Books with Yellow Covers

This post is part of Top 10 Tuesday, run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

Even though purple is in the name of this blog, my favourite colour is actually yellow. Yellow is the colour of happiness, and I am drawn to it every time. I’m sorry I made you live a lie for so long. (In my defence, I couldn’t think of an adjective that started with Y when I was making this blog that wasn’t “young”. I didn’t think that would work.)

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Top 10 Tuesday: Words That Appear in Titles All the Time

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

Tag Thursday: The Bookaholics Anonymous Tag

My name is Aoife, and I am a bookaholic. I genuinely have a problem, resulting in a book buying ban and a need for a brand new bookshelf. You can find me at my local bookaholics anonymous meeting. Or in a bookshop.

This tag, which will hopefully cure me even just a little, was taken from Donna over at Chocolate n Waffles.

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Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Can’t Believe I Read

This post is part of Top 10 Tuesdays run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

I read pretty much anything I set my mind to. That does mean I can flick from having read a meaty thriller one day to a happier chick lit book the day after. That said, there are some books that I’ve never expected I would read. Some because I never thought I would get away with reading them, some because I was a low key fan girl, some I just turrned that last page and thought “wait what was that?” I would like to share some of these books with you now. I’ll let you decide which book fits in which category.

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