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Hello wonderful human people,

Welcome back to another wrap-up. Am I the only one who thinks that the months are going really fast? I have enjoyed myself last month with a variety of the most wonderful books. I had the time to read just for myself and also read quite some books for University. In this post, I will shortly talk with you about all the books that I have read. I hope you will enjoy X.

So here I have an overview of all the books I did read this month:

Slave girl – Return to Hell
Waarom je niet zomaar moet stemmen waar je ouders op stemmen
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Eline Vere
We have always lived in the castle
The Secret History

Slave girl – Return to Hell by Sarah Forsyth

This was the first book that I have read in March. It was a quick read, that I have listened to on Storytel. I did put my headphones in when I went for a walk and listened to this read while I was taking this walk. These kinds of books, always touch something inside of me. So, in my opinion, it was a good book and I am glad that I have read it, however, it is not enjoyable of course.

Waarom je niet zomaar moet stemmen waar je ouders op stemmen by Titia Hoogendoorn

Oké my second read was as you can see a Dutch book. This book was my shortest read of the month. On the 17th of March, we had our election day in the Netherlands. This book gave you a better idea of the Dutch political system so you had a better idea of how our government rules and which faction fits the best with your own thoughts.

Wandellust by Twan Huys

Another Dutch book. This month I got the opportunity on Instagram to participate in a book blog. On my blog, I wrote a whole review of this book. Wandelen is a Dutch word and means “walking”. This book shows you the best places in the Netherlands to walk. especially in the South of the Netherlands and on our small islands. I have not done a walk out of this book yet, but I hope I will this spring.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

The adventures of Alice will never get boring right? I loved to read Alice in Wonderland as a young girl, but even now that I am an adult woman I still love to go on an adventure with Alice, mister hatter and the red en white queen. I had to read this book for university. I wrote a whole review on my blog, that you can read here!

Eline Vere by Louis Couperus

Another school read. Eline Vere is a roman by Louis Couperus. Eline Vere is a passionate and rebellious young socialite, living in The Hague in the late 19th century. Driven by a highly active imagination, she attempts to escape the narrow confines of her bourgeois existence, and to force reality to live up to her dreams – but the world has other plans. In Eline Vere, with its fascinating heroine and a supporting cast of her female friends and relatives, Couperus minutely and vividly evokes the characters, conventions, manners and hypocrisies of Dutch society in 1889 – and yet engages with topics that are generally debated to this day.

We have always lived in the Castle
by Shirley Jackson

I have loved this book! After watching The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix I was sure that I had to read a book written by Shirley Jackson. We have always lived in the Castle, is the first read that I have read of Shirley Jackson and Oh My! I have read this in just one sitting. While I was working, I was secretly reading this at my desk. Here you will find a full written review if you are interested in my thoughts.

Huidpijn by Saskia Noort

I sadly less fun read. Huidpijn by Saskia Noort, a Dutch Thriller. Unfortunately, it was not the best read. It was not bad that I had to stop, but I just did not enjoy the read. I had to read this book for my Dutch class. However, I have written a full review of Huidpijn on my website. if you are interested you can read that review in Dutch here.

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

I think The Secret History is in my top 10 of 2021. I have just only loved this book! The mystery, the murder, the danger. I loved all of it. I get more into Greek mythology and this read was for that just perfect. I had never read something from Donna Tartt, but after finishing the secret history, I found myself a copy of one of her other books that I will hopefully read soon. Here you can find my full review of The Secret History.

Noorderlicht by Mariska Overman

Another thriller. Noorderlicht as Northerlight, is a Dutch thriller by Mariska overman. The main subject in this book is that four people meet each other on the internet and after reading crime and punishment they want to know how it feels to get or non get away with murder. They go on a holiday together to see the Northerlight on a boot. One person has to die. For the dutchies, here is where you can read my full review!

So this was the total amount of books that I have been reading for the last month. I had an amazing reading month and I hope you had one too!

Have a wonderful day X

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Cindy Pel


I’m Cindy and known on the internet as The Socialbookgirl. I’m 22 years old, born and raised in the Netherlands, and I’m slightly obsessed with anything regarding books.


On this blog I will share my love for books with you by mostly eviews. These reviews will be honest at all time. The genres that I read are mostly: feelgood, romance, young-adult, new adult and since this year also fantasy.


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