• Monthly Recaps

    MARCH RECAP // back home, getting my mojo back and to a better April

    Hello, there my friends, how are we all holding up? Boy is the entire freaking world glad that MARCH IS OVER!! Thank the high heavens. Anyways, I’m attempting to get my recap up early so that I can share my APRIL TBR on time. But without further ado, let’s get into it. One of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus {★★★★½}: it is a true sadness that I only read ONE book last month, and that it only took me half a day to do so. But it’s fine. I really loved this book, which is a huge shock and also a pleasant surprise. But yeah, I had SO MUCH…

  • Miscellaneous

    TOPPING THE TBR BOOK CLUB IS BACK // an announcement ft. our rebranding & my readathon tbr

    Hello there friends This is a slightly different post from me but I’m so super excited about this new project that I just wanted to scream about it over here. If you’ve been around for a while you’ll know I started a book club with a few of my local bookstagram friends. Like really, ages ago. But everyone kind of got busy so we decided to take a break. It was later just my friend, Melleny and I, and we tried to get it back and running like a year ago, we yet again got busy. But you know, with all this time at home due to this virus, we…

  • Monthly Recaps

    JANUARY & FEBRUARY RECAP // end of holidays, starting uni and some reading

    Yes hi hello. I AM BACK. Wow, people I know I said I would try to not just disappear off the face of the earth and, of course, I don’t keep my promises WHOOPS. I literally just realised it had been a mont Again WHOOPS. I’m so bad at warning people I know. Anyways, the university has been A LOT. Which is why I haven’t been active. Like anywhere. I occasionally post on Instagram. True emphasis on occasionally. So… yeah. We’ll get more into that later. Let’s just get into the small number of books I’ve read so far this year!   Aristotle & Dante Discover The Secrets of The…

  • Reviews

    SERPENT & DOVE BY SHELBY MAHURIN // spoiler-free book review: a great enemies-to-lovers romance and witches

    Look I don’t know who I am anymore either. Like actually being on time with book reviews? Who dis? Can you tell that was past me a month ago who forgot I could post this book review?? Because yes. Anyways, hi hello there friends of the interwebs. I am terribly sorry for disappearing for a literal month. And I’m going to explain why in my recap (which is going to be both January and February in one oh well) which should be up in the next few days. But I wanted to post this so that I’m not a complete blogger failure. So feast your eyes on this messy review…

  • Reviews

    THE QUEEN OF NOTHING BY HOLLY BLACK // book talk: is the folk of the air series worth it? ft luscious writing and delicious romance

    Huh I really just did that to myself didn’t I?? I mean I can truly only blame myself. I… had heard a lot about this series. But they didn’t really seem like my thing? Then I had serious FOMO so decided what the heck let’s do it. I’d planned on reading The Cruel Prince right away but I heard that the cliffhanger at the end of book two was INTENSE. So I waited until this finale came out and binged them all. Which btw, is the BEST ONLY way to read series, as I have come to conclude. This is going to be a strange sort of review. I don’t have…

  • Reviews

    TWEET CUTE BY EMMA LORD // blog tour book review: the best YA rom-com ft. snarky banter and baking

    I am so excited to talk about this book OH MY GOSH. Achievement reached: I actually read this before the release date!! Which is new for me because I’m such a mood reader and am always late. But yes ACCOMPLISHMENT. And as you read in the title, this book was just such an unexpected favourite. I was totally taken by surprise, having heard next to nothing about this book apart from a pitch on Instagram. And I knew I needed to read it. And boy did it not disappoint. But without any further ado, let us just get into how brilliant this book is. A huge thanks to St. Martins…

  • Blog awards

    REAL NEAT BLOG AWARD // my first ever nomination ft. school subjects & happy books

    Hello there friends! So apparently I was nominated for a blog award?? And I didn’t know about it until recently so am I only now getting around it welp. A huge thanks to Daria @ Bookaholic’s Therapy for nominating me, so sorry it took so long. Anyways, I’m just going to answer all the question and hopefully not fail at these. THE RULES Display the Award Logo. Thank the blogger that nominated you and post a link to their blog. Answer the questions from the blog who nominated you. Nominate 7-10 bloggers. Ask them seven questions What is a book that made you happy? My immediate thought was to say…

  • Anticipated releases

    MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK RELEASES OF 2020 // hello new decade ft. pretty covers & queer books

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! This post could’ve gone up earlier if I had planned it properly. But I’ve been busy so only managed to get it up in 2020. Oh well. Next year is such a weird year for book releases oh my. There are only really a ton of debuts, which is cool. But I also don’t know what to expect of them. So this could either be the best or worst year for new books? And I can’t find ANY December releases to put on here. Welp. Go publishing?? Enough rambling though, let us just get on with it. JANUARY Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen (7 January 2020):…

  • Discussions,  Lists,  Recommendations

    MY FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2019 // top 10 reads ft. some honourable mentions

    Hi hello and HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE. Yes, I do leave this to the final day of the year because you never know. I’ve seen one too many read a favourite of the year after they do this post and I don’t plan on making that mistake. I sound way too stern than I should be considering the post whoops. Anyways, I only say that since I did, in fact, read a favourite in the final week of the year. See, good planning. Anyways, I know we all say this but literally where did the year go?? Honestly, I had it in my hands and it just slipped through my…

  • Reviews

    THE TRIALS OF MORRIGAN CROW BY JESSICA TOWNSEND // spoiler-free book review: a whimsical story and lovely characters

    I FINALLY READ THIS BOOK!! This book has been sitting on my shelf for ages and I just never read it? As goes for most of my books but let’s not talk about that. Anyways, here I am, ready to talk about this delight. let’s just get into it. Title: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Series: Nevermoor book #1 Author: Jessica Townsend Page count: 374 Date published: 31 October 2017 Genre: Middle-grade urban fantasy ✬ Synopsis: Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she’s blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks–and, worst of all, the curse…