Book Title Appreciation | Because some book titles just roll off the tongue in that nice way

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It can’t just be me that really appreciates it when a book title is just SO GOOD.

Whether it’s one of those that catches your attention, or makes no sense, or just feels really good to say, there’s always those title that you just think “YES. I LIKE YOU.”

Or…at least there is for me.

So come on, let’s have some title appreciation!

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Favourite books of 2016 | That awkward moment where I realise I’ve been reluctant with the 5 stars

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Hi guys! How are you all doing? I hope all of you that celebrate Christmas had a wonderful time these past few days ❀

Today’s post is coming to you a bit later in the day than usual. With the festivities and general busyness of the season, I didn’t have time to write and schedule the post beforehand like usual. And let’s face it, it’s taking me longer to get back into the swing of things after taking a break.

But today, I’m bringing you my favourite books of 2016. The ones I READ in 2016, not necessarily published in 2016. Now, when I came to look through my Goodreads challenge to choose my favourites out, I was originally planning on picking out 16 for 2016. BUT…then I realised that this year, I’ve actually been quite stingy with my 5 star ratings, and there’s not that many I wanted to mention. However, I did rate a fair few books a 4.5/5 stars, and some of those are really close to being all-time favourites (and are definitely favourites for this year) so I’ve included those too, and managed to get 10.

So let’s talk about my favourite books of 2016!

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A Darker Shade of Magic: Book 3 TITLE REVEAL!

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Here we have another one of those spontaneous blog posts when an exciting bookish reveal has been made while I’m actually around to write a post about it.

So this time, we have one of my favourite series: A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab.Β 

And this time, we have a title reveal.

We can finally stop calling the third book ADSOM3!

So what’s the title of the third book? I here you ask…

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March Wrap-Up

March Wrap Up

So here we are, having reached the end of another month. Which means it’s time to do one of my favourite type of blog posts…a Wrap Up!

As always, I’ll be listing all the books I’ve read this month, along with what I’m currently reading, the blog posts I wrote this month (that weren’t reviews), and a few updates about my life in general.

This will be a pretty long post, so get comfy and enjoy!

March

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A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab

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*All review I write are spoiler free*

My life is just overtaken by Victoria Schwab lately. Early February I reread A Darker Shade of Magic, while eagerly awaiting the arrival of this book. The cover reveal of This Savage Song was yesterday. And now I’ve finished this beauty of a book, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

So let’s talk about A Gathering of Shadows!

A Gathering of Shadows

Title: A Gathering of Shadows

Author: VE Schwab (otherwise known as Victoria Schwab)

Publisher: Titan Books

Series Status: The 2nd book in the Shades of Magic series

Number of Pages: 508

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February Wrap Up

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February has been and almost gone, and for once this month felt like it lasted ages. Normally the months flash by without a pause, but looking back today and seeing which books I read, it actually seems like a lifetime ago when I read the books at the beginning of the month.

Anyway, as usual with these wrap ups, I’ll be sharing the books I’ve read, what I’m currently reading, a list of posts uploaded this month, and a life in general updates section.

This is going to be a long post, so get comfy and enjoy!

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February Book Haul! (It’s a big one)

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I got a lot of books this month. A LOT.

But it was my birthday, so I guess it’s excusable?

But I’m not even sorry. My reading material is sorted for a few months now so I’m happy. Plus I’ve been really wanting most of these books for months now, so…yeah.

This post will be long enough on it’s own, so I won’t ramble any longer.

This will be in three sections: books I got before my birthday, ON my birthday, and after.

Let’s jump right in!

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A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic review

*All of my reviews are spoiler free*

This was a REread for me!

I first read this book at the very beginning of 2015 (I think) and loved it the first time round, and since the second book is being released later this month, I decided it was about time I Reread this beauty. So now when my Pre-order of A Gathering of Shadows arrives, I’m all set to jump right in!

PS. I spent WAY too much time taking the review photo (below). I had the idea with the hand and black stone, and wouldn’t give up on it. So the results are as you can see. And yes, the black stone thing is actually relevant to the story – people who have read it should understand πŸ™‚Β 

A Darker Shade of Magic

Title: A Darker Shade of Magic

Author: V.E. Schwab (otherwise known as Victoria Schwab)

Publisher: Titan Books

Series Status: The 1st book in a series

Number of Pages: 384

My Rating: 4.5/5 stars!

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Top 10 anticipated releases of 2016

Now that it’s nearing the end of the year, I’ve decided to make a post about my top 10 most anticipated releases of 2016. Some of these don’t yet have specific date, or even a cover/title. But I know they’re on their way, and I’m eagerly waiting their arrival.

(Note: I got all release dates from Amazon or Goodreads)

Top 10 anticipated releases 2016


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Series I have yet to finish

Series I have yet to finish

I have this habit of buying books that are completely unrelated to each other, instead of buying the next book in a series I’ve started to continue on. So I have A LOT of series I haven’t yet finished.

This will be split into two different section: Series where the books have all been released and I’ve just not gotten round to continuing yet, and Series that I am up to date with, but need to wait for the next books to be released to finish.

There will be Goodreads links for the 1st books in the series, if you want to check them out.

So…let’s do this!

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