Joost started with the idea of friday five. Every week there is a certain theme, where a few bloggers write there top five about. I don’t participate every time, I just pick my favorite topics. Last week I wrote about books I want to read that are coming out in 2019 and this weeks it’s about older books.
The inexplicable logic of my life – Benjamin Alire Sáenz
The first day of senior year:
Everything is about to change. Until this moment, Sal has always been certain of his place with his adoptive gay father and their loving Mexican-American family. But now his own history unexpectedly haunts him, and life-altering events force him and his best friend, Samantha, to confront issues of faith, loss, and grief.
Suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and discovering that he no longer knows who he really is—but if Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he? Continue reading
After series – Anna tod (2/5)
Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way.
But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.
But he’s also rude—to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before.
He’ll call her beautiful, then insist he isn’t the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.
Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin’s prejudice about nice girls like her?
Unless…could this be love? Continue reading
(Almost) every week I participate in The friday five. A little while ago Joost asked if there were any bloggers who’d like to join him in doing this and I said I did. This second subject in 2019 is about the most anticipated books coming out this year. So far I’m not extremely hyped for any, but there are a few that caught my attention.
Evermore – Sara Holland
Jules Ember was raised hearing legends of the ancient magic of the wicked Alchemist and the good Sorceress. But she has just learned the truth: not only are the stories true, but she herself is the Alchemist, and Caro—a woman who single-handedly murdered the Queen and Jules’s first love, Roan, in cold blood—is the Sorceress.
The whole kingdom believes that Jules is responsible for the murders, and a hefty bounty has been placed on her head. And Caro is intent on destroying Jules, who stole her heart twelve lifetimes ago. Jules must delve into the stories that she now recognizes are accounts of her own past. For it is only by piecing together the mysteries of her lives that Jules will be able to save the person who has captured her own heart in this one. Continue reading
(Almost) every week I participate in The friday five. A little while ago Joost asked if there were any bloggers who’d like to join him in doing this and I said I did. The first subject of 2019 is my bookisch resolutions for this year, which fits well with the resolutions theme this week. Let me know your bookish resolutions!
Read 25 books
I’ve read a hundred books in 2018, so I must read twentyfive very easily. I just don’t want to put too much pressure on myself to get to a goal, while I’m busy with college and hopefully a new job. Continue reading
(Almost) every week I participate in The friday five. A little while ago Joost asked if there were any bloggers who’d like to join him in doing this and I said I did. This week the subject is:Best books of 2018. How hard is it to only pick my five favorites out of 100 reads…. Well this took some thinking.
Dear Martin – Nic Stone
After reading The hate you give, I totally got why it got hyped as much as it did. That was until I read Dear Martin, because this book deserved to be hyped even more that Thug did. This book had much more of an impact on me. Continue reading
This year I decided to participate in the Secret Santa book swap hosted by Kwante. Yesterday morning, on the 24th we finally got to open our gifts after month of preparing. Here’s what my secret santa got me:
First of all I got this adorable handmade card with a little poem. Continue reading
Yet another haul! December 5th is a well known dutch holiday, called Sinterklaas. It basically is the Dutch version of Santa claus, though we do celebrate Christmas as well. My mom, grandma, best friend and I came together on the 3rd to give exchange gifts. We did a Secret Santa like thing, but we all bought everyone presents in the end.
Here’s what my family got me: Continue reading