Top Ten Tuesday is a Weekly meme set up by Broke and Bookish. I love to partake in this and see everyone’s top ten’s each week and you know I couldn’t miss the opportunity to shout out my love for some of my book boyfriends. I will fight you for them…
So here are my Top Ten Book Boyfriends, of course in no particular order because how would I choose?! Continue reading “Top TEN Book Boyfriends”
Schools out for Summer! At least here in the UK it is, although you wouldn’t think summer was here with the constant rain were having. But whilst I’m wrapping up warm, some of you might be grabbing your suitcases, sunglasses and enjoying the heat. You know one thing that would make it better? A book!
So for this post I am going to be recommending you 10 fantasy/dystopian book series to pick up this summer. For me summer was always the perfect time to get into Fantasy books because my brain would only be focused on Work rather than Work and University. So I could lose myself in a world and commit myself to a series with 6 books without feeling guilty or pressured.
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Title: Divergent by Veronica Roth
Genre: Young Adult – Dystopian
Rating: 5 stars
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are–and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
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Today my post is actually for me to ask you a question, I am currently thinking of a question I can do for my Dissertation which in-case your unfamiliar with that, it is the final year project you undertake in your third year of your undergraduate degree and it consists of a 10,000 word essay, a reflection and power point presentation. Not all degree’s have them I believe, I’m studying English Literature so I do.
I’m contemplating doing Dystopian Young Adult Fiction, i’m not sure what I will focus on just yet because the possibilities are endless from government to heroines.I know I definitely want to include Divergent by Veronica Roth and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins therefore my question to you is can you recommend any other Dystopian Texts I could possibly use which feature a strong female lead, rebellion, government control etc. My friend recommended the 5th wave which I personally have not read just yet but I will mark down each suggestion and look into them in more depth.
I was attempting to look for books online then I figured ‘hey what’s the best way to get the best book recommendations’ MY BLOG OF COURSE.
Thank you so much for your suggestions in advance, I really appreciate it. If you could also share this with your fellow book loving friends I would also really appreciate that as it will give me an even bigger audience to get more suggestions.
My TBR list has been piling up for a while now, here are my top ten choices which I can’t wait to start reading once summer rolls around and I can finally have a life again away from Uni deadlines and exams.
- Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard
- Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – J.K Rowling
- Divergent – Veronica Roth
- Lady Midnight – Cassandra Clare
- Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas
- A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas
- The 5th Wave – Rick Yancey
- All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven
- Me before You – Jojo Moes
- The Cuckoos Calling – Robert Galbraith (J.K Rowling)
I guiltily hold my hands up and admit it… Yes I am still yet to finish the Harry Potter series and also start Divergent! I am so behind I need to kick myself.
I am however actually attempting to read The Cuckoo’s Calling on my commutes into University therefore its taking me longer too read as I save it for my journeys, it is also my first Crime Fiction Novel.
What books are on your TBR list that you can’t wait to read this summer? Let me know in the comments, i’m sure i’ll be expanding my list off your suggestions!