Novels of July: A book a day

Today I'm going to speak about something new with you all. My first love in this large and ever changing world of ours. Books, reading and what's on my list right now.

So what books have I got on my bookshelf? Well, what one's have I actually read is the better question. I can't be the only one guilty of this I'm sure. When you are already reading a book, then you come across another which you simply just must read. Then oh, another catches your eye, and vice versa.

Here we are then, ten books later and still ones half read and others you haven't picked up since buying. Not to worry though, I've put together some lists for you. I've tried keeping them short and sweet, but you all know I'm terribly guilty of rambling in my posts!

My top reads of July

Behind Closed Doors
written by B A Paris

Forget The Girl on the Train. This is the psychological thriller you need to be reading right now. From page one you are hooked, and because I want you to experience this book with no spoilers what so ever, I won't say a single thing apart from the two main characters are Jack and Grace.
This has to be the best ending to a book I've read all year. It was almost on my list of books that changed my life for the better, oh so nearly. YOU NEED TO READ THIS.

The Catcher in the Rye
written by J. D Salinger 

Now I have to be honest with you all. This isn't the first time I've read this book. If I'm correct the first time was when I was a teenager, and I've been getting my copy back out ever since. This classic is about a boy named Holden. He loves and hates the world with so much passion, you can't help but want to know more. A powerful book about a boy who has mental health issues, and you get to see life in a whole new light.

Beautiful Disaster 
written by Jamie McGuire

This is Abby and Travis' story. If you like Tattoo's, bad boys, fighting and gambling. This is for you.
This one is not only a favourite for this month, but one of my all time favourite love stories I've read.

The books I wish I never started reading

written by Vladimir Nabokov

This classic was recommended to me by so many people, and I don't understand how people can review this as funny and be on a romantic book list. I will never approve of this and what it is related to. I felt sick to my stomach after only 10 pages. Not for me this time sorry. I don't want to say anymore, but feel free to search it for more information.

Last Night
written by M.Pierce

Now I'm not really sure how to start with this one. It had all the tellings for a great love story from all the amazing reviews. My thoughts are quite far from that though. I found the main character Matt vulgar. He was obviously suffering with MH problems, which I've no issue with. It's how he treated the woman he was 'in love' with. I found him to be abusive not dominating, and at times down right stomach turning. I must be missing something completely with this one. Don't know how I finished it, the amount of times I had to stop because I was so appalled with his actions.

The ones which changed my life, for the better

written by Alice Sebold

A true story about a girl who was sexual assaulted, and her process to find justice and how her life changed forever. This book took so long to read, because of how upsetting it was. A real eye opener and one I will never forget. A story every one should read at least once in there life.

Paper Towns 
written by John Green

You may be wondering why this is on this particular list. For me the story I didn't enjoy as such. It was more the meaning and how much I connected to it. It makes you reflect on life, and look at it in a completely different light. Are all the things you think are important in life, really that? It makes you not want to take life so seriously. Whilst at the same time, makes you appreciate what you do have.

written by Daphne Du Maurier

I wanted this to be the first book I wrote about, because it holds a special place in my heart.
My favourite book, forever and always.
I need not say more. To those who have read it already you will know exactly where I'm coming from. To those who still have the beauty of reading it for the first time. Embrace it and love every second. I envy you for having that first experience. It changed the face of everything.

My wish list and next to read

Can I speak to someone in charge? 
written by Emily Clarkson

From one blogger to another, this girl here is not only incredible at what she does. She is one of the many bloggers I have made a friendship with, and I'm so proud of what she has achieved. This is one you all need to be pre-ordering this month!

The Anxiety Solution: A Quieter Mind, a Calmer You 
written by Chloe Brotheridge

There are so many reasons why this book is high up on my wish list. It is so important to know more about these topics and to have a greater understand of what it truly means, and how it truly feels to live with something like anxiety. I can already tell it's going to be amazing.

Far from the Madding Crowd 
written by Thomas Hardy

Now I can't believe I'm actually saying this, but remember when the newest version of this came out in the cinema a few years ago (it was amazing guys). That is when I purchased this book, and still to this day I'm yet to read it. I need this to change and soon, I felt in love with the film instantly.

I hope you all enjoy seeing what book's I've been reading so far this month. I would love to hear what you're all reading as well. Please do comment below with any recommendations as I'm always on the look out for more to add to my wish list.

So here we have it. I hope you enjoyed it. I wish I had more time to add to this list, but I fear that if I didn't stop now I would see the sun starting to come up. So as a means to an end, night all.



  1. This has made me want to get into reading so much ! xx

    1. I'm so pleased! Whatever you decide to read I hope you enjoy (:

  2. I grew up reading books all the time! I loved going to the bookstore and choosing the next book =o) Now I switched to a kindle but I always have a new book lined up to read =o) Jodi Picoult is my favorite author and I just bought her latest book and can't wait to start reading!

    1. I used to be like that for a while. I lost patience in going to the shop or ordering in a new book so I would be going through two books a day, just because I could get another one so fast! In the end I went back to paperbacks to save money haha.

      I do love Jodi Picoult she's absolutely brilliant!

  3. After reading this I straight away wrote a reminder in my phone to read Behind Closed Doors. I just checked it out on Goodreads as well and it got pretty high reviews so I'm excited to give that a read!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    1. I'm so pleased. It's a book everyone should read it really does open your eyes to a lot! I hope you enjoy it (:


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