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Book Review: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Publication Date: March 5th 2019

A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous break up.

Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the real reason why they split at the absolute height of their popularity…until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go-Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Another band getting noticed is The Six, led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.


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Books that made me belly laugh!

I’m meant to be being productive today but 3 mildly inconvenient things have happened to me already and I’ve only been awake an hour and a half:

Sainsbury’s didn’t have any good meal deal options, I bashed my head on the boiler, and then I burnt my finger making my potnoodle (I’m eating it right now. It’s not even that nice).

This all makes sense to me now because I’ve just realised it’s Friday 13th. Like I said, I was meant to be being productive today but I’m not risking the jinx on my uni work or visa documents. I’ll start being productive on Monday.

But, to get my mind off my gross lunch and my burnt finger I thought I’d lighten things up a little by talking not just about funny books, but books that made me full on belly laugh!


Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert

We’re starting off with the third and final book of The Brown Sisters trilogy because this book is kind of what inspired this post.

I picked this up in hopes it pulled me out of a reading slump I had fallen into a couple of months ago and it definitely did that. This book filled me with so much joy. Not only was the dialogue between Eve and Jacob funny, the situations they found themselves in were right out of a comedy. I could picture what was happening so clearly that I couldn’t help but laugh out loud.

The entire trilogy was so much fun but I would definitely say Act Your Age, Eve Brown was my favourite of the three.


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I’m going to read book-tubers favourite books of 2021

Hello👋

My procrastination leads me down many roads, this weeks bout has me stuck with the idea that I’m going to read booktubers favourite books of 2021. This is why I spent a fair bit of time watching various videos and compiling a list.

After watching these videos and writing out this list I realised that I’d already read a decent amount of the books, and a fair amount that I hadn’t are ones that were already on my physical TBR.

Those are the books I’m going to be attempting to read before the end of the year, the ones I already owned and planned to read in my own time anyways. Ideally doing something like this would push me out of my reading comfort zone but I don’t have the money to splurge on a ton of books which is why I’m doing it like this.

The book-tubers whose favourite’s I’ll hopefully be reading are: Hailey in Bookland // Emma Books // Peruse Project // Jack Edwards // Noelle Gallagher // Fictional Fates // This Story Ain’t Over // A Clockwork Reader.


  • Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas – Hailey in Bookland
  • Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-ÍyímídéFictional Fates

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Book Review: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

Publication Date: August 2nd 2016

Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most.

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up
— she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan — her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.


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Which popular YA bird-book character am I?

Hello and howdy.

I’ve just been staring at my laptop for the last hour, wanting to write something but just having one big brain fart. Finally though I’ve had the genius idea of re-visiting a post I’ve done before but with a lil twist.

Today I am once again going to be finding out which popular YA character I am, but specifically from the holy trinity of YA bird-books: Six of Crows, The Raven Cycle and The Foxhole Court (which is classed as a bird book cause of the second novel “The Raven King”)


From Six of Crows I am … Nina Zenik

The Quiz

I had a feeling I was going to get Nina purely because I answered with food to a fair few questions and well know Nina is a foodie and rightly so. I really love Nina, she’s funny, badass and so confident in herself. I haven’t read it yet but she’s one of the main reasons I want to continue on to read King of Scars. Very happy with this one!


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Starting the month early // Mary TBR

Hey and howdy.

April was not the reading month I wanted it to be. I was super excited about my TBR last month but most of the books I wanted to read were ones I had physical copies of. The problem there being that I was away for most of Easter so couldn’t read any of them.

As I’m writing this there’s still a week and a bit left of April but I’m calling it quits on this month early. I can’t explain why I’m doing this, because I don’t know, but basically any books I read from now on I’m going to class as May reads.

Like I said, I can’t explain why I’m doing this, I just know that this is going to help me avoid a reading slump so I’m just rolling with it.

With that being said, here are the books I want to read in May (… and the last week of April).



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I just finished Heartstopper. Smiling and Crying.

Hi. Hello. 👋

It is currently Friday 22nd April aka Hearstopper Season 1 release day and … I’ve finished the entire series already. Honestly there was no better way to spend my morning. And now I plan on spending my afternoon talking about it!

*SPOILERS*


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The Book Snob Tag!

Hello 🙂

I’m currently at my dads house for the week and legit my favourite thing about being here is that I get to eat my little siblings packed-lunch snacks. I went from my bare shell of a food cupboard back at uni to a legit cornucopia of snacks. Loving it.

Anyways, today I’m going to be doing The Book Snob Tag. I was tagged to do this by Virginia @ The Sassy Library Fox. Thank you Virginia💕 


Format Snob // You can only choose 1 format in which to read books for the rest of your life. Which one do you choose: physical books, eBooks, or audiobooks?

So audiobooks are completely out of the equation because no matter how hard I try my brain just does not cooperate. The struggle comes when you make me choose between physical books and e-books.

On one hand I love physical books: the smell, the look of them on my shelf. But then you have e-books which are just so cheap, convenient, and I swear I read them faster somehow!

I feel like in my dream world I’d have enough money to buy as many physical books as I’d like so let’s go with physical books.


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Blog Tour: The Cheat Sheet by Sarah Adams

*Review copy courtesy of Headline*

Publication Date: April 26th 2022

The friend zone is not the end zone for Bree Camden, who is helplessly in love with her longtime best friend and extremely hot NFL legend, Nathan Donelson. The only problem is that she can’t admit her true feelings, because he clearly sees her as a best friend with no romantic potential, and the last thing Bree wants is to ruin their relationship. But those abs . . .

Nope! Nothing but good old-fashioned, no-touching-the-sexiest-man-alive, platonic friendship for Bree. In any case, she has other things to worry about. After a car accident ended her chance at becoming a professional ballerina, Bree changed paths and now owns her own dance studio, with big dreams to expand it. But one more rent increase could mean the end of the studio entirely.

Then, as usual, Nathan comes to the rescue and buys the entire building. A stubborn Bree is not happy about it and decides to rebel with a couple–okay, maybe more than a couple–of tequila shots. Then her plan backfires as she spills her deepest, darkest secret to a TMZ reporter. One viral video later, the world thinks Nathan and Bree are the perfect couple. Before they can really talk about her confession, Nathan’s publicist proposes a big opportunity that could mean financial security for Bree. The catch? They have to pretend to be in love. For three whole weeks.


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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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