Monthly Wrap-Up | June 2021

Hi everyone and welcome to my wrap-up for June! I hope everyone is keeping safe and healthy. I introduced my new format of monthly wrap-ups in May, where I'll just be sharing my relevant BookTube videos with you guys that you're invited to watch to see what I hauled and what I read! One quick … Continue reading Monthly Wrap-Up | June 2021

Conquering Anxiety in The Other Side of Beautiful | Book Review

【 THE OTHER SIDE OF BEAUTIFUL 】 ★★★★★ Genre: ContemporaryAuthor: Kim LockPublished: July 2021Publisher: HarlequinPages: 368 [paperback] Thanks to Harlequin Australia for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review First thoughts This was a really lovely story that surprised me with how much I enjoyed it! It's a great lesson in overcoming … Continue reading Conquering Anxiety in The Other Side of Beautiful | Book Review

Robots in The Ones We’re Meant to Find | Book Review

【 THE ONES WE'RE MEANT TO FIND 】 ★★★★ Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, ThrillerAuthor: Joan HePublished: May 2021Publisher: Text PublishingPages: 375 [paperback] Thanks to NetGalley and Text Publishing for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review First thoughts Wow okay this was good in so many ways! This is also fast becoming … Continue reading Robots in The Ones We’re Meant to Find | Book Review

Queer Indigenous YA in The Boy from the Mish | Book Review

【 THE BOY FROM THE MISH 】 ★★★★★ Genre: ContemporaryAuthor: Gary LonesboroughPublished: February 2021Publisher: Allen & UnwinPages: 288 [paperback] First thoughts This was really good! I'd heard some great reviews for this queer First Nations story so I knew I have to pick it up. This lived up to the hype and I'm so glad … Continue reading Queer Indigenous YA in The Boy from the Mish | Book Review

Epic African Empires in Son of the Storm | Book Review

【 SON OF THE STORM 】 ★★★★ Genre: FantasyAuthor: Suyi Davies OkungbowaPublished: May 2021Publisher: OrbitPages: 496 [paperback] [ TW ° gruesome violence ° blood ° undead ° death ] First thoughts So interesting! I loved the world building and the complexities of society in this story. It is absolutely to die for and my imagination … Continue reading Epic African Empires in Son of the Storm | Book Review

Accidental Murder in Dial A for Aunties | Book Review

【 DIAL A FOR AUNTIES 】 ★★★★★ Genre: Contemporary, Romance, MysteryAuthor: Jesse SutantoPublished: April 2021Publisher: HarlequinPages: 298 [paperback] Big thanks to Harlequin Australia for a review copy in exchange for an honest review. First thoughts Holy guacamole, this was fantastic. I laughed the whole way through it - it's totally ridiculous and brilliant. You simply … Continue reading Accidental Murder in Dial A for Aunties | Book Review

Beekeeping in The Ardent Swarm | Book Review

【 THE ARDENT SWARM 】 ★★★★ Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Yamen ManaiPublished: February 2021Publisher: Amazon CrossingPages: 204 [paperback] First thoughts This was an excellent and clever read! I was really curious to pick this up as the blurb described it as "a stirring allegory", and I couldn't put it better myself. What's it about? The Ardent … Continue reading Beekeeping in The Ardent Swarm | Book Review

R-rated Memoirs in Leave Me Alone | Book Review

【LEAVE ME ALONE】 ★★★ Genre: Non-Fiction, MemoirAuthor: Christian HullPublished: March 2021Publisher: Allen & UnwinPages: 256 [paperback] First thoughts This was quite the entertaining read and very easy to get through. A wonderful amount of X-rated content fills more or less the last 50% of the book and was a good little cackle to get through. … Continue reading R-rated Memoirs in Leave Me Alone | Book Review