Top Ten Books That I Loved But Won’t Reread

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 that we enjoyed but we don’t see ourselves re-reading. I have quite a few of these in mind! In no particular order, here are my choices. Book images go to Goodreads!

Wideacre- Philippa Gregory

Wideacre  (The Wideacre Trilogy, #1)

This is almost like a period drama! I thought it was fabulous at the time but don’t see myself reading it again.

The Other Me- Saskia Sarginson

The Other Me

Loved this book! It gripped me, yet I don’t see myself reading it again!

Boy In The Tower- Polly Ho-Yen

Boy In The Tower

A very unique read. I enjoyed it but wouldn’t rush to re-read it!

The One Plus One- Jojo Moyes
The One Plus One

This was a very charming read. I rated it highly but wouldn’t necessarily rush back to it. I’m not a big re-reader.

A Kiss In The Dark- Cat Clarke

A Kiss in the Dark

Cat Clarke is such a great writer. Her books always grip me.

Half Bad- Sally Green

Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy, #1)

I loved the first book in the series, but I didn’t get on with the sequel. Therefore I wouldn’t reread it!

Lies We Tell Ourselves- Robin Talley

Lies We Tell Ourselves

I absolutely loved this book. I just don’t have time to reread it!

Golden Boy- Abigail Tarttelin

Golden Boy

I loved this but I wouldn’t want to put myself through it again! It’s intense!

Pointe- Brandy Colbert

Pointe

I loved this book but it’s not an all time favourite. It is incredible though!

These Broken Stars- Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1)

I don’t intend to continue with this series, so I won’t reread this again.

What books have you loved but don’t want to reread? Feel free to leave me a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

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Ten Books I Can’t Believe That I 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’s list is all about books that we can’t believe we’ve read. As ever, click on the book image to get to Goodreads.

Me and Mr J

I really didn’t get on with this book. I always find teacher/student relationships very awkward, especially as a teacher myself.

Those Girls

I really struggled with this book. I didn’t like the characters at all.

The Devil That Danced on the Water: A Daughter's Quest

I didn’t get on with this book at all. It just bored me.

Never Let Me Go

I think I’m in the minority with this book, but it wasn’t my cup of tea.

Coming Home

This was easy enough to read but it was just wasn’t memorable.

Letters to a Love Rat

Nowadays I give up on a book when I’m not enjoying it, but I used to persevere. This one was okay, but I know now I probably would DNF it.

Alice Hartley's Happiness

I really enjoy Philippa Gregory’s writing, but this book was just weird. Sex, drugs and dolphins. Yes, dolphins.

The Harlot's Press

This book had a lot of potential but it wasn’t great.

Sophie

This book was a little too unrealistic for me.

The Trouble with Alice

I don’t remember reading this book at all which is quite bad!

How about you? What books are you surprised that you’ve read? Feel free to leave me a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Ten Books I Really Liked but Can’t Remember Anything/Much About

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 that we liked but on recall can’t remember much/anything about! The way I tackled this list is to look at Goodreads and see which books I rated highly but couldn’t tell you much about!

The Earthquake Bird

I read this book in 2012. I have no recollection of it whatsoever, but apparently liked it enough to give it 4 stars!

The Rescue

I read this in 2011. I have some recollection of it being moving, but other than that… I got nothing!

A Spot of Bother

I know I enjoyed this book at the time, but without looking at the synopsis, I couldn’t tell you what it was about.

The Rose Of Sebastopol

This is another one that I read back in 2011. I can’t remember anything about it! I know my sister enjoyed it!

A Respectable Trade

I adore Philippa Gregory’s writing, so I know I must have enjoyed this book. I’m a bit hazy on its details!

All She Wants

I remember this being quite witty!

The Solitude of Prime Numbers

Love the title of this book! I remember liking it but being frustrated by the ending. I couldn’t tell you what it’s about though.

Prodigal

I have no idea what this book was about!

The Heretic's Daughter

I remember liking the characters in this book!

The Summer House

I remember liking this but I couldn’t tell you what it was about!

How about you? Which books can you not recall? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Book Tag- Shelfie by Shelfie #1

I was tagged in Beth’s Shelfie by Shelfie book tag. I thought it was a great idea… so here we go!

The idea of the tag is that you share a picture (‘shelfie’) of one of your shelves and then answer some questions about them.

1.) Is there any reason for this shelf being organised the way it is or is it purely random?

It’s my favourite shelf. Meaning every single one of these books is a favourite read of mine. On it is….

  • The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time
  • The Constant Princess
  • The Other Boleyn Girl
  • The Boleyn Inheritance
  • The Virgin’s Lover
  • The Queen’s Fool
  • Sarah’s Key
  • If You Could See Me Now
  • P.S. I Love You
  • Lord Of The Flies
  • Rebecca
  • To Kill A Mockingbird
  • The Last Leaves Falling
  • Cross Your Heart
  • Me Before You
  • The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas
  • The Class That Went Wild
  • Reasons To Stay Alive
  • One
  • Thirteen Reasons Why
  • A Monster Calls
  • Only Ever Yours
  • Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda
  • Good Me Bad Me
  • The Reason I Jump

2.) Tell us a story about one of the books on this shelf that is special to you i.e. how you got it/ a memory associated with it etc.

That’s a tricky one as all of these books are special to me. The Class That Went Wild has a special place in my heart as it is a childhood favourite. I have fond memories of Beth reading it to me when I was younger. I used to love being read to by my big sister!

3.) Which book from this shelf would you ditch if you were forced to and why?

I think perhaps Thirteen Reasons Why. I have a really weird relationship with this book, which I’ll address in a blog post and some point.

4.) Which book from this shelf would you save in an emergency and why?

I hate this question! I would want to save them all, please? No? Hmm… I think it would have to be Me Before You. I push that book so very much that it has to be saved!

5.) Which book has been on this shelf for the longest time?

P.S. I Love You. I read it when it first came out!

6.) Which book is the newest addition to this shelf?

Good Me, Bad Me read this year and promptly added to my favourites!

7.) Which book from this shelf are you most excited to read (or re-read if this is a favourites shelf?)

Me Before You… will it still be a favourite after a re-read?

8.) If there is an object on this shelf apart from books, tell us the story behind it.

Above the shelf are some ornaments that my friend (and wonderful author Alex Bell) got me from a holiday to many different locations. There’s so many cute trinkets from places in Europe. I also have a teaching assistant teddy from a child that reminds me of when life was easier as teaching assistant! 😉 I also have some Tinkerbell stuff from my nephew who knows I love Tinkerbell, I also have a best teacher wine glass. I may not drink, but it was the thought that counts!

9.) What does this shelf tell us about you as a reader?

My favourite books range from chick-lit and historical fiction to psychological thrillers and a few classics!

10.) Choose other bloggers to tag or choose a free question you make up yourself.

There’s so many that I’d like to tag, so I’d just say if you want to do it, please do and leave me a link if you do! 🙂 Please check out Beth’s original post HERE!

Top Ten Books Set In The U.K.

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s list  I have thought about my favourite books set in the U.K. Some of these books have featured on Top Ten lists before of mine, but I just can’t help myself.

In no particular order (book images go to Goodreads…)

Harry Potter- J.K Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

This book really doesn’t need an introduction or any sort of explanation does it? I absolutely loved this series and I’m so proud that it’s set in England!

Code Name Verity- Elizabeth Wein

Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)

I love this book. It’s set in England in 1941. Such a touching story.

Me Before You- Jojo Moyes

Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)

One of my all time favourites. This hasn’t been on my blog at all before! I lie. I lie.

Dead Jealous- Sharon Jones

Dead Jealous (Poppy Sinclair, #1)

This wonderful book is a mix of YA/mystery and paranormal. I loved reading it and the next book is awesome too.

Golden Boy-Abigail Tarttelin

Golden Boy

Golden Boy is a simply beautiful, important, powerful book.

Little Women- Louisa May Alcott

Little Women (Little Women, #1)

I know that this book has multiple settings but some of it does take place in Europe. This is one of my favourite classics.

The Other Boleyn Girl- Philippa Gregory

The Other Boleyn Girl (The Tudor Court, #3)

The Other Me- Saskia Sarginson

The Other Me

Part of this book is set in London. I didn’t expect to like this book as much as I did, but I thought it was wonderful!

I Let You Go- Clare Mackintosh

I Let You Go

This thriller surprised me. It was another one where my expectations were completed exceeded.

A Monster Calls- Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness is a genius. I loved this book even if it broke me a little bit.

What did you pick for your Top Ten post this week? Feel free to leave a link to your posts and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Tuesday Freebie- Books I loved in my pre-blogging days!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is a Top Ten freebie. I decided to go for books I loved in my preblogging days!

As ever, book images go to Goodreads!

Me Before You- Jojo Moyes

Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)

For regular readers of my blog this will come as NO surprise. I absolutely adore this book. It is easily one of my favourite books of all time. It’s a book that I recommend to EVERYONE. I have so much love for this book, it’s unreal.

The Help- Kathryn Stockett

The Help

I simply love this book! I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did. I can’t even remember when how I first came across it. I also really like the movie adaptation which is very unusual for me. It is very true to the book which I appreciate!

If You Could See Me Now- Cecelia Ahern

If You Could See Me Now

Cecelia Ahern writes such magical books. I absolutely devour her writing. This book is a favourite of mine. It’s about a lady who falls for her nephew’s ‘grown up’ imaginary friend. Cecelia’s writing is so easy to read. I adore her!

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time- Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

This book took me by surprise. I really didn’t expect to like it as much as I did. It’s definitely one I want to reread in the future.

The Little House- Philippa Gregory

The Little House

I really like Philippa Gregory’s writing style. Some of her more contemporary reads are a bit hit and miss, but I thoroughly enjoyed The Little House. It’s a little disturbing, following a lady suffering with postpartum depression and a horrendous mother in law…

Harry Potter- J.K Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

I adore the Harry Potter series. I always want to have a reread, but too many books, too little time!

Jasmyn- Alex Bell

Jasmyn

I might be a bit biased with this book, as Alex is a good friend of mine, but I absolutely adore this! Such a wonderful, creative story.

Magic Under Glass- Jackie Dolamore

Magic Under Glass (Magic Under, #1)

This book is so fricking cute. I absolutely adore it.

The Sky Is Everywhere- Jandy Nelson

The Sky is Everywhere

Jandy Nelson’s debut novel stole my heart. I absolutely adored it!

The Other Hand (otherwise known as Little Bee)- Chris Cleave

The Other Hand

I was really impressed with Chris Cleave’s writing. This book was fantastic with a balance of humour and tragedy.

What have you done for your Top Ten Freebie? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Ten Authors I Own (or have owned!) The Most Books From

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with a list for us to complete. This week the topic is Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From. I had to add or have owned into my list this week, because since I’ve started blogging, I’ve become a lot more ruthless with the books I keep.

I’ve mentioned a particular favourite of the author and one I’m looking forward to…because, I can basically!

In no particular order (links go to Goodreads, if there is a page available for the book!):

Cecelia Ahern

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This is one of my favourite chick-lit books. What I like about Cecelia Ahern is that her books always have an element of magic/fairy-tale. If You Could See Me Now is about a lonely woman with an imaginary friend. I can’t find the book cover for Cecelia Ahern’s next release but it’s called The Year I Met You and it’s out in October this year. Despite not liking Cecelia’s recent books as much as her earlier books, she’s still an author I check out whenever she has a new book!

Sophie Kinsella

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My favourite book by Sophie Kinsella is Can You Keep A Secret? I find it laugh out loud funny and just very easy to read. I have gone off Sophie Kinsella’s books as well recently, but she’s still an author I’ll try due to enjoying her books in the past! I’m looking forward to the next Shopaholic book (Shopaholic to the Stars), even though I’m not sure how much further the series can go!

J.K Rowling

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I had to include the first book Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone as it’s what started my Harry Potter love. I’m looking forward to getting around to The Cuckoo’s Calling I know it’s not necessarily the name of J.K Rowling but we all know it’s her.

Dorothy Koomson

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It was hard to pick a favourite for Dorothy Koomson, as I’ve loved so many of her books. The Ice Cream Girls is one of my favourites though.

Philippa Gregory

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I absolutely love reading all things Tudor, so I lapped up Philippa’s Tudor series, starting with The Constant Princess with one of my favourite Queens. I’m yet to start The Order of Darkness series, but I’m hoping to enjoy Changeling!

Veronica Roth

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Divergent is such an amazing book. I couldn’t get over how much I enjoyed it. I really want to read Four soon. I love the character Four, so I’m intrigued to read his tale…

Leigh Bardugo

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Oh, Shadow and Bone, I do love you! I love the whole Grisha trilogy. I can’t wait to see what Leigh does next! In the meantime, I do intend to read the novellas that I never knew existed, starting with The Witch of Duva.

Patrick Ness

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I absolutely adored The Knife of Never Letting Go, I can’t wait to continue with the series. I’m also so tempted to push A Monster Calls up my TBR list. It’s such a beautiful looking book.

Alex Bell

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I am a tad bit biased when I speak about this author, because she is one of my best friends. However, Jasmyn is one of my favourite fantasy reads and it has a GORGEOUS cover. Alex’s next book Frozen Charlotte is her first step into YA fiction… it’s horror! I don’t read a lot of horror, but I can tell you I’ll definitely be reading this one!

Malorie Blackman

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I adored Noughts and Crosses and can’t wait to continue with the series with Knife Edge.

Who are your top read authors on your shelves? Please feel free to leave your links to your Top Ten posts and I’ll stop by!