The Top 10 books I absolutely NEED to read before the end of 2016 comes around

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All year, I’ve had a list of books that I ABSOLUTELY NEED TO GET TO. You know the sorts. The ones with loads of hype AND actually sound amazing. The ones that have been sat on your shelves waiting for months. The ones that have been on every TBR possible and yet still haven’t been read.

WELL HERE’S ANOTHER TBR FOR THEM.

Because surely my knack for failing TBRs will leave me this time and actually let me read all the books listed…right? 

Now, this list is just from the books I own. Not the books I intend to buy. If they were on the list too, you’d be reading this list until George RR Martin decides to publish his next book (come on MR Martin – we’re waiting!!).

So here are the top 10 books I absolutely need to read before the end of 2016!

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Replica by Lauren Oliver | Giving “there’s two sides to every story” a whole new meaning

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This book was on my radar from the very first second I heard about it. That being after bookcon, when watching booktube videos and seeing the flip book formatting.

I wanted it immediately.

And while I didn’t get it immediately – I didn’t expect to get it until it was released – I DID get it pretty soon after. So that, I was thrilled about.

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Title: Replica

Author: Lauren Oliver

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Genre: Young Adult, SciFi

Series Status: The 1st book in a duology

Number of Pages:  542 (approximately)

Release Date: October 6th 2016

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Throne of Glass TV show news : My conflicting thoughts turned into incoherent psychobabble

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This literally happened just half an hour ago (as I’m typing, though this will be scheduled for the morning) and I need to type because I have so many conflicting thoughts and they’re overwhelming me.

It’s been announced the Throne of Glass will have a TV show. Not just optioned for one. THERE WILL BE ONE.

Before I go further, click here to see the article explaining, if you haven’t seen it already.

And thus, let my incoherent psychobabble of thoughts begin…

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Let’s Talk: THE END. How important is it, actually?

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Apparently I’ve forgotten how I start these things. Which is always great (not).

I’m just going to get right into it otherwise I’ll be here all day (I have been already, honestly).

Just how important is the ending of a book?

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo | In which I dangerously tuck every single character into my heart forever

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How long did it take me to pick up this book?

Well, I’ve owned it for many months. Only now have I actually gotten round to reading it. And WOW, am I glad I did!

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Let’s talk about Six of Crows!

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Title: Six of Crows

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Publisher: Indigo / Orion Children’s Books

Series Status: The 1st book in the Six of Crows duology

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Adventure

Number of Pages:  491

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August Book Haul – Probably the most random assortment of books I’ve gotten in a long time

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I was considering not doing this haul. I mean, two of the books I was sent for review and have probably never been heard of. Four of them are classics. And only one is popular YA. So I didn’t think anyone would be interested.

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But then I told myself “Stop being ridiculous. I’m excited about having these books, so I’ll share it. I’m not here just to talk about the ‘popular’ books – I’m here for all books.”

So here I am. With probably the most random assortment of books I’ve ever gotten.

Also I apologise in advance for the dodgy lighting in these photos. I had to improvise with …with…unnatural yellow lighting *GASPS* THE HORROR! 

Here are the books I got in the month of August!

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The story of how I really didn’t get along with the miserableness of Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

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Why have all the reviews I’ve done lately been rubbish? Rating-wise, not that actual reviews (though probably that too).

*sigh* I suppose it happens sometimes.

Hopefully after this book, my reading choices will pick up a bit. Because this is the lowest rating I’ve given in a loooooong time.

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Let’s talk about Bridget Jones’s Diary!

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Title: Bridget Jones’s Diary

Author: Helen Fielding

Publisher: MacMillan General Books

Genre: Contemporary, Chick Lit

Series Status: The 1st in the Bridget Jones series

Number of Pages: 310

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Let’s Talk: Authors are completely different beings from their books. Remember that.

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I have no idea how well this discussion post will go down. I don’t think it’s particularly controversial, but I DO think it’s important.

So, like most of my discussions, this is fuelled by things I’ve seen on Twitter lately. (Turns out that’s a surprisingly easy way to find chatty topics). Twitter has sort of blown up lately with the amount of drama in the book community, and while I don’t usually get involved, I feel like this topic is fairly…subdued? compared to the rest of them, and yet still important enough to mention.

So let’s talk about how authors are different from the books they write!

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August Wrap Up – The result of a month doing absolutely nothing

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Okayy, this month did actually speed by for once. That’s not happened for a while. But this time it feels like I literally only just wrote my July Wrap Up…so strange.

I had a bit of a weird reading month. I felt like I didn’t read anything? But I very obviously did. I don’t know what August did to me.

As always, this is going to be a long post, so get comfy and enjoy!

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A really interesting plot idea but noticeable lack of emotion in…The Future of the Past by C.S. Morgan

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I always feel like I have to apologize for not liking a book as much as I’d hoped. Especially when it was sent to me. *sigh* No book is for everyone though, right?

Probably doesn’t help that I was going through a bit of a slump. I’m baring that in mind when it comes to this review.

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Let’s talk about The Future of the Past!

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Title: The Future of the Past

Author: C.S. Morgan

Publisher: Double Dragon Publishing

Series Status: The 1st book in a series (I think) 

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian

Number of Pages:  203

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