Upside-Down Books Awards 2016

Welcome, welcome. It’s nice to see you again – please, take a seat. Popcorn to your left, toilets to your right, dog on your lap, cat on your feet. All sorted? Excellent. WELCOME to the annual Upside-Down Books Awards for 2016 *crowd goes wild*. Thank you, thank you – no really, thank you, *catches a bouquet of flowers*.

I formally welcome you to the inaugural celebration of THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR – in the delightful form of various categories. Because categories are life, ladles and jellyspoons. These books are only those I read this year, regardless of when they were published. I present to you a list of 18 awards that I have so generously given to particular books that I have read this year. At the time of writing this, I have read 84 books (and am midway through the 85th) so let’s all applaud me for my magnificent reading progress for the year. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: The Best of YA

Why hello there, and welcome to another Tuesday! I am currently elbowing my way through the week wishing it was the weekend already even though it’s only Tuesday. I’ve also spent a strange amount of time day dreaming about Christmas – I can’t wait for the weather to warm up and to lounge around, boogying to Christmas carols and baking STUFF. Oooh, it’s going to be good.

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Top Ten Tuesday: 2016’s Darlings

*Neverland war cry* GUESS WHAT, GUYS? It’s Tuesday!! Even more exciting, though, is that when I woke up this morning my first thought was that this time next week . . . I’ll be going to the UK! Gosh it’s really come around quite quickly. As a quick note to anyone who’s missed it – I will continue to blog whilst I’m away so fear not, there’ll be plenty of time to be jealous of me whilst I mention which amazing thing I did on which day. *evil laughter*

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Covers

We’re here guys, we have arrived at The Question. This is the ultimate quizzicality, the last battle, the penultimate dance, the leap of faith: WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE COVER?

This week’s theme is:

Favourite Covers 

It really is a difficult question, though. How does one decide these things? There are so many beautiful covers out there (and also a good handful of bad ones, sheesh) so how am I supposed to compile a list of just TEN of these? The answer: I make a longer a list. Obviously.

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