I really didn't want to miss a second week of my new, totally organised, blogging schedule for 2018. But things in my life have changed and speed bumps have come up on the road I thought I was supposed to be on. This happens I know, its called life, I just wasn't ready, you know.

So I thought rather than miss it completely, id just pop a little post up letting you know that I haven't given up, that I haven't sacked it off, this little space of mine, its just not been the main priority for a few weeks. Ill be back next week with some brand new content and hopefully some amazeballs photography..!


Welcome back folks! 

Wasn't that a short ass break! Here we are back in January and all the doom and gloom that it seems to bring, after such a colourful festive period! Well I hope you all enjoyed yourselves and your ready for another year to begin, because if not, well you dont really get a choice in it do you!

Starting the year on a resolution seems like the most positive to thing to do, so here I am listing out the new books I have decided to take out of my TBR pile for the start of 2018. 

I already had several of these books before recieving some of them as Christmas presents, clearly people dont want me spending time with them anymore LOL! I love reading, and the main reason is because it allows me to enter a world and build it with my own imagination based solely on what is written. And also because no one can tell me that my way is wrong either, we all interpret things differently and I think reading is a big outlet for that. 

First up, I have already started Talon, im a HUGE lover of all things dragons and since the Eragon series I've been dying for something to match it, although truthfully thats going to be hard work for any author. Talon is written by author, Julie Kagawa and is part of a 5 book series also including Rogue, Soldier, Legion and Inferno. I actually got this one as a Christmas so if it lives up to its reviews, I'll be found purchasing the others shortly after!

Viral is written by Helen Fitzgerald and if im honest the blurb for this book had me wanting to read the entire thing the moment I laid my little hands on it! Ill share it with you and see what you think: 

So far, twenty-three thousand and ninety six people have seen me online. They include my mother, my father, my little sister, my grandmother, my other grandmother, my grandfather, my boss, my sixth year Biology teacher and my boyfriend James.

When Leah Oliphant-Brotheridge and her adopted sister Su go on holiday together to Magaluf to celebrate their A-levels, only Leah returns home. Her successful, swotty sister remains abroad, humiliated and afraid: there is an online video of her, drunkenly performing a sex act in a nightclub. And everyone has seen it.

Ruth Oliphant-Brotheridge, mother of the girls, successful court judge, is furious. How could this have happened? How can she bring justice to these men who took advantage of her dutiful, virginal daughter? What role has Leah played in all this? And can Ruth find Su and bring her back home when Su doesn't want to be found?

Tell me it doesn't sound like the sort of thing you hear in the news this year, so reading it seems like a must! I think this will be book number 2 for 2018!

Children of Eden & Elites of Eden

This might be cheating but these two books do follow each other and I got them both for Christmas so they need to be read, am I right? By author Joey Graceffa, Children of Eden is the first book in the two part series and seemed a little like the rules from recent TV programme Terra Nova, where the worlds people are only allowed one child. Ill only share a snippet from the first book so as not ruin the second for me or anyone else!

As an illegal second child, Rowan has been hidden away in her family’s compound for sixteen years. Now, restless and desperate to see the world, she recklessly escapes for what she swears will be only one night of adventure. Though she finds an exotic world, and even a friend, the night leads to tragedy. Soon Rowan becomes a renegade on the run

The Break and The Mystery of Mercy Close

To be honest I think Marian Keyes could write a book about apples and I would still love it. Shes one of my favourite authors and I find her stories so easy to escape into that I find it difficult to let go. The break was my first choice for books to read in 2018 and revolves around a husband who decides hes taking a "break" from their life and leaving to the other side of the world for six months. The reviews have been good so far and without doubt im going to love it like all of Marian's other books. The Mystery of Mercy Close was a charity shop buy as it was in immaculate condition, no bent pages, no broken spine (everyone has rules about book conditions right?) and I added it to the list due to my love for Marian Keyes escapology effect. 

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Another Christmas present, greatly received was this book by Gail Honeyman. I've seen a lot of good reviews for this book and I haven't previously read anything else by Honeyman so fingers crossed this one lives up to the reviews and I can add a few more of her works to my Wish List. The books centers a on a girl who thinks her life is as fine as its ever going to be with Vodka and Frozen Pizzas. Then she meets someone (obviously) who makes her realise otherwise and see life from a different perspective, a little like I perhaps need in my own life as im sure many of us do. 

Beautiful Broken Things

Im all for a good friendship themed book, having a truly amazing best friend myself. I think we all sometimes need reminding of why there here and what an amazing job they do for us. This book centers on two girls who have been friends forever until someone else turns up in the picture and puts doubts to there friendships future. But at the end of the day, if they are there for us through anything, they should be with us in everything.

Best friends Caddy and Rosie are inseparable. Their differences have brought them closer, but as she turns sixteen Caddy begins to wish she could be a bit more like Rosie – confident, funny and interesting. Then Suzanne comes into their lives: beautiful, damaged, exciting and mysterious, and things get a whole lot more complicated. As Suzanne’s past is revealed and her present begins to unravel, Caddy begins to see how much fun a little trouble can be. But the course of both friendship and recovery is rougher than either girl realises, and Caddy is about to learn that downward spirals have a momentum of their own

Withering Tights & Bella's Christmas Bake Off

These two books are simply an addition to this list because they have spent so long in the TBR pile that I felt a little sorry for there existence! Something better looking has always come along and ive read that first, repeat about 100 times and here we are. So they will be read this year! At some point.

If you have read any of these books or any other really good ones recently feel free to share them in the comments box below.. Perhaps not to many though, otherwise poor Withering Tights might get sidelined AGAIN!

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