First Reading Vlog of 2021

It’s the first reading vlog of the year! In this vlog, I get cosy, bake some bread and finish reading my most anticipated read of the year, Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas. You can read my full review of the novel right here. Hope you enjoy!

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Why everyone should read Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

With his King Lord dad in prison and his mom working two jobs, seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter helps the only way he knows how: slinging drugs. Life’s not perfect, but he’s got everything under control. Until he finds out he’s a father… Suddenly, it’s not so easy to deal drugs and finish school with a baby […]

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Mini Reviews: December 2020

We’re already a week into the new year, but I still need to give you my mini reviews for the books I read in December! This is going to be the last mini reviews post in this format because I want to try something new in 2021 (after writing 76 of them…). I had a […]

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10 Books I Want to Read in 2021

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good New Year’s Day and you’re happy or at least hopeful for 2021. I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions and I try not to get swept up in all of the “new year, new me!” kind of vibes every new year brings, because it […]

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A Harry Potter Appreciation Post – #HarryPotter20

Disclaimer: this post contains spoilers for the Harry Potter series – although, to be fair, if you haven’t read it yet but are offended by HP spoilers, that’s kind of your own fault, isn’t it? There’s a hashtag trending on Twitter today – most of you will have probably seen it: #HarryPotter20. In case you missed […]

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Classics: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Yep. Up until earlier this year I’d never read Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll. I’d also never seen any of the film adaptations (still haven’t, actually), so apart from some little nuggets of information and a general idea of “Alice” I didn’t even know what the story was about really. To be honest, I’m still […]

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On the Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher

Evie Snow is eighty-two when she quietly passes away in her sleep, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. It’s the way most people wish to leave the world but when Evie reaches the door of her own private heaven, she finds that she’s become her twenty-seven-year-old self and the door won’t open. Evie’s soul must […]

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of peculiar photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the […]

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The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton

A high school sex scandal jolts a group of teenage girls into a new awareness of their own potency. The sudden publicity seems to turn every act into a performance and every space into a stage. But when the local drama college decides to turn the scandal into a show, the real world and the […]

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