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The Book Chat

3 May

Every week I read this link up from Sweet Green Tangerine, and mean to take part, and I just never get round to writing my posts 😦 (fun fact – this is my first link up EVER!)

This week’s prompt is your favourite holiday reads.


I love to read on holiday. The type of book I’m after all depends on whether I’m going away somewhere, or just taking a few days off to chill out at home. If the latter is the case, then I love a series – at the moment I’m completely addicted to The Hunger Games and would absolutely swallow it up if I had a few consecutive completely free days.

If I’m going away somewhere, I want a book that keeps me amused and I enjoy, but doesn’t take much brain power. Think chick lit. Think Harry Potter. Think re-reading your favourite books. I like something that I can dip in and out of on the plane, something that I can easily read in my tired and slightly hungover haze, and something that I can swap with my girlfriends.

My absolute favourite holiday read is the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella. Funny, well written and so more-ish!


What are your holiday recommendations?



Currently On That List…

25 Feb

Room – By Emma Donoghue

The Single Girls To Do List – By Lindsey Kelk

The Fault In Our Stars – By John Green

My Name is Memory – By Anne Brashares

The Help – By Kathryn Stockett

Sisterhood Everafter – By Anne Brashares

To Prussia With Love – By Roger Boyes

Heaven is for Real – By Tidd Burpo & Lynn Vincent

Blood, Sweat & Tea: Real Life Advetures in an Inner-City Ambulance – By Tom Reynolds

The Mockingbirds – By Daisy Whitney

Olive Kitteridge – By Elizabeth Strout

The Pile of Stuff at the Bottom of the Stairs – By Christina Hopkinson

The 5 People You Meet in Heaven – By Mitch Albom

Lonely Planet’s 1000 Adventures

The list goes on and on, and that’s without the World Book Night Top 100 challenge!

Have you read any of these? What did you think? Any more you think I should be adding to the list?


On Books.

25 Oct

I don’t mention it on here very often (or at all!) but I love to read.


I always have done, but since starting the new job I haven’t really had much free time.

So I am setting myself a little (read: massive!) challenge. I was stumbling the other day, and came across this webpage. For world book night next year, a list of the top 100 books is being compiled. I am going to do my best to start trawling my way through them, and keeping you guys updated!

Anyone want to join me?

I have read 7 of them so far…this is going to be big!

Bring it on 🙂