Ten Books I Would Buy This Second If Someone Handed Me A Fully Loaded Gift Card

Helllllllo readers, it’s Tuesday and despite me saying I wasn’t going to do a hella load of book tags I think this is one I might not be able to give up. I just love the topics that The Broke and The Bookish Gals come up with. I’m thinking of using Tuesday’s for my book tag for the week and then using Friday for a bookish post but I haven’t quite decided yet! Just for now, here are Ten Top Books I would buy right now if a lovely person gave me a fully stocked gift card! #WIIIIINNN.

GODDDD I LOVE ME A THRILLER! I’ve tried so hard in the last few months to find books that are TRULY like Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train but I find that so many are just cheap replicas. Thriller’s are having a moment and I hope this one might just be the next one that makes it into my top ten books.

I don’t really want to go into everything that’s been happening to me the last few months. Too much trauma, too much drama, but I thought that this little book might just give me a little bit of a boost? I’ve been looking for books that will help but aren’t self-righteous and that will help support – this one seems like a go-to.

I haven’t read this book in YEARS, but I would really, really, really like to add a copy to my collection. I have always found the story utterly fascinating and would love to read it again, all snuggled up in bed with a cup of butterscotch hot chocolate #bbz.


Many of you will know I’m not a big fan of books written by celebrity personalities. It’s not that I’m snobbish but I THERE ARE SO MANY BOOKS BETTER THAN GIRL ONLINE GODDAMN IT. I’ve seen quite a few negative reviews of this book, which kinda never happens with books written by an online personality so I’m tempted to give this a go.

I might have to buy a different copy of this book with a different front cover because clowns utterly terrify me but, I think this book looks FANTASTIC.

“GROW UP is the ultimate twenty-first-century coming-of-age novel. It paints a vivid portrait of the pills and thrills and bellyaches of growing up today. Funny, smart and twisted, it is the story of one young man transformed.”

I’ve started to realise there’s a theme here – I promise I’m not crazy just I think my brain is drawn the to less normal at the moment. I’m tired of ready airy fairy books, I want something punchy, something that tests me, something that is DIFFERENT. This looks perfect for that.

I mean who doesn’t want to read more from William Boyd? I mean if you haven’t what the bloody hell are you waiting for.

One of the big things I want to do with my blog is to read books that are really BIG NOW. I’ve always been one to shy away and wait until everyone and their dog has read a certain book. Now I want to throw myself into reading the newest and get my thoughts in, not a year later. This book is currently EVERYWHERE, and I want it.

I mean who doesn’t want to read more from Sebastian Faulks? I mean if you haven’t what the bloody hell are you waiting for.


Virginia, 1966. The motionless deeps of the lake outside Stillwater College are being ruffled. Lee, a blue-blooded poet and professor, is determinedly fondling Peggy, an ingénue freshman with literary pretensions, in his canoe. So begins a long affair but the two are mismatched from the start.

The story that follows rocks the boat in every sense. Nell Zink’s hugely entertaining, totally unique Mislaid explodes the nuclear family and topples every foundation of identity – black and white, gay and straight, “normal” and very very strange…

^ I mean come on, come on. 

SO, do you want to read any of these books? Would they make it on your top ten books you need in your life. Let me know and I’ll see tomorrow for a new book review. Love you long time bookish baubles.

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