JULY?! how is it July. MADNESS. Anywho – Here are the books I’m most looking forward to that release this month!
My review & thoughts on Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli (contains minor spoilers from Simon vs)
When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat– but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. The only child of a single mum, and her life is less privileged than her friends.
Her mum knows she’s bisexual, but Leah hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends. Not even her openly gay BFF, Simon. Prom and college are on the horizon, and tensions are running high. Can Leah still strike the right note, when the people she loves are fighting? And how can she cope knowing that she might love one of her friends more than she ever intended?
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Published by: Simon & Schuster (UK)
Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League – but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighbourhood behind, he can’t escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates.
Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.
Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up – way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty police officer beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack.
Well, it really didn’t feel like January was going to end did it?! That month just about dragged on forever. Today I’m going to be talking about all the books I read in the month of January. As for how much I’ve read, I’m starting off the year with a strong reading month! For me, completing a total of 6 books. Here is what I’ve read…
It’s that time of year where everyone is thinking of the future, what are your goals for the next 12 months? How would you like to improve from the previous year?
In this post, I’m going to be talking about my personal goals for the year, in terms of reading.
The beast of a list that is my most anticipated books of 2018. I’m sure this will grow as the months go on. Divided this into release date months, this started out as a top 5 and I should of know i’d never stick to that…
It’s that time of the year again! time to review and recap my year of reading and talk about some of my favourites. 2017 has been a pretty good reading year for me, granted not as good as 2016, but I still read more than I thought I would. Continue reading to hear about some of the stand out books I have read over the past 12 months. Please note that these are in no particular order, as much as I tried to order these at first, I just couldn’t figure it out…
The bad before the good… I have quite a few posts coming up about my favourite books of the year, new authors I’ve discovered, UKYA & more! So I thought I’d get this post out of the way with first. I’ve had a pretty good reading year when it comes to the enjoyment and rating of reads, especially in comparison to 2016. But here are some books that just didn’t live up to my expectations. This is just my personal experience.
It’s that time of year again…! time to start reviewing my year of reading. Starting off with my favourite young adult covers of 2017. This was so difficult to narrow down, but here they are…
If you’ve been a follower of my blog for a while, you know that I like to mix things up from time to time and talk about things that aren’t books…
Today I’m going to be talking about my favourite TV shows! A post I can’t believe I haven’t written yet. I love TV series’, it’s something I definitely watch more of rather than movies. To note, some of these sadly are not on the air anymore.
A show I was extremely late on starting and involved a whole lot of binge-watching (no regrets). I’ve now re-watched this show at least 5 times. The show follows interns at Seattle Grace Hospital as they start their medical careers and try to maintain personal lives. A fast-paced show with added humour, but don’t let the comedic lines throw you off. This show will hit you in the feels like no other, the plot takes so many interesting and dramatic twists & turns. NO ONE IS SAFE ON THIS SHOW. The writing is 10/10 and over the years the writing has including so many important topics. As well as this there are LGBT main characters (<3) This is so much more than just a medical show, I always recommend this program to everybody, I truly think its one of the best out there at the moment.
Another show that I’ve re-watched countless times. A show about bestselling fictional novelist Richard Castle, as he follows NYPD detective Katherine Beckett, to gain inspiration for his novels, he helps her and the team crack some of their toughest cases. This show is full of witty humour and has some of my favourite one-liners of all time. You can’t help but connect to these characters, the dynamic of the team and the friendships that develop are the best. I have to say that the earlier seasons are better than the latter, I still stick to the fact that I would have watched a spin-off with Ryan & Esposito.
Like Greys, this show took A LOT of binge watching. So many seasons! But completely worth it. This doesn’t happen often, but this show actually starts getting really good at around the end of season 3/season 4 in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong the first 3 seasons are not bad or anything! I also found that the cases got more gruesome/messed up as the seasons went on. This is an incredibly fast-paced program, following the fictional BAU (Behavioural Analysis Unit). Unlike other shows, I’ve watched in this genre, in terms of the investigative plot of each of the crimes, it’s about profiling an ‘unsub’ (the killer) instead of the crime itself. The BAU united features smart, well fleshed out characters, all having their special strengths to add to the team. In shows, I often have one character that I don’t like or feel I don’t connect with as much as the others, but with these, they are literally all PRECIOUS. As a book lover, I do have to mention Spencer Reid though, cause he just gets it.