My favorites of the year!

This year was crazy.

Not only I achieved amazing things and met incredible people, but I also read too many perfect books. Some became my favorites, others changed my life. I think it was actually my best year ever in terms of books. I mostly caught up the famous ones I always forbid myself to read (don’t agiphysk why, I’m just a stubborn brat), and I obviously loved it. Unfortunately I can’t name them all because it would be too long, so I decided to write about 12 of them, one per month (14 actually, because I love to cheat). I hope that you’ll agree with me about some, or that I’ll make you want to read them if you haven’t yet. Don’t forget you can access to all my reviews on Goodreads.

Now let’s get started !

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Welcome to 2018! Towards a better me

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A new year, a new beginning. It always worked this way for me.

Every year I’m full of new resolutions I know I won’t respect, but I still try. And every year, my life stays the same. 2017 was different, maybe even the best year of my life (not maybe, it was). For a lot of reasons, but mostly because for the first time since a long time, I felt complete. Whole. I felt myself. 2017 was a turning point in my life, I’m sure it was, and I can’t help but be optimistic about the year to come. That’s why I’ll continue to make resolutions, even if I still probably won’t respect them. Because I need something to hold on to, because I think it’s important to sit down and have hope to change the things we don’t like. Perhaps one day, it’ll finally happen.

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Reads for Christmas

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Hello booklovers,

If you read my Christmas Wishlist, you already know what Christmas means to me. Unfortunately, my family doesn’t think the same way. Of course they love Christmas but that’s not as important to them as it is to me. That’s why we still don’t have a Christmas tree, you see. Still, I absolutely love this time of the year. When it’s Christmas, I want to feel it. I want the cities to light up and I want the sky to snow.

50 Disney Movies Mashup – All I Want For Christmas Is You

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All I Want For Christmas is…

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… no, this is not Jamie Dornan.

Or maybe it is.

But since it would be difficult to put him under the christmas tree, I’d rather ask something else, right? Christmas is really important to me. It doesn’t have to do with presents ; this is a global state of mind. Snow, christmas songs, chocolate, family, christmas trees and foie gras… That is the best moment of the year to me. It’ll sound cheesy but December always feels magical. As if everything was suddenly possible. I love being reunited with my family and to make them happy. I also love watching christmas movies and wearing ridiculous red-and-green pajamas (that’s what I do the rest of the year but whatever).

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“Without Merit” by Colleen Hoover : a book of nonsense !

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Before we start this review, you have to know that I’m a huge Cohort and that it literally breaks my heart to give this book one star. The truth is I fell in love with this woman since the moment I laid eyes on « Maybe Someday ». That was my first from her and that’s still now my favorite (for sentimental reasons). Since then, I admire her; the person she is, her words, her imagination, everything. I had the chance to meet her several times and I truly respect her talent. There was no book from her that I didn’t like…… until now. I was so sure to love « Without Merit » that the disappointment is strong and the fall is hard. I hate everything about it, truly. I just don’t understand. I don’t recognize CoHo’s style and that makes me really sad. Since a lot of you are shocked to hear that I hated « Without Merit », I’m going to explain why in details.
But know that if you liked it, that’s okay. My opinion is totally personal.
–> WARNING : SPOILERS + SUICIDE, SEXUAL ABUSE, INCEST.

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Halloween 2017 : reads and treats !

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Who says Halloween says pumpkins, candies and horror movies. Autumn may be my favorite season of all time (closely followed by winter), it doesn’t last enough to me. That is why you have to enjoy it as much as you can and don’t let October slip away! Personally, I love to associate my readings to the different periods of the year : for instance to read contemporaries during summer, Christmas books during December and of course readings related to Halloween during autumn. I didn’t necessarily do that this year because I accumulated too much late in my readings but I still want to recommend you a few books that are perfect for October.
Since I don’t particularly like horror books, the ones I’m talking about today are pretty soft. I think it will please everyone though 🙂 Let’s go, shall we?

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How To Rock Your NaNoWriMo : kit of survival and other stuff.

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Hello there 🙂 Guess what. No, November is not only the month of Thanksgiving, it’s also the NaNoWriMo! Qu’es aquò ?

The first thing you need to know is that NaNoWriMo actually means National Novel Writing Month (I’m sure you feel a little less confused now, right?), a challenge where the participants have to write at least 50 000 words in one month (don’t freak out already). You can participate to write a novel as the title’s suggesting, but also to write your thesis or whatever you want to. All you have to do is WRITE. As you see, this is a lot of time and you can’t just dive into this challenge without preparation. That’s why I’m offering some advice before the D-Day! I’ve done the NaNoWriMo twice and I succeeded only once (university doesn’t give much time to write, you’d agree). As I said, to win this you’d have to be assiduous.
Also, know that there is the NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers Program for participants under the age of 13. This is more relax.

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“Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli : the most adorable ever !

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I read this book in less than 24h ; that’s saying something. In one word ? FUCKINGADORABLE (yes, that’s a word).

Why is straight the default? Everyone should have to declare one way or another, and it shouldn’t be this big awkward thing whether you’re straight, gay, bi, or whatever. I’m just saying.

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“November 9” by Colleen Hoover : a date we wouldn’t miss !

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If you still don’t know, Colleen Hoover is a queen to me. I always begin her books knowing it’ll wreck me and knowing I’ll enjoy it. This one is no exception. It was cute and cheesy as I love. Her stories are always so unique, original, funny, sensual and perfect !! Not to mention her characters… I want a Benton James Kessler please, thank you very much.

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