Finally time for my first post of the year! I hope you have all had a lovely holiday period and I wish you all the best for 2018. May all your dreams come true. I have been reading more the past year and so I thought it was finally time to write another book round-up post.
I read plenty of books in 2017 and these 8 are my absolute favourites. I would absolutely recommend reading any of these. They have all touched my heart and I cannot stop thinking about them. Don’t forget to add these to your own ‘to read’ list too!
I have always had a great love for books. In matter of fact, I really should put a temporary ban on my book buying habits. I just don’t have any more room to put even more books at the moment! But sometimes, I just can’t help it. Even though a big part of the books that I read are fiction novels I do fall in love with a great lifestyle book once and a while.
You probably have already seen those colouring books for grown-ups in stores near you. They seem to be everywhere lately. I am always extra sceptical when it comes to hypes and this one was no different. But eventually I bought myself a colouring book and I have got to say that I love it!
Ever since I was a little kid I loved being lost in imaginary worlds created by authors. A book was a temporarily escape from the ordinary world. Just for a while you could imagine that you were there at Hogwarts when Harry defeated the Basilisk or when Mathilda convinced her parents to let her be adopted by that sweet primary school teacher, Miss Honey.
It was not reality, it did not set place in what people call the real world. But that did not make it any less real for us, the children who loved to read. When I got older, the time to read slowly started to slip away. Secondary school and after that university became more important. And the pile of books I devoured became smaller and smaller. I still read. And sometimes I long for those special days when I read 2 books a day. But most times the feeling of nostalgia fades away when I pick up another book.