My Fall & Winter Reads // 2015

December 09, 2015


Hello lovelies!

Since the colder months are upon us, I'm getting a lot more into reading again. In the summer I don't particularly have enough concentration to read/finish a book and enjoy it. To me, summer is quite exhausting and I do not want to have anything in my sweaty hands (tmi). So when fall and winter come around, I just want to snuggle into my fuzzy blanket on the sofa, light some candles and relax reading a book.

When I recently got my iPad Mini 4 (let me know if you want to see a What's on my iPad) I got a lot more into Kindle. I tried Audible a few times already but I'm honestly not the type to listen to a book, I can't really get into audio books, whenever I listen for a few minutes, my mind starts to wander and I think about random stuff, pretty much the same effect that you get when you are supposed to study for school.

Anyway, I downloaded Kindle and I love it. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing better than an actual, physical copy of a book but Kindle is travel friendly and saves a lot of space as well. I decided to buy physical copies of books that I want to display, such as the Harry Potter series, Lauren Conrad's Style & Fashion book, #GIRLBOSS, Alexa Chung's IT, Kim Kardashian's Selfish, etc. (you get my point) and buy the Kindle version for books I just want to read once, maybe twice if it's really good.

So for today's post, I wanted to give you a peek into my reading list for the next few months. Also, if you have any book recommendations, be sure to leave them down below for me!

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

"The first thing Sopia Amoruso sold online wasn't fashion - it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft and dumpster diving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless and working a mediocre day job she'd taken for the health insurance. It was there that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Eight years later, she is the founder, CEO and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer with more than 350 employees. Sophia's never been a typical CEO or typical anything and she's written #GIRLBOSS for outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when the path is winding as all hell and lined with naysayers."

I am usually not the type to buy books like this but after looking up a few quotes from the book and Sophia herself, I thought they were quite inspiring and so I wanted to see what the fuzz on the book by all the bloggers and Youtubers was about. I am definitely excited to be reading this book and hopefully get a few tips from it!

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

"Libby Day was just seven years old when her older brother massacred her family while she hid in a cupboard. Her evidence helped put him away. Ever since then she has been drifting, surviving for over 20 years on the proceeds of the 'Libby Day fund'. But now the money is running out and Libby is desperate. When she is offered $500 to do a guest appearance, she feels she has to accept. But this is no ordinary gathering. The Kill Club is a group of true-crime obsessives who share information on notorious murders, and they think her brother Ben is innocent. Ben was a social misfit, ground down by the small-town farming community in which he lived. But he did have a girlfriend - a broody heavy metal fan called Diondra. Through her, Ben became involved with drugs and the dark arts. When the town suddenly turned against him, his thoughts turned black. But was the capable of murder? Libby must delve into her family's past to uncover the truth - no matter how painful."

This book I finished two days ago and I loved it. I got into the story very quickly and after only a few pages I knew this book was worth reading and I was not wrong. Definitely check it out if you love books like that!

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

"A young woman is making a living faking it as a cut-price psychic (with some illegal soft-core sex work on the side). She makes a decent wage mostly by telling people what they want to hear. But then she meets Susan Burke. Susan moved to the city one year ago with her husband and her 15 year old stepson Miles. They live in a Victorian house called Carterhook Manor. Susan has become convinced that some malevolent spirit is inhabiting their home. The young woman doesn't believe in exorcism or the supernatural. However when she enters the house for the first time, she begins to feel it too, as if the very house is watching ehr, waiting, biding its time.."

After reading Dark Places, I had to get another book by Gillian Flynn. We all know Gone Girl which she also wrote and is now made into a book. I have to say that Gone Girl is the least interesting and appealing book out of all of her books but the short-story of The Grownup was giving it to me. I love all kinds of supernatural, ghost, demon, angel adventures. I cannot wait to get it on my Kindle!

Divergent by Veronica Roth

"One choice can transform you. Beatrice Prior's society is divided into five factions - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice must choose between staying with her Agnedation family and transferring factions. Her choice will shock her community and herself. But the newly christened Tris also has a secret, one she's determined to keep hidden, because in this world, what makes you different makes you dangerous."

We have all heard of this book series, it was also made into a movie and even though I never got along with The Hunger Games, I did seem a lot more interested in Divergent. I cannot wait to read this book and see what all the hype is about.

Harry Potter Series

Do we really need a synopsis of that? I don't think so.

I recently got this amazing collection of the series and it's by far the most beautiful one I have come across which is why I had to have it.

Angelfall by Susan EE

"It's been six weeks since the angels of the apocalypse destroyed the world as we know it. Only pockets of humanity remain. Savage street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When angels fly away with a helpless girl, her seventeen year old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.."

This is the book I am currently reading and so far I really like it. I love the angel subject as it reminds me a lot of Supernatural and if you know me, you know this is one of my favourite tv shows. This is a triology that I really look forward to reading the other books as well!

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