Tuesday, 2 August 2016

My Summer Reads 2016

I'm back on the book train (yay reading!) and loving it, so I thought I'd share with you all the books I've chosen to see me through the Summer! 

Half of them I've bought and half of them I've had sat on my book shelf staring at me for years - yes YEARS! Shocking!

1. Shane Dawson - It Gets Worse (Currently Reading)
Since finishing Shane's first book in just 24 hours last year I have been waiting for this release.
 Shane's second book is another collection of hilarious essays written solely by himself. I have watched Shane on YouTube for YEARS, probably since around 2009 and seriously love him. I love how honest he is, his dark twisted sense of humour and his podcasts are bloody hilarious! I'm over half way through this and no doubt I will have probably finished by tomorrow.

2. The Night Circus (Currently Reading)
After having this sat on my shelf for the best part of 4 years.... I have finally started to read it! I was really getting into it, but then Shane's book as released and I wasn't waiting to read that so this has been paused for now.
Not giving much away in the blurb I wasn't sure what to expect and at first I was a little confused as to where it was going but now the ball seems to be rolling - I'll be sure to update you all when I've finished!

3. Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
I bought this again, years ago, because it was written by the same author as my favourite trilogy - Delirium but it's been sat on my damn shelf all that time - I honestly don't know what I've been playing at!
I picked this up last week and thought YES I must read this and then saw it's being released as a movie soon with Zoey Deutch (who I LOVE) as the main character, so definitey need ot read this before that comes out.
The story is about a girl who re-lives the day she dies over and over again until it is perfect - I've heard such great things so can't wait to get stuck in.

4. The Grown Up - Gillian Flynn
Well.... this was a bit of a fail. I was having a browse on Amazon looking for some new books to pick up and this was only £1.99! Being by the same author as Gone Girl (I loved the movie... should probably read the book) I thought - winner winner chicken dinner.... until it arrived and I found out it's only 67 pages - opps! At least it won't take me long to finish - it seems a bit spooky though... maybe I'll read it in the daytime!

5. Luckiest Girl Alive - Jessica Knoll
This was a - ooo that's a bargain and looks good - purchase from Amazon last month! I've been such a sucker for trilogys over the last 5/6 years that I kind of forgot stand alone books are something I seriously enjoy! 
'Her perfect life, is a perfect lie' - is what is written on the back of the cover! A story about a girl named Ani who gets asked to film a documentary about a violent incident that took place when she was a teenage - she wants to use this as a time to show she has turned her life around but maybe breaking her silence will destroy all that she's worked for?
I'm looking forward to reading another book that isn't a YA .... as much as I love them!

6. Entwined - Heather Dixon
A book I bought purely because Elle Fowler had recommended it in one of her Glitteratures - a totally sane and valid reason for a purchase as every book I've book because of Elle before has been fab.... how do you think I knew about THG before anyone else!
Every night Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in the Keeper's siler forest, but there is a cost.
Elle couldn't speak highly enough of this book so I'm really excited for this fairytale adventure genre!

7. Where Rainbows End - Cecelia Ahern
Love, Rosie is one of my all time favourite movies..... so why haven't I read the book? I have no idea! My friends have told me it's so much better than the film.... and I LOVE the film!!

8. Pure - Julianna Baggot 
A classic dystopian society YA trilogy .... my fav!
"Pressia Belze has lived outside of the Dome ever since the detonations. Struggling for survival she dreams of life inside the safety of the Dome with the 'Pure'.Partridge, himself a Pure, knows that life inside the Dome, under the strict control of the leaders' regime, isn't as perfect as others think. Bound by a history that neither can clearly remember, Pressia and Partridge are destined to forge a new world." - Sounds just like something I would love! Plus it means there's another 2 to read after that if I enjoy it!

I also REALLY want to re-read my favourite trilogy - Delirium - and finish the Vampire Academy, The Testing and the Unwind books.... why can I never stick to something I start? They are all brilliant and I need to crack on with finishing them!

Oh and Harry Potter and The Cursed Child is of course on my list.... I don't know how I feel about reading a script though - have any of you started/finished it yet? How has it been? 

Any book recommendations? PLEASE send them my way ... I'm kind of obsessed with buying books.... although I should probably read what I have before I buy anything else... and buy a bigger bookcase while I'm at it.

Lastly.... I know a lot of you have been asking me about my book writing on Twitter - my idea is getting there and when I properly start writing I will be sure to let you all know! #Exciting #NeedBernadsWatch 



  1. Great choices! The Night Circus is brilliant! I read Before I Fall and it is a bit repetitive but I still enjoyed it!

  2. I LOVED VAMPIRE ACADEMY! I loved Dimitri and Adrian for very different reason.

    S .x http://ramblingsofayoungprgirl.blogspot.com/

  3. I loved the book where rainbows end and the movie too

    Nashia | MakeupandBeautyMayhem

  4. I really enjoyed The Night Circus, I found it a little slow at the start but the story started to get going in the end. I would have liked more detail in the world and a little more action, it's quite character driver, but I think the unique story made it more enjoyable (I'm an action person) for me. I really enjoyed all the characters in the book. I think if you like it, and you enjoy character driven stories you might like The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers. I loved that, also limited action, very character focused but oh so good.

    The Gone Girl book is a lot more intense than the movie. The movie is good, but oh the book, it's so nitty gritty and just a lot more psycho.

    ~ K


  5. I just got back on reading books again myself and needed some new ones. I love entwined but the rest I haven't read and I do want to read Shane Dawson's for some reason.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  6. I love the night circus! And I definitely recommend Look At Me by Jennifer Egan :)


  7. where rainbows end is a great book! I love it!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  8. The Night Circus is beautiful. I've just read it and you do spend most of the novel having NO idea what is going on, but that's kind of the magic. I've also read HP and the Cursed Child. I read lots of scripts so that aspect didn't bother me. I wasn't mad on the plot but I would love to see how they do all the magic effects on stage.

  9. So happy to find someone else who loves Shane Dawsons sick sense of humour! I've been watching him for years also and I can't wait to pick up his new book!

    Renee | Life After Lux

  10. So happy to find someone else who loves Shane Dawsons sick sense of humour! I've been watching him for years also and I can't wait to pick up his new book!

    Renee | Life After Lux


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