Ok folks, I didn’t get as much read as I would have liked to this week. I know, I suck. Anywho, this week I am planning on carrying on with my previous TBR pile. I am going to try and read more of my NetGalley books as well. I need to get my percentage up. It is lingering on 32% and it is making me blue.

Anyway, in case you missed the last TBR pile, here is the list of books I am trying to work my way through:

Alice and the Fly by James Rice

The Coldest Girl in Cold Town by Holly Black

McBusted by Jennifer Parker

My Boyfriend Wrote a Book About Me by Hilary Winston

Love Hurts by Malorie Blackman

Standing Room Only by Eva Rice

We Are Pirates by Daniel Handler

The Two of Us by Andy Jones

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

I’m gonna throw a few NetGalley ones in this mix.

As a complete side note and completely off topic thing I have a new mini goal of learning all the lyrics to Blackalicious’s Alphabet Aerobics. Just thought you might be interested.

Anywho, good week lovely people and to paraphrase Strictly Come Dancing…Keep Reading…that was a lot cheesier than I thought it would be.

L x

Hello Bloggeroonies,

So the past few weeks have been hardcore. Work has been hectic and if I am completely honest it hasn’t been quite enjoyable. Hey ho! On to happier things which are:

  • In about five weeks I am going to become an aunty for the first time.
  • I have lovely books that are going to be read.
  • Errrrrmmm….and I only have four weeks left in work. Whoop!

Anywho, I have had a really slow week because the book that I am reading is really pants but because of my ridiculous rule not to give up on a book I can’t stop reading it. Boo. So this week is actually going to have a throwback review.

I’ve decided to not list the books that I am going to read because to be perfectly honest I cannot be bothered – I’m in one of those horrible indecisive moods at the minute and even after a ridiculous amount of hours sleep I still feel meh!

Ooh also, I feel I should be honest with you all. I failed Banuary. And not just a little bit, I mean I completely, one hundred percent failed Banuary. I hang my head in shame….and start to read my book! Ah well, I’m weak, we all know it!

Anywho, hope you are all ok. Let me know what you are reading.

L x

Happy New Year Bloglets,

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year. I got some lovely books for Christmas that I cannot wait to delve into. But before I can do that I seriously need to make a dent in my ever growing ‘To Be Read’ pile.

This is the first TBR blog that I have written in two weeks therefore I have a few blog posts to tell you about. The past few books that I reviewed include:

Trouble by Non Pratt

Ticker by Lisa Mantchev

A Christmas Feast and Other Stories by Katie Fforde

Jessie Hearts NYC by Keris Stainton

The Last Virgin Alive by Stephanie Crosby

We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a true story by Josh Sundquist

The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

I Don’t Care About Your Band by Julie Klausner

No Place Like Oz by Danielle Paige

I have one review up and coming next week; I really need to get a wiggle on with that.

I am currently reading The Year of Taking Chances by Lucy Diamond. I’ve never read anything by her before but I am really enjoying it so far.

Now, it has come to my attention that I have a lot of books. This is not a big shock or anything but I have realised that I have a lot of books that I am itching to read. Therefore, I have resolved to read one review book and one personal book. I know that this will slow down my reviewing rates on NetGalley and BookBridgr but I do want to read some of the books that I have personally picked up.

With that in mind, from now on I will try to read in the following way:

1 x Review Book

1 x Personal Book

1 x Short Story

1 x Library Book (I work in a school and vet the YA literature before they are available for the students in case they are inappropriate for lower school)

If I have any time after that I will grab another review book.

Sounds like a great plan. How long this plan will last one never knows.

Wish me luck!

L x

Ps – I would love to know what you are all reading so please leave me a comment and let me know.

Having read so many books this year, it was a daunting task having to choose my top 10. I managed to cull my favourites down to a top 25 then I read another book that I wanted to include. Having a blog post of my top 26 books just seemed silly. So I became ruthless.

After much deliberation, debate and soul searching I managed to narrow it down to ten. Here are my top ten books of 2014.

10)          Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel

9)            Just One Day by Gayle Forman

8)            Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

7)            Thirst by Kerry Hudson

6)            Liberty Silk by Kate Beaufoy

5)            Amy, 27: Amy Winehouse and the 27 Club by Howard Sounes

4)            The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

3)            The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin

2)            Trouble by Non Pratt

1)            The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan

What are your top reads for this year?

L x