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January Wrap-Up and February TBR – Black History month edition! πŸ₯°πŸ“šπŸ₯³πŸ’•

Happy February everyone! πŸ₯°

β€œWhy, what’s the matter,
That you have such a February face,
So full of frost, of storm and cloudiness?”

― William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

February is my birthday month and Black History Month so I feel very happy, content and excited right now! I hope February treats you kindly and that you manage to reach your goals, whatever they may be!

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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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blogmas

Blogmas Day 10 – Books I gifted in the past πŸŽπŸ“š

Hello lovelies!

My love language is book giving and I thought it would be interesting to make a list of the books I have already gifted in the past and why. My thought process when I give books is essentially seeing first what type of reader the receiver is, that means: if they regularly read books or if they’re more of an occasional reader and then I try to figure out the person’s reading tastes from what they’ve told me. To be honest, I mostly give people books I have read and enjoyed because it’s safer but other times I just trust other people’s reviews or if the synopsis catches my eye.

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Book Review · LGBTQ+ Books

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston – Book review, aka marry me Jane Su πŸ’•βœ¨

Hello lovelies!

I had a 24hour readathon on the last sunday of June and I finally picked up One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston which was one of my most ancitipates releases of 2021! I am happy to say that it lived up to my expectations! πŸ₯°

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Reading Project · Reading Update

Books I’m hoping to read before the year ends!

Hello lovelies!

I am very happy to report that I reached my Goodreads challenge of reading 50 books this year! I’m so proud of myself! Last year I managed to read 45 books and right now I read 6 more books than last year. Of course lockdown and quarantine are reasons why I read more; but I also joined book twitter and took my bookstagram more seriously so I discovered so many great books and people who pushed me to read more. Overall I have had a great reading year so far. Since I don’t have the pressure of reaching my Goodreads goal, I’m free to read how many books I like!

I have so many books I want to read but realistically, with my slow reading pace and my busy school schedule, I don’t think I’ll manage to read all of my “end of the year hopefuls” but we’ll see. Here’s my list:

Finish the Throne of Glass series and start Crescent City

I’m currently reading Empire of Storms and I AM LOVING IT. And I really want to finish the series this year but the books are all quite big (600- 800 pages) and I don’t think I’ll have enough time to read everything before 2021. But let’s be hopeful!

The Poppy War – R.F Kuang

I have seen this book everywhere so I gave into tentation and I bought it last month. Since I didn’t read as much as I had hoped, I haven’t gotten around to this. I’m hoping to read this one before the year ends!

Advanced Reading Copies

I had the brilliant idea of requesting books on Netgalley, when I already have so many books on my physical TBR but I just couldn’t resist. Afterlove is a sapphic book about Ash who is about to become a reaper in the afterlife but who is determined to see her first love Poppy Morgan again. Dearest Josephine is a book about a girl who discovers old love letters written by an elusive novelist two centuries before and it seems like she is the heroine….So excited to read these!

Opposition (Lux series #5)

This is the last book in this series! I started it years ago and I finally managed to reach book 5! This is one of my favourite series and I really want to see how it all ends!

Finale (Caraval #3) by Stephanie Garber

I have read the two previous books as audiobooks so I purchased the third one also as an audiobook! The narrator is fantastic and I can’t wait to see how everything all ends.

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

The raving reviews were enough for me to instantly buy this book. This book follows the life of 12 Black and British women through their hardships and victories. I really want to read this before the year ends.

That’s it! Fingers crossed! Thank you for reading xx

Book Tag

The Pancake Book Tag

Hello lovelies!

I hope you are all safe, well and that you are taking this time to take care of yourselves.

I am back for a book tag! This tag was created by Becky (Blogs of a Bookaholic) and it seems sooo much fun; I mean pancakes and books? Life couldn’t be more perfect.

Thank you to the lovely Pavani @ The Voracious Bibliophile for tagging me! I love your blog and you continuously inspire me!

  • Link back to theΒ original creatorΒ in your post.
  • Feel free to use any of these pancake graphics in your post, or create your own!
  • Tag 5 other people at the end of your post, and let them know you’ve tagged them.
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Favourites · Monthly Wrap Up/ Favorites · Reading Year

19 Favourite Books of 2019

Happy New Year lovelies!

May you accomplish everything you want, may you have health, success, love (in any form) and read wonderful books!

I think 2019 was my favourite reading year yet. I have read books that have truly shaken me to my core, made me laugh and cry, made me wish the story never ended and for that I am grateful. I am going to share my list and explain in a few words why I loved them.

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Book Review

Becoming by Michelle Obama – Review (Very personal and intimate? Review)

Hello everyone!

This was long overdue and it took me longer than I thought but I’m finally putting up my review for Becoming by former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Robinson-Obama. I had to gather all my thoughts and my overpouring of love for this book. This review is a little different than others because this book really hit home for me.

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.

Synopsis: In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of Americaβ€”the first African American to serve in that roleβ€”she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. (Goodreads)

Rating: FIVE SPECTACULAR STARS

Format: audiobook

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Book Tag

20 Questions Book Tag

Hello everyone!

I saw this book tag on @ A Little Haze Book Blog and it seemed like a fun tag so I decided to give it a try.

1. How many books are too many in a series?

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I feel like 4 or 5 books are enough in a series otherwise you barely recognise the characters a-because they evolved so much and the plot drags on unnecessarily. However, if the writing is spectacular and you really get attached to the characters, I feel like you can have more books in a series. The perfect example of that would be Harry Potter where each book brings something to the grand finale in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

2. How do you feel about cliffhanger endings?

I have a love-hate relationship with them haha. If the next book is out then it’s fine but if I have to wait a year or so it makes me quite angry because I’m so impatient. It’s also a good sign and that means I’m invested in the plot enough to care!

3. Hardback or paperback?

My bank account says Paperback but my heart says Hardback.

4. Favourite book?

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I say it all the time and by now you must know but it’s Just One Day by Gayle Forman. A must-read!

5.Β  Least Favourite book?

I don’t remember reading such a terrible book that it’s my least favourite but I remember strongly disliking Paper Towns by John Green.

6.Β Love triangles: yes or no?

When I started reading YA, love triangles were my favourite tropeΒ (The Vampire Diaries, Twilight…).Β But as I grow older I’m not so fan of the idea…

7. The most recent book you couldn’t finish?

41oRRotv2KLI avoid DNF’ing books because I get frustrated by myself and try to finish them even if they’re terrible. However I cannot get myself to pick up Jane Eyre, I don’t know why….I’m going to give it another try though.

8. A book you’re currently reading?

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I’m currently still reading Becoming by Michelle Obama and it’s just as incredible as I thought it would be! It’s taking me some time to read but I’m really enjoying it.

9. Last book you recommended?

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It was the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout! It’s a great series, all the books are incredible, entertaining and gripping and it features a fellow bookworm and sexy aliens. What more do you need?

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