Author / Samantha Cuppen

#TBR #Wrap Up

June/July Wrap Up and August TBR

Hello beautiful people,

It has been some time sinds I wrote. In June and the beginning of July I had my exams – 13 in total! I was crazy busy and didn’t have time to read. Right after my exams, I went on holiday and read 6 books in one week! And now August has arrived, so it is time to wrap July up and TBR August!

In July I read:

  • The Selection by Kiera Cass
  • The Elite by Kiera Cass
  • The One by Kiera Cass
  • The Heir by Kiera Cass
  • The Crown by Kiera Cass
  • The Happily Ever After by Kiera Cass

After this series, I was kind of in a book hanger xD.

The challenge for July was: Read a book set in a place you love. I choose “The Dark Days Club by Allison Goodman. I hope to finish it this month.

I don’t want to make a TBR for August, but the challenge I will set. The challenge is: A book based on a fairytale, myth or folklore. I choose: Ensnared by A. G. Howard. The book is based on Alice in Wonderland.

Talk to you soon!



#As told by me Geen categorie


Hello lovely people,

The #As Told By Me part of my blog is the more personal side. These posts won’t be about books, but I do hope you enjoy them! So here is the first one about my experience at the Adele concert!

Last Friday – June 3rd 2016 – (more like FriYay), was the second concert Adele gave in the Netherlands, and I had tickets for my mum IMG_2288and me! I bought them for my mum’s birthday and they also were her Christmas present (since they weren’t cheap), but it was worth every penny that I spent. We drove to a friend of ours, who live close to Amsterdam; we left at around 1 pm. 2 Hours later, we parked our car and dropped of our stuff and headed to Amsterdam by train.

Before arriving at the Arena station, we stopped at Amsterdam Central because I wanted Starbuck – I don’t have own where I live – but we couldn’t find it that fast, so we ended up taking a Ola Swirl instead. Around 4.30pm we arrived at the Amsterdam Arena station and my mum’s dress got stuck in the escalator!! Fortunately, the people from NS were quickly with us and they had to cut her dress – there was only a little bit of damage. We left the station and ate at a sushi place called Ichi-E, it was delicious! I had the chicken and my mum choose salmon.

After we finished eat, we walked to the Ziggo Dome, which was less then 5 minutes away. At 6.30pm the doors opened and we were allowed into the Ziggo Dome. We had some good place, we sat at the North Ring 2 on row 1! We were very early, but the later it got -the show strated at 8pm – the more people arrived – in the end the room was almost entirely filled with people.

The concert started a bit later then 8pm, but it was worth the wait. Adele is so good! She sounds just IMG_2311like – if she isn’t even better then – the audio on the CD. At around 10.30pm the concert ended. We have enjoyed the concert so much. Adele is so funny, sweet and humble. She plucked some people form the room and invited them on stage to take a picture with her – kind of jealous of them – and she told us about when and why she wrote numbers and so much more! #SPICEGIRLS – Adele is a huge fan of them ;). To be concise: IT WAS SUPER AWESOME!!

After the concert, I bought a t-shirt with on the front ‘hello’ and on the back ’25’ and when we left the Ziggo Dome we met up with our friend, who came to the station to pick us up. We had some drinks and went to his place.

It was a amazing concert! The next time she does a concert – which might be some time from now – I want to go again, and maybe try to go two nights!


#TBR #Wrap Up

May Wrap Up and June TBR

Hello lovely people,

June has arrived, so it is time to wrap up May! In May I read:

  • Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

My June TBR won’t be large because I have examens at the end of the month!
I want to finish reading:

  • Seige and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

The book challenge for this month: Read a book that you have been putting off!

  • Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl



YALfest 2016

Hello lovely people,


On April 24th, YALfestNL took place and I went! My friend and I bought tickets for this back in November and we were counting the days!

the distance from me to youWhen we arrived, we were given a wrist band – we wore an orange one because we first had our workshop and then the photo moment with the authors. After we entered we were given a goody bag! It had a book in it – in Dutch – which was ‘The Distance from Me to You’ by Marina Gessner. Since I don’t read in Dutch anymore, I gifted the book to my mum. I do think this is a book that I want to read so maybe in the future I will add this to the books I own. My friend got the other book that they were giving out ‘Riders’ by Veronica Rossi – which I for sure want to read! There were also some other some things in the goody back, like: an ‘Efteling’ pen, some bookmarks, the programme of the day, the bookplates that were signed by the authors(!!), and more!

Bookplates: We start at the top left corner: Tahereh Mafi, Lucy Ivison, Ransom Riggs, Stephanie Perkins (now at the bottom right corner), Tom Ellen, Arwen Elys Dayton and Becky Albertalli! bookplates YALfest 2016

We started the day of with an interview on the main stage. They did a game with the authors, asked some questions and they took some questions from the audience. It was a bit unfortunate that there weren’t enough seats, so a lot of people – including my friend and I – had to stand. IMG_1685

After the interview, it was time for a break! We first went to the bookstand, but they only sold Dutch books, so I bought two magnetic bookmarks and an awesome mug! We went upstairs to pick up lunch, and since I have a gluten allergy I e-mailed before hand and a gluten-free lunch was present for me :D! We had lunch and did some more shopping at the stands upstairs. I bought some jewellery that is movie/book related!

Now it was time for the workshop. We had a writing workshop, which was given by Iris Boter. She told us the basis for writing: what we had to think about while writing, how to keep on writing, and some more tips. It was a very useful workshop and I also bought the book she wrote on how to write a book!

Next was another small break before we could get our picture taken with the authors! We waited in line and before I knew it, it was over. We didn’t have time to talk to the authors; it was just take a photo and that was it, unfortunately. But I am still very happy that I have a picture with them! And after that I got a good picture of all the authors!


YALfestNL was over, and I was bumped that it was. We went into a book shop and bought some books! Which I bought will be in my book haul!

See you next year #YALfestNL!


#Wrap Up

Hello again

Hey guys!

It has been a while since I have written something. In this post I will tell you guys what I have been reading in the last couple of months!


  • Unhinged – A. G. Howard


  • The Wizard of OZ – L. Frank Baum


  • Peter Pan – J. M. Barrie
  • The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
  • Stormbreaker – Anthony Horowitz
  • The Ocean at the end of the Lane – Neil Gailman


  • I read nothing in april 🙁

I will be posting a book haul soon and my May wrap up!



#TBR #Wrap Up

Wrap Up: December & TBR: January


It’s time to wrap up December and start my TBR for January. Let’s start with wrapping up!

In December, I didn’t read all the books I planned to read.
I finished:

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • 50 Shades of Grey

I started:

  • 50 Shades Darker

So, let’s see what I want to read in January. There will be three categories:

1.For school

  • Wanting – Richard Flanagan
  • The Wizard of Oz – Frank L. Baum

2. For pleasure

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood prince
  • Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows.
  • 50 Shades Darker

3. Reading challenge January

My friends and I do a challenge every month! In which we pick a topic and we choose a book to fit it. This month’s challenge is: A book with a creative/original title! So I’ll be reading:

  • Unhinged – A.G. Howard

This month will be a busy month, so hopefully I can read those books!

With love,



Top 5 of 2015

Hello beautiful people!

In 2015 I have read 27 books, so I wanted to do a top 5 of the books I have read. Here we go:

Number 5:
Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher


I really loved this book! It had an impact on me. I loved the way it was written and because I had no idea what to expect it surprised me even more. It was really refreshing to read something different from what I normally read.







Number 4:
Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell


First of all, I really could identify with Cath, even though I don’t write fan-fiction, I love reading and I like to be on my own from time to time. I flew through this book, and I really want to read more of Rainbow Rowell’s books in the new year!







Number 3:
Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone


Why not the first place, you might ask? Well, I haven’t finished the series, and I have read a complete series that I love so much! Maybe it will be higher next year. I loved diving into the books of the Harry Potter world! This is the first time I have read the series, so I am looking forward to finishing the last two books!







Number 2:
Shatter Me Series – Tahereh Mafi


I LOVE THIS SERIES! I finished these books in a week time, which is very fast for my doing. I flew through these books because they just wouldn’t let me go. I fell in love with Juliette and her character development! So it really deserves this place in my top 5.







Number 1:
Eon and Eona – Allison Goodman


My best friend has been pushing me to read these two books for ever, so when I had read them I knew why. I finished the books in three days. I fell in love with the world, the characters, the dragons, with everything to be honest. I just love these books so much!

Till next time.

With love,


TBR December 2015


This is will be short post with the books I plan to read this month!

  • Harry Potter and the order of the phoenix
  • Harry Potter and the half blood prince
  • Harry Potter and the deadly hallows
  • 50 Shades of grey

With love!




Hello and welcome to my blog,

My name is Samantha, 22 years old and I live in The Netherlands. I love to read books, of course. Mostly, I read YA and I read in a wide variety in that genre.

I am studying to become an English teacher, and I hope to graduate next year!

I will blog about:

  • Monthly TBRs
  • Monthly wrap ups
  • short reviews at the end of the month
  • bookhauls
  • and more.

Till next time!

With love,