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Top 5 Tuesday – Auto Buy Authors

Hi guys! It’s a rather grey and mundane Tuesday in the UK today. But, Tuesday means it’s time for Top 5 Tuesday. This is hosted by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm. This week the topic is Top 5 Auto Buy Authors. So here goes! Stieg Larsson Stieg Larsson is the original author of the ‘Millennium… Continue reading Top 5 Tuesday – Auto Buy Authors

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Top 5 Tuesday – Book Quotes

It’s Tuesday again, which means that it’s time for Top 5 Tuesday. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah over at Bionic Book Worm. This week the topic is 'Top 5 Quotes', which I’m really happy about because I’m a sucker for a good quote. I’m always noting down good quotes as I read, so… Continue reading Top 5 Tuesday – Book Quotes

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The Man Booker Prize – 2017

So, tonight is an exciting night for any book worm, because at 9.40pm (UK time), the winner of The Man Booker Prize 2017 is announced. They all sound so good. I’ve added them to my ‘Want to Read’ shelf on Goodreads, but who knows when I’ll get round to reading them! You can watch the… Continue reading The Man Booker Prize – 2017

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Top 5 Tuesday – Favourite Book Covers

So, it’s Tuesday again which means that it’s time for Top 5 Tuesday. This is a feature hosted by Shanah at Bionic Bookworm. This week, the topic is Top 5 Favourite Book Covers. I thought this was going to be hard for me because I tend to remember the stories more than the covers, however,… Continue reading Top 5 Tuesday – Favourite Book Covers

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The Boy at the Top of the Mountain – John Boyne

★★★★ This is another book from John Boyne, author of ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’. My friend bought me this for my birthday and after reading Edward Rutherford’s ‘New York’, I wanted to read a book that I knew wouldn’t take me ages. Personally, I didn’t enjoy ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’. So,… Continue reading The Boy at the Top of the Mountain – John Boyne

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New York – Edward Rutherford

★★★ New York will be one of those cities that will always fascinate me. Which is why I picked this book up at a charity shop. However, I feel that this book would have been better as a series. That way Edward Rutherford could have concentrated more on character development as this is something I… Continue reading New York – Edward Rutherford

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Empress Orchid – Anchee Min

★★★★ Okay, I’ll be honest. I can completed understand why this book might not be everyone’s cup of tea. But, for me, I loved it. Chinese history has fascinated me ever since I was little. After graduating from university, I buggered off out of the UK and lived in China and worked as an English… Continue reading Empress Orchid – Anchee Min

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A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

★★★★★ Well done Khaled Hosseini, you have done it again. You have crushed my heart with an amazing, yet heart-breaking story. I read The Kite Runner last year and it is honestly one of the best books I have ever read. I recommended it to my Mum and she also loved it. She kept on… Continue reading A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini