My To-Read List

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Hi guys! I'm currently 3 short weeks out from exams and therefore don't exactly have the time to be reading as much as I'd like to (or at all!) In times like these I like to keep track of all the books that I hear about by making a list of all the ones I need to get my hands on as soon as time allows! I thought I'd share a few of the titles that are on my list at the moment, which I will definitely be looking out for once exams are through!

The Girl On The Train-Paula Hawkins. This is one of those books that I've seen around and heard about so many times and never picked up for some reason! I think this was mainly because I didn't really know what it was about, but I read a review of it on Instagram the other day and I'm now really interested in giving it a go! Psychological thrillers aren't normally my type of books, but you've gotta branch out sometime right?

Milk and Honey- Rupi Kaur. I found out about this book when it was mentioned by the lovely Sara in one of her recent book hauls -I wanted to get my hands on all of the books she mentioned, but this one sounded particularly intriguing! The poetry style is outside of the things I usually read but I'd be very keen to give it a go!

When We Collided- Emery Lord. Apart from having the most gorgeous cover you've ever seen, it sounds so good! From what I've heard it deals with issues such as grief and bipolar disorder very well, which I'm definitely interested in reading more about!

A Study In Charlotte- Brittany Cavallaro. Anything to do with Sherlock I just have to read-something to keep me entertained until the next episode eventually comes out perhaps?! Goodreads reviews on this one are quite variable so I'd be very interested to see how a YA take of an old classic plays out!

Have you guys read any of these? What else should I have on this list?
Kate x

Universal Studios Japan

Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Hi guys! So I recently got back from a week in Japan, and one of the big highlights of the trip was our day at Universal Studios! I've actually never been to a theme park before, so this was a super exciting day for me-plus who could not be excited about Harry Potter World?! I thought I'd share a few of my photos and stories with you all before I manage to forget it all in crazy pre-exam stress!

Book Review- The Moonlight Dreamers

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Hi guys! On Monday I handed in my final assignment for the semester, which was such a huge relief! In celebration of getting through a crazy couple of weeks at uni, I thought I'd treat myself to a new book and this is the one I chose. It's been a while since I've written a book review (or even read a book for that matter!) so I thought it was about time I brought you another!

The Moonlight Dreamers is a book about four girls tied together by their passion to chase their dreams. Although all very different, the girls find common ground in their struggles to stay true to themselves and support each other through all the challenges they face. Although I felt that this book was targeted at a slightly younger age group than me, I still enjoyed it and really connected with the issues it dealt with. 

1. It will give you that little kick of inspiration to keep believing in your dreams! It's very uplifting and cheerful, with strong themes of staying true to yourself and chasing down your dreams no matter how difficult it may seem. It's sure to leave you with warm fuzzies and renewed inspiration! 

2. It has four very strong but very different characters, meaning most people will relate to at least one of them. I could definitely relate to elements of each of the girls and I'm sure you guys would be able to as well! They face various issues including parent troubles, bullying and homosexuality, which I'm sure most people will find both interesting and relatable. 

3. It's a fairly easy read-I finished it in less than 24 hours! It was a really nice little escape from the world for a while, I'd definitely recommend it if you're looking for a new read that isn't too heavy. 

"Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." -Oscar Wilde

What have you guys been reading lately? 
Kate x

September Playlist

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Hi guys!
I apologise for the somewhat late playlist this you might have guessed if you follow me on Instagram, I've been a bit distracted gallivanting around Japan in the last week! (Keep your eyes peeled for a blog post about it soon!) I considered skipping the playlist this month as it's already October, but I've done it every month this year and I really didn't want to break the tradition. So here's a playlist of the songs I loved the most in September!

Avalanche- Fletcher. This is such a cheerful song!

Come First- Terror Jr. 

love you with the lights on- morgxn.

Alarm- Anne-Marie.

Wasted Love- Lush & Simon.

Take On Me (kygo remix)- a-ha. I absolutely love the original and I love the chilled out vibe of this remix even more! 

Broken- Tritonal.

Hymn For The Weekend (Seeb remix)- Coldplay.

Surviving- Sondr, Joe Cleere.

Feels Like Summer- Sons Of Maria. This will just put you in a happy, tropical mood all day long! 

Don't Go Wasting My Love- KDL, Sessi.

So Alive- Beyond Beyond.

How To Be A Heartbreaker- Marina and the Diamonds.

Bubblegum- TOTEM, Aalias.

Recess- Golden Coast. Repetitive and catchy as heck, you are definitely going to get it stuck in your head! 

Through Your Eyes- Britt Nicole. Britt Nicole's new song, I'm totally in love! 

Influence- Tove Lo, Wiz Khalifa. I'm a massive Tove Lo fan, I know I'm going to love all of her songs before I hear them and this was no exception!

Rest Of My Life- Electric Bodega.

I Wanna Be That Guy- Matthew John Kurz.

Keep Up- Felix Cartal, Steph Jones.

Something Wrong- Timeflies. I can't get enough of this one lately, it has such a good beat! 

So that's it for another month! As always, you can find this playlist on Spotify here

Happy October everyone, hoping it's a month of happiness and warm fuzzies! Do let me know what songs you're loving at the moment! 
Kate x