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I finally read some decent books for Uni // February Wrap Up

Hello and howdy.

I have some exciting news to share today … I got accepted onto the study abroad programme for next semester!!! I had the first meeting about it yesterday and sure I signed up for this but it’s still not fully set in that I’ll be going to freaking America in a couple of months! What the Hell!!

With this though comes a lot more stuff to add to my to-do-list which is why I’m in full blown productivity mode right now (please ignore the fact that I still didn’t get out of bed til noon). As usual though, I’m kicking off with some work that doesn’t feel like work cause I enjoy it so much: sharing my February wrap up!

February ended up being a much better reading month then I though. I didn’t accomplish my mission of reading “all the romance” like I said in my TBR, but I did read 7 and a bit books this month which I’m really happy about!

Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert – I was so annoyed with myself that I wasn’t able to squeeze this last book into 2021 but it’s okay now because I’ve done it. I’ve completed the Brown Sisters Trilogy!! This entire series was a banger, but this third book in particular was probably my favourite of the three. It was just so much fun! I genuinely don’t think I’ve ever laughed out loud at a book so much, not even just from the witty back and forth dialogue but actual events that take place had me in stitches. I was in a bit of a slump at the start of the month but this was exactly what I needed.

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston – And here we have another book I’m so happy to finally say I’ve read! I ordered this book last year, around the time of it’s release, but it just never came and my order ended up being cancelled. It took me a while to read this, I’m gonna blame the slump, but I did really enjoy it. As hard as I tried I did end up comparing it to Red, White and Royal Blue, I think that’s just inevitable. It has the same fun and addictive writing style but is a bit slower and requires a bit more patience. The found family aspects were my favourite thing about this, so fun and wholesome. I wrote an entire review if you’d like to check out my full thoughts, but now I’m counting down the days til McQuiston’s YA debut.

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The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven // Book Recommendation



This book is amazing and every human needs to read this book.
35817737Publication Date: March 8th 2018

Goodreads Synopsis

“What do I want to be now? Bold. Fierce. Honest. A fighter. A revolutionary. A bitch. Because the way the world treats teenage girls – as sluts, as objects, as bitches – is not okay. It’s the exact opposite of okay.”

If you follow me then prepare yourself because I foresee myself talking about this book whenever even remotely possible.

I bought this for the sole reason that I loved the cover and it featured a pink sloth holding a skull and yet months after reading I’m still thinking of this book.

In this YA debut by Laura Steven we follow Izzy O’Neill, an aspiring comedian and overall normal girl being raised by her hard working and hilarious grandmother but her life is turned upside down when she’s involved in a scandal with a politicians son when photos of them in a compromising position on a bench are leaked and this whole slut shaming website featuring the sex photos and also Izzy’s nudes are leaked.

It follows Izzy as she tackles everything that happens throughout this ordeal, her ups and downs and everything in between.

Izzy was a great main character. She’s witty and hilarious and so strong, I wanted to scream in frustration for what was being done to her. I thought she was incredibly relatable and she has an adorable dog (I believe it was a sausage dog but I may be wrong) named Dumbledore.

Not only does is this an important story and something that needs more attention it’s told in a way that is so humorous and witty and bursting with personality.

In a world where teenage girls are highly sexualised and yet berated for expressing the slightest sign of sexuality this book is so important. It highlights how something like this effects a person, effects their life and their relationships and their mental state. It shows that not everyone you perceive to be a ‘good person’ are actually that.

The sequel A Girl Called Shameless comes out next year and it’s probably my most anticipated release of the year.