Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t (Yet)

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Helllllo readers, hope you’re well and happy and busy. It’s January which is obviously a little terrifying and I’ve been trying to stick to a couple of New Year’s resolutions although I’m pretty sure they won’t stick. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday post is where I (a little sadly) put together a post of all the books I said I would get round to but didn’t in 2K15. These are the books that I was adament I would get done but didn’t because – you know, life. I will try my utter best to get these lovely books read in 2k16 because they all look pretty darn brilliant.

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Slaughterhouse-five by Kurt Vonnegut

I read so, so many classics in 2015 but this one I just didn’t get round to. I hope to in 2016 because I’ve heard so many wonderful things about this book.

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Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

One of my friends favourite books and one I have seen reviewed all the time. It’s been on my list a long time but I always forget about it and end up picking another up. One to get hold of on my next library trip I think.

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Wild by Cheryl Strayed

This book has been on my TBR for over a year now and yet still haven’t got my reading butt in gear and read it. I will this year, because I desperately want to see the film but want to read it first!

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A Room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf

I even have a copy of this book now but have I read it – no, why, no idea.

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The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

One of the many books I’m embarrassed not to have read and still haven’t! Hopefully 2016 will be the year to get this read.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

*grumbles.* I think I must be one of the worst bookworms for never ever having picked up a copy of this book let alone read it. I promised I would get this read but not yet. Once again 2016 will be the year hopefully.

We need to talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver

I loved the film adaptation of this and have seen varying reviews of the book – if I could just get this read and reviewed this year I will be a happy bunny.

The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

I’m really lagging at my 101 things in 1001 days challenge especially the one to read twenty books recommended by friends. This is one of the suggested books so hopefully I can get back on track with this brilliant book.

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K Rowling)

Still need to read. Soon. Hopefully.

Love Letters to the dead by Ava Dellaira

Finally, this book has also been on my TBR for almost a year but I’ve been the worst for getting through it this year. I have this waiting in my Amazon basket so there’s no excuse really!

I’m really sorry that these books have featured on so many lists but I really am the worst for reading books on my TBR. I cannot wait to get these all read and reviewed for you. What books are you hoping to get read this year? Have you read any of those ^ and have thoughts on them? Comment below or tweet me @littlebookblog1!

 

The Unread Book Tag: Where I contemplate all the books I still have to read *wails*

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1. How many unread books do you own?

This is a difficult one because I technically own hundreds of books including the ones passed down to me and sent to me by authors. As to the ones I’ve bought and not read it’s less than twenty currently. The woes of being a little poor with student debts I guess. Saying this, if it’s the latter then it’s realllllly not worth thinking about. If you include the books I want to read that I haven’t got hold of yet the list is unforgivable

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2. How many books do you own that you have read?

How is that a fair question (when would I have counted my books *wails.*) I think my bookshelves at home have around two hundred and ten books and I have around thirty at my new house in Newcastle Under Lyme so I think around the two hundred and fifty mark maybe? (That doesn’t included any of the ones in my email inbox: it’s incredible how many books I’ve read!)

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3. Do you buy more books than you read?

I’m a bit of a library advocate if I’m honest. If I’m desperate to read or own a book I will buy a copy but I seem to find that I’m ready to move on and find that next wonderful book. Saying that I always take out more books than I can physically read!

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4. Why do you think you haven’t read your unread books?

I think it’s because there are constantly more and more incredible books from incredible authors coming out my To Be Read list just gets longer and longer until it’s undecipherable mess. Being a book blogger seems to make this plenty worse too.

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5. Are you going to go on a book buying ban?

Hmmm, yes, at the moment my Amazon basket is full to the brim and my bank balance is terrified that after a couple of glasses of wine Lizzy will just buy them all in one swoop. I’ve tried to stop adding books until I’m up to date with the ones I’ve promised to read for authors but that is a llloonngg way into the future.

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So there you go a little bookish look at all my sadly unread books that I need to get my little paws on. I now nominate Becky from Blogs Of A Bookaholic to complete said tag.

Top Ten Tuesdays: Top ten books on my ‘to be read’ for Summer 2015

Hello readers and welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday post from yours truly. This Tuesday’s Top Ten from, the Broke and the Bookish is a top ten books on my ‘TBR’ for summer 2015. My summer reads are often books I  would not normally read. So these are the books I would love to finally get read, and reviewed for you wonderful readers.

 WILD BY CHERYL STRAYED

I have seen the trailer for the film of this book and it looks utterly wonderful. The book follows Cheryl Strayed who aged twenty-six believes she has lost everything. In the wake of a number of life destroying events she makes the impulsive decision to walk eleven-hundred miles in the hope of piecing her life back together.

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THE ART OF ASKING BY AMANDA PALMER

This book teaches that learning that it’s okay to ask for help can be the most difficult but most important lesson to learn. I have seen so many brilliant comments about this book  I need to read a copy. Also, cover = stunning.

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THE MYTHS OF HAPPINESS BY SONJA LYUBOMIRSKY

A book that may open a door to understanding my struggle with anxiety

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EAST OF EDEN BY JOHN STEINBECK

After reading ‘Of Mice & Men’ I need to read more from this sublime author.

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IS EVERYONE HANGING OUT WITHOUT ME? (AND OTHER CONCERNS) BY MINDY KALING

I adored Mindy Kaling’s writing of the Mindy Project and wanted to read more of her wonderful style of writing, but in a bookish form

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NEVER LET ME GO, BY KAZUO ISHIGURO

Buzzfeed names this as ‘The ultimate dystopian love story. If it doesn’t make you cry, your heart may be made of stone.’ I tend to find out if my heart is made of stone.

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READY PLAYER ONE, BY ERNEST CLINE

Not only a stunning cover but also a  dystopian action/adventure which I am sure will lead me on a tale of brilliance.

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ANOTHER BULLSHIT NIGHT IN SUCK CITY, BY NICK FLYNN

One, this title is wonderful. Secondly, this book looks fantastic.

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“THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING,” BY MILAN KUNDERA

Kundera offers keen insight into the struggle to deal with independence and meaningful relationships

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“A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN,” BY VIRGINIA WOOLF

It’s Virginia Woolf, I mean. C’mon.

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So there you go, my top ten reads for Summer 2015. As always thank you for The Broke and the Bookish for such a brilliantly Bookish Tag.