Saturday, 28 June 2014

TBR: July 2014

 Reading is something I've always always enjoyed. Each summer I make it a goal to read as much as possible. I think it's simply amazing that at 12:03 you're in your bedroom with a book in hand and then by 13:05 you've visited a different world and are only drawn out of it by a rumbling tummy. I find myself awoken from a book, not knowing the time. Reading relaxes the mind and body and can be done practically anywhere. And who doesn't like the miniature achievement grasped once you've finished a book?
 Not to drone on, but as I'm sure you all know by now, I just finished my junior cert around a week ago, and prior to its completion, I hadn't read a book since animal farm in December. To push myself once more into the world of reading, I read 'the House of Hades' by Rick Riordan, which took me about five days. Now, I think I'm ready to drift through this summer with the aid of one of my favourite pastimes.
 My sister helped me pick out three books which were on her shelf, and I added the solitary book left unread on my own one - unless you count my book of all the Sherlock Holmes stories, which you probably should. These four books are on my 'to be read' pile for the next few weeks! After that, I think a trip to the bookshop is in order.

The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak 
The Razor's Edge - W. Somerset Maugham
The Edge of Falling - Rebecca Serle
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

I'm quite excited for each novel. I've already begun The Book Thief, after years of avoiding it in case it was too scary, but the fact that each of my friends on goodreads who has read has given it five stars won me over. I hope it will be as good as promised! The Razor's Edge has been read and loved my each of the members of my household, so again, I decided to read it. I don't really know what it's about but I'm hoping I'll be up for it. The Edge of Falling is a YA contemporary book, which to be honest doesn't seem to have great reviews, but I received it as part of the prize for a school writing competition, so I want to give it a go. Hopefully I'll like it better than the majority of its readers! Lastly, Fahrenheit 451, a much discussed novel on the Internet. Again I don't know much about it, but I'd say I won't be disappointed.
 Have you read any of these books? I'd love to know your thoughts! Do you have any summer reading in mind?

 Anna x
P.S I'd love it if you'd add me as a friend on goodreads!


  1. The Book Thief is my favorite book (or at the top 3?). I think you'll really like it.

    I can't wait to see what you thought of all the books! Are you thinking of doing another post sharing what you thought?

    1. That's good to hear! I'd be more than up for doing a post on what I think/thought! Thanks for the idea Hannah :)

      Anna x

  2. I've read 'The Book Thief' last summer when I was a freshman student and it broke my heart. It made me cry. However, it was a nice read. It's an eye-opener of what was happening before even though it's just fiction. Still, it never failed to amaze me. Plus, Death as the narrator was really new to me. Have you also watched the movie? I watched it on Youtube.

    Augustin Ra | Indie Spirit

    1. I loved the book! It was definitely an emotionally provoking read. I watched the movie afterwards online. I liked it but definitely not as much as the book itself. Death as the narrator was new to me too! X


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