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The Autumn Book Tag

I think this is actually the first tag I’ve ever done on this blog? (Besides the Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag, which I don’t really count…) This is definitely a fun one to start with; it was created by the wonderful Maddy @ Miss Maddy Chats, and she was also the one who tagged me!

September 2020 Wrap Up

I read 16 books in September: some old favourites and some new ones; a couple I didn’t love as much as I wanted to, but almost everything four stars or above, so I consider it a win! I have a LOT of thoughts on a lot of them though, so this post is going to be a long one.

The Gods of Men by Barbara Kloss || GUSH

I devoured this pretty much the minute it came out, back in 2018, and it was one of my absolute favourite books of that year! Rereading it now in preparation for the sequel, which is due for release this December, I was so glad to find that I loved it just as much this time around!

Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart || Review

It took me about 50% to really get into this book, but once it got going I was absolutely hooked! (And the fact that the sequel is so far away that it’s not even listed on Goodreads makes me very sad.)

August Wrap Up

I read 13 books in August, which once again is fewer than I would have liked, but I loved almost all of them, so I suppose it balances out!

Underhyped Books: Under 5000 Goodreads Ratings

This is the first of three posts that are part of my collab with my wonderful friend Cara (Wilde Book Garden), celebrating and discussing underappreciated books! After our liveshow in July where we discussed all things ‘hype’, and how it affects both the publishing industry and us as readers and reviewers, we’re now extending that to recommend some of our favourite books that deserve so much more attention!

Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam || GUSH

Gush review of Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam. I inhaled this book. And then I inhaled it a second time, almost before I knew it. This book is vibrant and emotional and so, so important. It’s raw and angry and essential, and I desperately hope that it’s widely read and promoted, in schools and in the world.

July Wrap Up

I managed 14 books in July, which is less than I would have liked (especially since 6 of those were rereads of the Ranger’s Apprentice, which somehow feel like they don’t count?), but ah well. It’s also another month of mostly 3.5 star reads, which is disappointing; I feel like I haven’t read anything new in a while that I’ve really LOVED (though hopefully that will change in August)

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