Bookish Discussions

Priority Reads |Fall Edition:


Three and a half months to go before we hit 2020 and there are still so many books I want to read. I thought if I wrote them down, told somebody I was going to read them, then I would have to finish them. I’m trying to hold myself accountable here. As usual, I’m a big mood reader. I don’t like setting myself TBRs of such – I could say I want to read  A Game of Thrones in November but not feel like it when the time comes. I do, however, like to tailor my reading to fit with the seasons. The books I’ve chosen for my end-of-the-year TBR are spooky, whimsical and dark. They’re perfect for the coming months.

I’m saving the English Heritage’s Eight Ghosts specifically for Halloween night, or the lead up to it, considering I’m in work on the actual night. It’s a collection of eight spooky stories written by multiple authors, including Jeanette Winterson and Sarah Perry, who wrote a piece inspired by their chosen English Heritage site. If you’ve been round here a while, you’ll probably of seen me moan about how short stories are unsatisfying, etc., but I’m giving this the benefit of the doubt. I’m going in with an open mind. I love Gothic tales, and sometimes they work better as short stories, so I’m hoping to like this one.

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2019 Reading Challenge:


It’s that time of year again. I’m here to discuss my 2019 reading challenge! I don’t think I’ll be selecting as many books as last year, despite getting through most of them. I want to keep it quite simple as my university schedule is so crazy. I need some sort of calm in my life at the minute.

Anyway, below are five books that I’m dying to get to in the new year – series I need to finish, lost manuscripts, a series I want to re-visit, a classic I should have read last year, and a completely new and spontaneous buy. Here’s my 2019 TBR…

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare:

I am dying to finish this series! Cassandra Clare is one of those authors that I’ll never tire of. I lived for the Shadowhunter world when I was in sixth form, and any moment I can spend in it is a moment well spent as far as I’m concerned. I also can’t wait to get my hands on Chain of Gold this year. I’ve been patiently waiting for it, so I pray to GOD that Will Herondale makes an appearance (I miss him a lot)!

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Autumn TBR:



Do you mean a season specifically designed for reading?

There’s a notable shift in the air, a constant rustling sound of leaves outside your window, and a sea of orange, red and brown covering the floor. It’s Autumn; the best time for settling down with a book whilst the candles flicker and the smell of gingerbread surrounds you.

Although I have a reading list to conquer and, no doubt, a ton of essays to write, I’m adamant on making time for some seasonal reads. Here are some books I’m dying to read in the next few months:

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