January Book Haul

While I was supposed to be saving money in January, I did accidentally end up having a freezer week in the days leading up to pay day because I spent a little more than I should have on books. Happens to the best of us, right?

All images via my Bookstagram.

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Six books I did not finish

I may be a massive bookworm, but there are some books that even I couldn’t get through. There’s no book too long, but there can be a book too tedious.

Marking a book as DNF, or did not finish, is almost like admitting defeat. There can be so many reasons why you would abandon a book halfway through – maybe you couldn’t get into the story, or perhaps it was just too long for your concentration to hold at the time.

Whatever reason, these are some of the books I’ve closed the cover on long before the final page. If I can’t get into it after three reading attempts, our relationship comes to an end.

Image via Jared Hiebert

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Review: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Challenge criteria: A book you chose for the cover.


Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

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Favourite books by celebrities

While authors indeed do a stellar job at keeping us going, there are a number of celebrities who have also dipped their pen into the inkwell. While many of their books are autobiographical, there are some great fiction reads to have a look at too.

For the purpose of this post, a celebrity who wrote a book doesn’t qualify if they also have a career as an author, or started out working as an author.

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