Top Ten Tuesday: Books I (am) Read(ing) for School

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they suggest a new theme with a list for bloggers to choose from. This week, the theme was Back to School, and I chose to tell you guys about the books I read for school, and the books I am reading/ going to read for college.

But firstly, can we talk about how fast the summer holidays went? I go back to college next Thursday – I’m not ready for that! I haven’t even started any of the homework I was given yet. I’m such a procrastinator.

Okay, so:

The books I have read in school up to now:

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

If you’ve been through Secondary school, chances are you’ve read this book. And you probably got spoiled on the ending – it was written on the inside cover of the copy I read.

Dracula

Okay, so I should specify that I didn’t read the actual book – just the shortened play script of Dracula – but anyhow, I remember liking the story and wanting to go on the read the whole thing (which I still need to do). And I remember having to write a guide on how to kill a vampire after we’d finished reading it (??).

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

I read Jane Eyre last year for college, and I think this is one of the only books I read for English that I really didn’t enjoy (at least after the 100 or so page mark, for whatever reason), which is a pity since I still have to keep annotating and re reading in preparation for the exam next year. I think a big reason why I didnt enjoy this as much was because of the amount annotating and analysing that went into it – it being a longer book, it took a lot of time and I just got so bored. Maybe if I re read in a few years when I don’t have to analyse it so much I’ll like it more.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who's Afraid

I also read this play for college last year, and loved doing so because it was so short and didnt take as long to read and annotate as Jane Eyre did. I’m so lazy.

Books I will be reading in the next year:

Othello

Othello

Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Waiting on Wednesday: Empire of Storms

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine which spotlights exciting up and coming releases.

My pick for this week:

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas

Empire of Storms

Release date: 6th September 2016

Synopsis:

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don’t.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Aelin’s journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?

Goodreads

Why am I excited?

 I am a HUGE fan of the Throne of Glass series and I CANNOT WAIT for the next book! I have to see what’s in store and know that my favourites will be okay (at least until book 6). Counting down the days…

What releases are you waiting on?

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Covers!

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they suggest a new theme with a list for bloggers to choose from. This week, we could go back and do any TTT topic that we’d missed out on. So, I chose to write about my favourite book covers!

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – UK hardback cover

An Ember in the Ashes

I absolutely love this cover. It’s so gorgeous – fitting of such a spectacular book – and a lot shinier in person (seriously. It is GOLD under the dust jacket. GOLD).

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

Magonia

Magonia’s cover is so pretty, and I love how shimmery it is in person.(This is another great read that I definitely recommend – so unique!)

The snazzy new redesigned covers for the Delirium trilogy by Lauren Oliver

While I do like the old covers for this trilogy, these new ones really speak to me. They are SO. PRETTY. I’m seriously considering buying second copies. 

The newly repackaged editions of the Infernal Devices and The Mortal Instruments series

 

HAVE YOU SEEN THESE BEAUTIES?! They are sososos gorgeous. And the spines match up! Sold. Need right now.

The Uk edition of The Dolls by Kiki Sullivan

The Dolls

I’ll be honest here, I picked this book up purely because of its cover and I’m not even ashamed. Look at it! And thats not even the best part. It has sprayed edges. Pink, SPARKLY sprayed edges. This is the kind of thing I need on my shelf.

UK paperback of A Thousand Nights by E.K Johnston

A Thousand Nights paperback

I thought the Uk hardback of this book was pretty. But ohmyglob the new uk paperback is all kinds of heart eyes.

The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

 

These covers are so badass and gorgeous it’s unreal. I actually have double copies because my shelf demanded that I have both UK paperbacks and the US hardbacks. Love them!

The Red Queen trilogy by Victoria Aveyard

 

I think the cover was what first drew me in with Red Queen. As soon as I saw it, I knew I needed too check this book out. And the covers have continued to be absolute stunners in this series.

The Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 I have so much love for this series AND its covers. Both are absolutely amazing and I love how it’s changed slightly for the UK edition -the silver is so pretty! 

Angelfall by Susan Ee

 I honestly have no words for these covers, besides to say how gorgeous they are (especially Angelfall. I think that’s my favourite).