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CollectionsYour library (733), Currently reading (4), To read (611), Read but unowned (487), Favorites (60), Read in 2006 (23), Read in 2007 (42), Read in 2008 (41), Read in 2009 (55), Read in 2010 (71), Read in 2011 (60), Read in 2012 (54), Read in 2013 (43), Read in 2014 (58), Read in 2015 (35), Read in 2016 (49), All collections (1,221)

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About meI'm a 29 year-old English lass, living in the beautiful Peak District with my family and our three cats, Millie, Domino and Leo. I used to run a second-hand bookshop with my mum, and had a book blog called Book Addicted Blonde. Things that make me happy include blackbirds singing, bright flowers, simple food and smart sitcoms. I'm @agoddamnpiazza on Instagram.

My 75-Book Challenge for 2016:

A few of my favourite books:
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
Books, Baguettes and Bedbugs - Jeremy Mercer
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
Attachments - Rainbow Rowell
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Warm Bodies / The New Hunger - Isaac Marion
We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver
Biblioholism - Tom Raabe
Notes from a Big Country - Bill Bryson

Watched: OITNB season 1
Ate: Buttered toast with honey
Listened to: The 6am news on Radio 2
Bought: Christmas presents, of course!

2016's reading:
1. Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie
2. Knots and Crosses (Rebus 1) - Ian Rankin
3. Zoo - James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
4. Very British Problems Abroad - Rob Temple
5. 21st Century Dodos: A Collection of Endangered Objects (and Other Stuff) - Steve Stack
6. Newtown: An American Tragedy - Matthew Lysiak **
7. The Pearl - John Steinbeck
8. Give a Boy a Gun - Todd Strasser
9. The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet - Dr Michael Moseley
10. A Long Way Down - Nick Hornby **
11. The Pirates! In an Adventure with Napoleon - Gideon Defoe
12. Plain and Simple: A Woman's Journey to the Amish - Sue Bender
13. An Age of License: A Travelogue - Lucy Knisley
14. Breathing Room - Marsha Hayles
15. American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis **
16. Little House in the Big Woods (Little House 1) - Laura Ingalls Wilder
17. Brooklyn - Colm Toibin **
18. Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell
19. It's Kind of a Funny Story - Ned Vizzini **
20. Gold - Dan Rhodes
21. Biblioholism: The Literary Addiction - Tom Raabe
22. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde **
23. My Family and Other Animals (The Corfu Trilogy 1) - Gerald Durrell
24. The Suicide Shop - Jean Teulé
25. Kindred Spirits - Rainbow Rowell
26. Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer **
27. The BFG - Roald Dahl
28. Back to the Wild - Chris McCandless **
29. A Play on Words - Deric Longden
30. The North Water - Ian McGuire
31. Sex Criminals, Vol 1: One Weird Trick - Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
32. The Age of Miracles - Karen Thompson Walker
33. Horrorstör - Grady Hendrix
34. Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture - Peggy Orenstein **
35. All My Puny Sorrows - Miriam Toews
36. Zoo 2 - James Patterson and Max DiLallo
37. Cliffs of Despair: A Journey to the Edge - Tom Hunt
38. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games 3) - Suzanne Collins **
39. Exchange - Paul Magrs **
40. Goblin Market (Penguin Little Black Classics) - Christina Rossetti **
41. Overcoming Panic and Agoraphobia - Derrick Silove and Vijaya Manicavasagar
42. Going Vintage - Lindsey Leavitt
43. Eligible - Curtis Sittenfeld **
44. Miss Ranskill Comes Home - Barbara Euphan Todd **
45. The Big Tiny - Dee Williams
46. The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides **
47. Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir - Jenny Lawson

** = favourites of the year so far

About my libraryI have a bit of everything in my library - fiction, science, classics, biography, history, you name it! I have a tendency to fall hopelessly in love with fictional characters so if there's a brooding (anti)hero in it, it's probably a keeper. I have FAR too many unread books on my shelves, but that never stops me buying more. I made a collection of 'Read but unowned' books, which will hopefully continue to get bigger as I try to donate books I won't reread to our local charity shops. I used to keep a vague wishlist on here too but stopped because it was too difficult to maintain; I now keep it on Amazon instead, so that I can add and delete things fast, no matter where I've acquired them. :)

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2016

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Charlie Brooker, Bill Bryson, Deric Longden, Daphne du Maurier, Caitlin Moran, Chuck Palahniuk, Rainbow Rowell, J. K. Rowling, Tabitha Suzuma, Oscar Wilde, John Wyndham (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBookstore Brierlow Bar, Scarthin Books, Waterstone's Chesterfield

Favorite librariesChesterfield Library


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Member sinceJan 28, 2008

Currently readingDawn of the Dumb by Charlie Brooker
Christmas Dodos: Festive Things on the Verge of Extinction by Steve Stack
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, and Other Lessons from the Crematorium by Caitlin Doughty
The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World by Christina Crook

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