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Girls Love To Read

Last month I downloaded two of Ann Aguirre’s new New Adult novels based entirely on the fact all of the titles in the trilogy are Back Street Boy titles. Yes, I am that shallow. I love the Back Street Boys. It’s so old-school, and I’d love to know if Ann loves them as much as the rest of the world do. (SHE MUST, SURELY!) I absolutely devoured I Want It That Way – finding Nadia and Ty’s story.

Soooooo since I was the only person who hadn’t seen or read The Fault In Our Stars, I’ve been rectifying that recently. I read the book on the plane home from England (yes, bright idea Leah) and it made me cry (not as much as it did for some people, but enough since I was on a plane – it’s never really okay to cry on the plane but I was by myself and no one noticed!!!).

If you don’t already know I live in Tenerife. One of seven islands that make up the Canary Islands, near Africa but they’re Spanish islands. Why is this relevant? For some reason, publishers are obsessed about where their readers live! I don’t live in the UK or America or Australia, and I never see “We accept Spanish requests only” on Netgalley, because to be perfectly truthful Spain doesn’t seem to have much of a book scene.

We’ve been able to run some really awesome giveaways on the site, but the one we have for you today is probably the best of the lot. Today we are giving away a KINDLE PAPERWHITE. I KNOW!!!!! #amazing, right? Thanks to the fabulous Iva-Marie Palmer, author of THE SUMMER, we are giving away a Kindle Paperwhite, loaded with The Summer plus a The Summers-themed Kindle cover! YAY! Exciting stuff, eh? This is a US ONLY giveaway!

Today we’re kicking off a two week tour for Amy Griffin’s novel BEFORE YOU SAY YES! The tour is taking place for the next two weeks, so if you want to keep track of the tour (and you should – because there’s some AWESOME content coming up during the whole 10 days including reviews, giveaways, interviews, guest posts…) We’re kicking off the tour, with a review to come later on today and here’s the rest of the tour schedule.

When I was offered the chance to review The Good Girl, I was quite excited, as it was being outed as this year’s Gone Girl (which I still haven’t read…). I enjoy books with a psychological edge, having read The Accident by C.L. However, I must confess that the last two thrillers I’ve read haven’t really been on their a-game.

For a while now it’s been quite difficult for me to continue to receive review copies from publishers – publishers are starting their own websites to give copies to book bloggers, and they’re UK/Ireland residents only; publishers aren’t willing to send to Spain; and people will offer copies and then not bother sending them. It’s tough, I will confess. One of my greatest pleasures has always been seeing what post arrives each day – it’s such a privilege.

For those who regularly read the site you’ll know by now that I love the New Adult genre, and I adore the fact that it has brought me some fantastic new authors to enjoy and read! Cassia Leo is an author who I know is very popular on the NA scene, and so when I spotted her Shattered Hearts trilogy on Netgalley, I downloaded all three immediately, although I have yet to read them so when I was offered the chance to take part in Cassia’s blog tour for the UK publication of her new book Black Box, I was very excited. It sounded like a fantastic novel and I liked the idea of fate being a major player in the book, I quite like the idea of fate, although I’m not always so sure I believe in it and I was very excited to see how Mikki and Crush’s paths had intertwined so many times.

If you dig too deep you could probably find a lot wrong with Black Box, but I took it for what it was and I rather let all the nonsensical, too-good-to-be-true stuff slide because it made for a better story. So what if there were no repercussions for what Crush did, or that there were too many instances of fate, when there was an awesome love story unfurling between two characters who deserved nothing better than to find each other?! I read books for enjoyment, not to tear them apart and it’s the work of a great writer when things that might usually bother me, don’t. I’ve learnt to just go with the flow when I’m reading and I just loved Mikki and Crush’s story. It’s not all butterflies and flowers and pie-in-the-sky happiness, but I liked that meeting Crush forced Mikki to perhaps re-think what she wanted with her life, to live, and that was beautiful. I loved Black Box, sure it wasn’t perfect, but I loved getting to know Mikki and Crush and barely put the book down once I’d started it!

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About us

Girls Love To Read started life as Chick Lit Reviews (And News) back in March 2009 as a place to discuss all my favourite Chick Lit books, but over the years my reading habits have evolved and changed and I am no longer the Chick Lit only girl I once was! I am now far more open to new genres, and I will read anything that appeals to me – Chick Lit, Young Adult, New Adult, Crime, Literary. As long as the cover and synopsis appeal to me, I will give it a shot!

The site has had many, many different designs and ideas over the years, but I have finally settled on something that suits me as a blogger. There are no more days where three posts go up each and every day (I just don’t have that much to say, it turns out) and now I post what I want, when I want. I primarily review a book every day (I have to keep up!) but you can also find other, shorter reviews on my GoodReads page (I’ve found I don’t always have the unbiased review words for books these days) so if you want my full, unfiltered opinion, add me as a friend on GoodReads! (This is mostly for the books I DNF.)

As well as an avid book reader, I am also an avid lover of American TV shows so introduced during 2014 is more TV-centric talk, where each week I discuss what I’m watching, as well as what I’m reading. I’m also offering more insight into my life, and into my blogging life, and talking about anything and everything so while this blog will always be a book blog, I’m unafraid to post about anything that I feel like posting about! :)

Thank you for stopping by the site – it really means a lot. And if you’ve read all of this, you must be a star.

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Meet The Girls



Hi, I’m Leah, I am the owner of the site and reviewer of most of the books and I love to read. And watch American TV shows. And did I mention the reading thing? I read ALL of the time. Before work, after work, on my days off…. Whenever I can – you have to when you have a TBR pile like mine that’s in the 100s. I’m 24, I live in Tenerife and I work at Iceland the supermarket (yes, there is an Iceland in Tenerife – four in fact). I watch way too many American TV shows, but they’re addictive and I don’t want to give them up and I am a long-suffering Manchester United fan.



Holly is 23 years old and lives in The Midlands with her three Miniature Dachshunds and a large collection of shoes and handbags. She works as a Library Assistant and a few of her favourite things in life include books, creative writing, music, and brightly coloured nail polish.


Belinda Fidler is an aspiring author, blogger and reviewer. She was born in England but now lives near Sydney with her family, dogs and horses.

She loves writing and reading (especially chick lit of course), running and riding – and is a big fan of Arsenal FC.

Follow Belinda on twitter @belindafidler


Catherine has been an avid reader ever since she can remember: as a child she was lucky enough to live yards away from the library and she still reads hundreds of books every year. Even so, her Mount ToBeRead never seems to get any smaller. She has worked in a pharmacy, been a teacher and then spent a few years playing with spreadsheets. She is now an editor and writer who, like Holly, lives right in the middle of England.

I hope you enjoy the site and I hope you’ll become a regular visitor!

Books You Must Keep on Your Bedside Table


When was the last time you read a good book? A book that simply made you want to leave this reality and engage in a totally different world where you were one of its characters? Maybe you have a daily established habit of reading something interesting. If this is the case, it is great because reading is the best possible activity for your brain and soul. Just imagine yourself entering the Victorian world by reading books like Persuasion by Jane Austen. You will wake up in the morning feeling like you have just had tea with your close, smart friends and cannot wait for the evening to come again.

Well Educated Girls Read Good Books

Well educated girls know how to gain pleasure out of beautiful things and activities like reading. Houston escorts also have this habit that they use to relax their mind and learn new interesting things about different cultures, places or other worlds. If you have ever met one, you have definitely noticed this due to their advanced knowledge in various fields of activities.

You must have had a blast hearing Houston escorts talk about great books they have read and which you cannot wait to discover. They will recommend you relaxing books like Wild Swimming Walks by Margaret Dickinson and Sarah Saunders or motivational ones like Drive, The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink.

The same as the other parts of our body, the brain also ages but specialists have discovered ways in which to delay this process. Reading is one of the methods they recommend in this case. Why? Because this activity enables important parts of the brain to become more flexible, allowing you to improve your problem-solving and pattern recognition features.

Not to mention the simple pleasure of relaxing while travelling along with your favorite characters or letting them show you a different world and perspective. Houston escorts have made this their regular before bed activity and have fun reading every day. These are girls who enjoy living their life basing it on everything that is beautiful and worthwhile.

Houston escorts from http://www.escortdirectory.com/escorts-houston-tx-101/ like to meet new people, travel around the world and appreciate the beauty of art and reading good books. They always have something new and interesting to tell when they meet someone new. When you go out with Houston escorts you can never get bored. You will hear stories about holidays spent on exotic locations, great people they met and things they have learned from them. They just want to have a good time with you and share the beauty of their life with people surrounding them.

Discover the Pleasure of Reading

Two other great books to discover before going to sleep are Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Someone Who’s Been There by Cheryl Strayed The FreeMind Experience: The Three Pillars of Absolute Happiness by Tom Fortes Mayer and. Whereas the second one will help you relax and learn ways to discover yourself, the first recommended book will make you laugh and learn things by discovering the funny life experience of other people.

Reading is simply the type of activity that we should never forget about because it comes with more benefits that we can even imagine. Forget about stress, deadlines and life challenges – pick a good book this evening and let your mind enter the magic world of its characters.