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!
Continue reading Favourite books of 2016 | That awkward moment where I realise I’ve been reluctant with the 5 stars
Did June even happen?
It still hasn’t sunk in that here in England, it’s actually Summer now – not that the weather has done anything to help remind me. So all those books I’ve held off “until Summer when I have more time”…well, now’s the time.
Anyway, it’s the start of July, meaning a June Wrap-Up is needed. So here we are!
As always, this will be a long post so get comfy and enjoy!
I call this photo “The one in which I nearly give myself concussion trying to balance 9 books on my head”. Bit of a mouthful, but true.
Continue reading June Wrap Up
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This book goes against everything I’ve known as a reader.
A bit dramatic, yes. But let me explain.
Every single time I’ve tried reading non-fiction, I’ve never been able to finish the book. I just couldn’t get into non-fiction. I mean, it’s even in the blog name. A frolic through fiction. No mention of non-fiction here, no thank you.
Because I discovered the diary of Anne Frank, and finally…finally I found a non-fiction book I actually enjoyed.
So let’s talk about The Diary of a Young Girl!
Title: The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition
Author: Anne Frank – edited by Otto Frank and Mirjam Pressler
Publisher: Viking [Penguin Books Ltd]
Genre: Non Fiction, Historical, Classic
Series status: Standalone
Number of pages: 339
Continue reading The Diary Of A Young Girl By Anne Frank – A Heavy Heart For 1945
I know this is coming nearly a week into June. I was going to write it the weekend before and have it up early, but I knew I’d finish one last book in May after this would’ve been uploaded, so I delayed the wrap up a week to include it.
Anyway, the month of May seemed to drag out considerably for me. The books I read at the start of the month feel like a lifetime ago. But I’ve had a decent reading month, and a fair few fangirl moments towards the end of the month.
As always, this is going to be a long post, so get comfy and enjoy!
Continue reading May Wrap Up – Complete With Some Major Fangirl Moments