3 Read, 3 Reading


At one point in my life I would devour a book a day, but sadly at the moment grown-up chores get in the way and reading takes me a little longer.  That being said, I’ve been trying to prioritise reading in my schedule and have found a little more space, so thought it was about time I shared a little book update.

The Read List:

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – I actually finished this at 3am after picking it up at a midnight launch, because my inner child Harry Potter fan appears to still be going strong! I won’t say too much on this one to #keepthesecrets, but I will say that I loved it, and will now spend my spare time trying to track down play tickets!

Caitlin Moran’s How To Be A Woman – This was a giggle throughout but strangely empowering at the same time. It’s the first book I’ve read by Ms Moran and am now planning a few more. Full of laughs and plenty of important stuff too, I’d recommend this to anyone who is a woman, and also probably to anyone who isn’t.

Nicola Yoon’s Everything Everything – I loved this, despite not expecting to. It’s not my normal kind of read, but once I was a few chapters in, I couldn’t put it down. It’s a good YA but not too floaty or too much of an airy fairy love story. The plot was exciting, addictive, and one I’d recommend to anyone after a good story to devour quite quickly.

The To-Read list:

Emma Gannon’s Ctrl Alt Delete. I’ve been meaning to read this for ages after going to Emma’s book launch, I’d saved it for my holiday but ended up doing far too much snoozing in the sun and not enough reading! Also on my list are Anna and the Swallow Man, by Gavriel Savit, and Lisa Jewell’s The Girls, all of which I will report back on once I’ve finished!

What are you reading at the moment?

  • missgetaway

    I just finished Emma’s book and absolutely loved it. Such a fun read. Now I’m reading Matt Haig’s “The Humans”. Such a lovely read.

    Love, Kerstin

    • Carrie

      Ooh I have that on my shelf actually, that’s reminded me to dig it out, thank you! 🙂

  • I really want to read Ctrl Alt Delete by Emma, it sounds fab!

    Lucy | Forever September

    • Carrie

      Yes! I’ll let you know how I get on with it 🙂

  • All books sound amazing but as a Harry Potter fan I´m so excited to red the Cursed Child! I recently finished Jane Eyre and think I need something totally different 🙂


    • Carrie

      Ahh Jane Eyre is in my top 3 favourite books ever! Would definitely recommend the Cursed Child though 🙂

  • How To Be A Woman sounds good!

    • Carrie

      I’d definitely recommend it! 🙂

  • floral feather

    Harry Potter and How to be a woman are both on my list. I’ve just started War and Peace, but I’m not sure it’s for me!
    Zoe | floral and feather

    • Carrie

      I started that once and didn’t get very far, it’s a heavy read! x

  • I’m currently reading Dracula because it’s nearly Halloween and it’s one of my faves and I’m going to read Ali Smith’s How To Be Both after 🙂


    • Carrie

      Ooh of course! I haven’t actually got any halloween reads on my list, perhaps I should plan some! x

  • Laura Torninoja

    Can’t wait to read Ctrl Alt Delete – it sounds so good! You need to let us know what you think once you’ve finished it 🙂 x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • Carrie

      I will do! 🙂

  • I’ve finished All The Light We Cannot See recently and since then I’ve been scouring bookstores for something similar or better. Very well crafted, it’s pretty hard to beat. Ctrl Alt Delete sounds interesting!

    • Carrie

      Ooh fab, I will add that to my list! Thank you! X

  • I started and finished Everything Everything over the weekend and loved every bit. I had read a few terrible reviews that made me worried I wouldn’t like it, but if you take it for what it is (and remember what it was like to have your first crush/love) then it’s fantastic.

    • Carrie

      I totally agree, it actually surprised me quite how much I enjoyed it! Glad you loved it too! x

  • Kat

    The sixth and final instalment of the Rogue Herries saga. This is a little known family saga, but fabulous, spending 6 800 page small-print books!

    Also reading the cookbook Love & Lemons!