Thursday, 2 October 2014

My Bookshelf & I

 Recently I said goodbye to my Boyfriend's DIY project of  a home built bookshelf and hello to this new one from Ikea - which you may or may not of seen in my most recent haul post. It's not that they were anything wrong with the one's he built from an old chester drawers, but they were slightly on the smaller side and not big enough for my ever expanding book collection.

This bookshelf was just £25.00 from Ikea, and it available in four shades.

 What's on my bookshelf?

 I recently went through a little bit of a book hoarding phase, ending up with 7 newbies that I'm yet to read.. opps! I've always loved to read from a very young age and that's definitely stayed with me has I've entered adulthood. It's only in recent months my life's been hectic and I've not been able to read as much as I'd like too. The main reason for this post is to share with you what's on my bookshelf and what I like to read. 

Ever since Harry Potter was introduced to me - and it seemed everyone was crazy for what was soon to be the biggest selling franchise of all time - I became obsessed with fantasy, there's nothing that appeals to me more then entering a world that's totally unknown and made up. Different to real life, reading and imagining things that aren't real - which is probably where my love of writing came from. Some of my favourite fantasy books are The Divergent series by Veronica Roth (Insurgent film coming next year), The Fallen Series By Lauren Kate (Fallen coming soon to a cinema near you), Teardrop also by Lauren Kate (Waterfull - book 2 in the series - coming soon) and The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare (Suppose to be a second film coming. I hope!). See the patten? Each one of these is fantasy. I love the world of fantasy, and now a days sci-fi too. Hello The 100 and Under The Dome!

If I'm not reading fantasy/sci-fi then my hours are being filled with a great romance. Be that romantic comedy, soppy romantic (which I personally love) or anything cheesy. I love nothing more then reading about two people falling in love, these definitely being the one's I give up my day for to read fully. There's so many authors I love, EL James, Sylvia Day and Katie Price - who I've been a huge fan of for so long. Definitely recommend her books for an insight into a celebrities life - and most recently Sophie Kinsella Who I now absolutely love! There's so many people I want to read books from, including JoJo Moyes, Giovanna Falcone and Paige Toon.

What's on your bookshelf?

I have so many similar reads, even the free downloads I'm able to get on Amazon Kindle are Romantic novels. I'm wanting to widen my genre with something different, and for that I need your help. I'd love to know your recommendations no matter what genre. What are you reading at the moment? What are your most favourite reads? Comment below and give me some suggestions.

I hope you enjoyed this post. I'm such a huge book worm and thought I'd introduce you to what I love, and hopefully in return you comment telling me what you love. Kind of like a recommendation post from me to you and each other. 
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