Top Ten Brilliant Beach Reads


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is all about those beach reads. I haven’t necessarily read these books on the beach, but they are definitely books that I define as perfect for the beach!

Books are in no particular order with book images going to the Goodreads page!

Big Little Lies Me Before You

Big Little LiesLiane Moriarty– I love a gripping read. If I’ve got a lot of time to sit around and devour a book, it can often be a psychological thriller. This book is about an awful parent’s evening…

Me Before YouJojo Moyes– If you don’t mind crying on the beach, I’d recommend this book. Also because I like to recommend it wherever possible. ❤

16112830  You're the One That I Want

Giovanna Fletcher is a great chick-lit writer. Her books are easy to enjoy and so they qualify for a beach read in my eyes!

Twenty Boy Summer #scandal

I haven’t read a lot of Sarah Ochler’s books, but I enjoy both of these pictured above. Twenty Boy Summer has a more serious edge to it, but #scandal also deals with issues (the perils of social media!)

One Perfect Summer (One Perfect #1)  Johnny Be Good (Johnny Be Good, #1)

Paige Toon’s books are some of my favourites in the genre. I love how her characters appear in other books. It makes every book so familiar!

If You Could See Me Now The Book of Tomorrow

I love Cecelia’s books for how magical they can be. I really like Cecelia’s writing style.

What are your Top Ten Beach Reads? Feel free to leave me a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Stacking The Shelves #142

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

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

From Luna’s Little Library

The Moonlight Dreamers

Luna had a spare copy of this ARC by the wonderfully talented Siobhan Curham. I really enjoy Siobhan’s writing and think her books always have so much heart. I’m looking foward to reading this book!


The One We Fell in Love With

I adore Paige Toon’s writing. I used to read books like this all the time, but now I tend to just dip in and out of the genre with particular authors I enjoy. Like Paige Toon.

Another small haul for me this week, but I am excited to read these books…eventually!

What have you added to your shelves this week? Feel free to leave me a link! Happy Reading! 🙂

Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten Books We Picked On A Whim. I had to use my Goodreads list to go through this list. Many of my recommendations come from either my sister, book clubs or fellow blog bloggers.

In no particular order (images go to Goodreads)

My Best Friend’s Girl- Dorothy Koomson

My Best Friend's Girl

I picked up this book at an airport several years back. It started my love affair with Dorothy Koomson’s writing. She’s now an autobuy author!

Slumber- Tamara Blake


I picked up this book having heard nothing about it and quickly fell in love with its fairy-tale-esque nature!

The Lost Daughter- Diane Chamberlain

The Lost Daughter

I picked up this book on a whim! It ended up being a 5 star read for me.

Memoirs of A Geisha- Arthur Golden

Memoirs of a Geisha

I read this book around the time that it came out. I thought it was an incredibly powerful read.

The Boy With The Cuckoo Clock Heart- Mathias Malzieu

The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart

I noticed this book on my sister’s shelf. She hadn’t (and still hasn’t) read it yet, so I decided to give it a go. It was very unusual.

Johnny Be Good- Paige Toon

Johnny Be Good (Johnny Be Good, #1)

I really enjoy Paige Toon’s writing. It’s not just chick-lit, there’s depth to it.

Sarah’s Key- Tatiana de Rosnay

Sarah's Key

I bought this when I visited a second hand book shop with my sister Beth. I absolutely adored this book which has stayed with me for quite some time.

The Other Hand- Chris Cleave

The Other Hand

This book is also known as Little Bee. I absolutely lapped it up! I don’t want to say too much about it, as it’ll ruin the story!

The Girl With Glass Feet- Ali Shaw

The Girl With Glass Feet

Again, this is a book that was spotted on my sister’s bookshelf. I’m lucky that she lets me read books before she’s read them! It’s a unique tale. Her edition is so beautiful with silver page edges!

Little Hands Clapping- Dan Rhodes

Little Hands Clapping

This book was certainly picked up on a whim. I didn’t know anything about it. It’s so strange, but funny at the same time!

What books did you pick up on a whim? Feel free to leave a link to your posts and I’ll stop by!


Ten Books To Read If You’re In The Mood For A Light Read

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are ten recommendations to read if you’re in the mood for… I decided to go for a fun, light read. Sometimes we all need a bit of light reading in our lives!

As always, book images go to Goodreads!

The Undomestic Goddess- Sophie Kinsella

The Undomestic Goddess

I am a big fan of Sophie Kinsella’s standalone books. Her Shopaholic books are good too, but have got a little bit ridiculous in my eyes. This book is one of my favourites of hers. It follows our main protagonist as she makes a life changing decision!

Lucy In The Sky- Paige Toon

Lucy in the Sky

Paige Toon is one of my favourite authors. I do love her books. I love how her characters combine within her books.

Johnny Be Good- Paige Toon

Johnny Be Good (Johnny Be Good, #1)

This is the first Paige Toon book I read. I absolutely devoured it.

Chasing Daisy- Paige Toon

Chasing Daisy

I’m sorry, but I’m trying to convince you to read Paige Toon if you’re into lighter reads! 😉 It has more depth than you might expect.

Going Vintage- Lindsey Leavitt

Going Vintage

Cute and easy to read. I really liked this book!

The Book Of Tomorrow- Cecelia Ahern

The Book of Tomorrow

It couldn’t be a list like this without a Cecelia Ahern book. Her books are magical!

Magic Under Glass- Jackie Dolamore

Magic Under Glass (Magic Under, #1)

This story is so adorable and yet so underrated at the same time. It involves automatons, dancers and magic. Too cute!

Adorkable- Sara Manning


I was recommended this book by my good friend Luna. It is totally adorkable! 😉

The Selection- Kiera Cass

The Selection (The Selection, #1)

I’m not the biggest fan of this series, but it’s certainly light and easy to read.

You’re The One That I Want-Giovanna Fletcher

You're the One That I Want

Giovanna Fletcher is another wonderful writer with great relatable characters who are easy to read about.

What have you done for your list this week? Please feel free to leave a link to your posts and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are our Top Ten auto-buy authors. I’ve realised that my list is seriously lacking in males. I need to change that!

I’ve picked my favourite book from each author!

Paige Toon

Johnny Be Good (Johnny Be Good, #1)

Paige Toon is one of my ultimate favourites. I love Johnny Be Good as it introduces us to one of my favourite characters, Johnny, who we meet in other Paige Toon books!

Cecelia Ahern

If You Could See Me Now

Cecelia Ahern always has an element of magic in her stories. In this one, there is an imaginary friend. So cute.

Dorothy Koomson

The Flavours of Love

I love Dorothy Koomson’s writing. Her books are always full of action, drama and intensity.

James Dawson

Under My Skin

James Dawson is a fantastic writer, so it was hard to pick out a favourite! I love the sassy character in this book.

Alison Rattle

The Beloved

Like with James, it was hard to pick a favourite of Alison Rattle’s! Her latest book is incredibly though.

Heather Demetrios

Something Real (Something Real, #1)

Heather has recently become an auto buy author of mine! I lapped up Something Real! 

Giovanna Fletcher

Billy and Me

Giovanna has become an auto buy author for me, her books are easy to devour and fun to read!

Paula Daly

Keep Your Friends Close

Paula Daly is a great writer in the thriller/crime genre. I absolutely adored this book!

Emma Carroll

The Girl Who Walked On Air

Emma Carroll is a great writer and I can’t wait to read her books to my class! 🙂 They’re incredibly imaginative and wonderfully descriptive.

Kasie West

Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1)

I love Kasie West’s contemporary books as well as the Pivot Point duology!

Who are your auto-buy authors? I would love to check out some recommendations, so please feel free to leave a link!

I Knew You Were Trouble (Jessie Jefferson #2)

I Knew You Were Trouble (Jessie Jefferson, #2)

How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to Simon and Schuster

Previously reviewed by the same author:
The Longest Holiday
Johnny’s Girl
The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson
Thirteen Weddings


Life as the undercover daughter of a rock god isn’t going to be easy. How will Jessie adjust to her old boring life again after spending her summer living it up with her dad in LA? With tough decisions ahead (and not just choosing between two hot boys), can she cope juggling her two very different lives?
Summer may be over, but Jessie’s story is just beginning…


Yes. I am sorry if you’re singing Taylor Swift now. I know I am every time I think of this book. Very clever title there. I’m a massive fan of Paige Toon’s writing, both her adult and her young adult books. I just love how all of her characters exist in the same sort of ‘world’. I love the connections and random mentions of other characters. It’s always seamless, and makes me feel like I know the characters. So, I was very much looking forward to reading the next book in the Jessie Jefferson series which is Paige’s young adult series.

This book can definitely be read as a stand alone, but I personally thing it’s a much richer reading experience if you’re familiar with Jessie and her background. It just enhances the book! I will say though, that this is an exciting addition to the first book, following Jessie who I think is an amazing character and her famous Dad Johnny Jefferson, who is one of my favourite male characters ever. (Seriously, if you’re into chick-lit please read Johnny Be Good)

Jessie’s life changes when it is made public who she actually is. I Knew You Were Trouble deals with Jessie finding out who her real friends are and working through a long distance relationship when temptation comes her way. This book certainly gives you an insight into how crazy it must be to have famous parents and never really be free to do your own thing. I loved Jessie’s interactions with her dad, and his dad’s wife Meg.

This book is such a fun summer read. It’s easy to devour, well written, ridiculous in parts but ever so entertaining!

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

I think this book would appeal to adult readers that love chick-lit! Fun, flirty and entertaining, what more could you want this summer?

Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession. I thought I’d list the books I’d purchased rather than review copies.

So here goes.. (book images go to Goodreads)

P.S I Still Love You- Jenny Han

P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #2)

I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first book, but I was certainly intrigued enough to pick up a copy of the next instalment!

Challenger Deep- Neal Shusterman

Challenger Deep

I am excited to read this book. I have heard that it is a powerful read dealing with mental illness.

Star Cursed- Jessica Spotswood

Star Cursed (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #2)

This is the second book in the Cahill Witch Chronicles series. I’ve already read it and thoroughly enjoyed it!

Linger- Maggie Stiefvater

Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)

I had really mixed feelings about Shiver, the first book in the series. I’m looking forward to reading this book, so I can sort out whether I like this series or not! (…as ridiculous as that sounds!)

For Holly- Tanya Byrne

For Holly

I adore Tanya Byrne’s writing. Hopefully I can pick up this book very soon!

Remix- Non Pratt


I will be reading this book later this month as part of my ‘Comparing’ feature with Luna’s Little Library. Look out for our review later this month!

Dream A Little Dream- Giovanna Fletcher

Dream a Little Dream

I have already read and reviewed this book, which is a perfect summer read. Well worth exploring!

The Sun In Her Eyes- Paige Toon

The Sun in Her Eyes

Regular readers of my blog won’t be surprised to see Paige Toon’s latest adult book in this list. I love Paige Toon’s writing, and hope to get to read this book soon!

What My Mother Doesn’t Know- Sonya Sones

What My Mother Doesn't Know (What My Mother Doesn't Know #1)

I reviewed this book several months back as part of my banned books feature with my sister, Beth!

Making Pretty- Cory Ann Haydu

Making PrettyThis book is coming up for me soon. I’ve heard some very mixed things about it, so I look forward to seeing what I make of it!

What have you recently added to your book collection? Feel free to leave me a link to your Top Ten posts this week and I’ll stop by!