2015 Reading List...

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One of my New Years resolutions this year is to read more. I love reading but rarely do it because I feel like I never have time yet despite this, my list of things to read just keeps getting longer and longer.
The Beginning of Everything // Robyn Schneider
'The Beginning of Everything' is a book about a boy named Ezra who believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for them - a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. According to one reader, Robyn Schneider 'takes a cliche plot and turns it into a rollercoaster of emotions and events.'

The Perks of Being a Wallflower // Stephen Chbosky
I love the film but have never read the book so thought it was about time I did as a lot of people have recommended this to me. This books tells the story of Charlie a freshman; whilst he's not the biggest geek in school, he's by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it. He is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first date and mix tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite.

Billy and Me // Giovanna Fletcher
Billy and Me is the debut novel from Giovanna Fletcher and tells the story of Sophie May who has a secret, a secret she's kept for many years. This secret has meant she's had to give up her dreams of going to university and travelling the world to stay in her little village, living with her mum and working in the local teashop. Then one day she meets Billy - an actor with ambitions. And when they fall in love, Sophine is whisked away from the comfort of her life into Billy's glamorous - but ruthless - world.

The Virgin Suicides // Jeffrey Eugenides
This is the story of five Lisbon sisters - beautiful, eccentric and obsessively watched by the entire neighbourhood. The boys that once loved them from afar are now grown men who are determined to understand a tragedy that has always defied explanation. Why did all five of the Lisbon girls take their own lives?
Lolita // Vladimir Nabokov
One of the most controversial of the 20th century, Lolita is a strange troubling love story told by one of the most unreliable narrators in literature. Humbert Humbert becomes obsessed by 12 year old Lolita and seeks to possess her, first carnally and then artistically. Is he in love or insane? A silver-tongued poet or a pervert? a tortured soul or a monster? Or is he all of these?

Me Before You // Jojo Moyes
Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend. What she doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane.

How to Build a Girl // Caitlin Moran
"What do you do in your teenage years when you realise what your parents taught you wasn't enough? You must go out and find books and poetry and pop song and bad heroes - and build yourself." This story is set in the 1990's and focuses on Johanna Morrigan, a 14 year old who shamed herself so badly on local TV that she decides there's no point in being Johanna anymore and reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde.

When Summer Ends // Isabelle Rae
Chloe Henderson has never been one to break the rules or push the boundaries but during her summer break, she and her friends use fake IDs to sneak into a club. It's there that she meets handsome and alluring bartender, Will Morris. They hit it off immediately, growing closer with every passing day. But like every summer, it has to end sometime. Chloe's senior year approaches and there's a shock in store when she returns to do her final year at school. Will is there too, but he's not a student...

What books do you plan on reading this year? Or can you recommend any you have read over the last year?
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  1. lovely selection! i read lolita quite a while ago and i really liked it, and funnily enough i just finished reading how to build a girl and there's a review up on my blog! i really want to read perks of being a wallflower and the virgin suicides, my friends have all recommended them - great post!

    fashion, beauty and an existential crisis

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    1. Lots of people seem to be reading 'How To Build a Girl" I'll definitely go give your review a read! xo

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  2. fab list! ive started lolita and im half way through and i am aiming to finish it this year ! :)
    I read and loved how to build a girl and i am desperate to read some of misses fletchers work


    em @ afternoonbookery.com xx

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    1. So many people are reading 'How To Build a Girl'! I can't wait to get it xo

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  3. this is a great list! i'm always looking for something new to read. the perks of being a wallflower is one of my faves. i've already got the virgin suicides & lolita on my kindle so should probably get on with reading them! how to build a girl sounds really interesting, will have to download it xx

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    1. I can't wait to start and read 'How to Build a Girl' xo

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  4. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes is a book I've just recently read, I think you'll enjoy it - it's just an easy, girly read. How To Build A Girl is now on my list of books to buy now!
    Lou Barker xo

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    1. I love easy reads so that's good to hear! I can't wait to start 'How to Build a Girl' xo

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