• All packing has been done, I don’t think I’ve forgotten anything but we’ll soon see😂
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Now for a nice relax with my favourite person tonight💕
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There’s a new post up for the Needlemouse blog tour too (Link in bio✌🏻)
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There should be plenty more posts going up whilst I’m away 🙊
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  • Another lovely weekend passes by. This one filled with Lego building, food and watching the new series of Stranger Things💕
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I adore Steve. He’s such a sweetheart.
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Tonight I’m curling up with my next read and tomorrow I’m being cooked for- I know, very lucky🙊
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There’s a new post up all about my last read as part of the Blog Tour!
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What’s your favourite thing to cook?
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  • Just under a week till holiday number one begins and I’m starting to look at what I’m taking with me 🙊
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This little red number is definitely coming!💃🏻
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After a tiring day I’m spending the evening on the couch with a book and wine...definitely need wine😂
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Question: are you a super prepared packer orrr are you a throw it all in the morning you go kinda person? 🤔
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  • So June was an amazing reading month! And a pretty great month in general.
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I went away with my favourite person, went to some bookish events and ate a lot of wonderful food💕
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And we finally got sun! What’s your go to ‘summer read’?
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The full wrap up is on my blog (link in bio✌🏻) and there’s also a little fun post about some books I think Hufflepuffs would enjoy💛
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  • I spent all last night and all this morning binge watching The Dragon Prince after seeing @bookswithchloe recommend it. All I can say is I need season three😍
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The rest of today will be spent photo taking in prep for going on holiday!
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I finally have a TBR for it too...and I’m going to work on one for the NEWTS read-a-thon👏🏻
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There’s an unboxing of the @fairyloot June Broody Banter box now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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It’s my favourite box to date!
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Have you ever used any bookish sub boxes? Is there another I need to try?
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  • #AD - Gifted
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I’m having a much needed day of rest today!
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Hay fever is no joke but at the same time sooo ridiculous. I mean I’m allergic to grass and trees when you think about it😂
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Tomorrow I have a full day of post writing planned until my favourite person gets home💕
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There’s another new review up of Once & Future up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Spoiler - I loved it.
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  • #AD - Gifted
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In full holiday prep mode but I cannot for the life of me pick what books to take!
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I have a few ideas and two holidays...help!
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I’m also going to try and do ARC August this year. Wish me luck🤞🏻
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There’s also a review of this amazing book up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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My Dark Vanessa is now an all time favourite of mine and is due to be published in 2020!🙊
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  • I said there were a lot of reviews currently up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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I adored The Star-Touched Queen. It was magical, dark and full of the most beautiful writing😍
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  • I had a wonderful evening with my favourite families eating so much amazing food and drinking all of the gin💕
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Seriously, I mean all the gin😂
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There’s a fair few reviews up on my blog at the moment (link in bio✌🏻)
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One of which is for The Man with the Twisted Lip by Arthur Conan Doyle - what a fab little story!
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  • After a lovely little night out eating lots of cheese, drinking and even ending up in a pub quiz I’m now I’m my lazy clothes having laptop time💕
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Alllll the prep is being done for before I go on holiday😂
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There’s a new review up of Norroway Volume One (Link in my bio✌🏻)
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  • #AD - Gifted
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I’ve spent most of my night binge watching Titans. I think I’ve found a new favourite show😍
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It’s everything I love about the Titans but soooo much darker!
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There’s also a new review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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I didn’t think I could get so emotional over a children’s book😂
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Books Top 5 Wednesday Wrap Ups

Top 5 Wednesday: Top 5 Books of 2017

January 5, 2018

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. 

This weeks topic is: Top 5 Books of 2017

2. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas

Like many in the book community the news that this novel would divert from the overall narrative filled me with trepidation. I couldn't wait that long to find out what happened to our beloved main characters! Well, now I can. I want to know more about the characters and also areas we were introduced to in this novel. I absolutely adored this instalment. If you aren't yet caught up on the series I don't want to give too much away as this novel is essentially the fallout from previous ones and has some major reveals too. And I mean major.  

I have a review for Tower of Dawn here. (Spoiler free section and spoiler full)

You can find the Goodreads page here

2. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

A Court of Wings and Ruin was one of my most anticipated novels of 2017 and it didn't disappoint. ACOMAF remains my favourite of the trilogy but I still loved ACOWAR. I'm so happy that we're getting more from this world soon. I need more of the inner circle. They're squad goals. There I said it. 

I have a review for ACOWAR here

You can find the Goodreads page here

5. Caraval by Stephanie Garber

This was one of the first books I read in 2017 and it's still a firm favourite. The magic, the whimsy and my god the description. I never wanted to leave Caraval. Every time I thought I'd sussed out the plot or fathomed what was going to happen the book was turned on its head and I was left trying to gather all the thoughts and emotions. Stephanie Garber has crafted such a uniquely magical world in Caraval. Utterly phenomenal. I cannot wait for the next book. 

I have a review for Caraval here

You can find the Goodreads page here

5. The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

Obviously. I haven't shut up about this book. The Hate U Give was, and arguably still is, such an important novel and a pivotal moment in publishing. It's unapologetic, raw and harrowing. Simply because although the character names are fictitious that situation occurs on a near daily basis. Not always to the degree that the novel shows but prejudice is something ingrained in our society and THUG has started a conversation and started it within the generation set to make a change. Just use your voice. That's all the novel asks in the end. 

I have a review for The Hate U Give here

You can find the Goodreads page here

2. Six of Crows* by Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows*...because Six of Crows*. It's incredible. Go read it. Leigh Bardugo is a glorious gothic wizard. 

I have a review for Six of Crows* here.

You can find the Goodreads page here

What are your favourite books from 2017?

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x 

  • Reply
    JJ @ This Dark Material
    January 6, 2018 at 2:30 am

    Caraval is definitely near the top of my to-read list! All these reviews have me wishing I’d picked it up sooner…

    • Reply
      Katie - A Novel Idea
      January 6, 2018 at 8:22 pm

      Oh my. Go for it! I promise you won’t regret it. The story is such a treat.

      Katie x

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