• 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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#blogger #beauty #beautyblogger #diptyque #perfume #bloggerlife #bloggersofinstagram
  • 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 Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Books That Aren’t Set In/Inspired By A Western World

September 13, 2017

What is Top 5 Wednesday?

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes on YouTube. Here is the link for the Goodreads group where you can find the list of topics and such. 

Books That Aren't Set In/Inspired By The Western World

5. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Oh I can't wait for the next instalment of this series, it seems so far away though. This was the first book I read set in a non-western world and I adored it. I loved the second book Traitor to the Throne even more. That one centred more the palace of a sultan - not too dissimilar to that of the Ottoman Empire. There's a running theme here that when I'm introduced to a new era/area I want to know as much as possible about it. 

I have a review for Traitor to the Throne* here.

The Goodreads pages are here & here

4. A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin

For the most part Game of Thrones takes part in a medieval setting, Winterfell, King's Landing etc. To me however Dorne has more of a Moroccan feel to it. Essos also feels more like a Middle Eastern setting what with all the markets,  the description of the buildings and the climate. Whilst reading the series and also watching the tv show I always adored the chapters and scenes set in Essos...and not just because Dany is one of my favourite characters. 

Goodreads page here

Flame in the Mist* by Renee Ahdieh

This is the first book I'd read from Renee Ahdieh, now I want to read anything and everything by her. I fell in love with everything about this novel. The characters, the setting, the plot. But mainly Mariko and Okami. It was wonderful being exposed to their respective cultures and also the setting. I know next to nothing about Feudal Japan but after reading Flame in the Mist I want to know more. I must know more.

There is a review on the way...

Goodreads page here. 

Bride’s Story by Kaoru Mori

I wish this topic hadn't been as difficult as it was. It's definitely opened my eyes to the fact that I need to expose myself to other kinds of settings. I have a fair few on my shelves but I just haven't got to them yet. If possible I wanted to avoid putting any manga on this list. I read a butt tonne of it, I could've filled three lists with the amount I read... But I had to include this one. Although it's a manga series A Bride's Story takes place on the 19th Century Silk Road. A different yet cool setting. Highly highly recommend. 

Goodreads page here. 

2. Six of Crows* by Leigh Bardugo

I wasn't entirely sure if this counted or not, but I had seen other people add Six of Crows to their lists and figured why not! From what I gathered in the books, and after an extensive google search and many many viewings of interviews the Six of Crows Duology, like all the books in the Grishaverse take place in an alternate Russia. Heavily influenced by the folklore and language. Since reading them I've been incredibly interested to learn more about Russian Folklore. 

I have a review of Six of Crows* here.

I have a review Crooked Kingdom here. 

Goodreads pages here & here. 

What are some of your favourite books that aren't set in/inspired by the Western World ? 

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x 

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