I can’t believe I am actually making a monthly TBR. I never do monthly TBRs but I did one in January (that was just written out on my phone) and I read every single book on there and I was so proud of myself so this is my tentative February TBR. I had more time to read in January than I do in February so this is just a TBR for the books that I plan to read soon, whether it’s in February or goes into March.
This year, I am determined to blog more. So therefore, I am bringing back my monthly wrap ups. I used to love doing these but I began to include certain categories every month which started freaking me out because whenever I would have a month where I didn’t read a book or watch a movie, it would irritate me because I would have an empty section. But I’ve decided to bring them back but with less structure. Every month, I will wrap up the books that I’ve read and probably the movies that I watch too. If I ever have anything else to add, then I will too. It’s going to be whatever I want it to be and I’m okay with that. But anyway, let’s look at what I got up to in January this year.
A stirring, bold and moving anthology of stories and poetry by top LGBTQ+ YA authors and new talent, giving their unique responses to the broad theme of pride. Each story has an illustration by an artist identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community. Compiled by Juno Dawson, author of THIS BOOK IS GAY and CLEAN.
A celebration of LGBTQ+ talent, PROUD is a thought-provoking, funny, emotional read.
Contributors: Steve Antony, Dean Atta, Kate Alizadeh, Fox Benwell, Alex Bertie, Caroline Bird, Fatti Burke, Tanya Byrne, Moïra Fowley-Doyle, Frank Duffy, Simon James Green, Leo Greenfield, Saffa Khan, Karen Lawler, David Levithan, Priyanka Meenakshi, Alice Oseman, Michael Lee Richardson, David Roberts, Cynthia So, Kay Staples, Jessica Vallance, Kristen Van Dam and Kameron White.
Following A CHANGE IS GONNA COME, winner of the YA BOOK PRIZE SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2018
2018 was the year of re-reads for me. I stopped focusing on only reading new books and decided to pick up some of my favourite books again. I loved it. Therefore, I plan on continuing this trend in 2019. Today, I’m going to be discussing with you some of my planned re-reads in 2019.
So it’s the end of the year which means it’s time for the end of the year posts. I love writing these kinda posts. This year, there are going to be less than normal. At the moment, I am planning on only doing 3 in total and they’re all going to be book related as it has not been a good year for movies for me – especially Bollywood movies. But anyway, it’s time to talk about my top 18 books of 2018. As always, it was a hard list to make. I re-read a lot this year so none of those books are counted on this.
I’ve been doing this little book survey created by the Perpetual Page Turner every year ever since I started my blog so obviously, I had to redo it this year. This is sort of a mini wrap up of all of my reads of 2018.
I am awful at TBRs. I can never stick to them because I’m such a big mood reader. However, I always like to set myself a TBR goal, especially during the holidays. As I have just broken up from university for Christmas break and I don’t go back until the end of January, this holiday is the perfect time for me to get a lot of reading done. I have big ambitions for my reading this holiday period. I really want to get my physical TBR down so that is what I will be focusing on.
This week, Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie week for us to choose whatever we want. I decided to pick the topic of the books that I will always want to re-read. There aren’t many books that I’m constantly re-reading so I’ve decided to shorten it down to 5 rather than 10.
I am not the sort of person who changes her reads based on the season. I’m a big mood reader but it’s always dependent on my personal mood, not the weather. However, I do have some favourite cozy reads that I’m going to recommend to you today.
I love a good romance so most of my favourite relationships in books are romantic relationships. However, I do appreciate a good friendship so today, I’m sharing with you the best platonic relationships in books.