Here it is folks, my first ever monthly wrap-up post. Honestly, I’m proud of myself. This is the first month I gave myself a reading list where I read what was on the list. I managed to work through several of the books in the beginning of my ever expanding TBR list (which is why… Continue reading May Wrap-up
I love when people get critical about how un-diverse books can be. Yes we’ve come so far, but there are still so many stories missing that I would love to see.
Diversity is really important to me, and to many others as well and I feel like there is a rise in a number of diverse books coming out. This rise is, I believe, quite a direct result of the increased attention in the bookish community. Diverse bloggers and readers speak up about their opinions and publishers are picking up on that.
I believe that pretty much every single person is diverse in a way. Maybe not in skin-tone or sexuality, but if you look closely enough, something about you stands out of the crowd, even if that is a small thing.
What I see from my perspective as a reader is that a lot of the diverse books are either diverse in sexuality-representation or POC (people of colour)- representation. There are, however, a lot of other ways in which a book can be diverse still forgotten. And I want to…
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2/5 Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen. At… Continue reading Review: Heartless
4/5 My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out… Continue reading Review: Everything, Everything
This weekly tag, created by Lia over at Lost in a Story, is to help tackle your TBR pile on Goodreads. Honestly it’s an ongoing struggle with me to keep this in control and be realistic about how many books I can actually read. So, here’s my first go at this tag and a quick… Continue reading Down the TBR Hole #3
Alright readers, what's good? 13 Reasons Why has been making waves both in the literary and visual sense. Love it or hate it the impact this story is having seems to be undeniable on several fronts. When it comes to hot topic and controversial books, shows, or movies, the best thing for anyone to… Continue reading The Diss Track: 13 Reasons Why feat. Erin Green
3/5 *Taken from Goodreads* You can't stop the future. You can't rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret. . . is to press play. Clay Jensen doesn't want anything to do with the tapes Hannah Baker made. Hannah is dead. Her secrets should be buried with her. Then Hannah's voice tells Clay… Continue reading Review: 13 Reasons Why
2/5 The last thing in the world Thom Creed wants is to add to his father's pain, so he keeps secrets. Like that he has special powers. And that he's been asked to join the League - the very organization of superheroes that spurned his dad. But the most painful secret of all is one… Continue reading Review: Hero
3/5 *Taken from Goodreads* Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen. That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right. Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something… Continue reading Review: Carry On
2/5 *Taken from Goodreads* In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad's dearest friend falls victim… Continue reading Book Review: The Wrath and the Dawn