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I’m stressed. Buying books is my therapy // Book Haul

I’m stressed. Turns out studying abroad half way across the world for three months is something that will keep a person up at night. While I finally have my VISA appointment for this week, I legit only just got the expedited appointment and was sure everything was going to fall through. (Even now I’m still convinced things are going to go wrong)

Because of this I’ve been finding happiness in various places: chocolate, binge-watching, the occasional beer and, of course, books.

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: e-books are going to be my downfall. How am I meant to pass up books for less then £5? In the last few weeks though, buying too many e-books has probably actually prevented my downfall and spiral so we’re going to take a look at those now.


I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston

I had no intentions of buying this book anytime soon because I’m not in a country that handly sells the physical copy and the e-book was too much for my bank account to handle. But then it’s like the universe heard my tight-arse and put this book on sale for 99p!!

This book is giving Paper Town vibes as it follows a girl who kissed Shara Wheeler the day before Shara Wheeler goes missing. I’m honestly less interested in the actual plot of this book, and more interested in seeing what a YA novel from McQuiston looks like since I loved their two adult books so much.


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My anticipated releases of 2022 // July, August & September

You’re never going to believe this but I’m socialising this week. For a whole 9 days! My friend from uni flew to Spain to stay with me and despite the fact that I’m bone-deep exhausted because work + sun + actually doing stuff = tired, I’m having a great time.

Because of this though I’ve not had time to write and so while I’m here today to share my third and almost final round of anticipated 2022 releases, please let it be known that I might miss one or two just because I’m short on both time and energy.

January, February & March // April, May & June.


July

The Society For Soulless Girls by L.K Steven

Release Date: July 7th

A couple of years ago The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven was my favourite book of the year that I’ve since re-read a couple of times. Over the years I’ve been following the author, even though I didn’t like her sophomore novel, and so I feel a weird sense of pride revolving around this book.

Not only that but this book is a sapphic take on Jeckyl & Hyde with a supernatural twist. Does the original have supernatural elements? I have no clue because I’ve never read/watched it but I will definitely be reading this because I pre-ordered it and it’s sat waiting for me on my Kindle.


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New LGBTQ+ books on my radar!

Hello and howdy🤠

Despite my “anticipated releases” which I post every quarter, I’m here today to talk about even more new releases with the caveat being that these are all new LGBTQ+ books that are on my radar.

My bank account full on sobs every time I make a post like this because you know full well I can’t afford all these. It’s wishful thinking window-shopping.


Icebreaker by A. L. Graziadei

It’s no secrete that I’m a bit obsessed with hockey-romance books. Have been ever since I read the Off Campus series by Elle Kennedy.

Now, I’m not saying Icebreaker by A. L. Graciadei is going to be anything like that smutty and heterosexual series, but I am saying is that this is about two characters who play on the same college ice-hockey team that fall in love and features a hint of rivals-to-lover so I’m sure this is going to be right up my alley.


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If you haven’t read these 2021 releases, you should!

Hello👋I just got back from uni where the same girl who said I reminded her of a “golden retriever who’s just happy to be here” a couple of weeks ago, today said I reminded her of a “languid capybara”. I have many questions, the main one being: Am I being bullied and I just don’t realise or care??

I’ve sent this question circling around my friends but I just wanted to share that here as well because I’m still confused and trying to process.

Anyways, moving away from the animals I apparently remind people of, I’m here to talk about 2021 releases you should read if you haven’t already!!

I did this for 2020 releases just a couple of months ago. I was also planning on leaving this post til the end of the year but I’ve already read a bunch of 2021 releases I want to recommend. I’ve got even more on my TBR so this is probably part one, with part two coming later in the year.



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My anticipated releases of 2022 // April, May & June

Howdy!

I’m meant to be face-timing my friend who’s currently on Study Abroad in America in a couple hours but I’m already getting sleepy. I need to do something to wake me up. My solution: making a cup of tea (that has caffiene right?) and talking about some more of my anticipated 2022 releases!!

So far this year I’ve read one of the seven books I’ve already talked about. In my defence: two of them aren’t out yet (as I’m writing this), and one of them is on my immediate TBR.

Jaunary, February & March


April

Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li

Release Date: April 5th

The only heist book I’ve ever read is Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (and I guess maybe One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston) which in my eyes is far too low of a number.

That’s were Portrait of a Thief comes in! This book is all about stealing back priceless pieces of art from Western museums when Harvard senior Will is approached with an impossible and illegal job offer.

I’m really excited about this one. It’s such an interesting plot and I’m guessing it’s going to be jam-packed with historical context which will be new to me so I’m looking forward to learning alongside enjoying a heist story.


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My most anticipated releases of 2021 // July, August & September.

Hi, hey hello and welcome to my blog!!

It’s that time of year again where I say “here are some new releases that I really wanna read asap” even though we all know the likelihood of me reading these books any time soon is very slim. It’s a game we play a couple of times a year, we all know the drill by now, it’s cool.

I’m kind of strapped for time today. What with breakfast to cure my mums hangover this morning, a couple of drinks with friends this afternoon and then me organising a Shrek movie marathon with my friend later tonight, it’s a good job I only have 6 books to talk about.

I say “only” six books as if that’s not more then I read in a month but I digress. Here are the up and coming releases I would really like to get to as soon as possible (in theory).

January, February & March // April, May & June.


July

The Right Side of Reckless by Whitney D. Grandison

For some reason it was the title that first grabbed my attention for this book and I’m not sure why but I’m glad it did. I actually was accepted to be part of the blog-tour for this book so out of all these books, I will actually be reading this soon.

This is a YA contemporary romance between a guy who breaks every rule he can, and a “good girl”. I don’t know much more then this but I feel like you can’t really go wrong with this trope and I think I’m going to really enjoy it. I guess we’ll see when it comes tome reviewing it.

Release Date: July 13th 2021


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Busy month with lot’s of books // June Wrap Up

Hi and howdy :))

It’s too hot. It’s been too hot for a couple of weeks now and I am melting 🥵. You’d think after 8 summers I’d be used to it but nope. I forget just how bad it get’s every year.

Anyways, to distract me from the heat, today I am going to be talking about the books I read in June.

June was a weird month for me. I had a lot going on: my drivers test, an exam that was literally going to decide my future, and then just a lot of everyday boring life stuff I had to help with. All that being said though, I’m really happy with the 11 books I read!

Of course, it was Pride Month so I tried my best to get to a wide range of LGBTQ+ books. Normally at this point in the year I’m super busy with end of year exams so I don’t get to participate as much as I’d like so I’m glad I had that chance this year.



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I took the term “treat yo self” a little too far // Book Haul

Howdy-doodle-do and welcome to my blog :))

I was really trying not to procrastinate today. I was going to be motivated and productive and finally start studying … and then I started colour coordinating this book haul just because and have put off studying until later on this evening or probably ’til tomorrow. WHY AM I LIKE THIS?!?!

Continuing on with my procrastinating ways, today I’m going to be talking about 12 books I bought recently.

Looking at the list, 12 books seems like a lot, but I don’t feel bad about any of my purchases because most of them are e-books that I waited to buy until I saw them for a reduced price. Also, I take the term “treat yo self” as words to live by because buying these made me happy.


Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

I still don’t know how I feel about Alice Oseman’s books. Like any sane person I of course love Hearstopper, I literally finished binging the 4 available volumes this morning, but I’ve had mixed experiences with her novel. I wasn’t a huge fan of Solitaire but after reading it earlier this month I did enjoy I Was Born For This.

Clearly to get to the bottom of whether her books are for me or not, I’m going to have to read her other two currently published books: Loveless, which I already own and have read the first chapter or, and Radio Silence, which I picked up for just a couple of euros.

I don’t know much about this book. There’s Aled, who appears in the graphic novels and seems sweet, and Frances and a podcast which one of them makes and the other is a big fan of. I have enjoyed a couple of podcast related books so I’m excited about this one.


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It’s Pride Month Bitches🌈// June TBR

Helloo, happy Monday :))

So I more or less had a TBR planned and ready and then I realised it was June, meaning it was pride month.

I’m not saying I only read LGBTQ+ books in July for pride, but I do try and give extra focus to books with LGBTQ+ representation, especially this year because usually I’m swamped with school but I have more time on my hands then normal now.

Anyways, remembering what month we were about to be in, I took a look at my planned TBR and … it turns out more or less all the books I wanted to read were LGBTQ+ book so literally nothing needed changing😂


The first book on my TBR was going to be I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman but … I finished reading that before writing this so we’re going to have to wait till July to find out my thoughts and feelings … or until I write a review. IDK yet.


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My most anticipated releases of 2021 // April, May & June

Helloooo and howdy!!

As it currently stands I have not yet read any of the books that I featured on my list of anticipated releases for January, February & March but is that going to stop me from talking about more upcoming releases?

I’m actually really excited about the next three months worth of releases. There’s a lot more on here then originally expected, I kind of blanked on a few release dates and didn’t realise they were right around the corner. If I tried I could probably include a few more to be honest.


April

In Deep Waters by F.T Lukens

I’ve recently realised that I’ve never read a book about pirates. This is a crime! I plan to amend this as soon as possible, starting with reading In Deep Waters which follows a young prince who must rely on on a mysterious stranger when he’s kidnapped.

This seems to me like it’s going to be the perfect historical adventure novel with a possible LGBT+ romance at the helm.

I’m trying to not buy many physical books as I’m moving later on in the year but I may have to make an exception for THIS cover!!!

Release Date: April 20th


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