Never thought I’d be writing a post like this for the blog but here we are. If you didn’t know, I’ve been getting into horror books and movies recently. I never thought I would to be honest with you but I’ve been enjoying the journey so far. My first big step for 2022 was to look into all the new horror book releases and I’ve found a bunch I’m super excited to get to this year. If you’re looking for something scary and creepy to read this year, this list might have the books for you!Read More »
Category: Book Recs and Lists
Fantasy and Sci-fi book series I want to read in 2022
Welcome back to the blog! So last year was a great reading year. My reading tastes expanded and I read some books that I really never thought I’d pick up. My reading has definitely become a lot more diverse in that way. I’m going to continue that journey but I believe I need to pick up some more books in my much-beloved genre, and that is fantasy. I’ve made a list (as usual) of all the series I want to read this year. Read on to find out which ones are a priority.Read More »
Middle Grade Monday | 3 Books I can’t stop recommending
Who doesn’t like a comforting middle grade? As of late, I’ve been trying to read more middle grade novels. I’ve read a few in the past and have enjoyed them but I never really stuck to them. This year however, I read multiple and enjoyed them immensely. What’s better than a middle grade recommendation post? Read on to discover the middle grade books that I can’t stop recommending! Also do share some of your favourite books with me.
#1 – Other Words For Home by Jasmine Warga
Other Words For Home was unlike anything I have ever read before. The book was written in verse and had the most beautiful writing. The story was hopeful and heartwarming but also sad at times. I cried while reading this and it instantly became one of my favorite reads. Plus, Hijabi girl on the cover? Yes, please.Read More »
Manage your time to read more
Well, hello! It’s been a minute since I’ve made a post like this. This was a request from a wonderful blogger (not sure if they’d be comfortable with me mentioning them) and I’m going to try my best to share how I manage my time to make room for reading. I tend to read and finish multiple books in a week and I’ve found these techniques to be the most helpful and effective.Read More »
5 Books by Black authors that I read and loved recently
I’m here to share with you some of my recent favorite books by Black authors. I’m hoping to do this every month where I share with you diverse books to add to your tbr and look out for. I read some really great ones and I’m really hoping you’ll read these books!
Justin A. Reynolds, author of Opposite of Always, delivers another smart, funny, and powerful stand-alone YA contemporary novel, with a speculative twist in which Jamal’s best friend is brought back to life after a freak accident . . . but they only have a short time together before he will die again.
Jamal’s best friend, Q, doesn’t know he’s about to die . . . again.
He also doesn’t know that Jamal tried to save his life, rescuing him from drowning only to watch Q die later in the hospital. Even more complicated, Jamal and Q haven’t been best friends in two years—not since Jamal’s parents died in a car accident, leaving him and his sister to carry on without them. Grief swallowed Jamal whole, and he blamed Q for causing the accident.
But what if Jamal could have a second chance? An impossible chance that would grant him the opportunity to say goodbye to his best friend? A new health-care technology allows Q to be reanimated—brought back to life like the old Q again. But there’s a catch: Q will only reanimate for a short time before he dies . . . forever.
Jamal is determined to make things right with Q, but grief is hard to shake. And he can’t tell Q why he’s suddenly trying to be friends with him again. Because Q has no idea that he died, and Q’s mom is not about to let anyone ruin the miracle by telling him. How can Jamal fix his friendship with Q if he can’t tell him the truth?
Justin A. Reynolds is one of my favorite authors! He wrote Opposite of Always last year and it automatically became one of my favorite reads. This one was no different. I got a review copy two months ago and just loved it so much! His stories always have so much feeling with this touch of sci-fi. Highly recommend you pick this one up.
Release Date: September 22, 2020
How to read more books
Do you ever wish you could read more books without pushing yourself? There’s always that time of year where everyone is racing to complete their reading challenge. Me included. I managed to finish a big chunk of it last month when I ended up reading 16 books. How did I do that? and how can you read more? read on for some tips and different ways you can motivate yourself without exhausting yourself.
Book recommendations to match your reading mood
With going into lockdown many of us have hit a reading slump period. I went through that in May and let me just add that it was awful. Since then I’ve been trying to fill my time by reading books according to my mood. That’s not to say I haven’t made a tbr, I’m just choosing those books according to how I’m feeling in the moment. And if i’m not in the mood I’ll just move it to the next month or whenever I’m feeling it. I’ve put together this post with some book recommendations depending on what you’re up for!
Book that reads like a memoir
If you feel like reading a book that has a memoir like feel to it then I recommend giving If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha a try. Mind you the story might not really be for everyone but I found this on particularly interesting. It follows the lives of 4 Korean women. Honestly this blurb says it a lot better than I can, ‘A riveting debut novel set in contemporary Seoul, Korea, about four young women making their way in a world defined by impossibly high standards of beauty, secret room salons catering to wealthy men, strict social hierarchies, and K-pop fan mania.’
Let’s Get Lit Book Fest | #Asianweek Book Showcase
If you’ve read the previous Let’s Get Lit post on my blog where I interviewed some of the most amazing asian authors then you’ll probably want to see their books!
Please make sure to check out these amazing books and do check out Krisha and Lili’s posts for this week! Oh and if you do pre-order any of these books do remember that it can be counted as an entry for the giveaway at the end of the festival!
Don’t feel like starting a book series? Try these standalones!
Don’t you just love picking up standalone books sometimes? Taking a break from all the book series can definitely be relaxing at times. I’ll admit I haven’t read that many standalones but the ones I have read are some of my favorites and ones that I’d recommend for sure!
My 20 in 2020 book list
Do you ever make a list of books for the year that you just have to get to? I’ve made a list this year! I’m hoping this will keep my accountable and remind me to get to these. Some are backlist titles and others are new releases. Some of these I’ve put off reading for way too long and hopefully 2020 will be the year I pick them up. Continue reading for a look at my must read titles!