📚Books I’m adding to my TBR based on StoryGraph recs📚

Hello friends and fellow bookworms! I am sharing something slightly different today, and that is books I’ve added to my TBR based on StoryGraph recs.

I recently signed up to StoryGraph and imported my entire Goodreads library onto there, which definitely helped me get some more personalised recs! And if you haven’t signed up for StoryGraph, why not?! It’s such a good alternative to other platforms AND you get the most amazing graphs based on your reading. I saw them and nearly cried I’m not going to lie to you!

Anyway, this list will likely grow as I have new recs every time I log in, but for the moment here are the ones I’ve added to my TBR – complete with a link to the synopsis.

Game of Life by Belle Brooks (read the synopsis here)

Cheerleading Can Be Murder by Carissa Ann Lynch (read the synopsis here)

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (read the synopsis here)

Portraits of the Dead by John Nicholl (read the synopsis here)

Children of the Dark by Matthew Revert, Jonathan Janz (read the synopsis here)

Mister Tender’s Girl by Carter Wilson (read the synopsis here)

Shunned by Steffanie Holmes (read the synopsis here)

Semblance by Logan Patricks (read the synopsis here) I’ve actually not long purchased this one so it’s going to live on my shelves for months now of course!

If you have read any of these books let me know what you thought in the comments (but no spoilers please and thank you!)

Until next time, Em xxx

Top Ten Tuesday – Books on my fall to read list!

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.

This week’s topic is books on my fall (Autumn if you’re in the UK like I am!) to read list.

Now I’ve said before, I’m not one for setting TBR because I just never stick to them, but there are at least 2 ARCs that I need to read as a matter of urgency!

Anyway, here is my (rough) TBR list…

The House of Dust by Noah Broyles (ARC)

She Kills me by Jennifer Wright (ARC)

Rage by Sue Rovens (ARC)

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

1984 by George Orwell

I will try and remember to update this so I can let you know where I’m at with my reading list and we shall see how it goes!

Until next time, Em xxx

November TBR.

Hello my fellow book lovers! Following my success last month with reading 9 out 10 books from my TBR (one was a DNFR) I’ve decided to create a TBR for November.

I’m giving myself 10 books that I absolutely have to read, mostly because they’ve been on my list forever and they’re probably getting kinda lonely and forgotten about!

1 – Tales of Lunis Aquaria by Tessa Hastjarjanto✅

2 – The Stranger by Albert Camus

3 – Squall by Sean Costello✅

4 – Fiddleback by Jeff Vrolyks

5 – Twisted: The Girl Who Uncovered Rumplestiltskin’s Name by Bonnie M Hennessy – DNFR.

6 – Dreaming of Florence by T A Williams

7 – The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.

8 – Love Among The Recipies by Carol M Cram.

9 – Sealed With A Kiss by Leeanna Morgan.

10 – Lord of The Flies by William Golding

This is the most ambitious list I’ve put together ever and I’ll be so surprised and pleased with myself if I actually managed to make it through the entire list.

I will likely forget to do weekly updates on my progress because I’m forgetful AF so if you want to see how I’m getting on follow me on twitter I’m @WhatEmsReadingX.

Until next time, Em xxx

Top Ten Tuesday – Books on my Autumn TBR📚

Happy Tuesday my fellow bookworms! It’s Top Ten Tuesday time again and this weeks topic is books on my Autumn TBR. I wouldn’t normally set a TBR but I am planning to spend October reading nothing but horror and thriller books so!

I’ve classed these books as horror or thriller based on their Goodreads genres.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and 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 (which I do lmao).

1 – The Haunted by Niki Valentine.

2 – I Can’t Sleep by J E Rowney.

3 – 31 Overlook Hotel by various authors.

4 – Psychosis by Matt Dymerski.

5 – What Goes On In The Walls At Night by Andrew Schrader.

6 – The Ghost in the Closet by M K Theodoratus.

7 – Typhoid Mary by Charlie Dalton.

8 – Horror Stories: A Short Story Collection by various authors.

9 – Be Careful What You Wish For by A C Hutchinson.

10 – Dr Sleep by Stephen King.

I will definitely be sharing weekly updates during October on my progress with each of these books, I’m expecting they may spill into November too but a few of them are short stories compilations so I can dip in and out of them! I’m so excited to spend my October reading these.

Be sure to let me know if you’re taking part in TTT so I can check out your post too!

Until next time, Em xxx

My updated TBR list/Kindle list.

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What is up guys & welcome back to my blog! It’s a bonus post today from me, as I have had a MASSIVE overhaul of my Kindle books and actually rediscovered my love of my Kindle❤️ it’s like my little pocket pal lmao.

So here is my updated Kindle & TBR list, it’ll be well into the new year and beyond because there is quite a lot…

Where possible I’ve included links to Goodreads in case you want to look up the book I’ve included!

A Deadly Delivery: A psychic cafe mysteryApril Dewsbury

Death’s DoorPaul Finch

The HuntedRachel Blackledge

Last GaspRobert F Barker

Twilight: A Nursing Home Mystery Greg Cornwell

Flatlined: A near death experienceJohn Meany

Even Good Girls: A Murder MysteryNicholas Jordan

One Week Till ChristmasBelinda Missen

Virtual InsanityCharlie Dalton

Third ChildKate Mitchell

Die My Love: A Dark Horror AnthologyVarious authors

See You SoonNC Marshall

Twisted All To HellJ E Moore

The Ghost FilesApryl Baker

The Doll J C Martin

The Grand – Evelyn Charters

Before You WakeAdam Nevill

Coraline Neil Gaiman

Can you keep a secret? Sophie Kinsella

The Stranger Albert Camus

Lord of the FliesWilliam Golding

Book of Shadows / The UnseenAlexandra Sokoloff

Shadowland / Magic Terror: Seven Tales / The Hellfire Club / A Dark MatterPeter Straub

Bag of Bones / Gerald’s Game / Four Past Midnight / Everything’s Eventual / Cujo / Tommyknockers / InsomniaStephen King

I have also re-downloaded the Percy Jackson series because I want to do a reread, I haven’t read these for SO LONG that I thought I’d treat myself haha.

I’m really excited to start some of these books, I’ve deliberately not read too much about them, and picked them because I liked the titles or because they fell into my “category” that I searched on the Kindle store.

I will, of course, be reviewing all of the books I read and share them with you guys!

See yaaaaaaa. Em xx

Books I want to read after starting my blog…

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I have about 20 books to read on my bookshelf and kindle, but I cannot stop myself from saving other people’s posts for later so I can have a nosey on Goodreads and then on Amazon at buying YET MORE BOOKS (someone send help cos this is getting out of hand lmao)

SO! To stop me buying more books than I physically have room for I’m going to list them all here and then come back to them when I’ve cleared some of my TBR list. Buckle up cos we are here for a ride.

  • The Chain by Adam McKinty
  • The Honeymoon by Rona Halsall
  • The Escape Room by Megan Goldin
  • I know you’re There by Sarah Simpson
  • My Daughter’s Secret by Nicole Trope
  • The Liar’s Child by Carla Buckley
  • Murder in the Bookshop by Carolyn Wells
  • Murder served cold by Eric Brown
  • The Invited by Jennifer Mcmahon
  • The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan
  • Little Darlings by Melanie Golding
  • Murder from Scratch by Leslie Karst
  • The Rumour by Lesley Kara

As you can see there’s a lot of books with murder in the title, but some of these I am super excited to read after seeing some of you guys review them! I can’t wait to read some books off my shelf so I can legit buy these to read!

Till next time, Em xx

We’re gonna need a bigger boat (bookshelf actually but hey it sounded good)📚

Hello!

Welcome to my blog if you’re new and hello to my followers, who for some reason have stuck around through my ramblings???

ANYWAY, on with the post. Has anyone seen Jaws, by the way, and got my post title reference?

I recently (like 10 – 14 days ago) did a down the TBR hole post, as I had a few books that I wanted to read before I purchased anymore… Well, I didn’t buy any, I just collected some!

Me and my Mom cleaned out the spare room of the majority of books in there, while most went to charity there were some I was really keen on and took for myself, so I am back with an even longer TBR list, including books on my kindle.

Buckle up peeps, we have a LOT to get through! 

  • The Child – Sebastian Fitzek 
  • The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins 
  • Sometimes I lie – Alice Feeney
  • The Righteous Men – Sam Bourne
  • Hannibal Rising, Red Dragon, The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal – Thomas Harris ng
  • The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon – Stephen King
  • Dolores Claiborne – Stephen King
  • Rose Madder – Stephen King
  • The ENTIRE Chronicles of Narnia (yes all 7 books)
  • Book of Shadows – Alexandra Sokoloff
  • The Unseen – Alexandra Sokoloff
  • Laying a Ghost (1) – Alexa Snow
  • Giving up the Ghost (2) – Alexa Snow
  • Waking the Dead (3) – Alexa Snow
  • Banquet for the Damned – Adam Nevill
  • Apartment 16 – Adam Nevill
  • Cujo – Stephen King
  • Thinner – Stephen King
  • The Stand – Stephen King
  • Insomnia – Stephen King
  • Gerald’s Game – Stephen King
  • Dark Places – Gillian Flynn

I mean, it’s increased quite a bit! I’m aiming for 3 books a month, which will also give me time to digest them and review them. 

I’ve got a few others on my Kindle that I’m not so fussed about reading, they looked good so I downloaded them but I’ve got others to read first!

Are there any books on the list you’ve read? Let me know in the comments below and then be sure to check out my review once I’ve read it.

Em xx

2019 TBR – I’ll update as the year goes on!

Hello everyone! And Happy New Year, it’s officially 2019 in England and it feels the same as last year, except the realisation that I’m going to be 20 bloody 4 this year, I’m going to sob in the corner.

I joke (I don’t really 😦 ) but I have SO many books to read this year, and I’m hoping to get through them fairly quickly so I can get some reviews up and then also find some other books to read (I’m completely open to suggestions so if anyone has read a good book lately, let me know!) If I do find some books that others have read or get suggestions, I’ll compile a blog post of them all so I can share them with you guys too 🙂

A lot of these books are Stephen King, I was kindly gifted a big set of his books around 2 years ago and I’m still working my way through them! There’s also my goal to complete the Brandon Sanderson series, in January, just one more book to read!

I’ll update this blog as I go along through the year with a done/read note and a link? can I do that? to each review I do, plus of course, any new books I add to my list. 

So, here goes!

1 – Mistborn Book 3 – The Hero Of Ages – Brandon Sanderson

2 – Misery – Stephen King

3 – IT – Stephen King (I’m hoping to read this before the second film comes out, as I watched the first film before I read the book which is unlike me!)

4 – End Of Watch – Stephen King

5 –  The Green Mile – Stephen King

6 – Inferno – Dan Brown

7 – Origin – Dan Brown

There will be so many more to add to this list, but I’m hoping to get these read in the first 3 or 4 months of 2019,  Mistborn book 3 is my priority! I also want to make sure I read It before chapter 2 is released in late 2019. I’m aiming to re-read a couple of other Stephen King books too, but they won’t take precedence until I’ve read everything else!

Anyway, what are your reading goals for 2019? Are you broadening your horizons or sticking to what you know with a few that have been on your shelf for ages?! Let me know in the comments.

Em Xx