2016 TBR

Hey guys!

First of all: I hope everyone had a great christmas time (:

So. Today I want to show you all the books I definitely want to read in 2016.
This kind of is a bucket list for myself because one of my new years resolutions is to read more and so I can always come back to this post and see which books I have left to read to complete my goal.

I actually don't want to make my list super long but because there are so many great books coming out and sitting on my shelf waiting for me to pick them up, I'll do all of them.

So sorry in advance if this post gets very long.


  1. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
  2. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  3. Beautiful Disaster Duology by Jamie McGuire
  4. A School for Good and Evil Trilogy by Soman Chainani
  5. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  6. Steelheart Series by Brandon Sanderson
  7. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  8. Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins
  9. Black City by Elizabeth Richards
  10. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  11. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  12. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
  13. The Kiss of Deception Series by Mary E. Pearson
  14. Red Queen & Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
  15. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
  16. Queen of Shadows (almost completed) by Sarah J. Maas
  17. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johanson
  18. Falling Kingdoms Series by Morgan Rhodes
  19. Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan (book 2 onward)

I know I have made myself quite a goal to reach but I hope that this will GET myself to read. You know what I mean?

Everyone a happy new year and hopefully a great reading year too!

With which book should I start?

xo Anne


HAUL: November 2015

Hey guys!

Looking back at the month of November I realize I actually did buy or receive a lot of books, and only two of them I got for my birthday.

So this month I only got paperbacks which I really don't mind firstly because they are beautiful anyways and secondly because most of them match the others in the series.

1. Death comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
2. Everything you didn't need to know about the UK by Nick Brownlee
3. What if? by Randall Munroe
4. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
5. Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
6. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
7. Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Have you read any of these?

xo Anne


DISCUSSION: Owning multiple copies of a book

Hey guys!

Owning three copies of one of my favourite books Heir of Fire always gets me strange looks from people, no matter if they're friends, family or complete strangers.

I don't know how you think about it but I seriously don't care if I own multiple copies of my favorites even though I can understand that people find it weird or dumb but I think every book lover and collector can understand why his fellows do it.

I mean, I have reasons why I own three copies of Heir of Fire: The first I pre-ordered and read the minute it arrived in my mail. The second I knew I'd buy when I was in London because I heard that in the Waterstone's edition is some bonus content. But the third was a surprise because when I went into the Hatchard's with a friend I didn't know there would be a signed copy, and me being the book lover I am of course had to buy it. 

And I don't care if I get the looks because I am happy about it!

And another example is that I really want to get the new editions of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare which were recently released even though I already own all the books in the beautiful hardcovers but these books are firstly some of my all time favourites and secondly are absolutely stunningly beautiful, especially the spines *o*
But my mom cannot understand that I have to have those. 

I know they are ridiculously expensive, well the TMI set.. the TID one actually is pretty appropriate, but anyways: I don't mind. Of course I won't buy the two box sets at once and tomorrow but at one point in the next couple of months when I have the money to do so I will.

So concluding, I personally have no problem with me or other people owning multiple copies of a book, especially if they have reasons to do so, even though some reasons probably do sound stupid to people who cannot understand it.

I hope you liked this discussion/rambling of mine (:

xo Anne

What is your opinion? 
Can you understand this?


TAG : Fall Time Cozy Time

Hey guys!

Themed to our dear current season I will do this cozy looking tag today which was originally created by Novels & Nonsense over on booktube and I was inspired to do it by Anna (:

So let's start!

1. Crunching Leaves - The world is full of colour:
Choose a book that has reds/oranges/yellows on the cover.

The first book that comes to my mind is The Pirate's Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke. I haven't started this series yet but this cover screams literally autumn to me even!

2. Cozy Sweater - It's finally cold enough to wear warm cozy clothing:
What book gives you the warm fuzzies?

Thinking about that it is really hard to come up with an answer because I cannot really think about such a book to be honest. But the one that could get close enough would be Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi because this was the book that got me into English literature and as well one of the first books I ever have read in English.

3. Fall Storm - The wind is howling & the rain is pounding: 
Choose your favourite book OR genre that you like to read on a stormy day.

For this I would either choose fantasy because it gives me a comfy feeling to read such a book while hearing the rain drops outside on my window (:

4. Cool Crisp Air: 
What's the coolest character you would like to trade places with?

If you would take it aside that most of the strong female characters I know have to face a lot and sometimes have a hard life, I probably would like to be either Celeana from ToG or Katy from Lux because even though both are different types of protagonists they're both very strong-willed and want to fight to achieve their goals. 

5. Hot Apple Cinder:
What under-hyped do you want to see become the next biggest, hottest thing? 

Take back the Skies by Lucy Saxon! It is a great steampunk novel with spaceships & kingdoms. A combination which goes together extremly amazing.

6. Coat, Scaves & Mittens - The weather has turned cold & it's time to cover up: 
What's the most embarrassing book cover you own that you like to keep hidden in public?

Definitely the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout! The old covers weren't the pretties but the new one are the most horrible onea I've ever seen! All that glitter and those half-faces. Just ugh.

7. Pumpkin Spice:
What is your favourite fall time comfort food/drink?

Tea! Even though I drink it all year around in the autumn it's the best (: And for food probably waffles or cake or something.. mostly because my birthday is in the season :D

That was it for today. Hope you enjoyed it and feel free to comment on today's question (:

xo Anne

What is your favourite book genre to read in autumn?


T5W: Books you didn't finish

Hey guys!

Today's another Top 5 Wednesday with a topic I actually cannot bring up more than one book I didn't finish because I just didn't want to continue reading, so regarding books 2-5 are ones I stopped half way and don't know why. Well.. Actually it was because of an immense reading slump but yes.

So let's start!

1. Allegiant by Veronica Roth

I got spoiled the time I was 150 pages into it and stopped there because of the spoiler but as well because I didn't really enjoy it. And NO: I won't pick it up again.

2. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

I don't even know why I stopped! It was soo amazing. But I definitely will pick it up again!

3. Fire&Flood by Victoria Scott

Another really great book. The story was very captivating but I just couldn't get myself to read any further than the first half because of my slump...

4. The Bane Chronicles by (mostly) Cassandra Clare

Okay. For this one I don't even have an excuse. I even read the first story of one of my favourite authors. But I like SO will be picking it up again!

5. Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

The same as the one above. But as well the fact that I didn't really like Frank.. o:

Hope you enjoyed this quick post!

xo Anne

What book couldn't you finish reading?


HAUL : July-October 2015

Hey guys! 

Because I sadly wasn't in the mood for reading and so as well buying books I will sum up the couple of books I bought over the last four months (:

The paperbacks:

- Outlander ( in German) by Diana Gabaldon
- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
- Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
- All the bright Places by Jennifer Niven
- The Heir by Kiera Cass
- Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

The hardcovers:
- The Brontës & Sherlock Homes in One Sitting
- Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
- The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
- The Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince & Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
- Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins
- Inferno & Digital Fortress (both in German) by Dan Brown
- An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

 Actually now that I see them in one place I accumulated quite a lot of books.. (:

xo Anne

What books of these have you read?
What books do you want to read?


T5W: Favourite Series/Novellas

Hey guys!

Long time no see but I'm back and today I want to start with a simple Top 5 Wednesday post.

This week's topic is about our favourite books and I actually only thought of four (well okay maybe five but you could bind two together) immediatly so those are going to be shared :D

Oh, and btw: there's no particular order (:

1. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

I'm not going to say I didn't enjoy the other two books Shatter Me and Unravel Me but Ignite Me is by far my favourite out of the three (not including the novellas) so I'm going with this one.

2. The Mortal Instruments & The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

I absolutely LOVE those two series! And if I had to choose my favourite books from them I would go with City of Heavenly Fire (even though City of Glass was for quite a while my fave) for TMI and with Clockwork Princess (no surprise :D) for TID. As well Cassandra Clare is an auto-buy author for me so I'm currently debating if I should buy those new editions of these books because they're so beautiful but I already own all of them in hardcover... I'll see (:

3. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

If I think about fantasy I think about this series. It's awesome and Heir of Fire blew my mind. I'm even currently reading Queen of Shadows so maybe my fave will change. Okay. Probably it will :D So stay tuned for a review! (review of book 1)

4. Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

A great Sci-Fi series with an amazing BOOKLOVING protagonist! That's all for me to say about it because otherwise I would start rambeling and that I already did with Cassandra Clare's books. hehe :D (review of book 1)

xo Anne

 What are your favourite series?


REVIEW: The Iron Trial by H. Black & C. Clare

*DISCLAIMER: I haven't written a review in a long time so please don't be upset or anything if this one isn't as good as others are!*

The Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1)Synopsis

Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial.

Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail.

All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him.

So he tries his best to do his worst - and fails at failing.

Now the Magisterium awaits him. It's a place that's both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future.

The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come . .  



The beginning I honestly found a bit weird mostly because of the throwback during the drive to the test but on the contrary I really loved the prologue.
I even found the test pretty funny but I can understand the feelings Call has even though he knows how it feels to be picked on it isn't like you adore it.
But I definaltely think the father is overreacting but in the end you know why but it is pretty dramatic anyway.

The Magisterium seems pretty cool. Even though the thing with like no windows and such would personally freak me out.
And as well the thought about all that magic going on is so overwhelmlingly cool I wish I would be able to do it! :D

I honestly like all of the characters, minus the bad ones but I especially love Master Rufus because he's so kind and carring even though you can't see it in the start.

And the friendship development between Aaron, Tamara and Callum is so sweet because they complete each other.
Oh! And Havoc is soo cute *-*

I just won't talk about the major mindblowing twist at the end because of spoilers but wtf!?
How.. ha.... NO WORDS!!!
I cannot understand how an author can come up with such a thing ooooo:

The only thing I think is that it seems there's missing some kind of further information which could have helped you to understand the storyline better but other than that I don't see any other "problems" :D

But let me tell you one thing:
This book is amazing whatever age you are!

xo Anne


BOOKTHOUGHTS: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

This is something I wanted to try out.. well as you probably know from the title of this post it has something to do with my thoughts on this book. And exactly that's it. I wrote them down during reading and after finishing it. Just my thoughts! THIS IS NOT A REVIEW! But I thought it would be cool to let you guys a bit in my head in the progress of reading a book. So if you like this, please leave a comment. So I know I can do it again because honestly? It was fun to write something like this. :D

And now the thoughts: 

These first few chapters in Endovier? I mean like 'Holy Crap!' this is so damn sad and makes me angry.. even though I really did like Celeana's thoughts in it. All kick ass! And then the flowers poping up in the tent the first night of the journey.
But I really do hate the king. HE does make CELEANA sweat and feel unconfortable! Helloo?! She's Celeana Sardothien! And to Dorian he isn't that nice either and Dorian is his heir! I think he need to seriously f*ck off..! Chaol and Dorian are both sweet even though Dorian is kind of a player right know and Chaol is all dark and mehh..but he's so sweet in some few moments *-*
And then the first weeks of the competion were Celeana isn't in her best shape.. it was so heartwrenching..! She always needed to through up and was weak. Maybe not completly weak but for her case weak. You know? But I so love how Chaol treats her. And Dorian is so sweet even though he is such a player! And the first meeting with Nehemia was so funny :D They talked not too nice about the persons standing right next to them and with such sarcasm and irony :D
Oh and have I already mentioned that I hate Cain, Perrington and Kaltain? Well if not, here you have it! They such arrogant, evil and power obsessed people I can't even.. And the whole Wrydmark thing... I mean like okaay? :D
And how Dorian and Chaol both fall in love with Celeana but both are like 'she is an assassin! I can't! but I do!'. Honestly I think it's cute. But I kind of am rather Chaol than Dorian so I don't like it how the book ends in it relationship kind of way. But hey! There's a second book! 
Oh and Fleefoot! Cutiepie *o*
And Celeana's change in strenght was so cool to follow and her friendship with Nox as well! But those test they needed to go through? Some of them were pretty rough.. But I enjoyed the one with the swordsplay where Celeana suddenly got all kick ass and everyone went silent and all were like 'wtf just happened??!' I seriously had to laugh :D
And gosh! The show down? Omg! Celeana's forehead with the wyrdmark? And Queen Elena? Yey! And all about Nehemia's actions? gosh!
But I just so do love this series ❤️

I hope you enjoyed reading my crappy mind :D

xo Anne


January Wrap-Up

My first ever wrap-up..
I wanted to start this in 2015 just to have a better overview about my reading (:

So. I know I'm late with this but well.. 
I read a total of 4 books in January. Not my best but definitely not my worst reading month. I think that I did pretty well because I was in a reading slump the first 2 weeks. (:

The books I read:

✖️ Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi (re-read) 5/5 stars
✖️ The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan 4/5 stars
✖️Star Struck by Jamie Campbell 4/5 stars
✖️ Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter 4/5 stars

Quck overview (because I wrote to most of them a full review) :

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
This book gets me every time out of a reading slump. And it did it again. And you know. I LOVE IT! ❤️

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
A great book. But I definitely prefer the PJO series. If you want to check out my other feelings, here's my review.

Star Struck by Jamie Campbell
Got it for free on a whim but enjoyed it so much that I will definitely continue with this cute series. As well, here's my review.

Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter
Such a great supernatural read. Love it ❤️ Here's my review.

Hope you enjoyed my first ever wrap-up!
I know it definitely isn't the best.. So do you have any tips how to do it better?

xo Anne


REVIEW: Star Struck by Jamie Campbell


Melrose Morgan was your typical teenager, flipping burgers and surviving high school the best she could. Yet all that changed after a chance encounter took her face to face with the world’s biggest superstar.

Living every girl’s fantasy, Melrose falls for one fifth of the most successful boy bands on the planet, Cole Newton. He invites her on a date and she can’t help but fall in love with her idol.

But in a world that is full of shining stars, can one small town girl really capture the heart of a supernova? Find out in the first installment of the Star Kissed series.


Star Struck is an amazing light-hearted romance contemporary novel you do not read every day.
I only got it because it was free on iBooks but it was so worth it! Why haven't I heard of it earlier?

The characters are great. The girl, Melrose isn't that cliché girl in a romance book and Cole? He's super cute and romantic! 
I haven't read many books with that type of guy as the male protagonist and it seriously is a change, but a good one. And the plot was pretty good but kind of usual for a romance novel. But that did not annoy me. 

Well the book is with its 70 pages pretty short but I could relate very well with the characters which isn't usual for me. 
The author did a really good job with it and I will definitely read the rest of the series!


xo Anne


REVIEW: Born at Midnight by C. C. Hunter


One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever. Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren’t just “troubled.” Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, witches and fairies train side by side—learning to harness their powers, control their magic and live in the normal world.

Kylie’s never felt normal, but surely she doesn’t belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks either. Or does she? They insist Kylie is one of them, and that she was brought here for a reason. As if life wasn’t complicated enough, enter Derek and Lucas. Derek’s a half-fae who’s determined to be her boyfriend, and Lucas is a smokin’ hot werewolf with whom Kylie shares a secret past. Both Derek and Lucas couldn’t be more different, but they both have a powerful hold on her heart.

Even though Kylie feels deeply uncertain about everything, one thing is becoming painfully clear—Shadow Falls is exactly where she belongs…


This book was a re-read for me and I think it was even better than the first time.

I just love Kylie and her new/old friends and the camp she's going to.
I think the auther did a great job by explaining Kylies' problems and development. 

One thing I especially like about this book series are the supernatural creatures. Okay. I read a few books with vampires and werewolves but shapeshifters? Hell that's cool! 

Oh and the whole camp setting is pretty exciting (: 

The only little negative thing is Kylie's boyfriend problem... If you've read this book you know what I mean.

Anyway. It's a fantastic supernatural, paranormal, whatever read I recommend to everyone.


xo Anne


REVIEW: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan


Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper and a best friend named Leo. They’re all students at a boarding school for “bad kids.” What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly?

Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out.

Leo has a way with tools. When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. But there’s weird stuff, too—like the curse everyone keeps talking about. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them—including Leo—is related to a god.


This was my first book of 2015 and it was a pretty good start in my reading year.

I loved the three new characters Jason, Piper and Leo and 'Oh my God!', Leo is just freaking amazing!
I liked the plot a lot even though I just missed Percy so much and I'm looking forward to finally read from him in the next books (:
And Jason's amnesia and how everything played together with his life and stuff? Rick Riordan did a great job with that! He wrapped mostly all things up.

I'm sorry I can't tell you more but I think it's best to go in this book not knowing too much about the plot and the characters..

I would recommend it to everyone who loves the Percy Jackson and the Olympians books (which you definitely should have read first) as well as to everyone who is interested in greek and roman mythology.


xo Anne


2014 End of the Year Survey

So I saw this on Bookmarks & Blogging and I decided to do it even though I'm probably a bit late.
So just like last year, The Perpetual Page Turner is hosting an end of year survey.

Number Of Books You Read: 57
Number of Re-Reads: 8
Genre You Read The Most From: YA

Best In Books

Best Book You Read In 2014
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi. Or Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas.. Well. Loved them both ♥ Can't decide.

Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t
Legend by Marie Lu. And before I get hate: I liked it and it was great. But I thought because of all the hype it would be better.. 
Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2014 
Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon. I just picked it up because of it's cover when I was in London last summer but I ended up really enjoying it.

Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2014
Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi all the way.

Best series you started in 2014, best sequel of 2014, best series ending of 2014
Best series I started was Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. Best sequel was Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas. And best ending was Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Favourite new author you discovered in 2014
Rick Riordan. Because I finally picked up the Percy Jackson books and loved them.

Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone
Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson because I'm not a huge contemporary fan but I ended up giving that book 5 stars.
Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year
Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini. It was thrilling, it was action-packed and I just couldn't put it down. And as well I pre-ordered it the second I knew about it :D

Book You Read In 2014 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi (what I already did :D) and Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas.

Favourite cover of a book you read in 2014

Most memorable character of 2014
Celaena Sardothien from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas.

Most beautifully written book read in 2014
Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins. It was so funny and smart-assy written.

Most Thought-Provoking/Life-Changing Book of 2014
Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson. It may haven't changed my life but it remembers me of something quite similar in my life.

Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2014 to finally read
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. I read Clockwork Angel some time in 2013 and then didn't had the urge to continue. Then my friends dragged me to read it and I'm so glad they did. Because since then The Infernal Devices trilogy is one of me favourites, mostly because of Clockwork Princess (:

Favourite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2014
People aren't born good or bad.
Maybe they're born with tendencies either way, but it's the way you live your life that matters.
And the people you know.

-Simon Lewis, City of Glass
Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2014
Longest was City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare with 735 pages. Shortest was City of Bones: Little Book of Quotes.

Book That Shocked You The Most
The One by Kiera Cass? Well I didn't see that ending coming..

A lot. Warner and Juliette (especially) from Ignite Me, Kat and Daemon from the Lux series and Will and Tessa from The Infernal Devices.

Favourite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
Celeana and Rowan in Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. Love them ♥

Favourite Book You Read in 2014 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare.

Best Book You Read In 2014 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure
2014 was my recommendation year so I most of the books I've read were recommended but the best (and not one I've already mentioned) was Slated by Terri Terry.

Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2014
Non-romantic but Magnus Bane from Cassandra Clare's books.

Best 2014 debut you read
Take back the Skies by Lucy Saxon.

Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year
The world in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. It's such an amazing and exciting world with different creatures and setting places. 

Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read
Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan just because Percy.

Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2014
If I stay by Gayle Forman AND Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon. The only two books I ever cried in.

Hidden Gem Of The Year

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan. Bought this on a whim and didn't expect me to enjoy it. But I did.

Book That Crushed Your Soul
Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Kat and Daemon. And then the end... Just saying.

Most Unique Book You Read In 2014
Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Shioban Vivian. It was... Unique.

Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn't necessarily mean you didn't like it)
I got pretty mad at Adam in Ignite Me for several reasons. But it's one of my faves of the year.

Blogging/Bookish Life

New favourite book blog you discovered in 2014
I discovered blogging this year so yeah. But some of many blogs I love are Enchanted by YA and Jillian's Books.

Favourite review that you wrote in 2014
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas.

Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog
DISCUSSION: Books of TV shows?

Best event that you participated in

Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2014
When I started this blog in Spring.

Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog
Liebster Award

Post You Wished Got A Little More Love
REVIEW: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Best bookish discovery
Goodreads. And Bookstagram.

Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
I set my challenge in July and yes. I've accomplished it.

Looking Ahead

One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2014 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2015
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. Sitting on my shelf for 2 months now..

Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2015
A lot! But I already did a post on that HERE.

2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.

Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2015
The next Throne of Glass book!

One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2015
To read more. And to be active on my blog.

A 2015 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone
Nope. Sry..

Hope you enjoyed!

xo Anne


T5W: Series You Want To Start This Year

Hey guys!

Today's another Top 5 Wednesday with the topic above (:
And this topic? It's complicated :D

But let's try.

(no particuilar order)

1. Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

For everyone who doesn't know I got those beautiful books in that gorgeous box set for my birthday and yeah. I want to start and finish this series in 2015!
Oh before I forget. I already started The Lost Hero yesterday (January 7th) and by the time this post gets up I hope to already have finished it and started the second, The Son of Neptune.

2. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin

And I even already own A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings so I seriously need to start this series! (:

3. Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I already got the first book Half-Blood for christmas from a friend and one of my undirect goals for 2015 is to own all of Jennifer's books so yeah. Need to start this series.

4. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

As with the other series I already own Cinder the first book since March 2014 but haven't been able to get around to it yet. So I hope to start and finish this series this year as well.

5. The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson

Right now the first book The Kiss of Deception is the only one out but the second book of which I don't know the name is coming out in July I think.
And because I heard many awesome and just fantastic things about this book I am pumped to finally start it at some point in this year.

What series do you want to start this year?

xo Anne



T5W: Anticipated 2015 Releases

So this week's topic I really like.

I just want to mention one thing first: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare would so be on my list if it hadn't been pushed back until March 2016.!

Let's do the post now:

1. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard   (pub. February 10th)

2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas   (pub. May 5th)

3. The Heir by Kiera Cass   (pub. May 5th)

4. Throne of Glass #4 by Sarah J. Maas   (pub. September 10th)


5. Trial of Tears by Josephine Angelini   (pub. September 1st)


Of course there are as well other books I am looking forward to as Miss Mayhem but these are my most anticipated ones (:

xo Anne



DISCUSSION: Bookstagram

Hey guys!

Today I wanted to do a discussion post because I just can't get out of my reading slump... I seriously started 3 books and haven't finished any of them yet..!
But that's not the point of this post.

First of all for everyone who does not know what Bookstagram is: It simply is the book(ish) community on Instagram.

Well and now to the real post.

I myself do own as well a book(ish) account on Instagram (@annebooks_) but not only because I run a bookblog.
I personally think this community on Instagram is the most friendly and welcoming and I must know because before I even started this blog I had a fandom account and some people there were nice and friendly but I as well saw on other peoples pictures hate comments. And that kind of shocked me.
For what I can see in my follow feed and my own there is no single hate comment. For what I see everyone is friendly to everyone and that is sometings I really appreciate about Bookstagram.

I myself did found friends through it and I know I am not the only one out there.
And one plus is there are always new picutures of books when I update my feed :D

But of course because it's me I have some or better one negative thing about bookstagram.

And that is when people permanantely post not their own but other people's pictures and credit them (or a shoutout as you can say too).
I think it's okay when you post it maybe once a week but I've seen a lot lately even though I don't follow a lot of people on there. And it annoys me. I honestly sometimes think even though I don't want to when I see those credited pictures these people who post them have in that moment no inspiration to take picutes themselves and that would be sad. Because why would you otherwise own an account? And there are a billion tags flowing through Bookstagram so why just don't do one of them, tagged or not, instead of those indirect shoutouts?!

Well. That's my opinion.
What's yours?
And do you have your own Bookstagram account? If so please leave your username in the comments so I can check it out and maybe even follow you (:

xo Anne


Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

1. Thank the blogger that nominated you and link back to their site.
2. Post the award's logo on your blog.
3. Answer the ten questions you've been asked.
4. Nominate 10 bloggers.
5. Set 10 new questions for your nominees.

I was nominated by Anna @EnchantedByYA. Thanks again ❤️

Anna's questions:
1) What inspired you to start blogging?
Honestly? I don't know anymore :D I think I did get back into reading through discovering booktube, then discovered Goodreads and then Anna and I chatted and through that I decided to start my own blog (:

2) Are your family avid readers?
Yes. My whole family reads since I can think and in our living room is a gigantic bookshelf with probably over 900 books just from my parents o:

3) How many books do you average read in a month?
Average? Between 4 and 6..

4) Where do you read?
Mostly in my room, sometimes in the living room or on vacation.

5) What do you do if you fall into a reading slump?
First I watch some tv shows and then I read scenes I lobed from books I already read.

6) What genre do you want to read more from?
Contemporary and fantasy.

7) Do you review every book you read?
I try to but sometimes I don't.

8) How do you rate books?
I think in a very unique way :D Because I let my stomach make the decission and the way I feel.

9) What is your favourite quote from a book?
I have many but one I really really love, and I even have hung up in my room, is from Simon in City of Glass. It says "People are not bad or good. Maybe they are born with tendencies either way but it's the way you live your life that matters. And the people you know."

10) What was the last book you gave 5 🌟 to?
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. (review here)

My questions:
1) When and why did you start your blog?
2) How often do you write posts?
3) How many books do you own in total?
4) Have you ever been in a reading slump? And how do you got out of it?
5) If you could only own 10 books which were these?
6) What do you do if you don't know how to explain your feeling about a book?
7) Is there any possibility you would stop blogging and why?
8) Did you became friends with people over blogging?
9) Which books do you really want to read in 2015?
10) Any reading goals this year?

I nominate:
Amelia @YABokologists
Summer @MissFictional
Jillian @JilliansBooks
Christine @OhChrys

xo Anne

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