Good evening! That was a good episode of Carmilla, and I still 100% would recommend watching it to anyone who’s interested in trying something new. I won’t say much in case I spoil anything for you but I will simply say “gay and broody”. You’ve got to love Natasha’s way of portraying her character. But I promised you a look at my TBR pile.
So I promised you a list of my books that I plan on taking on holiday with me this year. I can normally manage about 1 book a month when at home or university. But holidays bring out the bookworm in me again. I think it has something to do with the sun and being able to relax with zero worries or stresses. I can’t even read at night on holiday, it’s all done either on the plane or by the pool. Do you find the same?
But rather than keeping you here longer than you want to be – I don’t want to be labelled as one of those bloggers who gives her full life story rather than what you’re actually interested in!
My TBR Pile for Ibiza 2015
1. Carmilla by Sheidan Le Fanu
This one is here for (hopefully) obvious reasons. But you’re possibly new here and haven’t read back on my previous posts. The YouTube series Carmilla I mentioned at the start of this post is loosely based on a novella by Sheridan Le Fanu. It was written before Dracula and is not only based on a female majority but also focuses on a lesbian relationship. I’m already a quarter through and loving it! I know that means it probably doesn’t count as a holiday TBR Pile book if I’ve started it before the holiday… but you can just go with it. Get your copy here!
2. Desperately Ever After by Laura Kenyon
One part Sex and the City, two parts Real Housewives, and three parts Brothers Grimm, Desperately Ever After is an adult fairy tale that sprinkles women’s fiction with elements of fantasy and asks readers to rethink everything they know about happy endings. With laughter, wine, and a brand-new take on old-fashioned chivalry, these friends see each other through life’s trials one secret at a time. Get your copy here!
3. The Diary of an Expectant Father by Pete Sortwell and Graham Peterson
Not only is Graham Peterson unlucky in his choice of careers, he’s also been terrible with women throughout his adult life. That changes when he meets Alison on a work night out. Unfortunately for Graham, however, things change so drastically that within a month of dating Alison he gets the news that Alison is having a baby. He’s about to become a new father and he’s terrified. ‘The Diary of an Expectant Father’ is a male pregnancy journal which charts the months leading up to what should be the happiest day of a young couple’s life, but with a relationship so new and a career so bad, can Graham keep everything together for the sake of his unborn child? It’s a light-hearted but interesting looking book, and having bought it back in February I decided it’s time to add it to the holiday TBR Pile! Purchase your copy here.
4. The Girl In Between by Laekan Zea Kemp
I got this free through the Kindle app store, so I’m not sure what it’ll be like. Might be good, but I just know for a 2 week holiday I’ll probably clear at least 6 books off my TBR Pile so this is a good easy addition. Plus, if I don’t like it then I don’t feel like I’ve wasted money!
5. Grey by E L James
Judge me all you want, but I quite enjoyed both the Twilight Saga and 50 Shades of Grey. I’ve been looking forward to reading Grey, and am even happier it’s sitting in my Kindle library so no one can see what I’m reading beside the pool! Remember seeing everyone and their grannies reading 50 Shades when it first came out? No thank you, I’ll keep my soft-core literotica private from the others around the pool this holiday! If you, like me, want to read Grey, you can get your copy here!
6. The Housewife Assassin’s Handbook by Josie Brown
Every desperate housewife wants an alias. Donna Stone has one—and it happens to be government-sanctioned. But Donna earned it the hard way. Her husband was killed the day she delivered their third child. To avenge her husband’s murder, Donna leads a secret life: as an assassin. But espionage makes for strange bedfellows, and brings new meaning to that old adage, “Honey, I’m home…”
Again, I’m not sure about this book. But I got it for free on my Kindle, so it might be worth a read! If it tickles your fancy, you can get your copy here.
7. Mom Con by Karl Fields
Meet Anita Henry, a hard-working, single mom trying to launch her own business after losing her job. To top it all off, her ex-employer is suing her for stealing company secrets. Corporate espionage? Please. Her single greatest offense was a high school fashion felony. But when a shady court ruling forces Anita to cease and desist, she’s determined to get revenge. There are two ways to get money: you can take it or someone can give it to you. Thanks to an elaborate nightclub scam, Anita’s old boss is about to hand over a small fortune. That is, if Anita’s lazy brother, her deadbeat ex-husband and a sketchy music manager don’t bring the whole thing down first.
All the above books on my holiday TBR Pile can be found on Amazon Kindle or in your local book stores I’m sure. I bought and downloaded them all on my Kindle, and that’s how I plan on reading my way through my TBR Pile. I used to fuss and say “I will never use a Kindle, I enjoy a physical book too much” however when I got my Kindle Fire for Christmas 2014 I soon fell in love. It’s so easy to carry around with me and it’s already packed for Ibiza. Don’t get me wrong, I still love physical books and buy them whenever I get the chance! However if it saves on my weight allowance, who am I to complain? I mean, could you imagine reading an average of 1 book from my TBR pile every day and a half? I’d have no space in my suitcase for my actual clothes!
Somewhere in the middle of working through this TBR Pile, and my current TV addiction, I also have resits to revise for… Don’t know when that’s going to happen… Slightly concerned about that… But I’ll figure it out, I always do. Apparently the hotel has been redecorated and now has free wifi in all the bedrooms so at least I’ll be able to download papers and questions.
I’m currently shattered but don’t want to sleep yet because I’ve to complete an online check in at 6am however it makes more sense to sleep now and do it as soon as I wake up… Any advice?
Hopefully hear you sometime over the next few days! I’ve got a lot left to do and a day of work as well. But for now, I shall retire to watch episode 7 of 24. Feel free to chat to me about my TV addictions or my latest TBR Pile!
Thanks for reading 😊