Intricate Worlds To Escape Into, Binge-Worthy Series & Top-Grade Humor – Book Recommendations For These Tough Times {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s topic was a genre freebie and though I’m not sure if this post 100% fits that topic, it still feels the most fitting to me. It’s no news to any of you that the world is in a pretty bad shape at the moment. The Corona Virus is spreading and lots of people around the world are affected. People are getting sick, stores are closing, lockdowns are happening more and more, people are staying home and worried as hell.

So this post is meant to help ease the pain some by providing light, fun book recommendations. Books that can help you escape to different worlds for a while. Books that are cute and fun and will help you smile. Books you can binge-read to help time go by.

I tried to incorporate some books I don’t recommend all the time, some lesser-talked-about gems, but I also couldn’t help myself and some often-talked-about favorites also… slipped in.

Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!

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The Spring 2020 Releases I Want To Read {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s all about the books I’m planning to read this spring, and so I made a list featuring the books about to release this spring that I’m super excited about and want to read. Does this mean I’ll read them all this spring? Uhh, probably not. Does this mean all the backlist books on my TBR are giving me the angry stare because I keep looking at new books instead of just picking up my backlist books? Uhh, probably yes. Don’t worry backlist books, I’ll still get to you too! Some day…

But for now, get excited with me about these upcoming spring 2020 releases!

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The Authors I Love To Follow on Social Media {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Though there is a lot of debate about the power and of course responsibility of social media, I personally do love how it brings fans closer to their idols, be it musical artists, actors, athletes, politicians, authors, or any other kind of idol. I myself love following some of my favorite authors on social media, and this can be for several reasons: maybe I like the upcoming book updates, maybe I like their art, maybe I like their personality, or maybe I like all of the above.

For whatever reason, here are 8 of the authors I most love to follow on social media:

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When One Word Is All It Takes — Books With Single-Word Titles {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s post is all about titles, and more specifically, those books that make an impact with just one word. I love one-word book titles, but compiling this post wasn’t soooo easy either, so it seems they’re not super common. Though I personally love a good one-word title more than the 1000th ‘Something of Something and Something else‘ titles out there 🙂

Here’s a collection of one-word book titles that I read and enjoyed:
(images link to Goodreads page)

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When The Struggle Is Real… The Nine Times I Had A Book Hangover In The Last Year {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s all about book hangovers. So first of all, what’s a book hangover? (she asks as if we don’t all suffer from this affliction on a monthly basis)

I’m going with the below definition for this post, namely a book hangover is the inability to start a new book because you’re still living in the last book’s world.

Book Hangover

So while sometimes book hangovers can last weeks or even months, a small book hangover is still a book hangover. And boy, do I have a lot of small book hangovers. I often struggle with starting a new book because I JUST DON’T WANT TO LEAVE MY LAST READ’S WORLD JUST YET. And when I say often, I mean about 9 times a year, because I checked all my book hangovers of the past year and hey, I have nine examples for you!

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And Thus, Fanfiction Was Born… – The Non-Canon Ships Of My Heart {Top Ten Tuesday}

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This week is all about love and I decided to highlight some of the ships (as in relationships) that were sadly never meant to be (or survive).  They are non-canon.  A little definition:

“Simply put, “canon” or “canonical” is a word used to describe the official continuity of events and stories within a body of fictional works, while “non-canon” refers to anything that is not recognized as being part of the official timeline.”

So while these relationships didn’t happen in the actual story (or I have a few which did but were sadly not endgame)  I just love them so much that I’ll forever be sad about them. Thankfully, we do have fanfiction and they can live on in my head!

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The 2020 Books I Predict Will Be 5-Star Reads {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s all about the 2020 books we predict that’ll be 5-star reads. And at first I was really excited about this, because I’m excited about a lot of books but then… it turned out it’s no so easy to predict which books will be 5-star reads and which won’t. I may love a book, but the difference between a 4-star or 4,5-star rating and a 5-star rating is hugely emotional for me and often not only has to do with the book itself, but the emotions I felt while reading it, how invested in the characters I am, how big my book hangover is… Basically, IT’S HARD.

But I tried! So while this list is a little shorter than usual, I think most of these will become 5-star reads for sure. Let’s check in again at the end of the year 😉

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The Book Covers I Love And The Things They Have In Common {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today was a cover freebie and though the options were limitless, I was in the mood to just randomly talk about all the covers I love. But when I just added all my favorite covers to this post, it turned out I’m also still me and I needed to find patterns and bring order to the chaos. And so I discovered a few things that my favorite covers have in common.

Basically, what are the secret ingrediënts to make me love a cover?

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The Latest Books I Added To My TBR (Featuring A Fantasy, A Graphic Novel, A Thriller and Loads of Rom-Coms) {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s all about the latest additions to my bookshelf and I decided to interpret this as my ‘to-be-read’ bookshelf because well, it’s always growing so why not share parts of it from time to time? Maybe talking about the books I added to my TBR will help me rethink them and decide not to TBR some books after all… Or maybe not, since that didn’t happen at all, but oh well. Too many books to read is a good problem to have, right? Right?

So here are the latest books I added to my TBR and I am equally excited about each and every one of them!

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