Top 5 | Banned Books

Today’s top 5 is in honour of freedom – freedom of speech, freedom of thought and freedom of writing and reading. We have all witnessed the renewed interest for books like 1984 since the inauguration of the 45th president of the USA and I wanted to stress the importance of the fact that we are able to read everything we want and use that to express ourselves and to protest. Continue reading “Top 5 | Banned Books”

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Top 5 | Christmas Books

Today’s top 5 is all about Christmas – how could it be any different? From the all time favourite A Christmas Carol by Dickens to Tolkien’s Letters to Father Christmas. This time I’ve only included books that I haven’t read yet, so it’s a Christmas TBR at the same time!
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Top 5 | Fictional Worlds and Places in Children’s Books

What is more engrossing in a novel than a whole new and fascinating world? Escaping our world becomes reality in the land of Dagonout, Narnia or Middle Earth. These are my top 5 fictional worlds in children’s books! Continue reading “Top 5 | Fictional Worlds and Places in Children’s Books”

Top 5 | Books That BookTube Made Me Read …

Regan recently posted a video about her favourite books she read because of BookTube. Now, we all have those, haven’t we? Today I want to show you 5 books that I’ve read because of BookTube! Continue reading “Top 5 | Books That BookTube Made Me Read …”

Top 5 | Books to Get You Out of a Reading Slump

I’m in a pretty awful reading slump right now, and its getting me on my nerves … I mean: I want to read! Reading is my ultimate way to relax and it feels weird to only have read two books this month (one of which was a reread). I had a minor reading slump last year, so fortunately I know a few tricks to get out of one … Continue reading “Top 5 | Books to Get You Out of a Reading Slump”

Top 5 | Reading Diversely/Schwob Books

I’ve already written about my internship at Schwob and about my wish to read more outside my comfort zone, so I thought it would be fun to share with you the top 5 books I would like to read soon. Continue reading “Top 5 | Reading Diversely/Schwob Books”

Top 5 | Books I’m Afraid To Pick Up

I’m an avid reader but I’m still hesitant to pick certain books up. They’re either huge, difficult or extremely sad (or scary) and therefore have been waiting on my TBR for way to long. I’ve made the first step (actually buying the book) already and I may have even read the first few pages, but these books in today’s top 5 have yet to make it to my currently reading pile! Continue reading “Top 5 | Books I’m Afraid To Pick Up”

Top 5 | Penguin English Library Books

You may have noticed that I’m quite a big fan of the Penguin English Library books. They’re beautiful, bright coloured editions of English classics and as I intend to read every book that’s on the list (around 105 titles) I read at least one of them every month. Want to see which ones I’d like to read very soon? Continue reading “Top 5 | Penguin English Library Books”

Top 5 | The Time & Place Book Tag

A while ago Jen Campbell started a new tag with this video in which she talked about ten books that are linked with a certain place and time in her life. I thought it was a lovely tag and when I saw Jean’s version of it, I thought: I have to do this as well! Instead of ten I have picked five books, just because I don’t have that many books linked to a specific time and/or place. Let’s see, shall we? Continue reading “Top 5 | The Time & Place Book Tag”

Top 5 | Found In Translation #1

There have been a lot of videos on BookTube and posts on book blogs on ‘reading diversely’ recently. When Alice wrote a blog post about it, we came to the conclusion that we would not only like to know more of literature from outside of Europe, but also from within. She recently published a post on five Norwegian authors we should read and today I’m going to introduce five Dutch authors that have written must-read books! Continue reading “Top 5 | Found In Translation #1”