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Sunshine Blogger Award

Zoe: Hi everyone, sorry we haven’t posted in while, we have been super busy with school and everything so unfortunately we haven’t been able to read or wirte as much. I know we have done this tag before but I thought it might be nice to do it with some different and awesome questions posed by Loise from @A Little Fool Reads so make sure to check out her amazing blog.

RULES

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post/or on your blog.

QUESTIONS:

1, What are your top three favourite book covers?

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This is really hard as I absolutely love to love book covers. If I had to pick 3 I would go with the entire ‘To All the Boy’s I’ve loved before’ series. They are seriously so beautiful just like the books themselves.

2. Which Harry Potter character do you relate to the most?

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This one is quite hard but I would say Luna Lovegood. She was always my favourite because she had such a free spirit but I also thought she was really sharp, fearless and loyal and always there throughout the series. I like to think that I am a bit like her:)

3. Favourite reading snack?

I actually don’t eat when I read, so I don’t really know. I might occasionally have like chips or biscuits or an apple, something small to sustain me:)

4. What are your top five favourite authors?

Zoe: This is way to hard to answer. I would go with the obvious J.K Rowling, Kasie West, Jenny Han, Jodi Picoult & Enid Blyton (because I loved Faraway Tree). I’ve probably missed some I really love, these were just the first 5 to come to my head.

5. Have you ever written any fan-fiction?

Zoe: No I haven’t and I don’t generally read any either. I don’t consider myself a good writer so I don’t think I would like it either.

6. What book to you tend to recommend to people the most?

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Zoe: I hardly ever recommend books to people because I always worry they aren’t going to like it. If I had to I would recommend ‘The Martian’ by Andy Weir because I don’t think you can go wrong with it.

7. If you could get any book made into a film/television show, which would it be?

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Zoe: I’m actually so excited that ‘To All The Boy’s I’ve Loved Before’ by Jenny Han and ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas are both being turned into movies as these were the top 2 on my list!

8. Who’s your no.1 book boyfriend/girlfriend?

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Zoe: Probably Peter from ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”. Sorry I know I have mentioned this book a lot in this tag but he is just perfect.

9. What’s your reading goal for 2018? Are you on target so far?

Zoe: My reading goal was 35 books this year because I know I am not going to have a lot of time to read. I read 6 books in January which was a good start but have only read 1 book this month which I know is really bad so I’m going to need to pick up to keep on target.

10. What’s your favourite read of 2018 so far?

Zoe: It is a total tie between ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas and ‘The Martian’ by Andy Weir. They were both amazing in their own way.

11. What’s your favourite type of blog posts to make?

Zoe: I would definitely say tags as they are always so different and I love answering questions:)

MY QUESTIONS:

  1. Which is one book remind you of each of the seasons?
  2. What book can you read so many times and never get bored of?
  3. Which song do you relate to your favourite book?
  4. What do you do when you’re in a reading slump?
  5. What is the longest book you have ever read (if you can remember)?
  6. What was the last book you added to your TBR?
  7. What was the last book you gave 5 stars and the last book you gave 1 star?
  8. Which books have you read in one sitting?
  9. Last book you DNF?
  10. How long does it take you to write your blog posts?
  11. What book would you love to be turned into a movie?

I TAG:

Sarah @Travelling Across Pages / Daisy @DG Book Blog / Karis @Karis Books / Breanna @Paws and Paperbacks / Eline @Aqua Pages / Kathryn @Galaxy Girl Reviews / Sarah @The Clever Reader / Alicia @Alicia Freeman 40 / Angie Elle @Books and Beauty are my Bag / Kayla @Kayla’s Bookshelf / Heather @Books Trust & Pixie Dust /

Zoe: Thank you all so much for reading. Sorry if I tagged you and you have already been tagged. Also if you want to give these questions a go please do as I would love to hear all your answers:) Thanks everyone and we will hopefully be back soon! x

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Zoe’s Favourite 5 Books of 2017!

Zoe: Hello everyone, as Annike mentioned on our previous post, like last year we are each going to put a post up of our go favourite books of the year. This year I read 43 books and unfortunately I don’t think 2017 has been a very good reading year. Although I did manage to just reach my reading goal of 40 books I didn’t love as many of them as I would have liked, only reading 5 books that I classified as 5 stars and I actually haven’t read a book over 3.5 stars in over 3 months. Despite this I have loved reading a range of books from a range of genres and although I haven’t had a great year quantity or quality wise I have read a few books I have really enjoyed. Here are my top 5 books of this year (along with some honourable mentions).

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1, How I Lost You by Janet Gurtler (5 stars)

My favourite book of 2017 would have to go to How I Lost You by Janet Gurtler. I read this in May and there was just something about this book which I loved. I think what I loved most about this was its focus on the strength of friendship and the ending of this book was so perfect, so bitter sweet yet felt so right. I think this book focused a lot on finding yourself as a person not a group and I felt as I though I could connect a lot to that. This book isn’t very well-known but I loved reading it and am so happy I picked it up.

2. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (5 stars)

Unlike How I Lost You, this book is widely loved and Annike actually persuaded me to read it (even though she hasn’t) after a long battle of not wanting to. I didn’t think I would like this book but when I started I could not put it down and I found myself so immersed in the world. It was so full of action and I absolutely loved the main character Celaena and fell in love with the story. Sadly I have never really felt the urge to pick up the second book despite the amazing things I have heard about it. I think I feel that it won’t live up to the first or let down the series but we’ll see if I end up reading it.

  1. My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult (5 stars)

This was a really long time coming. I had heard amazing things about this book for a long time and how I needed to read it but I never really picked it up because I didn’t think I would get through it. I figured it would be to scientific for me and seeing as I hate science and medicine I wouldn’t like it. I eventually gave in and decided to read it and I’m am so glad I did because it is such a lovely story with so much heart and emotion. I thought the characters, plot and writing were all stunning, loving getting to read the book from around 7 different perspectives. The ending is also something that it really powerful, both unsatisfying yet beautiful and I would highly recommend this one.

4. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (5 stars)

If you have read Annike’s top 5 books you will notice this came in at number 1 and she was the one who convinced me to read it. I don’t think I loved it AS much as she did but thought it was amazing and it managed to get 5 stars. I read this back in March so its a bit hard to remember now but what I do remember is the amazing world building that was done and the character development was also unbelievable. I thought this was such a well-written and established book and loved getting to delve into a world of pure adventure with a heart-wrenching ending.

5. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (5 stars)

This is the second book of the book Red Queen which funnily enough featured in my 2016 top 5. This one is also difficult to remember as I read it in February and I feel like the series is all sort of blending together. Despite this I thought this book was packed with adventures, twists and turns and was constantly a roller coaster. I couldn’t put this book down and loved getting to explore all of the new-bloods and the talents they all possessed. I did get to read the Kings Cage (3rd book) which I also loved (4 stars) so am excited to read the 4th one and see how the series all wraps up.

Honourable mentions:

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Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han (4.5 stars)

Cinder by Marissa Meyer (4.5 stars)

Pivot Point by Kasie West (4 stars)

So that is all for 2017! How crazy fast has this year gone? Let me know if you have read any of the books I mentioned above and your thoughts on them. Also make sure to tell me your favourite books of the year as I would love to know any recommendations to start my reading of 2018 off amazingly. I hope you have all had an incredible 2017, and here’s to an even better 2018. Thank you so much for all the love and support you have shown our blog this year. I hope you all have a very Happy New Year and we will be back with another post next year:)))) xxx

Check out my year in books on Goodreads too here

The Music Book Tag

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October TBR – 2017

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September Wrap Up ~ 2017

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My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult Review

I guys, it’s Zoe here, and today and I’m going to be reviewing a book I read yesterday called My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult. I know this is a really popular and devastating book and has been highly recommended to me by a bunch of friends so I decided to give it a go. (more…)