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LGBTQ+ Historical Icons Tag!

Hey and howdy 👋 We are nearing the end of Pride of Month and of course I have to do a pride related tag at some point this month so today I’m going to be doing the new LGBTQ+ Historical Icons Tag created by Laura @ The Corner of Laura!


Rules

  • Link back to the original creator (The Corner of Laura) and link back to this page (otherwise, the original creator won’t get a notification).
  • Thank whoever tagged you and link back to their post
  • (Optional) Use the graphics and don’t forget to credit the original creator (Text prompts are at the end of the tag if you’d prefer to use those)
  • (Optional) Tag 5 or more other people.

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F/F Recommendations 🌈💕

Hello.

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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Gifts to myself for surviving my first year of uni // Book Haul

Hey and howdy 🤠

I’m finally back home in Spain and I’m getting my last round of assignment marks back which means I’ve officially finished with my first year of university.

Looking back the hardest part about being at uni was cooking for myself. If anyone is heading off to Uni for the first time in September please start learning to cook now. Not even learning to cook, I mean I can do the basics, but get thinking about meals you can make quickly and for cheap because it’s a nightmare. Pasta and wraps are going to make up the majority of your diet, believe me.

I’m very happy with myself for making it this far. Not to toot my own horn or anything but I am actually proud of myself, not even necessarily for the academic side of things, but for the social aspect of living away from home. I was very surprised by the lack of spiralling like I expected.

Obviously because of all this I’ve had to treat myself over the last couple of weeks with some new e-books. How can I not when e-books are so cheap and I’ve been so stressed?



Nick and Charlie by Alice Oseman – My friend got me this as a going away present since I’m going to America in August and won’t be seeing them til January. I’ve already read it. I made the most of my train journey back from the Connan Gray concert to demolish this.

Book Lovers by Emily Henry – I’m jumping on the Emily Henry train this summer, starting with Beach Read and following up with this here newest release. I bought this because it was 99p and how am I meant to say no to that?

She Gets the Girl by Rachel Lippincott & Alysson Derrick – Rachel Lippincott is one of the authors of Five Feet Apart which I enjoyed but this book she wrote with her wife which is so cute. Again this was 99p and it’s a book I actually have had my eye on for a while so I’m excited to pick this up.


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ARC Review: Belladonna by Adalyn Grace

Publication Date: August 23rd

Orphaned as a baby, nineteen-year-old Signa has been raised by a string of guardians, each more interested in her wealth than her well-being – and each has met an untimely end. Her remaining relatives are the elusive Hawthornes, an eccentric family living at Thorn Grove, an estate both glittering and gloomy.

Its patriarch mourns his late wife through wild parties, while his son grapples for control of the family’s waning reputation and his daughter suffers from a mysterious illness. But when their mother’s restless spirit appears claiming she was poisoned, Signa realizes that the family she depends on could be in grave danger, and enlists the help of a surly stable boy to hunt down the killer.

Signa’s best chance of uncovering the murderer, though, is an alliance with Death himself, a fascinating, dangerous shadow who has never been far from her side. Though he’s made her life a living hell, Death shows Signa that their growing connection may be more powerful – and more irresistible – than she ever dared imagine.


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Cosmopolitan 100 best ya novels!

Howdy!

I’m in the trenches right now. I’ve got three assignments coming up, an intimidating envelope filled with study abroad paperwork I need to sort to, and my move out day looming over me.

But. I stayed up til 2:30 last night and finished one of my essays in one day and it’s actually a decent essay!. So I’m rewarding myself with some procrastination.

This procrastination is taking the form of me going through Cosmopolitan’s list of the 100 best YA novels! I’m going to seeing which of those books I’ve read, and which books are on my physical TBR meaning I’ll be reading them sooner rather then later.

I saw Yolanda @ Past Midnight do this a couple of months ago so go check out her post too!


  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian
  • A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
  • It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  • I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez
  • Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
  • Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray
  • Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
  • We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrew

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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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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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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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