5 Fave Books I’ve Read Over the Summer

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Bonjour…

So I have the most diverse taste in books, as you’ll be able to tell from this post. I will literally read anything! Here are some of the best I’ve come across this summer holiday:

 

  1. Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture by Joshua Levine

I went to see the Christopher Nolan film Dunkirk at the start of the holidays and it was amazing. However, I felt ashamed of myself! Even though I’d studied History to A Level, I had very little knowledge about what had happened at Dunkirk. I decided to buy this book of the history behind the film to get more of an in-depth knowledge on the subject. I found it to be the most interesting book vie read in a long time! It’s full of hundreds of little anecdotes from serving soldiers in WWII and in those who were involved in the Dunkirk evacuation. And, even better, I feel like I’ve learned a lot on the subject.

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  1. Dunkirk: The Screenplay by Christopher Nolan.

(There’s a theme here…). A friend of mine bought this for me when I said I loved reading screenplays, I know, what a good friend! I really enjoyed the film (as I said) but was unsure how the screenplay would read as there is very little dialogue in the film. It was a really enjoyable read and, having seen the film, it’s easy to imagine scenes and what is actually going on, like watching the film all over again!

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  1. Songs About a Girl by Chris Russell

Told you it was diverse. This book caught my attention in WH Smith as part of the Zoella book club. I love a good fan-fiction style read, and this is a classic ‘normal girl meets famous guy and he somehow likes her’, as if, right? But it’s a fun read all the same…

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  1. The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Bear with here… I went on a lil weekend away to Stratford-Upon-Avon this holiday. I absolutely love Shakespeare. I studied English Literature at uni and did a module on Shakey himself, which was my fave. The Tempest is my favourite play and I haven’t read it for YEAR. The gift shop in Stratford were selling BEAUTIFUL versions of the plays so I (obv) had to buy the best one. I also really enjoy reading plays (and screenplays) as I find them so much simpler to read- they just cut the faff out, don’t they?

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  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

My next challenge is to read the Harry Potter books. I would call myself a Harry Potter fan as I know a lot about the franchise, but I haven’t read the books in order since they came out (I was seven when the Philosopher’s Stone came out)! And so begins the Harry Potter challenge…

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Thanks for reading,

I’d love to know what books you’re enjoying this year, as I’m always looking for reccs!

Emily xoxo

 

‘Stuck on the Puzzle’- My Debut Novella!

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Hey guys!

I am very excited to finally announce the publication of my very first novella! It is available to download on Amazon Kindle (or the Kindle app on iPhone or iPad)…

I would absolutely love for you to read it and leave a review to let me know what you think!

It’s only around 5,000 words, so a short story, and only costs £1.99, so what have you got to lose, really? 😉

Give it a go!

ElectricEmily

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