2019, Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday – Book characters I’d love to be besties with….

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Now this is a prompt that I’m going to have fun with.

I know I only recently finished this but I truly loved these beauties. I would love to be besties with Nessie and Sam oh and Ruby. I think Ruby could tell me a thing or two and she would definitely be a confidence booster.

I often wish Brew was a real place, I’d get my morning coffee and share my trials and tribulations and I might just be on the receiving end of some good luck. Last week a customer gave me a mint choc chip cornetto and it really made me think of this beauty.

In thinking of book besties it really made me think. This book made me long for more? Anna took chances, to make her own happiness. I need to do more of that. This book still gives me all the feels.

Now I’m an auntie to twins (they’re one now) I would love to have a chat with these girlies on multiples and their bond etc etc. These girls were ballsy and made me feel like I need to get out of my comfort zone more.

I simply adored Tiffy and Leon although I would wanna fight for Leon. Everyone needs a Leon.

I fell in love with Ed and I’m so glad there’s two books with him. Book boyfriend 🙂

I’m so glad I still have lots more Jessie and Meg to devour both ladies inspired me in different ways. Watch this space….so much I want to read.

Angela and Jenny are amazing, I’m still behind in this series and I’m loving experiencing everything they’re going through.

Castle Court gets a mention in Holly’s latest and it gave me all the feels once again. Who wouldn’t want to be besties with Sadie and Cat. I would love to be a bit more confident like Cat.

There is loads and loads of besties amongst the gorgeous books I devour. I definitely need to be reading more. Hoping I get answers regarding my ear today and then I hope I feel better. Hoping to get Ruth Wares gorgeous book finished today. I’m also hoping to start my buddy read of Miranda Dickinson’s The Day We Meet Again…

What are your plans and who would you be besties with? Ace prompt I probably could have added loads more.

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Top Ten books that lived up to the hype

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

So today’s prompt is a freebie so I spent some time deliberating over what I would do a list of and I’ve gone for the Top Ten Books that I believe lived up to the hype.

Starting with this beauty, I was intrigued by this cover and heard so many good things so had to find out for myself. I listened to this on audible and it was such a joy – I truly believe Tiffy and Leon’s story could continue.

I’m in the middle of listening to this one and it’s nothing short of amazing I’m well and truly hooked.

This book gave me all the feels and it will make you think about real life and social media in a totally different way.

Another audible listen that kept me on my toes.

Paige Toon always puts a smile on my face although there’s usually a tear or two also.

For some reason I don’t think my review of this is up but this book was heartbreaking yet thought provoking.

Darren O’Sullivan builds suspense in such a great way I couldn’t get enough of this.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Auto buy authors

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Last week was the first time in a long time where I had taken part in a Top Ten Tuesday but this was one I simply couldn’t resist.

Top ten auto buy authors – now this is going to be a hard one and they are in no order at all. Can I do more than 10?

There are probably lots of authors I could and should add but this post would go on and on forever. I would love to hear if there are any you think I should add to that ever expanding pile of mine.

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Now I haven’t done one of these in forever and my good pal Catriona over at http://fabulousbookfiend.com regularly does these and often makes me think I should get involved so here I am. Looking at the schedule both this weeks and next weeks questions sound like my kind of fun.

Both Tiffy and Leon were characters I loved and were rooting for from the off. One of my fave reads this year.

This book has the craziest namesake of mine. I was sucked in and couldn’t put it down even if Hayley was slightly disturbed.

Ed is my most favourite book boyfriend to date. And I loved having him back in I’ll take New York.

Miranda really does have a way with words and her characters just resonate with me so much. I don’t think I even reviewed this properly as I was left so awestruck. Seren and Jack were just le sigh. This is currently 99p on kindle Somewhere Beyond the Sea

I need my very own Brew the coffee shop where kindness is guaranteed I love love loved this book and the characters have stayed with me.

This book saved me when I was feeling so low because of my ankle. The main character Chris is a proper lost soul and his story is heartbreaking, painful and thrilling.

This book will always stay with me as it’s one of the first I was sent by the lovely people at Simon & Schuster I was also gifted a gorgeous jigsaw, it was also the first Paige Toon I read. I finished this in the early hours with a lot of tears.

I don’t know what brought me to Rebecca but I’m pretty sure I purchased it from Cancer Research back when I was a volunteer and from turning the first few pages I was well and truly mesmerised. Everything about the story and the characters just got me.

I have to thank 6th form for introducing me to Ian McEwan and for reigniting my reading for pleasure. I was constantly left guessing and wanting more meaning I had read ahead of my classmates.

How could I forget these beauties another one where many characters resonate but Grace has stayed with me for the long haul.

It’s so hard to choose and I’ve tried to pick a variation I could have babbled on for hours and hours like I could have added another Miranda in Anna Browne – her story gave me hope and determination to be a better version of myself.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Novellas/Short Stories

Top Ten Tuesday was created in June 2010 by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to The Artsy Reader Girl in 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

I love reading memes from different bloggers and Fabulous Book Fiend aka Catriona regularly participates in Top Ten Tuesday. To start with I must admit I didn’t have a clue and I thought I just chose what to post, that is where I was wrong.

Recently I have either already had posts or had little to no motivation for the subject matter but Novellas/ short stories are definitely a subject matter I can get on board with.

Katey Lovell’s Meet Cute series are one of my favourite novellas. This is the last one I read and it was so different but extremely inspiring.

The latest Angela Britnell that I loved. This one brought characters from a previous novella The Reject Table – back and that warmed my heart.

This is a gorgeous start to a series and I hope to get back to these really soon.

I love Victoria Walters and I will share more of hers. I was in the middle of the Random Acts Of Kindness series when I discovered this short and oh my what a gorgeous gorgeous coffee break read go get it now.

Novellas are a favourite of mine and this weekend when the 24in48 readathon is on I’m hoping to dive into a few novellas maybe even finish the meet cute series.

I love novellas and if you know of one I may like feel free to leave a comment for me.

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Top Ten Tuesday…books to read at the pool/by the beach…

Top Ten Tuesday was created in June 2010 by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to The Artsy Reader Girl in 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Books to read by the pool/at the beach

Now this is a list I can wholeheartedly get on board with. I could always be by the beach and there are always books I could and should be reading so here it goes.

I should have devoured this already it needs a priority in my life.

The last two are a ditto to the first statement ha. Less rambling this week.

This one will warm your heart…

So that’s my Top Ten Tuesday a number of books I have either wanted to read for ages or new ones from authors who I haven’t read from in a while.

I am in the middle of a novella which I’m on the tour for this post will be up later tonight sorry for the delay.

Have you read any of my choices? I’m in the middle of Somewhere Beyond the Sea.

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Top Ten Tuesday…

Top Ten Tuesday was created in June 2010 by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to The Artsy Reader Girl in 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Today’s subject is Books that awaken the travel bug in me.

Now I don’t want to come across as repetitive but there is a book that I have mentioned on more than one occasion, and I even featured it on Monday and I can safely say it will feature again and here it is.

This book let me escape to a part of Spain I have never been yet. Isabelle has a way of writing a book where the passion comes off the page. I feel like I have been to Mojacar – I definitely want to visit and if I can I would like to get there this year before the Summer fades. Whether it happens is yet to be discovered.

Right I have realised I waffle too much on these posts…

I read this when I was touring California and the West Coast but it made me long for New York – which didn’t disappoint when I finally made it there.

I loved the short time I spent in San Francisco and Miranda made me relive it and want to go back.

I haven’t visited Italy…but this book had all the feels.

As I have mentioned this is what I’m reading when I get a spare minute in between classes and work and I tell ya I’m longing for the beach right now.

I said I would stop rambling but this last one features so much traveling it makes you want to book a flight…

I hope you enjoyed my choices. I would love to see yours so link them below. Better late than never on my part…

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Top Ten Tuesday….

Since I have been here on Hayley Reviews I’m pretty sure I haven’t done one of these sorts of posts but I’m hoping to do more from time to time.

Top Ten Tuesday was created in June 2010 by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to The Artsy Reader Girl in 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Recently I posted about my frustrations in agreeing to review things when there were piles of books that I’m itching to read so today I thought I would delve into that. I was going to say top ten authors I should get back to but I’m changing that to top ten books I should read as soon as possible.

I finally met a Louise at Simon & Schuster’s Spring evening I had missed her at Christmas so I was glad I got to say hello. I devoured The Swimming Pool from Louise the other year and sadly missed each event she done – which included my local library. I was hooked from the off so I’m hoping Our House will be the same. At the Spring event she read an extract and I was truly captivated.

I’m really ashamed that I still haven’t found the time to devour this gorgeous book. I know the quotes are going to make me smile as I have seen some from when Rowan was promoting it, I purchased it on a fab offer and it sits here still unread.

Having bungee on Rebecca and then Frenchman’s Creek I’m definitely a huge fan of Daphne and I keep saying I will read more. I have a copy of this as after I read Rebecca I went on a Daphne buying spree. Another book that’s sadly been shelved for too long. This needs to change.

When I first starting listening to Audibles I started where I had finished off with this series, I obviously didn’t get very far.

I purchased a gorgeous addition of To Kill A Mockingbird from Waterstones as I couldn’t remember if I had read it at school. I devoured the pages and was so eager for this book. I actually have this in print and audible and it’s still not been read.

Now this lady featured a lot over the years from my book blogging time. She was also one of my inspirations into vlogging which I haven’t done in a while. I’m ashamed to say I received this book the Christmas it had been released but obviously hadn’t got round to it, and then Christmas was gone. Bar the newest one of Miranda’s which I will be buddy reading with Catriona soon this is the only one of hers that I haven’t read.

I have truly loved this ladies other work. This book has had some truly gorgeous reviews and it went on a kindle offer which I took advantage of and it’s sadly still sat there. I know this one will need tissues but I believe it will be a beautiful rollercoaster.

This lady writes novels and short stories that resonate wholeheartedly with me. She’s also a boy band fangirl which means we have a mutual bond even though our favourites are different. An adorable lady who has been a friend to me also.

When I was studying A level English at school I discovered Ian McEwan and he gave me back my love for reading. I felt so bogged down from studying but Enduring Love brought me back I was reading further ahead than my class and what was expected as I just needed to know.

This is another classic me, I loved the sound of this I pre-ordered it and it’s still sat on my Kindle app unread.

Well that’s all from me folks I have truly enjoyed thinking of my varied selection some newish some really old. Have you read any of my choices and what one would you like to see me read and review???