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2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

  1. A book recommended by a librarian.
  2. A book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long
  3. A book of letters
  4. An audiobook
  5. A book by a person of colour
  6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title
  7. A book that is a story within a story
  8. A book with multiple authors
  9. An espionage thriller
  10. A book with a cat on the cover
  11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
  12. A bestseller from a genre you don’t normally read
  13. A book by or about a person who has a disability
  14. A book involving travel
  15. A book with a subtitle
  16. A book that’s published in 2017
  17. A book involving a mythical creature
  18. A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile
  19. A book about food
  20. A book with career advice
  21. A book from a nonhuman perspective
  22. A steampunk novel
  23. A book with a red spine
  24. A book set in the wilderness
  25. A book you loved as a child
  26. A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited
  27. A book with a title that’s a character’s name
  28. A novel set during wartime
  29. A book with an unreliable narrator
  30. A book with pictures
  31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you
  32. A book about an interesting woman
  33. A book set in two different time periods
  34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title
  35. A book set in a hotel
  36. A book written by someone you admire
  37. A book that’s becoming a movie in 2017
  38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
  39. The first book in a series you haven’t read before
  40. A book you bought on a trip

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  41. A book recommended by an author you love
  42. A bestseller from 2016
  43. A book with a family-member term in the title
  44. A book that takes place over a character’s life span
  45. A book about an immigrant or refugee
  46. A book from a genre/subgenre you’ve never heard of
  47. A book with an eccentric character
  48. A book that’s more than 800 pages
  49. A book you got from a used book sale
  50. A book that’s been mentioned in another book
  51. A book about a difficult topic
  52. A book based on mythology

    Here is the POPSUGAR 2017 Reading Challenge, I really fancied finding another Reading Challenge for this year as I found 2015’s really fun and I actually did go outside of my comfort zone to find books that fit and I genuinely enjoyed them!

    I will be posting my progress to my Instagram with the hashtag #popsugarreadingchallenge and here’s the link to POPSUGARs page if you want to check that out!

    Are any of you doing a Reading Challenge this year? Let me know!
    xx

Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes Book

*For some reason, I hadn’t posted this.. from six months ago..*

Title: Me Before You

Author: Jojo Moyes

Purchase: Available in the UK and preorder for the US.

Overall Rating: 5/5

Great For: Romance

Themes: Disability, Romance, Strength, Emotion

Review: WOW. Yes, that is going to be the first word of this review. WOW…
Basically, I have seen this book floating around on Goodreads and YouTube, but I was a very bad person and judged a book by it’s cover.. I expected this book to just be one of those stereotypical romance novels that are all pretty similar.
I was wrong! Lesson learnt.

It turns out that I saw the trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of this book and I watched it half way through and decided that I need to read this book urgently – so I stopped the trailer to save it from spoiling the book for me and off I went!

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This book just blew me away completely, it was such a great, captivating story but also so so sad at the same time.

To give you a quick little feel of this book: A man called Will (about 30-35 years old, I believe) has been in an accident and has become Paraplegic, he cannot move any parts of his body apart from his head and the tips of his fingers. He is miserable and feels like he’s just completely lost in life. It turns out that a woman (Lou) really needs a job and takes up a ‘carer’ job as she desperately needs the money. She looks after Will, has a very hard time at first as he acts quite rudely and blunt to her, making it even more difficult but eventually he opens up to her, which he hasn’t done with any other carers in the past!
That is all that I will leave you with, as there is so much more to the story but I do not want to spoil it for you all!

UPDATE: I have read the sequel ‘Me After You’ and yep, you’ve guessed it right – I cried through this one too! Click here to read my review.

Have any of you read this? How much did you love it? I haven’t heard one bad thing about this book at all – everybody on Goodreads told me that it was incredible from the start!
Have you seen the film adaptation? Let me know.

Check out my other book reviews:

The Trap by Alan Gibbons

Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard

The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Book Review!

Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Author: J.K. Rowling

Purchase: Available in the UK and US.

Overall Rating: 4/5

Great For: Who doesn’t love Harry Potter?

Themes: Magic, Battles, History, Family

Review: That’s right, the wait is finally over!
It was safe to say that I was waiting for the Amazon delivery man to arrive and I ended up finishing the book within hours. I couldn’t put it down!

So, this new novel is based on the new play ‘Harry Potter and The Cursed Child’ and is about Harry, his two sons and a daughter. They are off to Hogwarts to start their new adventure but they notice strange things going on with their son Albus..
Will we see people from the past? More encounters? Love? Death? You’ll have to wait and see for yourself.

And I’m not going to say anything else about the storyline, but there’s a lot of back and forth in the story and it is also written in a script format. I wasn’t too sure about this at first and I’m still not too sure, to be honest..
I found it a little difficult to keep up with each character (past, present, future) but I got there in the end!

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I really enjoyed this though and I cannot wait for some more Harry Potter related goodness! Sadly I haven’t got tickets for the play yet but I would absolutely love to see it, especially after reading this!

This book definitely brings back all of the ‘Harry Potter feels’ from the past novels and you won’t be disappointed 🙂

What is your favourite Harry Potter book and why?

Check out my other book reviews:

The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

The Trap by Alan Gibbons

Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard

The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch

 

Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs

Purchase: Available in the UK and the US.

Overall Rating: 4/5

Great For: Young Adult, Fans of Thrillers

Themes: Death, Supernatural, History

Review: Ok, so I have heard a lot of hype around this book (& now the series) and I wasn’t too sure what I was going to think about this..
I actually loved this book! I was surprised at how drawn in I was to this, from the moment I started reading – I could not put it down! I ended up reading it in 2 days and it did not disappoint at any point.

Now I am looking forward to reading the second and third (and then wait for the film to come out!).
Another great little detail about this book, is that it is set in Wales – represent!

If you haven’t read this book yet, it is about a small home in North Wales where ‘Peculiar Children’ stay. They are all different, some have powers, some have odd appearances but there is a reason why they are kept away and there is a big twist but I feel like I cannot say, as it will pretty much ruin the whole book!

I would definitely recommend picking up this book, and I have heard that Tim Burton is going to be directing the film, if I think correctly?

Have you read this or the series? Show me your love or hate for this!

Check out my other book reviews:

The Trap by Alan Gibbons

Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard

The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch

 

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Ok, so I have heard a lot of hype around this book (& now the series) and I wasn’t too sure what I was going to think about this.
I actually loved this book! I was surprised at how drawn in I was to this, from the moment I started reading – I could not put it down! I ended up reading it in 2 days and it did not disappoint at any point.

Now I am looking forward to reading the second and third (and then wait for the film to come out!).
Another great little detail about this book, is that it is set in Walesrepresent!

If you haven’t read this book yet, it is about a small home in North Wales where ‘Peculiar Children’ stay. They are all different, some have powers, some have odd appearances but there is a reason why they are kept away and there is a big twist but I feel like I cannot say, as it will pretty much ruin the whole book!

I would definitely recommend picking up this book, and I have heard that Tim Burton is going to be directing the film, if I think correctly?

Have you read this or the series? Show me your love or hate for this!
xx

You can purchase these from Amazon, here:
First Book: HERE
Second Book: HERE
Third Book: HERE

Review: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs

Purchase: Available in the UK and the US.

Overall Rating: 4/5

Great For: Young Adult, Fans of Thrillers

Themes: Death, Supernatural, History

Review: Ok, so I have heard a lot of hype around this book (& now the series) and I wasn’t too sure what I was going to think about this..
I actually loved this book! I was surprised at how drawn in I was to this, from the moment I started reading – I could not put it down! I ended up reading it in 2 days and it did not disappoint at any point.

Now I am looking forward to reading the second and third (and then wait for the film to come out!).
Another great little detail about this book, is that it is set in Wales – represent!

If you haven’t read this book yet, it is about a small home in North Wales where ‘Peculiar Children’ stay. They are all different, some have powers, some have odd appearances but there is a reason why they are kept away and there is a big twist but I feel like I cannot say, as it will pretty much ruin the whole book!

I would definitely recommend picking up this book, and I have heard that Tim Burton is going to be directing the film, if I think correctly?

Have you read this or the series? Show me your love or hate for this!

Check out my other book reviews:

The Trap by Alan Gibbons

Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard

The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch

 

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Ok, so I have heard a lot of hype around this book (& now the series) and I wasn’t too sure what I was going to think about this.
I actually loved this book! I was surprised at how drawn in I was to this, from the moment I started reading – I could not put it down! I ended up reading it in 2 days and it did not disappoint at any point.

Now I am looking forward to reading the second and third (and then wait for the film to come out!).
Another great little detail about this book, is that it is set in Walesrepresent!

If you haven’t read this book yet, it is about a small home in North Wales where ‘Peculiar Children’ stay. They are all different, some have powers, some have odd appearances but there is a reason why they are kept away and there is a big twist but I feel like I cannot say, as it will pretty much ruin the whole book!

I would definitely recommend picking up this book, and I have heard that Tim Burton is going to be directing the film, if I think correctly?

Have you read this or the series? Show me your love or hate for this!
xx

You can purchase these from Amazon, here:
First Book: HERE
Second Book: HERE
Third Book: HERE