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WWW Wednesday #4

Hi! hope you’re all well! I have another WWW Wednesday for you which is hosted by Sam @ taking on a world of words and allows us to share books we’re currently reading. just finished and about to start.

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  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you finish reading recently?
  • What will you read next

What are you currently reading?

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rose-tainted skies by Louise Gornall

I’m rereading some of the books I’ve wanted to annotate so this one is the second on my list. I’m currently only 29 pages in but I’m loving it even more than last time. This story really means a lot to me in the way it describes mental health, specifically anxiety. I can’t wait to get more into this and maybe do another ‘thoughts I had while reading’ once I’ve finished.


What did you finish reading recently?

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Radio silence by Alice Oseman

Sorry this post is really boring and repetitive I just finished Radio silence which again was a re-read. Check out my last post called 104 thoughts I had while reading Radio silence if you want to see me gush about this book. Needless to say this is probably my favourite book ever I just love everything about it, the characters are great and the whole overall message of the story.


What will you read next?

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The diary of a young girl by Anne Frank

This is the first book on my Book junkie trials TBR so I think that will be the next thing I read. I don’t know too much about this if I’m being completely honest but I’m expecting it to be an emotional ride.


Let me know your answers to these questions or link your post in the comments. Thanks for reading x

Chloe

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WWW Wednesday #3

Hi! hope you’re all well! I have another WWW Wednesday for you which is hosted by Sam @ taking on a world of words and allows us to share books we’re currently reading. just finished and about to start.

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  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you finish reading recently?
  • What will you read next

What are you currently reading?

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Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend

As I said in my last WWW Wednesday I was going to re-read Nevermoor in order to get to Wundersmith so that’s exactly what I did. I’m only 63 pages into this at the moment so I don’t have many opinions so far but I am excited to find out where this story goes. I really like the character of Jupiter in this series so can’t wait to see more of him in the rest of this series.


What did you finish reading recently?

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Maybe in another life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I loved this so much! This book focuses around the idea of ‘everything happens for a reason’ or the Butterfly effect which is something that me and my friend really believe and it’s become sort of a joke between us so I had a real connection with this premise. This is the kind of book that you finish and have to just sit there contemplating life for a little bit and I will force everyone to read it once I get my physical copy. Unpopular opinion but I liked this more than Evelyn Hugo but I do want to give that another chance.


What will you read next?

I’m honestly not sure what I’m going to read next because technically I don’t have anything on my TBR because I’m saving the rest of my books for The book junkie trials {I’ll be posting a TBR for that soon} . Therefore I really want to re-read and annotate Radio silence because I just need it back in my life.


Let me know if you have read any of these as well as your answers to the questions. Thanks for reading x

Chloe

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Mid year book freak out tag

I love seeing this tag floating around at this time of year so I thought I woild give it a go, I’ll probably end up giving more than one answer for some of these because I just can’t choose!


Best book you’ve read so far this year

Aside from my read of the whole Harry Potter series I think my favourite book so far this year has to be Radio silence, I related to the characters so much at this point in my life and am really tempted to re-read if before going back to university in September.

Best sequel you’ve read so far this year

I haven’t actually read that many sequels this year, I’ve only read 5 (again excluding Harry Potter) so I think I would have to say either In an absent dream or Our dark duet. In an absent dream was my second favourite in the series so far but also I just love V.E. Schwab so I can’t decide.

New release you haven’t read yet but want to

I really want to get to I wish you all the best by Mason Deaver and it would be great if I could read it before the end of pride month as it features a non-binary character which is something I want to learn more about so now would be the perfect time to do so.

Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

THE STARLESS SEA by Erin Morgenstern without a doubt. I’ve already pre-ordered the beautiful Waterstones edition, I have no clue what it’s even about but I can’t wait.

Biggest disappointment

My biggest disappointment so far this year has got to be Evermore by Sara Holland, I really enjoyed the first book, Everless, back in march last year but found this one to be so boring and I didn’t care at all. I have a feeling that my enjoyment of the first book stemmed from the fact that I was just getting back into reading so had nothing to compare it to. So i probably just loved it but sadly that wasn’t the case for the second book and I’m not sure if I will continue the series.

Biggest surprise

I have two for this one, both for the same reason I suppose. The first being The hating game and the second being The woman in the window because I haven’t read much from both of these genres I wasn’t sure what to expect from them but can definitely say I loved them both. So i;m glad i read them both because I want ti try more from these genres in the future now.

Favourite new to you author

I’m sorry but it has to be Alice Oseman, I’ve only read Radio silence but all her other books sound interesting to me so I’m sure I’ll love them too.

Newest fictional crush

JOSHUA TEMPLEMAN I don’t need to say anything else.

Newest favourite character

I would probably say August Flynn from the monsters of Verity duology by V.E. Schwab, I always love her characters and this time was no exception.

Book that made you cry

Like i said in my last post I’m not much of a crier so I think the only book that had=s made me cry as opposed to just tear up is Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, there were actual tears running down my cheeks, I guess they were happy and sad tears at the same time.

Book that made you happy

Red white and royal blue, where do I start, this book was everything. I really loved the banter between the two main characters as well as the Britishisms and i suppose stereotypes. This is one of the only books I have laughed out loud at and I can’t wait to get my hands on a physical copy.

Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year

The Psychology of time travel by Kate Mascarenhas or Scar by Alice Broadway.

What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

I don’t think there’s any that I NEED to read but, The starless sea is definitely up there.


Let me know your answers to these questions, thanks for reading x

Chloe

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WWW Wednesday #2

Hi! hope you’re all well! I have another WWW Wednesday for you which is hosted by Sam @ taking on a world of words and allows us to share books we’re currently reading. just finished and about to start.

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  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you finish reading recently?
  • What will you read next

What are you currently reading?

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Eliza and her monsters by Francesca Zappia

I am currently on page 191 and have to say I’m not as obsessed with this as I thought I would be but I am still really enjoying this and it’s a super fast read I will hopefully finish it pretty soon. This books reminds me a lot of Radio silence by Alice Oseman which is on my top 10 all time favourites so it’s a tough one to beat in my eyes but it’s by no means a bad book.


What did you finish reading recently?

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Sourdough by Robin Sloan

I’m not really sure how to feel about this book, it was probably one of the strangest things I’ve ever read and it was just okay for me. This follows a woman living in San Francisco who works at a robot programming company but ends up getting an unlikely passion for baking bread after her favourite restaurant closes down. Mainly this book just made me want to eat all the bread.


What will you read next?

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Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

I want to re=read this book so that I can move onto the sequel which I bought recently. I feel the need to read this again because when I read it the first time I was in a bit of a slump so I think I will enjoy it more this time and get more out of the story. I did still enjoy this last time and am excited to see where Wundersmith takes us.


Let me know if you have read any of these as well as your answers to these questions. Thanks for reading x

Chloe

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Book blogger hop

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This book blogger hop is hosted by Billy at Ramblings of a coffee addicted writer and is a weekly bookish question.

This week’s question is: What is the oldest book {by publication date} you have read?

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I think Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is the oldest book I’ve ever read. I had to read this in school when I was about 15 and actually kind of enjoyed analysing it. Also the movie is great, Leonardo DiCaprio 😍

What’s the oldest book you’ve ever read and did you enjoy it?

Thanks for reading x

Chloe

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WWW Wednesday #1

Hi! hope you’re all well! Here is my first WWW Wednesday which is hosted by Sam @ taking on a world of words and allows us to share books we’re currently reading. just finished and about to start.

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  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you finish reading recently?
  • What will you read next?

What are you currently reading?

The woman in the window by A.J. Finn

This follows Anna who suffers with Agoraphobia and hasn’t left her house in 10 months, she spends her days drinking wine, watching old films and spying on her new neighbours who just moved in across the street. All is fine until she sees something she isnt supposed to and nobody believes her truth. I’m currently on page 289 and I’m absolutely loving this. I have a few theories about what really happened but I have a feeling most of them are red herrings, seriously what is real? I don’t even know anymore. I can’t wait to finish this I might even try to finish tonight I just need to know what happens. Also shout out to my cute bookmark from the Van Gogh museum. 💛


What did you finish reading recently?

Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children by Ransom Riggs

I’m sure most of you will know what this story is about already but if not, Jacob has heard many stries from his grandfather over the years who claimed to have attended a mysterious orphanage off the coats of Wales and has the pictures to prove it but Jacob doesn’t believe him. That is until he takes a trip there himself. I listened to this via audiobook as well as following along with the text so I could see the photography included throughout the book, these photos were one of my favourite parts of the story as it really added something special to the story and i even found some of them to be a little bit creepy. I’m not sure if I will continue on with the series I’m quite happy with how it ended and might just watch the films in future. Is it worth carrying on?


What will you read next?

Noughts and crosses by Malorie Blackman

I honestly don’t really know anything about this book but I was given it by a friend and would like to get to it sooner rather than later. I have read a book by this author before when I was in primary school and remember enjoying it so I’m hoping I like this one too.


I’m going to aim to keep up with this every week, let me know your answers to these questions. Thanks for reading x

Chloe

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On my shelf

Hi! hope you’re all well. I asked people on Instagram to give me a number between 1 and 99 but didn’t say what the number was for. It was in fact for this little game, so each number corresponds with the number of a book on my shelf and depending on the number chosen I will tell you a little bit about said book. Whether I’ve read it, if I liked it, where i got it etc. This tag was originally created by Iain Broome, and I though it would be a good way for you to get to know my shelves and have a bit of fun.

59All the bright places by Jennifer Niven

This was a good number to kick things off seen as this is one of the most meaningful books to me. I read this book back in 2015 after a year long struggle with my own mental health and found so much comfort in this story, the main character struggles with mental health issues and describes his worst periods as “being asleep” which really resonated with me and is something I still think about 4 years later. Last year I re-read this book and decided to annotate it, this was the second time I had done this to a book and I thoroughly enjoyed my time. I understand why some people don’t like this book and it is completely valid it just has a very special place in my heart.

95A monster calls by Patrick Ness

I got this book for Christmas last year and read it in one sitting on boxing day. I was unsure going into this book whether it would live up to the hype or not but I can honestly say this is a beautiful book and the illustrations in this edition just make the experience so much more impactful and left me tearing up at the end. I really liked the message of this story, the idea that in order to move on and accept something we have to confront the truth even if it might hurt or be difficult to process, whether that be in relation to grief (like in this book) or something else it is still an important read.

16Five feet apart by Rachael Lippincott

I read this one earlier this year in preparation for the movie but never ended up going to see it (story of my life) but I didn’t think this was anything too special. This is a very typical YA story about teens with a terminal illness who fall in love, they both have cystic fibrosis, and although I think this could be an important read for someone who is battling CF themselves it didn’t really do anything for me. I would still like to get around to seeing the movie at some point though because Cole Sprouse. 😍

36The keeper of lost things by Ruth Hogan

I picked this book up from a local charity shop for £1.49 because I had seen it around and decided to give it a go . Unfortunately i really didn’t this I ended up picking up the audiobook just to get through it because I was so bored the entire time, it’s a very domestic type story which I don’t think is my cup of tea, I need at least some plot to keep me entertained and this just did nothing for me. I would send this book back to the charity shop where it came from but i need it for my rainbow shelves haha.

47The hating game by Sally Thorne

This is the most recently read on this list, i read this one last month and included it in my may wrap up if you want to see some more thoughts but this is one of my favourite books i’ve read so far this year and has opened my eyes to adult contemporary/romance. I really liked the characters and both of their backstories as well as the dynamic between the two of them, their relationship was definitely believable in my mind. Joshua Templeman has stolen my heart.

I really enjoyed doing this, let me know if you would like me to do another one in the future and hopefully some books with a little more importance will come up next time. Have you read any of these? if so let me know your thoughts! Thanks for reading x

Chloe

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