Tuesday, 5 January 2016

With 2015 behind us, the whole bloggersphere is talking about what's to come in the new year, and resolutions. One resolution I've seen a lot this year is reading more, which is something I love to hear, and it's something I'm partaking in myself. When I was younger, I used to read what seems like millions of books - it's all I'd do. Even now, the underneath of my mum's double bed is full of my old books that I just refuse to get rid of, as I might want to read them again at some point. But somewhere along the way, little readaholic me got lost, probably in favour of Facebook. It's a real shame, but I think most of us are guilty of putting aside books for other forms of entertainment, especially now as we're well into the digital age. However, hopefully we'll all be able to rekindle the flame this year and start reading again; after all, it's now easier than ever with the introduction of ebooks and free audio books. In an effort to get myself to stick to it, I'm going to start doing monthly TBR's (to be read's), tri-monthly wrap ups (mini reviews of the books I have read) and then bog standard reviews of the books I've really loved, or loathed. So to kick things off, here's what I plan to read this month!

I got this book as a Christmas present from my friend Char, and I was really excited to read it. I'm actually almost finished with this book because it's just so interesting. It's marketed as a thriller, but it's not your traditional 'thriller'. In fact, when I picked it up and read the blurb, I had literally no clue what the book was about - but I assumed a mutant little girl with special powers. I was extremely wrong. It's actually somewhat of a zombie apocalypse book, using the same fungus infection The Last of Us uses. But it's not your typical zombie read - I don't want to give too much away, but I definitely think this would appeal to a much larger audience than your average zombie novel. It's not horrifically gory or obscene. It's full of twists and turns, and intelligent plotlines that require thought. One of the characters is a young girl, infected with the fungus, who in theory should be a flesh eating monster - but she's not (quite). I'll leave you with that, but if you're in the market for a new read, definitely go for this. 

Another Christmas gift! I've actually read this before - back when it was a freebie in cereal packets. Those were the days. But I much prefer this copy, and me and my boyfriend are going to revisit it by reading it together. And by together, I mean I'll read it to him, whilst he plays my PS3. He's 22, just in case you were wondering. 
No but seriously, it sounds a bit mushy, and a little odd, but reading to your partner and having them read to you is actually super fun and cute. 

Another one I've technically read...and posted on here. But I also got the sequel for Christmas, and I want to read this one again before I read that. Honestly half my time is spent rereading novels so I can continue the saga because I always leave it too long and forget what happens. Anyone else have that problem?

I actually picked this book up in October, and began reading it, but never got into it. I'm not sure why - it's everything I like. YA fantasy, badass heroine. I've heard a lot of YouTubers talking about it, which is why I bought it, and I do like it. I just haven't been able to read it. Probably because I just can't read anything these days. But 2016 is the time for change! You might well see this book in every TBR I ever write, but hopefully I'll manage to get through it. Let me know if you've read it - you can spur me on and tell me how great it is.

That's all I'm planning to read this month! What about you?

- Charlie CP xx


  1. Ahhh I love reading, such a book nerd over here! I have so many books stored away under my bed, a lot I've had for years, I'm too much of a hoarder to throw them away! I just tell myself I'll read them again at some point! All these books sound really interesting, especially the Zombie thriller one...I've been loving the thriller genre recently! I have a lot of new books to read, such as Divergent trilogy and all the Maze Runners, thrillers such as pretty girls, the cinderella murder etc. I can't wait!! xx
    Becky Shannon xx - Life-by-Becky

    1. Omg you're literally me 😂 I read the first Divergent book and liked it but forgot to pick up the next ones! I didn't like Maze Runner though xx

  2. The last two sounds really interesting and something that i will enjoy to read!!The truth is that i used to read a lot but now almost none at all...Maybe i will start again during summer so i will check out those books ^_^

    xoxo Afrodite ~ BubblyBeauty

  3. I also seriously need to read a bunch of books this month! This year as well! I have a pile I've been meaning to get to. Oh well. Cute blog btw! Heading to bloglovin' right now for a follow!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

    1. Hopefully you'll be able to plough through some! Aww thank you lovely <3 xx

  4. I used to also read so much but these days I get sucked into the internet a bit too much. Which is why I set up myself a GoodReads Book challenge of 25 books, which is a bit much considering I only read 4 books last year but oh well. Also not sure if you read them but I recommend 'Pretty Honest' by Sali Hughes as well as 'Yes Please' but Amy Poehler.

    Also feel free to check out my blog also :)

    Claudia | www.maximalista.co.uk

  5. One of my resolutions is to get reading more and girl with all the gifts sounds great, i'll have to pick it up!

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