• Off into Manchester once again to meet one of my favourite people for some lunch🍕
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And to pick up a final few holiday bits! Not long now 💕
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There’s a review of Good Omens up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Myself and @sam_g_oldham binge watched the show too and my god it’s good!
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#qotd - what is your go to Pizza?
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  • Mild radio silence for a few days...I was so caught up in Dark Age!
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Well I’ve now finished it and I’m not entirely sure what to do with myself now...😭
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Tonight I’m off to see my favourite person and watch more Mindhunter! We’re rewatching the first season atm💕
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There’s also a raft of new posts up on my blog including a little look at some of my random holiday purchases.
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#qotd: what book gave you the biggest hangover?
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  • I’ve almost finished Dark Age and my god what a ride! Books like this remind me why I love reading.
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I can’t imagine how this series is going to be wrapped up in the next book🙈
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I plan on finishing it off today and then going baking with my favourite person💕
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There’s an unboxing of the @fairyloot July box on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - favourite kind of cake?
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  • A day spent in joggers with a good book is always a day well spent.
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Well, I did spend the morning ripping apart the house whilst tidying and clearing out 😂
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A little holiday purchase here. I’ve lusted after @diptyque products for ageees before I took the plunge.
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A little write up of the Vetyverio perfume is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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  • Who knew sipping cocktails all day and night would stop you reading as much?😂🍹
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A bit of a slower reading month but I had a lot of fun and a really good relax on holiday!
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Only 17 days till the next one with my favourite person💕
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My July reading Wrap Up is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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  • Spending a day on the couch again but for much less happy reasons. I am the worst patient when I’m ill 😭
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On a happier note I’m thrilled to be part of the blog tour for A Chain Against the Dawn by @drewwilliamsirl
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What an amazing novel! Think Illuminae meets Guardians of the Galaxy😍
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There’s a full review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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  • I am not moving from the couch today😂
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I have Netflix on, a tea and a blanket...what more could you need?☕️
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There’s a new post up...another Seraph of the End review😂 (Link in bio✌🏻)
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  • What a wonderful day yesterday 😍
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And another planned tonight!🍸
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There’s a review up of THAT Chanel Bronzer (Link in bio✌🏻)
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The holiday purchases now making their way onto the blog 🙊
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  • Can’t wait to head back to Ville Franche next year with my favourite person.
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Boat loads of wine and snazzy bruschetta 👏🏻
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There’s a little TBR up for the NEWTs read-a-thon up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: Have you got a favourite city abroad?
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  • Off to Southport today with some of my favourite people💕
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Pass me the fish and chips🍟
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There’s a new review of Volume Fourteen of Seraph of the End up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: What makes you think of the seaside?🍭🧜🏻‍♀️🐟
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  • Still playing a little bit of catch up with content I had planned...
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Admittedly, spending two weeks drinking cocktails was well worth it😏
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Tomorrow I’m off to Southport with Sam and some friends, then this weekend we’re off into Manchester for food and a night out🙊
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There’s a review up of Seraph of the End Volume Thirteen (Link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: What are your plans this weekend?
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Books Wrap Ups

Top 10 Books of 2018

January 1, 2019

Well, 2018 was certainly a year with many ups and downs. Both in my reading and in general. I started the year completely differently to how it's ending and I couldn't be happier. I've made some brilliant memories but I'll talk about that in a different post. Without further adieu, here are my Top 10 books of 2018.

Iron Gold* by Pierce Brown

Well duh. Of course this was going to be on this list.

Rating: 5/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

2. The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

You can tell by my review I had a lot of thoughts on this book and all of them positive. I absolutely adored this book, and I didn't mind reading it on my phone! I was sent an e-book copy in exchange for promoting the book and thank god I read it. I've always been and always will be honest in my reviews and I truly loved this book. It tackled so many topics that I feel very strongly about and did it with humour.

Rating: 5/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

 

4. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

I read this after being persuaded by one of my friends from work. I'd had the book on my TBR for a while but just hadn't picked it up. My god am I glad I did. This series has introduced me to an entire mythology and folktale culture I had no idea about. Vasya became one of my all time favourite characters. She's an anachronism personified and I adore her. I can't wait for the final book in this series.

Rating: 5/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Illuminae by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff

Yet another book I was pestered to read...and adored. So much so that when the lovely people over at Rock the Boat sent me a copy of Obsidio I screamed on a train platform. I was a very happy bunny. Illuminae marked me falling back in love with Sci-Fi and I need to read more this year. I have plenty on my TBR to be getting on with. This series was so unique, the story telling was unlike anything I've ever come across. Rather than prose its told through a series on documents, e-mails, maps and all manner of paraphernalia. I loved it.

Rating: 5/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire

I'd been wanting to read this one for ages and it fit perfectly with the Biannual Bibliothon 2018 prompts. Of course I didn't manage to get through this one during the read-a-thon but I'm so so happy I stuck to my TBR after it. I also read Down Among the Sticks and Bones and adored that one just as much. I'm so excited to carry on this series.

Rating: 4/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

OH MY GOD THIS BOOK. THIS SERIES. All of the yes. It's utterly incredible and Tomi is just the sweetest yet most kick ass woman ever. I am in dire need of the next book. The magic system in this world captured my heart, it's so interesting and compelling. I can't wait to see what happens next. Well, I'm a little scared to see what happens actually.

Rating: 5/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

This was perhaps my favourite book of the entire year. I absolutely adored this, it had me laughing, crying and frankly so so validated. I understood Eliza and her situation of feeling as though you must create in order to maintain a worth. I want all my friends to read this. I'm half tempted to try and convince Sam to give it a go...

Rating: 5/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Legendary* by Stephanie Garber

I will always love diving back into the world and magic of Caraval. Reading this book was like seeing an old friend, I felt warm and comfortable. Despite the fact that this book is anything but warm and comfortable. There was so much packed into this book. So many new characters, returning characters and a plot twist I don't think anyone was ready for!

Rating: 4/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

1. State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury

I was a little apprehensive reading this series as I'd loved the Sin Eater's Daughter trilogy for years. I didn't think anything could compare....I was wrong. State of Sorrow was just as good but for a completely different reason. There was so much political intrigue, sass and incredible plot. I adored every aspect of this novel.

Rating: 5/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

1. Frat Girl by Kiley Roache

Perhaps one of the most important books I read this year. It gave me the kick to start looking at certain things and frankly I'm all the better for it. Frat Girl is an unapologetic look at what it means to be powerful, to be a feminist but also to know when to acknowledge that your stance may not be the correct one. And it was bloody hilarious. I will now purchase anything Kiley Roache brings out.

Rating: 5/5

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Those are my favourite books of 2018.

What books did you love this year?

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x

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