Five books to read during summer | part 1, contemporary novels 🌊

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Dear reader,

I missed the opportunity to present a little reading summer guide last year, so here it is. In this series I will present you five books from three different genres which I believe are great for summer (contemporary, fantasy and classics).

So here is the first part of this series: let me present you five contemporary reads for the summer!

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Mini reviews | Holly Bourne edition

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Dear reader,

I have talked again and again about Holly Bourne on my blog, so I don’t think it’s a surprise that I’ve decided to write yet another blog post about her.

As I did once, here is a series of mini reviews, but make it all about Holly Bourne.

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Review | Again, but Better by Christine Riccio

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

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The plot

Shane has been doing college all wrong. Pre-med, stellar grades, and happy parents…sounds ideal—but Shane’s made zero friends, goes home every weekend, and romance…what’s that?

Her life has been dorm, dining hall, class, repeat. Time’s a ticking, and she needs a change—there’s nothing like moving to a new country to really mix things up. Shane signs up for a semester abroad in London. She’s going to right all her college mistakes: make friends, pursue boys, and find adventure!

Easier said than done. She is soon faced with the complicated realities of living outside her bubble, and when self-doubt sneaks in, her new life starts to fall apart.

Shane comes to find that, with the right amount of courage and determination one can conquer anything. Throw in some fate and a touch of magic—the possibilities are endless.

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Five reasons why you should read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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Dear reader,

If you don’t know, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is one of my favourite books in the whole wide world. I have been re-reading it over and over again and apparently I still can’t get enough of it. There’s something about this book that makes me feel better – I even keep it on my desk to make sure that I see it every day and so it will work its magic on me.

The thing is that this book is a win or loose deal: You either adore it or hate it. Indeed, Fangirl is a characters driven novel and there’s no real story within it. That’s why today I wanted to present you five reasons why you should read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

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Blog Tour | My review of One Day in December

I received this book in exchange for an honest review as part of a blog tour.

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tw// death, grief

THE PLOT

A love story about what happens after you meet, or rather, don’t meet the one.

Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there’s a moment of pure magic…and then her bus drives away.

Certain they’re fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn’t find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they “reunite” at a Christmas party, when her best friend Sarah giddily introduces her new boyfriend to Laurie. It’s Jack, the man from the bus. It would be.

What follows for Laurie, Sarah and Jack is ten years of friendship, heartbreak, missed opportunities, roads not taken, and destinies reconsidered. One Day in December is a joyous, heartwarming and immensely moving love story to escape into and a reminder that fate takes inexplicable turns along the route to happiness.

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Mini reviews | OCD edition

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Dear reader,

I have now decided that I will post my book reviews every two weeks on Sundays. As I enjoy reading  (I read a lot of book reviews) and writing some, I really want to get back to it. It’s always so nice to read some book recommendations online to figure out what to read next.

Today, I will share four different mini book reviews that deal with OCD. Mental health is a very important subject for me and as I suffer from OCD I thought I could share with you all some of the latest books I read about it. They will all be short so this blog post won’t be too long. So without further ado, let’s dive into it!

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Review: Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne

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The plot

All Evie wants is to be normal. She’s almost off her meds and at a new college where no one knows her as the girl-who-went-crazy. She’s even going to parties and making friends. There’s only one thing left to tick off her list…

But relationships are messy – especially relationships with teenage guys. They can make any girl feel like they’re going mad. And if Evie can’t even tell her new friends Amber and Lottie the truth about herself, how will she cope when she falls in love?

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