February Wrap Up

I can’t believe March begins tomorrow, this month has flown by so quickly! Once again i’m amazed at how many books i’m able to read in a month. I’ve managed to read in the morning, during my lunch at work, at night and on my bus or train journeys. I’m so proud of myself for keeping this up, even if i’m behind on my challenge – i’m still making good progress.

This month I have read six books, these were:

  • Here’s Looking At You by Mhairi McFarlane
  • Crazy, Beautiful by Jessica Serra Huizenga
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • It by Alexa Chung
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • The Butterfly Summer by Harriet Evans

Both of the books I received from Goodreads in exchange for an honest review were my two favourite books of this month. Crazy, Beautiful by Jessica Serra Huizenga was such a great contemporary read and I can’t wait for the next book to be released later on this year! The Butterfly Summer by Harriet Evans (I’ve literally just this second finished it!) holds a lot of mystery, secrets and intrigue. I shall be reviewing The Butterfly Summer very shortly. There were two books which I was not a great fan of which were We Were Liars and Station Eleven. For some reason I just couldn’t connect with either story and I felt there was something lacking. Even when I start to read a book i’m clearly not enjoying, i’m unable to just put it down and walk away from it forever.

I. Have. To. Finish. It.

Reason being, I don’t like leaving something left unfinished.

I know I have a couple of events i’m attending in the beginning of March, but I am hoping to read more than six books this month!

Let me know in the comments below how many book you guys intend on reading this month, year etc.

Happy reading,

Claire 🙂

This or That Book Tag

Thank you very much to Joey over at Another After Thought for tagging me!

The Rules:

  • Mention the creator of the tag (Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks).
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you!
  • Choose one of the options, you don’t have to tell the reasons why you chose that but you can also do them if you want to.
  • Tag 10 other people to do this tag to spread the love!

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Three Days Quote Challenge – Day 3

Last but not least, the third and final day of this challenge!

For Day 3 I have chosen a quote from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

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I think a lot of people can relate to this quote as most of us seem to try and Google nearly anything we don’t understand (well, at least I do) – it’s a funny quote that made me laugh out loud when I read this book and I remember a couple of people giving me strange glances on the bus when this moment had occurred.

Also, like the quote says “In new situations all the trickiest rules are the ones nobody bothers to explain to you”, I think this is a true quote! Half of the new situations that we find ourselves going through in life were never explained to us so we have to figure out how to do them or how to cope with them by ourselves.

This quote is very real to me. It has a funny side to it by saying “And the ones you can’t Google”, but I find that it is quite serious as well.

My final three people I am going to nominate are:

I really hope you guys have enjoyed my quotes over the past three consecutive days and I thank again for this being my first book tag challenge!

And so that concludes a few of my favourite quotes for this challenge, if you wanted to try this challenge out but haven’t been tagged yet, then I challenge all of the ‘un-tagged’ bloggers to do this 🙂

Happy reading,

Claire 🙂

Three Days Quote Challenge – Day 2


Welcome to my second day of the Three Days Quote Challenge blog post,

For Day 2 I have chosen a quote from The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks.


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“Love is fragile. And we’re not always it’s best caretakers. We just muddle through and do the best we can. And hope this fragile thing survives against all odds.”

I love this quote.

It makes me think about how delicate love can be and to not take it for granted.

The three people I am going to nominate are:

I hope you guys look forward to my last day of this challenge tomorrow with a new quote and new nominees.

Happy reading,

Claire 🙂

What are your opinions on this quote? Let me know in the comment section below.

Three Days Quote Challenge – Day 1


Hello fellow bloggers,

I have been tagged by the lovely Aldii over at Perfection In Books, thank you very much for nominating me!

There are three simple rules for this challenge, which are:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day

This is my first challenge I have been chosen to participate in and i’m very excited to be a part of it, especially as it involves picking out quotes!

For Day 1 I have chosen a quote from Looking For Alaska by John Green.


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I loved the simple design of this quote graphic, plus I love the book Looking For Alaska and this is one of my favourite quotes and personally, i’m always seeking a great perhaps.

The three people I am going to nominate are:

Thank you once again for tagging me Aldii!

I hope you guys look forward to tomorrow with a new quote and new nominees for Day 2,

Happy reading,

Claire 🙂

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Book Review

I should have completed this book review a while ago, especiallthe night circusy as this was the first book I read in 2016! But i’m finally getting round to starting up book reviewing, so here goes…

I have given The Night Circus 4 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Title: The Night Circus

Author: Erin Morgernstern

Genre: Magical, Fantasy

Blurb from the back of the book:

‘The circus arrives without warning

No announcements precede it…

It is simply there, when yesterday it was not’

Not only did these three short sentences automatically draw me in to buying this book, but the cover of this book was too elegant and beautiful to resist.

The blurb gave me a sense that this book was going to hold a lot of mystery and intrigue. I couldn’t wait to read every chapter, sentence, word I was going to come across.

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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart Book Review


I have given We Were Liars 3 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Title: We Were Liars

Author: E. Lockhart

Genre: Young adult fiction, Contemporary, Mystery, Suspense.

I went into this book unknown of anyone or anything. No names, no locations, no plot. Nothing. If you want to keep this book a mystery, I’d stop reading here.

For those of you who carried on reading, do not hold any grudges towards me as I did suggest for you to stop.

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Crazy, Beautiful by Jessica Serra Huizenga Book Review

I received this book for free from Goodreads for an honest review. 12677275_846073812185371_778257506_n(1)

I have given Crazy, Beautiful 4.5 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

To the right is the gorgeous book cover of Crazy, Beautiful along with a letter from Jessica Serra Huizenga as well, which was so lovely!

This is the same book review that you can find on my Goodreads account as well.

Title: Crazy, Beautiful

Author: Jessica Serra Huizenga

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Summary: Kinsley Moore is an independent woman who has made a great success out of her small business for floristry. Lucas Graham is a confident, successful man who has started up a capital investment firm with his best friend Ryan. Kinsley does not believe in love and Lucas is not looking for a relationship. But as soon as Kinsley and Lucas lay eyes on each other, it’s an instantaneous connection you can feel between them that has flared. From then on, they can’t keep their hands off each other (literally!). Trying to balance the friends with benefits “deal” and not letting their true emotions get in the way of lust turns out to be harder than they thought.

As their feelings start to develop, it’s just a matter of time before one has to admit their love for the other, hoping that it won’t ruin their friendship.

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