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Favourite books of 2017

Favourite books of 2017

Since I left the bookshop four years ago, I’m rarely up-to-date with my reading. Thanks to Booktube and social media, I’m at least aware of the books that are being published but most of the books I read didn’t come out in 2017. Now that we’re coming to the end of the year, it’s time to make a list of my favourites. Books that I enjoyed immensely. Books that made me lose track of time. There weren’t that many in…

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Top 5 Wednesday: Characters on the Naughty List

Top 5 Wednesday: Characters on the Naughty List

I thought I’d give this one a different twist, because “naughty” doesn’t equal “evil” in my book. And I didn’t feel like talking about the characters I don’t like. So here are my top 5 “naughty” characters: Nik – Gemina (Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff) Nick isn’t the nice boy next-door, he’s part of a gang and he deals drugs. That being said, he’s not ‘evil’. Throughout the book, he tries to do the right thing. He’s also a terrible…

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books I'm Thankful For

Top 5 Wednesday: Books I'm Thankful For

Honestly, I’m thankful for all the books I’ve read so far. Simply for the opportunity, for being able to read them at all. I’m giving you five groups instead of books, because in this case choosing really is losing. YA In General Seriously, there are so many great YA books out in the world. I only had Harry Potter and Twilight when I hit that age. So I’m thankful for all the amazing YA writers, creating books that close the…

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books I'm Thankful For

Top 5 Wednesday: Books I'm Thankful For

Honestly, I’m thankful for all the books I’ve read so far. Simply for the opportunity, for being able to read them at all. I’m giving you five groups instead of books, because in this case choosing really is losing. YA In General Seriously, there are so many great YA books out in the world. I only had Harry Potter and Twilight when I hit that age. So I’m thankful for all the amazing YA writers, creating books that close the…

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Top 5 Wednesday: Nostalgic Book Boyfriends

Top 5 Wednesday: Nostalgic Book Boyfriends

Characters you swooned over when you were younger. (Goodreads page with information here) Most women say that Disney Princes have ruined real men for them. In my case, it’s male characters from books and movies/TV-Shows (Disney princes aren’t my thing unless you count Loki ’cause Marvel is technically Disney, right?) I read a lot of Dutch/Flemish books when I was younger, most of which you’ll never have heard of. So I decided to just go for Book Boyfriends in general….

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Top 5 Wednesday: Problematic Faves

Top 5 Wednesday: Problematic Faves

Characters you don’t want to love, but you can’t help liking. This is going to turn into a round of who’s your favorite morally gray character… because you know, hero’s are boring. They just want to do the right thing. It’s the inbetweeners I want to read about. They always end up being the compelling ones. Let’s go! Draco Malfoy He’s a bully, I know, but I can’t help but like him. I always wanted to know more, always wanted…

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books Featuring Witches

Top 5 Wednesday: Books Featuring Witches

I apparently haven’t read a lot of witchy books. So I split this challenge into “Read” and “To be read”. First of, books I read: 1. Uprooted by Naomi Novik Loved this book and its earth magic. It has lots of atmosphere and by the end I wished I could just keep reading forever. 2. Outlander – Diana Gabaldon You might not think of Outlander when it comes to witches but Geillis Duncan was actually one of my favourite characters….

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You've Read Because of Booktube/Blogging/etc.

Top 5 Wednesday: Books You've Read Because of Booktube/Blogging/etc.

I have to admit. I find a lot of inspiration on Booktube. So this is an easy topic for me. Now it’s only a matter of choosing five :). In case you don’t know Top 5 Wednesday, you can find all the info here. 1. Eliza and her monsters – Francesca Zappia I don’t read a lot of contemporary books so when I feel the need to pick one up, I go looking for recommendations from people I trust. That’s how…

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You've Read Because of Booktube/Blogging/etc.

Top 5 Wednesday: Books You've Read Because of Booktube/Blogging/etc.

I have to admit. I find a lot of inspiration on Booktube. So this is an easy topic for me. Now it’s only a matter of choosing five :). In case you don’t know Top 5 Wednesday, you can find all the info here. 1. Eliza and her monsters – Francesca Zappia I don’t read a lot of contemporary books so when I feel the need to pick one up, I go looking for recommendations from people I trust. That’s how…

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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Fancasts

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Fancasts

Discuss your preferred fancasts for some of your favorite characters. (Fancasts means actors you’d like to play your favorite characters or imagine your favorite characters as) I chose to pick out my favorite male characters (with one exception). Let’s Go!! Rhysand (ACOTAR) – Tom Ellis Kaz Brekker (Six of Crows) – Cillian Murphy The Darkling (Grisha Trilogy) – Ben Barnes Kell (A darker shade of magic) – Eddie Redmayne Marie Laure & Werner (All the light we cannot see) –…

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