Books I’m currently reading! πŸ“š July 2018

Hi everyone! What are you up to today? ❀ It’s been ages since I wrote a post on what I’m reading at the moment (the first and last time was back HERE in February to be precise! Thank goodness I don’t dare set myself the task of doing series, I’d never keep them up πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚). I have 7 books on the go right now (loyalty to one alone appears to be out the window in these circumstances πŸ˜πŸ˜‚) and they are all very different so offer alternate forms and options of escape! (I know I should just read one at a time but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it πŸ˜‚). Here are the books I’m currently reading:

Monster by Michael Grant

Out of all these books I’m cheating on number one, this book is my main focus! πŸ˜‚ I’m further into it than the others and can I just say how AMAZING it is to be back in the world of the Gone series!? After reading them I couldn’t get into many of Grants other books (although I made a start with the Front Lines trilogy which is brilliant but based on a completely different subject so didn’t really dampen the withdrawal symptoms πŸ˜‚). Of course in this new addition to the series time has passed since “Light” but it is equally as compelling and worthy of it’s place beside them so far!

Illegal by Eoin Colder & Andrew Donkin illustrated by Giovanni Rigano

This is a graphic novel that I received as a Christmas present after wishing for it like crazy! It visually tells an important and inspiring story of hope and survival (I’m taking that alone from the cover note and first few pages πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜‚) accompanied throughout by incredible art. I’ve been clinging on to saving this book but am steadily making my way through it as it’s so difficult to put down! The cover was almost ruined by an explosion of aloe vera nail polish in my room (it’s a substance that never bloody dries so wasn’t a loss to me product wise! πŸ˜‚) I honestly couldn’t forgive myself for it landing on the book but it’s back to new now and I can look at it without remorse.

The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

I made a point of starting this last year as soon as I finished the Maze Runner trilogy and I think I may have rushed into it too quickly. I didn’t give myself time to process that the Maze Runner was over and this would be a completely different yet powerful story so I was excited to start it again knowing that I’ve got it’s predecessors out of my system (I’m well aware that sounds disgusting but it explains how I feel to a T πŸ˜‚).

The Fandom by Anna Day

This was part of a haul back in Spring HERE and I absolutely love the storyline!! I’m only a short way into it like the majority of these books and it centers around the characters being transported into the world of the book they all fangirl over leading to deadly consequences when it’s up to them to set the story straight.

The Luxe by Anna Godbersen

I remember grabbing this book in a charity shop and getting stuck right into it a good while ago. The Luxe holds an air of Desperate Housewives (wasn’t that show life!? My sister and I were a tad late to watching it so we were basically late to life πŸ€”πŸ˜‚). It’s set in a different era (so more like Downton Abbey) but is told in the same way with gossip center stage after the death of a young socialite who’s passing is shrouded in mystery.

A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

My mum got this for her birthday and gave it to me 😏 I remember seeing adverts for the movie and thinking that it looks like it would provoke a heap of tears so I was slightly apprehensive about reading it but it’s turned out to be a more calming than sad read! I once read a book told from a cats perspective and it was hilarious so I’m now looking forward to seeing life through a dogs eyes instead. As you can imagine their personalities are quite different!

An Abundance of Katherine’s by John Green

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried to read this book. I got it in January of last year HERE (it’s the only book in that haul I haven’t finished yet πŸ˜‚). I began to think I’d reached the point where I should just give up on it because I couldn’t get into it but recently I’ve surpassed my own expectations and found it’s really good.

I’m the same with new songs, the first time I hear them I won’t understand why people like them and then as time goes by and I begin to love them they sound like a completely different song and by then no one’s listening to them and I’m late to the party, like I wasn’t hearing the whole thing the first time round (it annoys people how I can’t like something with a passion and then all of a sudden I do but it’s not my fault! It’s just the way I work πŸ’ƒπŸ˜‚). I think with An Abundance of Katherine’s I had to stop trying to like it to actually flip the switch in my mind and properly like it, it’s taken long enough!

Thank you for reading! πŸ˜‰ What books are you into at the moment? Are you enjoying them? Let me know and have a lovely day! β˜€β€

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  1. Great list of books! I only know the one of John Green. My favourite writer ever ❀ I still have to read that book. I can’t read so many books at a time πŸ˜‚ I would prefer to stick with one haha otherwise I would get lost. You are doing an amazing job!

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      1. I think I’ve just gotten used to faster paced books. I don’t feel like anything’s keeping me into it in comparison to the others but then again that’s how I felt about An Abundance of Katherine’s and I finally finished that the other day so in time I might change my mind! πŸ˜‚β€

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