I know most people have already done their top books of 2016, and I was planning on doing mine within the first week of January, but I didn’t get around to it because of my uni work. But I still really wanted to share the top 10 books that I read in 2016. I read 60 books in 2016, and whilst I thoroughly enjoyed the majority of them, these are the ten that I enjoyed the most. I didn’t give all of these books 5 stars, but all of these books have stuck with me. I’ve listed the 4* books first, and then the 5*, but otherwise they aren’t in any particular order. Continue reading
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
My Goodreads rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Over the past two months or so, I decided to take a break from my blog.I started studying English Literature at Uni back in September, and I found my blog became a bit like work. Bug after taking a break from writing posts, I found myself missing it. So I’m back! 🙂
As I’ve been away for a while, I wanted to do a post other than a review or a wrap-up, which I normally do. So I thought I’d share with you the books I got for Christmas. Most of these books I asked for, but a few of them were surprises.
September was another great reading month for me! Even though I didn’t read all of the books that I was hoping to get too, I did read quite a lot. I read seven books this month, two of them being for uni, and nearly all of them were four or five stars. I also read quite a mixed bag; some poetry, some fiction, some non-fiction, and a play, and so I’m really looking forward to recommending a few different things to you 🙂
Since the children of the UK will have just finished their first week back at school, I thought it would be fun to share with you what I read whilst I was at school for my English lessons. Most of these books I read in secondary school, but I have included a few that I read in primary school, and even though I can’t remember everything on this list in detail, I have fond memories of my English lessons; I always looked forward to them, and a few of theses books are my favourites to this day.
NOTE – Whilst this review is spoiler free, I have explained that this book could possibly be triggering for some things. These trigger warnings may be considered as spoilers, but I feel that it’s important to declare them.