Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough

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Heeeeeellllo readers, hope you’re weeeellll! It’s Tuesday, and that means it’s time for another TOP TEN TUESDAAAAAAY – and that means that I get to talk to you about books that I love that I just don’t gush about enough. I’m going to get straight into it because I want to gush a lot – so LET’S GO.

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

THIS book is just stunning; full of feeling and emotion this book tells the story of Will and his incredible mum Mary Anne who is dying of pancreatic cancer. The two of them start a two person book club, where we learn about the relationship between the mother and son, whilst Marry Anne’s life hangs in the balance. A warm but really upsetting tale that I am so happy to have read; one you should get a hold of and read soon.

The Vault by Karen Long

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Okaaaay, so maybe I’m going to spend the entirety of this blog post telling you about books I’ve mentioned numerous times; whoopsie. When I write reviews I often keep an eye on them and for some reason a lot of the books I have reviewed that get the most views are books I didn’t really like!! This one, however doesn’t get enough love – THIS BOOK IS FANTASTIC. If you like thrillers, mixed with horror, but a good one, that makes you think and scares you this is fantastic.

Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman

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I recently bought Netflix; well 6 months or so ago just to watch OITNB actually after I read the book. I loved the book and I know it got a lot of mixed reviews, but I thought it was fantastic and the Netflix series which I think you will all know is brilliant. I wish there more reviews of the book because I think it’s kind of being forgotten that this is a book, and I wish more people would read it cause it’s great.

Phoning Home by Jacob M. Appel

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This book is so so so lovely, I received this and another book from this author and I remember it being one of those books, where I read a line, and it was just so brilliant that I was re-reading sections, over and over. This book was written with so much grown-up humour and an understanding of how to write and engage. This book is beautiful.

Chocolat by Joanne Harris

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I read this book suppppper late but I always remember someone I went to school with who mentioned this all the time, and it was on my shelf at home and I think one day I thought just gonna have to get it read – this book is just SUBLIME. It’s a book that I think everyone could enjoy and take something from and use to read something different to what they normally read.

Factotum by Charles Bukowski

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If you haven’t read anything by Bukowski, off to you go now. This one was my favourite, and I think T’s (I will have to check, I know I bought him Pulp? and I think he loved that as well.) His writing is just so blunt and interesting; he writes for him and for no one else and that I just love.

MICROSERFS BY DOUGLAS COUPLAND

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Gah this book is just fantastic; a very recent book for me and one that I thought was full of so much geeky, nerdy, exciting writing that just really pulled me in and that I really enjoyed. I adored this book and the slightly awkward techy style it was written in; stunning book and wonderful writing.

ONCE GONE BY BLAKE PIERCE

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Another book I’ve read really recently but a really brilliant one; this book is so thrilling and exciting. It’s incredible creepy but I adored reading it and can’t wait to get onto the next book. I think sometimes thriller books that are good can be incredibly difficult to find but this one is just fantastic. It does have a couple of bits that are a little bit odd but overall I really enjoyed this.

RHYTHM OF DECEIT (THE NIGHTHAWK SERIES) BY RACHAEL RICHEY

Another FANTASTIC book; I think this is the second in the series but both are fantastic; they have what you would think to be quite a stereotypical storyline but actually I was completely blown away by this. Fantastic characters, a really exciting plot line with brilliant sub-plots I loved reading both of the books in this series so far.

DWELLING BY THOMAS S FLOWERS

FINALLY, if you haven’t read this book yet, you need to. This book is just FANTASTIC. It’s one I think I need to give my Dad maybe because I think he will love this; part thriller, part mystery, part supernatural it has everything you could want. Amazing, just amazing.

So there you go, ten books I think are fantastic and I think you should read! If you’ve read any of these and thought they were good/rubbish/okay please let me know would love to hear your thoughts, but for now, Byeeeee.

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  1. March 22, 2016 / 12:40 pm

    Ooh I love chocolat! That was popular way back when I was a child, but you’re right, it hasn’t had much attention since then! Great post!

  2. March 22, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    What a great list – the ones that caught my eye were Microserfs, Rhythm of Deceit (LOVE the cover!) and Dwelling. Thank you for a great list – I’m probably going to make up my own list – it’s a great idea!

  3. March 22, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    I read Orange Is The New black a few years ago, then I started to watch the Netflix series. I’ll have to admit, that I’m kind of over the whole thing. Well…We’ll see how I feel when the new season comes back! Great Top Ten! 😀
    My TTT.

  4. March 22, 2016 / 5:22 pm

    I love Chocolat! I don’t know why I didn’t add it to my list .. I also didn’t know that Orange is the new Black was a book! Haven’t seen the series either. Great list 🙂

  5. March 23, 2016 / 7:19 am

    Wow, I haven’t thought about Microserfs since I was in University, but I LOVED that book back then. It reflected so much of my life at the time. Great list!

    My TTT.

  6. March 23, 2016 / 8:00 am

    Imma have to look into Dwelling. I love thrillers so so much. ♡♡

  7. March 24, 2016 / 12:03 pm

    Reblogged this on Brainfluff and commented:
    Yes… I KNOW it’s Thursday, not Tuesday – but Lizzie has compiled another of her amazing book lists, which I thought you’d also like to see…

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