Top Ten Books I Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet

Top Ten Tuesday PB

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday Topic from The Broke and the Bookish:

Top Ten Books I Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet

This is a tricky one as I went on a book haul this weekend and bought a load that I’ve been wanting for ages! So I’ll see if I can get to ten that I still don’t own… Continue reading

Pass the tissues – I’m reading Pieces of You, by Ella Harper

Pieces of You Ella Harper

I’m really excited to have been approved for a copy of Pieces of You on Netgalley, I’ve been seeing such amazing things about it online. The one recurring theme definitely reiterates that this is a truly moving book, so I felt prepared when I began, but, wow! I can’t believe how moving even the first few pages were!

This is going to be great, I’ve got such a good feeling about this one!


Help Required!

Hey you! Yes, you, reading this now. I need your help.

I started this blog as a place to get me back into writing, to give me motivation to get my butt in the chair and write, and to interact with other writers. Luckily, it has done just that.

But, it’s also done much more. It’s become more of a nook for me to air my love of all-things-bookish, not just my own writing, and to post reviews about what I’m reading, discover new reading material, and connect with other readers. This, I love. I really wasn’t sure what direction this blog would take when I started off, but I feel like I’ve found my swing, and I really love it. And I love all of you guys too!

Which is why, I want your feedback. As this has become a corner more for my reading habits, than my writing habits (although I can’t express how much it has helped as a motivation for writing!) I’ve decided to have a little re-brand into something more relevant, and I would like your opinion on what you think I should change the title to!

I’d love to hear any other ideas or comments you have!

Thanks, in advance, lovelies.

With love,

From Paris xx

Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling You That You MUST Read

Top Ten Tuesday

Todays Top Ten Tuesday Topic from The Broke and the Bookish:

Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling You That You MUST Read

(whether because they think it’s a “you” book or it’s just been generally recommended so often)


The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me Lucy Robinson

  1. The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me, by Lucy Robinson – I’ve been hearing really great things on the twittersphere for a while, but a friend of mine has just read it and absolutely loved it, and is demanding I read it – it’s impossible not to want to after seeing her reaction to it!Love Lies and Lemon Cake Sue Watson
  2. Love, Lies and Lemon Cake, by Sue Watson – It’s been on my radar for a while, but my Stepmum has just started reading it and has told me I’ll love it, so I’ll be nabbing her copy as soon as she’s done!From Paris With Love Samantha Tonge
  3. From Paris With Love, by Samantha Tonge – Another one that I am just seeing great things about on all around on twitter! (Plus I use the signature, ‘With love, from Paris,’ so it kinda just stands out as  a ‘me’ book straight away!)Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
  4. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn – I’ve heard about this for a while, but now the movie is coming out, my friends are all wanting to see it, and they know I won’t go until I’ve read this first so I am being told to do it before the movie release! (It’s currently sat patiently on the TBR pile on my coffee table!)The Bookshop on the Corner by Rebecca Raisin
  5. The Bookshop on the Corner, by Rebecca Raisin – I can’t seem to log into twitter or elsewhere without this popping up somewhere! I’m hearing amazing things left, right and centre so this is definitely on my TBR! In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ve already downloaded it onto my Kindle…The One Plus One Jojo Moyes
  6. The One Plus One, Jojo Moyes – Jojo Moyes certainly doesn’t need much recommending for me to want it, as Me Before You is one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read, but it doesn’t stop everyone raving about this one constantly!Divergent Veronica Roth
  7. Divergent, by Veronica Roth – I think most of us are being recommended this one, especially with the release of the film. This is another one where my friend wants me to watch the film with her, but knows I have to read the book first! I’ve heard so much about them though, I do want to read the whole trilogy anyway.How to get a Love Life Rosie Blake
  8. How To Get A (Love) Life, by Rosie Blake – Another twitter love at the moment, I’ve read lots of good things, and Rosie is a lovely tweeter so I can’t wait to tuck in to this one (which is also currently waiting on my kindle!)City of Bones Cassandra Clare
  9. City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare – This is a mixture of people loving the film (which I take as a recommendation to read the book) and people loving the book itself, which is apparently much better. So, I’d definitely like to read the whole Mortal Instruments series.Paper Towns John Green
  10. Paper Towns, by John Green – I think the pretty much the whole internet is in love with John Green. I read TFIOS a few months a go and it is probably one of my favourite ever books. It was just so moving (by which I mean heart-breaking and soul-destroying, naturally) that I knew I had to read more. I have recently read Looking For Alaska, and am currently reading An Abundance of Kaherines, but a friend has just read Paper Towns and I’ve been told that’s got to be next on my John Green list!


What about you – what books have you been told you must read recently? Any of the same ones as me?

Or any feedback on these ones if you’ve read them already?


What One Book Do You Recommend Reading?

As the mountain(s) of books grow around my house, and the unread list on my kindle gets longer (not to mention the ones I’ve not even purchased yet!) I’ve decided to compose a new page on here, solely dedicated to my TBR list.

But, as always with us bookworms, even with 30 odd books begging to be read, I’m still eager to here about new ones.

So, I’m asking – if you could recommend just one book, as an absolute must-read, what would it be? Why?