Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Winter TBR

As a little girl I loved reading. I was fascinated by alternate realities that I could escape to when I had my head engrossed in a book. But unfortunately as I got older I fell into the trap where I thought it wasn't 'cool' to read. Yes, I would pick up the odd book on occasion but never like before as I saw myself too 'busy' to do so. But now that I have reached the grand old age of 16 I am glad to say that I have fallen in love with reading again and even more so than before. I use it as my escapism from the world of social media and the stress of school life. After getting into the world of BookTube and Bookstagram, my bank account has not been so happy as all I want to do is explore the endless book shelves and purchase books to add to my reading list.

I thought I would share with you the books that are on my TBR for this winter. I am currently reading the 5th Wave by Rick Yancey and am trying to finish it before watching the upcoming film, I am so nearly done and I couldn't recommend it more if you love the sort of Sci-Fi novels. On to my TBR for winter,

Wolf By Wolf by Ryan Graudin
This book is highly acclaimed in the world of BookTube and that is mainly what made me want to pick it up. It is set in an alternate history of the war where the Nazi's win the war (that can only be bad right?). Wolf by Wolf follows an 18 year old girl named Yael in 1956 Germany on her mission to destroy Hitler. I love historic novels and this book first appealed to me from the setting of World War II. I have never read a book where history has been flipped and I cannot wait to read this one and discover what happens in Yael's mission.

Allegaint by Veronica Roth (Book 3, Divergent Triology)
This is the third and final, concluding book in the Divergent series. I'm not going to talk about the plot to save spoiling the series if you haven't already read the first two books. But Divergent is set in a dystopian world whereby you are split into factions that fit your virtues; Abnegation, Candor, Amity, Erudite, Dauntless. If you liked books like the Hunger Games or Maze Runner then this is a new series to get your teeth into. Although I am a massive fan of the Hunger Games and Maze Runner books, I will admit I am not the biggest fan of the Divergent Trilogy, however I feel like I didn't fully absorb the story line. I am determined to finish Allegiant before the movie comes out in March, which I will admit I am secretly excited for.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by JK Rowling
The huge Harry Potter fan that I am, you may find it easy to understand my excitement for the recent release of this movie trailer for the movie coming out in November. I am not quite sure why I am yet to read this book, but there is no time like the present. This book revisits the amazing, wizarding world. It's a reproduction of a text book which Harry owned in the Philosophers Stone,written by Newt Scamander that is a series of Magizoology, the study of magical creatures. I cannot wait to read this book.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Another book I picked up thanks to endless excellent reviews on YouTube. Red Queen is the debut first book in a series written by Victoria Aveyard. It is a dystopian novel set in a world where everyone is divided by the colour of their blood. Red means you are a commoner ruled by the Silver's who are the elites and rulers. This novel follows Mare Barrow, a red who finds herself working in the Silver Palace. She is surrounded by the very bloodline she hates only to discover she possesses deadly powers of her own that changes everything. If that description didn't get you hooked I don't know what will. I think this novel will be a one sitting for me!


  1. Red Queen, Allegiant and the 5th wave are also on my tbr list. I recently went to the library again for the first time in ages, because I decided to read more this year, and I need to say that it's great. ;) I've also loved it since I was little, but didn't read much last year, especially during my semester abroad.
    xx Vivi

    This is my world!

    1. You will not regret reading 5th Wave, I loved it! Well done! I find it hard to read when in school also but I find that reading before bed is what works best for me :)

      Georgia x

  2. I really need to read Fantastic Beasts before the film comes out, I'm so excited for it! x

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  3. Thank you for some great reads here Georgia! I have read Allegiant on my Kindle, but the others are new to me - I will have to take a look the next time I head into Waterstones! Like you said yourself, I used to read 24/7 when I was younger, and I am trying to get back into the habit as there is nothing like curling up with a book!

    Paige xo // The Joys of Being Paige

    1. You're welcome! I have just started Wolf by Wolf and I think you should definitely try it out, amazing. There certainly isn't!

      Georgia x