• Book review: Camp by L. C. Rosen

    Camp – L. C. Rosen

    Release date: 2 July 2020 Goodreads link Book Depository link Aussie purchase links Rating Camp blurb: Sixteen-year-old Randy Kapplehoff loves spending the summer at Camp Outland, a camp for queer teens. It’s where he met his best friends. It’s where he takes to the stage in the big musical. And it’s where he fell for Hudson Aaronson-Lim – who’s only into straight-acting guys and barely knows not-at-all-straight-acting Randy even exists. This year, though, is going to be different. Randy has reinvented himself as ‘Del’ – buff, masculine and on the…

  • Book review banner: Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins

    Her Royal Highness – Rachel Hawkins

    Release date: 7 May 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Her Royal Highness (Royals #2) blurb: Millie Quint is devastated when she discovers that her sort-of-best-friend/sort-of-girlfriend has been kissing someone else. Heartbroken and ready for a change of pace, Millie decides to apply for a scholarship to a boarding school … in the rolling Highlands of Scotland. The only problem: Millie’s roommate, Flora, is a total princess. She’s also the actual princess. Of Scotland. At first, the girls can’t stand each other, but before Millie knows it, she has another…

  • Book review: The Switch by Beth O'Leary

    The Switch – Beth O’Leary

    Release date: 28 April 2020 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Switch blurb: On a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, Leena escapes to her grandmother Eileen’s house for some overdue rest. Eileen is newly single and about to turn eighty.  She’d like a second chance at love, but her tiny Yorkshire village doesn’t offer many eligible gentlemen… A life swap seems the perfect solution. But with a rabble of unruly OAPs to contend with, as well as the annoyingly perfect – and distractingly handsome –…

  • Book review: The Map From Here to There by Emery Lord

    The Map From Here to There – Emery Lord

    Release date: 5 March 2020 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Map From Here to There (The Start of Me and You, #2) blurb: Paige Hancock is finally living her best life. She has everything she needs: 💖 Great friends (core four forever) 💖 A boyfriend who totally gets her (even if Max is in Italy all summer long) 💖 A fun cinema job (spilled nacho cheese and weird tuxedo aside) But her last year in high school is approaching fast, and with it, come Big Decisions. Weighing up…

  • Book review: Only Mostly Devastated

    Only Mostly Devastated – Sophie Gonzales

    Release date: 3 March 2020 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Only Mostly Devastated blurb: When Ollie meets Will over the summer break, he thinks he’s found his Happily Ever After. But once summer’s ended, Will stops texting him back, and Ollie finds himself short of his fairytale ending. A family emergency sees Ollie uprooted and enrolled at a new school across the country – Will’s school – and Ollie finds that the sweet, affectionate and comfortably queer guy he knew from summer isn’t the same one attending Collinswood High.…

  • Sorting my bookshelves: a labour of love or a sucker for punishment?

    Good morning bookworms! Well, we haven’t had a proper discussion post for a while, so I thought it was time for me to uhhh, waffle at you all for a bit. (I would say ‘You’re welcome’, but I’m not really sure if you should be happy about this or not?!!) I don’t know about you guys, but I never feel like I have enough space on my bookshelves. So to try and combat this predicament, I tend to rearrange my shelves a fair bit. And due to this, my shelves…

  • Book review: Going Off Script

    Going Off Script – Jen Wilde

    Release date: 21 May 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Going Off Script blurb: Sometimes you’ve got to live outside the lines. Seventeen-year-old Bex is thrilled when she gets an internship on her favorite tv show, Silver Falls. Unfortunately, the internship isn’t quite what she expected… instead of sitting in a crowded writer’s room volleying ideas back and forth, Production Interns are stuck picking up the coffee. Determined to prove her worth as a writer, Bex drafts her own script and shares it with the head writer―who promptly reworks…

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    Liebster Award #5

    Good morning bookworms! I am so sorry that I have been away most of this last week. Between travel for work, getting a terrible chest infection (which I still have) and basically falling asleep every time I pick up a book, as well as continuing to make a DnD character for our new game that starts in a week AND playing the Bookish Games, I’ve had a lot on… and I think I need more naps. I definitely need to get over this chest infection. My face, throat and chest…

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    Top 5… books I don't talk about enough

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books I don’t talk about enough’. 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 that are coming up! A-HA! I see what’s going on here… Shanah is clearly sick of me screaming perpetually about The Nevernight Chronicle, Obernewtyn, The Folk of the Air, and The Old Kingdom series… I get it!! So, I’m going to attempt to…

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    Mini reviews: The #Reviewathon edition #1

    Good morning bookworms! We are OFFICIALLY just past a third of the way into ARC August, so I am keen to post some of my ARC reviews. Although I’ve been pushing through them so quickly (HUZZAH!) that I actually don’t have enough days to do full reviews for each book… so what’s a gal to do? Well, mini reviews seem like the best idea – and in fact, I might do a couple of these throughout the month! SHE’S GOT GAME – LAURA HEFFERNAN Release date: 13 August 2019Goodreads linkRating…

  • Mini reviews: Romance edition, featuring four book cover: Parental Guidance, In Bed with the Beast, Kiss the Girl, and Kissing Tolstoy

    Mini reviews: The Romance edition 😍

    Good afternoon bookworms! (I really need to remember to change the am/pm time on that scheduling sidebar!) So, I’ve been on a bit of a romance binge lately. And, as what generally happens, I am just so behind on book reviews because I’m so busy screaming about TBRs for read-a-thons that I never remember to stick to, and Top 5 posts and all of the other things. So, to try and catch up a tiny bit, I’m squishing a bunch into a mini reviews post! Huzzah! PARENTAL GUIDANCE – AVERY…

  • Book review: No Fences in Alaska, Save Me, and Hush Hush series

    Mini reviews: No Fences in Alaska, Save Me & Hush, Hush series

    Good morning bookworms! So, as you may know, I’m not really a DNF’er. I like the concept, but I usually feel like I owe it to the book to finish what I have started. However, there are some exceptions to the rule! So, this is my mini reviews: the DNF edition! NO FENCES IN ALASKA – GLEN SOBEY Release date: 4 July 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating No Fences in Alaska blurb: Their worlds are about to come crashing down… At sixteen years old, Harper Lyon’s life is…

  • Book review: Call It What You Want

    Call It What You Want – Brigid Kemmerer

    Release date: 1 July 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Call It What You Want blurb: Rob had it all, but when his dad was caught embezzling funds from half the town, everything changed. Now Rob’s the social pariah who lost everything – his friends, his status, even his family. Maegan was a typical overachiever until the pressure got to her last year. And now that her sister is pregnant, pretending to be a “perfect” family might be too much to handle. When Rob and Maegan are paired together…

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    Off Tangent Thoughts… while at a bookstore

    Good morning bookworms! Today we are doing another Off Tangent Thoughts (OTT) which was created by Charvi @ Not Just Fiction. This fortnight’s topic is thoughts I have while I’m at a bookstore. I mean… honestly? My thoughts are basically just me screaming internally while I’m at a bookstore, but I’ll try and put some actual words to the process!! *breathes sigh of happiness as walks through door* My home… it’s calling me 😍 *wanders aimlessly for 10 mins just breathing in the books* Right brain, let’s focus. I am…

  • Book review: At the Stroke of Midnight

    At the Stroke of Midnight – Tara Sivec

    Release date: 27 February 2018 Goodreads link Amazon link (non affiliate) Rating At the Stroke of Midnight (The Naughty Princess Club #1) blurb: Once upon a time Cynthia was the perfect housewife. Between being the President of the PTA and keeping her home spotless without a hair (or her pearls) out of place, her life was a dream come true. Her husband was once her knight in shining armor, but now he’s run off with all their money…and the babysitter. Dressed as a princess at the annual Halloween block party…

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    May '19 wrap up

    Good morning bookworms! Is it just me, or is this year going crazy-fast?! May wrap-up So, I read 7 books in May, which is definitely my smallest monthly count for this year so far. I am still having a crazy fantasy-slump… so I decided to read a lot of enemies-to-lovers contemporary / romance books to combat it! Book Author Series Format Rating (/5) *secret beta read* Shhh It is a sequel!! eBook 5 The Big Kahuna Janet Evanovich Fox and O’Hare #5 Paperback 3.5 Small Kingdoms and Other Stories Charlaine…

  • Book review: Isla and the Happily Ever After

    Isla and the Happily Ever After – Stephanie Perkins

    Release date: 14 August 2014 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss #3) blurb: The café is boiling. The atmosphere is clouded with bittersweet coffee. Three years of desire rip through my body and burst from my lips: “Josh!” His head jolts up. For a long time, a very long time, he just stares at me. And then… he blinks. “Isla?” Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on brooding artist Josh since their first year at the School of…

  • Book review: The Princess and the Fangirl

    The Princess and the Fangirl – Ashley Poston

    Release date: 2 April 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Princess and the Fangirl (Once Upon a Con, #2) blurb: Imogen Lovelace is an ordinary fangirl on an impossible mission: to save her favourite character, Princess Amara, from being killed off in the Starfield movie sequel. The problem is, Jessica Stone, the actress who plays Amara, desperately wants to leave the franchise behind. When a case of mistaken identity at ExcelsiCon throws look-a-likes Imogen and Jess together, they quickly become enemies. But when the script for the upcoming…