WHAT'S ON MY READING LIST?

Monday, 28 August 2017

Hey guys! Today's post is a bit different from what I usually do but I have really been into reading recently! I'm currently reading "Anna and the French Kiss" and I have just finished reading "Kill Your Friends", which also has a film starring Nicholas Hoult. 


I found this on https://www.pinterest.com/loisanne97/book-world/
The first book that I want to read is "The Lost City of Z" by David Grann. I seen the movie for this book at the start of this year, and I absolutely loved it, so I'm definitely going to read the book at some point! The synopsis of the book is "Fawcett was among the last of a legendary breed of British explorers. For years he explored the Amazon and came to believe that its jungle concealed a large, complex civilization, like El Dorado. Obsessed with its discovery, he christened it the City of Z. In 1925, Fawcett headed into the wilderness with his son Jack, vowing to make history. They vanished without a traceFor the next eighty years, hordes of explorers plunged into the jungle, trying to find evidence of Fawcett's party or Z. Some died from disease and starvation; others simply disappeared. In this spellbinding true tale of lethal obsession, David Grann retraces the footsteps of Fawcett and his followers as he unravels one of the greatest mysteries of exploration." and I have always been deeply interested in British explorers. You can get it here.

Another book I want to read is "My Cousin Rachel" by Daphne du Maurier. I have read reviews stating this book is like Rebecca, which is a book by du Maurier that I love. "Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in making Philip his heir, knowing he will treasure his beautiful Cornish estate. But Philip's world is shattered when Ambrose sets off on a trip to Florence. There he falls in love and marries - and then dies suddenly in suspicious circumstances. Before long, the new widow - Philip's cousin Rachel - arrives in England. Despite himself, Philip is drawn to this beautiful, mysterious woman. But could she have masterminded Ambrose's death?" This book sounds so exciting and you can buy it here.

A third book that I really want to read is "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte. I think everyone knows what this book is about, but the synopsis is "Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine's father. After Mr Earnshaw's death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine's brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later as a wealthy and polished man. He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries. The action of the story is chaotic and unremittingly violent, but the accomplished handling of a complex structure, the evocative descriptions of the lonely moorland setting and the poetic grandeur of vision combine to make this unique novel a masterpiece of English literature." My favourite quote ever is from this book so I think I should read it! This sells on Amazon for a measly £2.25 on Amazon, so I really have no excuse not to get it! You can buy this here

A final book I want to read (as I should wrap this post up!) is "The War of the Worlds" by H.G. Wells. The story about an excerpt being read on the radio and people thinking it was real has always fascinated me and I just want to read the book! ""For a time I believed that mankind had been swept out of existence, and that I stood there alone, the last man left alive.”


When a strange, meteor-like object lands in the heart of England, the inhabitants of Earth find themselves victims of a terrible attack. A ruthless race of Martians, armed with heat rays and poisonous smoke, is intent on destroying everything that stands in its way. As the unnamed hero struggles to find his way across decimated wastelands, the fate of the planet hangs in the balance . . .
H. G. Wells was a pioneer of modern science fiction. First serialised in the UK in 1897, The War of the Worlds is one of the earliest stories to depict conflict with an extraterrestrial race, and has influenced countless adaptations and sequels." This book sounds so interesting to me and I would really love to read this one day. This book is available here.

Thank you for reading! What books do you want to read? 

Ashleigh♡xoxo 

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  1. Interesting! I might have to give some of these myself! Also love the blog!!

    Olivia | Immobulife

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  2. I remember listening to the War of the Worlds audiobook in school and it was really good! And Wuthering Heights is such a classic, deffo give it a read!

    Sinéad xo Fabuleuse Du Jour

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