January Wrap-Up and February TBR

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Like many months, January has had its ups and downs (mainly ups, thankfully), but it’s certainly been a good start to the year in regards to reading. I’ve enjoyed the books I’ve read this month heaps! I’d love to have had time to write proper reviews on them because they’re really good!

Books I Read

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I really enjoyed this series and as you can see I flew through the last three in the four-part series this month. It was an amazing, fascinating read about two girls/women growing up in Naples, surrounded by poverty, violence and the complications that arise in being bought up in these kind of circumstances. It was an incredible story and the characters are so real and fascinating. The covers really don’t give these books the justice they deserve or go show in any way the depth these novels have.

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I was surprised by this book. It was in the ball-park of novels like Eleanor & Park and All The Bright Places, though sad in a very different way. It was a really interesting story and different from other contemporary novels, I recommend it definitely!

 

Still Reading…

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I meant to finish this book this month but haven’t had the time yet, but I’m definitely really enjoying reading more of Miss Peregrine’s books and keen to finish this one soon 🙂

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February

 

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What’s on your TBR this month?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Inspire Me To Write

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.

This Week’s Topic: FREEBIE! that super specific list you want to make?? All yours to tackle this week!

I have been super slack with my blog this year so far and think this week’s TTT Freebie is a great comeback, hopefully I’ll be posting regularly again!

I chose Top Ten Books That Inspire Me To Write because, even though it’s been a year since I actually wrote anything as I’ve been so busy with the everything else in my life, these books are so important to me and always make me wish I could write novels that are just as amazing/make me wish I’d written them! So here are those precious gems (all of which I have mentioned on my blog before, a common occurance, and some of which are quite obvious ones!)

1)

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson 

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2)

The Dark Tower by Stephen King 

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3)

Harry Potter by J.K Rowling 

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4)

Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien 

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5)

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon 

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Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

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7)

The Road by Cormac McCarthy 

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8)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky 

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9)

Dreams of Speaking by Gail Jones

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10)

Watership Down by Richard Adams 

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