2017 wrap up and 2018 resolutions

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It’s 2018! As usual, I’m constantly surprised every time the first of a new month rolls around, but it means a refresh of my reading goals for the year.

Last year my target was 50 books, and I ended up reading a total of 32. Clearly I didn’t do so well, but I also finished a masters degree, wrote a 20,000 word dissertation, got a full time job and worked every day for three months. So in hindsight- 32 doesn’t really seem like too shabby an effort.

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I feel like I read quite a range of books last year, but towards the end of the year I definitely started reading shorter books in a bid to meet my goal (which obviously did not work). However- I also took on Stephen King’s absolute tome It, albeit in audiobook form. I wrote an entire review on it, and although I plan on reading more Stephen King this year, I do definitely prefer shorter books.

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Seven books in seven days

I’ve been a bit absent for the past two weeks, breaking my new goal of posting twice basically straight away.

But I’m back from my holiday, which means that I can now share with you all my holiday reads.

As I was reading on my Kindle, I don’t have any nice photos to share with you, so have some pictures I took whilst I was away.


1. Such Small Hands by Andrés Barba

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What Emma Read: The Girl With No Past by Kathryn Croft


First impressions before reading the book:

I bought this for my kindle on Amazon because it said if you liked Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train (both of which I’ve already read) you would enjoy this book. I read the description which says; But is Leah all she seems? Or does she deserve everything she gets?  Everyone has secrets. But some are deadly.” That sounded interesting to me so I decided to give it a go. I’d never heard of the author, or read any reviews on it, but it is rated 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

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