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    Top 5… books that made me laugh

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books that made me laugh’. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics we have coming up! Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, is a hilarious, but also very serious memoir of Jenny’s life – told in a very amusing way. I found this because I follow Jenny’s blog, and I just genuinely think she’s…

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    Top 5… LGBTQ+ books

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘LGBTQ+ books’. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics we have coming up! Also, I can’t stick to 5 only books for this, so you’re getting a top EIGHT today. And we will start with the fantasy, and then hit the contemporaries! Starting with, the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo. Precious Wylan and reckless Jesper are the…

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    Top 5… books I read because of #bookstagram

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books I read because of blogs/booktube’ but I’m changing it to #bookstagram because that is where I get most of my recommendations from. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics we have coming up! (Also, I have a new Top 5 Tuesday banner and I’m letting you know in case you didn’t notice… I just changed the font, but…

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    Top 5… character driven books

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘character driven books’, and is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics we have coming up! For those of you not across literary terms, character driven means: When something about the character’s essential self leads to a particular action or event in the story. A great book I’ve read very recently that has a very character driven plot is Save the Date by Morgan Matson. The…

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    Mid-year freak out! (2018)

    OK, so I know most people have already done this, but did you know, that the actual mid-year day is the 2nd of July? So I’m not really that far off! Also, I know I keep saying it, but work is killing me at the moment!! Anyway, without further ado, let’s see what I have thought of the 41 books I have read this year. Best book you’ve read so far The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater has to be the best book I have read so far this year.…

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    Top 5… summer time reads!

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘summer time reads’, and is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics we have coming up! Excuse me while I layer on seventeen more jumpers before I write this post, because it is FREEZING in Australia at the moment. And by freezing, I don’t mean it’s literally freezing (well, I’m sure it is in some parts), but we don’t get snow or…

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    Top 5… ending lines

    This Top 5 Tuesday post was ‘ending (or last) lines’, and is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm, and you can check out her page here (please do, she’s amazing). Also, my scheduled blog posts weren’t posting, so I don’t know what’s happening with that, so you’re getting four weeks at once. AREN’T YOU FREAKING LUCKY?! I mean, I already wrote them. I’m not just gonna delete it! So, I am posting FOUR closing lines, and then one book picture, with no quote because *SPOILERS*! But, anyone who…

  • Book review: Leah on the Off Beat

    Leah on the Offbeat – Becky Albertalli

    Release date: 24 April 2018 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood, #2) blurb: Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst. When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves…

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    April ’18 book haul

    You know, I genuinely thought that this month would be better than others, but I totally forgot about half of the books I ordered online (mostly preorders) and then I had two in person splurges… One day this will slow down… I mean, it has to, right?! Anyway, we are splitting this into three sections because I (once again) bought too many books. April book boxes OK, so I got my normal quota of book subscription boxes this month. Yay! (PS: if anyone knows anyone who wants the ‘other stuff’…

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    Top 5… books I predict will be 5 star reads!

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books that I predict will be 5 star reads’ (or 10 stars in my case), and is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm, and you can check out her page here (please do, she’s amazing). This topic I’ve actually been looking forward to, so thank you Shanah for not making me cringe through another “OMG everyone is going to hate me after this!” week! Basically, this topic is going to list my top 5 (I know, right? I could probably list…

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    Top 5… contemporary fiction (adult and/or young adult)

    So… this post is a whole week late because I was sick AND traveling… Booooooo. Also, friendly reminder that Shanah is running Top 5 Tuesdays, and if you’d like to join us, you can contact her over here. Only about 20% of the books I read (possibly less) are contemporary reads, but I still have my favourites (not in any particular order), so this should be a piece of cake!! (Also, now I want cake…) OMG, if you have not read Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli,…

  • Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

    Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli

    Release date: 7 April 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood, #1) blurb: Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is – and what he’s looking for. But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated. Because, for Simon, falling for Blue is a big deal… I cannot believe that I have not read this book before now.  It actually breaks my heart a…