My favourite books of the year (so far!)

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I usually sit here and prattle for a paragraph or two but I’m getting straight to the point today because I actually wanna go curl up in bed and read.

Before that though I am going to be talking about my favourite books of the year so far.

In the completely crazy year that is 2020 I have so far read 48 books which is wayyyy more than I thought I’d read all year let alone only up to now and yet my favourites really weren’t hard to pick out.

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Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

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Ninth House was the first book that I completed this year and so because of that I keep forgetting I read it in 2020.

I feel like it’s hard to give an accurate description of this book but basically it follows Galaxy “Alex” Stern who has lived a hard life to the point that, by age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. She is offered a full ride to Yale in exchange for monitoring the schools secrete society.

This book was something completely new to me. It was dark, daring, it made me uncomfortable so many times to the point I was reading through my fingers and yet I couldn’t put it down.

It’s also not for the faint of hearted as there are a lot of trigger warnings: addiction, abuse, assault, graphic details and descriptions of blood and injuries, to name but a few.

I believe the sequel is set for 2021 which is kind of sad because I was hoping it’d be released this year but also kinda of good because then I won’t feel bad going and re-reading this. Full Review Here.Β 


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What is even happening this month? // July TBR (kinda)

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Quick question: is anyone else not getting notifications for when they’re tagged or mentioned by other people or is that just me? If you’ve tagged me in anything recently and I’ve seemingly ignored you I’m sorry. My computer or this website is dumb.

Anyways today I am going to be talking about my plans for July. I have no idea what to expect from this month but here is a list of things I would like to accomplish:

1- Read some books.

What books? I’m not sure exactly. While in the past couple of months I’ve done well with setting myself a structured TBR that’s gone out of this window this time around.

mayhemI know for a fact I’ll be reading Mayhem by Estelle Laure as I am part of the blog tour next week. I’m not 100% clear on the synopsis but I believe it’s about a girl who discovers her family have powers, something along those lines. I’m not sure what to expect from this but this will be one of the next books I pick up.

I also have plans to read a lot of Jennifer Lynn Barnes booksdls this month. She’s one of my favourite authors so I want to begin my re-read of The Naturals, a series following teenage profilers working for the FBI, I want to read Deadly Little Scandals, a sequel I just haven’t gotten to yet all about southern debutantes with a hint of murder, and I also want to start reading her backlist series The Fixer, a duology about a girl who I believe becomes a political fixer.

Overall I’d say my reading plans for this month include a lot of re-reads. The Naturals, like I said, is one I want to start again but I also want to re-read Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy throughout July and begin my re-read of The Kane Chronicles a trilogy I’ve never actually completed which my friend, who is equally obsessed as me, find blasphemous. Continue reading “What is even happening this month? // July TBR (kinda)”

ARC Review: Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

*ARC courtesy of Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Publication Date: July 7th


Luc O’Donnell is tangentially–and reluctantly–famous. Now that his dad’s making a comeback, Luc’s back in the public eye, and one compromising photo is enough to ruin everything.

To clean up his image, Luc has to find a nice, normal relationship…and Oliver Blackwood is as nice and normal as they come. Unfortunately apart from being gay, single, and really, really in need of a date for a big event, Luc and Oliver have nothing in common. So they strike a deal to be publicity-friendly (fake) boyfriends until the dust has settled. Then they can go their separate ways and pretend it never happened.

But the thing about fake-dating is that it can feel a lot like real-dating. And that’s when you get used to someone. Start falling for them. Don’t ever want to let them go. Read More.

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Mid Year Book Freak Out 2020!

Hello and happy Friday!!!

Due to my terrible time management skills I am writing this post while still half asleep. I schedule my posts in advance because it makes things so much easier but last night, instead of being productive, I got drunk. Oops.

I’ve had a bacon sandwich and I’m making my way through a cup of tea so hopefully I’ll wake myself up quickly.

Today I am going to be doing the Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag! because we’ve done it people!! We’re halfway through the year. It’s been a wild ride but we did it. Well done us!!

My goal for this year was to read 40 books which is a lot less then I usually read but this year was supposed to be a busy year. I was supposed to be going to Italy with my school and England to visit my family. School was also supposed to be super busy this year as it was my first year of college/bachillerato.

But then Corona hit. Plans went out the window. And I completed my reading goals.

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June Wrap Up

We’ve made it through another month people. Round of applause for usπŸ‘. I feel like we should all get a prize at the end of every month this year. A participation trophy at the very least. We deserve it.

Truthfully. I don’t remember much of what happened this month. Before checking my Goodreads and my handy-dandy notebook I didn’t think I’d read that much this month but I’ve actually read 7 books and 1 little novella.

At first I was like “oh is that it?” because the past couple of months I’ve been reaching that 10 book a month goal so 7 seems like a let down but no. 7 books is great. Me from a couple of months ago would be thrilled with 7 books in one month and the final month of school no less!

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I passed all of my classes so I bought books!!!

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I am here today with a celebratory book haul because not only have I completed another year of school but I passed all my classes!!! And I made it through the year without crying my eyes out on the bathroom floor. This is a big deal for meπŸ˜‚.

This year was my first year of college and back in September I was so nervous. Last year school was really hard for me, I was anxious 98% of the time and skipped a lot of school because of it so I was really scared I was gonna have a repeat of all that.

I’ve been living and obviously studying in Spain for nearly 8 years now but I’m still super self conscious about speaking Spanish. I like to think that I’m a pretty smart person but I feel like that smartness doesn’t translate which is why I’m so happy I passed all of my classes with really good grades this time around. (The however many months of online school has helped boost my grades considerably but I’m taking the win anyways).

And so because of all of this I bought myself some books, because of course I did.

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5 LGBT+ books on my TBR that I really want to read.

Hey :))) I’m a bit late today. I’ve been procrastinating. Clearly my plans for a productive summer are going well.

Today I am going to be talking about 5 lgbt+ books that I currently have on my TBR. Hopefully this time next year I’ll be recommending these books instead of just telling myself I’ll to get them eventually.

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I’ve kept this list down to just the books I own in some format or other because if not then this list would be incredibly long and nobody has time for that.


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The LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag

Hellooo :)) I have had a traumatic night πŸ˜‚. So I went out earlier with a friend to walk his dog and we were chatting, minding our own business when a seagull swoops down and tries to get a cat on the opposite side of the road. Ten seconds later this same seagull flies back around and dives at us!!! We ducked. We screamed. I am scarred.

Apparently this isn’t the first “seagulls gone wild” incident either and, according to my friend, police were called earlier today because seagulls were just diving at people.

So yeah … I am never leaving my house again. The seagulls are rising up.

Anyways, focusing on something not bird related, I am here today with a tag created by the amazing Virginia @ The Sassy Library in celebration of it being pride month. Thank you so much for the tag! If you go over to her post she has really cute graphics to go with the questions.

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Rules:

  • Thank whoever tagged you and link to their blog post.
  • Link to the original creator: The Sassy Library Fox! And please credit The Sassy Library Fox if you use (copy & paste) the artwork/ graphics.
  • Match books with the given prompts.
  • Tag as many people as you like!
  • Post the rules and the list of prompts in your tag post.

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ARC Review: The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune.

*ARC courtesy of Netgalley*

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Publication Date: July 14th 2020


In Nova City, there are people capable of feats that defy the imagination. They’re called Extraordinaries.

There is Shadow Star: a protector who can manipulate darkness in his quest to protect those who cannot protect themselves.

His arch-nemesis is Pyro Storm: an Extraordinary capable of controlling fire who is bent on bringing Nova City to its knees.

And then there’s sixteen-year-old Nicholas Bell: who isn’t Extraordinary in the slightest.Read More.


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LGBTQ+ Books I Loved! 🌈 // Reading Recommendations

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tumblr_okbbx6LJw91vexwqso1_500I am here today with some LGBTQ+ books that I’ve read and loved in the past year and want to talk about.

I was meant to do this a week or two ago but it’s been a long and busy month. I’m free from my school responsibilities now so here I am with some awesome books you should read.

I did this last year if you want to check it out HERE. I also recommended some great TV shows in that post too.


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