoying trope…. INSTALOVE!! God it has me rolling my eyes and cringing but we still see it in books even though it’s annoying. Here are 4 books that I have read with a case of instalove.

Stealing Snow (Stealing Snow, #1)

Ok, so I didn’t particularly like this book for multiple reasons but one thing that got on my nerves was snow basically swooning and falling for every boy her age *gags*. If you have read this I am sure you know what I mean, this is one of the worst cases of instalove that I have read.

The Sun Is Also a Star

I loved this book among thousands of other readers but you can’t deny that this is not instalove, It’s set over a 24 hour period if that’s not instant I don’t know what is. The great thing about this book though is that Yoon,s writing makes it so natural that you just accept it.

When We Collided

I wasn’t a massive fan of this book either but it made me cringe when Vivi said she had to Jonah as soon as she laid eyes on him…URGH! I didn’t really like Vivi as a character.

Everything, Everything

I am sorry to say that both her books have instalove in them, this is not quite so bad but there is a bit from what I remember.

Well I have only read 4 cases of instalove and that’s enough for me, what did you think about the romance in these books and sorry to the Nicola Yoon fans (I am one too).

Thanks for reading



Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday – Series I want to read in 2017

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This week is Freebie Week, so I get to choose whatever I like and this week I have decided to tell you the top series that I am going to be continuing on with or starting in 2017. I have been thinking about this a lot as I have a few series/trilogies/duoligies that I would like to get to this year.

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

Percy Jackson and the Olympian series: I didn’t grow up reading these books and only heard about them in the last couple of years. I have heard only amazing things about Rick Riordan and his books, so I definitely going to start the series.


The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1)

A  Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket: Another Children’s/middle grade book that I should have read whilst growing up but never did. This is another series that people have been raving about and that the Netflix series is now out I need to get going with this.

Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard: This series is on my #beatthebacklist challenge so I will be reading it this year. I have heard people either love or hate it.

The Selection (The Selection, #1)

The Selection series by Keira Cass: I have heard these aren’t great written books but are very addictive and a lot of readers guilty pleasures. So I am hoping to get started on this.

The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath & the Dawn, #1)

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh: I need to read this duology this year and pronto. I think I am the only person left who hasn’t read them.

The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)

The Diviners by Libba Bray: I have had this book on my TBR shelf for the longest time yet haven’t read it yet.

Noughts & Crosses (Noughts & Crosses, #1)

Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman: I have read noughts and crosses and absolutely loved it, I now just have to get round the reading the rest in the series.

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)

The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo : I just need to read Ruin and Rising to complete this series but I really didn’t like siege and storm but I feel like I must continue on so that I can read Six of Crows.

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: Now you may be thinking why would you want to read the six of crows when you don’t really like the Grisha trilogy, well people from pure hype that surrounds this book has made me want to read it and hopefully Leigh Bardugo has grown as a writer and less annoying characters.

Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf, #1)

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin: I need to read Blood for Blood ASAP! I should have read it in 2016 but never got the chance.

So that’s my top series that I am either going to start or continue on with in 2017. I don’t know if I will be able to read all the books in each series but I will have a go.

What series are you planning to read in 2017? Which should I read first?

Thanks for reading