For my first video of 2018 I’m bringing you some bookish content again. Wow! That has been a while! It’s been more than 6 months since I did a book video and I want to make more bookish videos on my Youtube channel in 2019. So what better way to fulfill that New Year’s resolution by kicking of the year with my best & worst books of 2018?Read more
I love Gothic fiction! I took several courses on the genre at uni and wrote a blog post about it in the early days of this blog. But then someone suggested I make a video about it too after seeing quite some Gothic fiction on my shelves in my bookcase tour. And since I like it when people request certain video’s or blog posts, I figured I could do one! So that’s what today’s video is about.
A guide to Gothic fiction
With Booktube and Bookstagram it is so easy to get caught up in hype and forget about all the wonderful books out there that do not fit current reading trends. But just because they aren’t trendy, doesn’t mean that those forgotten books aren’t any good. So I asked myself, if I had to pick 5 book series favorites that I don’t hear much buzz about, which would they be? And I figured these would be them. These are my 5 favorite book series that nobody talks about.
5 book series that nobody talks about
Having majored in English lit for 6 years at uni ensured a decent amount of a classics have been read and accumulated over the years. For a long time, I even favored reading classics over easier reads as that’s what I had most experience with and I wasn’t quite sure what else to read. Today I’m sharing 7 of my favorites that are definitely worth a read if you haven’t gotten round to them yet.
J.D. Salinger – Catcher in the Rye
Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice
Charlotte Brontë – Jane Eyre
Bram Stoker – Dracula
Edgar Allen Poe – The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings
Willa Cather – Song of the Lark
Arthur Conan Doyle – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
I did it! I made it! I finished my Goodreads reading challenge of reading 50 books in 2016. And what a ride it’s been. In this post I will tell you all that I experienced while doing the challenge and will share some titbits about my favorite and least favorite reads.
A bookcase filled with books definitely helped!
I bought some books! Yep just before the end of the year I’ve decided to treat myself to an online book order. I actually completed my 50 book challenge last week and figured I needed to treat myself to celebrate the occasion. Just to make it truly worth your while, I decided to lump in some other books that I bought left and right over the past few months to make it fairly epic. Those books I’m holding in the picture? That’s roughly half of them. So let’s get to it!
Yup, I’ll just own up to it straightaway: I have a Harry Potter bookshelf. Why? For many different reasons, but since my love for the Harry Potter series runs deep, I would have to devote an entirely new blog post to it. And that’s not this one. Today, I just want to take you through what I keep on my Harry Potter bookshelf and why.
My Harry Potter bookshelf