New rating system inspired by Greek mythology!

Hello everyone!

I am introducing a new rating system! I have always been obsessed with Greek mythology and I wanted to fit that into my blog. I thought it would be fun to have a new rating system inspired by Greek gods and goddesses! The gods and goddesses will be chosen based on my personal preferences and what they stand for.

Here’s how the new five stars rating system works:


5 stars: Persephone – Queen of the Underworld and Goddess of Spring. Persephone is my favourite goddess because she is full of contradictions – she represents both strength as queen of the underworld and a softness as a floral maiden. She teaches me how it’s okay to be both. If Persephone appears, that means that the book was one of the best books I’ve ever read, that it holds a particular place in my heart and that it is now part of my favourite books ever.

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My favourite audiobooks 🎧📚

September has been an incredibly busy month for me (the busiest month of the year, if we’re being honest) and audiobooks have been my lifeline when I was commuting to and from classes. I know some people are still hesitant on giving audiobooks a chance, so I thought I would make a short list of some of my favourite audiobooks, that will both appeal to beginners as well as seasoned readers. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do if you give them a chance!


Synopsis: A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous break up.
Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the real reason why they split at the absolute height of their popularity…until now.
Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go-Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.
Another band getting noticed is The Six, led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.
Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

Why I love it: What is "anotherbookworm" post if I don't mention Daisy Jones and the Six at least once? This book converted me to audiobooks and the cast was so spectacular that it made the book part of my top 3 all-time favourite books. It is is told through articles and interviews so the format couldn't be better for an audiobook, not to mention an all- star cast. If you need an extra push, the book is currently being adapted by Reese Witherspoon's production company with Sam Claflin and Riley Keough in the leading roles! 
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September Wrap-Up!

Hello lovelies!

I’m finally uploading my September Wrap-up! Yes, you all know what I’m going to say: “how is it October already??” but I can’t help it. September went by quickly and the days almost blurred together. I have never been as busy as I was in September and I discovered I have poor management skills which led me to take an unplanned hiatus from my social medial because I couldn’t keep up. Here’s hoping that October is kinder to me.

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How I Choose My Books – Book Tag!

Hello lovelies!!

I have been tagged by the lovely Hundreds and Thousands of Books to do the How I Choose My Books tag!! If you’re not familiar with her account, please check it out because her posts are always so well-written and wonderful! When I read her post I knew I had to do it and I was thrilled when I saw that she tagged me, so thank you so much hun! 💕

Think of a book you didn’t expect to enjoy, but did. Why did you read it in the first place?

It was The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta! I don’t usually like books written in verse, but I was doing a readathon and found the audiobook which was very short (three hours, I think) so I ended up reading this in one-sitting and unexpectedly teared up when I finished it. It was a beautifully raw book about discovering yourself and fully becoming the person you were meant to be.

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☀️ Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean – Book Review. Or Sunshine in the form of a book ☀️

Hello lovelies! 🥰

I am back with a review for my latest 5-star book. The book had been on my radar, because 1) That cover!!! 2) the synopsis made me go “gimme gimme gimme” and 3) the representation!!!

Title: Tokyo Ever After

Author: Emiko Jean

Synopsis: Izumi Tanaka has never really felt like she fit in—it isn’t easy being Japanese American in her small, mostly white, northern California town. Raised by a single mother, it’s always been Izumi—or Izzy, because “It’s easier this way”—and her mom against the world. But then Izzy discovers a clue to her previously unknown father’s identity… and he’s none other than the Crown Prince of Japan. Which means outspoken, irreverent Izzy is literally a princess.

In a whirlwind, Izzy travels to Japan to meet the father she never knew and discover the country she always dreamed of. But being a princess isn’t all ball gowns and tiaras. There are conniving cousins, a hungry press, a scowling but handsome bodyguard who just might be her soulmate, and thousands of years of tradition and customs to learn practically overnight.

Izzy soon finds herself caught between worlds, and between versions of herself—back home, she was never “American” enough, and in Japan, she must prove she’s “Japanese” enough. Will Izumi crumble under the weight of the crown, or will she live out her fairytale, happily ever after? (Goodreads)

5 stars: Persephone – Queen of the Underworld and Goddess of Spring. Persephone is my favourite goddess because she is full of contradictions – she represents both strength as queen of the underworld and a softness as a floral maiden. She teaches me how it’s okay to be both. If Persephone appears, that means that the book was one of the best books I’ve ever read, that it holds a particular place in my heart and that it is now part of my favourite books ever.

Athena– Goddess of wisdom, poetry, art, and the strategic side of war. I will feature the goddess whenever there is a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour) because they are a symbol of resilience, strength and wisdom to me. I also want to put forth African folkore, myths and gods and since Athena is the goddess of poetry and art I thought it was fitting.

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August Wrap-Up!

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How is it September already?! This is my monthly “time flies by too fast” panic rant. I don’t know if it’s just me, but September is synonymous with new beginnings and change. I’m both nervous and excited for the things that are happening and I’m happy that August was a time of rest, a “calm before the storm” kind of month and that I managed to read some books I loved!

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ARC Review – With You Forever (Bergman Brothers #4) by Chloe Liese. One of my favourite romances ever! 💕

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I have to thank the ARC gods (erm – Netgalley and the publishers) for this because The Bergman Brothers is one of my favourite romance series ever and I screamed when I saw I had been approved on Netgalley. I cannot tell you how much it means to me to have people on the autism spectrum represented in such a beautiful way and by an autistic author! MY HEART. The Bergman Brothers series is so inclusive and doesn’t shy away from hard or complicated topics but the author constantly tries to give the most respectful and accurate representation With You Forever ties with Always Only You for my favourite book in the series. Hope you enjoy this review and that you will give this book a chance!

Title: With You Forever (Bergman Brothers #4)

Author: Chloe Liese

Synopsis:

Axel

Rooney Sullivan is sunshine incarnate. Warm, bright, always smiling, she’s everything I’m not and the last person I have any business desiring. Desperate to hide a hopeless attraction, I’ve done everything possible to keep my distance…until a charades game gone wrong brought that to a grinding halt. Since then, steering clear of Rooney has been impossible. In a matter of months, she’s kissed me speechless, commandeered my art career, and infiltrated not only my dreams but my home. The woman who was once avoidable has become the last thing I needed: temptingly within reach.

Rooney

Axel Bergman is a gorgeous grump who doesn’t have the time of day for me. Thankfully, I’ve kept my crush under wraps…well, until I kissed him. Charades got away from me, okay? It was an accident! I haven’t seen him since, which is for the best. My life is a mess, and the last thing I need is to embarrass myself further with the man who avoids me like that’s his job rather than painting modern masterpieces.It seems the universe, however, has a different plan. When Axel and I unexpectedly find our paths—and problems—converging, a marriage of convenience proves the perfect solution. At least, until I’m facing my most serious problem yet: a once-loveless marriage of convenience that’s inconveniently become a love match, after all.

With You Forever is a sunshine and grump, marriage of convenience romance about a shy artist on the autism spectrum*, and a smiley smartypants who has a chronic IBD. Complete with combustible cooking lessons, interfering family and friends, and a steamy slow burn, this standalone is the fourth in a series of novels about a Swedish-American family of five brothers, two sisters, and their wild adventures as they each find happily ever after.*This is an #OwnVoices story for its portrayal of autism by an autistic author.

Publication Date: September 14th 2021 by Chloe Liese

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5 star book predictions 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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I haven’t done a post like this for a while and I thought it would be fun to do one! I’m also excited to check in at the end of the year (or as soon as I finish these) and see if they lived up to my expectations. I have to say that my slow reading pace leads me to do a lot of research before I pick up a book and this leads me to giving a lot of 5 star reviews. The pandemic has also helped me figure out the type of stories I really enjoy reading, as well as my favourite tropes. I have scoured the universe for the following books and judging from the plot, characters or authors, I think I’m going to give these books five stars!

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Blog Tour – How Moon Fuentez Fell In Love With The Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland. Book Review & Favourite Quotes

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I am thrilled to be a part of the blog tour for How Moon Fuentez Fell In Love With The Universe. As soon as I read the synopsis and saw that it was marketed as The Hating Game meets I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter”, I knew I had to ask to be a part of the tour!! I am happy to say that this book lived up to my expectations and more!

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An Interview with Morgan Vega, author of ‘Sleeping Around’, out August 3rd! 🥳💕

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I am honored to post this author interview with the lovely Morgan Vega, author of Sleeping Around, out today! 🥳 Morgan kindly reached out to me and asked if I wanted to review an early copy of Sleeping Around and of course, I said yes! My review will be up in a few days (you can already find it on Goodreads) but for the release day, I wanted to share the interview Morgan Vega granted me!

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