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Thursday, 2 January 2014

A few books I'd like to read this year...


The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
+ This won The Man Booker Prize last year and after reading the synopsis, I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. I've seen mixed reviews and it's a bit of a mammoth read so I'm going to wait until I have the time to dedicate to it, but this is one I'm determined to read this year. It seems to have a bit of everything; some unsolved crimes, ghostly activities and a flurry of characters to get to know. I snapped it up for a bargain price yesterday.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
+ I think this is something I would really love and I have a feeling that I'll really be able to identify with the main character, Cath, who is painfully shy and worries about things quite a lot. Her twin sister, Wren, has decided that she doesn't want to be one of a pair anymore and sounds like she's much more of a social butterfly than Cath is. I'm debating whether to wait for the paperback release at the end of the month or just cave now and get the hardback.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
+ Another Rainbow Rowell book, but this one seems to get more solidly positive reviews and although it's not something that I would usually go for, I definitely want to read it to see what all the fuss is about. It sounds like it would inadvertently be a real trip down memory lane to remember how you felt when you first fell in love. 

Quiet by Susan Cain
+ For pretty much all of my life I've been told that I shouldn't be such an introvert. All of my school reports said that I was mostly an okay student but I needed to 'participate more in class discussions'. My shyness was always presented to me as a negative trait and it took me a long time to accept that this is just part of who I am. I'm an introvert. And now there's a book pointing out all the wonderful things that introverts have to offer, so I need that in my life. I almost picked this up the other day but I put it down and I'm kicking myself, so this is next on my list of books to buy I think.

Stoner by John Williams
+ Once one of the great forgotten novels of the last century and now a best seller. This is a book I don't know a lot about, other than it seems to have a very dedicated and loyal following. I've heard words like compelling, brilliant, and even, masterpiece attributed to it and I certainly want me a piece of that!

On The Road by Jack Kerouac
+ One I purchased at the end of last year and one I'm determined to read very soon. The beat generation is endlessly interesting to me at the moment and I think this book is going to be one I'll either love or hate. A blend between fiction and autobiography, I'm intrigued to learn a little more about Kerouac's personal exploration and pushing the limits of the American Dream.

Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre
+ This is a combination of an extended essay on existentialist ideals and a fictional exploration of a man who is trying and struggling to restore a sense of meaning to his life. I read this a long time ago, undoubtedly a lot of it went completely over my head at the time and I think it would mean a lot more to me if I read it again.

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
+ This edition is absolutely stunning, I saw it in Waterstones the other day and it's one I would adore to have sitting on my shelf. Esther Greenwood is fighting both a battle with her own desire for perfection and another with unrelenting mental illness. A semi-autobiographical book, this is a classic and one that I think is a must-read.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
+ I haven't read anything by either John Green or David Levithan and this sounds like it could be a pretty good place to start. Two very different teenagers who share a name, cross paths one day and suddenly find themselves heading in new and unexpected directions. Looking forward to this one.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
+ This book has been described as one that stays with you long after you've finished reading and I think that's the mark of a truly incredible read. Ness takes Siobhan Dowd's final idea before her premature death and has created a moving novel about coming to terms with loss. It sounds heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time.

Wonder by R.J. Palacio
+ Auggie was born with a facial abnormality. He wants to be an ordinary 10 year old but other ordinary 10 year old's aren't stared at wherever they go. He's been home-schooled by his parents but now he's being sent to a real school and he's dreading it. He just wants to be accepted and to convince his classmates that underneath everything, he's just like them. This sounds like a really important book, I'm so pleased that it exists and it's one I definitely want to read this year.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
+ I've never read anything by Neil Gaiman before and although I'm not really sure where to start, I think that this could be a good one. It begins 40 years ago when the narrator's family lodger steals their car and commits suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers that are best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond this world are on the loose and it will take everything just to stay alive. Sounds pretty intense but the description is so intriguing, I have to know what happens!
Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
+ This is a book that I keep hearing people mention but I don't know very much about it. There are only a few committed customers at Mr Penumbra's, but they never seem to actually buy anything. Instead they borrow obscure volumes all according to some elaborate arrangement with Mr Penumbra himself. Clay concludes the store must be a front for something larger so he ropes in some help from his friends to find out exactly what's going on. It sounds like a really fun and modern read that I keep hearing nothing but great things about.

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
+ My mum picked up a copy of this before a long train ride and she said she was pleasantly surprised by it. She's a very picky reader and although she wasn't bowled over by it, she enjoyed it so I'm quite looking forward to giving it a go. Cecilia discovered a letter, written in her Husband's handwriting that says it's only to be opened in the event of his death. She's curious (as I would be!) and she opens it. Inside is his confession to a terrible mistake he made that could wreck their family as well as the lives of others.

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
+ Allan Karlsson is sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, waiting for the party he didn't want in the first place. Everyone is going to be there, but Allan is not. He climbs out of the window, wearing his slippers, and begins a very unlikely journey that reveals amazing things about Allan's earlier life. Allan sounds like an utterly wonderful character and I'm very much looking forward to this book.

One Day by David Nicholls
+ A charity shop bargain, this has been sitting on my shelf for a little while now and it's about time I got around to reading it. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation and tomorrow they must go their separate ways. Where will they be on this one day next year? Or the year after that? And every year that follows? This isn't my usual type of read at all and I think I'm going to save it for a little later in the year - I'm picturing myself sunning myself in the garden with a glass of lemonade and this book.

Are there any books that you especially want to read this year? 

Love, Jennie 
xoxo

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  1. You've got so many on your list which are on mine - One Day has been on my list for years now! Must, must get around to it this year. Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore also really makes me want to head to my nearest Waterstones and go on a ramsacking adventure! Sooo tempting now their books are 50% off.... T xx

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    1. Ahh I know, very tempting hehe xo

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  2. I think one of my resolutions is going to be to read more. I love it yet never do it enough because I'm so distracted by the internet. I'm in the middle of a book at the minute but it's not really grabbing me, maybe I'll give one of these a go :)

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    1. It can be really difficult to find the time in the day, but a good book is so worth it <3

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  3. I'm reading 'Quiet' at the moment, as another introvert who has never quite understood why it's something to be ashamed of it is so easy to relate to. It's an American book and I do feel like it's very much tailored towards America not other countries which I find annoying but other than that I definitely recommend it!

    xx

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  4. I cannot recommend Quiet enough - I've just finished reading it and, without sounding too dramatic, it really is life-changing!

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  5. I love this post! It just gave me so many books to add to my "to-read" list! You definitely need to read Quiet-- I've had such similar feedback of feeling inadequate because supervisors or professors would value those who are loud or constant talkers! So not true!

    Carly

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    1. I'll definitely pick it up very soon! xo

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  6. I recently read "wonder" and adored it! A lot of food for thoughts :)

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    1. It definitely sounds like a book that would leave a lot of thoughts spinning around inside your head! xo

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  7. All look lovely, I promised to read more this year and now I have some new books to put on my list. Hope you get to read them!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  8. One Day is a really good read. Adding most of these to my "to-read" list x

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  9. Great list of books! A lot there that are on my list and only a few I've read. I had to read The Bell Jar for uni and it bored me to tears, but then so do most things that you have to read because it takes the enjoyment away I feel! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on them all x x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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    1. I think having to read something definitely takes some of the enjoyment out of it! xo

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  10. I think I'm going to download Quiet as soon as I can! It sounds really interesting, and as I'm an introvert too, it might be helpful :) xxx

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    1. Everyone I've seen who has read it absolutely loves it! x

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  11. I've read a couple on your list, while some of them have definitely tickled my tastebuds! Although I've been on a book ban since forever. I'm just trying to go through all of the ones I have on my bookcase but have never read.

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  12. Oh man, I love a good reading list! The Bell Jar is my favourite book of all time and A Monster Calls will have you crying for sure, it's beautiful. I got Eleanor and Park for Christmas so that's on my list too, as well as Fangirl. Enjoy!

    Carly at Life from the Tub

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  13. Just lost my whole comment, so apologies if this comes through twice! These all sound so intriguing. I've fallen into a rut with reading- I used to be such a bookworm but now I just re-read Harry Potter and The Hunger Games over and over. They never get old but I want to start reading new things again. I'll definitely be giving a few of these a try xx

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  14. There's a lot of books on your list I'm going to add to my reading list, especially fangirl & the husbands secret they look like books I'd really enjoy. Thank you for sharing - you've given me lots of reading inspiration! :) xx

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  15. Ooh some lovely choices here Jennie - I really enjoyed One Day and am also intending to read some Neil Gaiman this year - my boyfriend is obsessed with him!
    I really didn't enjoy The Bell Jar but I know a lot of people love it, I hope you do too :)

    Jess xo

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    1. Everyone says such amazing things about every Gaiman book! xo

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  16. Ooh I've read so many of these this year - i LOVED will grayson, will grayson, one day and wonder, I'd love to see reviews of the others after you've read them :)! x

    lillies and lipbalm

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  17. I ordered Quiet for myself just the other day. Like you say for yourself, I have grown up with many negative attitudes towards quietness, but I have been lucky enough to have had some positive ones too. One memory is of my mum standing up for me at parents evenings as my teachers described it as a negative attribute, another from a girl at university who said that she loves the intrigue of quiet people as it is like a little treat that you get to know a little more about them every time you spend time with them. www.theshineblog.net

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    1. Oh that's lovely! I love getting to know fellow quiet people slowly the more I'm around them <3

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  18. Interesting books! I might read a few of these, I received the Bell Jar for Christmas so I'm definitely going to read that. Have you look at the website goodreads? You can put books in your to-read pile and make your favourites and rate books and get books recommended to you, it's really cool in case you're stuck on what to read or whatever :)

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  19. Jenny, you always inspire me to read more! I love seeing what books you've enjoyed. This is quite a stack of books you're hoping to read this year. The Bell Jar is such a great read. Eleanor & Park looks like a books i'd love. Going to make a note of a few of these books to add to my reading list
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  20. We have such a similar taste in books Jennie, I need to check if you have a GR because I would love to follow you there. :) Have you read anything by Gillian Flynn? I'm reading Sharp Objects at the moments and it's really good x

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    1. I've read Gone Girl and Sharp Objects and although I didn't love them, I thought they were pretty good. Definitely want to read Dark Places at some point! :) x

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  21. Oh I'm going to be popping back to this post for inspiration! A great list of reads Jennie, hopefully we'll hear what you think of them over the year
    xxx

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  22. I definitely want to read the book 'Quiet'! I'm an introvert too and always get asked why I'm so quiet, that I should talk more etc, I think I might actually order this book soon :) I'm book marking this page as I think I may purchase a few of these books (I want to read more this year) and you have a great eye for spotting good books!!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it, I'm really excited to read it! xo

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    2. I ordered the book yesterday along with Wonder and One day! Thanks :) Hope you enjoy it too! xx

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  23. Some great ones on there. I have the Luminaries on my tbr list, but it's huge. I'm scared. I also made a start on Quiet and must finish it. It's very American (probably being massively stereotypical there!) but I was enjoying it. I've read One Day, not usually my kind of book either but it's a good one. I'm thinking of doing a similar post on You Tube, but we shall see. I never stick to a plan.

    Jenny | sunny sweet pea xx

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    1. Ahh I know, it's enormous! I'd love to see your version! xo

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  24. Thank you for all the inspiration! I'm on the lookout for new reads but never know where to start! So definitely a few I'll be going for here I think. The only one I've read of those is One Day which I was surprised to really really enjoy.
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    Wee Bit of Rachel

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  25. I just read Fangirl yesterday and actually really enjoyed it.
    Happy New Year xx
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  26. I've recently read Stoner, Wonder, the Husband's Secret and the Hundred Year Old Man That Jumped Out of the Window and Disappeared. I enjoyed them all (the Husband's Secret was an especially good "easy reader"), but Stoner and Wonder were out. of. this. world! I'm excited that you have them both stories ahead of you :)

    The Luminaries and a Monster Calls are both waiting for me on my kindle, and you've inspired me to download Quiet and Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Book Store, too.

    Now all I need are hours in the day to read them...!

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    1. Ohh I'm so excited! Hehe I know that feeling, I wish I could just read all day! xo

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  27. I got so sick of being told to talk more in class- was always on my reports yet I always did well in exams! Why did it matter so much?!

    Just watched the One Day film today- it's a great book xx

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    1. I know, I was the same! Speaking in class isn't for every child! xo

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  28. really interesting choices! i'll have to check some of them out!

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  29. I can't think of any book in particular but The Husband's secret is on my Kindle ready to go. I will use some of your suggestions for my book club!

    And I feel guilty for all the times I tell students to participate more now!

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    1. Aww hehe. I hated being called on to answer questions, even when I knew the answer! xo

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  30. I already read the bell jar and on the road: they are amazing!
    This is such a lovely post!

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  31. You've added so many books to my list -Hanna Marie

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  32. great picks Jennie!The bell Jar is one of my favourite books. Theres a few on your list that I really want to read. xx

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  33. Great list! I'm excited to see a Swedish author, Jonas Jonasson on your list :) happy new year!

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  34. I'm exactly the same, introverted and all my school reports mentioned 'a pleasant but quiet student' which makes it seem like being quiet is a bad thing. At work I still get called quiet even though I'm definitely don't consider myself shy anymore. I'd love to read Quiet! Will have to check out some reviews!

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    1. I keep hearing such wonderful things about it. I totally agree that there's nothing wrong with being quiet <3

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  35. The Bell Jar is disturbingly beautiful... or beautifully disturbing. I love that book so much, really.
    Thanks to your list, I've just updated my Goodreads to-read list^^ :) And yes, I feel drawn to the wonders of the wanderlustful Beat Generation too!

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  36. I've been meaning to read On The Road since I saw a documentary a few years ago by Russell Brand on it.
    I haven't read a book since I graduated from University in July which is pretty worrying considering I did an english literature degree hehe.
    Happy New Year!! :) All the best for 2014!

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  37. Fangirl sounds like my kind of book. I'm really bad at choosing new books to read so I always love posts like this one! Also, the mention of a hardcover book has tempted me to purchase that rather than just purchasing an e-copy onto my Kindle haha :)

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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  38. Some great picks here Jennie!
    A few I have read, would recommend and am looking forward to hearing what you think, plus a few that are on my list too :) x

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  39. Great post, I love reading and I've now put some of these on my 'to read' list!

    Beth | BethBlogsBeauty
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  40. I've read Wonder and I loved it so much. Infact it's going on my favourite books of 2013 post in a few days! I highly recommend it. A Monster Calls sounds so good I think I'm going to have to get it. Snap with the school reports too, all mine said the exact same thing, oh well there's nothing wrong with been an introvert :)

    Lauren | Bits and Bobs xx

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  41. I have a fair few of these on my list at the moment - one day is one I have from the charity shop but I haven't got around to yet. There are a lot of this list that I've not heard of but they look fab definitely going to have to have a look at them :)
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  42. I need to make more time to read fiction this year! I really love some of your book picks, do you have a kindle or read paperbacks?

    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

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    1. I don't have a kindle, I couldn't get on with reading on a screen, I'm a sucker for physical books <3 x

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  43. One day is my all time favourite book, it's absolutely devastating (it literally made me sob) x

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  44. My school reports used to say the same things too! I'm nowhere near as shy as I used to be but there's nothing wrong with being an introvert at all, I bet that book is a really interesting read. One Day is a real easy read, definitely a good one for lazy summer days! xxx

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    1. Definitely nothing wrong with being quiet, I hated how it was always presented to be as something to be ashamed of but I'm so pleased I realised that I didn't have to change myself to please someone else, when I was more than happy being quiet! I'm definitely going to save it for later in the year! xx

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  45. I too would love to read Stoner, yet I have no idea what it is about. I find that with most classics I want to be able to have read them at least once just to know I have :)
    Amy x A Little Boat Sailing

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    1. I kept hearing people mention it in passing, never really touching on exactly what it's about, but I instantly knew I wanted to read it! xo

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  46. I've read One Day (amazing), The Bell Jar (Okay, but not my thing) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (really good) and had Mr Penumbra for christmas - the rest all look really interesting!
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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  47. I’d like to read Fangirl that sounds really interesting to me. Hope you get lots of reading done this year.

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  48. Ocean at the End of the Lane is charming. Quiet is an absolute must read. Discovering/admitting my introversion has been one of the most important self discoveries. I wish this was required reading for all people.

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  49. Mr Penumbra's 24 hour bookstore and Fangirl look particularly interesting!

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  50. Great list! I have had Luminaries on my list for a long time- and Mr. Penumbra is one of my favorites! Plus you have recommended a couple that have stumbled onto my reading list now ;)
    Alissa
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  51. I'm reading The Husband's Secret this Jan for the book club.
    The Bell Jar is definitely on my wish list this year too.The Luminaries is one book I would love to read asd well.

    Your reading list sounds awesome. Happy Reading Jennie.
    xoxo

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  52. I have quite a few of these sitting on my shelves waiting to be read too, which hopefully I will get around to this year. I highly recommend Wonder by R J Palacio, it is such a moving read, I think you will love it, the same goes for One Day. I too read the synopsis of The Luminaries and thought ah-ha! A Booker winner that might be a fun read! I have yet to try it though as I am a bit daunted by its whopping size, definitely an eBook read for me I think! xx

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    1. It is pretty enormous, I'm excited that it's a prize winner that I want to read, usually they're not my kind of thing! xo

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  53. I think I'm going to start doing some book reviews on my blog. You've given me some great ideas for new books to get my hands on this year :)
    Bea x
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  54. The Ocean at the End of the Lane is brilliant! I loved it. I did not love One Day, I felt depressed for 2 days after finishing it but that's just me haha! <3

    Tara xo

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  55. The Husband's Secret is on my "must read" list. Quiet sounds good, I'm an introvert too xx

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  56. So many books on here that I've been hearing about and wanting to read, and so many that I now want to rush out and purchase! Thanks for a great list and the great summaries of each pick!
    Happy new year!
    Lori

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  57. This is a lovely post Jennie and these are some great picks! I'd also like to read Quiet. I've got quite a large pile of books to get through this year myself!

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  58. I have seen on your twitter, and I love fangirl!

    Happy New year <3

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  59. There's a few on here that I'd like to have a little look at that sound quite interesting. I love the Bell Jar, I can't even recall the number of times I have read that book :) xx

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  60. I read the hundred year old man... Last year and loved it. One of my fav reads from 2012! Had on the road for 2 years now and still need to get round to reading it!
    Daniella x

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  61. You've got some really great choices here. I've just added a few of them to my must read list! xx

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  62. So many good books here. I started The Luminaries last year but haven't quite finished it yet, loving it so far though. On The Road is one of my favourite too!

    I did read Fangirl though and was kind of sad because I didn't enjoy it as much as I'd hoped. I was a total little fangirl growing up but I felt like it was a bit meh... hopefully you enjoy it more! I definitely need to find another of Rainbow Rowell's books though as everyone says such good things.

    Sorcha x Bright Field Notes

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  63. Great post thanks for listing these it's given me a few ideas of what books to download on audible next!

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  64. These look like brilliant choices Jennie, I very much look forward to hearing what you think of them! :-)

    Sophie xo soinspo

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  65. Nearly all of these are on my to read list. On the road is a brilliant book. Have fun reading them xxx

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  66. One Day is one of my favourites - love it so much! I read The Husband's Secret a couple of months ago and rather enjoyed it too :) x

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  67. Jennie I love your book posts! I would recommend the Husband's Secret, I read it on a train journey not long ago and it kept me absorbed, very well written!
    xx

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  68. I just recently read Eleanor & Park and while I do think it was overhyped, I still enjoyed it! And I absolutely love The Bell Jar... It's a favorite of mine. I've been looking for new books to start this year, I'm going to definitely be adding some of these to my list! xo

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  69. a lot of these are on my to-read list. and I added a few too now. :d

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  70. I really want to read The Luminaries and The Husband's Secret. The Monster Calls is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. My brother, my sister and I read it to my Mum just before she died and when you read the book you will understand as it is about letting go. Can't wait to read the book reviews for your chosen books x

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  71. the bell jar is a must read! my husband's secret was good, but didn't blow my mind - it was ok, good holiday reading. one day, though - that was a beautiful read. x

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    1. I'll definitely be saving my husband's secret and one day for when the weather gets a little warmer, they both seem like good holiday reads! Xo

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  72. yay the 100yr old man!!!!!! absolutely yes!! a lot of good books there!! :)

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  73. I really want to read A Monster Calls and Wonder - I have so many unread books on my bookcase that I'm trying to resist the urge to buy them, but I keep hearing nothing but positive reviews for both.

    I'd now also really like to read Quiet: I'm naturally very quiet and hate being the centre of attention, and I've always worried this is something I need to fight against and "get over" - but as I get older the more I'm beginning to accept this is just who I am!

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  74. Quiet and The Bell Jar are two of my favourite books of all time, I really hope you enjoy them :) am also giving On The Road a go this year too! Xoxo

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  75. You've got a few books that are on my Amazon wishlist. I am really looking forward to reading The Ocean At The End of The Lane at some point, but feel I should really read some of the backlog on my kindle first!

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