Hello, my lovely lemons! 🍋 About 3 books deep into an adult urban fantasy binge the other day I was struck with a sudden realisation. I looked upon my TBR shelf and saw the row of YA contemporaries, and it made me sigh. Did I really want to read about all this teenage drama? I … Continue reading Am I getting OLD? 😱 | Growing tired of YA novels
This was the second book by Adam Silvera that I read - and following straight on from History Is All You Left Me, I quickly came to the conclusion that he enjoys the pain of his readers. I don't know what I thought I was getting from a book called They Both Die at the … Continue reading They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera | Profound and Heartbreaking
I don't participate in Top Ten Tuesday every week, but some topics are just too fun to miss out on. As soon as I saw this topic I knew how much I'd enjoy organising my Goodreads 'Read' shelf by publish date and scrolling through the results. When I pick up a book I don't tend … Continue reading Top Ten Books From the Last Ten Years | Let’s Go Back In Time
I've made quite a few wrong assumptions about books in my time. Some are silly, some are me judging a book by its cover, and I thought it might be fun to share them with you! The time I nearly wrote off a queer book by thinking it was straight Before I knew of Adam … Continue reading False First Impressions | All the Wrong Assumptions I’ve Made About Books!
Seeing as this was the year I joined Goodreads, I set myself a lot of reading goals. I found plenty of new books to add to my TBR, and (predictably) did not get around to reading them all. So here are all the books I bought but didn't read in 2018. Hopefully I'll get to … Continue reading Top 5 Wednesday | Books I Didn’t Get to in 2018
While my books look incredibly festive, I'm not sure how bookish my Christmas is looking. I've got tinsel all around my bookshelf (yes, sadly, bookshelf singular), but who knows how many new additions are waiting under the tree? I really love this prompt, so I'm using it as a way to narrow down my most … Continue reading Top 10 Tuesday | Books I’d Like to Find Under the Tree
While I think this week's prompt (Books to Give ____ as Gifts) was intended to provide people with Christmas present ideas, I decided to use it as a chance to reflect on my recent reads and the impact they've had on me. Five Books I Would Gift to My Younger Self All book titles link … Continue reading Top 5 Wednesday | Books I’d Give My Younger Self As Gifts