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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

    ADVANCED

  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

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Review: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Title: Everything Everything

Author: Nicola Yoon

Purchase: Available in the UK on Amazon.

Overall Rating: 4/5

Great For: Young Adult

Themes: Aspirations, Obstacles, Romance, Adventure.

Review:  I was so excited to read this book, that when I saw it APPROVED in my NetGalley Shelf, I was so, so, so happy!
I delved straight under my duvet and got stuck right into this book and I literally didn’t put it down, from the moment I started reading.
The book starts with a girl that has always lived within her home, never gone outside from the age of 3 months as she is prone to getting very ill from most things that are outdoors. Her body just cannot handle all of the bacteria and other substances in the air. Her home is tucked away with air tight seals and several different processes that visitors must go through to visit her So, she stays in her house, every day of her life with her mother and nurse.
Suddenly, there are new neighbours moving in next door and she spots this handsome boy around her age and she immediately falls in love with him.
But what will happen, aye? aye?
That’s where you come in and need to read the book! It is full of obstacles and achievements and will keep you hooked until you finish it.

I really, really enjoyed this book and there have been such amazing reviews for it so far. It’s a nice, easy read which I thoroughly enjoyed. I loved that this book contained Instant Messages, Diagrams, Illustrations – it just made the book have even more personality and make you connect with the characters even more.
Don’t be fooled by the description I gave, it is full of adventure, devastation and hope!

UPDATE: I feel like I really needed to come back and add into this post that this book is now being released as a movie in cinemas very soon! I cannot wait to check this out and let you all know my thoughts on the adaptation!

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

 

Book Related YouTube Videos?

I have come to notice that you guys are enjoying my posts on books a lot, so I am thinking of adding some Book content to my YouTube channel! Some book reviews, hauls, tbr’s, reading challenges..
What do you guys think?
Let me know what you want to see on my channel! I would love to do some of these, as I have such a passion for reading!
xx

2015 Reading Challenge

I have just found this little beauty on the internet, from WhyMermaids Youtube Channel (link). I thought, why not do this as I read quite a lot and it’ll help me decide which books to read next!

2015 READING CHALLENGE

(29/50)

A book with more than 500 pages

A classic romance

A book that became a movie Paper Towns by John Green

A book published this year Armada by Ernest Cline

A book with a number in the title

A book written by someone under 30 Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

A book with nonhuman characters The Maze Runner by James Dashner

A funny book I could pee on this by Francesco Marciuliano

A book by a female author Not That Kind Of Girl by Lena Dunham

A mystery or thriller We Were Liars by E Lockhart

A book with a one-word title Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

A book of short stories

A book set in a different country The Rosie Project by Graemae Simsion

A nonfiction book The Hidden Magic Of Walt Disney World by Susan Veness

A popular author’s first book Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone by JK Rowling

A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet I Am The Messenger by Marcus Zusak

A book a friend recommended More Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops by Jen Campbell

A Puliter-Prize winning book

A book based on a true story

A book at the bottom of your to-read list The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman

A book your mom loves

A book that scares you

A book more than 100 years old The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

A book based entirely on its cover

A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

A memoir Joey Graceffa: My Journey To A Pixelated World

A book you can finish in a day Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

A book with antonyms in the title

A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit The Martian by Andy Weir

A book that came out the year you were born

A book with bad reviews

A trilogy

A book from your childhood Harry Potter & The Chamber Of Secrets by JK Rowling

A book with a love triangle Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

A book set in the future

A book set in high school

A book with a color in the title

A book that made you cry What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor

A book with magic Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban by JK Rowling

A graphic novel Rat Queens Vol 1.

A book by an author you’ve never read before The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan

A book you own but have never read

A book that takes place in your hometown

A book that was originally written in a different language The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A book set during Christmas

A book written by an author with your same initials

A play William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher (technically a play..)

A banned book

A book based on or turned into a TV show Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

A book you started but never finished Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers

The Versatile Blogger Award!

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Hello there again! I have so kindly been nominated by BeckInABlog for the Versatile Blogger Award, which is so lovely of her! Thank you for this and your appreciation lovely 🙂

Rules:
1. Show the award on your blog.
2. Thank the person who nominated you.
3. Share seven facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 blogs.
5. Link your nominee’s blogs & let them know.


Seven facts:
1 – Since I have started travelling, I have become a much stronger and independent person.
2 – I have an obsession with trifle. Lots of trifle!
3 – I love to design websites and illustrate. Oh, and lots of reading! Any genre, really!
4 – I fall for people, too quickly and easily.
5 – (Influenced by BeckInABlog) I have an addiction for learning new things, from plain old common sense, languages, watching documentaries on the most random of things and knowing all sorts of facts!
6 – I am having the time of my life out in Australia, but I miss my family and friends a lot. It makes you appreciate everything so much more, even the small things. (I got excited over Sellotape the other day..)
7 – I had an operation on my left eye when I was 7, as I had a squint. Ever since, I’ve had double vision but I’m use to it now 🙂


and my nominations… 1- Rachwat 2- Beth Eve 3- TeaPartyBeauty 4- LifeOfGlen 5- Gwenllian Branwen 6- Rachwat 7- AnyGivenRunway 8- Cardiff Beauty Blog 9- Thrifting & Bitching 10- Lush 4 Blush 11- Styled by Ryn 12- Styled by Lauren 13- Simply Bethany 14- Lily and Jane 15- Sophie Rose Blogs


Thanks again for the nominations girls – I love all your blogs so it makes me so happy to know you appreciate mine as well! ❤ To those I have nominated, even if you don’t take part and do the post yourself, just know I love your blog!