Good afternoon bookworms!
No WWW Wednesday today because nothing has changed since last week!!
However, it is my birthday today!! (For those of you on the other side of the planet, by ‘today’, I mean 19 June.) And to celebrate turning the ripe old age of 36 (yup, I can’t believe I’m admitting it either), I am doing this tag that I have seen floating around recently.
There’s also an update from our move (and my
new LIBRARY) below if you want to see!!
BIRTHDAY CAKE – A book with a plot that seems cliche but you adore it anyway
100% new favourite The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. It’s an enemies to lovers office romance and I finished it a couple of weeks ago, and just CANNOT STOP THINKING ABOUT IT. I’m not even ‘low-key’ obsessed any more.
PARTY GUESTS – Your most anticipated book release this year
Would this even be a post if I didn’t mention Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff? (Yes, I have preordered both the UK and US covers…) Although, The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black is not far behind this one!!
BIRTHDAY PRESENTS – A book that surprised you with how much you loved it
The Nevermoor series by Jessica Townsend blew my mind. When I heard it was for lovers of HP I’m always dubious, but this might even be better!! (You heard it here first people!)
THE HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONG – A book that certainly deserved all the hype it got
I know not everyone loves The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black, but I love it. The Cruel Prince was an anticipated read last year, and I devoured The Wicked King in January as soon as it was released. All I can say is bring on November!!
HAPPY MUSIC – A book with some very beautiful and truly memorable quotes
I’m trying not to double up here (and I know this post is looking a lot like my Top 10 faves of all time!!) but if I can’t use Nevernight, then I am 100% using Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Boys.
Two of my fave quotes:
“Is this thing safe?”
“Safe as life,” Gansey replied.”
She recognized the strange happiness that came from loving something without knowing why you did, that strange happiness that was sometimes so big that it felt like sadness.
For more beautiful quotes from this series, go check out this Goodreads thread. (But be careful because as it’s quotes from the book there may be spoilers!!)
SWEET BIRTHDAY MEMORIES – A book that kept you incredibly happy during a sad or demanding period of your life
I definitely needed to read the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor at the time I did. I was super stressed and upset about some things that had happened at work. They also pushed a complete and utter joy of reading YA into my life.
We moved. Also, I finally got my room sorted last night, so to experience the joy of having my own personal library space on my birthday was probably the greatest gift of all. I’ve put some pics on Instagram, but I’ll add them below for you to see (plus a bonus because my armchair arrived as well)!! ?
The books haven’t been organised… that’s for another day when I don’t have to cart 16 tonnes of cardboard downstairs to our recycling and unpack more boxes… But I’m thinking rainbow shelves?!
Anyway, if you’re still with me, THANK YOU for all your support the last couple of weeks while I’m trying to get some semblance of order back in my life. I love you guys – you’re the reason I’m still blogging away!!