Sunday, 12 July 2015

The Holiday Reads

Last year I had a very set plan of what I wanted to read that summer so I did a whole post on the books which I read and follow up reviews (which I absolutely loved writing and went down rather well if I may say so myself). This year my summer is longer and I'm a bit less organised so I'm going to do a couple of book related posts throughout the next few months/weeks documenting what I'm reading throughout the holidays. Today I'm going to do a little summery of what I'm going to reading on my summer holiday.

1. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton - I bought this knowing absolutely nothing about it, but just by what I read on the blurb, something I love doing when buying books. Since buying it I've seen great reviews about it and so now I'm very excited to read it. It seems very mysterious and intriguing, with the blurb giving very little away. Also the cover is a winner, its gorgeous.

2.1984 by George Orwell - I have to read this for school but it has been sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read for a very long time, so now it has jumped to the top of my TBR. Last year I had to read The Help for school and I turned out to be one of my favourite books ever so hopefully the chain will continue with this book. Pretty much all I know about it is Big Brother and Room 101 so I'm intrigued to know what it is really all about. The cover of this is pretty illegible, but one of my old teachers told me this links to the plot, which adds more to my curiosity.

3. Blue by Lisa Glass - I had a lovely chat with Arianne and some fabulous authors on twitter the other day about books set in Cornwall and after a lot of deliberation between some brilliant books, I chose this one to read on my holiday. I'm a serious sucker for romance and this seem like the perfect holiday love story, complete with sand, sun and surfing. I have a distinct feeling I'm going to want to live in this book.

4. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas - This is my back-up book for if I get through the others - which I'm feeling i will. If you've ever seen my twitter, you may know I am obsessed with The Musketeers TV show, I just freaking love it and so a few months ago my dad kindly gifted me the book. It is pretty long but I excited to get stuck in reading the origins of D'Artagnan and his friends.

I'm hopefully going to do a follow up post with reviews on all of these awesome books because I love writing book posts (even if I'm not brilliant at it ahah!). Now I've got to get reading!



  1. Always love your bookish posts! TSABSOAL is phenomenal! I read it in October, and it's such a majestic and beautiful read. I have to read The Kite Runner and Never Let Me Go ahead of A Level Eng Lit, so I should probably get round to reading those soon. What are you taking at A Level?? xo

    1. Thank you Holly! I've just started TSABSOAL and so far I love it - I can't wait to find out what happens! I've been meaning to read Never Let Me Go for ages, it's awesome you get to look at it at A Level. I'm taking English Lit, History, Gov & Politics and Maths, what about you? Xoxo

    2. English Lit (as mentioned haha), Sociology, and Law. My college gives you the option to do either 3 or 4 A Levels - as I was told it wouldn't effect my chances of getting in University I went for 3 because I'd rather do well at 3 then feel too stressed with 4

    3. I have to do 4 AS in the first year and then I get to drop one (probably maths) if I want so then I'll 3 full A levels in second year. I haven't decided but it's likely I'll drop one. Good Luck with your choices! x


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