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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

Hello and howdy :))

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

Hello 😊

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

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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May Wrap Up + 🌸Top 5 books I read this spring🌸

Helloo, happy whatever day it is today. I’m kind of out of school now (its’ complicated) so I don’t focus on what day it is till much later on in the afternoon when I have to remember if I have a driving lesson or shift at work.

Today I’m joining two posts in one: my May wrap up aswell as talking about my favourite books I read this spring.

I was looking at the books I’ve read over the last three months and while I’ve enjoyed a lot of what I’ve read, there’s a lot of entire series and a fair few re-reads, so I think it’d be kind of boring, hence the combination.


May Wrap Up

My TBR for May included 3 books. I knew I was going to be busy with school so I didn’t want to put too much pressure on myself to read. I ended up only reading 1 of those books on my TBR but in total I read 8 books this month 😂

Night Owls by Jenn Bennett – Jenn Bennett has become one of my favourite contemporary authors recently. I love her work so much that I’ve read all of her currently published books so when I was in the mood for something quick and easy I decided to re-read Night Owls.

This book follows budding anatomy artist who randomly meets the notorious street artist Jack who has been “defacing” the city left and right and a romance soon blooms.

I love the romance of this one, love how easy it is to read, and especially the focus on different and unique art styles. I’m trying not to re-read too many books but I lowkey want to go back and re-read more of Bennets books.


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I’m pleasantly surprised by how much I read // April Wrap Up

Howdy and hello. Happy Monday, it’s an especially happy Monday because it’s a bank holiday and who doesn’t love a bank holiday??

Today I’m going to be talking about the books I read in April. Overall I read 6 books and got halfway a seventh. I was not expecting to read that much so I’m very happy with that.


Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare – God how is it that I only read Chain of Iron this month? Feels like ages ago.

This is of course, the much anticipated sequel to Chain of Gold, a book I read last year and loved with my whole heart. I was really excited about this book and it was good, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t think it lived up to my own expectations.

The eerie, almost horror like vibes of the first book is something I loved and that sadly wasn’t replicated. Plot-wise, I liked the focus on Lucie and Jesse and the James and Cordelia but the cliff-hanger with those two was not for me.


Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – I watched this because of the show. What more can I say?

I’m really glad that I picked this book up this month. It was my third time reading Six of Crows but I loved it just as much. I actually went through and picked out my favourite quotes and moments.

I’ve also added this book to the stack of YA books I want my mum to read. I loved this book, I loved the show and if I have time I’m going to re-read Crooked Kingdom in May just to keep the love going.


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

Hi, 👋

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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