Ten Books That Will Make You Laugh (or at least chuckle)

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Heeeeellllo readers, hope you’re well! It’s time to spread a little bookish cheer on mylittlebookblog so today I’m talking about books that will make you giggle a little. All of these books are ones over the year that have made me smile. made me want to share them with friends and family. So, my readerish friends I’m sharing them with you. Hope you enjoy.

Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

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If you’ve seen the film and have been tempted to get hold of the book – JUST DO IT. It’s just as funny as the film and it’s a really good, feel-good, slightly downtrodden hilarious book about life and living as a thirty-something woman. Banging.

(^ my life.)

HOW TO BUILD A GIRL BY CAITLIN MORAN

Talk about this all the time. You know how much I love this book, you know how much I adore Caitlin Moran and how fantastic she is. I NEED TO GET MY HANDS ON HER NEW BOOK Moranifesto because I know it’s going to be bladdy awesome.

I FEEL BAD ABOUT MY NECK: AND OTHER THOUGHTS ON BEING A WOMAN BOOK BY NORA EPHRON

Maybe no so funny, but one of those read and nod your head to. This book is full of wonderful stories and really thoughtful but funny stories. So special.

I LIE FOR MONEY BY STEVE SPILL

A book I read forever ago but one I feel like I haven’t reallllly spoken about. This is a book that follows the life of magician Steve Spill. The stories are really funny but in my review I struggled with reading huge chunks of the book, it’s not one to read in two days kind of thing but it is a good read.

MURDER, MYSTERY AND DATING MAYHEM BY DENA HAGGERTY

Allll the books I’ve read by this author have been fantastic – they’re not the most intelligent of books but they are SO MUCH FUN, and have so many jokes and quips. If you need something fun to read that isn’t to difficult to read, or too heavy this is definitely for you.

CAMPERVAN KAMA SUTRA BY JOHN PERRIER

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This is a rip-rolling adventure holiday – it is a greaaat book full of fun adventures and the difficulties of having sex in a camper-van. Again, like the Steve Spill it’s a little difficult to read all in one go, but it’s quite good fun.

WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE by MARIA SEMPLE

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This book is hilar, and although it’s got problems it’s definitely a funny read. It follows Bernadette who decides to run off from her family and basically cause chaos. It’s not a funny book but it’s got a lot of puns, some jokes, a lot of outrageous behavior. It’s a big crazy mess.

GEORGE’S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE: ROALD DAHL

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THIS BOOK. Everyone’s read it right?

DOES THIS BABY MAKE ME LOOK STRAIGHT? BY DAN BUCATINSKY

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I NEVER see this book reviewed on book review blogs but this is a fantastic book. Full of funny family stories and things said by small children the struggles of parenting and get through day to day life. I listened to this as an audio book and physically laughed out loud in the silent section of library that’s how funny it is. Go and read it – it’s fantastic.

AGE, SEX, LOCATION BY MELISSA PIMENTAL

Finnnnnal book for you today; I always try to get ten but I was struggling a little towards the end;. this book is a dating style book with lots of dating profiles, silly stories and just a lot of dating disasters. Well written with a strong female protagonist and a great read!

So there we go; ten feel-good, kinda funny books. If you have any suggestions for really funny books please leave them below. Hope you enjoyed and see you Thursday!!

Top Ten Tuesday: Songs I wish were books

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Helllllo readers – still struggling without a laptop but I’m doing my best to keep it together and get these posts up. I’ve been borrowing ones from others and desperately typing on my kindle which I would like to mention is an utter nightmare. However – to give me some calm I’ve pulled together this week’s Top Ten Tuesday which is related to music and books.

One of the suggested topics is songs I wish were books and I just thought this would be perfect. Without further delay onto the top ten. (Also I’ve decided to stick with quite current songs just to try and give myself a chance of picking ten!)

Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Rey

Wouldn’t this song just make an utterly incredible but terribly upsetting book. Every time I hear this song I just feel so much and I think if that could be made into the book it would just be – EVERYTHING.

Glorious by Foxes

Maybe I’ve picked this because this song has been playing on repeat for the last 12 months of my life? (okay maybe not that much.) These lyrics just seem to be hiding the most beautiful and heartbreaking story I just want to hear.

I close my eyes and I feel your heart beat
A deep blue sea rushes over me
And when the thunder cries I feel the warmth around me
Cos I found a place underneath your heart

Because the faith isn’t gone
I still hear it calling
But something is wrong
The tear drops are falling
But just before they hit the ground
Oh when I hear you say
Oh when I hear you say

Don’t give it up, don’t give it up, it’s glorious

Small Bump by Ed Sheeran

*weeps gently.* This song just makes me want to dissolve into a puddle on the floor. If this was a book I’m not sure I would recover but I know it would be stunning.

Shine by Years & YEars

Maybe an odd song? I can see this being the background for a bloody brilliant dystopian YA novel a bit like The Maze Runner meets The Hunger Games. I mean come on those first lyrics –

I remember us alone
Waiting for the light to go
Don’t you feel that hunger
I’ve got, so many secrets to show
When I saw you on that stage
I shiver with the look you gave
Don’t you hear that rhythm
Can you show me how we can escape. 

DownTown by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Maybe another interesting song choice but I really want to read a book that just follows an amazing group of friends, a bit like Skins meets Fresh Meat in book form? WHEN WILL THAT HAPPEN? Anyway I just think this song would perfectly represent that.

Hold back the river by James Bay

WOULDN’T THIS JUST BE THE ROMANCE BOOK OF 2016? I mean those lyrics are just waiting to be made into the love story of 2K16.

Once upon a different life
We rode our bikes into the sky
But now we’re caught against the tide
Those distant days all flashing by

Bad blood by Taylor Swift feat Kendrick Lamar

Now I can’t lie I’m not a huge fan of Taylor Swift and I’m definitely not a Swiftie if that’s what they’re called but this song definitely packs a punch. I can see a book where The Duff meets meets Mean Girls. It would be, incredible.

On My Mind – Ellie Goulding

Now stick with me – I know this one is supposed to be a romance song but I DEFINITELY see this almost like a romance/psychological thriller. The girl can’t get the guy off her mind and then all sorts of things start going wrong  – she can’t keep him away from her. It would be epic (and also bloody terrifying.)

Adventure of a lifetime by Coldplay

I don’t know how well this song went down but I see it as the perfect YA romance with a little supernatural mixed in. Maybe the girl can read minds and that mixes with their relationship. I think it would be the sweetest thing and I ADORE THIS SONG.

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Sorry by Justin Bieber

Look I’m sorry (sorry) for using this song but it’s just been stuck in my head. I see it as a best friendship gets out of hand when one admits feelings for the other. As they begin to explore their relationship one of them super messes it up – and then we get to explore as they learn to trust again/fall in love; but I’m not making specific ideas (cough cough.)

SO THERE WE GO. Ten songs I think could be the inspiration for excellent books. What do you think of my choices? Have I made terrible decisions? Can you see one of my songs telling a completely different story let me know in the comments or tweet me @littlebookblog1.

Friday Favourites #1

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Helllo readers, please forgive me if this post is a little rambling in length but I’ve decided to write up my Friday (bookish) favourites. I haven’t written one before as such but recently I’ve been buying lots of reader related bits and bobs and thought I would pop it all together in a lovely post for you. I adore reading these on other blogs and thought I would write my own. I’m not going to do them every-week but I think if they go down well maybe once a month on the first Friday of the next month? We’ll see! For now, enjoy!

Scrabble ‘L’ Mug

I’ve mentioned this before but I’m not a massive tea or coffee drinker and only recently have I started to drink peppermint or green tea, but I’ve been converted and now adore the stuff so I’ve been picking up lots of new mugs to add to my collection. This most recent addition is a scrabble ‘L’ mug. It’s so pretty, with the score of the letter on there, a double point square on the bottom of the inside of the mug, and the distribution of letters on the back it’s kind of perfect. I picked this up in London for around £8 pounds which I know if a lot but I just think it’s wonderful.

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Pucca Peppermint & Liquorice Tea

Another addition to my list but I recently went to T and Harry’s house and Harry offered me a cup of Peppermint and Liquorice Tea which I have to say is amazing. When I next went to tesco I picked up a pack and I’ve been drinking  it pretty much constantly ever since. I’m trying to get better at reading before bed and this is the perfect accompaniment.

Primark Bee Hoppy Pyjamas

I adore Primark Pyjamas but I have tumultuous relationship with them. I love the shorts that they sell because they are so utterly utterly comfy but the vests that come with them are useless especially when you’ve got a bit extra in the chest area. So I have to buy a different top to go with, and I end up with so many mismatched vest tops.

However I did manage to pick up a pair of checked shorts in magenta, navy and white and a ‘BEE HOPPY’ oversized sweatshirt with pink, grey and white large horizontal stripes. It’s utterly gorgeous and perfect for snuggling up with whilst blogging and I have a pair of super snuggly white knee high socks to go with too.

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Blogging Diary

So, this year is the first year I’ve had a blogging diary. I know – shock horror but I’ve finally got organised enough to have a blogging diary and this one is perfect.  It’s compact and smaller than A4 but the size has the perfect space to write the day’s post – any work related notes and is bright highlighter yellow and magenta so I can find it in my bag/bed/floordrobe. I’ve only had it a month of so but I’m still using it which must be some kind of record.

Penguin Canvas Tote bag

I’ve had this a little while but just haven’t found a reason to blog about it yet. It’s a Penguin book cover of The Great Gatsby as a canvas book bag and I use it every day for work. It’s the perfect size for laptop, soup, charger, book and my blogging diary and my make-up bag, plus it’s gorgeous. I really want a maroon one but I’m yet to decide which book cover but I also adore the green Sherlock version. *Puts on wish-list.*

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So these are my wonderful January favourites. Hope you enjoyed this slightly different post but I might just write a few more.

Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR pile

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Helooooo readers, it’s time for another TOP TEN TUESDAY POST *cheeeers.* Really sorry for not taking part last week it seems like my bookish brain wasn’t in gear and I totally forgot which was a bit silly. However, I’m back today to show you more books I’ve added to my to-be-read pile and there are some really good ones on this list which I’m really excited to get stuck into – and before you say anything, yes I know I should get through the ones already on there but it’s always much to tempting to add new one!

Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett

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Furo Wariboko – born and bred in Lagos – wakes up on the morning of his job interview to discover he has turned into a white man. As he hits the city streets running, still reeling from his new-found condition, Furo finds the dead ends of his life open out before him. As a white man in Nigeria, the world is seemingly his oyster – except for one thing: despite his radical transformation, Furo’s ass remains robustly black . . .

Really thought-provoking book which I think will be really interesting to review.

The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer

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Exciting thriller about a missing  person with a stunning cover and a really interesting premise of family relationships I think this thriller looks brilliant.

Innocents and Others by Dana Spiotta

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I always seem to add books because they conflict opinion and this is one of them! I love the idea of the two girls and their contrasting emotions on sex and the like but some readers have really panned it. So, I kind of want to read it! *throws on le tbr pile.*

Sweetbitter: A novel by Stephanie Danler

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A lush, raw, thrilling novel of the senses about a year in the life of a uniquely beguiling young woman, set in the wild, alluring world of a famous downtown New York restaurant.

This book definitely appeals to my twenty-something vibe – the line of the blurb stating ‘she’s come to New York to look for a life she can’t define, except as a burning drive to become someone, to belong somewhere.’ resonates in a slightly terrifying way.

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

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Definitely attempted to create a very varied and exciting list of books for you today. This book is full of stories that play with words, emotions, meanings. The reviews so far have been stunningly positive and I want to add to them.

After You (Me Before You #2) by Jojo Moyes

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Every so often one of my wonderful girl group suggest a book for me – this one the beautiful Hope suggested I read so here it is! (I swear this was the book – well this is the one I wrote down – Hope please remind me if I’m being a doughnut.)

Can I Have a Chocolate Milkshake? by Rajat Mishra

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I won’t lie this is a very recent addition to my TBR pile. It popped up as a suggestion when I trying to decide how many books to aim for 2016 and it just looked like my cup of tea. Described as a pick me up book I thought this might be perfect if I ever have another truly stressful reading slump and might just be an excellent read!

Artichoke’s Heart by Suzanne Supplee

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Already attempting my New Year’s Resolutions by using Goodreads more and this popped up on my feed. It reads a lot like a book I read by Katie Cross this year and I really enjoyed the premise and idea so I thought this might give me the same *feels!*

Exposure by Helen Dunmore

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Historical fiction, rave write-ups, a brilliant cover and a super exciting blurb – straight on the TBR!

That Girl From Nowhere by Dorothy Koomson

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I’ve added this one – almost only because I need to find myself another Dorothy Koomson book to rave about. There are so many of hers that I adore but I haven’t read one in a little while so I’ve added this to my TBR for the new year!

Too many books, too little time but these are definitely books I’m planning to get read this year! Have you read any of these already? What did you think? Comment below or as always tweet me @littlebookblog!

 

Top Ten Best Books I didn’t expect to read in 2K15

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Helllllo readers, it’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday post which I utterly love. I remember having to compile a list of my favourite topics that had been done so far and I only had ten so it was an easy task – but now I adore writing these lists. Today’s topic is to list your ten favourite books from 2015 and I just can’t. Sorry won’t do it. I have decided to instead write a list of the ten books  I didn’t expect to read this year but really enjoyed. Without further Lizzy warbling onto the list.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

This is a DNF book from my childhood – 22 year old Lizzy finally made it through this and I am finally a happy, happy bunny.

Animal Farm by George Orwell

After waiting three years to read 1984 I’ve read three Orwell books this year which has been wonderful. This has been my year for classics and it’s made me wonderfully happy.

How to Keep a Pet Squirrel by Axel Scheffler

This is a slightly abnormal one but I adored this children’s book. The images are beautiful and it’s been created for a good cause. It’s a little tongue in cheek but it is honestly delightful.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Truman Capote

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Audrey Hepburn and before this year hadn’t seen anything that starred her. After watching the film Breakfast at Tiffanies I had to read this – so I did and it was beautiful. If you’re yet to read this – put it on your TBR now.

How to Be a Woman: Caitlin Moran

Don’t ask me how I only read something by the wonderful Caitlin Moran this year but I’ve now read both her books and they are both utterly brillant. READ READ READ ASAP.

Vivian’s Couch: Michael Obiora

Another odd one, but I have always been a fan of Michael Obiora; he asked me to read his book, I obliged and we also did a wonderful Q + A. Brilliant author brilliant book.

The Silver Linings Play Book: Matthew Quick

I’ve tried really hard this year to read books that have been films before seeing them and this is one I didn’t think I would get to read. However, I spotted it in my local library and thought yes I’ll give it a go. Lovely book, lovely story but still need to go see the film!

Tamed by Emma Chase

I’ve been looking for my newest proper trashy romance that I can go back to time and time again. This year I think I found it – finally.

The Girl on the train: Paula Hawkins

This one may be a little odd but it normally takes me 485804943 months to get round to the year’s hottest book (ie still haven’t read The Silkworm by JK – slaps wrist) but this one I read quite quickly, at least for me, after it came out! #WIN

Bon Bons to Yoga Pants by Katie Cross

Finallllly, I adore Katie Cross and her books but they are mostly fantasy books – this year I got to read a romance genre book from this fantastic author and it was everything. I adored it.

There we go – ten fantastic book I never thought I would read this year. I know this might seem a little like a cop-out but I really couldn’t just pick ten favourite books from this year, it just wouldn’t work.

 

The Opposite Books Tag

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It’s a Fridaaaaaaay *holla* and I am seriously ready for this day to end; it’s been one of those day where nothing has come together easily, or helpfully and it’s just be a kladgjklgadfjgkah kind of day, but, I get to write a really interesting book tag and today is it the opposites tag. As I sometimes do, I’m not tagging anyone in particular, but if you’re reading this and you feel like joining the fun, do it! I’d love to see your answers, so make sure to let me know if you did it and I’ll stop by your blog.

Let’s Go.

The First Book in your collection and the last book you bought

I can’t really name the first book in my collection, but I think maybe something Biff & Chip & Kipper related. I was read so many books as a child that they all kind of blur into one but there were lots of little Miss and Mr Men books and the Funnybones books. I really adore reading children’s books even now.

My most recent purchase is a little childish but I bought Texts from Dog by October Jones. I bought it after seeing the texts on Tumblr and then found they had been collated into a book and I just couldn’t resist.

A cheap book and an expensive book

I wrote about this recently but my local bookstore is shutting down which is really sad and I’m not sure what I’m going to do when it finally closes. The only real positive of this is currently there are lots of reaaaaaaaly cheap books for me to buy and squirrel back home.

I rarely buy books now because I get sent too many for me to really get through – but I did recently buy a new copy of Caitlin Moran’s book which cost me £3.85? Compared to the twenty pence I spent on my dear shutting down book store that’s kinda expensive.

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A book with a male protagonist and one with a female protagonist 

These questions are really diffiuclt because there are so many characters I want to pick; for the male I’m going to go for Atticus Finch. I am so glad I took a bit of time to get through this lovely book and finally get it read. I can understand why I didn’t (I remember many students detesting it back at school) but I think it’s a real classic and one that everyone should read.

For the female protagonist I’m going to go for Aoname from 1Q84; I think she’s such a special character and I have been utterly entranced by her throughout reading it. I’ve never read a character like her and to a point it’s probably one of the reasons why I’m not ready to let her or the book go yet.

A book you read fast and one that took you a long time to read

I am currently stillllllllll reading Murakami’s 1Q84; it’s just taking forever, one because I’m not sure I’m ready to finish it and secondly because I have so much work to do at the moment my time and concentration for reading has been zilch.

In terms of a book I read quickly, I think maybe Stella Newman’s Pear Shaped; I seem to recall reading it in a day just unable to put the thing down for a minute or two. I was going through a really tough time and I think I just needed to lose myself in a book and this was the one I picked.

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A book with a pretty cover and one with an ugly one 

I think this one is a little mean because books aren’t ugly just maybe a little boring. I’m going to go for some of the books I was sent as part of the ‘blogger box share.’ I was sent a set of utterly beautiful books by Virginia Woolf-  each of them has a beautiful vintage feel.  Imma in LOVE with them.

Ugly books? That’s a bit mean – I think the copy I got from the library of Giovanni’s Room wasn’t very pretty. It definitely didn’t make me feel excited about the book and even put me off a little. A thoughtful and inspiring book but the cover just didn’t sell it for me – the writing inside definitely did.

A national book and an international book 

I think for the national book I’ll have to go with Harry Potter? Is there any other choice really?

I think for an international book I would have to go with the Milllenium Trilogy by Steig Larsson. I adored these books and when I have time I really want to go back and read them all through again. Interestingly by favourite was the last in the series which I will definitely be re-reading soon – maybe over Christmas.

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A thin book and a thick book

I think I would have to pick ‘The Story of the eye by George Bataille’ which is a mere 127 pages but that includes the content, and the additional essays at the end so it ends up to around 100 pages ish which is nothing. Although I’m not sure you’d want much more – my review of this was up yesterday.

Much to T’s disgust I still haven’t finished 1Q84 which I suppose as a cheat is three books in one but it as the books don’t end as you finish each of them I’m counting it as one. I’m currenrtly 1020 pages through and there’s still almost a whole book worth of pages to go but I am still enjoying it – just too busy to finish *wails*

A Fiction book and a non-fiction book

I only really read fiction books but I’m going to pick Sugar and Snails by Anne Goodwin. I rarely get to read a book that I think will really make a difference to those reading it but this is truly a tale that taught me something new and made me re-evaluate some of my own views. It was wonderful to get the chance to read it.

The only non-fiction I really read is to do with the sinking of the Titanic. It’s been a slight obsession for me for a number of years probably due to the film being my ultimate favourite something I’m not embarassed to admit. There’s just something about it I just can’t get out of my mind. Over the years I’ve collected books and acumulated them from different people- my parents gave me a huge book full of facts for christmas a couple of years back which meant a big deal to me so I’m going to have to go with that – unfortunately no idea what it’s called!

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A way to romantic book and an action book

Mmmmm, I really don’t like romance books that are toooo sickly but I recently read Almost Perfect by Julie Ortolon and although not too bad it was a little sweet and sickly. The romance just felt a little unrealistic –  I still enjoyed it but it was a bit of a difficult read.

I think Four Seats by Aaron Cooley maybe – The plot follows the bombing of the Supreme Court and the dangers and problems that follow. It’s quite politically driven but I really interesting read all the same.

A book that made you happy and one that made you sad

Imma going to go really sterotypical in terms of what I always pick but – The Book Thief never fails to make me shed a tear. It is a beautiful book and one I think everyone should read.

A book that makes me happy would have to be – The Chocolate Run by Dorothy Koomson. This is one of my favourite all time books despite it being a chick-lit but it just makes me feel so lovely after reading it. Perfection.

Sooooooo many books to pick from that was so hard; additionally sorry I warbled on for nearly 1500 words what is wrong with me! As always what would you add? Are there any you really disagree with you fancy reading? Let me know in the comments and have a wonderful day bookworms.

Twenty-five things us bookworms are super awesome at

Twenty-five things us bookworms are super awesome at

Helllllllllo readers, it’s a Friday which means FRIYAY (yes I did just type that and only feel slightly ashamed.) I’ve been having a bit of a writing block kind of month. Reviews are being written thick and fast but these more bookish, talking posts have been more difficult. I had a think and I thought, us readers are really good at lots of things so I wanted to write them all down so we can be super proud of them – enjoy.

1) Letting our TBR list flow over until it’s so long we can barely think about it without our bank balances going into meltdown
2) Walking into the library and checking out double the books we can physically read in the time we’re allowed to read them
3) Being able to read just about anywhere; bath, bed, train, car, standing up, on the bus, we are reading ninjas
4) Spending a good thirty minutes going into the plot/characters/writing style when someone just asks ‘Hey, is this worth a read?’
5) Getting so emotionally involved in plotlines that we get book hangovers and spend the next few days wandering just emotional invested in the finished story
6) Organising and re-organising our books; should it be in colour order? Or authors alphabetically?

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7) Buying a book we already have with a different cover because omgee it is so beautiful and instagramable
8) Spotting someone on the bus/train/tube who’s reading and awkwardly looking over to try and get a glimpse of what they’re reading
9)  annnnnd giving an appreciative nod if it seems like a good one.
10) Having DNF books that we’re still not quite ready to part with but knowing we’re unlikely to ever make it all the way through
11) Contemplating relationships with certain hot mess kind of characters and wondering if they’ll make you breakfast in bed.
12) Staying up till 3am because… just one more chapter then I’ll go to sleep.

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13) Being a regular at the local library and always ALWAYS trying to get other people to use them; C’MON FREE BOOKS!”£¬”£
14) Getting up in the morning and thinking hair wash, breakfast, contour makeup maybe; then spending all that time reading and having to get ready in minus two minutes.
15) Never panicking when a friend is late to a coffee date cause you know – always carry a book
16) Losing keys, shoes, phone but never EVER losing a book
17) Reading 38583238583 books on the go because ya know there’s always another to read right?
18) Having a well constructed answer when someone ultimately asks the question – ‘So, what is your favourite book?’

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19) Using anything for a bookmark; train ticket, receipt, another book we make it work!
20) Pondering wildly on different endings to books when they don’t quite go our way.
21) Always knowing the quickest way to the local bookstore just in case of bookish emergencies
22) Having a dedicated book for when the reading slumps kick in; Alice in Wonderland, or HP we all have one
23) Always having an opinion (whether good or bad) as to book-to-movie adaptations
24) Knowing truly which Harry Potter house you should being/ have done the pottermore quiz #Ravenclaw
25) Knowing that reading is pretty goddamn cool and being proud to call yourself a book worm.

Gah isn’t it great to be a reader? Agree/disagree let me know in le comments. What would you add?

Top Ten Debut Authors I need to read more from

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Gooooood Morning readers, bit of a sad start to this Tuesday morning because after two and a bit years I have made the decision to shut my review request box. It’s been something I’ve been thinking of doing for months now just to get on top of everything. I have too many books to read on my TBR list and so many just living in my email inbox that it’s time to get it all sorted out. Don’t hate me – I’ve just let it get a little too out of control. I hope to reopen it in January but we’ll have to see.

Today’s Top Ten tuesday is author’s I would really like to see write another book/ read their sophomore novel because I am desperate to read more from these wonderful authors.

Paula Hawkins (The Girl on the Train) 

I adored The Girl on the Train and am really excited to see if another book materialises. I know that some readers didn’t like it as much as I did – totally raved over it but – I want to see more.

Stephen Chbosky (Perks of being a wallflower)

I adored this book and I am so ready to read more but there’s nothing for me to-  I really cannot wait to read another beautiful novel by Chbosky.

Virginia McGregor (What Milo Saw)

I believe there’s one in the pipeline but I’m going to have to wait for it I think which makes for a sad but very excited reader

Maria Semple (Where’d ya go Bernaette)

Time to mention one I haven’t quite got round to yet but definitely need to. Although I found where’d ya go Bernadette a little difficult to read I thought the writing style was really interesting and I think maybe with a different storyline I may enjoy this even more.

Cordelia Jensen (Skyscraping)

One of my closest friends Leanne sent me this book and wrote the loveliest message in the front cover – I’m yet to review it but I will and I will definitely be waiting  excitedly for the next installment.

Emma Healey ( Elizabeth is Missing)

I think Elizabeth is Missing was Healey’s debut novel – correct me if I’m wrong but I absolutely adored her book and if she’s written annnnnnnything else I need to get my mitts on it soon.

Simon Pont (Remember to Breathe)

I’ve mentioned this book over and over and over (and over) but if he could just write some more fiction books I would be a happy bunny.

Piper Kerman (Orange is the new black) 

I have FINNNNAAAALLLY  caught up with OITNB (which I have watched in just over two weeks – I was sick don’t judge.) I did read the book before and reading more from her would just be wonderful.

Morgan Matson (Amy & Rodger’s Epic Detour)

I know there are two books out but I am stillllllll yet to get round to them although they are rather high in my tbr. I will get round to it sooooooooon.

J.D Brick (Tangled Up in Blue) 

Finally I’m picking this wonderful author who has promised to send me her sophomore novel when it’s finished but for now I’m waiting here empty handed. (Sad Face)

Any of you that read my blog yesterday will know currently I am dying of lack of sleep although I made it almost allllll the way through last night so imma going to try and make it through today and then get an early-ish night. As always let me know your thoughts and link me up with your wonderful lists!

Top Ten Tuesdays: Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit

Hellllllo readers, hope you’re well! Sorry I haven’t been as active recently in terms of comments and tweets and the like. My new job is incredible, honestly incredible and yet it is taking the energy out of me. My bum might sit on a chair most of the day but keeping up with everything has meant that by the time I get home it’s pjs, blankets and rewatching Great British Menu episodes. I am a granny yes indeed. Today is Tuesday and that means TOP TEN TUESDAY. Today’s is ten bookish things I have quit and some I still need to! Enjoy book worms!

Going into a book store and buying 183756392474 books

Don’t ask me how I’ve done this but I’ve finally managed to stop myself buying alllll the books. It may be because I’m more organised and I’m picking up less library fines so I’m taking more books out. Last week T and I went to one of our favourite bookstores which is shutting down (goddamn) and they had books for 20p and I bought one. Just one. #HOLLA

Forgetting to take back library books

Totally linked to the last point but I have recently been super good at taking books back or at least remembering where they are and not leaving them in places where I can’t get at them i.e at home or on the bus. Thumbs up Lizzo.

Remembering to put my reviews on Amazon/Goodreads/Twitter

I’ve writing/written a post on this, which is a little critical of this, but I do seem to remember to put all my reviews on all of those lovely social media sites that I connect with you all on. Although they don’t go up straight after they go live on le blog, I do try and make sure the weeks reviews should (should) all go up on the Saturday of that week.

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Reading 14657829385 books at the same time

When I started book blogging I was a definite one book at a time kind of gal, but as the book blog got bigger the number of books being read at the same time got a bit ridiculous. However I’m now back to a happy medium of two, maybe stretched to three but it’s a lot more manageable. Yes m8.

Not turning over the corners in books

This was one of the things I really wanted to stop doing, and to a point I’m a lot better at is remembering to pick up a train ticket or a receipt to make sure I have something to whack in when I finally put my book now at 2am.

Now onto things I want to quit….

Not finishing books!

Every time I write one of these I mention 1Q84 but much to T’s utter disgust I am yet to finish it. Why you ask? Because I’m an idiot and keep forgetting to read it instead of reaching for something new. Bugger.

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Not Reading books I have mentioned on TTT lists

This one is annoying because I write all of these lists and then never end up reading them? Why? Because rather stupidly I’m reading other lists and making an even longer TBR. What is wrong with me?

Buying books I have already read

Anyone else do this? A publisher brings out a new cover and you’re just like… gahhhhh, I want but I already have but it’s so pretty. Yep, I need to stop buying duplicates.

Agreeing to read every single book that enters my blog email.

I have to say no at some point, I currently have hundreds of books to read. Damn, Damn, Damn, Damn.

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Not reading outside on my lunchbreak rather than working all the way through

I really should go get some fresh air, my head is already frazzled enough. Yeeeee.

(ALSO, that might be my favourite bookish gif eva)

A bit different for me this week five of each! As always what bookish bad habits have you stopped? What do you wish you could stop doing? Leave me all your quibbles in le comments. Tar babes.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my autumn to be read list.

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Holla readers, it’s nearly Autumn, my favourite time of year. Snuggly jumpers, woolen scarves, leggings with wooly socks, I can almost feel the cosy roll-necks, long morning cuddles and steaming cups of coffee drank whilst walking through crunchie leaves. GIVE IT TOO ME. But, before I get a little Autumn crazy, I need to have a list of books to get me through the colder, darker nights and that is today’s post brought to us by the wonderful The Broke and the Bookish.

Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close:

I’ve been really hooked on ‘reading lists’ recently. Whether it’s to read during your Twenties, during Autumn, or when you’re going through a break-up I’m all for them. This book tells the tale of three females as they struggle with family trouble, career stresses and heart-break. The perfect cosy, female strong book for the Autumn.

MWF Seeking BFF by Rachel Bertsche:

This book is about a newly married lady, who realises she needs a couple of ladies as her besties. She goes on a number of friend-dates in the hope of finding her perfect BFF. A cool, cute read for the fall months.

What She Saw by Lucinda Rosenfeld:

I stumbled across this book on another blogging site and thought it looked brilliant. A mixture of breaking up, growing up and starting a new lease of life this is the perfect light-hearted read that I need after all those classics.

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People by Toby Young:

Ive seen a bit of the film but had never realised it was a book. I’m really interested to get this read because I’ve heard it’s a really comical read; witty, ironic and very jokey it sounds right up my street.

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway:

I have yet to read any of this authors books and after my classics challenge I think it’s finally time to get hold of a book of his and tell you all my thoughts. Seen as one of Hemingway’s main masterpieces and set at the end of WW1 this may just be perfect.

My Misspent Youth by Meghan Dunn:

This is a little different because it is more of a collection of non-fiction essays I guess. They talk of real life worries especially relating to young people and I think it would make a different book type to review on MLBB and to see if I enjoy it as much as I think I will.

Just Kids by Patti Smith:

*eee* really excited by this book, set in the 60’s and 70’s it really does make my historical fiction senses tingle. It follows the authors relationship with a famous photographer and the idea of a romance set in the era following the glitz and the glamour of said famous photographer it sounds just, perfect.

Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff:

Still on my TBR, still needs to be read, will be read this autumn finally.

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven:

This book is literally on every blog I read. I need to read it and get it reviewed ASAP.

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe:

Not only a brilliant title but the story of growing up gay in the 80’s and the exploration of sexuality and romances sounds brilliant. Right up me street.

Ten fantastic books, ten that will be reviewed, ten I need to buy now damn you bank balance. What would add? Which do you want to know more about? Let me know in le comments or tweet me @littlebookblog1.