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LauraLoves Ultimate Teen Guide Book Challenge

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I actually have this book - although I think my copy has a white cover, so I might have a slightly different version - I bought it ages ago for inspiration and to get recommendations, but I never thought to incorporate it into a challenge. Fab idea and one I'd love to join in with if that's okay?



Yes that's fine haha :) I really need to update this and see where I'm at as I haven't for about a year! Might do that this afternoon :D

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I'm saying these books were read in 2016 as I cant find when I read some of these.


2016 Book 1 - Alex Rider Series - Anthony Horowitz


​Age Rating - 12+


​Recommendations - Chris Ryan Alpha Force - Survival and Rat Catcher (UTBG)

​                                 The Power of Five Series - Ravens Gate - Anthony Horowitz


​My Thoughts - I read some of this series but gave up in the end as a lot of the books were similar. I think I'd have enjoyed it more if Id have read it in my teens.


​Rating 3/5


2016 Book 2 - The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde


​Age Rating - 16+


​Recommendations - Is Heathcliff a Murderer? John Sutherland

​                              Good Omens - Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (UTBG)


​My Thoughts - I couldn't really get into this book - it was a little bit too out there for me which is a shame as I really wanted it like it!


2016 Book 3 - James Bond Books - Ian Fleming


Age Rating - 16+


Recommendations - Patriot Games - Tom Clancy

                                  Silverfin - Charlie Higson (UTBG)

                                 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (UTBG)


My Thoughts - I'm about halfway through this series and I'm really enjoying it. it is quite dated now but it does transport you back to the James Bond era.

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2016 Book 4 - Just William Series- Richmal Crompton


Age Rating - 12+


Recommendations - Jennings - Anthony Buckeridge

                                 Down with Skool - Geoffry Willians (UTBG)

                                 Adrian Mole Series (UTBG)


My Thoughts - Ive read the first two in the series and I really enjoyed these. It does take you back again to a time ago but very enjoyable and one I'm going to read to my little boy when hes older.


2016 Book 5 - 1984 - George Orwell


Age Rating - 14+


Recommendations - Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury (UTBG)

                                  The Man in the High Castle - Phillip K. Dick (UTBG)

                                 Keep the Aspidista Flying


My Thoughts - This was another book that I struggled with - I just couldn't get into it which was a shame


2016 Book 6 - Secret Diary of Adrian Mole - Sue Townsend


Age Rating - 12+


Recommendations - The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

                                  The Queen and I

                                  Falling into Glory


M Thoughts - Ive read this book a couple of times and I really have enjoyed it - its so funny and it captures the essence of growing up.


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2016 Book 7 - The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic- Sophie Kinsella


Age Rating - 14+


Recommendations - Shopaholic Abroad

                                 Does my Bum Look Big in This? (UTBG)


                                 Jemima J (UTBG)


My Thoughts - this book was ok - I read it a couple of years back but it was much more appealing to me back then to now!


2016 Book 8 - Sherlock Holmes Stories - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Age Rating - 12+


Recommendations - PD James Innocent Blood (UTBG)

                                 Inspector Morse Books (UTBG)

                                 A sight for Sore Eyes - Ruth Rendall (UTBG)

                                 Clouds of Witness Lord Peter Wimsey Books (UTBG)


My Thoughts - I loved these stories when I read them a couple of years back and I've still got a few more to go - they are brilliant.


2016 Book 9 - Stormbreaker Anthony Horowitz (a repeat book of the Anthony Horowitz series)

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