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    Top 5… books set in your own country

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books set in your own country’. 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! Ahhhh, Australia. There’s actually a really beautiful poem called…

  • Book review: Always Never Yours

    Always Never Yours – Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka

    Release date: 22 May 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Always Never Yours blurb: Seventeen-year-old Megan Harper is about due for her next sweeping romance. It’s inevitable—each of her relationships starts with the perfect guy and ends with him falling in love . . . with someone else. But instead of feeling sorry for herself, Megan focuses on pursuing…

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    ABC Book Challenge: E

    Good morning bookworms! During 2019 I am participating in the ABC Book Challenge! Previous letters: A | B | C | D Please keep in mind that books that literally start with ‘A’, ‘An’ or ‘The’ will be posted in the group of the second word, as per the A-Z Reading Challenge, and my entire movie collection. Without any further…

  • Book review: The Hazel Wood

    The Hazel Wood – Melissa Albert

    Release date: 30 January 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood, #1) blurb: Seventeen-year-old Alice Proserpine and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a book of pitch-dark fairy…

  • Book review: Hunted

    Hunted – Meagan Spooner

    Release date: 14 March 2017 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Hunted blurb: Beauty knows the Beast’s forest ub ger bones – and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets, and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close…

  • Book Review: Batman Nightwalker

    Batman: Nightwalker – Marie Lu

    Release date: 2 January 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating: Book 1: Wonder Woman: Warbringer Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons, #2) blurb: Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City. The city’s elites are being taken out one by one as their mansions’ security systems turn against them, trapping them like prey. Bruce Wayne is next on their list. Bruce is about to…

  • Book review: Anna and the French Kiss

    Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins

    Release date: 2 December 2010 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1) blurb: Here is everything I know about France: Amélie and Moulin Rouge. The Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe… And, I’m moving to Paris for a year. To boarding school. Alone. Anna had everything figured out –…

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    The Romance Reader Book Tag

    Good morning bookworms! Given we are currently in the week of Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be appropriate to do this tag. I saw is on Lili’s Blissful Pages last year. However, I’m not entirely sure how interesting this is going to be for you guys, because I don’t really read novels from the romance genre. I do read…

  • Book review: Autoboyography

    Autoboyography – Christina Lauren

    Release date: 12 September 2017 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Autoboyography blurb: Three years ago, tanner Scott’s family moved from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining…

  • Book review: Royals

    Royals – Rachel Hawkins

    Release date: 3 May 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link FYI, this book has since been re-released as Prince Charming Rating Royals (Royals, #1) blurb: Meet Daisy Winters. She’s an offbeat sixteen-year-old with mermaid-red hair and a picture perfect older sister who’s just got engaged to the most eligible prince in the world. Daisy has no desire to live in the…

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    The Sleeping Beauty book tag

    Good morning bookworms! The lovely Siobhan at Siobhan’s Novelties has tagged me in the Sleeping Beauty tag. I love this tag because even though The Little Mermaid was my fave movie as a kid, Aurora was my favourite princess. I mean, how can you not love her? She has two of the loveliest names and SHE NAPS. Napping is my…

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    Other 2019 challenges that I may have signed up for…

    Good morning bookworms! Remember when I was all “ARGHHH!! EIGHT IS TOO MANY CHALLENGES!!!!”? Welllllll, you see, I might have signed up for three more. (Because I am CLEARLY an idiot…) Year of the Asian The first extra reading challenge is called Year of the Asian and hosted by: Lily from Sprinkles of Dreams Vicky from Vicky Who Reads CW from The Quiet Pond, and Shelea from Shut Up, Shelea.…

  • Book review: The Summer of Jordi Perez

    The Summer of Jordi Perez – Amy Spalding

    Release date: 3 April 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) blurb: Seventeen, fashion-obsessed, and gay, Abby Ives has always been content playing the sidekick in other people’s lives. While her friends and sister have plunged headfirst into the world of dating and romances, Abby’s been happy to…

  • Book Review: A Thousand Perfect Notes

    A Thousand Perfect Notes – C.G. Drews

    Release date: 7 June 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating A Thousand Perfect Notes blurb: Beck’s mother, a once famous pianist, lives out her shattered dreams through her son. Crushed by her violence, and forced to play the piano until his hands bleed, Beck is broken until August comes along. August, with her bare feet and doodled hands. August,…

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    Book tag: Two truths and a LIE!

    Good morning bookworms! It’s a quick one for you today!! The gorgeous Charvi has tagged me in this! Thanks lovely! And if YOU haven’t already, go check out her super fun blog: Not Just Fiction. I love playing this on Instagram. A friend of mine, Chessca, always does this really well, but sometimes I think I’m just not creative enough…

  • Book review: Last Sacrifice

    Last Sacrifice – Richelle Mead

    Release date: 7 December 2010 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating: Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy #6) blurb: Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice. The Queen is dead and the Moroi world will never be the same. Now, with Rose awaiting wrongful execution and Lissa in a deadly struggle for the royal throne, the girls find themselves forced to rely…

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    2018 WRAP-UP & 2019 GOALS!!

    Good morning bookworms! I have been procrastinating writing this post for about two weeks now… in fact, every time I get close to being ready with it, I discover a new graph I can add to it. However, I need to accept that it will never be perfect (I mean, seriously, what is?) and just roll with it. Also, I…

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    Top 5… books on my Christmas wish list

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘top 5 books on my Christmas wish list’. 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! Before we get started, I just want…

  • Book review: Blood Promise

    Blood Promise – Richelle Mead

    Release date: 1 August 2009 Rating:★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Blood Promise (Vampire Academy #4) blurb: The recent attack on St. Vladimir’s Academy devastated the entire Moroi world. Many are dead. And, for the few victims carried off by Strigoi, their fates are even worse. A rare tattoo now adorns Rose’s neck, a mark that says she’s killed far…

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    Naughty or Nice Bookish Tag

    Good morning bookworms! I was tagged by the super lovely Lili @ Lili’s Blissful Pages to do this, which is pretty awesome, because I was just thinking “everyone has done this tag except me!” So, perfect timing Lili! (See Joe, you weren’t the last!) Rules Tag and link the person who tagged you Tag and link me (the creator) if you…

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    Top 5… books I didn’t get to in 2018

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘top 5 books I didn’t get to in 2018’. 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! Well, I definitely didn’t get to…

  • Book Review: Pride

    Pride – Ibi Zoboi

    Release date: 18 September 2018 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Pride blurb: Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood from becoming unrecognizable. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their…

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    November ’18 book haul

    As usual, we are splitting this into three sections: book boxes, book mail (online purchases that arrived), and book purchases (ebooks and in-store). November book boxes I subscribe to three monthly boxes: OwlCrate, FairyLoot and the book-only subscription for LitJoy. Nothing arrived this month though. OwlCrate’s book this month was Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan, which I got last…

  • Sourcery

    Sourcery – Terry Pratchett

    Release date: 26 May 1988 Rating: ★★★★★ – 5/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link (link is for clothbound editions; pictures above are the versions I own, the paperbacks which I’m not entirely sure you can buy anymore) Sourcery (Discworld, #5) blurb: Once upon a time, there was an eighth son of an eighth son. He was, quite naturally, a wizard. And there it…