Top Ten Bookstores/Libraries I’d Love To Visit

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week it’s all about beautiful bookstores or libraries that we’d like to visit. I’m not blessed with many good bookstores or libraries in my area, so I was super excited to research these stores!

Bookstores

Word On The Water, London, UK

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I’m not fussy about books near water, so the idea of a store on the water doesn’t scare me. It’s a 1920s Dutch barge. A floating bookshop!

Scarthin Books, Peak District- UK

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This has a mixture of new and old books. I love that it has a vegetarian cafe! 🙂

El Ateneo bookshop-Buenos Aires, Argentina

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How beautiful is this? Converted from a theatre. I think it looks stunning.

The Last Bookstore- Los Angeles, California

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I just think this looks pretty! I’d take some beautiful pictures here.

Livraria Lello & Irmão, Porto, Portugal

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I think I’m obsessed with pretty looking bookstores.

Libraries

The Maughan, London, UK

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This library looks stunning! I read that the round reading room was turned into Dumbledore’s office!

Liverpool Central Library, UK

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I love those spiral stairs!

Library of Birmingham, UK

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This library has a stack of blocks that light up! It sounds really lovely.

Codrington Library, Oxford, UK

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I doubt I’d ever get to visit this as you have to be a member of Oxford University or a very established researcher. It looks stunning though.

John Ryland’s Library, Manchester, UK

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This is another one that looks amazing. Pictured here is the reading room!

I took inspiration (and pictures) from these sites here:

The Most Beautiful Libraries

Twelve Of The Most Beautiful Bookshops

10 Amazing Bookshops in the UK

Please leave a link to your post, I can’t wait to see some amazing bookish photos!

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Ten Of The Longest Books I’ve Read!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week it’s all about the longest books we’ve read. I used Goodreads to find this out. Good old Goodreads! So here are mine…

Click on the image to take you to the Goodreads page for the book!

Gone With The Wind- Margaret Mitchell- 1,037 pages

Gone with the Wind

This took me a while to get through but I got there in the end!

Shantaram- Gregory David Roberts- 933 pages

Shantaram

This took me a while to get through as well. I do remember enjoying it, but it was quite heavy-going.

The Crimson Petal And The White- Michel Faber- 901 pages

The Crimson Petal and the White

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and really didn’t expect to!

Into The Wilderness- Sara Donati- 876 pages

Into the Wilderness (Wilderness, #1)

A wonderful story!

Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix- J.K. Rowling- 870 pages

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)

It didn’t feel like this book was as long as it is! I whizzed through it.

Outlander- Diana Gabaldan- 850 pages

Outlander (Outlander, #1)

I haven’t seen the show but I certainly enjoyed the books!

Winter- Marissa Meyer- 824 pages

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)

I love this series. I didn’t want it to end but Winter was a wonderful ending.

The Summer Garden- Paullina Simons- 776 pages

The Summer Garden (The Bronze Horseman, #3)

I love this trilogy! Again, when a book is good it doesn’t feel like a long read!

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows- J.K. Rowling- 759 pages

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)

Another book that I whizzed through! Although some parts of it irked me, on the whole I loved the ending!

Breaking Dawn- Stephenie Meyer-756 pages

Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)

Yes, I read the Twilight books. I thought they were okay at the time but looking back… they’re not the best books in the world!

Tell me about the longest books you’ve read! Feel free to leave me a link and I’ll stop by!

 

 

Top Ten Authors That I’d Love To Meet

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week it’s all about authors that we’d love to meet! I’ve pretty much went for my auto-buy, favourite authors!

If you click on the image, it’ll give you the author’s name! 🙂

Dorothy Koomson- Dorothy’s books are fabulous. I’ve really enjoyed every single thing she’s published so far. She’s a wonderful writer of women’s fiction. I feel like she’s very social with her fans and I like that.

Jojo Moyes- Me Before You is one of my favourite books, but she’s written some other amazing stories too. I’d love to see what she’s like as she comes across so well on Twitter.

Matt Haig- Love Matt Haig’s writing. I think it would be fascinating to chat to him.

David Walliams- I think he’d be hilarious!

Cecelia Ahern- I love her stories and think she’d be a sweet lady!

Emma Carroll- I have almost met Emma before, but I got too shy!

Heather Demetrios- I would love to speak to Heather to find out her inspiration behind her books.

Paula Daly- I have a feeling Paula would be fascinating to speak to!

J.K. Rowling- I’m sure she’ll be on many people’s lists this week, but I certainly would love to meet her.

Giovanna Fletcher- Giovanna comes across as so bubbly and kind. I’d love to chat to her!

Ten Books By My One Of My Favourite Authors That I Haven’t Read Yet!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week’s Top Ten list is all about those books by our favourite authors that we’re yet to get around to! I’ve realised that I haven’t read a lot of Matt Haig’s earlier releases so I decided to focus on them! 🙂

As ever, book images go to Goodreads!

The Humans

I can’t believe I haven’t read this one yet! What am I like?!

The Radleys

Another one that’s so popular but I haven’t got to yet!

A Boy Called Christmas

The Girl Who Saved Christmas

Father Christmas and Me

I’m going to have a Matt Haig Christmas Fest with these books.

 

Samuel Blink and the Runaway Troll

The Labrador Pact

Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest

To Be A Cat

The Possession of Mr Cave

All of these books sound great and like they could potentially be hidden gems for me!

Let me know about your list this week! Feel free to leave me a link and I’ll stop by!

10 Books On My Autumn TBR

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week’s list is all about books we want to get to this Autumn (Fall). I’ve decided to go for some books on my Kindle that I really do need to get around to!

As ever, click on the book image to get to the Goodreads page!

Missing Pieces

This is a book that I got after reading many reviews, as is the case for most of the books on this list!

Mine

This book has mixed reviews, but I’m still intrigued!

Only Child: An Incredibly Powerful Novel You Won't Be Able to Put Down

I am intrigued by this book which centres around the aftermath of a school shooting.

The Fear

I’m up to date with C.L Taylor’s books after this one!

The Foster Child: 'a sleep-with-the-lights-on thriller'

I remember reading wonderful reviews about this book! 🙂 Looking forward to it!

Where the Missing Go

Ooh I’ve been looking forward to this one!

The Visitor

I’m a big fan of a psychological thriller!

The Innocent Wife

I love that question of the cover. I’m intrigued. Why so scared?

Before I Let Go

I’m so nervous about reading this book because I’ve heard such mixed things.

Friend Request

I have this book waiting to be read for a while, but haven’t yet got around to it! Hopefully in Autumn.

I realise that my list is quite thriller heavy. So I don’t get a reading slump, I’ll be slipping other genres in-between these books. Fingers crossed that I get around to them!

What are you reading this Autumn/Fall? Let me know! Leave me a link and I’ll stop by!

Ten Hidden Gems

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week’s list is all about hidden gems. Books that we love that we don’t think get enough loving in the blogosphere.

As ever, click on the book image to get to Goodreads.

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece

I absolutely loved this book when I read it a few years back. I don’t see it around enough! It’s a sad book, but so worth reading.

Bird

This book was beautifully written!

The Quietness

The Madness

Alison Rattle is so underrated! I’d recommend all of her books for beautifully written historical fiction.

Indigo Donut

Some beautiful characters are within these pages. I adored this story.

Jasmyn

You might know Alex through her YA and middle grade reads, but she has written some stonking adult fiction too. This is great for those that love fairy tales.

Boy In The Tower

This was such a unique read!

Wait for Me

I thought this was a brilliant read. It reaches different ages too as my Gran loved it!

Johnny Be Good (Johnny Be Good, #1)

This is quite possibly my favourite chick-lit. I love Paige Toon’s writing!

Rites of Passage

I definitely judged this book by its cover. I thought it was going to be a New Adult/Fifty Shades book… it wasn’t.

Tell me about your hidden gems. Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Shows/Movies To Binge Watch

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

Today’s list is all about those shows or movies that are great to binge watch. I struggled with this topic because I don’t watch a lot of TV/movies. I’d rather be reading! So here are some shows that I have binge watched and enjoyed along with some feel-good movies that always bring a smile to my face.

TV Shows

  1. Thirteen Reasons Why- I binge watched the first and second season. Not in one go, but definitely a few episodes a day/night!
  2. Gilmore Girls- I was late to the party for this one. I managed to watch all seasons though in a few months. That was good binge watching material!
  3. Gossip Girl- I came to Gossip Girl a few seasons in and I binge watched the first few seasons.
  4. The O.C.- I remember binge watching the first season… then I had to wait for the rest of them on TV!
  5. Friends- If I don’t know what to watch, I know I’ll find an episode that will fit my mood!

Movies

  1. The Greatest Showman- A recent love! I absolutely adore this movie. The soundtrack is phenomenal. It’s one of the only movies that I’ve seen multiple times at the cinema.
  2. Matilda- I adored this movie and it’s one of my favourite feel-good choices when I need a pick me up!
  3. Grease- I have lost track of how many times I’ve watched this musical movie!
  4. Mean Girls- One of my favourites!
  5. The Lion King- I had to shove some Disney in. This movie makes me very happy.

What have you got on your list this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!