Friday, 11 August 2017

Getting Back into Reading TBR

In the last few months I have completely fallen out of the habit of reading. I think I can almost 100% blame this on just exam stress, however, maybe a little bit of personal laziness may have snuck in there too (oops). So I ransacked my admittedly far too vast book collection in order to select a few titles that I want to read in the next few weeks/months before starting university. As you are reading this I have already managed to finish Ms Marvel Volume 3 (spot it almost unrecognisable at the bottom of the pile) and I can't wait to move on to volume 4. Another graphic novel at the top of this list is MAUS. As a soon to be history student I can't believe I still haven't read this highly praised book.
As well as some graphical novels I also want to get back into reading novels again. I am currently working my way through James Patterson's 'Along Came a Spider' which I am already loving. As a big crime and mystery fan I can't believe it has taken me this look to finally get into reading some of Patterson's work, but I think he is going to become a firm favourite of mine. Also on my list is Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare, which is book two of her new series The Dark Artifices. I read the first book, Lady Midnight, last year and I really enjoyed it and seeing as I have just finished binge watching Shadowhunters, I feel like I need an extra dose of the Shadowhunter world.
Two books that have remained on my bookshelves unread for far too long are An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I have been really excited to read these for a while now, but for some reason they always end up being pushed aside for new releases. 

Let me know what you're currently reading at the moment in the comments and whether you have any recommendations for me or other readers. Over and out x 

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Unknown, Unnoticed

 There has always been something about a rustic, shabby aesthetic that has appealed to me when it is matched with something so beautiful and appealing. Like messy hair and a diamond necklace; a single red rose among thistles and thorns. But the worst of these is a dark soul with a beautiful smile.