It’s my One Year Blogiversary!

Holy moly! It’s my one year blogiversary! I know I haven’t been very active lately, but I was focusing on my internship and graduating. My exam deadlines are next week, but I scheduled some blogging time so could put up this post. A lot of amazing things have happend in the past year, so I’ll be sharing some of my favourite blog posts as well as looking forward to things to come. Finally, I’m hosting a giveaway to celebrate my one year anniversary! It’s super fun, so don’t forget to check it out.

One Year of Blogging

I’ve been blogging for as long as I can remember, but I only started Books & Babbles a year ago. I started working on it sometime mid April and went live on May 1st (don’t let some of the post dates fool you, ha!) I’ve never been so incredibly happy blogging about anything. Even in the past nine-ish months when I was barely writing anything, I was still thinking of it constantly and trying to fit it into my super busy schedule. It didn’t work out most of the time, but I’m more determined than ever to make it work. My head is full with fun post and video ideas and I cannot wait to share them all with you!

Favourite Posts

When I hit publish on this post, I’ll have published 106 posts. I think that’s the most I’ve ever published on any blog! As you might know, the idea for Books & Babbles took shape when book reviews and other bookish posts were taking over my “old” blog. The review that started it all was the one for Angelfall by Susan Ee. I originally published this one in January of 2016. Another post I really love is my 30 Bookish Facts posts. I sorta stole this from one of my favourite bloggers Cait ( I love rereading this post over and over again because it’s exactly how I want my entire blog to be. Two more posts want to mention are my photography posts. I did one on how I take my photos and one on styling. I love these posts because I can combine my love for books with my love for photography.

Blogiversary Giveaway!

To celebrate my one year blogiversary on Books & Babbles, I’m hosting my very first giveaway! You can win a book from Book Depository worth €/$/£ 15! The giveaway is international as long as Book Depository ships to you and runs till May 7th 12.59PM. I’ll be going through the comments on May 8th and announcing te winner the same day! Entering is super easy, just check the Rafflecopter form down below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Best of luck to all who enter! I’m BEYOND excited to announce a winner next week! In the meantime, I hope to publish some new posts! I’ll still be super busy making my deadlines, but I’ll try my best. I have so many fun ideas plus a VERY exciting review to come!


  • I love the fact that we started our blogs right after each other. I haven’t really been an active reader lately, but I do love your posts and your bookstagram. Happy blogiversary! Here’s to more. 🙂

    • OMG! Happy belated blogiversary to you too! I think I saw something about it on Twitter but I was so busy I forgot to say anything about it! 🙁

      I’m SO GLAD to hear you like my blog and bookstagram! It’s been such a struggle lately but hearing these kinds of things just makes me so happy! <3

  • If I won, I think I would choose Clariel by Garth Nix. Thank you for the giveaway! <3

    • Oh my goodness, that sounds like an incredible book! I hadn’t heard of it before, but I just looked it up and I might actually add it to my TBR!

      You’re so very welcome, best of luck! <3

  • Happy Blogiversary to you!!!!

    • Thank you so much!! <3

  • Febie

    Happy Blogiversary! I’d choose Too Late. I really love the book and it’s by Colleen Hoover. 🙂

    • Thank you! Sounds like a great book to me! 🙂

  • wishiwasabook

    Happy Blogiversary! I’d love to win Vicious by V.E. Schwab!

    • OOHHH I LOVE V.E. SCHWAB! And thank you! 🙂

  • Antonela Ríos

    Reaching the one-year milestone must be amazing ♥ Congratulations, Ayla!! Hope you celebrate many more anniversaries 🙂 Your blog is adorable, and I need to say it: I LOVE YOUR POST PICTURES! ^^
    As for the book I’d get if I won… Hard to choose, because I’ve so many on my TBR list! One book I NEED to read this year is The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss. The hype over this story is huge, and I’m intrigued! So I guess I’d pick that one 🙂 Thank for the giveaway! 😀

    • Oh my goodness, that sounds like such a interesting book! I’d never heard of it! ;o
      Thank you SO MUCH for your lovely comment! <3

  • Keeana

    Happy Blogiversary!!!
    If I won I’d choose The Crown’s Dog by Elise Kova

    • Thank you, Keeana!

  • Sajida

    If I’m lucky enough to win this, i would choose map of fates by Maggie hall or Caraval <3

    • Ooohh Caraval is amazing! Definitely recommend that one, heheh! 😉

  • Thank you! That’s amazing to hear! 😉 <3

  • Kate S

    Happy blogiversary, I wish you many more!! I have such a long wishlist, I have no idea what I’d choose lol

    • Oh my goodness, I know that feeling! Hahaha!
      And thank you so much! <3

  • Nadia

    I want 13 Reasons Why the book so badly so fingers crossed!

    • I’m going to laugh so hard if you win oh my god hahaha (I’ve got my fingers crossed too!)

  • tonni

    Happy Blogiversary! whising you many many more. love the blog

    • Thank you so much! <3

  • Happy Blogiversary!! Here’s to many, many more :)!


    Happy blogiversary! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • heatherzilla

    Happy blogiversary and happy reading!

  • kelly woods

    Happy Blogiversary, thanks for the chance!

  • Trisha Musgrave

    Congrats to you!!!! Happy Blogiversary!!!!

  • mpotter01

    congrats happy anniversary

  • Holly W

    Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Michelle Catallo

    Happy Blogiversary ~ may you have many more and prosperous times ahead of you 🙂

  • kim propp

    Happy Blogiversary

  • Graciela Fateche

    Thanks for the giveaway! It’s always nice to get a new book, right? If I won, I would choose a Rainbow Rowell book 😀 😀 CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FIRST YEAR BLOGGING!!!

      AAHH, I love Rainbow! I have to admit I only read Carry On but I can't wait to read more of her books!

  • Vanina del Puerto


    • AAHHH all the way from Argentina! That’s so cool! Thank you! <3

  • Bela Darcy

    Congrats<3 love xoxo

  • The winner has been announced! A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated, it means the absolute world to me! <3