Top Ten Quick Reads To Devour On The Beach!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is a summer freebie. I decided to go with some of my favourite quick reads which are perfect to read on the beach or in your garden/the park this summer!

As ever, book images go to Goodreads!

Unboxed- Non Pratt

Unboxed

I’ve recently read this book and absolutely devoured it in one sitting. It’s a great story about friendship.

The Summer I Found You- Jolene Perry

The Summer I Found You

I adore this book. It’s a deeper read than the cover may suggest.

George- Alex Gino

George

Another fabulous quick read. Alex Gino’s voice is incredibly authentic!

The Madness- Alison Rattle

The Madness

I love this story which is set on the coast. Alison Rattle is a terrific writer!

Magic Under Glass- Jaclyn Dolamore

Magic Under Glass (Magic Under, #1)

I adore this fairy tale-easque read! It didn’t take me long to devour!

Golden- Jessi Kirby

Golden

I loved this book and I found it to be utterly quotable. It’s a beautiful story and the cover definitely gives me summer vibes.

One Italian Summer- Keris Stainton

One Italian Summer

So easy to read. It’s a little deeper than your average romance/contemporary read!

A Little Something Different- Sandy Hall

A Little Something Different

I absolutely adored this very unique read!

This Song Will Save Your Life- Leila Sales

This Song Will Save Your Life

This book combines two of my favourite things, music and contemporary!

Twenty Boy Summer- Sarah Ockler

Twenty Boy Summer

I find Sarah Ockler’s books to be perfect beach/summer reads!

Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda- Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

I adore Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda. It would be perfect for summer reading! I think it’s awesome all year around…

What did you do for your summer freebie this week? Feel free to leave a link and I’ll stop by your post!

Top Ten Best Mothers In Literature

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is a Mother’s Day freebie. I decided to go with some of the best mother’s in literature…so here goes!

Marmee- Mrs March- Little Women- How can you not love her? She cares for her four girls so much and is just a wonderful human being ❤

Molly Weasley- Harry Potter– Adorable woman! I love her feisty spirit and devotion to her family.

Lily Potter- Harry Potter– We don’t read nearly enough about her, but from what we do see, we know that she and James loved Harry immensely.

Rosa Hubermann- The Book Thief– A fierce lady but definitely kind at heart.

Mother- The Railway Children- She cares for her children despite the madness going on with her husband.

Natalie Prior- Divergent– Another woman I adore. She tries to protect her children no matter what.

Rosaleen- The Secret Life of Bees– Rosaleen may not be Lily’s mother, in fact, she’s her maid, but she cares for Lily as if she was her own child.

Ma- Room– Ma does everything she can to protect Jack. She devises a plan for them to escape as she wants the best for Jack!

Marilla- Anne of Green Gables– She may not be mother to Anne by birth, but she’s a wonderful adopted mother despite a rocky start.

Romy’s mum- All The Rage– Romy’s mum and boyfriend are supportive throughout the story. I love reading about carers who are actually there for their children.

What did you pick for your Mother’s Day freebie this week? It may not be Mother’s Day in the U.K. but it’s never the wrong time to celebrate mothers!

Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is all about things on our reading wishlists. These are things we’d love to read more about in stories.

  1. Anxiety- represented in an accurate and thoughtful way
  2. Diverse chick-lit- life is too fluffy for my liking in chick-lit. I’d love to see some more diverse characters.
  3. Diverse middle-grade- why shouldn’t this genre have more diverse characters?
  4. More books with characters on the autistic spectrum.
  5. Girl problems- I can’t think of a book where girls have normal ‘girly’ problems. Let’s be real!
  6. Present, caring parents- not too much to ask, surely?
  7. Less insta-love- let’s have some realistic romances!
  8. Sisterhood- Ha! Girls supporting others not bringing them down.
  9. More music mentions- whether it’s throwbacks to other eras or current music I’d be happy!
  10. Books without romance. It’s not always needed!

What would you like to read more of? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

 

Top Ten Book Covers That Scream Spring/Summer

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is a cover freebie. I love a beautiful cover, especially when it screams contemporary/spring/summer! So here are some of my favourites!

I won’t say anything about these books, I’ll just let you revel in their beauty. However, if you are interested in these books, click the book image to get to Goodreads!

Second Chance Summer- Morgan Matson

Second Chance Summer

The Unexpected Everything- Morgan Matson

The Unexpected Everything

Open Road Summer- Emery Lord

Open Road Summer

The Start Of Me and You- Emery Lord

The Start of Me and You

The Summer I Found You- Jolene Perry

The Summer I Found You

Love & Gelato- Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Gelato

My Life Next Door- Huntley Fitzpatrick

My Life Next Door

The Distance Between Us- Kasie West

The Distance Between Us

On The Fence- Kasie West

On the Fence

The Ice Cream Girls- Dorothy Koomson

The Ice Cream Girls

What did you do for your cover freebie? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Things That’ll Instantly Turn Me Off A Book

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is all about things that instantly turn us off in a book. Those things that have you steering way clear!

  1. Love triangles- so overdone.
  2. Muscly men on the covers- I can appreciate… but won’t pick up a book because of that!
  3. Sports- if it looks really sport-related I’m not interested.
  4. Bad boys- I don’t mind a bad boy character, but when it’s just that with no substance, I don’t have time for it…
  5. Female characters that are totally reliant on a guy to function.
  6. Anything that hints at heavily Science-related content- it’s not my thing!
  7. Girl hate- I dislike it when female characters hate another for a particularly petty reason.
  8. Possessive relationships- it doesn’t matter to me if it’s a male or female being possessive, I don’t like it!
  9. Body shaming- just no!
  10. Cheating- I have read some books where it’s not made me run away from reading the book and it’s been a minor element of the story, but if it straight out markets itself on the cheating aspect or tries to justify the cheating, I have no time for it.

This feels like quite a sassy list this week!

What turns you off from reading a book? Feel free to leave a link to your Top Ten post and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Things That Will Instantly Make Me Read A Book

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten things that make us want to read a book!

  1. Dance- anything dance related on the cover or mentioned then it’s immediately on my TBR.
  2. Light, pastel colours always draw my eye.
  3. A promise of it being a psychological thriller.
  4. Pretty page edges. Hey, I’m shallow!
  5. Mental health- if a book is about mental health I’m instantly intrigued.
  6. Strong female lead.
  7. Tudor England.
  8. The author- some I just buy without a second thought.
  9. First person narrative.
  10. World War II

What are some things that make you pick up a book? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Unique Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is all about unique reads. It took me some time to think about them, but here they are!

Illuminae- Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

The format of this book is what makes it so unique. I adored it!

George- Alex Gino

George

I find this book unique because its child-like narration is so authentic.

The Last Beginning- Lauren James

The Last Beginning (The Next Together, #2)

A sci-fi ish book with different formats. I’ve recently finished this book and I absolutely adored it!

One- Sarah Crossan

One

A hard-hitting book told in verse.

Cloud Busting- Malorie Blackman

Cloud Busting

This book deals with bullying through poetry ❤

The Girl With Glass Feet- Ali Shaw

The Girl With Glass Feet

A beautiful book with a fairy tale-esque story. My edition had silver page edges ❤

The Boy With The Cuckoo-Shaped Heart- Mathias Malzieu

The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart

Another fairy tale-esque story. So unusual, but so good!

Another Little Piece- Kate Karyus Quinn

Another Little Piece

Such an odd story. Yet, so compelling! I have a feeling that this book is either love or hate it though…

The Girl On Paper- Guillaume Musso

The Girl on Paper

This is definitely one of the most unique stories that I’ve read. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Bird- Crystal Chan

Bird

I’ve included this one because of its beautiful writing. It really stood out for me in the middle grade genre!

I have listed some of these books before on my list, but I’ve added 5 new unique reads since I last made this list in 2014! 

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