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Book Review: The Actual One by Isy Suttie

* I have received this book for review from the publisher but this in no way affects my review *

Title: The Actual One
Author: Isy Suttie
Source: NetGalley
Publisher: Orion 
Rating: 3/5 stars







Book Summary from Goodreads

Isy Suttie—stand-up comedian, actress and songsmith—has reached her thirties and realised her life is never going to be what she expected. She'll never become that tennis champion, be an expert in birdsong or make a living from playing pinball. Yet Isy maintains her trusty "glass half full" attitude to life. Why? From goldfish-murdering mothers and housemates obsessed with VAT to boyfriends who don't appreciate gifts of homemade human-sized penguins, Isy delves deep into the vaults of her memory, writing with warmth, agonising honesty and sharp humour to bring to life all of the scrapes that optimism has led her into.

Book Review Summary:

The Actual One is a wildly funny autobiography which is a must for those people in the twenties.

Book Review: 

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20 things I have learnt in 20 years.

As I am sitting here writing this blog post, I should be editing a blog post that I am going to be assessed for, but instead, I am writing this.  I'm just gonna get to the point, this is the last day that I am going to be a teenager, and as I am writing this tomorrow, the day that I am going to post this I am going to be 20. 20. I think it is too early to have a mid-life crisis, but seriously I'm turning 20 really? Anyway, I have seen lots of posts about the things that people have learnt in 20 years, and I wanted to do one so here goes...

1. You will grow up, it is a fact of life but your age is nothing but a number, and you can always be young in your heart.

2. You will lose touch with people. It is a fact of life but even though you will lose contact with people does not mean you can't think about them every day.

3. Your passions are important, don't forget them. If you think that you are alone in these passions, you are probably wrong. Find those people and don't …

Favourite Books of 2016

2016 has been a great reading year for me. For some reason juggling blogging, a university degree and some free time, I managed to read over 160 books. Yeah, I have no idea how either. But with all these books comes the really hard decision to pick my favourite books because I read a lot of good ones this year. As I have read lots of books this year, I am also going to do favourite graphic novels/ comics too. So let's get started with my favourite books...

The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas

Although I didn't love Throne of Glass which I read in 2015, I really loved this book as it was definitely nice to see the "origin" story of Celaena which I loved so much. I also really love the relationship of Sam and Celaena. 










The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger 

I am one of those people who always says they hate classics but although that is still the case, The Catcher in the Rye was different. I loved this book, it just felt so much like a YA book that I just did not ex…

ALL THE READATHONS: A Wrap Up

So around the end of December, I took part in two readathons as I mentioned on the blog, I was going to take part in Cramathon which I did but I just never posted a wrap-up. In the last few days, I also took part in #SundayYAthon which I also thought that I would discuss in the blog post. So let's get started...

Cramathon:

Cramathon started on 16th December at 12 am and finished at 12 am on the 23rd December and was hosted by WhittyNovels and Aprililus Maximus. The aim to read as much as possible to complete your Goodreads goal. Although I had already finished my Goodreads goal by this point, it was nice to read more books and just to try and get my TBR down. There were some challenges for the readathon and I did try to complete them all. Here is how I did...

Challenges

1. Read a book under 200 pages

I read Marly's Ghost by David Levithan. This book was OK and it was an easy read but I just did not connect with the story and the characters.










2. Read 2 books in 24 hours

I finished Ston…