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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

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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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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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My anticipated releases of 2022 // April, May & June

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I’m meant to be face-timing my friend who’s currently on Study Abroad in America in a couple hours but I’m already getting sleepy. I need to do something to wake me up. My solution: making a cup of tea (that has caffiene right?) and talking about some more of my anticipated 2022 releases!!

So far this year I’ve read one of the seven books I’ve already talked about. In my defence: two of them aren’t out yet (as I’m writing this), and one of them is on my immediate TBR.

Jaunary, February & March


April

Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li

Release Date: April 5th

The only heist book I’ve ever read is Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (and I guess maybe One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston) which in my eyes is far too low of a number.

That’s were Portrait of a Thief comes in! This book is all about stealing back priceless pieces of art from Western museums when Harvard senior Will is approached with an impossible and illegal job offer.

I’m really excited about this one. It’s such an interesting plot and I’m guessing it’s going to be jam-packed with historical context which will be new to me so I’m looking forward to learning alongside enjoying a heist story.


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Currently vibing with these books // April TBR

I feel like this point it’s fair to say that my TBRs are just a list of the books I’m vibing with in the moment. The books that show up on my TBR are barely ever the same books that show up on my wrap up and that’s okay. I’ve made peace with that.

I like going into the month with a rough idea of what I’m in the mood for so I’m not overwhelmed, but I do just go with where the bookish-cravings take me. With that being said, today I’m going to talk about some books I hope to read this April. I guess we’ll see if that actually happens.

March was such a good reading month for me. As I’m writing this post I’ve still got a week left but I’ve already read 9 books. I’ll be happy if I even read half of that in April.

Yes I’ve got 3 weeks off uni for Easter but I’m visiting my Dad, my Mum’s flying over for a week and me and my friends might be going to Edinburgh. So not really all that much free time in the grand scheme of things.



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Time to read all the romance!! // February TBR

Round of applause guys, we made it through the first month of 2022 👏👏 and now onto the second …

February is of course the month of Love™ despite there only being one designated day for it. Obviously I’m going to be milking this holiday for all it’s worth when it comes to content, starting with the books I plan to read this month.

I got off to a really good start in January and I’m already ahead of my reading goal. I’d like to keep up with that momentum but I’m not gonna put too much pressure on myself because I start back at Uni this month and am hoping to go visit my aunt and Godson.



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Reading out of my comfort zone: classics & non-fiction.

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I have just submitted my first of three assignments. That’s me one step closer to being able to enjoy my three weeks break from uni where I intend to spend most of my time reading and watching TV.

Not only over the break, but also over the course of the year, I really want to read some books that are a bit out of my comfort zone: non-fiction, classics, and then just some fiction books that I wouldn’t normally pick up.

One of the reasons that always stops me from trying new things is actually getting my hands on the books. I’m not gonna risk spending money on something I might not enjoy. At the minute though I have access to to the library at my uni and I can borrow a fair few of these from there and I plan on making the most of it.


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Series I WILL complete this year!!!

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I’ve just realised my first essay is due in less then 10 days. I haven’t even started it yet. I barely know what I’m doing. Suffice to say I’m feeling quite anxious about it all.

Am I going to start now? Well, I have tried but the creative and motivational juices just aren’t flowing. I’ll be more productive when I’m back at uni with a large supply of energy drinks and not on my dads couch with my two little siblings screaming in the next room.

And so. To make me feel somewhat productive, I’m continuing on with scheduling some posts and so today I’m going to be talking about some series I’m determined to finish this year!

I was super happy with how many series I managed to complete last year. Can’t remember the exact number off the top of my head right now, also can’t be bothered to look, but I’m hoping to do the same this year!


Brown Sisters by Talia Hibbert

I started this series last year and I am so annoyed that I couldn’t squeeze in the final book, Act Your Age Eve Brown. I’ve really enjoyed this series so far and the third book seems like it’s going to be super fun what with Eve being the chaotic youngest daughter and the book seemingly having grumpy/sunshine dynamic.


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Currently reading way too many books // December TBR

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It’s been one of those days today. And by “one of those days” I mean I was on my bedroom floor crying this morning all because it was Derek’s last episode in Criminal Minds and named his fictional son after Spencer.

To make myself feel better I’ve eaten some Terry’s white chocolate orange (top tier) and plan on eating the rest of my ice-cream later. I also thought I’d talk about some books I’m gonna be hopefully reading this month!


So I’m currently read four books. Don’t ask me why. I don’t know how this happened. I was just very excited about starting all of these that I somehow did it all at once. Because I’m anticipating a busy month, I’ll be happy if I just finish these.


The Coldest Touch by Isabel Sterling – I’m only on chapter two but I’m already intrigued. Sapphic vampire’s have been all the range this year and I’ve not read enough of them at all. I enjoyed Sterling’s previous novels and look forward to continuing on with this one.

Homie by Danez Smith – After spending the first half of the semester reading poetry I liked one of those poets enough to read anything else by them. I read one collection of theirs already but had to wait for my hold to become available at the library.


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Anthologies: multiple stories for the price of one // TBR & Reccomendations

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I’m a bit drunk and merry. I’m flying home in two and a half weeks and I need to get my alcohol tolerance levels up or else I’m going to die when I get back. (Peer pressure doesn’t come from people your age, but people twice you’re age).

Despite the fact that I went out for a couple with my friend tonight, I still am here to talk to you about Anthologies!!

Over the last year and a bit I’ve found a new love for anthologies and I’ve fallen in love with them. Because of that, I thought today I’d talk a bit about the one’s I’ve enjoyed, and the one’s I really want to read.


Anothologies I’ve read and enjoyed

Together, Apart

Listen, I know none of us really want to re-live last year, we’re all doing our best to forget 2020 even existed but … I still think you should read this anthology.

This is a collection of romance stories set in Covid times, with characters meeting in unique ways during lockdown.

Does it romanticise a period that was rough for most people? Sure, but I feel like this is a good way to relive the not-so-bad bits.


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