Disappointing Reads

Note: Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Broke and Bookish.


Hello Guys

For this weeks Top Ten Tuesday we have to pick the books that we were expecting to love but just didn’t. Most of the time if I find a book disappointing I won’t bother finishing it so I’ve split this list in two:


  • Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman
  • Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johanson
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Not J.K Rowling aka it’s fanfiction.

DNF: May pick up again one day.

  • Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
  • Shadow in the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron
  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Let me know if you took part in this weeks TTT!

Thanks for reading

Jess X


Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Couples

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Hi Guys

This weeks Top Ten Tuesday happens to fall on Valentines (which I hate but moving on) so this weeks topic is all about the romance. I’ve decided to share with you my top ten favourite couples. Here’s they are:

  • Katniss and Peeta – The Hunger Games
  • Ari and Dante – Discover the Secrets of the Universe
  • Jane and Mr Rochester – Jane Eyre
  • Anna and Etienne – Anna and the French Kiss
  • Elend and Vin – Hero of Ages
  • Elizabeth and Mr Darcy – Pride and Prejudice
  • Ron and Hermione – Harry Potter
  • Percy and Annabeth – Percy Jackson
  • Westley and Buttercup – The Princess Bride
  • June and Day – Legend Trilogy

Do you see your favourite couple here? Let me know!

Thanks for reading

Jess X

TTT: Book’s That Should Have More Romantic Moments

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Hi Guys

I am not one of those people who appreciates books that don’t have romance in them so for this weeks Top Ten Tuesday I thought I would dedicate the list to books I wish had more romance in them.

Honestly most of these picks are me being petty because I couldn’t actually find a lot of books that I genuinely think needed more romance. 

10. Throne of Glass – LOL, jokes.

9. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Thankfully it looks like we’re going to be getting this in the sequel, so yay.

8. Harry Potter – Ginny and Harry should have gotten together in Goblet of Fire so we could have seen them together more. 

7. Hunger Games – Basically I want just a whole book of Everlark.

6. Percy Jackson – I get that in some of the earlier books their 12 but when they get older they just keep getting separated. Like, no, I want more of their cute flirty banters.

5. Cormoran Strike – I can’t wait for the day Cormoran and Robin finally get their act together and realise their meant for each other.  

4. Mistborn Trilogy – There could never be enough Elend and Vin moments. 

3. Rebecca – Getting serious now, the two main characters were married but it never really felt like they were a couple. They were so disconnected from each other. 

2. Lord of the Rings – We all know Sam and Frodo should’ve ended up together.

1.Queen of the Tearling – Not that it would’ve saved the trilogy (for me) but I would’ve liked a bit more a love story.

Are there any books you wish had more romance? 

Thanks for reading

Jess X

TTT Freebie Week: #OwnVoices TBR

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Hi Guys

This week for Top Ten Tuesday there is no specific topic, instead we get to pick our own list to make.

Seeing as this week is also #diverseathon week (here’s my tbr for that in-case you missed it) I thought I would dedicate this weeks post to diverse reads I can’t wait to get to, all of which are #ownvoices.

  1. Every Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Book Ever
  2. And The Mountain Echoed by Khaled Housseini
  3. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
  4. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
  5. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  6. The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla
  7. The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
  8. Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
  9. The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
  10.  I Know Why The Caged Birds Sing by Maya Angelou

Let me know what you did for this weeks topic and what #ownvoices books you want to read in the future.

Thanks for reading

Jess X

TTT: Under-Rated Reads

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Hi Guys

I’m not gonna lie this weeks topic was really hard because honestly the majority of books I read are really popular, normally best-selling books. It’s quite rare for me to read a book that is more unknown because I just like reading books that a lot of other people have enjoyed.

None of these books are what I would consider to be under rated. But I haven’t seen them much on the blogosphere so, these are my sort of not really hidden gems.

  1. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  2. The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith
  3. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  4. The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
  5. A Spool of blue thread by Anne Tyler
  6. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
  7. Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
  8. A Snow Garden by Rachel Joyce
  9. 1984 by George Orwell
  10. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

I’m sure you’ve heard of all of these so this weeks is kind of a fail. But let me know if you took part in this weeks TTT!

Thanks for reading

Jess X

Top 10 Tuesday: 2016 Releases I Didn’t get to

Hi Guys!

I have seen this meme going around for the longest time and this week I suddenly got the urge to jump on board to take part.

If you don’t know what Top 10 Tuesday is, it was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is a weekly book blog meme where each week you post a new list answering the topic they give.

Now, I love lists. Especially bookish lists. So this meme is right up my alley.

This weeks topic was ‘top 10 2016 releases I totally should have read but didn’t because I’m poor/my libraries rubbish/the year went by too quickly.’ So here are the 2016 releases I should have read but didn’t.

10. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

I actually got this out of the library but it was towards the end of the year and I just didn’t feel like reading it around Christmas. So I’ll have to get it out again sometime soon.

9.Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

I liked the first one, I didn’t love it though so this just wasn’t at the top of my raider. But I think the last ones coming out this year so I might just marathon the last two.

8.  Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas

Honestly I’m losing my interest in this series. I’m not much of a Maas fan anymore and I doubt I’ll be buying one of her books again (I will get them from the library.) But I bought this one so now I have to read it.

7. This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

I have heard that this is a terrifying but important book. It takes place during a school shooting in America and follows multiple perspectives. This will probably be a one-sitting read so I just need my library to get it’s act together. Hah.

6. The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Hellig

I feel so bad about this because I actually got this from the publisher on netgalley and I never read it so I never reviewed it. But I’m so excited about this and I’m pretty sure my library has copies so I’ll get it from there.

5. To The Bright Edge of the World – Eowyn Ivey

Another one that I got from NetGalley but never read. But I think this might be my next read so review coming soon!

4. Salf of the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

This just sounds great and I definitely need to read something by Sepetys this year.

3. The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh

I read the first one and loved it. This is only a duology. I don’t know why I didn’t read this.

2. Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Another one that I really want to read but my library seems to be unaware of Tahereh’s existence. So sad.

1. The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johanson

I’m just waiting for the library to finally have a copy free for me. I’m number 4 on the reservations list. Fingers crossed! Oh, and I need to read Invasion of the Tearling first.

Let me know if you took part in this weeks top 10 Tuesday!

Thanks for reading

Jess X