Top Ten Tuesday – FREEBIE! Top Ten Books of 2020 so far📚

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! It’s Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. TTT is a weekly post, born out of the want to bring us bookish people together and great for those of us that love a good list.

This weeks topic is a freebie where we come up with our own topics for TTT… And this week I’ve decided to share my favourite ten books of 2020 so far!

I’ll link them all as the reviews have now gone live and you can have a nosey if you like.

1 – One Week Till Christmas by Belinda Missen.

2 – Coraline by Neil Gainman. P.S. This book literally terrified me.

3 – It Will Just Be Us by Jo Kaplan.

4 – Schooled by Piper Lawson.

5 – The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza.

6 – The Lost War by Justin Lee Anderson.

7 – The Whisper Man by Alex North.

8 – Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.

9 – Goosebumps Horrorland Series by R L Stine.

10 – The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown.

There you have my top 10 books of 2020! I enjoyed reading all of these for different reasons and instead of rehashing why I loved them all I’ve just included the review links so you can see for yourself.

Until next time! Em xxx

Top Ten Tuesday – TT Christmas activities📚

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Good morning (or evening depending on where you’re reading this!) today is a freebie on Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and I’ve decided in the spirit of Christmas to do my Top Ten Festive Activities! I’m actually so excited to do this post lmao.

1 – Making paper chains. I turned 24 this year and I still love making paper chains, I will go to places like Hobbycraft and by specific Christmas ones and spend HOURS making them. 

2 – Decorating the Christmas tree/house. This is easily the best part of the year for me, getting the decorations down from the loft and making the whole house look like a festive bomb has gone off – WOOP. 

3 – Making mince pies. Okay I actually hate mince pies, I don’t like mincemeat and if any of it touches me I gag, but, making mince pies for everyone else (my dad, grandparents, neighbours) is one of my fave things to do at Christmas time. 

4 – Drink hot chocolate with so many marshmallows you could sink a ship. I love hot chocolate all year round, but at Christmas, I have a special mug I use and I pile it so high with whipped cream and marshmallows. Bliss. 

5 – Making Christmas cookies/biscuits. A lot of Christmas for me is making treats for everyone else, we have quite a large extended family and lots of elderly neighbours so at Christmas there’s never someone far away who would love some cookies or biscuits. 

There are probably so many more activities I could bore you with that I do at Christmas, but I won’t! Mainly because I’m off to write some Christmas cards and wrap some presents and sing badly to Christmas music.

Merry Christmas and I hope you enjoyed my TTT freebie! Em xx

Top Ten Tuesday – Halloween Freebie (My Top 5 Creepy Books)📚

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WOOP WOOP it’s nearly Halloween👻👻👻 I love Halloween it’s literally one of my fave time of year (after Christmas) and I cannot wait to carve pumpkins with my boyfriend and decorate the house with decs!

Back to the actual reason for this blog which is today’s TTT, and it’s a freebie! I’ve decided to do my Top Five Creepy Reads…

  1. Banquet for the Damned by Adam Nevill. I recently reviewed this book and the night terrors aspect really put the shivers up my spine, and I stopped sleeping for a good few days afterwards.
  2. 1408 by Stephen King. I literally rave about this book in most of my posts but it’s so good, it’s one of the few books that actually scared me.
  3. Pet Semetary by Stephen King. If you haven’t read this then what are u doing with your life?! Honestly, a lot of King’s books I find creepy/scary but this one really pushed me over the edge…
  4. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris. “I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti” I mean has there been a creepier line?!!!
  5. Thinner by Stephen King. I find gypsies really really frightening, which I know is probably a generalisation but this book just did not aid my fear of them.

What did you guys do for your freebie this week?! More importantly, is everyone excited for Halloween – I know I am. Happy Halloween everyone :)))

Em xx