Let’s Discuss! My Shelves Masterlist Pt. 2

Hi everyone! You may remember I posted part 1 of my shelf masterlist last week. I’m back with part 2, which includes my books on the 4th and 5th shelves of my big bookcase. Just worth noting, I’m selling some of the books on my shelves which is why the photos might be slightly different!

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To explain what’s going on, you can find books from my bookshelves in the list below. Clicking the title will take you to Goodreads for the exact edition I own! Clicking on the star will show you my review for those books I have reviewed. Live and updated masterlist page is here!

 

Shelf Four

Caraval – Stephanie Garber (read 5★)
Caraval Tesco hat edition – Stephanie Garber (read 5★)
Legendary – Stephanie Garber (read 4★)
Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo (read 4★)
The Language of Thorns – Leigh Bardugo (unread)
Tales of the Peculiar – Ransom Riggs (read 4★)
Catwoman: Soulstealer – Sarah J Maas (unread)
Turtles All the Way Down – John Green (read 4.5★)
Looking for Alaska – John Green (read 4★)
First Love – James Patterson (read 4★)
We Were Liars – E. Lockhart (read 5★)
Genuine Fraud – E. Lockhart (unread)
Release – Patrick Ness (read 4★)
The Rest of Us Just Live Here – Patrick Ness (read 5★)
The Rest of Us Just Live Here – Patrick Ness (signed limited edition)
All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven (read  5★)
When We Collided – Emery Lord (read 5★)
The Love that Split the World – Emily Henry (read 5★)
You Were Here – Cori McCarthy (read 5★)
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte (read 5★)
Paper Towns – John Green (read 4★)
Let It Snow – John Green (read 4★)

Shelf Five

The Hunger Games metallic set – Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins (read  5★)
Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins (read 5★)
Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins (read 4★)
Chaos Walking Trilogy – Patrick Ness (read 5★)
A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness (read 5★)
Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard (read 4★)
Glass Sword – Victoria Aveyard (unread)
King’s Cage – Victoria Aveyard (unread)
Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins (read 5★)
Lola and the Boy Next Door – Stephanie Perkins (read 4★)
Isla and the Happily Ever After – Stephanie Perkins (read 5★)
The Disappearances – Emily Bain Murphy (unread)
Floored – various authors (read 3.5★)
Songs About a Girl – Chris Russell (read 5★)
Songs About Us – Chris Russell (read 5★)
Songs About a Boy – Chris Russell (unread)
Burn for Burn – Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian (unread)
Ashes to Ashes – Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian (unread)
Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour – Morgan Matson (read 5★)
Second Chance Summer – Morgan Matson (read 4★)
Save the Date – Morgan Matson (read 4★)

-Beth

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Let’s Discuss! My Shelves Masterlist pt. 1

Hi everyone! Today I’m going to be giving you a masterlist of my bookshelves. I’ve been planning for a while to give you guys an overall view of the books I own, and now I’ve moved in with my boyfriend and we have our own place I thought it would be the perfect time.

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This is all going to be on a permanent page which will be updated regularly as I’m sure my shelves will be changing all the time! So if you want to see all of my books, you can find the full page here or at the top of my blog.

Each book on the list below links to Goodreads, and if you click on the stars it will take you to my own review! My next instalment will be coming within the next week!

 

Shelf One

Paper Towns slipcased edition – John Green (read 4★)
Throne of Glass UK collectors edition – Sarah J Maas (unread)
Throne of Glass – Sarah J Maas (unread)
Crown of Midnight – Sarah J Maas (unread)
Heir of Fire – Sarah J Maas (unread)
Queen of Shadows – Sarah J Maas (unread)
Empire of Storms – Sarah J Maas (unread)
Kingdom of Ash – Sarah J Maas (unread)
The Assassins Blade – Sarah J Maas (unread)
Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare (unread)
Clockwork Prince – Cassandra Clare (unread)
Clockwork Princess – Cassandra Clare (unread)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling (read 5★)
City of Bones – Cassandra Clare (read 5★)
City of Ashes – Cassandra Clare (unread)
City of Glass – Cassandra Clare (unread)
City of Fallen Angles – Cassandra Clare (unread)
City of Lost Souls – Cassandra Clare (unread)
City of Heavenly Fire – Cassandra Clare (unread)

Shelf Two

The Night Circus – Erin Morgernstern (read 5★)
The Night Circus white edition – Erin Morgernstern
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee (unread)
Sing – Vivi Greene (read 4★)
If I stay – Gayle Forman (read 4★)
Where She Went – Gayle Forman (read 2.5★)
Ready Player One – Ernest Cline (unread)
The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater (read 5★)
The Dream Thieves – Maggie Stiefvater (read 5★)
Blue Lily, Lily Blue – Maggie Stiefvater (read 5★)
The Raven King – Maggie Stiefvater (read 5★)
The Selection – Kiera Cass (read 3★)
The Elite – Kiera Cass (read 3★)
The One – Kiera Cass (read 4★)
The Heir – Kiera Cass (read 2★)
The Crown – Kiera Cass (read 3★)
The Kill Order – James Dashner (unread)
The Maze Runner – James Dashner (unread)
The Scorch Trials – James Dashner (unread)
The Death Cure – James Dashner (unread)
Hush, Hush – Becca Fitzpatrick (unread)
Crescendo – Becca Fitzpatrick (unread)
Silence – Becca Fitzpatrick (unread)

Shelf Three

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli (read 5★)
The Unexpected Everything – Morgan Matson (read 4★)
The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas (unread)
Moxie – Jennifer Maitheu (unread)
A Quiet Kind of Thunder – Sara Barnard (read 5★)
One Italian Summer – Keris Stainton (read 4★)
Extraordinary Means – Robyn Schnieder (read 5★)
Landline – Rainbow Rowell (read 5★)
I’ll Give You the Sun – Jandy Nelson (read 5★)
Finding Audrey – Sophie Kinsella (read 5★)
Not if I see You First – Eric Lindstrom (read 4★)
Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell (read 5★)
Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell (read 5★)
Mosquitoland – David Arnold (read 5★)
The Next Together – Lauren James (read 5★)
The Last Summer of Us – Maggie Harcourt (read 4★)
You Know Me Well – David Levithan & Nina LaCour (read 4★)
They Both Die at the End – Adam Silvera (read ★)
Leah on the Offbeat – Becky Albertalli (read 4★)
Unconventional – Maggie Harcourt (read 5★)
The Upside of Unrequited – Becky Albertalli (read 4★)
History is All You Left Me – Adam Silvera (read 5★)
The Sky is Everywhere – Jandy Nelson (read 5★)
The Fault in Our Stars – John Green (read)
Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares – David Levithan and Rachel Cohn (unread)
In Search Of Us – Ava Dellaria (unread)
Wing Jones – Katherine Webber (read 5★)
Chasing the Stars – Malorie Blackman (unread)
Is It Just Me? – Miranda Hart (read 5★)
The Smell of Other People’s Houses – Bonnie Sue Hitchcock (read 4.5★)
The Glow of Fallen Stars – Kate Ling (unread)

Have you read any of these books?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Let’s Discuss! Meeting Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

Hello again my lovely readers! I had the pleasure of meeting two of my absolute favourite authors this weekend – Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera. I’ve been a fan of Becky’s since her first book Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda came out, and a more recent fan of Adam’s! They were both so lovely and answered some really interesting questions in their interview with The Book Belle.

Becky Albertalli is the author of the book that inspired Love, Simon, and also wrote Leah on the Offbeat and The Upside of Unrequited. Adam is the author of More Happy Than Not, History is All You Left Me and They Both Die at the End. Anything to make you cry, really.

They started talking a few years ago and decided they wanted to write a book together. Hence, What if It’s Us was born! I got my copy at the signing and I can’t wait to read it.

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Afterwards, I met them both and we got to talk for a couple of minutes! I also gave them a little gift, which Adam seemed to like…

It’s become a habit of mine to create book cakes for my favourite authors, but I haven’t been to a signing in a while. It was really fun to give What if It’s Us a go in cake and icing!

Do you attend bookish events?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Let’s Discuss! The Twisted Tree Party

I went to a bookish party last night – and let’s be honest is there a better kind of party to go to than a bookish one?! I travelled down to central London (for the first time ever by the way!) to be part of an All Hallows Eve party to celebrate an up-and-coming book, The Twisted Tree!

Rachel Burge gave a talk about her inspirations behind writing the book, read an extract and we all had tarot readings done, which was fascinating. We also had these gorgeous little cupcakes which I unfortunately don’t have a photo of but trust me they were delicious!

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Martha can tell things about a person just by touching their clothes, as if their emotions and memories have been absorbed into the material. It started the day she fell from the tree at her grandma’s cabin and became blind in one eye.
Determined to understand her strange ability, Martha sets off to visit her grandmother, Mormor – only to discover Mormor is dead, a peculiar boy is in her cabin and a terrifying creature is on the loose.
Then the spinning wheel starts creaking, books move around and terror creeps in . . .

Doesn’t this sound so intriguing? Listening to Rachel talk about her experiences and inspirations was so interesting, and I’m definitely going to start this one soon so I can read it around Halloween.

Which spooky books would you recommend for Halloween?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Let’s Discuss! Birthday Haul

Hi all! Today I’m here to tell you all about my birthday haul. I’m so lucky to be surrounded by such incredible people who know me so well, and I just had to tell you guys what my friends and family got for me.

My boyfriend went Harry Potter crazy, and bought me loads of things including this beautiful book, The Art of Harry Potter. It’s massive and it’s amazing, and I can’t stop flicking through it.

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He also bought me these adorable Lego Harry and Hedwig. I built them as soon as I unwrapped them and I love them so much! They fit perfectly on my Harry Potter shelf.

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I’ve been talking about how much I wanted to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them so I was very happy to find this 🙂

You might think that’s the end of the Harry Potter gifts but in fact it’s not! He also bought me tickets to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London next year, and tickets to visit the Harry Potter studios over Christmas! I’m so so excited!

I just had to finish off by telling you about the last present! You may not have known this about me, but I LOVE Friends. With a passion. And I’ve been looking at buying this for ages, so I was so happy to unwrap it.

My lovely friends and family also really spoilt me – giving me loads of things including many baking gifts (a really cute vintage style cake tin!), a photography book and pamper sets. My close friends spoilt me so much, including this gorgeous candle and little Harry Potter keychain.

Thank you for reading!

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Let’s Discuss! Love, Simon Movie

It’s taken me way, way too long to get round to watching this movie! I read the book years ago, possibly even when it was released, and I’ve been following the movie progress since it was announced. But then it was actually released, and I managed to miss it in cinemas (partly due to the limited release here in the UK). But I’ve finally watched it, and I’m so glad I did!

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I really enjoyed this movie. Mostly. Because I can’t lie, I had more than a few issues with it.

  1. Love, Simon includes many posts on an online group for their school Creekwood High. I think this page is called Creek Secrets? I’m not going to blather on about how this is unrealistic, because frankly I can see this being a thing in high schools now…my issue is that this wasn’t really explained in the movie? In fact I don’t think it was ever even mentioned that they went to Creekwood High, therefore halfway through the movie my boyfriend turned to me and asked me what this online group/page actually was.
  2. Simon is kind of an a-hole. I’m sorry. I love Simon. But he really, really didn’t come across well in this movie. It actually seemed kind of extreme that he turned his best friends against each other to just slow down his inevitable coming-out. Sure, he redeemed himself a little, but overall I felt really disappointed in him. I remembered a better Simon from the books, where his actions were more understandable. But in the movie, I just couldn’t help but roll my eyes whenever he made another sh*tty move.
  3. The mystery could have been done a lot better. It really annoyed me that who ‘Blue’ was wasn’t really suggested, but shown under such a plain light that every time it happened, I felt like we’d found Blue. The suggestions should have been just that, but instead each guy felt like a definite until the end. Instead of being intrigued, it just left me feeling annoyed.

So unfortunately I had more than a few niggles about this movie. But I still thought it was great and loved all the things I loved about the book!

  1. The teaches were downright awesome. I’m a big Arrested Development fan and it was so great to see Tony Hale playing such a funny character. I also loved Mrs Albright, she might have even been my favourite character in this movie :p
  2. It was so cool to see Simon’s family, and I loved his little sister. Family is never shown enough in YA and it warmed my heart to see Simon have the love and support from his family
  3. Simon’s friend group was also so great! They all had their issues but I loved their diversity and the way they supported one another.

So overall this movie is definitely worth a watch. It’s fun, entertaining and kind of comforting in it’s feel-good factor! But I’m sorry to say….the book was better.

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Let’s Discuss! Autumn Reads

Autumn is definitely approaching here in the UK, as I realised today while traipsing round my uni soaking wet. I’ve been wondering recently when I would start to feel like fall is truly upon us, and that day is definitely today!

So to celebrate the start of fall (I’m so excited), I’m going to recommend a few books/series which I think are appropriate for the season.

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It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.
Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.
His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.
But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.
For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

I miss this world and these books so much! I wish I could just delve straight back into this world, they’re so perfect for this time of year.

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A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow-impossible though it seems-they may still be alive.

I read these in October a couple of years ago and they’re perfect for Halloween time!

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The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. 
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands. 
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead. 

This standalone is definitely suited to fall, but I read it at the start of this year.

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Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. 
She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield, falls in love with Mr. Rochester, and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman’s passionate search for a wider and richer life than Victorian society traditionally allowed. 

I definitely want to rewatch this movie sometime over the next few weeks because I adore the story. I’d recommend reading this book too if you have time, because gothic romance is perfect for this time of year.

What do you love reading in fall/autumn?

-Beth

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