📚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

📚Books I loved and will always re-read📚

Hi friends, I wanted to do something a bit different today and discuss some of my favourite books that are my go to re-reads!

I am the worst for re-reading books sometimes, especially when I have ARCs or new releases that I want to read… I recently re-read the Percy Jackson series even though at that point I had 100+ books on my TBR. In my defence, I am very much a mood reader and none of my books were taking my fancy.

1 – The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, I would re-read this series straight after I’d just read it if I could, I love these books so much they have a special place in my heart.

2 – The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer. Much like PJO these books have a special place in my heart and I will never tire of reading these (or watching the films, they’re a guilty pleasure of mine).

3 – The End of Mr Y by Scarlet Thomas. I am OBSESSED with this book, let me tell you. I find something new to love about it every time I re-read it (also hit me up if you’ve read it, I would love to discuss it with you!)

4 – The Shining by Stephen King. I mean of course this one was going to make my list, I’m pretty sure I read this at least once a year. It usually features around Halloween time and then I thoroughly scare myself by going and watching the film.

5 – The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. I am also obsessed with this book, it’s the first Dan Brown book I ever read and it really ignited my love for his books so I always go back to this one.

6 – Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. I may have had a small (large, huge, massive, fucking ginormous) crush on Patch as a teenager, which has definitely not *cough* stuck with me into adulthood, so I used to read this book like every other week.

ALSO, shout out to everyone on booktwt who has made me realise that having a crush on fictional characters is totally normal and in fact encouraged by other readers, you guys are the best <3333333

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There are also some recent reads that I would love to re-read in the future because for various reasons they really stuck with me…

The Pastel Effect by Arly Carmack | Chopping Spree by Angela Sylvaine | Dreaming of Florence by T A Williams | The Scam List by Kurt Dinan

I won’t review these books when I re-read them because there’s no point, I might do a little comparison post to see if my feelings are still the same but otherwise I’ll just enjoy my re-reads in peace.

Be sure to let me know if you have any particular faves that are falling apart because you re-read them so much!

Until next time, Em xxx

The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown – A Review. [SPOILERS].

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Hey guys and welcome back to my blog! Today I’m going to be reviewing The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. I’ve actually read this book several times and never reviewed it so here it is!

Overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.

I read The Da Vinci Code with a very open mind (not being a religious person) and expecting there to be stretching of the truth and artistic license where required.

What I didn’t expect was to read such a thought-provoking, well crafted, thrilling novel. I was desperate to keep reading, to turn the page and read the next chapter. I was desperate to be alongside Robert Langdon on his quest for the truth – and it felt like I was. Brown’s writing made you feel as though you were there.

It felt so realistic that even I (who the closest to Paris I’ve ever been is Disney) felt like I knew the places being described.

The Da Vinci Code opened up a whole new world for me and made me crave Dan Brown books.

I gave The Da Vinci Code 4.5 stars because I felt his later works were better, but I am forever loyal to the first Dan Brown book I read (and will probably add to my TBR list for a re-read next year).

Have you read The Da Vinci Code? Let me know what you thought! Em xx

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 – The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown📚

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Hello my wonderful followers! I’m back with another First Line Friday post to share with you all, hosted by the lovely blog Hoarding Books.

Today we’re reading the first line from The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. 

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“Renowned curator Jacques Sauniere staggered through the vaulted archway of the museum’s Grand Gallery”

I love The Da Vinci Code, it actually featured on one of my recent Top Ten Tuesday posts about books that I will never let anyone touch!

Are you taking part in First Line Friday? Let me know in the comments so I can check out your post too. 

Em xx