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The Best Books About Dragons

TTT-Big2This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about Independence Day, but as a Welsh gal, that doesn’t really effect me at all, so instead of sharing books in the colours of the US flag, I’m going to share books inspired by the Welsh flag instead! And if you don’t know what the Welsh flag looks like, well here you are:

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Can you get much cooler than that?

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Summer Books I’m Buzzing To Read

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Okay, so this is more of a summer TBR, and includes books that have already been released, but I’m so excited about all of these! Also, it’s possible some of these come out after the summer? I’m terrible at keeping track of release dates (especially UK release dates), but these books are on this list because they sound great.

My most anticipated of these are Save The Date by Morgan Matson (she’s my favourite contemporary YA author, and I will never get enough of her books), and Kill The Farm Boy by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne (mostly because of The Princess Bride reference).

Ace of Shades || Allied || Fawkes || Kill The Farm Boy

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Books Which Make Me Want to See the World

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There are plenty of quotes out there that say that reading lets us travel the world. One of the classics is “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page”, and it’s a classic quote for a reason. We do travel through books! But sometimes books just make us to want to actually hop on a plane and discover a whole new place (which isn’t usually possible). But hey, I can dream. So, here are my top five books that make me want to see the world.

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And by that I mean every single road trip book I’ve ever read, combined with all of Morgan Matson’s books. There’s something that feels so exciting about a road trip, especially if you combine it with the summery feeling of Morgan Matson’s books. Ideally, this road trip would take place in the US, with my besties, and we would see everything.

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My Anticipated Releases of 2017

 

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Top Ten Tuesday is an absolutely wonderful bookish tag which involves making lists(!) of books(!), and is hosted by fabulous blog The Broke and the Bookish.

Unsurprisingly, I am in love with this topic. (And I already know it’s going to lead me to adding plenty of books to my tbr once I start visiting other blogs). And let’s be honest, there are so many exciting books coming out so there was no way I was going with only ten. So there is a slight risk of your tbr exploding if you read on. But hey, don’t blame me!

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My Favourites of the Fandoms

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful book blog The Broke and the Bookish, and is a chance for bloggers to get insanely excited about books!

I was a massive fangirl at school. I watched everything, I’d go on tumblr and fangirl about my favourite shows/books/films, and fandoms were a popular topic of conversation at school.

Then I got to university and suddenly had no time to do anything, so I watch far less stuff nowadays. Which I’m actually really happy about, because it means I can concentrate on my favourites! Speaking of favourites, I’m going to share my favourite fandoms with you today for top ten tuesday, and I’d love to hear what your favourites are!

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Merlin

So what’s my favourite tv show ever? It has to be Merlin. I’ve loved this show ever since it first aired, and I have yet to stop enjoying it. I’m in the middle of rewatching it for the millionth time (although I haven’t managed to rewatch those final two episodes yet because the pain just isn’t worth it).

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Top Ten Authors I’d Love To Meet

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the ladies at The Broke and the Bookish, and gives bloggers the chance to share their excitement about books via the medium of lists!

This week’s top ten tuesday is all about meeting authors, whether that’s ones you’ve already met, or ones you’d love to meet. I personally haven’t met many, so I’m going to focus on my “bucket list of authors”.

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Throne of Glass, A Court of Thorns and Roses

So I’ve already missed a couple of opportunities to go to a Sarah J. Maas signing (she only seems to be around during exam times), but if she does a UK ACOWAR signing, then I will be there. Nothing is stopping me this time. Nothing.

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Top Ten Books I Read in a Day

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fab book blog The Broke and the Bookish, and lets book bloggers share their love of books through lists! What could be better?

This week’s topic is all about “Read in One Sitting” and although that hasn’t happened to me much, there are a few books that I’ve managed to read in a day. I actually went back and had a look at my reading stats – and I was actually really surprised by how many books I’ve read in a day.

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I actually read this a couple of weeks ago – I read every moment between lectures, even though I really didn’t like the MC. It was so gripping though!

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My Spring TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful ladies at The Broke and Bookish (go check out their blog!) and is a chance for bloggers to share their favourite things about the bookish world.

This week’s topic is books on my Spring TBR. I’m so excited about this topic because a.) I love Spring and b.) there are so many good books coming out over the next few months! The moment I saw the topic, I was straight onto GoodReads to see which books were being released. And I guess I’ll try and read a few off my TBR pile too….

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So I’m actually in the middle of listening to this one as an audiobook right now and, well, I’m not sure I like it that much. Everybody raves about it but I’m finding it kind of hard to connect to the characters. I like the music bits though!

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My Favourite Hidden Gems of the Past Two Years

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful blog The Broke and Bookish, and is a chance for bloggers to fangirl about books in the form of lists!

This week’s topic is a freebie, and seeing as I missed out on doing last’s week topic, I thought I’d have a stab at it today. So, what were my hidden gems of 2016 and 2015? (I was totally just going to use books from last year, but then I realised most of my reads last year were pretty well-known…)

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Top Ten Villains in YA

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely book blog The Broke and the BookishIt’s a fabulous meme which combines lists and books – two of the best things ever, I’m sure you’ll agree!

This week’s topic is all about villains, and I got so excited when I saw it. I mean, villains, guys! Let’s be honest, none of our favourite books would be half as good without any villains. What would the Harry Potter books be without the constant struggles against Voldemort?

I’ll admit, however, I struggled a bit with this topic. I looked at some of my favourite books, and struggled to even figure out who the villains were in some of the books. How can it be this hard to make a list of favourite villains? So I’ve settled for a short list this week, which I guess makes these villains extra special.

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