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I forgot to wrap things up last month // October & November Wrap Up

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I didn’t do a wrap up last month, partly because I forgot and partly because I didn’t read overmuch in October anyways and it would have been pretty boring. Flash forward another month to November and I have much more to talk about so let’s jump in :))


October was a very romance heavy month but it’s what I needed to get through. Reading romance was a nice contrast the to quite boring books I was reading for Uni at the time.

I completed the Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams in October and really enjoyed it. My favourite from this series is either Undercover Bromance or Isn’t it Bromantic? One of my goals for 2021 was to start this month and here I am having completed it. Three cheers!

The next romance book was The Sweetest Oblivion by Danielle Lori and this book was spicy and not what I usually read at all. It was a case of “I don’t know why I’m reading this but I’m gonna keep going”.

And the final book I read in October was kind of something for Uni and that was Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith.

We read a bunch of poetry at the start of the semester and the only poet I liked even in the slightest was Dear White America by Danez Smith which prompted me to read the entire collection that specific poem was from. My favourite poem from this collection was Dinosaurs in the Hood. I highly recommend checking out some of Smith’s work.


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Reading The Bromance Bookclub was good for my anxiety :)

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I am happy to announce I have finished one of my many reading and overall life goals that I set myself for 2021: reading the entire Bromance Book Club series by Lyssa Kay Adams!

Let’s not dwell too much on the fact that this is one of the only goals I’ve completed and instead celebrate!!

I saw this series all over the interwebs back when it was first released and had the thought of “I need to read this series” every time any of the books were mentioned. Finally I’ve done that. Reading romance novels has been the perfect thing for me recently as they’ve balanced out how much academic and the fact that I’ve been reading companion romances has been even better.

I can now cross this series off the TBR and talk about my thoughts and feelings with you today :))


The Bromance Book Club

I feel like these books got better with each newer release so this first book is my least favourite of the four. That’s not to say it’s not still really good though! I thought it did a really great job of introducing what this series was going to be all about. If I hadn’t enjoyed this, I probably wouldn’t have carried on.

The first book follows baseball player Gavin who is heading towards divorce. When his friends catch wind of this they let him in on their secrete: they’re part of a secrete romance book club that helps them be better boyfriends and husbands. Gavin is reluctant to say the least but still willing to do anything to save his marriage.

I loved reading about an already established couple, a married couple at that, going through a rocky path, but I just couldn’t connect with their initial conflict, and also the conflict that keeps them apart near the end.

Like I said, this was a good first book to the series evident in the fact that I kept reading!


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End of the Year Book Tag 2021

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I’m just a girl, sitting here braless in her friends oversized hoodie, watching CSI and making my way through the last of my Irn Bru and mini chocolate flapjacks, trying not to have an existential crisis over the fact we’re at “the end of the year”. 😬

I realised last night that one of my first assignments is due in on November 3rd and had a mini freak out that because wtf! I don’t even know what I’m doing yet!!!

If I have to face the fact that we’re close to the end of 2021, then at least I can confront it with books, by doing the “End of the Year Book Tag”. I’ve done this tag for the last two years and it’s a good way to check in, see what I’ve accomplished and also what’s left to cross off the list.

2019 // 2020


Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

I was about to say “to the best of my knowledge I haven’t started any books this year and not finished them. If I have, then I haven’t brought them to Uni with me” … and then I remembered I started reading Payback by Kristen Simmons, the third book in the Vale Hall series, but got distracted by something else. The likelihood of me finishing this book this year is slim.


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I didn’t read much but that’s ok // September Wrap Up

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I feel like I’m falling apart. I’m covered in bruises thank to: falling out of bed, tripping over a road sign, walking into really hard bench corners. Also I’m hungry because sure, fruit tastes nice, but it’s not very filling.

OK. I’m done complaining now. Sometimes you just need to get this stuff off your chest, I’m just sorry you guys get the brunt end of it.

Anyways, today I’m here to talk about what I read in September aka “my last month of freedom”. I was hoping to read a decent amount of books this month and … that didn’t really happen.

I read five books this month so it was a god month, I was just hoping for more. That being said though, I’m reminding myself it was a busy month of big changes and instead of reading I spent a lot of time with family and friends so I’m not too mad about it.



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Drunk Book Tag 🍻

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I’m hungover. Again. This may or may not be my second day in a row … and second weekend. 😬😂 Yesterday’s hangover was caused by Vodka Fanta Lemon and today’s because of one too many shots.

I really regret that last shot. I don’t even know what it was. I was literally about to leave and was saying my quick goodbyes because I’m not going to see anybody until Christmas and I got roped in. I think it was Jack Daniels mixed with something. I was pretty numb to it by that point. Drink responsibly kids!!

Anyways, inspired by the nausea and dry mouth I’ve felt these last two days, I thought I’d do the Drunk Book Tag!!


1. Wine Coolers: You’re 16 and you finally managed to sneak one of your mom’s Smirnoff Ices. What is one of your most guilty pleasure reads?

I went into The Deal expecting to hate it. I like reading bad books sometimes, now’s not the time to get into this odd habit of mine. Instead I binged the entire four books series in less then a week and am really fighting the urge to re-read one or two even now, just a couple of months later.


2. Beer: You’ve made it to college and are hosting your first kegger! Pick your favourite new adult or college aged book.

I want more books like I See London, I See France by Sara Mlynowski. It was so refreshing to read a fun and light-hearted read that was more mature.

We see these characters travelling through Europe in such a realistic way as they make the most of the legal drinking age being 18 as well as all the benefits Amsterdam has to offer and follow through on holiday romances.

This is a great example of a book with older characters doing age appropriate things like drinking and having sex, without the plot having to be dark and gritty or anything like that.


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Reading Tik-Tok recommended romance books

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I have been struck with the overwhelming urge to go and re-read the entire Off Campus series by Elle Kennedy. It’s Tik-Toks fault. I was minding my own business, scrolling before bed and trying to avoid videos about stupid pasta-chips (omg these videos are doing my head in!!) when I fell down a rabbit hole of Tik-Toks related to this series I already binged earlier in the year.

I refuse to re-read this series just yet, I at least need to wait ’til next year. That being said, I don’t mind binging a couple of similar stories to get it out of my system. The only problem is that I don’t know of any similar stories.

What I loved about Off Campus was the blend of sexy but also really sweet 3 dimensional relationships with compelling characters, healthy male friendships and hockey, a sport I’ve never been remotely interested in until reading those books. These things are hard to find in a book.

Thankfully, Tik-Tok caused the problem and I’m hoping they’ll fix it too because I found users who loved Off Campus and recommends semi-similar stories, so I’m going to be reading some of the recommendations I’ve come across and see what I think.


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I have no idea what to expect // April TBR

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I wasn’t going to make an official TBR for this month but I have a few books I really want to read and I think sharing that list will make me more likely to actually go ahead and read them so here I am. Sharing my plans is a way of making sure I follow through on them.



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I totally ditched my TBR :) // March Wrap Up

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We are officially a quarter of the way through the year. Is anybody else terrified by this? Because I am, but instead of facing my fears of the future, I’m reading through the anxiety. I highly recommend this method.

Some big things happened in March 2021:

  • I read 10 books.
  • I got a conditional offer to four out of five universities that I applied for (*screams because the future is coming and I’m not ready*).
  • I failed my driving test lol
  • I became obsessed with the boat blocking the Suez Canal.

In terms of books, I planned to start/make progress in a bunch of series and I kind of accomplished that but also I got distracted by some other books and totally veered off course of my T.B.R. I did enjoy more or less everything I read this month though, so I’m not too mad about it.



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Series Review: Off Campus by Elle Kennedy … (I feel bad for thinking this was going to be bad)

I like reading bad books. Every now and then, I pick up a book, sometime’s a whole series, knowing I’m probably not going to like it but I do it anyway because in their own way, bad books can be fun. My feelings can be summed up by the Iconic™ Kat Stratford:

The types of books I usually do this with are the typical All-American teen romances (like The Field Party series) . There’s just something about these books that I love to hate. I have so much fun rolling my eyes while reading and then ranting once I’ve finished. It also helps that they’re super quick so if I’m in the right mood I can fly through a whole series in like a week.

I thought that was going to be the same case with the Off Campus series by Elle Kennedy but I was so wrong! This series was a lot of fun (in a good way not a “I had fun hating this”) and I’m gonna talk about them today.


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Book Review: Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Publication Date: November 5th 2019

Series: The Brown Sisters #1


Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life”, and she’s already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamorous family’s mansion.

Redford ‘Red’ Morgan is a handyman with tattoos, a motorcycle, and more sex appeal than ten-thousand Hollywood heartthrobs. He’s also an artist who paints at night and hides his work in the light of day, which Chloe knows because she spies on him occasionally. Just the teeniest, tiniest bit.

But when she enlists Red in her mission to rebel, she learns things about him that no spy session could teach her. Like why he clearly resents Chloe’s wealthy background. And why he never shows his art to anyone. And what really lies beneath his rough exterior… (Read More)


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