Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From!



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, a topic is posted and participating bloggers/vloggers create their Top Ten list about that topic!

This weeks topic is:

Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From!

In no particular order…

Darren Shan

I was obsessed with his books when I was younger! Both the Darren Shan Saga and the Demonata Series!

M.A Comley


Comley is a very skilled crime writer! I’ve read just about all of her books (though she writes them faster than I can read them!) I’ve also had the pleasure of interviewing Mel on my blog!

Dean Koontz

I love the Odd Thomas series!

Charlaine Harris

I enjoyed the Sookie Stackhouse series! I didn’t really care for the Harper Connelly series, though.

Lauren Brooke

I went through a horse loving phase in primary school and have all of the Heartland books!

Stephen King

Who doesn’t love a good Stephen King novel?



Who’s on your list? Let me know!


Top Ten Tuesday: Last Books That Came Into My Possession

I know that this is not this weeks topic, but as I don’t really read many fairy tales or fairy tale re-writes, I thought I would choose an old topic that I hadn’t done instead!



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a topic is posted and participating bloggers create their posts surrounding that topic! The goal is to create a list of ten, though as many as you can come up with is great, too!

Today’s topic is;

Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession!

1) Eye of Dominion by David Staniforth

I ordered this yesterday! Alloria, the first book, was great and I can’t wait to read more about my favourite character, Bainberry! (As a side note: How gorgeous is that cover?!)

2) Lambent Dreams by Jim Webster

This collection of poetry sounds great! I really enjoyed The Cartographer’s Apprentice and I’m looking forward to reading more about the characters!

3) Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

I ordered my copy from Amazon, but it was misprinted, so I’m starting my brand new version very soon!

4 & 5) The Child Taker & Slow Burn by Conrad Jones

I’ve been meaning to read something by this author for ages!

6) What Dreams May Come by David Hadley

I keep dipping in and out of this, but I’m really enjoying it!

7) What We Left Behind by Peter Cawdron

A zombie novel that is more interested in the human characters than the blood and gore! I can’t wait to start this!

fancy_page_dividerWhat would be on your list? I’d love to know!


Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I really want to meet!



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, a topic is posted and participating bloggers post their lists about that topic.

This weeks topic is:

Top Ten Authors you REALLY want to meet

So, here’s my list (in no particular order…)!

M.A Comley

Mel was the first author I came across when I got my first Kindle. I was searching for Crime books and her covers really stood out. I then found a forum on Goodreads discussing Kindle books and found that Mel was a member! I was lucky enough to interview Mel on my blog, too! The interviews can be found here: Serious & Silly.

David Staniforth

David created one of my favourite trilogies of all time, the Fuel to the Fire trilogy. I would love to sit and chat to him about all the characters and how he came up with the idea. I was also lucky enough to interview David on my blog! The interviews can be found here: Serious & Silly.

Giovanna Fletcher

I’ve read her books, I read her hellomag blog, I watch her YouTube channel. She just comes across as such a lovely person and so much fun to be around! I would definitely love to meet her!

Linda S. Prather

I recently interviewed Linda on my blog (Serious & Silly) and her life sounds amazing! I would love to hear some of the stories that she has has to tell!

Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favourite books and I would love to meet the mastermind behind it!

Darren Shan

I grew up reading the Darren Shan saga and the Demonata series. I would love to get a few of my copies signed!

George R.R Martin

I’d love to know how he keeps all the plot lines and twists straight – in his head? Notebooks?


So, who is on your list?


Top Ten Tuesday: Books that feature strong female characters



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, a topic is given and participating bloggers then create their list surrounding that topic. This weeks topic allowed bloggers to choose their own topic. The title was: ‘Top Ten Books Which Feature _____’.

Therefore, I chose:


Top Ten Books Which Feature Strong Female Characters

Evil in Disguise by M.A Comley

Jenny Slater is caught in an abusive marriage. Her friends, family and even her children don’t know as she was too ashamed to tell them. How will they react when they know the truth?

Pieces of Me by Carrigan Richards

In this book, seventeen year old Corinne is sent to live in a psychiatric institution after an experience that changes her life. The story of her struggle to move past the crippling depression and remember what it’s like to be herself again is beautiful.

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt by Linda S. Prather

Assistant DA Jenna James gets tangled up in a fight for justice, becoming a victim herself in the process.

Fuel to the Fire by David Staniforth

A young girl dresses, talks and acts like a boy in order to survive and avoid being sold into sexual slavery.

Wanted by Tim Arnot

Sixteen year old Flick Carter is wanted for murder and can’t trust anyone. She has two choices: Run or Die.

Saying Goodbye to Warsaw by Michael Cargill

Nine year old Abigail must fight to survive the horrors of the ghetto.

Pie Girls by Lauren Clark

Spoilt rich girl, Searcy Roberts, loses everything when her husband leaves her for another man. Forced to return to her family home, she learns that her mother is ill and their pie shop is in danger of closing. Searcy must put her own hurt feelings behind her and fight to save the shop


So, what do you think? What’s on your list?


Top Ten Tuesday: Inspiring Quotes from Books



Top Ten Tuesday is an original meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a topic is posted and participating bloggers create their lists surrounding this topic.

This weeks topic is:

Top Ten Inspirational Quotes from Books

Here’s my list!

1) “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” –To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

2) “I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” — Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll

3) “Maybe the truth is, there’s a little bit of loser in all of us. Being happy isn’t having everything in your life be perfect. Maybe it’s about stringing together all the little things.” — The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

4) “Don’t you think it’s better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to just be okay for your whole life?”

— The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

5) “Promise me you’ll always remember: you’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think”

— Winnie the Pooh by A.A Milne

6) “That moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it”

— Peter Pan by J.M Barrie

7)“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” ‘- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

8) “If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.” ― The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

9) None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are.”
― The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice

10) “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” — The Minpins by Rhold Dahl


So, what do you think? What are your top quotes? (Inspirational or just some you like) Let me know!


Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Like To Check In With

Firstly, I’d like to say Happy Easter! I hope you all had a great weekend and had lots of chocolate to munch on!

Secondly, I’d like to say sorry for the lack of posts lately. There’s lots going on and I’m finding it really difficult to find the free time to create blog posts! Hopefully, things will calm down and I’ll be able to post more frequently soon. 


Here is my Top Ten Tuesday post! Enjoy!


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, a topic is posted and participating bloggers create their lists for the given topic.

Today’s topic is:

Top Ten Characters You’d Like To Check In With

So, here’s my list!

Tibby, Lena, Carmen and Bridget – The Sisterhood series by Ann Brashares

I adored this series and would love to see how they’re doing now! With the fifth book showing them as all grown up, I’d love to know that they’re still in touch!

Rory and Lorelai – Gilmore Girls series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and written by various

Okay, so this may be cheating as the books are based on the tv show, but I’d love to see how Rory and Lorelai are doing!

Darren – Darren Shan Saga by Darren Shan

I loved reading these when I was younger. Seeing the trouble that Darren got himself into and him going from a boy to a man was just great!

Khalil – Fuel to the Fire series by David Staniforth

Khalil is one of my favourite characters ever written and I would love to read more about him! A short story based on him would be perfect!

Ron and Hermione – Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling

I know the Harry Potter series will be on everyone’s list, but I’d love to see how Ron and Hermione are doing!

Kate – Fake Kate by David Wailing

I really liked this book and I’d love to see how Kate is doing. Especially after that ending!!

Searcy – Pie Girls by Lauren Clark

I loved seeing Searcy change from horrible and spoilt to a decent human being! I’d love to see how the pie shop is doing, too!

Flick – Flick Carter series by Tim Arnot

Flick is feisty and independent and I really enjoy reading about her adventures!


fancy_page_dividerSo, what do you think? Who would you include in your list?



Top Ten Tuesday: Childhood Books To Revisit









Sorry for not posting this yesterday. I’ve been very busy! image

Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a topic is posted and the participants then create their Top Ten list about that topic.

This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Books From My Childhood (Or Teen Years) That I Would Love To Revisit

Here is my list:

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants series by  Ann Brashares

I adored these books! They’re such fun! The film is great, too!
The Demonata series by Darren Shan

I loved the bits of humour injected into these books.
The Tracy Beaker series by Jacqueline Wilson

Yes, I’ll admit it. I was a Tracy Beaker fan! I loved how rebellious she was.
The Heartland series by Lauren Brooke

My grandparents always had horses when I was growing up, so it’s no surprise that I became obsessed with them! They’re gorgeous!

The Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz

I loved these books. I’m too scared to watch the film in case it doesn’t live up to my expectations!
Heidi by Johanna Spyri

I’ve still got my copy of Heidi! It looks VERY loved now!
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

I loved anything Dr Seuss! I loved the rhyming and thought it was very clever
The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

I was fascinated by the Greek Gods element in these books
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

This was actually the last book that my grandfather read to me before he passed away. We used to cuddle up on the sofa and read the classics and I had read/listened to most of the classics by the time I had finished primary school!

fancy_page_dividerSo, that’s my list! What do you think?

What’s on your list? Did you read any of these?