Book Features · LGBT

What do queer readers want to see in LGBTQIA+ books?

There’s been a lot of discussion in the book community recently about diversifying LGBTQIA+ representation and including more own voices rep. For pride month, I wanted to delve deeper into this, and look at what queer readers themselves want to see more of in LGBTQIA+ books. I asked a group of fantastic bloggers, bookstagrammers, and… Continue reading What do queer readers want to see in LGBTQIA+ books?

Top Ten Tuesday · weekly features

Top Ten Tuesday // Anticipated releases for the rest of 2019

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s theme is: June 18: Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday // Anticipated releases for the rest of 2019

Top Ten Tuesday · weekly features

Top Ten Tuesday // Unpopular bookish opinions

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s theme is: June 11: Unpopular Bookish Opinions I didn’t think I had… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday // Unpopular bookish opinions

Book Features · YALC

Books I want to read before YALC (if I can find enough hours in the day)

YALC is the big UK literature convention that happens every summer and is undoubtedly the highlight of my bookish calendar. I get to hang out with friends (which is especially fun when you haven’t seen each other for ages), go to panels, and line up for author signings with my faves. I don’t think it’s… Continue reading Books I want to read before YALC (if I can find enough hours in the day)

TBRs and Wrap ups

May Wrap Up // Did I read all the books on my Asian Readathon TBR?

May is always such a good month because the weather warms up and we have Two bank holidays in the UK. I was busy on both of them, but I still had plenty of time to get through some books for Asian Readathon. I read 8 books during May and 7 of those were for… Continue reading May Wrap Up // Did I read all the books on my Asian Readathon TBR?

Book Features · LGBT

7 new LGBTQIA+ contemporaries for your summer reading list

For me, summer is the perfect time for fun, light-hearted contemporaries, with soft romances. And there have been a lot of great LGBTQIA+ contemporaries that have hit shelves in the last couple of months. So I’ve rounded up seven that I think would be ideal for the warm summer weather, and you might just want… Continue reading 7 new LGBTQIA+ contemporaries for your summer reading list

ARC reviews · Blog Tours · Book Reviews

Blog tour: Girl Gone Viral // A gripping new addition to the 2019 YA scene

Author: Arvin Ahmadi Pages: 384 Edition: e-ARC Genres: YA, sci-fi, contemporary, romance Rating: 4 stars CWs: Trauma, depression, cyber-bullying, on-page death, alcoholism, insomnia, discussions of suicide. For seventeen-year-old Opal Hopper, code is magic. She builds entire worlds from scratch: Mars craters, shimmering lakes, any virtual experience her heart desires. But she can’t code her dad… Continue reading Blog tour: Girl Gone Viral // A gripping new addition to the 2019 YA scene