Read, Reading and To Read

So you know how I said there would be no more posts until my exams finished…oops. I finished my coursework, I’ve moved on to working for my exam, but I had a burst of motivation, and here we are!

This is an idea that hit me a few hours ago, and it’s something that I’d like to do maybe every couple of months, or maybe every month to check my progress of how much I’m reading. If you read my New Years resolutions post, you’ll know that I want to read more. I used to read SO much and I want to get back into that place! So if I track myself, maybe I will!

Here are the books that I have either recently read, or I’m currently reading them, or I intend to read them soon!

 

Rivers of London by Ben AaronovitchREADING

Moon Over Soho by Ben AaronovitchTO READ

I bought these books a whole year ago (actually, after checking Amazon, it turns out I bought then exactly a year ago today! Crazy), after Tanya Burr recommended them in one of her videos! And I have FINALLY started this series, with book 1, Rivers of London. I have fell in love with it, for one I adore London, and this book is, well, entirely in London. It’s full of magic and everything I love. I really can’t wait to read the other books in this series.

The Maze Runner by James DashnerTO READ

This isn’t even my book, I borrowed it off of my friend Alex probably a year and a half ago! I will give it back I promise! Back when I first borrowed it, I read about 5-6 chapters and loved it! I don’t remember exactly what happened but I think I became invested in something else, moved onto that and ended up leaving The Maze Runner behind! I love a good YA book, so this is definitely a series I can’t wait to get into!

Yes Please by Amy PoehlerREADING

I love Amy Poehler. I haven’t even watched her in many things, but everything that I have, I’ve loved. She’s so witty and brings life to every role she plays, and after seeing this book in a store I knew I had to read it! I’ve only read about 50-ish pages so far but I’ve laughed out loud a few times already. It’s not an autobiography, it’s more witty stories with humour injected in every possible place, I cannot get enough of it!

Girl Online by Zoe SuggREAD

I read this book at the end of last year, and whilst I am 100% not in the target audience for this book, I enjoyed it a fair bit! I found myself more invested in it than I expected, and stayed up late to read it for quite a few nights! I think I would have enjoyed it even more if I were a little younger, but being 19 didn’t inhibit the experience much at all! I’m looking forward to the sequel which, according to Amazon, drops this August!

Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to be a Grown-Up by Grace HelbigREAD

If you watch my YouTube channel, you will already know how much I love this book. I called it the best book I read in 2014. It’s incredible, funny, charming, everything you could want. And the actual layout/print/finish of the book is amazing. I would recommend this book to anyone ever.

Grace is actually doing a book signing in Liverpool soon, and I’m going! I can’t wait!

Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones by Bryan CogmanREADING

Whilst I’m classing this as something I’m currently reading, I actually haven’t picked it up in about 5 months. I’m just about half way through and it felt weird to call it something that I haven’t read. It’s a behind the scenes book of the first 2 seasons of Game of Thrones, and it’s great to see the show, sets and cast from a different angle. I need to get around to finishing this so I can read the 2nd, which came out a few months ago covering seasons 3 and 4!

The World of Ice and Fire – by George R.R. Martin, Elio M. Garcia Jr and Linda AntonssonREAD

I finished this book about 2 nights ago, and I’m so sad to see it end. It’s kind of an encyclopaedia of the Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire universe, covering the history of the ASOIAF world, from Westeros to the Kingdoms at the furthest east of Essos. It’s written from the perspective of a Maester collecting historical texts into one book, and it’s incredible to further immerse yourself into this world.

Is it bad I 100% know more about the history of Westeros than the real world?

I hope you enjoyed this post, I really enjoyed making it! Maybe I’ll see you in February’s Read, Reading and To Read, but we all know how I am with blogpost series. I have about 14 on the go!

Thanks very much guys!

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