Tuesday, 31 December 2013

My Top 10 Books 2013

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Well, I am not picking only books published in 2013, because I have read so many different ones this year and it’s my first year as a blogger, so I’m including all the books I’ve read this year. From next year on, as you already know I’m am doing a Book of the Month section and at the end of the year I will pick my faves out of these 12. So here are my favorites for this year and I have to tell you it was a really hard decision, because I read so many great ones. Enjoy :)

1. Chasing Daisy by Paige Toon
2. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
3. Just for Christmas by Scarlett Bailey
4. Sleigh Bells in the Snow by Sarah Morgan
5. The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman
6.  The Johnny series by Paige Toon
7. It’s Raining Men by Milly Johnson
8. Calling Mrs Christmas by Carole Matthews
9. Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher
10. The First Last Kiss by Ali Harris

Chasing Daisy by Paige Toon

I just love Paige’s books so much. This one is probably my favourite one. I clicked with Daisy instantly, partly because she swears in Italian and she is so awesome. Then there are Will and Luis, both incredible in their own way. I’m so glad Daisy found her happiness. It was great to read her story, going through good and also sad times. Such an emotional and addicting book, couldn’t put it down.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Such a heart-breaking, beautiful and emotional story. It was great to see how Louisa managed to get closer to Will and how he was different when she was around. I had to cry non stop through some of the pages and this untypical story is written beautifully and touches every heart.

 Just for Christmas by Scarlett Bailey

Amazing story, great characters and some deep meanings. You see two people meet, both of them with a past and a background they don’t want to share and they get closer and closer. Scarlett has a vivid way to describe the story and I got hooked instantly.

Sleigh Bells in the Snow by Sarah Morgan

A beautiful story to dive into immediately, which never makes you want to leave again. Jackson O’Neil the sexy and perfect man, who manages to break Kayla’s shell. Their chemistry is undeniable. Can’t wait to read more of the O’Neil brothers and I’m so happy Jackson and Kayla found their happy end.

     The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman

Completing a list to get your inheritance? No way, that’s going to work. The lovely Brett is trying to do that and it’s great to see her being a teacher and finding the love of her life. It takes her quiet a while, especially for the last one, but I really thinks she ends up with the right guy. What a lovely and wonderful debut novel.

Johnny Be Good, Baby Be Mine and Johnny's Girl by Paige Toon
The story of Johnny and Meg is a total rollercoaster with ups and downs and so much drama. Loved them from the start and it was great to finally see them happy at the end of Baby Be Mine. In Johnny’s Girl I adored their relationship so much and I loved their scenes. Paige is a great and talented writer and made Johnny and Meg such alive characters. 

 It’s Raining Men by Milly Johnson

Not just a great romantic read, it’s also a story with a deeper and greater meaning. The three friends May, Lara and Clare have such a great friendship and it’s so interesting what each one experiences in this small village, where everything is weird: the people and the weather...

Calling Mrs Christmas by Carole Matthews

In this case the quote “Reading is dreaming with open eyes” totally describes how I felt through out the story. I could imagine this life and world so easily and I am so glad Carole introduced us to the lovely Lapland. This story is really fascinating, vivid and full of extraordinary moments. LOVED IT!

Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher

Wonderful debut novel. I fell in love with this story around Billy and Sophie. A lot of ups and downs written in a magnificent way. The emotions came right through to me.

The First Last Kiss by Ali Harris

Such an emotional, moving and heart-breaking story. I loved Molly’s and Ryan’s story so much and it shows how much every single kiss means. It’s a memory for life, we shouldn’t forget that. Ali’s writing is beautiful and very emotional.

That was it for this year my lovely friends. I am so glad I got to know you all in this year, I found some true friends and enjoyed every minute of blogging. Have a nice NYE and a happy 2014. See you next year :)

Monday, 30 December 2013

Top 6 Book Couples 2013

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Hey my lovely friends,

2013 is ending soon and it's time for some more favorites this year. Today: My Top 5 Book Couples this year, tomorrow I'll reveal my Top 10 books. Well actually I cheated a little bit, cause I just couldn't decide, so here are my Top 6 couples this year, I lvdd them all. I enjoyed reading about them and I hope to hear more about them. The first couple is by far my favorite this year and #2 and #3 are so close, they both deserve to be second actually. 

1. Johnny and Meg, Johnny’s Girl by Paige Toon
2. Alex and Ruan, Just for Christmas by Scarlett Bailey
3. Kayla and Jackson, Sleigh Bells in the Snow by Sarah Morgan
4. Laura and Leo, The Longest Holiday by Paige Toon
5. Brett and Garrett, The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman
6. Alex and Angela, I heart series by Lindsey Kelk
 Johnny and Meg. I loved them from the start and knew that they belong together. In Johnny’s Girl we were finally able to read more about them as a couple and that was amazing. Their chemistry and love is wonderful and I absolutely enjoyed every single one of their scenes in this short story. Johnny really loves his Meg and shows it in many different ways and Meg just can’t get enough of him. My favourite couple by far. ♥ ♥ 

Alex and Ruan. I felt their chemistry really early, but it took them a lot longer to realise it. Alex was somehow still focused on Marcus and Ruan was still dealing with the death of his fiancĂ©. They shared a lot of special moments throughout the story and I just wanted them to kiss. However nothing happened for a long time and some drama made me wait even more (nothing against some good drama though ;)). Well the last scene just made me laugh so much, it was great. Cute couple with a great connection and spark. ♥ 

Kayla and Jackson. Oh what a great couple, love them so much, although I really want Jackson for myself. He’s perfect!!! I love the fact that he was able to “change” her and get her out of her shell. He’s such a romantic soul and he understood how to treat Kayla and what’s more important, how to make her happy and see the important things in life. They have so much chemistry, sexyness and really belong to each other. ♥ 

Laura and Leo. I was so happy to hear about Laura again and she really deserves to have her happy ending. Meeting someone on a holiday, that’s mostly nothing to last for longer. Well, not in this case. I love the way their relationship developed and you also see that it’s not always easy to say the L word. However, it was so cute the see Leo transfer and care so much for her when she was in a coma. Happy that they found each other, they make each other complete. 

Brett and Garrett. With Brett I really didn’t know, with whom she was going to end up. I liked Brad, but that unfortunately, didn’t work out. The mystery about Burberry Man was great and he seemed perfect for her. I always hoped that she’d meet him again. It took quiet a long time though. And then there was Mr. Doctor on the phone. I loved their chemistry, however I couldn’t imagine Brett with him. When it turned out that he was Burberry Man I was so thrilled. I loved the scene when I turned up at her house, when she didn’t expect him too, but it was great, because he couldn’t let her go again. 

Alex and Angela. Loved them as a couple from the start of the series. They went through so many ups and downs and they’re still together, which I think is great. They way Alex is caring for her, is amazing, you just gotta love him and he is so patient with Angela. Oh and did I mention he’s a musician?! So sexy… 

Here we go, hope you enjoy it ;). What are your favorite book couples?*Just curious, I know*
This was the second last post this year, any resolutions for 2014? One more post tomorrow, have a fab evening.

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Photo Challenge

Image and video hosting by TinyPic Some of you might saw the pictures I posted on twitter or/and Instagram over the last months. They were all part of a photo challenge, every day a new task. From self portraits, to colours, various objects, people and much more. I must say I really enjoyed it. It was a pleasure to look for something everyday. However, some days were really hard, because the weather didn't do what I wanted or I was in the wrong places. Well, I tried my best and here are the results, hope you like them. First of all: the overview.

I created a poll for you, because I am really curious what you all think. Please chose your five favorite pictures: Click here to vote

You're also very welcome to leave a comment of course.

Day 1: Self Portrait
Day 2: What you Wore
Day 3: Clouds

Day 4: Something Green

Day 5: After Dark

Day 6: Obsession

Day 7: Changes To Come

Day 8: Routine

Day 9: Someone You Love

Day 10: Childhood Memory

Day 11: Something Blue

Day 12: Sunset

Day 13: Cannot Live Without

Day 14: Eyes

Day 15: Silhouette

Day 16: Good Habit

Day 17: Technology

Day 18: Your shoes

Day 19: Something You Want

Day 20: In Your Bag

Day 21: Faceless Self Portrait

Day 22: Inspirational

Day 23: Patterns

Day 24: Animal

Day 25: Strangers

Day 26: Close-Up

Day 27: Celebration

Day 28: Flowers

Day 29: Black and White

Day 30: Self Portrait

That was it, I'd really appreciate it if you could vote, thank you :)