August 2017 TBR

Here is my TBR for August, a month that is shaping up to look rather busy!


Heidi, by Johanna Spyri.

(I’ve been meaning to read it for ages and ages!)

These Broken Stars, by Amie Kaufman.

(I ordered it from the library, because I may be meeting her in September!! Eeeep!)

An Agatha Christie book.

(because I should probably make a dent in my unread books)

The Simarillion, by JRR Tolkien.

(This is the month!)

img_0581That’s all I’m really aiming to read this month. Hopefully I’ll be able to read a lot more, but I really really really want to read The Simarillion. After chatting to my sister about Tolkien mythology, I realised that my knowledge was small and I need it to grow!

What are you planning on reading this month?

Keep smiling,

Em ๐Ÿ™‚


June TBR


June is going to be insanely busy for me, so once again I’m not holding my breath about how many books I’ll manage to read. But without further ado, here’s the shortlist of books that I’d like to read this month!

  • A library book
  • Crown of Midnight (Sarah J Maas)
  • An Agatha Christie mystery
  • Heidi

img_0581What are you planning to read in this marvellous month of June?

Love, Emmeline ๐Ÿ™‚

May 2017 TBR


Here is a short list of books that I’m planning on reading this month!

Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte.

Heidi, by Johanna Spyri.

Crown of Midnight, by Sarah J Maas.

One of my Agatha Christie books.

img_0581What are you planning on reading this month?

Keep smiling,

Emmeline ๐Ÿ™‚

2017 TBR

I want to read a LOT of books next year. And as I have three gazillion things happening in my life aside from books, I don’t know how plausible it will be. But guess what? I’m going to try anyway. Because impossible goals are fun things.


2017 To Be Read list

  • Crooked Kingdom – Leigh Bardugo
    I’ve read Six of Crows, and while it wasn’t my fave, I’m really looking forward to reading its sequel!
  • Throne of Glass series – Sarah J Maas
    I’ve only read the first one, and I’m simply dying to read the rest! The first one was so well done and I enjoyed it to the end of the earth and back. I hope the rest of the series will be the same.
  • Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell
    I have wanted to read this one for ages. THIS IS THE YEAR.
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses series – Sarah J Maas
    I was given the first of these for Christmas, and can I just say I’m awfully excited to try them, given they take up 64% of my bookstagram feed?
  • Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle
    It’s worth noting that as SEASON FOUR OF SHERLOCK IS COMING OUT (HELP) I might as well do a reread of some of my favourite stories of all time!



  • Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee
    As I am such a large fan of How To Kill A Mockingbird, I should probably definitely read the sequel.
  • The Simarillion – JRR Tolkien
  • Blink and You Die – Lauren Child
    This is the final book in the Ruby Redfort series, all about a girl who cracks codes for a secret agency. My sister and I have been following this series for ages and she just finished it, and won’t stop going on about how good it is! This will definitely be one of my first reads of the year.
  • Raven Boys series – Maggie Stiefvater
    I have read the first one and it is magnificent. I honestly am dying to read the rest of the books!

img_0581And there you have it, my To Be Read list for 2017! I hope to readย them all, and many more.

What do you plan on reading next year?

Keep smiling,

–Emmeline ๐Ÿ™‚




Aahh, To Be Read piles. They’re interesting things, aren’t they? We hate them and we love them at the same time. All the while threatening to squash us, every time we relieve it of its weight, it only seems to grow despite our caution.

With that said, here is a list of the most IMPORTANT books on my TBR list (which is bordering seventy books which is also ridiculous).

TEN BOOKS inย my (ridiculously long) TBR

  1. Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes

    I have wanted to read this book for a year and a day, and I still haven’t gotten round to it. Maybe its length is what’s stopping me, but that didn’t stop me reading War and Peace, so I don’t even know what’s wrong with anymore. Definitely reading this one next year.
    (or at least that’s what I’m telling myself now)

  2. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco

    This just seems like a really good book (though it is ridiculously long). I really want to read it sometime in the distant near future …

  3. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

    No, I have not seen the movie. No, I have not seen the musical. (Theatre tickets are expensive!) Yes, I do occasionally feel left out when my friends burst into rousing choruses and I don’t know the words. (Well, it would make more sense if I could actually sing … but if I knew the words I would sing anyway. Because I sound like a dying crow but that doesn’t stop me enjoying it.)

  4. Moby Dick – Herman Melville

    This has been one I’ve been meaning to read for ages, ever since I first heard it referenced on a documentary.

  5. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

    This is one that I want to wait a bit longer before reading, but still desperately want to read, help.

  6. Fangirl – Rainbow Powell

    Well, seeing as I have nothing but classics on the list, I figured I should add this. I’ve been wanting to try it for ages, and I’ve nothing but good things, so I figured – why not give it a try? (now all I need is money to buy it, yay)

  7. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell

    This is one that I’ve been meaning to get to for AGES. I really really want to try it, dear me!

  8. Animal Farm – George Orwell

    ANOTHER ONE by George Orwell?! Yes! I never had to do this one in school so I really want to try it now, as it’s a classic and therefore good.

  9. Percy Jackson (and all of the books by…) – Rick Riordan

    I’ve read the first one-and-a-half books, and haven’t gotten around to the rest, though they are so much fun and I couldn’t stop giggling. I think I’m subconsciously saving this one for a day when I need laughter, because Percy is surely the funniest character ever to have been written from first person.

  10. Go Set A Watchman – Harper Lee

    Dear me, I have read How To Kill A Mockingbird twice now, and it is simply stunning. I have heard many good things about the second book, and seeing as I own it, there really isn’t anything stopping me from reading it, is there. (Apart from the rest of my TBR, that is.)

So that’s that! Hope you enjoyed. It was sooo hard to choose my top ten, but I have to prioritise. I really do.

(Hides under the table because I know that I will not read these ones before the rest of my TBR)


–Emmeline ๐Ÿ™‚