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Books to read before the end of the year// November TBR

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I cannot, for the life of me, believe that we’re down to the last two months of the year. October absolutely flew by. A new month means a new TBR and so today I come to you with the books I want to read before the end of the year.

Sure we’ve still got December left to go but I’ve got a bunch of holiday romance’s to keep my busy in December so this really is my last month to make a decent dent in my TBR.

November is going to be busy for me. I’m going to Washington DC for a day trip on the 12th, and then spending a couple days in New York for the Thanksgiving Break. It’s also going to be my last fully month in the US so I’m sure I’ll be busy with uni work and getting read to leave. That is to say that I don’t know how much time I’ll have to read, but I’m really hoping to get to all of these!

Currently Reading

Wolfsong by TJ Klune – One of my goals for this year was to read a book by TJ Klune. I honestly wasn’t expecting it to be Wolfsong but I received an ARC of this as it’s recently been re-released and picked it up for one last “halloween” read. I’m really not that far into this book, only 15%, but I’m so far really enjoying it. Ox is such a sweetheart, and I’m looking forward to seeing more of the pack dynamics.

The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes – After re-reading the first two books in this trilogy back in September I have finally picked up the third and final book! Again, I’m not very far into this book but the ball has already started rolling.

It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover – I picked this book up in Walmart. I couldn’t help myself. Earlier this year I read It Ends With Us and I’ve talked a lot about how I think I would have enjoyed this book more if I didn’t know anything about it. Now’s my chance to see if that’s true as I’ve done really well not to come across any spoilers.

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I miss Criminal Minds so I’m going to read these books

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Over the summer I achieved a major life goal: I completed Criminal Minds. 15 seasons, 324 episodes and I have watched every single one of them, most of them more than once. I’ve been working towards this since I was 13 years old. To say I’m proud of myself is an under statment.

To celebrate, and also apease the part of me that wants to go back and re-watch this show already, today marks the first of three Criminal Minds related posts!!

Today I’m going to talk about the books on my TBR and on my wishlist that have that murder and mystery vibes. Basically the books I’ll read until I’ve forgotten enough specifics of Criminal Minds episodes and I can watch it again.

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It’s Spooky Season Bitches!! // October TBR

  👻 👻 It’s Spooky Season!! 👻 👻

Listen to me when I tell you that I have had this TBR planned out for over a month now. Sure I enjoyed the books I read in September but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t waiting for the month to be over so I could move onto this TBR.

You could ask why I didn’t just read these books during Septmber and save myself the wait and to that I say BECAUSE OF THE VIBES!! This TBR was specifically picked for Halloween and reading them any other month before that would have ruined my experience.

There is one slight problem now though … I’ve got a lot of books I want to read this month and, by the looks of it, not much time. Finally after weeks of complaining my classes were boring and I had nothing to do I actually have multiple things to do.

So it’s gonna be a bit tight when it comes to squeezing all these books this month but I’m determined to do it.

The Ravens + The Monarchs by Kas Morgan & Danielle Paige

Yes October is all about the spooky read but it’s also about bad-ass bitches being even better witches which is exactly what I hope these books are going to provide! This series follows a sorority who are infamous for their parties and who are also secretely a coven of witches.

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Trying to be an audiobook kinda girl but I need recommendations!

I have been anti-audiobook for years now. Not because I actually have anything against audiobooks but because I have the attention span of a pea and have just never been able to stay focused.

That all changed recently however when I was faced with a lot of travel and knew my eyes would not survive reading that much. And so I invested in Audible and so far it’s been a success! (When I’m back at uni in the UK I’m gonna see if my local library has Libby btw).

The only problem now is that I don’t really know what audiobooks I want to read. Today I thought I’d talk a little about what I’ve already read and what few books I think I might like.

Already Read!

The two audiobooks I’ve read that opened my eyes to the fact that yes, I can actually read audiobooks have both been autiobiograpies narrated by the authors themselves – I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy and Mox by Jon Moxley.

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Let’s Talk Bookish: Do You Ever Get Overwhelmed by Your TBR?

Aghhhh!!! I just submitted a short story to an online magazine and, this isn’t really a big deal, but it’s my first time submitting something in the hope of publication and I’m freaking out a little. I had to close my eyes while I pressed send.

To help me keep my mind off the fact that someone besides my close friends and my lecturers are going to be reading my writing, it’s time for another Let’s Talk Bookish!

Let’s Talk Bookish is a bookish meme that was created by Rukky @ Eternity Books where each Friday, bloggers write posts discussing the topic of the week! Since the beginning of April, I’ve been the host of LTB, and I post each month’s topics here on my blog! September Topics.

This weeks topic is … Do You Ever Get Overwhelmed by Your TBR (to-be-read) Pile? (Jillian @ Jillian the Bookish Butterfly)

Prompts: How do you keep track of the books you want to read? Do you have a lot of books on your TBR? Is there any order/organization within all the books you want to read? Does your TBR ever feel overwhelming?

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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.


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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Romance & Randomness // July TBR

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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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Reading My Rainbow🌈 // June TBR

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I feel like June has crept up on me very quickly. I blinked and suddenly May was gone. I’m not complaining though because now that it’s June, it means I’m going home this month!! I get to see my dogs and cat again :))

June also means it’s pride month and so of course I have to read accordingly so not only will I hopefully be reading a bunch of LGBTQ+ books this month, but I’m going to be reading books that fit the rainbow.

I’ve done a Reading My Rainbow before, back in the cursed year of 2020, and had a lot of fun so I’m excited to do it again!!

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


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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Starting the month early // Mary TBR

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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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