Book Review: A Scarcity of Condors (Venery #3) by Suanne Laqueur

I discovered Suanne Laqueur in 2018, when I requested an ARC of A Charm of Finches, the second in the Venery series. And boy, oh, boy, how I fell in love with that book and the characters! Javier, Alex, and Val became so close to my heart, I don’t even know where to start! But I realized that it was the second in the series a tad bit too late, just as I realized that you could read it on its own too. Reading the first one only gave you extra insight into the minds of the characters. When I saw that the third in this series, A Scarcity of Condors, was available for request, I immediately snapped it up. And what a wise decision it was!

Reading Update: What I’m Currently Reading + January 2021 TBR

Hellow hellow! A very Happy New Year to every single one of you reading this! Hope you’re doing well and staying safe and happy, and I hope that 2021 is a better year for you all! Lots of love! I know I’m 2 weeks late but it’s become a personality trait, this Houdini act of … Continue reading Reading Update: What I’m Currently Reading + January 2021 TBR

Book Gush: The Girl and the Goddess by Nikita Gill

There are certain books that will make you bawl because they are so similar to your life and your experiences that it hurts. These books will leave a gaping hole in your chest, days after you finish reading them. Being able to identify with what the author is saying makes you antsy and uncomfortable, but it will make you want to give the author a big hug for understanding you. Because it seems like no one in your life so far has ever understood the chaos, the unease, the dissatisfaction within your chest. But Nikita Gill does. She’s got that kindred spirit thing going with me and she doesn’t even know I exist!

End of the Year Book Tag 2020!

First of all, let me do a little jig, okay? Because 2020 is finally coming to an end and I can’t wait to see it disappear around the corner! I’m hoping that 2021 brings more smiles and laughter to my life and to everyone’s life across the globe. I’m trying to be hopeful, hoping that hope is imminent!

Quick Book Review: The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

A quickly put together review of The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue. I listened to the audiobook on Libro.fm.

October 2020 Book Releases I’m Excited About!

2020 has been a shite year so far and the coming of October means we are one month closer to the end of the year. This little fact makes so abundantly happy that I just want to sit back and watch it go by while chanting, “Go, 2020, go!” But that’s not to be because I’m not someone who can do that. I NEED to be reading, working, filming, editing, uploading, engaging, sharing, and everything under the sun that I can actually do instead of being a lazy slob.

Book Talk: Earthlings by Sayaka Murata

This is by far the strangest book I’ve ever read! I can’t even count the number of times in here that I cringed at the weirdness and went “Ewww!” but I also can’t count the number of times when I was so angry that it made my blood boil. This strange book is a mish-mash of things society doesn’t want to acknowledge and some that are so out of the world and bizarre that it makes you ask, out loud, “What the hell is going on?!”

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig – Book Gush & Book Recommendation!

I usually start off my reviews with a little bit of an introduction as to how I came across an author or how much I love their writing or some little anecdote about something related to the book and/or author. But today, I have been rendered speechless, because as much as I want to shout about how much I have loved Matt Haig’s writing and about how much I feel justified today, it just wouldn’t be enough.

Book Review: Swimming in the Dark by Tomasz Jedrowski

I read Swimming in the Dark in June and it’s taken me a long, long time to write this review, because every time I think of this book, my heart breaks and my eyes fill up. That’s not to say that this is a sad book. It’s a very matter-of-fact narration and that is exactly what will reach inside you and shake your very core.

Book Review: She Will Rescue You by Chris Clement-Green

'She Will Rescue You' is a strange kind of thriller that I found myself enjoying, and then was horrified that I found myself enjoying it. This is the kind of book that will send goosebumps up your spine, not for the way it’s written, but because it shows you the mirror and what your own moral reflexes are. I’ve never read a book like this before, I must say!