I wanted to share my posts from last month on my January wrap-up but I completely forgot to do so. Instead of editing the January post I thought I would dedicate a post on my favourite posts and shoutout some bloggers who I genuinely like. The book community is lovely and I’m so happy to be a part of it with so many amazing bloggers and content out here; it always makes me thrive to do better.
Phoenix @Books with Wings did her January Wrap up and it is one of the most unique Wrap-Ups ever! She does this wonderful thing where she gives awards to her favourite books or characters of the month and it is so original!
Meghan @Whimsically Meghan is the most supportive person ever! Even when I wasn’t a 100% involved in my blog and was trying to figure out how I would manage it, Meghan was always so nice and kind. She always commented on my posts and encouraged me and I am eternally grateful for her!
CHERELLE @A BOLT OUT OF THE BOOK has one of the most beautiful blogs ever! Not only is her design stunning but she also has the best reviews and general content! I’m always looking forward to reading her posts.
erin @ Reading On A Star. I love how simple Erin’s blog is but everything falls into place and makes her content unique; I love her reviews, authors interviews and tags! I love all the books she talks about in her blog, and I also check out her blog for recommendations.
ahaana @ Windows to Worlds writes the most wonderful book reviews! I love the way they’re structured and how simple they are! They’re always nice to read and I really enjoy them!
SOFII @ A BOOK. A THOUGHT. pours so much into her blog and her content is so rich. I love interacting with her and she always puts a smile on my face. I cannot recommend her blog enough.
Rachelle Saint Louis@ Educated Negra. Rae is one of a kind. I love everything she does and I’m so grateful we’re actually friends. I love how she puts forth Black joy and shows Middle Grade books which is not a genre I read a lot of.
Noura @ THEPERKSOFBEINGNOURABLOG. She always reads the most amazing, inclusive books and I love all of her content! I especially like her weekly reading blogs because she always motivates me to read so much more!
LEYANIS @ THEBLOGGERANDTHEGEEK has it all! Her content is lovely, her blog is aesthetically pleasing and I just genuinely love all of her content! The fact that she’s a fellow aquarius makes it all better.
I found KRISTIN @ KRISTIN KRAVES BOOKS shares her favourite blog posts of the week and I thought that it was a lovely idea! So without further ado, I’m going to share some of my favourite posts of the week!
Azrah wrote a post on how she annotates her books! I used to be very strict and stressed about keeping my books as pristine as ever but I’m slowly appropriating them and I think this post was very insightful.
I am kind of late for this tag, but technically the month of June was part of the first half of the year, so the books I read in June count on my challenge and rules are made to be broken.
1. HOW MUCH HAVE YOU READ?
I have never been ahead of schedule ever!! With quarantine I have purchased a lot of books, but thankfully I have been reading a lot as well!
2. WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN READING?
I have tried stepping out of my comfort zone a little at the beginning of the year, but I have read a lot of fantasy and romance! I have been reading much more and even tried reading every day for a while.
3. BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2020
Yes, I’m going to cheat and I’m going to include multiple books, because once again rules are made to be broken. (I don’t know why I repeatedly say this since I usually follow rules haha).
Here’s my weekly Top 5 Tuesday hosted by the wonderful Shannah @Bionic Bookworm Blog (go check out her blog; it’s amazing!). I am extremely excited for this week’s topic! I never really sat down and thought about what makes me give a book 5 star; I always thought that I just “followed my heart” but I actually managed to find 5 reasons why I rate a book 5 stars.
It has the “feels” aka it pulls at my heartstrings
The “feels” is the only good word that I came up with to how convey how much I love when a book pulls at my heartstrings; a book that is going to break my heart one way or another. I don’t really know how to explain that feeling but there are moments and passages that I read that are too deep, too raw that they affect me physically. And the fact that words have such power, keeps on astonishing me. So when that phenomenon occurs I know that it is a 5 stars book right away. It is almost like pinpointing the moment you start falling in love with someone.
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.
I am back with a review which took me a month to write because I needed to gather the broken pieces of my heart. (Yes, I’m a drama queen; what about it?)
Title: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely fine
Author: Gail Honeyman
Synopsis: Meet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding unnecessary human contact, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen, the three rescue one another from the lives of isolation that they had been living. Ultimately, it is Raymond’s big heart that will help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. If she does, she’ll learn that she, too, is capable of finding friendship—and even love—after all. (Goodreads)
Duologies are a rare and almost extinct species. They also happen to be my favourite kind of books. In honour of me finishing my favourite duology-turned-trilogy “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” (ironic, I know), I decided to share a list of some of my favourite duologies! The order is random, and not ranked to favourite-to-least favourite.