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Top Ten Tuesday: 10 new releases from 2015 I meant to read but didn’t

If you’re anything like me, being an avid reader also goes hand in hand with hoarding books. You have to accumulate them all NOW just in case they stop printing books tomorrow, or so that you’ll have plenty of reading material for when the zombie apocalypse hits (because obviously zombies WILL NOT cut into reading time). So naturally I have loads of books I’ve accumulated in the last couple of years that I haven’t read but of course I meant to. 2015 was no exception. I bought a bunch of new releases last year that I then put to one side full of good intentions – here are 10 of them, in no particular order (you can click on the title to check it out on Goodreads). A God In Ruins by Kate Atkinson. There are two reasons I didn’t read this. Firstly, because I hadn’t read the book before it, Life After Life, and secondly because I only just ordered it online about four days before Christmas. I am currently reading Life After Life and I have God …

Revisiting my TBR

All the way back in this post I waxed lyrical about the books in my TBR that I was excited to read. As I won’t be posting teaser’s from the book I’m reading this week (it’s a top secret book you guys) I thought I’d take the opportunity to revisit that post about my TBR and see how many of those books I’ve actually read. Two things have happened since I wrote that post. I have read exactly two of the books on that list, Child 44 and The Invisible History of the Human Race (click the titles to see my reviews); I’ve made very little progress, but those two books were AMAZING. My TBR tower I mentioned in my original post now has a twin. That’s right, I have Two Towers (like my literary reference?) (if you don’t get it then we can’t be friends) of books to read, both of which would be taller than me if I set them on the floor (keep in mind this doesn’t include the multiple ebooks I …

My Holiday Book Haul

Because I can’t buy books in Australia (that should be read with lots of sarcasm), I went a bit crazy with my book purchasing while on holiday. I had allowed myself one book purchase at each of the bookshops I planned on visiting – one in Paris and one in London – however the excitement of being on holiday got to me and I couldn’t control myself. It didn’t help that the shop I visited in Paris had cool store stamps – the novelty of that was almost too much for me to handle. My purchases were largely made at two shops, Shakespeare and Company in Paris, and Hatchards in London; they are both really beautiful shops if you’re ever in either of those cities. There are two Hatchards locations in London – one in Piccadilly and one at St Pancras station. I visited the St Pancras one as it was right around the corner from my hotel (inconveniently convenient, if you catch my drift), but I definitely plan on visiting the Piccadilly one next time. Probably …