This post is part of Top 10 Tuesday which is run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.
This isn’t going to be exactly 10 things. But we’re here now.
If you’re an avid reader, you will notice that often the same books seem to appear time and time again. You’re not losing your mind, though, it’s just there are so many books out there now with roughly the same title. If you took a drink for every time “The Girl . . .” is in the title of a book, you’d have to be admitted for a stomach pump. I’m going to make a very much not exhaustive list of some of these. If you can think of any, do add them in the comments.
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stegg Larsson
- The Girl who Came Home – Hazel Gaynor
- The Girl with All the Gifts – M.R. Carey
- The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins
- The Girl who Saved the King of Sweden – Jonas Jonasson
- The Girl who Fell from the Sky – Heidi W. Durrow
- The Girl You Left Behind – JoJo Moyes
- The Girl of Ink and Stars – Kiran Millwood
- The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
I am possibly one of the most cynical people I know. I don’t even know the reason why, but it seems throughout my life I have very little tolerance when it comes to romance. I am the only person I know who didn’t cry at the end of The Notebook. Maybe something happened somewhere in my life that turned me off the idea of a happy ever after. Or I was just born with a heart of impenetrable stone.
Much as I love fiction, I do also love a little bit of non fiction from time to time. I admit, most of the non fiction books I read tend to be celebrity autobiographies. Even then, a lot of them are comedians. I’m not saying I have form, but yeah, I have form.
Some of these are a little based on the writer’s stand up routines, so you do need to keep in mind that if you’ve seen their shows it’s going to be more than a little familiar. If you’ve got a funny bone, you’ll really love these.
Once in a while, I like to give my room a good clear out. It settles me, and it passes away a few hours when I simply have nothing better to do with my time. Today, I went through the boxes in my bedroom to see what treasures lay hidden.
Among the old pairs of shoes that have worn down and the various items of clothes that are now too big/small for me, I found some old copy books. And not just any old copy books. These contained what I imagined to be my best selling novels, all written between the ages of eight and 14.
Challenge criteria: A book that takes place over a character’s life span (well, so far.)
(Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has not affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of this review.)
One girl’s meteoric rise from sofa to TV stardom! From beloved Gogglebox breakout star, to winner of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, achieving her dream of presenting with Ant and Dec on Saturday Night Takeaway and filling Davina’s shoes in the new series of Streetmate, Scarlett is quickly fast-tracking to national treasure status.