wrap up

Mid-year Check In Tag

I obviously haven't been posting much this year so far, so I thought I'd try and cover my reading so far in 2021 by doing this tag. Hopefully I can give you the highlights and show you what I've been reading. Best book you’ve read so far in 2021? I've read 5 five star books… Continue reading Mid-year Check In Tag

contemporary, literary, review

Review: All Girls by Emily Layden

I had forgotten the pitch for All Girls by the time I came around to reading it, and all I could remember was that it was a thriller set at elite boarding school. That pitch does not describe the book I read, but nevertheless the book was a pleasant surprise. A keenly perceptive coming-of-age novel, All… Continue reading Review: All Girls by Emily Layden

tbr, wrap up

January wrap up & February TBR

January was a strange month, but it ended up being very good for my reading goals. I set myself a tbr of 6 books from my bookshelves and 4 arcs. I managed to read 5 of my owned books and 3 of those arcs, and an additional 4 other books to bring my January total… Continue reading January wrap up & February TBR

fantasy, review

Review: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

Raybearer was my first read of 2021 and I couldn't have picked a better book to start the year. After my passion for reading was dwindling towards the end of 2020 Ifueko has absolutely blown me away. Nothing is more important than loyalty. But what if you’ve sworn to protect the one you were born… Continue reading Review: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

mystery/thriller, review

Review: People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd

Followed by Millions, Watched by One To her adoring fans, Emmy Jackson, aka @the_mamabare, is the honest “Instamum” who always tells it like it is.  To her skeptical husband, a washed-up novelist who knows just how creative Emmy can be with the truth, she is a breadwinning powerhouse chillingly brilliant at monetizing the intimate details of… Continue reading Review: People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd

non-fiction, review

Review: The Impossible State by Victor Cha

As my first book in my 2021 non-fiction reading challenge, The Impossible State felt at times like an impossible challenge. It was randomly selected for me by the tbr game I am playing each month and it has been high up on my priority list of physically owned non fiction. In The Impossible State, seasoned international-policy expert and… Continue reading Review: The Impossible State by Victor Cha


January TBR

Its that time again to share the books I am planning on reading over the next 31 days. I decided to rethink how I used monthly tbrs and what aspects would work for me when looking to achieving my goals. The structure of a tbr keeps me motivated in a month to read all the… Continue reading January TBR