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I read a lot of books! // March Wrap Up

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I’ve just not long ago got back home after attending my first book club meeting. I was terrified but it ended up being really nice, albeit super awkward. I feel like when we all get to know each other and grow more comfortable it’s gonna be better so I’m hoping to keep going each month.

With that being said, I’m now going to attempt to wrap up all the books I read this month, one of them being the book-club pick. I read a lot this March. And by a lot I mean 13 books! It’s April and I’ve completed my Goodreads goal for the year. How???

Okay I know how. I read a couple of graphic novels for uni, and then I had a week and a half of reading non-stop romance. Just one after the other, couldn’t get enough so that helped boost up my numbers.



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Top 5 Books I Read this Winter … + Autumn Honourable Mentions❄🍂

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It’s just dawned on me how much work I’ve actually got to do: two assignments, creative writing for seminar feedback, study abroad paperwork, renewing my passport, I also wanted to enter a creative writing competition.

This is not the great realisation to have when I’m running off only a couple hours of sleep so what am I going to do? Ignore all that and talk about some recent favourites!!

Today I come to you with my favourite books from December, January and February, as well as some honourable mentions because I forgot to do an Autumn version of this and those books deserve love too.


Honourable Autumn Mentions

*won’t be talking over much about these ones because, I’m going to be honest with you, it’s been a few months and my memory is not the greatest*

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

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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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A strong start // January Wrap Up

After reading 10 books in January I have now hit a slump. Whyyy!!! As evident by my February TBR there a bunch of books I want to be reading right now but just physically can’t. It’s annoying.

I’m hoping that once I share my thoughts and feelings on the books I’ve read recently it’ll free up brain space and get me motivated to read again. (Please. I beg).

Like I said, I read 10 books in January which I am very happy with. Considering the fact that my goal for the year is 30 books, I’m already 1/3 of the way towards that. I definitely made the most of my three weeks off uni :))


I Think I Love You by Auriane Desombre

I wasn’t sure about this book when I first picked it up. The characters were a bit younger then I was expecting and the writing not as mature.

This book follows two girls who, while part of the same friend group, have a kind of rivalry which hits an all time high when they have to team up to make a movie for a film festival.

The characters being on the younger side (I feel so old saying “young” they’re like 15-16) actually ended up being for the best as a lot of the characters actions can be blamed on the hormones. In the end I ended up really enjoying it.

Review


You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus

The end of December and start of January was dedicated to catching up a little bit more on the McManus releases I’ve been meaning to get to. Unfortunately You’ll Be the Death of Me turned out to be my least favourite of her books I’ve read so far.

While I liked the fact that this moved away from high-school gossip and drama and focuses on more “heavier” stuff it just didn’t hit the same. I wasn’t as invested in the action or characters which is a shame. Still glad I’m almost caught up on McManus’ books though.

Review


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My Favourite Books of 2021!!

Hello and happy new year everyone!!

For most people 2021 is over. Done with. No looking back. But not for book bloggers. For us, January of any new year is a month full of looking back on the previous year. I genuinely love this time of the year, just for all the bookish content.

Today I’m going to be starting on a positive foot and looking back on my favourite books of 2021!!

the yearly tradition of using this gif lives on. you don’t understand how happy this photo makes me.

Overall I read 100 books in 2021. I’m pretty happy withe everything I read. With that being said, it was super easy to pick out my favourites. Chances are you’ve heard all about these book already, but I’m excited to talk about none the less. (these are in no particular order btw).


Never Saw You Coming by Erin Hahn

Not only does the tradition of the “positive mental attitude cute dog” gif live on, but so does the tradition of a Erin Hahn book being a favourite of the year.

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Happy New Year!! // 2021 Year in Review

I know there’s a couple of hours left of 2021 but I think we’re all over this year so let me start now by saying, Happy New Year!!

Ahhh 2021, slightly better then it’s predecessor but that’s a very low bar. We didn’t live through quite as many “historical moments that are gonna feature in our grandkids history books” which was a relief, but it’s still be eventful to say the least.

For me personally I’d say it’s been a pretty good year in terms of my personal life and my reading life which is what we’re gonna look over today :))


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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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Best books of the year so far? // August Wrap Up

Hi and howdy, happy Friday!!

The post office keeps hanging up on me so clearly the next logical step is to chase the next postman I see down the street. If I get locked up for violence against Spain’s terrible postal service, just know that it’s been fun fellas ✌

Before I get arrested though, I’m here to talk about the 11 books I read in August. I had a really good reading month, not only in quantity but also quality. Don’t get me wrong, there were a couple of duds, but for the most part I see a lot of these books featuring on my favourites of the year so I’m excited to talk about them today!


The Best of the Best, the Crème de la Crème.


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An odd collection of books // July Wrap Up

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I’m tired. I just finished a day shift and I’ve decided that I much prefer working 7pm til 1am. The day shift at a bar is so boring. Everyone’s down at the beach or the pool, not sipping pints in my bar.

To pass the time I read a couple chapters of The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead … and a Supernatural/911: Lonestar crossover fic I found last night on Tumblr 😂😂 Don’t judge me, it was a long 6 hours.

During this time of boredom I also remembered that I haven’t wrapped up the books I read in July yet so I’m going to do that now and then sprawl on my bed.

July was a really good month for me. I read 10 books in total and crossed a couple of ARCs off my list and even getting to a couple of books I’ve been dying to read!!


These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong – I’ve had my eye on this book all year long whether it be online or sitting on my own shelf, but I forced myself to hold off because I wanted to wait until I had a decent amount of time to dedicate. Ironically, I picked this book up during a week that ended up being quite busy. Typical.

This book definitely lived up to the hype though. I loved everything about it from the characters, the setting of 1920’s Shanghai and the trope of friends-to-lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers.

I’m glad I waited to read this and I’m dying for the sequel!!


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

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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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