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Let’s Talk Bookish: Reading Seasonally!

Hello and happy Friday 👋

My goals for this evening are: finish the two books I’m reading for fun, The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes and The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead, and then start the book I need to read for uni, We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez.

But … I bought myself a Nintendo Switch this week so I know for a fact I’m probably gonna spend the entire weekend playing Mario Kart. At least me writing this blog post will make me feel productive!!

Let’s Talk Bookish is a bookish meme that was created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @Book Nook Bits, 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 week’s topic is …  Reading seasonally (Mikaela @ Mikaela Reads)

Prompts: Do you read seasonally? Do you like a beach read in summer, a spooky book in the autumn and holiday themed ones in winter? What’s your favorite season? Do you have any favorite seasonal reads?


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Top 5 books I read this summer☀

Summer is over. The sun might not know this considering the fact that it’s still making me sweat my arse off but it’s over. I’m ready for hoodies, blankets and lots of tea. With the end of another season, it’s time for me to share my recent five favourites.

I’m pretty sure I forgot to do this for Spring but looking at the list of spring favourites I have written down here I’ve already talked about all of them at length. As much as I loved these books, I don’t wanna keep gabbing on about them so we’re just skipping ahead.

Anyways, onwards and upwards to autumn we go!


Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales

Sophie Gonzales cemented herself as a must read author for me with this book. I loved her 2021 co-authored book, If This Get’s Out, and I loved this maybe even more. Her writing style was so addictive.

This book follows Darcy who considers herself an expert when it comes to handing out love advice, hence why she started up an anonymous love advice buinsess at her highschool. When Broughman finds out about this he leverages this secrete against her until she agress to help him win back his ex.

On the surface it may seem like any other high-school set story but it went deep and even touched on bisexual erasure among other things. It also had a super cute romance that was entertaining to read the entire time.


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Vampire Academy is out and I have thoughts!

Hello and happy Saturday 👋👋

I don’t post on Saturday’s but today is a special case because I’ve just finished watching the first 4 episodes of the new Vampire Academy series and I have thoughts and feelings.

It’s been adapted by the same person as Vampire Diaries which was obviously a really popular show but I have not been optimistic about this show from the moment it was announced.

Besides from the announcemnt I haven’t actually been keeping track of its production or anything like that. I hadn’t even watched the trailer so I went into this completely blind.


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Racing to Read Book Tag!

Hello and howdy 🤠

Today I went to my first American Football game. We managed to piece together what was happening as the game went on, but for the most part I was clueless.

You may be wondering “what is this relevant?” and to that I say: because today we’re doing a sport related tag in the form of The Racing to Read Book Tag and I need a good segueway into things.

The extent of my work-out routine is walking from my bed to my fridge. Just kidding. I do walk literally everywhere though and that’s enough for me when it comes to exercising. I have too much social anxiety for the gym.

I’ve seen Riddhi @ Whispering Stories and Rabhya @ Rabs Bookish Planet do this tag so go check out there’s if you haven’t already :))


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Books I wanted to recommend for my YA Lit class

Hello. I’m writing to you from the back of my YA Lit class. Last week we had to propose a book to add to the sylabus to read this month and I recommended As Many Nows as I Can Get by Shana Youngdahl … and it was just voted in.

I recommended this book for various reasons: it’s a story about that transition from high school to college with these characters reailsing that, while they were the stars in their hometown, they’re now just another fish in the sea. We see these characters battle with drug addictions – as an addict and as somebody close to an addict, and it also has a teen pregnancy plotline. While many serious topics are brought up, it’s never glamourised and always depicts a realistic representation of such things.

The other reason I recommended it is because I just loved this book and will happily take any opportunity to read it again or force other people to read. Now, however, I’m scared that (if the bookstore is able to stock it), my class is going to read it and hate it.

So anyways, this is the book I proposed and it was actually my first choice but it has made me think: what other YA books would I recommend for this class?


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Let’s Talk Bookish: Characters or Plot?

Hey happy Friday :))

My class has just been cancelled. I dragged myself out of bed, showered and rushed to the cafeteria for my morning cup of tea for nothing. But oh well. I’ve sequestered myelf away in the library and will now pretend to be “productive” for the next hour until I meet my friend for lunch.

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 … Character or Plot Focused Books? (Brooke @ The Reader’s Game)

Prompts: What makes a book more character focused? What makes one more plot focused? Which do you prefer? Do you have any recommendations for plot focused and character focused books?


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What I love about Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Books.

If you have in your posession Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid, just know that I am insanely jealous of you right now.

I say this as someone who, this time last year, hadn’t picked up any book by Taylor Jenkins Reid and didn’t plan to, despite how popular and how often they were recommended. Thankfully 2022 me came to her senses and picked up Daisy Jones & The Six, then The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, and finally Malibu Rising.

I loved every single one of these books and plan to tell you today exactly why I loved them so much!


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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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I would genuinly name my kids after these characters.

Hey and hello 👋

I have a godson who is the most adorable thing in the entire world. I lowkey get baby fever every time I see him … and then I go stay at my dads house where my 11 year old brother and 7 year old sister live and that baby fever goes right out the window. I love my siblings, but jesus they’re a lot.

What I’m saying is that I don’t know if I even want kids but you bet your arse I’ve had a list of baby names since I was like 7. This list changes every few years but at the minute, there’s a few names of popular book characters that I’m loving, so I’m just here to share them with you today.


Nina

I have read two characters named Nina and loved them both with my whole heart. Because of Nina Rook from Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid and Nina Zenik from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo I associate the name with a strong female character. I feel like there’s also a lot of trauma with this name, these two characters get put through the ringer a fair bit, but if I named my daughter this, I’d try to break that cylce.


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Busy months // August Wrap Up + September TBR

I have been struck with the need for a cup of tea. I never thought I’d give in to such British stereotypes but here I am, limited to two a day and dying. This is going to become a problem soon because the busy months have started.

August was crazy. I was working, I was travelling, I was climatising to being at college in America. And now that classes have started I don’t think life is going to be calming down any time soon which is why I’m combining August TBR and September Wrap Up :))


August Wrap Up

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