October Book Haul

I'm one of those people who buys books even though I still have unread ones on my shelf. So, despite the fact that I have only finished one of the three books from my previous book haul, I decided it was about time for some new books! The release of Allegiant has given me a good excuse, right?

Book Giveway!

In celebration of my new blog, I'm hosting a giveaway! The winner is allowed to choose one book from the list above and will receive it for free. One of these six books might be yours in the near future! 

There are ofcourse some rules to follow. 
  1. You MUST be following Brilliant Bookshelf. (This can be done by email, with your google account of with a bloglovin' account)
  2. As a winner, you will be able to choose ONE book from the six titles above. 
  3. You must be willing to provide me with your address so I can ship the book to you. 
  4. Shipping will go via the book depository, so I can't make any guarantees what your copy will look like (cover-wise)  
  5. The giveaway is worldwide.
  6. Please only reblog (Tumblr) once a day to prevent spamming.
  7. Winner will be contacted by email 48 hours after the giveaway ends. 
  8. The giveaway will end on the 5th of December. 
Feel free to share this giveaway with your friends, the more the merrier. For any questions, send me a message on Tumblr or Goodreads. Good luck! :)


Review: Fangirl

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
◆ Read October 2013
◆ English Edition
❝ Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .

But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?❞
As someone who has just started university herself and is known to be a bit of a fangirl when it comes to books, films and tv-shows, this book hit really close to home and I absolutely loved it because of it.

It's really easy to relate to the main character. Cath is a bit of an introvert and as far as I could tell she has a certain level of social anxiety. Surprisingly enough, Rowell did not try and glorify these very troubling aspects  like so many other authors have, but instead left it for what it really is. It's hard for Cath to be social and meet new people. Furthermore, for some people it's hard to deal with Cath because of this. It's not cute, and Rowell did not try to make it so. 

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