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)
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?
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
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
Author: Justin A. Reynolds Pages: 464 pages Edition: e-ARC Read: 6th – 9th March 2019 Rating: 4 stars CWs: Death, chronic illness, racism, racial profiling, shootings When Jack and Kate meet at a party, bonding until sunrise over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite flicks, Jack knows he’s falling—hard. Soon she’s meeting… Continue reading Review: The Opposite of Always // A YA contemporary with a Groundhog Day twist
Today is my stop on the Summer Bird Blue blog tour, and I’m thrilled to be able to share a Q&A with author, Akemi Dawn Bowman. Akemi shares details on how her writing process has changed from her first book, Starfish, to Summer Bird Blue, the importance of talking about mental health, and what’s next… Continue reading Summer Bird Blue blog tour // Akemi Dawn Bowman tells us why she wrote about grief and how music has influenced her life (Q&A)
I’m way behind in posting this haul, but I wanted to share some of the books I got in February. I got six books in total and one of the most exciting for me was The Near Witch, because I’ve been looking forward to its re-release for ages. I was also sent Summer Bird Blue by… Continue reading Feb 2019 Book Haul // Sapphic stories and sprayed edges