♡ My Summer Reading List ♡

This summer, I’ve (finally) had a lot of time to catch up on my reading. My list had been growing pretty long before that, so thank god summer came ’round. Here are the books I’ve been loving this summer, and hopefully, you will too.

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1. Ignite Me

The third book in the ‘Shatter Me‘ series by Tahereh Mafi, this book was jaw-dropping. From heart-warming romance to thrilling adventure, this book left me reeling for more. I can actually and truthfully say that it was un-put-down-able (that’s probably not a word). I read it from cover to cover in just 24 hours and let me just say, my feels have not yet recovered. Definitely the top on this list.

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2. Mad About The Boy

Another Bridget Jones book, finally! This is the third one in the series by Helen Fielding and was the perfect summer beach read (which is, incidentally, where I read it). Jones is back almost 2 decades later with two kids and several more misadventures. All in all, amazing.

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3. 12 Years A Slave

Until this years’ Academy Awards came about, I had no idea that a book like this was ever written, not to mention over a century ago by Solomon Northup! So of course, I ended up reading (and loving) it! Written by a free black man in America, this book will give you the shivers (of delight, of course).

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4. Landline

This book by Rainbow Rowell was surprisingly good. I was of the opinion that there are only this many tragic divorce books you could read before getting sick of them, but I was (not for the first time) mistaken. An amazing read about a woman who realizes that her love for her husband is not enough to save their marriage.

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5. The Book Thief

A mind blowing novel by Markus Zusak, this book had me totally caught. It is, in short, the story of a young girl who is sent off to a foster family in Germany as World War 2 breaks out. Being a great lover of books makes her ‘The Book Thief’. Truly a well-written masterpiece.

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6. Revenge Wears Prada

This long-awaited sequel to ‘The Devil Wears Prada‘ by Lauren Weisberger did not disappoint (unlike most sequels which are a diluted mush of their more famous prequels). The claws-out rivalry is back, and its wearing high-end designers.

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Stay lovely!

Deliya x 🙂

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My Summer Bucket List

It’s summer time, and that can only mean one thing : summer break is round the corner! So much time, so little to do. You know this summer is going to be amazing – you don’t know how or when or why, but it’s gonna be great! Here’s a couple things I’m going to be doing this heat-down before my summer kicks its proverbial bucket and if you’re looking for a little inspiration, I hope this helps!

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1. Go to a concert

2. Read a book every week

3. Go to the beach

4. Go to a carnival

5. Have Movie Nights

6. Learn that sport you’ve always wanted to

7. Volunteer at the animal shelter

8. Have a bonfire night

9. Have gaming marathons

10. Hit the mall

11. Have water fights

12. Have a picnic with friends

13. Buy a Bubble Gun

14. Go camping

15. Learn how to bake cookies

16. Go hiking with my family

17. Have a fireworks show

18. Write a story

19. Finish reading all my wait-list manga

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That’s all for now!

Stay amazing!

Deliya x 🙂 

♡ Some Of My Favourite Things ♡

These days I’ve been having to work harder than I ever have in all my life.

It’s been really stressful and super challenging and all I really want is to slow down, even if it’s just for a while.

I thought it was time for a little well-deserved break and so, here I am, typing out on my computer in the dark of this little town, some of the most pleasant things I can think of and things I love and enjoy.

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 1.  Tea

Keep calm and drink more tea.

2. Books

My favourite, to be honest.

3. Writing

Blogging – anything to get the creative bursts out

4. Anime

Anime, manga, cosplay – it doesn’t matter – I’m obsessed.

5. Puppies

OK, let’s be honest, who doesn’t?

6. Naps

I mean, seriously, sleeping is underrated. *knackered*

7. Dresses

8. Music

More specifically, dubstep and instrumental

9. Old TV Shows

I mean, come on.

10. Chess

I don’t know. #sorrynotsorry

11. Football

RMA are Champions & Kings – ’nuff said.

 12. Carnivals

The last time I went I was bloomin’ 11 years old! It’s been ages!

13. My PS3

You name it.

14. My Polaroid

Need I say more?

15. Pretty Odds and Ends

All things kawaii.

16. My Bow Collection

Can we just take a moment?

17. Mary Kate and Ashley

Because they’re the only other twins I know.

18. Christmas Time

Everyone’s happy – it makes me feel kinda glad.

Stay amazing!

Deliya x 🙂

 

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Random Thought #4: Roald Dahl

I’m not sure if I’m the only one, but all through my pre-teens I read almost nothing but Roald Dahl. The man is my childhood (apart from J.K. Rowling, of course). So, I thought it only fair to dedicate this one for him on Roald Dahl Day, for the world’s No1 Storyteller on his birthday.

If you have’t heard of Roald Dahl, then I’m sorry, but you need to get your behind off that chair, log off, and READ. And if for some strange reason you don’t own a copy of one of Dahl’s finest tales, make sure to go and purchase them from Amazon. He is one of the best known novelists of all-time and his writing style is humorous and very engaging – it ranges from pure made-up fiction to dreams-come-true and ever lasting friendships. I truly enjoyed reading every one of his books.

I think my favorite, as a kid,(apart from Charlie and the Chocolate factory) was Matilda. The story’s about a young girl who’s a genius since birth but her parents dislike her and are too wrapped up in their own lives to see it. When she starts school, however, her teacher, Miss Honey notices her extraordinarily talented brain right away and is ready to help her get where she deserves, but add a scary and mean headmistress (Miss Trunchbull), an uncertain past, and some groundbreaking newfound supernatural powers, and you have one messy situation. I’m not going to give the story away, but I just loved this book as a kid. Of course, now I’ve outgrown it (its probably for 8-11 year olds) but its still worth reading.

All in all, he was an amazing writer and his name is a must-have on every bookshelf.

Happy reading!

Deliya x 🙂