📚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

Top Ten Tuesday – Books that remind me of fall📚

Happy Tuesday fellow bloggers and book lovers! Today is Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by Jenna at That Artsy Reader Girl and is a weekly post born out of a love of books and wanting to bring us book lovers together.

I’ve picked my top 5 books on my bookcase that remind me of the upcoming season and festivities! And that includes Halloween and Christmas (in case you hadn’t guessed!)

Number 1 – One Week Till Christmas by Belinda Missen. Just looking at this book cover makes me feel all festive inside.

Number 2 – The Shining by Stephen King. I watch this film (and try to read the book) every year around Halloween, for me it just reminds me so much of Halloween!

Number 3 – The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty. Again, just looking at this book on my shelf reminds me of Halloween it’s like an involuntary reaction haha.

Number 4 – Murder on Christmas Eve by Cecily Gayford. I mean this literally has Christmas Eve in the title of course it’s going to remind me of the festive season.

Number 5 – The End of Mr Y by Scarlett Thomas. I’ve picked this one because of the orange and yellow themes on the cover of the book that literally remind me of falling leaves and kicking through them while I’m walking!

And those are my top 5 books that remind me of Autumn, Halloween and Christmas because for me Autumn just equals festivities.

Let me know what yours are so I can come check out your post too!

Until next time, Em xxx

The End of Mr Y, Scarlett Thomas – A Review. [SPOILERS].

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Hey guys, what is up and welcome back to my blog! Today I’m sharing my review of a book that I realise I’ve talked about many times but never actually shared my thoughts about and that is The End of Mr Y by Scarlett Thomas.

Overall rating – 4.5 out of 5 stars.

I absolutely love this book, I’ve read it 3 or 4 times now, just trying to understand it more than anything and honestly everything about it (and I can’t believe I’m going type this) just bangs.

The storyline and the Troposphere, which in itself is impressive, were absolutely brilliant, I was sucked in from the very first chapter. Thomas explored the link between quantum physics and post-modernist and deconstructionist theory without ever making you feel as though you couldn’t understand, or without distracting from the storyline.

Everything turning into a big philosophical discussion or at points scientific discussion was one of the main selling points for me, I felt like I learnt new things just from reading a fictional book.

The premise of the book was like nothing I’d ever read before, which was part of the reason I was hooked on this book. A real page-turner for me, even after I’ve read it multiple times I’m still desperate to keep turning and keep reading!

Have you read The End of Mr Y? Let me know I would love to talk to someone about it! Em xx