📚Top Ten Tuesday – Books I read in one sitting (or I would if I had the time)📚

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 of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Today’s post is all about books that I read in one sitting, or that I would have done if I had the time to. While there aren’t many recently that I’ve been able to read in one go, due to time constraints, there are definitely some from when I was younger!

1 – Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. I could easily read this book in one sitting, I find it so easy to devour this one!


2 – Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix. I remember vividly when this came out, I read it in one day where I literally only moved to use the toilet or to get a drink.

3 – Goosebumps Horrorland Series. If I remember rightly my re-read of this series a few years ago took place across one full day. Granted they’re only short books but I was so desperate to find out what happened that I just powered through them.

4 – Matilda by Roald Dahl. This is one from my childhood that I never ever tire of reading!

5 – The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Not so much with my re-reads of this book but the very first time I read it I literally flew through it, I couldn’t put it down.

6 – Chopping Spree by Angela Sylvaine. Now this one was helped by how short the story was, I didn’t think it was going to be that short, but I devoured this in one sitting and it was SO worth it.

7 – Me and Mr Jones by Lucy Diamond. This one was just so easy to read that I completely lost any sense of time and carried on until I finished the whole thing!

And moving onto ones that I would love to read in one sitting if I could…

8 – The Pastel Effect by Arly Carmack. This book gave me all of the feels and was so bloody good that I would love nothing more than to be able to re-read it in one go, without any interruptions so that I could fully immerse myself into the story.

9 – The Shining by Stephen King. I absolutely love the atmosphere of this book and I always get disappointed when I have to put it down as it spoils it for me, so to be able to read this is one sitting would be PERFECT.

10 – The Guest List by Lucy Foley. Now I probably won’t re-read this one but if I could erase it from my memory and then read it again I would do so in one sitting, I felt like I was constantly on edge and I needed to keep reading to find out what would happen next. Every chapter was a cliffhanger.

And there you have it, 7 books that I absolutely flew through in one sitting and 3 that I would love to have done so if I just had the time!

Let me know if you’re taking part in TTT so I can check out your post too.

Until next time, Em xxx

Top 10 Tuesday – Book characters I’d love to be besties with📚

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Here I am again with another Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Arsty Reader Girl. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is book characters I would love to be besties with! As I would literally reel off about 6 million HP characters I’ve limited myself to 5 characters to keep the list from getting OTT

Here we gooooooOOOOOoooo.

  1. Hermione Granger. I mean duh, of course I would want to be friends with Hermione, I feel like we have so much in common!
  2. Matilda Wormwood. I just love her so much, I think she’s a great character and would be super cool to have as your bff.
  3. Vin (from the Mistborn Trilogy). I think Vin is an amazing character, and I mean, who wouldn’t want her as your pal? Her allomantic powers would make her a great addition to my girl power team.
  4. James (from James and the Giant Peach). Who wouldn’t want to be friends with James with that adventure he went on?!
  5. Robert Langdon. Literally every single book he features in I wish I was his bestie so I could travel the world and see all these cool places with him. I just think it would be amazing.

Honourable mentions must also go to the following! Luna Lovegood, Ginny Weasley, Charlie Weasley, Draco Malfoy, Charlie Bucket (the kid has a chocolate factory ffs), Katniss Everdeen, Annabeth Chase, Percy Jackson.

Did any of your BFF characters feature on my list? Let me know! Em x

First Line Friday – Matilda by Roald Dahl📚

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Hello pals! I’m back again with another First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! This time I’m going to take a leaf from my childhood and I’ll be sharing the first line from Matilda!

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“It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful”

This is literally one of my all-time favourite childhood books and I love to re-read it!

Taking part in First Line Friday? Let me know in the comments below. Em xx

23 of my favourite books for my 23rd birthday.

Hello lovelies,

I’m 23 this month *cries* so I thought I’d share my 23 favourite books to mark my birthday.

Here goes!!!! (These are no means the order that I favourite them in, it’s just the order they came to mind)

1 – The Shining (Stephen King)

2 – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (JK Rowling)

3 – The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)

4 – Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Rick Riordan)

5 – Digital Fortess (Dan Brown)

6 – The Final Empire (Brandon Sanderson)

7 – Matilda (Roald Dahl)

8 – Dr Sleep (Stephen King)

9 – Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)

10 – Carrie (Stephen King)

11 – Salem’s Lot (Stephen King)

12 – The End of Mr Y (Scarlet Thomas)

13 – Silence Of The Lambs (Thomas Harris)

14 – Beautiful Disaster (Jamie McGuire)

15 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (JK Rowling)

16 – Angels & Demons (Dan Brown)

17 – The Crucifix Killer (Chris Carter)

18 – The Night Stalker (Chris Carter)

19 – Poppet (Mo Hayder)

20 – The Dead Room (Chris Mooney)

21 – The BFG (Roald Dahl)

22 – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (JK Rowling)

23 – The God Delusion (Richard Dawkins)

As you’ll notice there’s only 1 none fiction book on there, I much prefer fiction and being able to throw myself into an alternate world🙈

And a lot of similar authors. I’m a sucker for a cracking author, and for me King is one of those. And of course I love Harry Potter, I could have easily filled seven spots with those books but decided to keep it to just 3😂

Anyway! I’ve pretty much banned myself from reading these books again before I clear my reading shelf but!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2 ME!!! (Not till the 19th but)💁‍♀️🤷‍♀️

Until next time xxx