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Codiekinz’ Top 10 books of 2014!

I don’t know about you guys, but I love year reviews! Whether that’s the ‘Top 10 news stories of the year’, or even the ‘100 stupidest words that were used in 2015’, I love a nostalgic look back at the year. As this is the year I fell back in love with reading after finishing my degree (yay!) I figured the best review I could do is the 10 best books I read this year! Granted, not many of these books were actually released in 2015, but I read them and loved them.

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Bridget Jones – Mad about the Boy Review

I love Bridget Jones, from her giant knickers to her familiar ability to always say the wrong thing at the wrong time. I have read the first two books more times than I could even count and will watch the films whenever they happen to be on good old ITV2. It makes sense, then, that when I heard Helen Fielding was releasing a new Jones’ adventure, I was giddy with excitement!

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I love my Kindle!

As a lover of books, and an ex employee of one of the UK’s biggest bookshops, I should be ashamed to say that I own, and love, a Kindle e-reader. But I’m not. Not really.

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Lola and the Boy Next Door Review

Lola and the Boy Next-door is the sequel to the incredible, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. Of course, as I have already explained, I stupidly thought they stood alone and read the last two in the wrong order. As long as you’ve read Anna first, it isn’t a huge problem, but it is a little frustrating when …

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Isla and the Happily Ever After: Review

Before we start, I do realise that I read the second two books in this series in the wrong order, but it makes sense to review them in the order I read them. I didn’t realise it would be much of an issue, because I didn’t know that some of the characters cross over and the end of this story …

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Anna and the French Kiss Review

I’ll hold my hands up and say this: Different people have been recommending this book to me since it came out, and | genuinely had zero interest in giving it a go until recently.

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Tuesdays with Morrie: Review

Instead of throwing a bucket of ice over herself to raise awareness of ALS, my best friend nominated me to read the book Tuesdays with Morrie. Now, this is not exactly an obscure book, and so it is a shock to me that in the many weeks of news feeds being full of people’s ice bucket videos (and status’ of people complaining about it) not one person had mentioned this book.

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Review: The Skeleton Cupboard by Tanya Byron

Professor Tanya Byron is the Chancellor of my university, so this gives a few different layers to this review. Firstly, there’s a pretty big chance I would never have ended up reading this book, had I not found out about it at graduation (& thank God I did!), and secondly, due to the nature of the book, it was especially …

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Books that changed my life

I was recently asked on Facebook to list the 10 books that I feel have ‘changed my life’. It was just a quick list, but looking at my 10 majestic books (okay, I cheated and added series’, so kill me!) I decided there was too much to say than could fit on a status. So here goes! 1. The 5 …