Top Ten Tuesday – Books for my younger self📚

Hello fellow bloggers and bookworms! It’s Tuesday again which means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday post… This weeks topic is books for my younger self❤️

It can be anything from books you wish you read when you were younger or books that taught you something or even books that helped you get through events/changes in your life.

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 aka me!

1 – The Twilight Saga. I have recently re-read these and am fully embracing Twi-hard life again but I originally read these books back when I was in school and they helped me through a really tough time.

2 – The Harry Potter series. Again, I read these when I was much much younger (and still embrace my HP life) but they just were such a constant fixture in my life that I couldn’t leave them out.

3 – The Goosebumps books. I mean I still read these as an adult but reading them as a child I think solidified my obsession with horror and being scared.

4 – The Universe Doesn’t Give A Shit About You. Reading this as a teenager or young adult would have made my life SO much easier, luckily I did read it and it changed my life.

5 – The Mistborn series. I have read these, but as an adult, and I wish I’d read them when I was younger so I could experience the magic of the story for a little bit longer.

Most of these are just books I wish I had read sooner than I did, so I could have experienced them for longer but that I do have a connection with, for various reasons.

As always, let me know if you’re taking part in TTT so I can check out your post!

Until next time, Em xxx

Twilight, Stephenie Meyer – A Review.

Hello everyone! I’m here with a review of Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, I’m doing a re-read of the entire series ahead of the release of Midnight Sun this August (eeeek!) This is not going to be a proper review, with a good structure, it is literally me word vomiting about Twilight haha.

As always there may be spoilers in my review so please proceed with caution!

I first read Twilight way back when it came out, and I was OBSESSED, I mean I still am as an adult to be honest… Everything I felt reading it came back to me as if it was the first time all over again.

Twilight is probably my favourite book of the series because it’s when we actually get to meet the characters. It took me a little while to warm to Bella when I started reading, but after a few chapters I finally started to enjoy her interactions. Obviously, I love Edward and his whole family and I do feel that Meyer used Twilight to give us a good look into the Cullen’s and their family.

However, the background characters are very stereotypical, there is barely any diversity amongst them and they weren’t inventive. I do feel that Meyer could have expanded upon these further.

The story itself is quite simple, but the vampire aspect and the legends that come from Jacob and the Quileutes help to bring another aspect to the story, they add layers to it. I also really enjoyed the James tracking Bella aspect to the story, it was different and gave us a chance to see the characters in a new light. I still get scared when Bella decides to go off by herself to the ballet studio!

The setting of the book was excellent, it did feel at points as though we were in rainy Forks with Bella, surrounded by the forest or inside the Cullen’s grand house, or Bella’s high school. Meyer really brought that the story to life for me and I found it easy to visualise based on her writing.

I have so many emotions reading this book, and I was worried that I wouldn’t enjoy it so much now I’m an adult. While I certainly saw a few things differently I can honestly say that I loved re-reading Twilight, it gave me so much joy!

I will be sharing reviews of the remaining 3 books too, so keep an eye out for those once I’ve read them.

Em xxx