“I’ve never been angry to have been born a woman. There have been times I’ve been angry at how the world treats us, but I see being a woman as a challenge I must fight...a mountain of clouds we must climb each morning so that we may see the sun.” • • • This was definitely a surprising favourite of 2017 for me. To be honest, I only picked it up because I liked the cover! But it took no time at all to fall in love with the story and the complexly imperfect characters. I’m now obsessed with Renee Ahdieh’s writing and have since read everything she’s ever written! 😅 • • • What book and/or author did you fall unexpectedly in love with in 2017? • • • #beautyisreadingjanuary - A book that had your attention from the first page #winterlitchallenge - favourite POV - I love books like this that switch POV, and I never really have a favourite #skrjanuary - Love at first page #jayjaysconstantfaerytalesjanuary - hope & beauty #hollysandlisasbookishjanuary - hot & steamy scene - I suppose it’s literally hot and steamy when they’re bathing! 😅 #bookishlywritey - love story - no spoilers, but I love a good hate-to-love story!