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!

May Wrap Up and June TBR

So much happened this month! Not only did I meet the cast of Shadow and Bone but I also got my first vaccine! I’m very fortunate to have a close friend working at my local surgery who rang me up and asked if I wanted one as they had plenty spare, um yes please! I’d fully accepted that I wasn’t going to get my vaccine for at least another couple of months but I’m very grateful that this opportunity arose.

More restriction have eased here in the UK and I can’t express how nice it was to give someone a HUG! I’m a hugger, so not being able to smother people in love with cuddles has been torture. It’s nice to see things going to back to a new normal but I’m conscious that we’ve still got a way to go, I’m just happy that I can wander around a bookshop, it’s the small things in life!

I slowly getting back into my reading and have started getting into a better routine than last month. You’ll still find me at my desk at 1am writing blog posts or job applications but things don’t feel as chaotic! Last month I got my sister to pick my TBR and it was lovely seeing her getting involved with one of my passions and she’s even persuaded my to try something new, so stay tuned for more.

I know I say this every month but I want to say thank you to all the wonderful people who continue to support me and this little blog, all your kind words makes me so emotional and it warms my heart to know that people enjoy what I create. I wish I could give you all one big giant hug! Anyway, I’ve got high hopes for June and I hope that you all have a wonderful month filled with love and sunshine.

What You Might Have Missed Last Month:

My Favourite Books With Purple Covers

This or That: Bookish Boyfriend Edition

The Last 10 Books Tag & The Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award

Meeting the Cast of Shadow and Bone (Netflix Virtual Fan Event)

May Wrap Up

Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard – It’s my own fault but I went into this book with extremely high expectations and I it breaks my heart to admit it but I was a little disappointed. The world building was so intense that I felt that sometimes it overshadowed the characters and the storyline, I ended up getting so caught up with place names and all the different kingdoms that I wasn’t able to connect enough with everything going on. Nevertheless, I am in love with this band of characters and I’m utterly obsessed with Erida, she is such a complex and unique character and I’m curious to see where the story takes her. Also please can we take a moment to appreciate the map of the Ward, its stunning and one of my favourite fictional maps EVER!

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare – It’s taken me five years and endless pestering from my sister but I’ve finally started the Clockwork series! I’ve been putting of reading Chain of Gold and Queen of Air and Darkness because I conscious that I would appreciate the little links and Easter eggs Clare hides in her novels and how this entire world connects. I was also very excited to meet the trio that is Tessa, Will and Jem, I’ve heard nothing but love and praise for these characters and they didn’t disappoint. I am fully obsessed with this series and I can see why my sister loves it so much!

TBR

Every month I set myself a TBR and I don’t think I’ve stuck to any of them this year, whoops! My problem is that my physical TBR is so big that I get distracted by all the wonderful books I want to read, I swear I spend more time planning my reading than actually reading! Which is why I want you to pick my TBR this month! Below is a list of unread books that have been on my TBR for way too long and I need your help to narrow down my choices! I don’t know why I had thought of this idea sooner, and I can’t wait to see which book you pick.

My Favourite Books with Purple on the Cover

Purple is such an underrated colour, and I think this is my new favourite post in this series. I’m lucky enough to have an entire shelf dedicated to my beautiful purple books but in typical bookworm fashion, I now want more! I had so much fun searching through my bookshelves and various bookish accounts to create another aesthetically pleasing post and I now can’t stop looking at all of them!

What fascinates me every time I write this posts is the theory and meaning behind each colour and how different shades can change the tone and reaction. I’ve fallen down a major rabbit hole and it’s so interesting to learn about each colour and their connotations. Let’s take purple for example, it’s a combination of red and blue and takes on some attributes of both and is associated with creativity and imagination, a fitting colour for all these incredible books!


Royal Purple

Let’s start strong with a classic bold statement cover!

Dark Purple

I don’t need any more purple books, I don’t need anymore purple books, I don’t need anymore purple books….

Well a couple more won’t hurt!

Cosy Sunset Purple

Just looking at these covers is making me smile, not only are they beautiful but they’ve got such a positive and feel-good feeling about them! I’ve fallen head over hells for The Wild Ones cover and I look forward to adding to my bookshelf soon.

Lilac Dreams

I thought pink was the colour of romance but I was wrong! I associate pink with instant-cheesy romance novels but there something tender and delightful about a purple romance cover, it’s softer but still just as adorable.

Magical Purple

I don’t know about you, but I’m fully obsessed with that cover for Lost in the Never Woods, its beautiful! There’s something wonderfully magical about purple and these books are giving me all the Agatha Harkness vibes!

Starlight Purple

I’m obsessed with everything to do with the night sky and I could happily spend an evening star gazing or gazing lovingly at these covers, they’re beautiful. They capture the wonder and unknown of space and are full of out-of-this-world storylines that you can’t help but enjoy.

The Hero’s Moment

How epic and badass do these’s protagonists look? I certainly wouldn’t want to mess with them!

Pinky Purple

Another group of covers that embrace colour and that will stand out on your bookshelves.

Purple Mix

There was no way that I was going to write a purple books post without including the A Sky Beyond the Storm cover, that cover is intense and I don’t think Elias and Laia have looked better! I’m not emotionally prepared to dive back into this series but the pain of not knowing what happens to my beloved characters is killing me!

Dark Purple

And last but not least, this dark mysterious purple. I can’t stop looking at the Beasts Made of Night Cover, every time I look at it I spot something different.

This or That: Bookish Boyfriends Edition

I’m a single, book-obsessed, hopeless romantic who is no stranger to online dating, but after very little success, I think I’ll just stick to my fictional men! I know I’m not alone in my little obsession, and I will openly admit that these fictional men have left me with high expectations for future partners! I’ve mentioned before that I’m an indecisive Libra, so it’s no surprise that I spent way too much time thinking about my choices, and I’ve come to the conclusion that I 100% have a type!

I was worried at first that I wouldn’t have enough fictional crushes to fill this post, but that quickly changed as I went through my bookshelves. If anything, I’ve had to cut this list down, so keep your eyes peeled for part two! I’m curious to know if you agree with my choices and who your ultimate fictional crush is?

Two men who just want to be loved, but like Addie my heart will always Henry. Not only does he have the best job in the world but he’s such a kindhearted and adorable character who deserves to find love and happiness.

We’re only on the second question and I’m already stumped! It’s been three months and I’m still not over A Court of Silver Flames, and the sarcastic and playful relationship between Cassian and Nesta. Rhys is perfect but I think I’d have more fun with Cassian.

Probably one of the most controversial choices but I’ve got to pick Chaol, he was one of my first fictional crushes and there’ll always be a place in my heart for him. His friendship with Celaena is one of my favourites and although he’s made some mistakes and questionable decision, he’s still a brave and loyal friend.

1000% Rowan, but I wouldn’t want to steal him from Aelin. Their love for each other is incredibly powerful and moving and I can’t help but get a little emotional when I think about them, someone hand me the tissues!

‘I love you. There is no limit to what I can give to you, no time I need. Even when this world is forgotten whisper of dust between the stars, I will love you.

I’ve just realised that this tag is quickly becoming a post dedicated to the men of Sarah J Maas, and I’m not sorry about it, I can’t help it she knows what I like! We still don’t know much about either character and I’m equally curious about each of their storylines but I think I’m going to pick Hunt. I’m a very passionate person when it comes to sport, especially rugby, so I think we’d have great fun chilling and watching the sunball games on TV.

One the one hand you’ve got my babyfaced flyboy, Ezra and on the other you’ve got our bad boy and resident funny guy, Nik. My ideal partner is someone who can make me laugh, and Nik does just that! I wouldn’t mind be stuck on a spaceship if Nik was there to make me laugh and have my back.

One of the most difficult decisions I’ve had to make, how am I meant to choose between these two classic literary heartthrobs who are no strangers to rejected proposal! As much as I love Laurie, I’m going to have to pick Mr Darcy purely because of that scene in the 2005 adaptation where he walks through the field on a misty morning in his flowing coat to find Elizabeth!

These two are masters at keeping secrets so I wouldn’t want to trust either of them with my heart! Even when I was reading this series I couldn’t decide who I liked more, every time I fell for one of them they’d go and do something reckless and I’d end up disliking them. It was a painful and emotional cycle. I think I’d choose Legend purely so I could visit Caraval and experience all the magic and wonder!

These two blonde heartthrobs have left me with a very difficult decision. My younger self would automatically pick Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles but I think I’m going to choose West! I’m a sucker for ‘pirates’ and would happily be whisked away on an adventure aboard The Marigold!

100% The Darkling! There’s always been a part of me that has shamelessly loved the Darkling, and ever since Ben Barnes put on that black Kefta that obsession has doubled in size. I still love Kaz but there’s just something about falling for the villain that’s so enticing…

I don’t think I’ll ever be able to choose between these two!

The Last 10 Books Tag & The Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award

As usual, things have been a bit chaotic this week, but Stephen and Riddhi have come to my resume and very kindly tagged me in two different book tags! I haven’t heard of either of these tags, but after reading their answers, I knew I wanted to share my responses too! I don’t know about you, but I love a good old book tag, they are the perfect way to get to know everyone better, so I hope you enjoy reading my answers and learning a little more about me! 


The Last 10 Books Tag

I want to say a big thank you to the wonderful Stephen @Stephen Writes who tagged me to do this tag! If you love unique bookish content and great reviews then please go and check out Stephen’s blog, he’s such a lovely and supportive member of the bookish community whose comments and content never fail to make me smile!

Last Book I Bought:

Ariadne by Jennifer Saint. This book has been on my radar for a while now and every time I see it’s incredible cover I fall more and more in love with it. The other day, I was ordering some bits off Amazon and blatantly refused to pay the £4.99 postage so I just had to spend more and treat myself to qualify for free delivery! As it turns out they forgot to send the item I actually needed so it looks like I’m just going to have to re-order and treat myself again to some more books! Whoops!

Last Book I Re-Read:

I recently re-read Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo as I wanted to refresh my memory before diving headfirst into the Shadow and Bone adaptation. It did just that, as well as reigniting my love and adoration for this series and the incredible world Leigh Bardugo has beautifully created! I’m well and truly obsessed now!

Last Book I Gave Up On:

I hate DNF’ing books, I feel guilty that I’ve missed something that others loved, and I feel terrible about abandoning someone’s passion project, I don’t care how long it takes me I will always finish a book! That being said I did almost give up on King of Scars…

It breaks my heart to admit it, but I didn’t love this book as much as Bardugo’s other Grishaverse adventures and I can’t put my finger on why. I don’t think it helped that I took almost a MONTH to finish it and that fact that April wasn’t a great reading month, but there was something slow about the storyline and I found myself struggling to finish it.

Last Book I Said I Read But Didn’t:

Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. I had to read this for my Gothic Literature module at university but the day before I was suffering from a self-inflicted hangover and couldn’t focus enough to get through it. Somehow I managed to confidently blag my way through a seminar and after hearing my classmates rave about how good it was I decided to give it a second chance! A pre-warning to vampire fans, this book is nothing like Twilight instead it’s a classic horror that will give you goosebumps.

Last Book I Wrote in the Margins Of:

There are only a handful of books that I’ve ever written in, and always in pencil because I not brave enough to commit with a permanent pen. One of those books is The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford, a satirical narrative that follows an upper-class English family during the war and focuses on love, class and relationships. It’s a classic light-hearted storyline that recently got a fabulous BBC adaptation! I re-read this book earlier this year in anticipation for the adaptation and made notes of all the quotes and scenes that I was desperate to see come to life on screen.

Last Book That I Had Signed:

I miss book signings SO MUCH, it’s been far too long! The last book signing I went to was all the way back in 2016, where I met Cassandra Clare on her Lady Midnight book tour. I never see a line like it and I think we ended up queuing for just under two hours! But us Brits love a good queue and we spent those two hours getting to know the people in line with us and by the time we met Cassandra we had all exchanged numbers, socials and book theories. Even now our little group chat is still going strong and the magic of books still continues to surprise me and make my little heart flutter.

Last Book I Lost:

I don’t think I’ve ever lost a book? If I have then I’ve got no idea that it’s missing, whoops!

Last Book I Had to Replace:

Atonement by Ian McEwan and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. These are two of my all-time favourite books and they were so loved and battered that I thought it was time for a little upgrade!

Last Book I Argued Over:

I don’t think I’ve ever argued over a book but some of my university friends continue to tease me over my numerous Hunger Games editions. Teenage Amy adored this series, and I still love it but it doesn’t warrant having five copies of the same three books! We’re now down to two copies after donating two of them and gifting personalised copies to both of my friends for Christmas so that we’ll all always have a copy on our shelves!

Last Book You Couldn’t Find:

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare! I haven’t marked this book as lost just yet, but I’ve searched everywhere and can’t seem to find it! This book is on my TBR for May, after months of me promising my sister that I’ll read it and I’m starting to run out of excuses! But maybe this is the universe’s way of telling me to read something else instead…


The Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award

Another book tag that I hadn’t heard about before, and this time I want to say big thank you to Riddhi @Whispering Stories for tagging me and for leaving some great questions to answer! If you don’t already follow her then please do, she is such lovely person and is always posting fabulous content that I know you will all enjoy!

Rules:

  • Thank the person that nominated you with a link to their blog.
  • Make a post of the award (with photo).
  • Post the rules.
  • Ask 5-10 questions of your choice.
  • Nominate 10-30 other bloggers (or more) and notify them.
  • Follow Vincent Ehindero to qualify for a free blog promotion, shoutout and more blogging opportunities.

Riddhi’s Questions

Who is your favourite music artist?

The Queen herself, Miss Taylor Swift. Like many I’ve grown up with Taylor and I’m not embarrassed to admit that you’ll still catch me dancing around my room, hairbrush in hand, to some of her most iconic anthems.

Favourite month of the year?

I love Christmas and the entire month of December but I work in retail so it’s quite easy to get overwhelmed by all the festivities and chaos. So I’m going to pick October as not only is it my birthday month but I love autumn and the coziness that comes with it.

One thing people love about you/ notice about you?

I’d like to think that the first thing people notice about me is my smile! My daily aim is to make someone’s day a little brighter, and if I can do that with a smile and a positive attitude then that’s mission accomplished. Even with our masks on, I’m always smiling! I take great pride in that fact that you’ll always find me laughing or smiling at work, even on my bad days, and try my best to radiate love and positivity! Life is too short for negativity.

One fictional character you would die for?

Azriel. My batboy deserves a happy ending and I SWEAR if Sarah does give him a suitable ending then I’ll be heartbroken. Watching the people around you fall in love and move into the next chapters of their life is brutal so I will do everything in my power to protect him and make sure that he lives a long and happy life.

What are your hobbies?

My life at this moment in time consists of me working, blogging and reading so there’s not much time for other hobbies! However every week I try my best to get out the house and experience the beautiful countryside that I’m fortunate enough to call home. Whether if it’s in my running shoes or my walking boots, it’s just nice to take a moment and enjoy what nature has to offer and if I happen to stumble upon a country pub then that’s a bonus!

My Questions

  1. Which characters life would you most like to live?
  2. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?
  3. List one thing that’s on your bucket list?
  4. What’s your spirt animal?
  5. And finally, what’s one fictional item you wish you had?

I Tag

I loved doing both of these tags so I’ve decided to do one big tag list! Feel free to pick which tag you want to do, or if want do both! There’s no pressure to participate in these tags but I’d love to read your answers!

Naemi @A Book Owls Corner

Michaela @Journey Into Books

Zoe @Reading by the Moonlight

Maria @The Character Study

Georgia @ Lost in Neverland

Amiee @Amie Likes to Ramble

Charley @Books and Bakes

Shannen @Rekindled Bibliophile

Alienor @A Fox’s Wanderings

And YOU!

Meeting the Cast of Shadow and Bone (Netflix Virtual Fan Event)

I’m still a bit in shock, but last weekend I had the honour of attending a virtual fan meet & greet with the cast and creators of Shadow and Bone! WHAT?! It’s no secret that I’m utterly obsessed and head over heels for this show, so the chance to meet the cast was an experience like no other and one that I will cherish.

I was very fortunate enough to be one of the hundreds of lucky fans around the world who attended the exclusive Q&A, and it was lovely to interact with the cast and learn more about their filming experience. The love and enthusiasm this cast has for each other and this show is so wholesome and heartwarming, and I’d give anything to be a part of their little inner circle! So Netflix, if you want to fly me to Budapest to interview the cast for season 2 or hire me as an extra, then hit me up! I think I’d look good in a Kefta!

I don’t think I’ve ever smiled so much in my life, and I will openly admit that I fully fangirled when each cast member appeared on screen, so I was quite glad that there was a lot of us! And then, when Leigh and Eric joined us, I died. The Q&A was over zoom, and you were broken off into different rooms where you waited for the magic to happen and for your chance to submit questions to the cast. The first session was with the Crows (Freddie, Amita, Danielle, Kit and Calahan), and the energy these five brought with them to the call was contagious.

One of my favourite moments of the call was when the cast was asked what skills they had that would convince Kaz (Freddie) to hire them for a heist. If I was Kaz, then I’d hire Amita! She argued that her height would allow her to squeeze into small spaces, that her long hair could hide different things and that she could also speak lots of languages, I mean, what more could you want! Kit revealed that he had a great memory, and Danielle shared that she was an expert when it came to Instagram stalking and finding information about people!

The cast were also asked to share their characters favourite line, and I couldn’t agree more with their choices! Danielle’s favourite line was ‘Were you born a prick, or was it a choice?’, a quote that encapsulates Nina’s personality and relationship with Matthias. Freddie chose the line that I’m sure many fans were waiting for, ‘no mourners, no funerals’ and Amita picked the brilliant line that was ‘in that case, I’ll take my knife back.’ I agree with Kit when he said that Jesper has too many iconic lines to pick just one, and it surprised me to learn that Calahan’s favourite lines were when Matthias and Nina revealed their names to each other!

The second call was then with Ben, Jessie, Archie, Leigh and Eric and, it was here that we got to learn more about the cast and their antics outside of filming! The cast and crew are like one big happy family, and they revealed the cast regularly hosted game nights. One of their favourite games to play was the wine box game, and if you’ve never played the aim is to pick up a wine box with your teeth without putting your hands or knees on the floor. Each round you then cut off a piece until it’s just a bit of card on the floor. I don’t like to brag but I am a CHAMP at that game and would give anything to challenge the cast to a round!

I’ve been to a few meet-and-greets, but this one takes the win for a most unique one, so when it came to getting our ‘pictures’ I had to use a little bit of editing magic! This was such a fun experience that I’m very grateful to have been apart of so thank you again to Netflix and the incredible cast and crew of Shadow and Bone!

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!

April Wrap Up and May TBR

I said this last month but what happened to April? This month has once again been a whirlwind and I feel like I’m constantly playing catch up! I had so many plans for April but in typical Amy fashion everything ended up being bit chaotic and pushed aside.

As many of you know already, I’m one of thousands of publishing hopefuls who are trying their hardest to break into a highly competitive industry and the constant rejection or lack of response is heartbreaking. I like to think of myself as an optimistic and positive person but recently it’s been a struggle trying to remain hopeful and confident in my abilities. It’s been almost two years now since I graduated from University with a degree in English Literature, and although this past year has had its set backs, I’m still at square one and just a little less optimistic than before. At this moment in time I’m fortunate enough to have a job working in retail with wonderful group of ladies who I absolutely adore, however I hoped for more. I don’t plan on giving up on my dreams anytime soon, and I hope that the universe has something epic in store for me soon!

Last month was emotionally, physically and mentally exhausting but I’ve started this month with a new mindset and goal orientated attitude and I’m confident that I’m going to make it a memorable one! My personal aim for May is to find a routine and get myself a little more organised. I’ve been juggling so many different things that I’ve lost track of what’s on my to-do list and what day it is, whoops!

April finally saw the re-opening of lots of non-essential shops including bookshops (I’d argue that books are essential) and I’ve never been so excited to experience a bit of retail-therapy. My poor bank account has taken a bit of a beating this month, but if you can’t treat yourself now, when can you?

The highlight of my month was hands-down the Shadow and Bone adaptation, IT WAS PERFECT! I’m currently on my third re-watch and I think I fall in love with it a little more every time I watch it! I’ve got a dedicated post going up next week where I gush about all of my feelings and how wonderful the entire show was, I can’t stop raving about it and if Netflix doesn’t renew it for more seasons then I quit!

What You Might Have Missed Last Month:

My Favourite Books With Pink Covers | Spring Edition

7 Thing I Want to See in the Shadow and Bone TV Show

Book Recommendations Based Off Your Star Sign

This or That: Book Lovers Edition

April Wrap Up

As for reading, it’s no surprise that I only managed to read ONE book this month! Luckily I’m on track with my reading goals and I hope to have a really productive May.

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo – Nikolai is one of my all-time favourite characters so the chance to spend more time with him and join him on another adventure with some other great characters was perfect! AND that ending, it’s a good thing that I’ve got Rule of Wolves ready and waiting on my bookshelf!

May TBR

When it comes to reading, I’m the bookworm of the family but occasionally my sister will fall into the magical world of reading and go into full-on reader mode! Seriously that girl can read, she managed to read the first two books in the Blood and Ash Series by Jennifer L Armentrout in TWO days and I’ve never been prouder! So I thought I’d take advantage of her whilst she’s on this reading sprint and get her to choose my TBR for next month! I’ve brought so many new books recently and I don’t know what to read next, so it’s been great getting an outsiders opinion!

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare – This is my sisters all time favourite series and I’ve lost track at how many times I’ve promised her that I’ll read. I really enjoy reading about the vast Shadowhunter world and I’m excited to see what all the fuss is about!

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L Armentrout – As I mentioned previously, my sister managed to read the first two books in two days and now she needs someone who she can talk about it with and I’m more than happy to fill that role. Everyone has been raving about this series and I feel little bit left out so it’s about time I jumped on the bandwagon!

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon – My sister knows me far too well and told me to pick the book that’s been sitting on my TBR pile for the longest! I received an excerpt of this book years ago and loved it so excited to continue with the rest of the story!

Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard – I’ve been going on about this book for weeks so there was no way that I wasn’t going to put this book on my TBR for May.

Met Gala Themed Book Recommendations

Fashion’s biggest night falls on the first Monday in May and lays the stage for both New York’s high society and Hollywood’s finest, as they join forces and collaborate with some of the world’s most influential designers. Sadly due to the pandemic the Gala has once again been postponed but I thought I’d celebrate in my own bookish way!

The creativity and innovation of the designers and the way in which they embrace each years theme never fails to surprise me. I’d give anything to be on that carpet with the likes of Harry Styles and Lady Gaga in a very glamours ensemble, a girl can dream!

Anyway, I thought I’d combine two of my favourite things and give some book recommendations based off some iconic Met Gala themes as well as dream outfit choices! Enjoy!


2020 – About Time: Fashion and Duration (Timeless Books You Can Re-read Over and Over Again)

With this look I’d either pull a 2019 Lady Gaga outfit change, with layers of different iconic pieces throughout fashion or I’d go for something timeless like a little black dress but with a Met inspired twist!

As for my book recommendations, these are some of my absolute favourite comfort books that transport me away from reality and right into the heart of their magical and beautiful adventures.

2019 – Camp: Notes on Fashion (A Book with a Queer/LGBTQ+ Protagonist)

This was one of my favourite Met Gala themes because the possibilities were endless and the carpet was filled with so many iconic pieces. For this look I’d either do something super colourful and vibrant or I would be twinning with Ezra Miller in a pinstripe suite with a train and bedazzled corset, and jaw dropping illusion make up!

These beautifully refreshing books need to be on your TBR! Their stories are real and relatable but be prepared, they will leave you both emotionally wrecked and fulfilled.

2016 – Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology (A Dystopian/Sci-fi Book)

That year, Claire Danes hit the mark with her elegant and tasteful light up ball gown and as much as I loved it, I’d want to wear something straight out of a Project Runway unconventional material challenge or something dystopian and Blade Runner inspired!

My teenage years were dominated by YA dystopian fiction, so it’s not usually my go-to genre but recently I’ve fallen in love with it all over again. A friend of mine has been trying to get me to read The Fifth Season for years and I’ve finally given in and I’m excited to see if it lives up to the hype!

2014 – Charles James: Beyond Fashion (Best Dressed Books)

Charles James was an English-American fashion designer and is best known for his ballgowns and highly structured aesthetic, so it’s no surprise that I’d love to wear a big and beautiful ballgown that belongs in a fantasy wardrobe.

I’d give anything to have these characters wardrobes, especially Scarlets changing dress from Caraval! A dress that changes with your mood? Yes please! I loved watching her dress change throughout the series and enjoyed the fact that it had a mind of it’s own and could change at any time! The possibilities are endless and I don’t think I’d ever want to take it off.

2012 – Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations (A Book that Sparks a Conversation)

The 2012 theme juxtaposed the work of Italian designers Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada and allowed us to explore how the past enlightens the present. If I was to attend I’d love to wear a Met inspired power suit, as this piece proves that women can exhibit confidence and authority in a male-dominated world and turn a significantly male outfit into a powerful yet feminine suit of armor. The power suit doesn’t focus on embedding the masculine silhouette and stepping inside the shoes of a man, instead, it emulates the masculine look and combines it with the female identity to create a flattering and powerful sheathing that fuels the feminist movement with confidence and style.

These books offer a vital and power insight into different issues and perspectives and are all 100% worth the read!

2011 – Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (A Thrilling Adventure)

Alexander McQueen is a huge influence on fashion and his gift for tailoring allowed to him to create the imaginative designs he is known for and to construct breathtaking runway shows. The key elements of McQueen’s aesthetic included Roman Gothic/Victorian-inspired pieces, like dark colours, thick fabrics, and red lace as well as frequent references to armour or pieces that are ‘protective’ of the woman wearing them. Just like McQueen these books are powerfully bold and full of surprises!

2010 – American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity (A Book Set in the USA)

When I think of iconic and fashionable American women, my mind jumps to the likes of Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, and Jackie Kennedy, so I think I’d wear something classic, elegant and timeless.

Before writing this post I had no idea that there was the American reading challenge which involves readers taking a road-trip around the US by reading books set in each state! I’m obsessed with this idea and it’s definitely something I want to work towards!

2008 – Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy (A Book about Superheros)

This theme needs a re-do, as the outfits for the 2008 superhero inspired theme was very disappointing and I feel that stars and designers now would fully embrace the theme and go all out! I’m a huge fan of all the Marvel films so I think I’d channel one of my favourite characters, Bucky Barnes ‘aka’ The Winter Soldier. I’d love to wear a one-shouldered black gown with a silver sleeve with a dark and smokey eye look that screamed mysterious and powerful elegance!

As for the book recommendations, Vicious by V.E.Schwab is at the top of my list! It’s a masterful, twisted tale of ambition, jealousy, betrayal, and superpowers, set in a near-future world that I guarantee you’ll love!

2006 – AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion (A Book Set in the UK)

For this theme I’d join forces with British Oscar-winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran (Atonement, Little Women & more) to create something incredible! When reading I spent most of my time in wonderful fantasy worlds rather than my own, but after finding books for this prompt I’m going to make more of an effort to read books set in the UK!

2003 – Goddess: The Classical Mode (A Book about Gods/Goddesses)

I’m thinking white party-toga realness! I’d channel my inner Athena/Aphrodite and go all out with a lightweight white dress and gold headpiece! As many of you know I’m obsessed with mythology, so here are a few of my favourite Greek God-based books!

20 Questions Book Tag & The Aesthete Blogger Award

So many amazing people have recently tagged me in book tags, favourite posts, monthly round-ups and more, so I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU! I adore the blogging community so it’s lovely to nominated for so many fun and creative tags! The wonderful Georgia @Lost in Neverland has very kindly tagged me in both the 20 Questions Book Tag and the The Aesthete Blogger Award, so I thought I’d give them both a go today. If you don’t already follow her then please do, she is such lovely person and is always posting fabulous content that I know you will all enjoy!

Book tags are the perfect way to get to know everyone better, so I hope you enjoy reading my answers and learning a little more about me! 


20 Questions Book Tag

1. How many books are too many books in a series?

If an author is happy to keep writing then the answer is never too many! I’d happily read about some of my favourite characters just doing very mundane things!

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

I LOVE a good cliffhanger, they’re emotionally exhausting but they make a reading experience so much more memorable. At the time I hate them because they tend to leave me with some of the worst book hangovers but I love discussing all the different theories with other bloggers and readers!

3. Hardback or Paperback?

I’ve just treated myself to the King of Scars duo-logy in hardback and they’re stunning, but I think my heart (and bank account) will always belong to paperbacks!

4. Favourite book?

Please don’t make me choose! It’s no surprise that The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson is on my list, as well as A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott!

5. Least favourite book?

I struggled to think of one off the top of my head so I had to check my Goodreads account for my one-star reads! I hate giving bad reviews for books but I really hated The DUFF by Kody Keplinger and The Sin Eaters Daughter by Melinda Salisbury, the protagonists were both so unlikable and unexciting.

6. Love triangles, yes or no?

No. They stress me out and cause way too much drama! I understand that fans can get very passionate about certain ships and love interests, but I think I’m still traumatised by the whole Team Edward and Team Jacob fiasco.

7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?

Like Georgia, I’ve never DNF’d a book! I feel bad and force myself to continue with the book with the hopes that it’ll get better soon.

8. A book you’re currently reading?

I’m ashamed to admit that I’m still reading King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo! I started this book at the beginning of April but I’ve been so busy with work and other job applications that I just haven’t found the time to switch off and read!

9. Last book you recommended to someone?

I’m going to shamefully plug my recent Star Sign Recommendations post here because I put my heart and soul into that post and had so much fun trying to find the perfect book for each sign! I’ve also got another unique recommendations post ready for Monday and I’m so excited to share it with everyone! I’ve had this idea for ages so I really hope you enjoy it!

10. Oldest book you’ve read?

Aside from a lot of Shakespeare, the oldest book I’ve read, I think, is The Castle of Ontranto by Horace Walpole. This ‘classic’ is regarded as the first gothic novel when it was published in 1764 and is full of all the melodramatic gothic tropes. Was it worth the read, no, but it’s another classic I can tick off the list!

11. Newest book you’ve read?

I haven’t read it yet but I’m patiently waiting for my copy of Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard to arrive! The synopsis of this book sounds epic and I’m beyond excited to dive into this incredible adventure!

12. Favourite author?

Hmmmm, I wonder who I’m going to pick? Of course it’s Sarah J Maas, Leigh Bardugo, and Brandon Sanderson!

13. Buying books or borrowing books?

Like many other bookworms, I’m also super protective over my books and I like them to stay perfect with their spines unbroken, so I always get nervous when I let people borrow my books or when I borrow theirs! I’m very fortunate that I can afford to treat myself to new books now and then, and I hope one day to have an entire wall of bookshelves!

14. A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?

I’m mentioned this before but I think that The Folk of the Air series is overrated? I enjoyed it but I don’t think it deserves all the hype!

15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?

Bookmarks! I’m criminally lacking in bookmarks so I tend to used anything I can find or my old faithful and battered book depository freebie!

16. A book you can always re-read?

Atonement by Ian McEwan, Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

17. Can you read while listening to music?

Yes! Listening to music helps enhance my imagination and turns some of my favourite scenes into mini-movies in my head. Different albums and playlists can transport me to different worlds and creates the perfect reading mood, even now there are specific songs I associate with books and when I hear them I get a little flashback!

18. One POV or multiple POVs?

Multiple POV’s! I love getting to know different characters and experiencing a different tone/voice with each chapter, they help provide a greater depth to a story and it’s nice to see different character reactions.

19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?

Both! When I’ve got a free day off or when I find a book that I’m head over heels for, then I’ll throw all my energy into reading but recently my reading has taken a backseat. My Goodreads goal for 2021 is to read 52 books (a book a week) and so far I’m confident that I’m going to hit my goal!

20. Who do you tag?

Anyone! I had so much doing this tag and answering all these questions so I want to pass the enjoyment on by tagging everyone!


The Aesthete Blogger Award

“This award is to honour every creative person, irrespective of their number of followers and views. Because, as long as you create, that is all that matters. This award is for those bloggers who put an insane amount of thought in each of their posts and for those who spread creativity like wildfire! Just wow!”

Here are the rules:

  • Use the official logo/graphic of the award and display it on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Show some love to the one who nominated you!
  • Mention the creator (Asmita@ the Fictional Journal) and link it back to the original post.
  • Tell me something about this world that you admire.
  • What is your favourite form of creativity?
  • Nominate 7 lovely people and notify them by commenting on their posts; spread some love!
  • Ask your nominees 4 questions.
  • Share something you created. (can be anything!)
  • And lastly, just so you know: I LOVE YOUR CREATIONS!

Georgia’s Questions

What is something in the world you admire?

Is it cliche if I say the beauty of our world? I’ve been very fortunate to travel to some of the most beautiful places in the world and meet so many kind-hearted people along the way. All my experiences have a special place in my heart and I tend to get quite emotional when I reflect on some of these memories. I’ve sailed around the mountains of Yangshuo, seen the Northern Lights in Iceland, and marvelled at the incredible craftsmanship of St Peter’s Basilica and I can’t wait to discover more of the world soon!

What’s your favourite aesthetic?

Any fantasy or cottagecore aesthetic! Get me in a ballgown running through the gardens of some stately home or a beautiful meadow any day, that’s the dream!

How do you organise your physical books?

I spend way too much time organising my bookshelves to make sure they look perfect but at the moment they just look very chaotic as I’ve officially run out of room! I’d share a picture but they’re so messy and I need to trip to Ikea ASAP! I’d love to have a rainbow bookshelf but I don’t have enough colourful books!

My top two shelves are organised by colour, and the third is my favourites shelf which is home to my beautiful Sarah J Maas series and other loves. As for the rest of my shelves, they’re a little more chaotic and are organised by both series and colour, and then we have the bottom shelves of doom which is full of my university and Depop books!

What is your favourite creative outlet to use?

Blogging! I love to write, so blogging is the perfect outlet to let my creative juices flow! I love coming up with new and unique posts as well as getting involved with all the wonderful book tags and people in the bookish community!

What colour is your soul?

I love this question and I was really curious to take the test! I did loads of different tests and the two colours I kept getting were green and red! Red represents passion and the burning energy to go out there and do something and Green symbolises a healers soul which makes me a mediator, balancer and harmonizer or the equilibrium of life, both of which I think is spot on!