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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June Wrap Up

June wrap up

Did June even happen?

Apparently so.

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.

June

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Wanting To Find The End In Isla And The Happily Ever After By Stephanie Perkins

Isla and the happily ever after

*All reviews I write are spoiler free*

I did it! I finished the series!

It only took me two years and a reread. But still.

So instead of rambling on, it’s about time this review made its appearance on my blog.

Let’s talk about Isla and the Happily Ever After!

Isla and the happily ever after

Title: Isla and the Happily Ever After

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Publisher: Usborne

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Series Status: The 3rd book in the Anna and the French Kiss trilogy

Number of Pages:  375

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Basking In The Creative Side Of Lola And The Boy Next Door By Stephanie Perkins

Lola and the boy next door

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Finally finaLLY FINALLY!

I’ve finally continued this series beyond the first book!

*Throws glitter into the air*

AND I’m currently reading the last book…so I’ll finally finish this series, after 2 years!

*Throws more glitter confetti*

Let’s talk about Lola and the Boy Next Door!

Lola and the Boy Next Door

Title: Lola and the Boy Next Door

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Publisher: Usborne

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Series Status: The 2nd book in the Anna and the French Kiss trilogy

Number of Pages:  373

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May Book Haul – How Do You Manage To Accumulate Books Without Even Realizing?

may book haul

Well apparently it’s June.

May did actually drag for me. When I look back at these books, they all feel like I got them a lifetime ago. Well, apart from the last three, which I got a couple of days ago.

About that: The last three books I technically got on June 1st, BUT…I’m hoping not to buy any books in June so they’re being put into this book haul rather than be missed out.

And the title?

That’s because with this month dragging out so much for me, I managed to accumulate nine books in May without even realizing it. Probably because of a combination of me not buying all of them/ I’ve already read some of them/ and I got them over such a wide span…or so I thought.

So that’s enough rambling. Here’s the books!

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That Huge Build Up Of Books That I Hope To Read This Summer

summer TBR

You know when you sort of keep buying books and you really want to read them all but you don’t know when that’ll happen so you keep planning to read them soon and then you end up in a huge tangle of “oh my goodness what do I read now?!?”

Well, that’s basically what this post is.

I suppose this is a TBR, since I’m actually planning on reading these.

But these books are the books I hope to read this summer – well, all the books that I OWN that I plan to read. No doubt I’ll end up buying more. And obviously I’ll be reading more than just these books.

This was originally going to be a Top 10 post, but …well…there’s more than ten 😀

But anyway, I’m rambling.

Here are the books I own that I hope to read this Summer!

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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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