January 2019 TBR!

Hey guys! I only have four books on my TBR for January as I’m still trying to get back into the swing of things after being lazy for a week and a half. January will definitely be a slow month for me but I’m fine with that as my reading challenge is only 40 books anyway. Here’s what I’d like to read this month:

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare: I started this during my week off at Christmas and I’m still not even halfway yet! I’m hoping to finish it this month but I’m not in any rush, I’m happy to just take my time with it! I think because it’s the last book and I don’t want another series to end. I’m dragging it out apparently!

Vengeful by V.E. Schwab: I was gutted I wasn’t able to read this in December but I am determined to finish it this month! I’ve heard it’s even better than the first one and that book was amazing! Honestly I am very impressed with Schwab and totally loving her books!

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Books I Wish I Read in 2018!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you the books I wish I’d read in 2018! I’ve started all of them and then just stopped reading them for various reasons but I’m hoping I’ll be able to finish them all in 2019! Here’s my picks:

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir: I started buddy reading this with my friend but we both ended up being really busy so we didn’t finish it, unfortunately. I am sad I didn’t manage to read it as it was one of my most anticipated reads. We are determined to buddy read it though so we are going to hopefully get to it in 2019 instead!

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December 2018 TBR!

Hey guys! December is off to a great start for me! I’ve finished two books this month already so now I only need to read five more to hit my target of 70 books which is insane! So that gives me four weeks to read five books. I’m literally racing through them as fast as I can and I hope the week off I have at Christmas will help! I only have three more weeks left in work, yay! Here’s what I want to read this month:

Fall From Grace by Tim Weaver: This is the fifth book in the David Raker series and I have not read this one before so I am excited to be going in blind! It’s the usual: a man goes missing, he practically vanishes into thin air and nine months later he is still missing. The police have nothing so David Raker is called in to investigate and he will most likely uncover some messed up stuff! This is one hell of a book as it’s nearly 600 pages so it’ll keep me occupied for the rest of the week!

Last Breath by Robert Bryndza: This is the fourth book in the Detective Erika Foster series and I am HOOKED! These books are so freaking good! I haven’t gotten this addicted to a crime thriller series in a while. I quickly fell in love with the characters and the plot for each book has been really engrossing so far. Dark Water (book number three) is definitely my favourite but this series seems to go from strength to strength so book four might end up being my new favourite, we’ll see! I thought the second book was good but then I read the third. Damn, this author is good!

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November 2018 Book Haul!

Hey guys! November has flown by and I am so ready for Christmas but before I get in the Christmas spirit, I have to write my wrap up posts! Sad for you but good for me, this is going to be a really quick post as I actually only purchased two (three if you count the same book purchased twice!) books this month and I was sent one for review! I think some of you will be pleased with one of my choices as a lot of people have been telling me to read it!

Also I’m sorry again for my sporadic posting, I’ve not really had a lot of time this month to blog but I’m hoping in December I’ll be feeling a little better and more motivated! So here’s the very small amount of books I purchased/received in November:

A Map of Days1) A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs:

First up, I finally got my hands on, not one, but two copies of A Map of Days and I also got them signed as I went to one of Ransom Riggs’ UK tour events! I wrote a post about it if you want to check it out but here is a spoiler, it was awesome and so much fun! It’s been years since I read Library of Souls and I’m a little hazy on the ending so maybe I will re-read the last few chapters to remind myself of what happened. I do remember the last 100 or so pages was absolutely insane though! I’m really excited to dive back into this world and I cannot wait to see how the peculiars manage in America! I’ve actually missed these characters and the peculiar photographs!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Want to Read Before 2019

Hey guys! I’ve just had to sift through all of my unread books on Goodreads and pick out five that I want to read before the end of the year. I’ve done this post twice on my blog already and failed miserable, so my chances of succeeding at reading these books before January 2019 are super slim. But I’m going to post about it anyway! Enjoy!

A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs: So I have only just recently acquired this book as I met Ransom Riggs last week (see my previous post!) and it’s definitely a top priority read for the last stretch of 2018. It’s been two years since I read about these characters, so I am really excited we get to spend more time with them! I have heard absolutely nothing about this book, I just know they are in America. As it’s quite a hefty book I will probably read it over Christmas now.

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare: This book isn’t even out yet but we are so freaking close, so it had to go on this list! It comes out the fourth of December, wow! I am so, so, so excited! I left it so late to read Lord of Shadows but not with this one! As soon as I have it, I will start reading it! After that explosive and devastating ending, I really can’t wait to see what happens next!

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An Evening with Ransom Riggs!

Hey guys! I have quite a different post for you today! I absolutely love Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs. It’s such a unique series and Hollow City was one of my favourite books of 2016 (Was that really 2 years ago?). So when I saw he was coming to the UK and only visiting Manchester and London, I knew I had to go! I hope you don’t mind me sharing my experience with you all because it was pretty exciting!

Normally authors visit places that are hours away from me and I never get to go but Ransom was coming to Manchester which isn’t that far from me so obviously I had to go! I couldn’t miss this opportunity and I’m so glad I went! I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of A Map of Days and it was so fun being able to hear Ransom talk about it and then sign copies afterwards! I ended up getting the book and a goody bag because I’ve never received one before at an event, I wanted to see what it was like!

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