My Life in Books – 2020! #bookblogger

Having seen this tag on a number of wonderful blogger sites over the past week, most recently from Nicki over at The Secret Library Site I thought I’d join in with the fun!! 

Click on the titles to read my reviews! Have had some fun with this one!!

In high school I was ODD BIRD by LEE FARNSWORTH

People might be surprised by REAL LIFE by ADELINE DIEUDONNE

I will never be KING OF THE CROWS by RUSSELL DAY

My life in (full) lockdown was like A YEAR OF LIVING SIMPLY by KATE HUMBLE

My fantasy job would be at THE LITTLE TEASHOP IN TOKYO by JULIE CAPLIN

At the end of a long day I need THE UNWINDING by JACKIE MORRIS

I hate BROKEN FLOWERS by KATE MCQUAILE

Wish I had THE COTTAGE ON WILDFLOWER LANE by LIZ DAVIES

My family reunions are WHEN I COME HOME AGAIN by CAROLINE SCOTT

At a party youโ€™d find me with DEAR EDWARD by ANN NAPOLITANO

Iโ€™ve never been to the THE GLASS HOTEL by EMILY ST.JOHN MANDEL

A happy day includes CHOCOLAT by JOANNE HARRIS

Motto I live by SMALL PLEASURES by CLARE CHAMBERS

On my bucket list is SWIMMING WITH SEALS by VICTORIA WHITWORTH

In my next life, I want to have A WEDDING ON THE RIVIERA by EVONNE WAREHAM

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Top 5 Tuesday – Books I’ve read beginning with J!

It’s Tuesday again! Don’t they keep coming round quick?!!ย  So time to take part in another fabulous Top 5 Tuesday, hosted by Shanah over atย Bionic Book Worm, and her choice for the topic today is a FREE CHOICE!!ย  Endless possibilities!! But I’ve gone with books I’ve read and enjoyed whose title begins with a J – for June! Obviously!!ย  Nice and simple, so let’s get on with it!!

Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier

Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Just the way you are by Lynsey James

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So what is your favourite ‘J’ read?!

Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 Intimidating Books

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted byย Bionic Book Wormย  which explores a number of different topics to get you all thinking!

So I’ve had a little think – my poor brain! – and come up with a list of 5 books that have always intimidated me for a number of reasons!ย  Hopefully you can put my mind at rest over some of them and I can finally stop being so scared!!

GAME OF THRONES by GEORGE R.R. MARTIN

I have the set!ย  And it has been sitting in my wardrobe (hidden away) for a couple of years now!! I adore the TV show but the books just scare me, mainly due to their size!ย  It would be a great time for me to pick them up with the new TV series so far away… should I?!

A LITTLE LIFE by HANYA YANAGIHARA

Another one of those ‘chunkster’ books that has been hidden away in my wardrobe! The reviews are pretty impressive but it does warn of a lot of emotion and often heartbreaking and I’m really not sure I can cope with it! Have you read it?!

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

Another chunkster!! Over 700 pages!! I loved the early books in the Mortal Instruments series (this is book 6) but found myself not enjoying the last couple so not sure I can muster up the enthusiasm to put myself through all those pages in this one if I’m not going to like it – or care what happens lol!!

THE MINIATURIST by JESSIE BURTON

Loved The Muse by this author, and then got hold of a copy of this as heard so many wonderful things but never got round to picking it up.ย  I then made the mistake of watching the BBC version on TV recently – and really didn’t enjoy it so that has put me off picking the book up once more!

EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING by NICOLA YOON

I’m always intimidated by books that have a big media ‘buzz’ about them and this one seemed to be everywhere for a while and it also seems to have very divided opinions! Some love it, others hate it!ย  Have a feeling I could be in the hate camp… if I ever picked it up!!

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Do you have books that intimidate you?ย  Should I pick any of these up and get over my issues?!!ย