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Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books On My TBR Pile For Summer 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a blog hop by The Broke & the Bookish (click the link for the list of participants). This week’s focus is on Top 10 Books On My TBR Pile For Summer 2015.

This one should be quite easy for me then, as I’m slowly but surely making progress on my 60 Books Challenge. I still have plenty of books left to read, though.  Fancy joining the challenge? They may not be new releases, but they are on my TBR pile as of right now:

1.) Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

2.) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

3.) Kim by Rudyard Kipling

4.) Mr.  Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

5.) The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman


6.) The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

7.) Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman

8.) Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

9.) Tales from Nowhere edited by Don George

10.) The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson



If We Were Having Coffee… On February 21

It’s Saturday, so I’m making time to have coffee with you as part of the Weekend Coffee Shares initiated by the lovely Part Time Monster.

If we were having coffee today, we’d have to meet in town as my place looks like a bomb might have gone off in the middle. I’d brave the rain to head out into town to meet you, and then I’d order a very large Latte Macchiato. I really need coffee.

If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you all about #1000Speak that took place yesterday and was a massive success. Bloggers everywhere came together to blog about compassion, love and kindness and flood the internet with all these positive thoughts as part of 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion. I contributed two proper posts, the real story of the homeless man and the pizza, as well as a little something about the healing powers of proper hugs. The rest of yesterday’s updates were two pictures, a “heads up” message that 1000Speak was imminent, as well as a thank you to all participants. If you’re interested in our stories, check out the official 1000Speak Blog Hop. Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee… On February 21

60 Books to read in 2015 – My List

As part of my slightly altered reading challenge, here are the 60 books I have picked for 2015. Yesterday, my grandma let me raid her attic room, where she kept floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. She can’t read anymore (she’s blind in one eye and only has about 15% sight left in the other), so she said I’m welcome to whatever books I want as she’d only give them away anyway. So I raided the book shelves. 21 books I took with me right there and then, and I left about 20 more on the table as I didn’t have anything to carry all of them in at once. A few of those books I incorporated into the list below. I was actually surprised to find that my gran was a Konsalik fan and had all sorts of popular books hidden away (Tai-Pan, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Bonjour tristesse, just to name a few). Others I will have to buy or I’ve meant to buy anyway. I guess for my birthday I’m just sending round a list of books I’ve compiled on Amazon. Do you agree with my list? Can you recommend anything or would you swap books around? Are you doing a reading challenge as well? Let me know in the comments! Continue reading 60 Books to read in 2015 – My List

60 Books Challenge

Reading Challenges are in! And I had planned to complete both Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge, as well as Popsugar’s Reading Challenge 2015.

However, looking at the lists, I realised some of the suggestions are the same. So I took some off.

I altered the list a bit to come up with 60 suggestions in total, and added a few of my own I thought would be interesting, like “A book by an author with your first name” and “A book your mum/dad/grandparents love” among others. (Follow the links to the original Read Harder and Popsugar challenges.)

So, without further ado, I present: My 60 Books Challenge!!

Feel free to join me!

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