Happy July everyone, I hope you had a productive month and powered through your June TBR’s. I didn’t get through quiet as many books as I’d hoped – don’t I always – due to packing up and getting ready to move. Luckily I persuaded my mum to let me pack my treasured bookshelf on the final day (What? Boxes make the pages yellow and besides – I just couldn’t bare to box them up yet!) so though my room may be looking a little boring I still have my beautiful bookshelf lining my wall. But, the best thing about moving into a new house is getting the chance to buy a new book shelf! I’m so excited (please don’t judge me!) because I haven’t had a new shelf in about eight or nine years and it’s getting rather full. I think I ran out of shelf space last year and yet they still accumulate! I’m planning to do a DIY built-in case, one which will take up an entire wall in my room so once I’ve moved and got it finished I’ll do a book shelf tour (you may be waiting a month or two though!). Anyway, sorry for my side story and now back to the wrap-up/TBR. I managed to read 5 books and start 2 amongst my boxing and packing which trust me – if you saw my house you’d be astounded I manged that many.

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Hey Bloggers!

The weekend is fast approaching with Friday just within our slights and, the end of June which means it’s time for me to announce the  Tea Leaves Book Club July read!

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Fantasy Recommendation


Hey Bloggers!

As you may have seen at the Tea Leaves Book Club we were reading fantasy this month. Our theme was ‘other realms’ and we read  ‘A Court of Mist and Fury’ by the reigning queen of YA/NA fantasy Sarah J. Maas. As the month of June comes to a close and we prepare for July and our paranormal month I thought I would recommend some more of my all time favorite Fantasy books to you! These books fall under a variety of sub genres such as; high fantasy, low fantasy and urban fantasy so hopefully you’ll find something to your tastes. And, don’t forget to join us for discussions at the book club’s goodreads group.

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A Court Of Mist And Fury by Sarah J. Maas

To the stars who listen—and the dreams that are answered.

17927395Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.
Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.
With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

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Magic Mondays ~ Cinderella


Happy Magic Monday bloggers x (although on Tuesday… sorry for the delay guys!)

In keeping with the tradition of the Snow White Magic Monday, today we are discussing books that are all things Cinderella. Whether they be inspired by this classic tale in part or full,a retelling or even just novels with characters or plots that remind me of the kind, optimistic heroine from Disney’s classic film. Much like last Monday, the novels featured below are gathered from various genres so that hopefully there should be a retelling to suit each of your refined reading pallets! Cinderella is one of my favorite Disney films and one of my favorite princesses. Why? Maybe because her story explores universal themes which still resonates with both children and adults alike today. Cinderella teachers us the importance of never letting ugly experiences and grief darken our beautiful hearts. She shows us that not only can a new pair of shoes change you live but we must take control of our own destiny. When her dream prince didn’t come to whisk her away from the abuse and misuse she was subjected too she went out and got him. Cinderella showed us that kindness and courage is a superpower. Keep on reading for 6 magical tales as enchanting and unique as Cinderella’s own glass slippers…

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Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

No25966791 one is like Daemon Black.
When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well… There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.
But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.
After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.
Together we’re stronger… and they know it.

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Magic Mondays ~ Snow White

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Good morning everyone, happy Magic Monday!

Today I’m excited to tell you all about an exciting new weekly themed post I’ve created. So
it’s no secret that I love all things Disney, so I’ve combined it with my other favorite thing: books – because we all love a good retelling every now and again. Each week I’ll bring you a new character and a whole lot of books inspired by that character or their fairy tale. These books will span across a wide range of different genres so there should hopefully be a retelling to suite everyone’s refined tastes. This Magic Monday I’m bringing you everything Snow White because what better way to kick off our first Magic Monday than with the princess who started it all? Snow White, she was the sweet compassionate princess of the Disney lineup. She was the very first animated character to ever feature in a full length animated motion picture and also the very first animated character to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Snow White is gentle and soft spoken, her trusting nature often leading her to trouble who’s songs filled our childhood. Keep reading to find six enchanting books inspired by our leading lady that are no poison apple! Read More »