Down the TBR Hole, 2: discovering books I’d forgotten about 📚

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So, a funny thing happened. I posted the first part of this tag on July 11th, and I deleted quite a few novels from my TBR which I was really proud of. And then, before I wrote this second part, I proceeded to add as many books back to my TBR (actually, I now have one more book than when I started). So yes, that happened. I also have a feeling that this is going to happen every single time in-between posts. I always find new books I want to read, which I think is why this series of blog posts is going to be important. Otherwise, my TBR will have way too many books.Read More »

My TBR for the N.E.W.Ts Readathon in August and catching up for the O.W.Ls in July ✨

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I wasn’t able to participate in the O.W.L.s readathon back in April because I only learned of this readathon a week into April, and I also had my final exams to study for. I was so disappointed because it looked so fun and I’ve never participated in a readathon before, which is something I would love to do. But then, I was told the second part of this readathon would happen in August! So I obviously decided to participate this time 💚 Read More »

My most anticipated releases of 2019: July -December edition 💛

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I was thinking about all the books I’m really looking forward to reading for the rest of this year, and how many of them haven’t actually been released yet. There are quite a few novels I’m really excited for, novels I’ve been waiting for, for quite a while now, coming out between July and December of 2019 and I wanted to talk about them. There are sequels, conclusions, debut novels or beginnings of series in this list, but I’m sure I’m still missing a few of them. I’m really hopeful about these books, so without further ado, here’s my most anticipated releases of 2019 list! Read More »

Blog Tour Review: The Black Veins by Ashia Monet 🚌💙

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I recently came to a realization when it comes to my favourite tropes: the found family trope will always come first. For once, I am actually able to choose my number one favourite. So, as you can imagine, when I came across The Black Veins by Ashia Monet on Twitter one day and saw it described as having a very strong found family element, I immediately decided I needed to read this novel. And I can tell you right now: it was a really fun and fast-paced reading experience which I enjoyed immensely. With strong and unique characters, a magical road-trip full of obstacles and discoveries and amazing character development throughout the 393 pages, The Black Veins completely took me by surprise, in the best way possible.Read More »

Down the TBR Hole, 1: it’s finally time for me to go through my TBR shelf 📚

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Everytime I look at my TBR on Goodreads, I tell myself I will never read all of these novels. Once in a while, I try to clear out some of the titles, but I am still at 150 books on my TBR shelf. That’s way too many, I think, and absolutely not realistic. I’ve been adding books since I joined Goodreads in 2013, and I haven’t organized any of it. Sometimes, I add so many books at once when watching Booktube videos or reading blog posts with recommendations, but then promptly forget about them. Read More »

Blog Tour: A Shifting of Stars Review & Favourite Quotes (+INTL Giveaway) 💜✨

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Fantasy is my favourite genre, and I read a lot of fantasy books. One might think things would get repetitive, plot twists easy to guess and characters blending together. But that’s not the case, and A Shifting of Stars by Kathy Kimbray was no exception. The story was a truly emotional one, with an heavy atmosphere and twists and turns I never saw coming. Each time I picked up the novel to read more chapters, I never knew what to expect, and I was proven wrong even when I thought I knew what could happen next, which made reading A Shifting of Stars captivating.Read More »

Five Reasons to read Jade City by Fonda Lee 💚

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This month, Jade War by Fonda Lee, one of my most anticipated sequels of the year, comes out. It is the second novel in the Green Bone Saga, which starts with Jade City. So, to prepare for it, I decided to reread Jade City and to my own surprise, I picked up the audiobook for it. And let me tell you, if you love audiobooks, I can only recommend you listen to Jade City. The story of the novel itself is incredible, and the narrator is really wonderful: he brings so much life to the characters (I especially love how he reads for Hilo) and I find he gives the right atmosphere to the novel. Honestly, he’s perfect. Read More »

June Wrap-Up: hope & changed expectations ⛅

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June went by so fast. This month has been one of learning and change for me. A lot has been on my mind. I’ve been back at my work for a whole month now, and it took me a while to get used to it again, but I’m so happy. Some days have been really busy though, and I haven’t been able to read as much as I thought I would now that the school year is over. Less than last month even, which was definitely not what I was expecting. Still, I’ve read some amazing books in June, ones that I’ve been thinking about a lot since I read them, ones that have been so important to me. And it’s what matters, right?Read More »