Happy Valentine’s Day! In my country, this is celebrated on June 12th, but since my boyfriend is European, we also celebrate it on February 14th. Do you have a Valentine’s Day tradition? I have to say I don’t have any… we both kind of keep it low key and maybe give each other chocolate or go out to have dinner… but nothing too much.
Anyway, if you have been reading my blog for a while, you probably know I’m not a big romance reader. I’ve never read a Nora Roberts, a Danielle Steel or a Nicholas Sparks book. I don’t mind reading romance in books, but I don’t particularly seek them out. Normally, my favorite romances are also from another genre, like fantasy. This comes probably from my own prejudices regarding the romance genre, for which I am not proud of (see what I did there?? No?? See the gif below then).
So I saw this post from Martha @ The Cursed Books and I thought it was so cool! So today I’ll be writing a similar post, selecting some books and pairing them with songs!
Penryn & The End of Days Trilogy
I’m pairing this up with… Heaven Knows, by The Pretty Reckless! Continue reading
One of the side effects of creating a blog and getting in contact with lots of people is that you get to know a LOT of books you normally wouldn’t be drawn to or even have heard of! Consequently your to-read pile gets enormous, but well. Below are some of the books I only heard about because of other bloggers and that I probably wouldn’t have read otherwise!
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, by Jenny Han
I don’t remember who had recommended this book, but I heard it was all cute and funny and very good representation… I picked it up last summer in the spirit of reading different things from my comfort zone, and I really liked it! It’s a really cute book and I’ll read the continuation somewhen soon!
If you are new to Netgalley, or if you are an international blogger and haven’t been approved for books for a while because a lot of books are just not possible for us to Request, but only Wish For but would still like to read some good books, I have a few suggestions! I haven’t read all of those yet, but I have them on my Shelf and have researched a lot on those books’ blurb.
Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen is a cute book full of comics that are so relatable!! Sarah’s work is very cool, cute and honest about adulting, making friends as an adult, being introverted, etc… Continue reading
I hope 2018 will be a better year than 2017 for all of us. I have high hopes that this year will be more full of kindness and open-mindedness, more bookish and less prejudicial.
Welcome to 2018!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful time. Do you have traditions for this time of the year? Here in Brazil it’s Summer, so a lot of people spend the turn of the year at the beach, watching fireworks and partying. Also, we eat lentils for luck, as well as 12 grapes, one for each month of the upcoming year. I particularly spend it with my family, but younger people will sometimes spend it among friends… it’s quite common in Germany to do that!
So, to the books that come out this year (that I know of) and I look forward to! Continue reading
These are the books I’ve read throughout the year which have left a strong impression on me, for one reason or another. Although many of those were published this year, I’ve decided against writing a post on the best books published this year, since it would be a much shorter assortment of books to choose from.
Best Contemporary Novels
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng was the novel I looked forward the most to reading this year and it didn’t disappoint! She has amazed me with Everything I Never Told You and this novel blew my mind and kept me turning pages. This novel deals with racism, privilege, sexism and prejudice. Celeste has officially made it to my auto-buy list and she definitely helped me start reading contemporaries.
Young Jane Young impressed me so much, too! I knew Gabrielle Zevin’s writing from another book I read by her, and this one is so absolutely amazing! Definitely a great feminist book, telling the story of a girl who becomes national news after being caught as the lover of a famous politician. It made me so angry, but also so emotional. Amazing book!
The end of the year is here and there’s no way I can read everything that came out this year, because this year was fabulous for the reading world, so much good stuff came out and honestly, I could spend the year just reading new releases and would not run out of things to read. I am pretty sure this list is incomplete, but that is what I came up with after racking my brain!
Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman
I have never read a book by Neil Gaiman before. There, I said it! Among all the stuff he wrote, this one really called my attention – my knowledge of Norse mythology is very superficial but I find it very interesting and I think this book will be a great way to get introduced to his work. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with this theme before, and this cover is SO gorgeous! I also have my eye on American Gods, Coraline and Neverwhere, but I need to start somewhere and I think this one is perfect. Continue reading
It’s Christmas! I hope you’re all comfy and had way too much food and have a lazy happy smile on you faces! I LOVE Christmas, so I wish a happy holiday to all of you! ❤ Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, whether you’re having a white Christmas or like me, a beach-weather one (I’m in Brazil!), it’s always a great time to see family, friends, get gifts or simply enjoy some peace and quiet (unless you have a Latino family, that is).
In this spirit of cheer and candy, I decided to write a cheerful post, with some awesome bookish stuff that happened this year to me! It’s nothing too grand, really, just small things I am happy about. Continue reading
so, the colder months are here, and thus we sink deeper and deeper into our couches, under fluffy blankets, hot beverage on one hand, a book on the other. Grab your Butterbeer and come check out some books recommendations that will be perfect for the cold months!