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8 possible reads for my 8 hour flight

I’ve done the 3 hour flight from England to Spain, Spain to England what feels like a million times now. I’m an expert at it and have it down to a science: headphones in, snacks on hand, Netflix movie downloaded or book ready to go.

My favourite part of flying is takeoff and landing. The in between is when I get restless no matter how much I’ve got on hand to keep me entertained. So I’m getting prepared for my 8 hour flight to America.

Today is going to be a longggg day. I’ve got a 3 hour train journey down to London, at least 4 hours in Heathrow to avoid stress, 8+ hour flight to New York, a 2+ hour layover, and then 1 hour flight to get to my final destination. I’m going to die.

The thing that’s keeping me sane is looking at it like this: I’m going to have a lot of downtime to read. So today we’re going to be looking at the eight books I have my eye on that I think will be very good to read while travelling.


ARCs

I’ve been slacking with a capital ‘S’ recently when it comes to ARCs. It’s probably because a lot of the ARCs on my shelf right now are quite chunky fantasy novels which excites but also terrifies me. I’ll be taking my Kindle instead oh any physical books for convenience sake so it seems fitting to try and start one of these intimidating fantasy ARCs.

  • Foul Lady Fortune by Chloe Gong – I’m determined to read this book before it’s release. An 18 hour travel day seems like enough time to at least make a dent.
  • With Fire in Their Blood by Kat Delacorte – I have a good feeling about this book. Can’t explain it, don’t want to explain it. It’s got dark magic, mafia clans and a teenage girl stuck in the middle of it. Seems like the right amount of action and drama to keep me entertained.
  • Gallant by V.E Schwab – Shwab’s books are best consumed in as few sittings as possible. The writing style of her books recquire long periods of time to get into and get lost in the story hence why it’s on this list.

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I read some really good books // July Wrap Up

Summer is basically over. I’ve got two weeks left before I leave home again until Christmas and I don’t know how to feel about that. Actually no, that’s a big fat lie. I feel like I’m one inconvenience or act of kindness away from crying today but maybe that’s because I’m tired.

While I’m sad summer is basically done with and I have to go back to real life, I am very happy with what I read in July.

Not gonna lie, I was hoping to read like a million books this month but obviously that was a big reach especially when you take into fact that I’ve been working full time, had my friend visiting for a week, had to go to Madrid for my VISA. In total I finished 7 books, and most importantly, I loved every single one.


Addicted to You by Krista & Rebecca Ritchie

I’ve seen this series all over the place on Tik-Tok and one of the romance booktubers I watch, Larry Reads, is obsessed so I finally decided to check it out before I get spoiled. I knew going into this book that it wasn’t going to be a super sweet and fluffy read – the romance is not one to model your own relationship after that’s for sure, but I thought it was really entertaining!

This book, and I’m guessing this series, reminds me of a soap opera or a CW worthy TV drama and that’s what’s keeping me reading. I’m a fan of a good guilty pleasure. Will I be admitting to the people on my English Lit uni course that I’ve been reading this? No. But I will definitely be slowly but surely working my way through the series.


Loveless by Alice Oseman

Finishing Loveless gave me a deep sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. For one thing I started reading it in June so it felt nice to just finish it, for another thing, I’ve been meaning to read this ever since it was first released but I had a feeling I’d relate a lot to this book and I just wasn’t read for that.

This book takes place over the course of Georgia’s first year of university so part of me feels like I should have read it last summer, before I started my first year of uni. The other part of me is glad I waited til after experiencing that for myself because I can relate more. It speaks a lot to finding yourself with Georgia figuring out she’s asexual and aromantic.

I related to this book a lot and even though it felt like it took ages to read, I’m glad I took my time with it and I definitely recommend it.


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The Last Ten Books Tag!

Despite having big blogging plans for this month, I do not have the time or the energy to follow up on all of them. Turns out working 6 days a week, socialising with friends and making the most out of limited family time all while trying to survive 40*C weather is HARD.

So today, just to try and get me back in the swing of it, I’m going to do a tag! It’s been over a year since Rania @ Moonlit Notes tagged me to do The Last Ten Books tag, but I’m finally getting around to it!


The last book I gave up on …

I don’t know if I’ve given up on this book for good, but at least for now I’ve put it down.

I started reading Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan last month as part of my “reading the rainbow” challenge I did. I just couldn’t really get into the swing of things with this book.

This is duo POV and I was clearly liking one characters chapters more then the other which made the second characters chapters feel like a drag.

I might go back to this one at another time, just not right now.


The last book I re-read …

Before I check Goodreads I’m going to guess that it was Hearstopper because after watching the TV show I hopped and skipped right over to WebToon to re-read the entire webcomic.

After checking Goodreads I can confirm that it was infact Hearstopper by Alice Oseman. If you also want to include “last book I started re-reading” then I’ll also include Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett. At the start of this month I read the first couple of chapters of numerous book, this being one of them. I got distracted by others but I’ll be going back to it soon.


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Romance & Randomness // July TBR

Hello and howdy.

It’s July. How the Holy Hell? The passing of time is giving me anxiety right now so we’re not going to focus too much on that and instead we’re going to focus on my TBR.

I wasn’t planning on doing a TBR because the books I want to read this month can be split into two categories: romance & randomness.

The romance books I plan to read I already touched on in my Summer Reading Plans post, and then the random books are just that – random. I’m in a mood where I want to read everything and anything despite not having the time to do so. I tend to get stuck in reading-slumps in the summer so I’m just trying my best to avoid that.

There’s no rhyme or reason and my TBR is definitely subject to change this month. But I like talking about books so I’m here anyways 🙂


The Romance

Beach Read + Book Lovers by Emily Henry – Emily Henry is an internet favourite at the minute. To be honest, she’s been a favourite for the last three years since her debut and I’m now finally joining the hype train. My main focus is going to be Beach Read, just because that’s the one I hear people talk about the most. Also it’s summer, of course I’m going to read a book literally titled “Beach Read” in July.

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett – Jenn Bennett contemporaries make me happy and this one especially so, it’s definitely my favourite. I want to revisit this book this month because 1) I have no more new Jenn Bennett contemporaries at my disposal, 2) like Beach Read it’s set in a beach/ocean-side town over the summer. I read the first chapter of this earlier today and it already made me feel smiley.

Terms & Conditions by Lauren Asher – This is gonna be a quick read for me. I know it because I have a special type of intuition when it comes to this stuff … and I because I already started reading this two months ago but had to put it down cause life was crazy. Even though I’ve already started this book I want a clean slate so I’m going to start from the beginning again. This is fake-dating and marriage of convenience with a billionaire main character. As always #EatTheRich but ficitonal characters don’t count and they’re fun to read about.

How to Fake it in Hollywood by Ava Wilder – While the cover makes it seem like this is gonna be cute and fluffy I’ve heard that’s really not the case. I’m ready to put my heart on the line in the name of Fake-Dating and Hollywood famous main character.


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F/F Recommendations 🌈💕

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Today I come to you with a list of really great books that feature prominent F/F characters and romances. I’m sure you’ve probably heard about all of these books already but I’m gonna talk about them anyways because I love them your honour!



A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee – Dark Academia lesbians who are investigating their schools history of witchcraft and murder. Make sure you have a cup of tea when you read this one.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenksins Reid – Evelyn and Celia are the definition of soulmates.

Afterlove by Tanya Byrne – That awkward moment when your girlfriend dies and turns into a Grim Reaper. In all honesty though this book made me cry.


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When two (months) become one // April & May Wrap Up

Hey and hello.

In the last two months I read 19 books. Part of me wants to know how I did this considering it’s been the end of the semester, the other part of me knows full well that I read this much because of procrastination.

Today we’re gonna speed run through wrapping up these 19 books. Some were great – favourite of the year contenders in fact, some were duds but overall a solid two months of reading!



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The Ice Lolly Book Tag

You wanna know the best thing about having my own blog? It’s that when I’m a raging ball of anxiety and stress, I can hop on here and do a fun and silly little tag about ice-lollies.

And that’s exactly what I’m going to do. This post is inspired by the fact that I’ve developed an ice-lolly addiction. Case in point: I ate two mini-twisters back to back about an hour ago.

As I’m writing this I’ve got about a week left in my uni accommodation which means I’m running my freezers down. All that’s in my freezer draw right now is a bag of peas, chicken nuggets, and you guessed it, a shit ton of ice-lollies!

I found The Ice-Lolly Tag over at Book Murmuration, so check that post out, but I’m gonna dive right in, talk about ice-cream and hopefully get my brain to chill out a bit so I can sleep 😜 (there’s no Ice-Lolly emoji and I’m mad about it).


Mini Milk: Short and Sweet?

While writing this blog post I took a break and decided to read The Tea Dragon graphic novels by Kay O’Neil and oh my God I’m in love. The definition of short and sweet. I’m in love with the art style and would happily have any of these panels tattooed on my body.


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

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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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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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