Top Ten Debut Authors I need to read more from


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 Tuesday: Ten Characters you just didn’t click with


Hiiii fellow bookworms/reader-holics/word-adorers, all of you are welcome to this lovely little post on a Tuesday morning even if I do say so myself. It’s Tuesday which means it is time for a new TTT post from the brilliant bookish blog, ‘The Broke and the Bookish.’ If you haven’t seen this blog you’re missing out so go and have a nosy.

Before we begin I just want to state, I’ve picked some characters I just dislike because I wanted to rant about characters you’re meant to pretty much abhor; some are characters are ones I didn’t click with so there’s a mixture, to mix it up a bit so to speak.

1) Tom Buchanan from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I was going to include Daisy but something in me just can’t do it; despite her being pretty insufferable. Tom Buchanan is both a racist and a misogynist, but somehow he manages to steal Daisy, get away with his affair and the death of Myrtle and he is an utter ass. Ergh.

2) Bernadette from Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
I never really mentioned this in my review at the time but Bernadette really antagonised me as a reader. Unable to put her child’s well-being first and traipsing off in the hope that they would fulfil her selfish dreams despite her daughter’s education, her relationship with her father and friends being torn apart, I thought she was brutish and exhausting.

3) O’Brien (& Big Brother) from 1984 by George Orwell
Part of a false flag resistance movement whose goal is to find thought-criminals, lure them in arrest and “cure” them, I hated O’Brien and what he ultimately did to Winston; but then I guess, there wouldn’t be a tale to tell. *STILL SEETHS WITH ANGER*

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4) Cassandra from I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Okay, this one fits more with the brief but exhausting, a little wimpish and a character that had no guts I found Cassandra difficult to relate to. It’s a shame because I never made through to the end but this character really didn’t connect with me at all.

5) Anastacia Steele from The 50 Shades of Grey series by E L James
Won’t come as a surprise but Anastacia was difficult to connect to; she’s so frail and tolerating of the foreboding Chrisitian. For anyone that has read the books this is a little self explanatory.

6) Helen from The Summer of Secrets by Sarah Jasmon
A recent read from me, but a character I found difficult relate to; she’s too condescending and lacks the ability to change and that ultimately destroys the lives of the ones around her. It’s a times a difficult read.

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7) Gemma from from Tell Me No Lies by Malorie Blackman
Another recent read from an author I loved as a teenage reader (who didn’t love the Noughts and Crosses series?) I struggled with Gemma because bullying is something that can be so utterly detrimental and yet it seemed to be Gemma’s own desire to be left alone. It jarred that she could want to be invisible and cause such a negative effect on someone else’s life.

8) Una and Liam from Every Single Minute by Hugo Hamilton
I really didn’t know whether to include this one but both characters I ultimately found tough to relate to. Their relationship jarred with one another and I found it difficult to connect at all unfortunately

9) Bella Swan and Edward Cullen from The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer

I haven’t read a lot of the Twilight series (barely anything) but what I did read I thought was, hmm, awful? These two and their obsessive, unhealthy, manipulative relationship had me scowling.

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10) Hamlet from Hamlet by William Shakespeare

This might be an unpopular opinion but I struggled with Hamlet. There are so many different sides to him as a character I was never quite sure where I stood. It’s not that I didn’t click with him I just never quite understood him enough to get that  click, I guess.

Ahh, the joys of not clicking with a character; who would make your list? Would there be more males or females? Is there anyone you love on my list? Let me know in le comments below!