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 · LGBTQIA

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

ARC reviews · Book Reviews

Review: The Opposite of Always // A YA contemporary with a Groundhog Day twist

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

Blog Tours · Q&As

Summer Bird Blue blog tour // Akemi Dawn Bowman tells us why she wrote about grief and how music has influenced her life (Q&A)

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)

Book Hauls

Feb 2019 Book Haul // Sapphic stories and sprayed edges

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

Book Features · LGBTQIA

Queer readers’ 5 most anticipated LGBT+ reads of 2019 // Shri at Sun and Chai

This is a weekly series on my blog, where queer readers give us five of their most anticipated queer reads of 2019. New posts will be uploaded every Thursday, and each week a different reader/blogger will be featured. The tenth and final instalment in the series is from the marvellous Shri @SunandChai. She shares five… Continue reading Queer readers’ 5 most anticipated LGBT+ reads of 2019 // Shri at Sun and Chai

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday // Books I want to read in spring

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: March 19: Books On My Spring 2019 TBR I found… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday // Books I want to read in spring

Book Features

2019 Reading and Blogging Goals // I know it’s already March but hear me out on this one

Last year, I made some blogging and reading goals for myself and when I looked back in December 2019, I was pleased to discover that I’d achieved all but one. I know we’re two months into the year, but I realised I hadn’t shared any of the goals I quietly set myself in January, and… Continue reading 2019 Reading and Blogging Goals // I know it’s already March but hear me out on this one

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday // Characters I would NOT want to switch places with

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: March 5: Characters I’d Like To Switch Places With I… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday // Characters I would NOT want to switch places with