Blog Posts I Loved This Month – June

I didn’t expect so many people to relate to my July Wrap Up post, and it breaks my heart to know that I’m not the only one feeling like this. I mentioned in my last post that I felt like I’m constantly climbing a mountain. Every time I catch my breath and get things back on track, I fall and end up right back at the beginning, and it’s exhausting. So, I thought I’d spread a little bit of love and shout out some amazing posts this month!

Things have been a little quiet on my end recently, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been reading all of your incredible posts! I say this every month, but I love writing these posts and looking back at all the amazing content you create! The blogging community has always been a place of endless support, and these little posts are just my way of spreading that love and celebrating why I love the blogging community so much.

Anyway, I hope you all have a fabulous month and happy reading!


If you’re a beginner looking for adult sapphic romance recommendations let look no further than Althea @ Althea is Reading’s great list of picks. From novellas to popular tropes, there are so many incredible books on this wonderfully comprehensive list and I apologise in advance to your TBRs!

April Lee @Booked Till Midnight never fails to make me laugh with her posts, and this month she gave us some great book recommendations based on the weird things she’s been asked at the drive thru. Once again I’m obsessed wit this post and as someone who works in retail I can totally relate to some of these weird comments!

Ally @Ally Writes Things always gives the best book recommendations, and her recent post spotlighting Indigenous authors was just what I need! I’ve only read a handful of books on this list and I’m excited to add a few more of these onto my TBR!

Sam @River Moose Reads has combined two of my favourite things, Captain America and books! I loved this post so much and the fact that I’ve now got loads of new books on my TBR! One of my aims for the second half of the year was to do more read-a-thons and now I’m tempted to do a Marvel themed read-a-thon?

One of my favourite discussion posts this month was Phoenix @Books With Wings post about why aro/ace characters are important in books! I loved this post and I always find it rewarding when I learn something as well as getting some more great book recommendations! Representation in books, and seeing yourself reflected in a book, is super important, and can be so validating and empowering, so thank you Phoenix for such a fabulous post!

Another post I loved this month was Birdie @ Birdie’s Booktopia review of Malice by Heather Walter! There was so much passion in this review and I can’t wait to pick this book up soon!

Emily @Frappes and Fiction paired classics with popular YA books with some great recommendations. All of these pairings were spot on, and it was nice to see some favourites on the list!

Rachel @ A Bookworms Paradise shared her list under-hyped books which deserve more love, and I’m obsessed with this little series of themed recommendations! These little gems definitely deserve more hype so be sure to check this post out and gives these book some love!

Another post that taught me something new was Amanda @ Bookish Brews post about Climate Fiction (or Cli-Fi)! Our planet and the environment are two topics I’m very passionate about but I’d never thought to combine it with my reading preferences! I loved this post and all of Amanda’s recommendations, so be sure to check this post out!

I’m currently suffering from a reading slump but Sabrina @ Wordy and Whimsical has come to my rescue with a great list of 22 fast paced books!

I mentioned in my June wrap up post that I wasn’t having a great month, and Leelynn @ Sometimes Leelynn Reads post about books that feel like a much needed hug was exactly what I needed! I still haven’t read The House on the Cerulean Sea but seeing it on Leelynn’s list has definitely encouraged me to FINALLY pick it up!

I’ve been thinking of treating myself to a bookish subscription book and the wonderful Emma James @The Bookworm Girl has shared some of the best UK book subscription boxes! This is such a detailed list and perfect for anyone looking to treat themselves!

It’s no secret that I love Madeline Miller and Carly @ Carly Books and Ramblings shared a wonderful post about her reading experience when reading Circe and Song of Achilles and I couldn’t agree with her more!

June is the month of one of my favourite tags, the Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag! Nadia @ The Journeying Bibliophile and Ali @The Book Giraffe shared their answers and it was nice to see some familiar favourites and new recommendations in their answers!

I’m obsessed with Emma @Emma Elizabeth’s post where she rated Pride and Prejudice characters, and I couldn’t agree with her more! Plus it nice to find someone else who loves Mr Bennett!

The wonderful Maria @The Character Study shared a great list of 10 underrated Queer books that you need to add to your TBR! Maria is another blogger who gives the BEST book recommendations so be sure to check this post out!

I’m someone who loves looking at people’s reading stats, and the lovely Lila @Hardcover Haven shared a fab post where she reviewed her reading for the first half of 2021! Not only is this post is filled with loads of visually pleasing charts and graphs but it’s nice to know I’m not alone in my ‘reading funk’!

One of my aims this month is to read more romance and Thya @Wilted Pages shared the perfect post filled with loads of great recommendations to read this summer! Also can we please take a moment to appreciate how BEAUTIFUL their blog is, it’s stunning!

Vee @ Vee Bookish shared an incredible list of books by Trans and Non-Binary authors and I’m in love! This is such a wonderful project and perfect for anyone looking for some great book recommendations!

Jan @ The Doodle Crafter shared a fun discussion and recommendations post about trends in YA fiction and it was nice to see some different tropes and trends being discussed! I’ve only just realised that I’m a sucker for those individual characters synopsis, I can’t help it I just love a found family trope!

The lovely Ahaana @ Windows to Worlds shared a great post about her top 12 favourite young adult books, and what they mean to her! There’s just something about reader gushing about their favourite books that warms my heart and I couldn’t smiling! This post is filled with so much love, passion and detail and it even got me thinking of some of my personal favourites and what they mean to me!

Once again the wonderful Sofii @ A Book. A Thought shared some great tips for bloggers that were super helpful! It wasn’t until I read Sofii’s post that I realised that I was guilty of a couple of these things and that I needed to stop putting too much pressure on myself!

As an English Lit graduate, I fell utterly in love with Florence @ Miscellany Pages post about the 10 things she learned from studying Literature! What I loved about studying for my degree was the fact that I was surrounded by like-minded people who loved books and reading as much as I did and all the incredible books and authors I discovered. Like Florence, I also fell back in love with poetry and now I’m tempted to go back and do a masters, I just miss it so much!

Sumedha @ The Wordy Habitat also shared a really interesting discussion on whether book reviews were enough for book blogs. I don’t think I’ve posted a single review this year which is mad, but book reviews got me to where I am today and I always enjoying reading about people thoughts and experiences.

Be sure to have your snacks ready for this next one! Kat @Novels & Waffles shared 57 best YA books about food that will make you hungry immediately! I LOVED this post so much, there are so many incredible books on this list and now my TBR is filled with lots of mouthwatering reads!

Ana @ Ana Bookshelves Blog shared 6 YA books inspired by Cinderella and after reading this list it’s clear that I’m going to have to participate in a fairytale read-a-thon! I’m a sucker for fairytale retellings, especially Cinderella! There’s just something magical about this story that fills me with so much joy!

And finally the wonderful Stephen @Stephen Writes hit a blogging milestone with his 500th post and shared another thoughtful and creative discussion on the pro’s and con’s of historical fiction! It’s been a while since I’ve read any historical fiction, but Stephen has convinced me to add a couple more onto my TBR for July/August! Stephen is another one of my go-to bloggers for interesting bookish discussions so be sure to check this post out!

Blog Posts I Loved This Month – May

I’ve been a bit absent in the blogging community lately, so I thought I’d make up for it with HUGE monthly favourites post! The creativity and enthusiasm throughout the blogging community is so inspiring and it’s been lovely seeing so many people achieving milestone follower counts! I say this every month, but I love writing these posts and looking back at all the amazing content you create! The blogging community has always been a place of endless support, and these little posts are just my way of spreading that love and celebrating why I love the blogging community so much.

One of my aims this month was to do more blog hopping and to discover more passionate and like-minded bloggers and I’ve done just that! I’ve gone a bit mad with this favourites list but there were so many incredible posts this month that I loved and that made me smile, I couldn’t help it! I’m always on the hunt for new blogs to follow, and I want to spread the love even further, so please leave a link in the comments to a blog I should be following!

I hope you all have a fabulous month filled with sunshine and lots of reading!


May was the month of Eurovision and the wonderful Line @First Line Reader got creative and combined this iconic music competition with some of our favourite fantasy characters, and I’m in love! My ’12 points’ would definitely go to Merry and Pippin (Lord of the Rings), they’d have everyone dancing and their performance would be full of surprises.

Found families and strong friendship groups are some of my all-time favourite bookish tropes. There’s just something so heart-warming about a group of unlikely individuals finding comfort in each other and the wonderful banter that comes with it. Veronika @Wordy and Whimsical shared a great list of books with found family tropes, and I couldn’t help but add all of these books to my TBR, whoops!

Maria @The Character Study is new to the blogging community, but they are KILLING IT with their posts! One of my favourites was their brilliant discussion on bisexual representation in books, and if you haven’t read it yet then be sure to check it out!

May also saw the highly anticipated Friend’s reunion hit our screens, and the fabulous Bryony @The Indecisive Readers got creative and recommended some books to the Friends characters, and I’m in love with all of her picks!

I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a Bookstagram for a while now, and after reading Estelle @The Bookish Garden’s post on how to start a Bookstagram, it’s definitely something I want to try! This post was SUPER helpful and has given me a lot of things to think about, who knew that choosing an aesthetic would be so difficult!

When I’m not falling head over heels for Greek Mythology, I’m obsessing over my zodiac sign! Hal @HD’s Reading Life matched Queer 2021 releases to your zodiac sign, and I am OBSESSED with this post! Hal’s picks were spot on, and I couldn’t be happier with the book recommendation for Libra’s!

If you’re looking for more star sign book recommendations then look no further, Ariel @A Gemini Book Nook shared her answers to the Zodiac Book Tag! I’m a Libra and Ariel recommended Years of Yes by Shonda Rhimes, and as someone who is obsessed with both Grey’s Anatomy and Bridgerton, it’s definitely something I now want to pick up!

One thing I want to start doing this year is to take note of some of my favourite quotes and turn them into some creative project. Kaya @A Fictional Bookworm shared 10 quotes from her favourite books and now I’m tempted to re-read The Selection series! I’m currently reading the Clockwork series as well, and I just keep highlighting quotes

I really enjoyed Malka @Paper Procrastinators discussion on whether you need a blogging scheduled or not, and I loved reading through all the comments and learning more about other bloggers preferences. I’m someone who swears by their blogging schedule, my beautiful colour-coded spreadsheet keeps me organised and I don’t know where I’d be without it

As an English Lit graduate, I’ve read my fair share of classics but there have been a few that I’ve struggled to finish and didn’t enjoy! Jan @The Doodle Crafter shared her list of classics she didn’t finish and it’s nice to know that I wasn’t the only person who didn’t enjoy Great Expectations, however it breaks my heart to know she didn’t enjoy Little Women!

Earlier this year I fell in love with Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin and it’s great seeing other readers falling in love with this story and these characters. Katie @Melting Pages shared her brilliant review so be sure to check that out!

Kristin @Kristin Kraves Books shared some great bookish Podcast recommendations, and I can’t believe I haven’t listened to them sooner! The chances are that you’ll always find me with my headphones in, so this list is perfect and I’m excited to start listening!

Recently I’ve struggled to keep up with my TBR, I’ve got so many books that I want to read but I don’t know where to start! Mehek @The Critiques of a Fangirl shared a great discussion on whether to TBR or not to TBR, and it’s nice to know that I’m not the only one struggling! I agree with Mehek and have concluded that I’m 100% a TBR mood reader!

It’s almost SUMMER! The UK has been fortunate enough to have had some beautiful weather recently and it’s getting my all excited for the next couple of months! Aarushi @aarushireads shared some seasonal book recommendations for summer and I couldn’t help but add a few of these to my TBR!

I love my little book club with my friends, and Bianca @Your Words My Ink shared a great post on how to start your own digital bookclub! Bookclubs are the perfect opportunity to connect with other readers around the world and you never know you might find your next favourite read!

Rosina @Lace and Dagger Books is another blogger who is SMASHING it this month, I found it difficult to pick just one of her posts! I’m very tempted to start Bookstagram but I had no idea where to start! Luckily Rosina came to my rescue and shared some great Bookstagram tips and tricks that were all super helpful, so thank you!

I can’t believe that we’re almost half way through the year?! Emily @Frappes and Fiction shared her favourite books of the year so far and it was nice to see some of my favourite on the list too!

If you know me then you’ll know that I’m hopelessly and utterly obsessed with Greek Mythology so it’s no surprise that I loved Siena @Booksophobia post about Greek Myth Retellings you need to read! Ariadne by Jennifer Saint is on my June TBR and it looks like a re-read of Song of Achilles might be on the cards too!

If you’re looking for your next read then look no further! Joy @Books With Joy shared the ultimate enemies to lovers booklist and I couldn’t help but add a few of these to my ever-growing TBR! I don’t know about you but I’m a sucker for an enemies to lovers trope, so this list is perfect!

Hands down my favourite post of the entire month was April Lee @Booked Till Midnight post where she replaced snakes on YA book covers With Milo the goat! This was GENIUS and had me dying with laughter, even now I can’t help but smile when I think about it!

I want to say a HUGE congratulations to Ashmita @The Fictional Journal for hitting 1000 followers! This is such an incredible achievement and they truly deserve it! If you don’t already follow Ashmita then please do, she is such a lovely person and is always posting fabulous content that I know you will all enjoy!

One of my favourite discussion posts this month was Rania @Rania’s Ramblings beautifully thoughtful post about Down Syndrome and Autistic Representation in YA Books. This is a topic I know many of us hold close to our hearts and it’s clear that we need more #ownvoices neurodivergent and accurate representation in literature. I LOVED this post so much, so be sure to check it out!

I’m an emotional wreck and it doesn’t take much to turn me into a blubbering mess (I’m that person who cries at the John Lewis Christmas advert) but it’s been a while since I cried over a book! The lovely Amber @Bibliomavens and Jessica @The Awkward Book Blogger shared their picks that are guaranteed to make you cry, so be sure to have the tissues at the ready! When I saw the Hero of Ages on Jessica’s list, a wave of emotion hit me, it’s been years since I finished that series and I don’t think I’ve ever recovered!

May was AAPI (Asian-American and Pacific Islander) Heritage month, and both Madeline @ The Bookish Mutant and Julia @Stormy Reads gave us some great book recommendations by Asian authors! A lot of these are already on my TBR but there were a few new ones that I can’t wait to start!

I’m enjoying Zoe @Reading by the Moonlight’s author spotlight series, this month she focused on Slyvia Plath and it was really interesting to learn more about her and her work! I studied a little of Plath at University but she’s someone I want to explore more!

Maya @Pretty Little Scribbles shared some of her favourite sibling relationships in books and on-screen, and I couldn’t agree more with her choices! The relationship between the March sisters, the Pevensie siblings and Annie and Hallie from the Parent Trap will always be some of my favourites!

Another book that completely skipped my radar was Sunkissed by Katie West! I’m a sucker for a bit of Kasie West and had no idea that she’d written another book so when Georgia @Lost in Neverland shared her review, I knew it was something I had to add to my TBR straight away!

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston is one of my most anticipated reads of 2021, this magical big-hearted romance sounds super adorable and it’s lovely seeing so many readers fall in love with this story! The wonderful Ahaana @Windows to Worlds shared her review and now I’m even more excited to read it!

Blog Posts I Loved This Month | April

First things first, I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who left a lovely comments on my April Wrap Up and May TBR post, I wasn’t expecting to receive so many kind and heartwarming messages of support and I even got a little emotional. The love and support that the blogging community continues to spread never fails to make me smile and all those amazing comments have given me a massive and much-needed confidence boost, so thank you again! All of you continue to make my blogging experience one that is filled with so much joy, kindness and friendship, and for that I’ll be forever grateful! 

I wanted to continue spreading the love and support and celebrate some wonderful bloggers and posts that I loved this month. I always have so fun much writing these posts and they just keep getting longer and longer, I can’t help it!

Anyway, enough about me, let’s celebrate some of the AMAZING posts I read in April!


Ari @Read With Ari combined two of my favourite things and gave us some book recommendations based on some of her favourite songs! I thought this was such a fun and creative idea and I look forward to more of her recommendations!

I’ve heard so many amazing things about Manga and it’s a style that I’ve wanted to explore for a while now! @24HrYABookBlog shared the perfect starter kit and recommendations for any reader looking to read more Manga and I’m excited to add a few of these to my TBR.

If you’re looking for your next read then look no further! Sahi @My World of Books shared a brilliant compilation post of some amazing books by Asian authors and I couldn’t help but add a few off these to my ever-growing TBR!

There’s something special and magical about atmospheric books and the wonderful Veronika @Wordy and Whimsical shared some of her favourites. These books take you by the hand and guide you to incredible worlds filled with magic, mystery and wonder!

When it comes to memoirs my mind instantly jumps to Joan Didion, her books continue to destroy me emotionally but I can’t help it they’re just so beautiful and I love learning more and more about her life. The lovely Ally @Ally Writes Things shared 10 Memoir recommendations and I’ve taken this as a sign to branch out and read something different!

Sofii @A Book. A Thought shared a beautiful list of perfect books for transitioning between seasons and I’m in love with all of her picks, they’re so good and capture the mood of each season perfectly!

Growing up I loved learning French and reading French literature, but over the years my learning has taken a backseat. Alienor @A Fox’s Wanderings shared 10 French classics I need to re-read and it’s encouraged me to add a few more French classics onto my TBR!

One of my favourite posts I read last month was Amy @Golden Books Girl post on Recommending Books to Lion King Characters! I’m fully obsessed with this post and how accurate these book recommendations are, and I can’t wait for more posts in this series!

One of my favourite discussion posts this month was the incredible Ahaana @Windows to Worlds post about diversity, inclusivity and representation in YA fantasy. This was such a well-written, thought provoking and insightful post that I can’t praise enough! Ahaana also shared 13 recommendations for #OwnVoices, and Diverse SFF, so be sure to add some of these to your TBR!

Rums @Rums the Reader only read romance books for a week and I’m in love with this idea! I’m a hopeless romantic and someone who has a huge pile of romance books on her TBR, so I think it’s about time that I take a page out of Rums book dedicate an entire week of reading to romance!

Last month I only managed to read one book, so Rosina @Lace and Dagger Books post on how to read more was exactly what I needed! These tips were super helpful and this might be the month that I give audiobooks a second chance!

Another post I loved this month was Rachel @A Bookworms Paradise discussion on what makes a good book title and why they matter. I don’t know about you but I love it when a character mentions the name of the book, it’s a clever little nod to the reader and the perfect way to tie everything together.

When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.

I’m a big foodie so Elizabeth @An Attic Full of Paper post about the best food references in novels was the perfect post and one which made me feel a little peckish!

Naemi @A Book Owls Corner shared her fantastic review of the Shadow and Bone TV adaptation and I couldn’t agree with her more!! I’m still having trouble putting all of my thoughts and praises into coherent sentences rather than emotional ramblings and it’s been great to see so many people fall in love with this show!

One thing I really want to start doing this year is to take note of some of my favourite quotes and turn them into some creative project. Michaela @Journey into Books shared some of her favourite quotes from The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta and they make me want to re-read this book again!

“This book is a fairy tale in which I am the prince and the princess. I am the king and the queen. I am my own wicked  witch and fairy godmother. This book is a fairy tale in which I’m cursed and blessed by others. But, finally, I am the fairy finding my own magic.”

Huge congratulations to Susana @Susana Loves Books who celebrated hitting 100 Follows with a Q&A! I loved reading all her answers and getting to know her a little better!

In other exciting news, the lovely Joy @ohsrslybooks revealed her beautiful bookmark and notepad designs! It makes me so happy to see her chasing her dreams and I wish her all the best with all of her projects!

I don’t think I’ll be travelling anywhere soon so it looks like I’ll just have to settle with some of my favourite fictional worlds! April Lee @BookedTillMidnight shared 8 fictional worlds she wants to travel to and my bags are packed and ready to go with her!

Another series I’m really enjoying is Catarina @Pages and Plots Under the Radar feature that highlights little-known YA books turning one year that week. I love reading books little-known books, there’s just something intimate and secret about reading book that not many others have read!

Another post that I LOVED last month was Katie @Melting Pages discussion about blogger burnout. I am no stranger to a creative burnout and at times blogging can be overwhelming, and it’s comforting to know that I’m not alone in my struggles. I related to this post so much and it’s sparked a really important conversation on why I blog and my blogging journey in general. I always find that taking a break helps me and I want to let everyone know that my DM’s are always open to anyone who is struggling!

Shadow and Bone dominated my April, and it got me thinking about all the other books that I want to see adapted! The lovely Amber @Bibliomavens clearly read my mind and shared her list of fantasy books that also need to be adapted and I agree with every single one of her picks! I’ve got all my fingers and toes crossed that hopefully one day we’ll get at least one of these adaptations.

Zoe @Reading by the Moonlight shared what she loves about blogging and it reminded me of why I love too blog too! The blogging community and the love everyone continues to spread is hands down my favourite part of blogging and it’s one of my biggest motivators!

One of my favourite book tags this month was The Spring Cleaning Book Tag! Alexa @Writing The Universe shared her answers and also gave me an amazing book recommendation that I really excited to read!

Two of my favourite things are books and tarot cards, and the lovely Robin @Paperbacks and Planners has combined the two to create tarot book recommendations. I love this idea so much and the recommendations are always spot on!

I love tracking my reading and and various bookish apps like Goodreads and The Storygraph, so when I saw that Angele @Adominiquereads had done the Goodreads Was Wrong Book Tag, I had to check it out! I I loved this book tag and I really enjoyed reading Angele’s answers, we’ve got very similar opinions when it comes to Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge and Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard!

Blog Posts I Loved This Month | March

These lists just keep getting longer and longer, but I couldn’t resist including all these wonderful posts and celebrating some content that made me smile. As I mentioned in my wrap up post, last month I was struggling with my blogging motivation and creativity but after reading all these incredible posts, I’ve now got long list of bookish themed posts that I’m excited to write.

I also just want to say a HUGE thank you to the blogging community! Your love and support recently has been overwhelming and I wish I could every one of you a big socially distanced hug! All of you continue to make my blogging experience one that is filled with so much joy, kindness and friendship, and for that I’ll be forever grateful!

Anyway, enough about me, let’s celebrate some of the AMAZING posts I read in March!


This month I discovered so many new blogs and that is thanks to the ray of sunshine that is Sofii @A Book, A Thought! Sofii has been hard at work creating the Definitive Book Blogger List so be sure to go and support her and this wonderful project!

Cossette @TeaTimeLit shared 10 book recommendations based on your favourite musical and I couldn’t help but add a few more books to my TBR! I thought this was such a fun and creative post and if you’re a musical lover then be sure to check this post out!

I’m always looking for more book recommendations and lovely Katie @Whispering Pages has given me some great contemporaries to read this Spring! Katie has convinced me to read The Boy Who Steals Houses, the way in which she describes it is so beautiful and it sounds like something I’m going to love.

Caro @Book Cheshire Cat also shared some amazing recommendations for Women’s History Month! I loved this post so much and it’s no surprise that over half of these books have ended up on my endless TBR!

I don’t need any more books on my TBR, but I can’t help it! Birdie @Birdie’s Booktopia went on a little book hunt and shared a list of her most anticipated April releases and what an exciting month April is!

If you’ve been following me for a while then you’ll know that I’m utterly obsessed with anything related to mythology, so when I saw Tasya @The Literary Huntress’ post about books based on Irish/Celtic Myth, I couldn’t click fast enough! I know I’m not alone in my love for mythology, so if you’re like me then be sure to check this post out.

Felicia @Felicia Sue Lynn Reviews started a new book meme, Blind Date a Book! This is such a creative idea and I love trying to guess which book is being described!

March was the month of Book Tags! Ally @Ally Writes Things created The Book Recommendations Book Tag! I had so much fun going through my bookshelves and Goodreads to find the perfect answer to these questions. I also really enjoyed her recent post where she compared our Goodreads shelves and I’ve made it my mission to add more books to my very empty shelves! Since then I’ve added a few more books and our comparative score has gone up to 81%!

The wonderful Amber and Samantha @Bibliomavens created the Meet the Book Blogger Tag! I loved this tag so much, all the questions really made me thing and I’m really enjoying seeing other bloggers join in and learning more about everyone!

I don’t know about you, but I’m obsessed with zodiac signs so when I saw that Becky @Becky’s Book Blog had done the Zodiac Book Tag, I could click on it quick enough! This was such a fun tag and I loved reading all of her answers!

Ross @The Royal Bookshelf created the Drag Race UK Season 2 Book Tag and it was the perfect way to end a perfect season! All of the Queen themed questions were brilliant and so creative, I loved it!

Zoe @Reading By The Moonlight shared a wonderful post about the pressure of liking popular books and the importance of removing internal and external pressures when reading a book. I related to this post massively, so be sure to go and check it out!

Another post I loved this month was Stephen @Stephen Writes thought-provoking discussion post about to what extent should we compare books. This was a topic that I hadn’t thought about, but after reading his post, it was something I was very conscious of and could identify in my reading habits. I agree with Stephen 100%, comparing books is inevitable, and that it is important that they are judged individually and for their merits!

We’re all used to talking about our favourite character traits, but Vera @Wordy and Whimsical shared some traits that can make us dislike a character! I don’t know about you but I hate it when a character is perfect at everything or when they have just one personality trait that defines them, give me more complexity!

I’ve been thinking about treating myself to a book sleeve for a while now, so when I saw Beth @Divine World of Books’ post about her book sleeve collection, I knew it was a sign and that I had to have one! I’m in love with all of the Shades of Magic sleeves, they’re stunning!

Kristin @Kristin Kraves Books has the most beautiful collection of books! In a recent post, she shared her Great Gatsby collection, and I’m very jealous!

Em @Em and Her Books is once again tempting me with lots of lovely bookish items with a list of her favourite bookish shops! Like her I’ve now filled my basket with lots of goodies and I’m just waiting for the right opportunity to treat myself. I love to support small businesses (especially when they’re book related) so make sure that you treat yourself too!

We had lots to celebrate in March, one of which was International Women’s Day! In honour of such a wonderful day, Georgia @Lost In Neverland shared her favourite female characters, and I could agree with her list more!

Heather @Nine Bookish Lives shared her list of books that need to be turned into a film/TV show and I now I can’t stop thinking about an In a Holidaze adaptation! That book needs to be turned into a festive rom-com ASAP!

I’ve just finished re-reading The Shadow and Bone trilogy and I’ve managed to put myself in another book hangover, but luckily I’ve got Six of Crows and King of Scars on my TBR and Julie @One More Book’s list of swoon-worthy lines from the entire series. I’m fully obsessed with this post, and I’ve spent way too much time re-reading some of these quotes, they’re all so beautiful especially that David and Genya quote! If you’re a fan of the series then I highly recommend you check this post out!

Another post I really enjoyed this month was Alienor @A Fox’s Wanderings list of 5 Romance Tropes I Love…And 5 I Loathe! Alienor and I share the same thoughts when it comes to romance tropes, we both love good-old slow-burn enemies to lovers plot and hate a cliche ‘love at first sight trope, just no!

I love reading about how different readers review books, and the lovely Susana @Susana Loves Books shared what elements make a 5-star book! I totally agree with everything listed, especially the point about the importance of characters and character diversity!

I swear I’m in a permanent state of writer’s block but Kira @Kira Jeanette’s post about writer’s block was super helpful and has encouraged me to stop procrastinating and to just write! I’m loving these writing updates and I look forward to reading more of them soon! Also best of luck with CampNaNoWriMo!

One of my favourite posts of the month was Line @First Line Reader’s Funny Book Titles (With a Twist). I haven’t laughed so hard at a blog post for a long time and it honestly made my day! I’d love to read all these alternative plots, and I particularly loved the adapted plot for Passenger, who wouldn’t want to drive around with a Taylor Swift obsessed ghost!

Blog Posts I Loved This Month | January

It’s clear that everyone is starting 2021 off with a bang because the quality of posts recently has been epic and I’ve enjoyed reading every single one of them! I’m trying to spend more time each evening relaxing and reading different blog posts, instead of scrolling endlessly through social media, and it’s easily been one of the best decisions I’ve made this year. The blogging community is the perfect place to escape to, especially now with everything going on, and I can guarantee that’ll you’ll always find something fun, thoughtful and creative to read.

Anyway, here’s a few posts I loved last month! Enjoy!


Here in the UK we’ve been getting a lot of snow (and rain) recently, so Kate @ Whispering Pages list of book recommendations for a cold winter’s night was the perfect read and full of new and heartwarming reads that I had to add to my TBR!

Chana @ Paper Procrastinators discusses the way in which female characters tend to be portrayed in fiction and it’s probably one of my favourite reads this month! This is such a wonderful and though provoking post that everyone needs to read! Thank you Chana!

Two of my favourite things are books and tarot cards, and the lovely Robin @ Paperbacks and Planners has combined two to create weekly tarot book recommendations. This it’s such a fabulous and unique idea that I’m obsessed with!

Zoë @ Reading by the Moonlight shared some of her Favourite ASMR Rooms and they are the perfect listening material for when you’re curled up with a book or trying to write that all important scene. I’ve now got a whole playlist dedicated to some of my new favourites and have spent the week at Hogwarts, Rivendell and more.

I’m constantly being intimidated by books (I’m looking at you The Priory of the Orange Tree) and it’s nice to know I’m not the only one who occasionally gets scared by them. The lovely Rosina @ Lace and Dagger Books shared her list of books that she’s intimidated by and it was nice to see some familiar favourites on her list!

Another post I loved this month was Emma @ It’s a Readers Life post about the 5 Things to Do to Start Your Publishing Journey. As a publishing hopeful I found this post super helpful and reassuring to know that I’m not the only one out there. If you’re looking for a career in publishing too then I highly recommend that you go and check out her post!

It’s no a secret that I have fallen head over heels for Bridgerton, so Briana’s @ Pages Unbound post about 5 YA Regency Books to Read If You Like Netflix’s Bridgerton was exactly what I needed! I don’t need any more books on my TBR but I just couldn’t resist.

I also really enjoyed Krysta’s @ Pages Unbound post about the different Publishing Trends We Need to Bring Back! I’m all for bringing back chapter titles, they make things so much more interesting and I didn’t realise how much I missed then until now!

I love it when a reader is so passionate and enthusiastic about a book and/or author and decides to gush about them in a post, it just makes me so happy! Alexis @ The Reading Addict shared her Appreciation for Angie Thomas and it’s clear that I’m missing out on some great stories and that I need to read more of her books soon.

I love the blogging community and I especially love getting to know everyone better! Leyanis @The Blogger and the Geek introduced herself in her Meet the Blogger post, which was so much fun and has prompted me to write my own, however I don’t think mine will be half as interesting!

This year I really want to start listening to audiobooks, as I’m always running around doing something with my headphones on, as well as looking for any opportunity to read! It’s the best of both worlds. @ Cup of Tea with that Book Please shared a great list of audiobooks for pleasant listening and great storytelling and I’m definitely adding a few of these recommendations onto my TBR.

Naemi @ A Book Owl’s Corner shared a few of her childhood writing notebooks and I was so impressed by 10-year-old Naemi’s writing! Her childhood innocence and limitless creativity makes for a great story and wonderful post that got me think about some of my own childhood journals!

If you haven’t yet joined the Storygraph then what have you been doing? I’m constantly raving this platform and if I can’t convince you then go and check out Felicia @ Felicia Sue Lynn Reviews website review! Spoiler Alert, she loves it too!

And finally I had to include Charlotte @ Mug Full of Books post about her adorable little Book Nook, because it made my day! And I’m very tempted to make my own!

Blog Post I Loved This Month | November

Happy Blogmas Day Two! This is quickly becoming one of my favourite blog posts to write! Being able to celebrate and highlight the creativity and brilliance of the blogging community is just another reason why I love to blog! There has been so many blog posts that I loved this month and can’t wait to see what people have in store for Blogmas!

Anyway, here’s a few posts I loved this month! Enjoy!

With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s time to start searching for that perfect gift for all your family and friends! The lovely Becky @Becky’s Book Blog wrote a fabulous post about some of her favourite UK based bookish shops, to help with your Christmas shopping! I loved everything she included in this post and I might have to treat myself to something nice too!

Alison @Antari Reads also posted a bookish holiday gift guide and I’m OBSESSED with all these small businesses! I don’t need any more candles or bookmarks but they’re all so beautiful and I don’t think I can resist!

This festive season is the perfect time of the year to shop locally, and one of my aims since lockdown it to help support more independent businesses especially when it comes to buying books. Jeff Bezos has enough money! Anyway, @A Cup of Tea With That Book, Please shared a great post about the different ways you can show your support by shopping locally, so be sure to check that out!

This week also saw the UK finally come out of lockdown and move into the 3 Tier system (which is basically the same thing unless you’re lucky enough to be in Tier 1!) and Jen @Books on the 7:47 shared a great list of excellent lockdown reads to help you escape and pass the time!

Despite having all this time in lockdown I’ve been struggling to set a reading routine! But Simone @Simone and Her Books came to my rescue by sharing her tips on how she makes time too read, and some of them really helped so thank you Simone!

One series I have restarted is Caraval by Stephanie Garber and it’s just as good as I remember, I just can’t believe it’s taken me this long to pick it up again! If you’ve yet to dive into this series then check out Erin @Reading On A Star’s post which gives you 5 reasons on why you need to read this magical masterpiece!

When I’m reading I love to listen to music, whether its the latest tunes, my emergency Taylor Swift playlist or the scores from some of my favourite films! Ahaana @Windows to Worlds shared a great list of song recommendations for a few different genres and it was just what I needed! My reading/writing playlists are slowly coming together!

Another post I loved this month was Ally @Ally Writes Things TBR of translated books! In my eyes translated books are hidden gems and after reading her list I’ve had to add a few more to my TBR! I think I might have to dedicate a weekly read-a-thon next year to reading them all!

I also LOVED Naemi @A Book Owl’s Corner’s post about stuff that happens in books but never in real life! This post had me agreeing with at all of these unrealistic tropes especially the one about eye-colour-hyperawarness! Who instantly notices those things? So if you’re looking for a fun and lighthearted read then this is post for you!

I’ve also got to give the the wonderful Dee @If The Book Review Fits a shoutout for creating a book blogger directory for anyone searching for more new and exciting blogs to follow! This was such a wonderful idea and its helped me discover so many other bloggers!

And finally Cherelle @A Bolt Out of The Book and Ashmita @The Fictional Journal have created their own BOOK CLUB, The Books Go Boom! The book of the month for December is Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons and not too late to join, so be sure to check out both of their posts!