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August 2020 TBR

I thought my July 2020 TBR was ambitious, but I managed to read a total of 15 books this month! As well as reading all the books on my TBR, I also managed to get some great books out from the library like The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. I have a lot of reading to do in preparation for my 2nd year at university, starting in September, but this TBR is also me trying to cram in some time to read the books I want to read!                                                                                     - Classics - 1.  The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald : This is a book I have been currently reading, but it's been put on the back burner for a bit because of all the books I have to read for university. I am hoping to finish it this month though!                                                                                    2.  The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde : This is one of the books I have to read for my 'Decadents and Moderns' module, and so far

Mini reviews #19

Put It Out There by D.R. Graham Publisher/Year: July 1st 2016 Harper Impulse Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley (Thanks NetGalley/Harper Impulse!) Rating: 3/5 I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion. This book was exactly what I was looking; nothing more and nothing less. I really wanted a summer romance book, with all its cheesiness and no substance, and this was it! I can't knock it in any way, because I had a great time reading it. Normally I'm not the biggest fan of the romance being with someone the main character already knows, but I didn't mind it too much in this. I also liked the whole visions aspect, because it brought something new to an otherwise typical story. Songs About a Girl by Chris Russell Publisher/Year: July 28th 2016 Hodder Children's Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley (Thanks NetGalley/Hodder!) Rating: 4/5 I received this book from the publisher in excha

July 2020 TBR

Now that I'm on my summer break from university, I find myself finally being able to read for myself again! However, I find it helpful to have some structure in planning ahead what I want to read, and I like to mix between older classics, young adult fiction and more literary fiction. With that being said, here is my (slightly) ambitious July TBR!      - Classics - 1.  The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins : This is the classic book I'm currently reading at the time of writing, so maybe I'll be done with it even before July! Collins is known for his detective novels, and this is no exception, but I was interested in a woman being the one doing the investigating for a change. 2.  Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare : I have slowly been collecting this beautiful Pelican editions of Shakespeare, and Romeo and Juliet seems like the perfect one to pick up next! This is also me doing a bit of reading in advance for my next year at university, where I will be studying this pl

Mini reviews #18

My Favourite Manson Girl by Alison Umminger Publisher/Year: June 7th 2016 Atom Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley (Thanks NetGalley/Atom!) Rating: 4/5 I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion. This book piqued me interest in two ways - the beautiful cover and the Charles Manson aspect. (I am very interested in all things true crime and serial killers). This book was completely different to any other contemporary I've read before, and I really enjoyed it! This book has so many different elements to it, and they all come together. It is unlike any other L.A. - set, Hollywood book, and yet it doesn't shy away from those parts either. I will be looking out for Umminger's next work eagerly. Paper Butterflies  by Lisa Heathfield Publisher/Year: June 30th 2016 Electric Monkey Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley (Thanks NetGalley/Electric Monkey!) Rating: 4/5 I received this book from the publi

A Resurrection | June 2020

I honestly cannot believe it has been almost 3 years since I last published a post here, because this little blog of mine has constantly been in the back of my mind during my time off. Over the course of these 3 years, I have started and completed my A-levels, and experienced living away from home for the first time while completing my first year at university. All through this, I have missed writing my little reviews and posting them on the internet for a small but beloved audience to read. So, tentatively, I will be dipping my toe back into reading and reviewing books, but no longer with an emphasis on Young Adult literature. It is simply not my main focus anymore, but it will always hold a special place in my heart and I will definitely continue to read and review it. At the very least, I have a duty to give feedback on the huge mountain of ebook galley I have accumulated, while also hoping that I can continue to write when my life goes back to normal, hopefully soon, and not just d