Top Ten Tuesday: Mother’s Day Freebie

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

Fun fact, we (the UK) actually celebrate this holiday in the month of March but mother’s deserve all the love and appreciation in the world everyday. Sadly, I’ve noticed that a lot of Young Adult and Fantasy novels tend to either kill off the mother or have them be a non entity. I love exploring family dynamics in books so this week I am going to highlight some books that have a strong focus on family.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Things I Want to do Thanks to Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

Happy Tuesdays to you all. 😛 I absolutely love the idea of this weeks topic. So many books have inspired me to want to try something new. Most of the time I finish a book with an urge to visit the locations they’re set in but some have also had me wanting to explore a new skill and start and adventure. 

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Top Ten Tuesday: Beach Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

Summertime and sunshine. The Sun has finally shown it’s face and I am basking in it’s glow. When Summer hits, I find myself drawn to contemporary books. I just enjoy the combination of the summer adventures, romance, laughter and hidden depths that come with these books. I find they make the perfect beach reads. Here are 10 books I either have read or want to read this summer.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Contemporary Recommendations

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

This weeks topic is to select books to read if your in the mood for certain genre. Admittedly I talk more about my fantasy books than I do the contemporary ones so I figured that I could use this weeks topic to highlight some of my favourite contemporaries. 

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Book Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

This weeks Top Ten Tuesday is a list of my favourite quotes from the books I’ve read in 2015. Every time I read a book I always have my little quote book next to me so I can write down the quotes that stood out. This year has been a good reading year for me and so narrowing down my top ten quotes was a challenge.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books To Read if You Like…

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

This week our topic is to suggests books to read if you like a particular author or book. I’ve decided to divide this list into two. Some of my suggestions are obvious but I’ve also tried to include one or two unpredictable picks that makes the list a little bit more interesting.

If you like Anna and the French Kiss, I would recommend these books.
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Review: Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

24733940Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
Published: 
June 23rd 2015 by HarperTeen
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance, Family
Source: Purchased from Waterstones
Find: Goodreads | Amazon | Waterstones
Goodreads Summary
Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life.

She wants to stay out late, surf her favorite beach—go anywhere without her parents’ relentless worrying. But Emmy’s parents can’t seem to let her grow up—not since the day Oliver disappeared.

Oliver needs a moment to figure out his heart.

He’d thought, all these years, that his dad was the good guy. He never knew that it was his father who kidnapped him and kept him on the run. Discovering it, and finding himself returned to his old hometown, all at once, has his heart racing and his thoughts swirling. Continue reading