Blog, Wrap Ups

Series I’ve started & completed this year!

Hi and howdy ๐Ÿค 

At the start of this year I sat down and wrote a list detailing the book series I wanted to start this year, and also the ones I really need to finish. Almost 365 days later, I’m back again to talk about the series I really did start, finish and catch up on :))


All Caught Up!!

I just realised that not only did I catch up on these three series, I actually re-read the previous books in the series before continuing on.

  • Heartstopper by Alice Oseman – Reading this graphic novel series has turned into a yearly tradition. Of course I always reread the previous volumes before starting in on the newest. I cannot wait for the fifth and final installment, and don’t get me started on the TV show!!
  • The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes – These books are basically Young Adult soap operas and I love them. I have no clue what is gonna happen in the third book, but I’m excited to find out. (I would happily sell my soul for an ARC of the final book).
  • The Dreamers Trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater – Here we have the newest series I’m all caught up on. And by “newest” I mean I finished Mister Impossible this afternoon.

Continue reading “Series I’ve started & completed this year!”
Blog

My favourite authors are releasing new books in 2022. Yay!

Howdy, happy Monday.

Question: you ever have days where you just don’t feel much? Like you’re not exactly happy but you’re not sad either. You’re just floating on a cloud of “meh”. Anyone??

Well that’s how I’m feeling today so I figured I’d try and inject some positivety in my life by talking about new books coming out in 2022 by some of my favourite authors!!


Casey Mcquiston – I Kissed Sara Wheeler

Sure Casey McQuiston is the only author on this list where I’ve only read one of their books but we’re just going to ignore that. While I might not have yet read One Last Stop I just know I’m going to love it as much as Red, White and Royal Blue.

In 2022 McQuiston is not only releasing another book but she’s releasing her YA debut: I Kissed Sara Wheeler! This seems different to her previous novels not only because it’s YA obviously, but it also seems to have a mystery element to it.

It follows a girl called Chloe who’s running for valedictorian with her only real competition being prom queen Sara Wheeler. When a month before graduation Sara kisses Chloe and then vanishes, Chloe follows the clues to find her.


Continue reading “My favourite authors are releasing new books in 2022. Yay!”
Blog

My favourite book covers of 2021!

Helloo ๐Ÿ‘‹

I go home today!!!!! As you’re reading this I’ve either just got off the plane or am already at home being smothered in love by my dogs. I can’t wait.

In the mean time, I’m at my dads house enjoying the house to myself before my little brother and sister come home and the peace ends. While I’m doing nothing else but watching Money Heist, I figured I’d talk a little about my favourite book covers from this year.


Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Melinda Lo

The colours and overall design of this cover are such a vibe.


Continue reading “My favourite book covers of 2021!”
Blog

Books I would gift to my friends.

Hello :))

I’m anxious and it’s stupid. This week is my last week of uni before going home for Christmas and I’m so excited … but also stressed. I’m somehow more stressed about going home for three weeks then I was about literally moving to another country and starting uni in the first place.

It doesn’t make sense but I figured since I’m skipping my lecture today I’d ignore my anxiety by talking about books I’d gift my friends for Christmas if I had a lot of money, which sadly I dont ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


*My friends have been demoted to just their initials because it feels weird to “expose” their names and I’m not in the mood to make up fake names*

J – Simon Snow series by Rainbow Rowell

can’t be bothered to find the cover of the first book

I’ve already bought J’s gift. Come Christmas he will be the proud owner of a Shrek poster that says something along the lines of “this is my swamp now”. It’s part gag gift. We had a Shrek movie marathon before I moved for Uni and he got me a latex horse mask for my birthday so I had to repay the favour. Basically this poster made me laugh and I was like “yes. ordered”.

If I was going to get him a bookish gift though, I’d get him Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. I recently finished the series and was sending him snippets of dialogue I found funny, and he seemed to like them.

While I’m not gifting him these books I do have my own copies. He lives right across the street, like he can literally see my parents balcony from his room. He’s also friendly with my mum and has told me he’s only coming to mine to watch Elf so he can see her and my dogs. So instead I’m just going to give him an open invitation to borrow this series when he wants to.


Continue reading “Books I would gift to my friends.”
Blog, Wrap Ups

I forgot to wrap things up last month // October & November Wrap Up

Hey and howdy ๐Ÿค 

I didn’t do a wrap up last month, partly because I forgot and partly because I didn’t read overmuch in October anyways and it would have been pretty boring. Flash forward another month to November and I have much more to talk about so let’s jump in :))


October was a very romance heavy month but it’s what I needed to get through. Reading romance was a nice contrast the to quite boring books I was reading for Uni at the time.

I completed the Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams in October and really enjoyed it. My favourite from this series is either Undercover Bromance or Isn’t it Bromantic? One of my goals for 2021 was to start this month and here I am having completed it. Three cheers!

The next romance book was The Sweetest Oblivion by Danielle Lori and this book was spicy and not what I usually read at all. It was a case of “I don’t know why I’m reading this but I’m gonna keep going”.

And the final book I read in October was kind of something for Uni and that was Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith.

We read a bunch of poetry at the start of the semester and the only poet I liked even in the slightest was Dear White America by Danez Smith which prompted me to read the entire collection that specific poem was from. My favourite poem from this collection was Dinosaurs in the Hood. I highly recommend checking out some of Smith’s work.


Continue reading “I forgot to wrap things up last month // October & November Wrap Up”
Blog, book haul

A bit of a book haul :)

Hello ๐Ÿ‘‹

My new favourite thing is being cosy. Sure I was always a fan of being cosy anyways but drinking a nice cup of tea while wrapped in a blanket hits different when the temperature drops below 10*C.

Reading while being nice and cosy also hits different and I’m prepared for all the freezing cold and rainy days because I’ve acquired some more books. My last haul was two months ago and I’ve read 2 of those 12 books. I stand by my stance that buying books is a totally different hobby to actually reading them. Either way here are my new books :))


I was so excited about all the f/f romances coming out in 2021 and I Think I Love You by Auriane Desombre was one of them. Sadly I’ve barely made a dint in my anticipated releases but I’m adamant to fix that.

I got an e-book copy of this for pretty cheap and it’s actually pretty cheap. I’m enjoying carrying around a bunch of books in my back pocket without actually lugging around a bunch of books

Fingers crossed I can read this sooner rather then later.


Continue reading “A bit of a book haul :)”
Blog

Goodreads Choice Award Books Iโ€™ve Actually Read (Spoiler: not many)

Helloo, happy Monday (or not, I completely understand if you’re miserable on Mondays, the only reason I’m not overly miserable on Monday’s is because I’m only at uni for an hour and that’s not until 2 o’clock).

I was meant to be at work tonight but they sent out an email saying they’d over-staffed and if anyone wanted to drop a shift then don’t be scared to do so. I worked last night and had a sore throat so bad my manager gave me a free slush. I was super tired tonight and just couldn’t be arsed leaving the house, into the cold, when I was so cosy and having fun with my housemates.

Since I had an unexpected night off I figured I’d talk about the Goodreads Choice Awards. UGH! The Goodreads Choice Awards!! Every year I think I’m doing well with new releases and then this comes around and proves me wrong.

To be honest I’ve not done too bad this year, but still, considering how many categories and books there is, I’ve not done great either. To make myself feel better, I thought we’d go over the nominee’s I’ve actually read!!



Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell – This is the most recent book on this list that I completed and I genuinely loved it. With my whole heart I just had so much fun with this one. I wanted to read it non-stop but also didn’t want it to end. My new mission is to get my friend to read this series. I sent him a few bits of dialogue which he found funny so I’m hopefully he won’t take much convincing.

Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong – And here we have the second most recent read. This was the perfect end to this stunning duology. I read the first book during an unexpectedly busy week, and I read this the week assignments were due. Being busy while reading a great book is so annoying!!

Cheer Up: Love and Pom Poms by Crystal Fraiser & Val Wise – I didn’t know what to expect when I was accepted for an ARC of this. I requested it because I liked the cover art, but oh my word was this cute!


Continue reading “Goodreads Choice Award Books Iโ€™ve Actually Read (Spoiler: not many)”
Blog

10 books to read before the end of the year :))

Hello ๐Ÿ‘‹

I am currently reading my 90th book of the year. I set my Goodreads goal at 40 books for the year and thought that was aiming too high and here I am, nearly 50 books over that goal.

Since there’s still a month and a bit left in the year, I’m aiming high and am going to try and reach 100 books! Maybe I’m being slightly optimistic but I think I can do it. It’s ten books in a month and a half. Should be easy.

With that in mind, I figured I’d share what ten books I’m aiming to read by the end of the year. There’s a good chance these get swapped out for others down the road, especially with me still having things to read for uni, but right now these are my top priority.



In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan – I keep getting drawn to this book, staring at it longingly from where it sits on my window sill. I really do want to read it, the only problem is that this book is chunky, and chunky books scare me even when I know I’m going to love it.

The Coldest Touch by Isabel Sterling – This is one of the new releases that’s kind of gone under the radar for me this year and that’s unacceptable. I really loved Sterling’s debut witchy novel so I’m excited to see what she has in store with vampires.


Continue reading “10 books to read before the end of the year :))”
Blog, Tags

Finally doing the Liebster Award #4

Hello, welcome to my blog!

I was nominated for a couple of awards and tags and I am a fair few month behind on sharing them. It’s been a crazy few months and trying to find time to answer these questions has been near impossible.

I have the week off from uni this week though so now’s the perfect time to do the Liebster Award by Virginia @ The Sassy Library Fox


The Liebster Award

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and add a link to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you
  • Nominate 11 bloggers that you think deserve the award
  • Ask 11 innovative questions to the ones you have nominated
  • Remember to notify your nominees once you have uploaded your acknowledgement post

Continue reading “Finally doing the Liebster Award #4”
Blog

Bookish things that make no sense to me!

Hey and howdy ๐Ÿค 

Gonna admit, I live in a permanent state of confusion. I somehow overthink and over-analyse everything, while also been the most oblivious person ever. It makes for some unique personality traits.

This confusion extends to my reading life. There’s just some things I don’t get and I’m gonna share those things today. Maybe you don’t understand either and we can figure things out in the comments together.


E-books costing more than physical books.

Ok this one doesn’t happen very often but when it does I’m left with questions and no answers. Surely a physical book that has to be printed, bound and shipped can’t be sold for less than an electronic copy.

I’m sure it’s more complicated then my logic is giving it credit for, there’s probably publishing laws or something that I’m not aware of. If you work in the publishing industry and have somehow stumbled acrss this post, please give me answers!


Continue reading “Bookish things that make no sense to me!”