Favourites · Monthly Wrap Up/ Favorites

Happy New Year’s Eve and Goodbye 2021 πŸ₯Ί πŸ₯³ Top 21 books of 2021, stats and more! πŸ₯°

Hello lovelies and Happy New Year’s Eve! πŸ₯°

This is the customary “how is it December 31st already??” but…I still can’t believe how quickly time flies. This year was very weird, special, exciting and overwhelming but the best part is that I connected with so many people within the book community and I will always be grateful for that. So to anyone who has ever liked, commented or visited my little corner of the internet, thank you so much! I really appreciate you ❀️.

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Merry Christmas lovelies! πŸ₯° ft. why I stopped posting for Blogmas and my isolated Christmas

Merry Christmas lovelies!

I wish you all a merry Christmas, and if you don’t celebrate, I still hope you’re having a great day, whether you were accompanied or not. I’m sending extra love for those who need it during the holidays.

Christmas looked a little different for me this year because I tested positive for Covid on the 23th but I had been isolating since the 16th, when I was in contact with someone who had tested positive. This was my first time I was in contact since the pandemic started and it has been a nightmare. This past week has been torture between waiting for symptoms to appear and hoping I would be spared. Unfortunately, I wasn’t but I know it could have been much more. Uploading for blogmas since the 16th was very hard because I constantly felt like crying. I was worried I would contaminate my family, I mourned the fact that I didn’t go to church for Christmas and that I couldn’t hug my loved ones.

I am still incredibly grateful to be with my family during this time even if I am mostly isolating in my room, my symptoms have been light, nearly non-existent so far (and I’m praying it stays that way) and I am incredibly grateful for the vaccine. I even got to share a meal with my family because we were distancing and I wore my mask throughout the evening. I cannot believe how lucky I got. So among my frustration, anger and sadness there is still a little joy and hope. I hope you and your loved ones are safe and that you’re having a lovely Christmas. My blogmas posts are coming in the following week, even if blogmas is over, because I really enjoyed the posts I planned and I hope you will too.




Blogmas day 19– Goodreads Choice Awards 2021– results *reaction* πŸ†πŸ˜±

Hello lovelies!

Welcome to day 19 of Blogmas!! This month is FLYING BY and Christmas is only a few days away!!

The Goodreads Choice Awards 2021Β results came in and I wanted to talk about the results, who I voted for and what I think of the winners in the following categories:Β Historical Fiction,Β Fantasy,Β Romance,Β Young Adult Fiction,Β Debut Novel, Graphic Novels & ComicsΒ andΒ Young Adult Fantasy.

I’m really happy about the number of diverse books that were nominated this year. It truly shows a shift in the books that people are paying attention to and the voices that are being uplifted. However, I must express my disappointment over the fact that the same authors seem to win all the time, which isn’t to say that they don’t deserve it but it’s a shame that in the end there is no real change.

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blogmas · book box · Unboxing

Blogmas Day 18 – Illumicrate December Box ‘Cursed’ Unboxing πŸ“¦πŸŽπŸ“šπŸ₯°

Hello lovelies!

I have received my first bookish box from Illumicrate and I thought I would do an unboxing! πŸ₯° The theme for this month is “Cursed” and when the fandoms where announced, I was scared I wouldn’t like the items because I haven’t read the books from those fandoms but I’m pleasantly surprised!

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blogmas · Favourites · Recommendations · Trope recommendations

Blogmas Day 17 – 5 Books with the Fake Dating/ Marriage of Convenience trope πŸ’

Hello lovelies! πŸ₯°

Since these blogmas posts are slowly turning into “favourite books of the year” posts, I thought I would share some of my favourite books containing some of my favourite tropes i.e the fake dating and marriage of convenience tropes!

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blogmas · Favourites

Blogmas Day 16: Top 6 covers of 2021 πŸ–ΌπŸ“”πŸ’•

Hello lovelies! πŸ₯°

I judge books by their covers. There, I said it. While it isn’t my only criterion for picking up a book, beautiful covers are a big factor into my choosing of a book! This is a little bit of a shorter post but I wanted to show you my favourite covers of books that I read in 2021 or that came out in 2021.

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Blogmas Day 15 – WWW Wednesday, December, 15th πŸ“š

Hello lovelies!

I have reached 100 books read this year (wooo πŸ₯³) so I don’t really have books that I absolutely *need* to get to but I simply want to lower books on my physical TBR so I can enter 2022 with a clear conscious (and a lot of book buying!). This meme was formerly hosted byΒ MizBΒ atΒ A Daily RhythmΒ and revived onΒ Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?
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blogmas · Book Review

Blogmas Day 14 – Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney, a beautiful ode to Black girls, identity, friendship and love πŸ“šπŸ’•

Hello lovelies!

Oh my. This is it; this is the peak of my reading experience and nothing will top this book. Am I being overly dramatic? Yes, but it’s true.

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blogmas · Book Tag

Blogmas Day 13 – Winter Wonderland Book Tag β˜ƒοΈπŸ“š

Hello lovelies!

I am back with another tag!! I have seen this tag around and have actually seen it from thisbellereadstoo but I don’t know the creator of the tag. Credits to them. I hope you enjoy!!

The Questions β˜ƒοΈπŸ“š

One: What book is so happy and so sweet that it just warms your heart?

Sick Kids In Love by Hannah MoskowitzΒ was the sweetest, cutest, healthiest romance ever! Because of my unconscious bias, I thought this would be tragic but it was actually a wonderful story about sick kids who fall in love and learn to navigate their feelings and their life. It was wonderful!

Two: What’s your favourite book with a white cover?

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blogmas · Recommendations

Blogmas Day 12 – Books that can be read in one-sitting to reach your reading goals! πŸ†πŸ“š

Hello lovelies!

Slowest reader of the universe here!! By some miracle I sometimes manage to read books in one-sitting, more often than not, on audio but some with other formats. As everyone is rushing to reach their yearly reading goals, I thought I would share books that can be read in one-sitting and that I enjoyed!

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