Book Features · books

Can you ever recapture the feeling of reading a book for the first time?

There’s nothing quite like reading a book for the first time and realising it’s going to be a 5 star read. That feeling of being under a book’s spell, loving every chapter and seeing the plot, writing style, and character development all come together is a special kind of magic. One that can be hard… Continue reading Can you ever recapture the feeling of reading a book for the first time?

Book Features · LGBTQIA

Books that the Goodreads Choice Awards reminded me I want to read

It’s that time of year again folks. It’s Goodreads Choice Awards season, where we get the chance to vote for our favourite books of the year. Although, the awards have definite issues (they too often promote problematic books, sideline indie releases, and shortlist a disproportionate number of white authors compared to authors of colour, to… Continue reading Books that the Goodreads Choice Awards reminded me I want to read

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Goodreads TBR Spring Cleaning Challenge // #Goodreadance2020

Every couple of months, I try to do a clear out of my Goodreads TBR. I find that after each quarter of the year, the books I’m interested in or keen to read have changed, so it’s good to keep updating my to-read list. So when I saw that Shealea was hosting #Goodreadance2020, I knew… Continue reading Goodreads TBR Spring Cleaning Challenge // #Goodreadance2020

Book Features · Book Reviews

Reading The Archived for the first time

Before July 2020, I’d never read The Archived before. (I know.) It’s Victoria Schwab’s second novel and one of the last few I need to read before I’ve read all of her publised works. So, when Alison and I planned Schwab Readalong, we decided to make it the first book we read. The main reason… Continue reading Reading The Archived for the first time

Book Features · TBRs and Wrap ups

Books I want to read for Latinx Heritage Month

This month is Latinx Heritage Month (also known as National Hispanic Heritage Month), which runs from 15th September to 15th October. To celebrate Latine authors during this month, I want to read five Latine-authored books that I’ve been excited about for ages. Cemetery Boys This is one of my most anticipated release of the year… Continue reading Books I want to read for Latinx Heritage Month

Book Features · features

My favourite independent bookstores

Please continue supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. The Black Lives Matter cardd is constantly being updated with new information, petitions, and resources. Today is Independent Bookstore Day in the US (it was originally 29th April 2020, but was postponed due to the pandemic) so I wanted to share some of my favourite indie bookstores to celebrate. Since… Continue reading My favourite independent bookstores

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Series that are in danger of falling off my TBR and remaining unfinished forever

Over the last couple of years there are a few series that I’ve been meaning to finish. But honestly? I haven’t pushed myself to get to them because I’ve not been feeling motivated by the world, plot, or characters. Other exciting, new series and standalones keep coming out and I’ve been focusing on them instead.… Continue reading Series that are in danger of falling off my TBR and remaining unfinished forever

Book Features · events · YALC

7 things to do this weekend instead of attending YALC

Please continue supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. The Black Lives Matter cardd is constantly being updated with new information, petitions, and resources. If you’ve attended YALC in the past, you’ll know that this coming weekend, 24th – 26th July, should have been YALC 2020. Sadly, Covid had other plans and the convention had to be cancelled. YALC… Continue reading 7 things to do this weekend instead of attending YALC

Book Features · features · Guest Posts · LGBTQIA

Guest post by Julia’s Bookcase // 8 of my favourite F/F YA books

Today I’m incredibly excited to be sharing a guest post from Julia at Julia’s Bookcase about her favourite sapphic YA books. Make sure to check out Julia’s blog, as she posts wonderful content! I always try to read diversely, but lately I realised that I’ve read far fewer YA books about two girls falling in… Continue reading Guest post by Julia’s Bookcase // 8 of my favourite F/F YA books

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30+ book bloggers and readers share their favourite LGBTQIAP+ books and anticipated releases for Pride Month

Before I begin this post, I want to share a link to the Black Lives Matter cardd, which has lots of links to petitions, useful information, and organisations accepting donations in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Please listen to what Black people are saying, sign petitions, educate yourselves, and talk with your friends and… Continue reading 30+ book bloggers and readers share their favourite LGBTQIAP+ books and anticipated releases for Pride Month