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2 Year Blogversary πŸŽ‰ feat. Books I Loved because of you πŸ’•

2nd Blogversary

Hello fellow bookworms πŸŽ‰ It’s October 8th, 2019 and that makes that it has been 2 YEARS since this blog went live 😱 I cannot believe it’s time again to celebrate my Blogversary as it felt like the last one was just yesterday and now I’ve been here for another year! I’m happy that I started book blogging in 2016 (I have been a blogger for an additional year on another platform) because it brought me amazing people to talk to and an opportunity to express my opinions on all things bookish πŸ“š

Now comes the part in every Blogversary Post where I thank YOU, the reader for sticking around and supporting my content. Even after 2 years I’m in awe of how friendly and welcoming the community is and how much love goes into supporting each other’s content. It means the world to me that you guys are reading my posts, taking enough time out of your day to leave a nice content or otherwise boost my blog 😭 Whenever someone gets excited about my posts or leaves encouraging messages for me I get all warm and fuzzy inside, melting for you!! I guess what I’m saying is that I love you guys!! Thank you for sticking by my side and making my blogging a fantastic journey that allows me to share my passion and connect with other readers!! It sounds cliche but it is true: you’re the reason I carry on πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ₯°

me @ you reading this πŸ’•

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Some Fun Statistics πŸŽ‰

2 years

Favorite Post

Writing 1
I love posting writing content again and was a bit nervous about this big new project, but everyone was so supportive and thought the tips could be helpful – making my heart soar πŸ’—

Favorite Review

Arc_ Sorcery of Thorns
I love my Bloodwitch Review, but I also had so much fun writing the Review for Sorcery of Thorns and putting a spin on it πŸ’•

Most Popular Post

OWL T BR
Totally on brand, because I love taking part in Readathons and sharing my TBR’s with you πŸ₯°

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Books I Loved because of the Bookish Community πŸŽ‰

When I was thinking about what I wanted to do for my Blogversary, I was conflicted because there are many possibilities. However, I felt in my heart that I wanted to talk about some of the books that I got introduced to by you guys and that I ended up loving! I think that it’s nice to look back on what joys I have discovered through the lovely community in celebration of being part of it for two years now πŸ’— I’m grateful to constantly be talking books with you because being a bookworm in real life can feel lonely. Meanwhile being here with you is always a great company and makes me happy! πŸ’• I tried to include some bloggers that I feel inspired me to pick up the books down below, but my memory isn’t always 100% on track, so this is by no means a comprehensive list, as the hype is usually built by all of you being passionate about it πŸ₯°

Another cute gif because I cannot believe I get to be passionate about books with you all! πŸ˜­πŸ’—

Ace of ShadesΒ (Amanda Foody) ➽ read it because of Swetlana @ thecaffeinatedbookwormlife ➽ This is definitely a shoutout to my friend Swetlana because she has been making me want to read several amazing books and I’m always grateful for her recommendations πŸ₯° It was hard to choose one book, but Ace of Shades is the most iconic one because Swetlana gushed about it so much that I got all hyped for it myself! I probably wouldn’t have picked it up as soon if it hadn’t been for her offering to do a Traveling Book with our friend Sandra. We all read the book, wrote comments and used lots of sticky notes which was one of the best bookish experiences I ever had πŸ’• A bonus was that I LOVED Ace of Shades and it has become one of my favorite Fantasy series now!!Β  Honorable Mentions of other books Swetlana encouraged me to read include The Storm Crow, A Curse so Dark and Lonely & The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy!

I Was Born for This (Alice Oseman) ➽ read it because of Marie @ drizzleandhurricanebooks ➽ Real Talk: I would have probably never picked this up if it hadn’t been for Marie’s gushing about this book! For some reason, I was convinced that a book centered around a boyband wouldn’t be for me, but I was wrong. I’m so glad that Marie’s enthusiasm for I Was Born for This pushed me to take a leap of faith and purchase it during my visit to Paris Shakespeare and Company bookshop πŸ₯° Spoiler Alert: I LOVED it so much and became a favorite of 2018. The fandom aspects and the main character’s anxiety were so relatable to me and I cannot believe I almost missed out on this! It really got me interested in Alice Oseman as an author as well! I could probably mention more books here, as Marie always has the best recommendations πŸ’–

Radio SilenceΒ (Alice Oseman) ➽ read it because of Margaret @ weirdzeal ➽ I was considering reading Radio Silence after being so excited by I Was Born for This, but Margaret’s love for the book definitely encouraged me to pick it up now and ignore some of the more mixed reviews! Good decision because it turned out that Radio Silence also emotionally gripped me and got me so invested, it ended up being another favorite – this time of 2019!! I just LOVED Radio Silence’s podcast element, as it made me wish the fictional podcast of the book was real. To be honest this book got me interested in podcasts and motivated me to listen to more of them on the cool Apple Podcast app! This all goes back to Margaret, so I’m very grateful for her love of this book πŸ’•

The Fever King (Victoria Lee) ➽ read it because of Lily @ sprinkleofdreams ➽ Lily is one of the book’s biggest champion and her enthusiasm and promotion were what got me hyped as well! She was gushing about it so much, that it caught my intention and the big need to read it arose in me! I was lucky enough to get an Arc and immediately set out to read it, having Lily’s praise fresh in mind. It turned out to be a great, intriguing reading experience as the book is a fantastic blend of different genres and had me catching my breath because so much was going on. Now I’m excited for the sequel and cannot wait to hear Lily’s thoughts on it because I know that they’ll make me feel even more enthusiastic for the book πŸ’•

Here Lies Daniel TateΒ (Cristin Terril) ➽ read it because of Cait @ paperfury ➽ Mystery/Thriller books aren’t my thing, but Cait praised this book so much in her Review so I was intrigued! The premise sounded intriguing and as this is YA it was definitely more in more comfort zone than any adult mystery books so I kept it on my TBR for a long while. Opportunity struck when it got available on Riveted to read for free – I saw it on the upcoming free reads, immediately thought back on Cait’s love for this book and set out to read it πŸ₯° It was fantastic!! I’m happy that I went out of my comfort zone and gave a book a shot I wouldn’t have otherwise picked it – I was sold on the mystery and the unreliable narrator from the beginning!

IlluminaeΒ (Kaufman, Kristoff) ➽ read it because ofΒ Dani @ perspectiveofawriter ➽ Another book I thought I wasn’t going to read because I was convinced it was best to remove it from my TBR. In an attempt to downsize my TBR I thought that I was only interested in it because of the unique format and that wasn’t a good reason for keeping it. However, I caved when I saw it in my local library and remembered all the praise the books had received. One of the Reviews that stuck with me the most was Dani’s as she has got such a unique, structured Review approach and in general, has a lot to say about books – something I always appreciate! So, in the end, I read Illuminae in one sitting, got obsessed, read the rest of the Series and bought them all this year to reread. It’s fun because now they’re one of my favorite series and definitely my fave space books! (Also shoutout to Dani’s enthusiasm for Rohgue Heart, I cannot wait to get my copy πŸ₯°)

An Enchantment of Ravens ➽ read it because of Acqua @ acquadimore ➽ This book received a lot of mixed reviews from the community, with a lot of people not liking it at all. However, I was still hopeful and one Review that amplified by feeling that this could be for me was Acqua’s because she liked the book! I always think that her reviews are so in-depth and well thought out so I’m curious to see all of her Reviews on her blog but also on my Goodreads timeline. In the end, my gut feeling that I would like this book was right: I ended up loving it and being so enchanted by the world that it made me adore Margaret Rogerson’s writing and get me excited for all her standalone fantasy books! πŸ’•

Let's Talk (1)What is a book you read because of the bookish community? Is there a book I inspired you to read (I’m nosy)? What’s your favorite post you’ve ever written? πŸŽ‰

27 thoughts on “2 Year Blogversary πŸŽ‰ feat. Books I Loved because of you πŸ’•

  1. Awww what a beautiful way to celebrate your blogoversery Caro!! β™₯οΈπŸ’•πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ₯° You’re such a sweet blogger and an inspiring writer!! I love how passionate you are about books and hope you stick around for many more anniversaries. I totally read the first Windwitch because of you and will always associate that series with you Caro! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ€©

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    1. Thank you so much for all the kind words, Dani!! 😭πŸ₯°πŸ’• I’m so happy to hear that you’ve read the Witchlands because of me, which makes me feel very honored! I hope you continue to enjoy the books πŸ™‚

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  2. CONGRATS on two years of blogging, Caro!! I’m so happy that you’re a part of this wonderful community and that I found your blog last year – I always love reading your posts and getting notifications from you! ❀

    And I'm DELIGHTED that I'm the reason you read Radio Silence!! That feels very on-brand for me πŸ˜€ It's always a joy to spread the love of one of my favorite books, and the fact that it's now a favorite of yours as well and helped get you into podcasts just makes it even better. Thanks so much for including me in your blogiversary celebration!

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    1. Thank you so much!!! That means a lot to me 😭πŸ₯°β€οΈ

      Radio Silence was truly fantastic and Iβ€˜m so glad that we can fangirl about the book together πŸ’• And it’s great that it made me discover podcasts, they are great to listen to while doing chores πŸ™‚

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  3. Yayyyyy happy blogiversary!!! Man, I’ve been introduced to SO many books because of the blogging community – recent faves that I can recall are the Gentleman’s Guide to Vice & Virtue (and its sequel) and Autoboyography. Both are books I probably wouldn’t have picked up for myself but I kept seeing people shout about them on their blogs so I had to check out what the hype was about for myself! πŸ˜›

    CONGRATS AGAIN!!! 2 years is such an incredible achievement!! πŸ₯³

    πŸ’› Ngoc

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    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚ I also read The Gentleman’s Guide because I heard so many great things about it from the community and I was swept up in all the hype about it πŸ₯°

      Thanks!! πŸ’– I can hardly believe how fast the time has flown by 😱

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  4. Oh happy blogiversary, Caro!! It’s so sweet to see how much you and your blog have grown and how much you’ve given to the bookish/writing community ❀ I hope you continue to find it a fun and relaxing place to go back every time, make new friends, and keep up the wonderful work πŸ™‚
    The first book I was ever influenced to read because of other bloggers was The Lunar Chronicles, and it ended up being one of my favourite series ever!

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    1. Thank you! I’m so happy to be part of the community and 2 years later I’m still having fun writing posts and connecting with others πŸ₯°

      Oh yes, The Lunar Chronicles is such a fantastic series! I picked it up because I saw much hype in the bookish community as well πŸ™‚

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  5. Happy blogversary!! There are so many books I wouldn’t have reached for if it hadn’t been for other people in the book community, as well.
    And thank you! ❀

    …By the way, this reminds me of how much I need to reread The Fever King. The sequel will be here soon, can't believe it's almost 2020 already.

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      1. Oh I had missed that! Thank you so much – I haven’t been checking netgalley as often lately and didn’t realize it would be on here this early (…it’s not that early, but it feels like it. Where did this year go.)

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  6. HAPPY BLOGVERSARY (I’m never entirely sure how to spell that word, haha) but yay big congratulations and I’m so happy you are loving blogging and I agree the book community really is wonderful and I love talking to everyone about books!!
    I think it is such a lovely idea to talk about books which have been recommended because I’ve found lots of books through following blogs which I am very thankful for. (ones like The Poppy War, We Hunt The Flame, Descendant of the Crane)
    I really want to read Ace of Shades because I’ve heard really good things and I think I will really like it. Your experience reading it sounds absolutely wonderful as well!! ❀
    I recently read Radio Silence and absolutely loved it!! I need to read more of Alice Oseman now but I'm glad you really loved both of those books, it makes me excited to get to I Was Born For This!!
    I absolutely loved reading this and again happy blogversary!! ❀

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    1. Thank you so much!! πŸ₯° (I never have any idea how to spell it either, I have seen a few possibilities around πŸ˜‚)

      It’s one of the best things about blogging: finding amazing books through recommendations and all the hype that goes around in the community πŸ’•
      Ace of Shades is really great! I was definitely digging the worldbuilding and the characters so much! I Was Born for This was also a great read, I think you’ll really enjoy it as you’ve also loved Radio Silence πŸ™‚

      Thank you for reading! ❀

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  7. AHHH CARO HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰ I’m so so happy you’ve been blogging for two years and that our paths crossed, you’re so wonderful and I always love chatting with you and ahhhhhh thank you for mentioning me and my recommendation ❀ I'm just so happy you discovered Alice Oseman and I Was Born for This and that you loved it as much as I did ❀ ❀ ❀
    Here's to many more years of blogging and of loving it all ❀

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    1. Thank you!! ❀️πŸ₯° Ahh thank you!!! I love chatting with you as well & Iβ€˜m so glad that weβ€˜ve meet through blogging πŸ’• Iβ€˜m so glad that I read I Was Born for This because it’s such a fantastic book! πŸ™‚
      Oh yeees πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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  8. Happy Blogversary! I’ll have to check our your Sorcery Of Thorns review once I’ve had a chance to read the book (I’m so desperate to read it that I’m avoiding all reviews as I want to go into it knowing as little as possible) I also really want to read Enchantment Of Ravens and Illuminae. I completely forgot about Here Lies Daniel Tate but I love the sound of it ands it’s on my TBR so I’m glad this post reminded me about it. I love all of the book recommendations that I’ve got through blogging too (:

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    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚ I hope you end up liking Sorcery of Thorns, it’s a great fantasy & I totally get wanting to go in without knowing much πŸ˜„ Here Lies Daniel Tate is such an underrated book, I hope you get to read it! πŸ™‚ It’s amazing to discover so many new books πŸ₯°

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