March was a weird month for everyone. It was the month that the Coronavirus overtook the UK, my university closed down, I left my job and I moved back home 2 months earlier than anticipated. So needless to say, I read a lot of books.
Hi guys! I made a very last minute decision last night to participate in the OWLS readathon, which is a month long Harry Potter themed marathon hosted by Gi from the Book Roast on Booktube. I’ve always seen people participate in it and thought it was cool but also a lot of work. The basic premise is that you pick a Hogwarts career which then tells you which subjects you need to achieve your OWLS in order to get through to the NEWTS which are later this year and finally achieved your career. I’m not a huge fan of TBRs but I (as well as everyone else in the world) suddenly have a lot of time on my hands so I decided to give it a go. I managed to fit my TBR around the books that I was planning on reading anyway so it’s not too hard hopefully.
Hi guys, it’s been a while since I did one of these blog posts! The lovely people at Penguin reached out to me and asked if I wanted to be a part of the blog tour for this book and obviously I said yes. I was so excited to read this book and I’m even more excited to share an interview with the author, Manjeet Mann, as well as a review of the book.
February is always a whirlwind month. It feels so much shorter and time just flies by, especially as it usually involves me getting back into the swing of things at university. However, I managed to get some reading and film watching done somehow so let’s talk about what I got up to this month.
2020 is a new year and a new decade. I am hoping that I will be able to keep up with the wrap ups this year so let’s start with January. I read quite a few books but not enough considering I was off of university all month. However, I still want to talk about them so here are my opinions on the books I read this year.
2020 was not a good year for films for me. I sort of fell out of love with Bollywood so I haven’t been watching many. I watched in total 28 films this year so sadly, wasn’t a greay year. However, I still have a top ten here for you because I loved some of the films I did watch.
I can’t believe 2019 is over. How are we in a new decade?! I can’t wait to see what 2020 holds for me but first I need to wrap up 2019. Today, I am bringing you my top 19 books of 2019. This is a very mish mash list of genres and it’s unlike any list I’ve made in previous years. There is also a number of audiobooks as well which is unusual for me. For the first year in ages, there is no Cassandra Clare book on this list. Whilst I loved Red Scrolls of Magic and Ghosts of the Shadow Market, they didn’t quite feel like favourites of the year compared to the rest of them. I also thought Wayward Son would be on this list but sadly it isn’t. Anyway, here are my favourite books of 2019. Any series that I read this year is only one entry in this list just to make it easier.
Every single year, it is a tradition that I have to complete the end of year book survey created by The Perpetual Page Turner so I obviously had to do it this year. It’s one of the most perfect ways to summarise my reading and blogging year.
So this isn’t something I’ve done before but when I sat down to review Loveboat, Taipei, I realised that the next 4 books I was reading were all 2020 Simon and Schuster UK releases so I thought why not combine all 4 and do mini reviews of each of their upcoming novels for next year. This contains a wide range of books, including 2 highly anticipated novels by beloved American authors, an American debut and a UKYA debut so there’s something here for everyone.
I am determined to get my physical TBR down in 2020. I say this every year but it seems more doable this year. I’ve unhauled a lot of books that have been on my TBR for a while so I’m honestly interested in all of these books. Today, I’m going to be sharing all of the books that are on my TBR going into 2020, that hopefully I will cut down in 2020. I am only going to be explaining some of these because otherwise, I will be here for years.