#TopTenTuesday: Possible Summer Reads

So, we’re back with another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week is actually a freebie and so I decided to do a topic that I don’t think I’ve done before: Books On My Summer 2022 To-Read List

I’m actually not a seasonal reader because I live in the tropics and we technically only have one season, plus I’m very much a mood reader, but this year I’m actually participating in the 20 Books of Summer Challenge! I don’t want to repeat that list of books so I’ll be listing ten other books that I’m also hoping to read this summer.

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Birthstone Book Covers: June Alexandrite Edition 💚💜

Hello friends, I’m back today with another month’s edition for The Birthstone Book Covers series created by one of my favourites, Leslie @Books Are the New Black. This is a series she created at the start of 2022 and was born out of her curiosity about birthstone colours and it’s a fun way to show different book covers/titles corresponding to that month’s birthstone.

Check out my Birthstone Book Cover: May Edition!

I have very little clue about birthstones in general so I had no idea that June several to choose from. I decided to go with the Alexandrite stone that changes colours depending on when you observe it; so sometimes it’ll look purple and other times it’ll look dark green/turquoise. Cool, huh? I had to dig a little deeper into my read list to get to some of these covers but I’m surprised how many I managed to find! I also really enjoyed all these books so I’m quite happy with this list.

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#TopTenTuesday: LGBTQIA+ Book Reccos

So, we’re back with another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week is actually a freebie and so I decided to do a topic that I don’t think I’ve done before: Bookish Wishes (List the top 10 books you’d love to own and include a link to your wishlist so that people can grant your wish. Make sure you link your wishlist to your mailing address [here’s how to do it on Amazon] or include the email address associated with your ereader in the list description so people know how to get the book to you.)

This week’s topic is about bookish wishes but I feel like this topic has already been done fairly recently so, in keeping with Pride Month, I’ve decided to share 10 LGBTQIA+ books that I’ve read, loved and would recommend! If you’ve been on my blog before you’ll likely have seen me mention a few of these books many times because I adore them. I’d definitely love to know your favourites and recommendations too so please share in the comments below! 💜

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#TopTenTuesday: Books with A Unit of Time In the Title

So, we’re back with another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week is actually a freebie and so I decided to do a topic that I don’t think I’ve done before: Books With a Unit of Time In the Title (seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, eternity, etc.) (Submitted by RS @ The Idealistic Daydream)

This week’s topic is actually about epilogues but I can’t recall books with or without epilogues and I’m not particularly fussed about it either…

So I decided to go back to last week’s topic which I accidentally missed because of travel brain! 🙈 This was a surprisingly tough prompt to find books for and it took a while to dig through my Goodreads lists to find ten titles but I eventually got a mix of “read” and “unread” titles. Now without further ado, let’s get to it!

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#TopTenTuesday: Favourite Comfort Reads

So, we’re back with another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week is actually a freebie and so I decided to do a topic that I don’t think I’ve done before: Comfort Reads (Share which books or kinds of books you turn to when you need to escape. You can either share specific titles if you love to re-read, or you could share qualities of books you look for in a comfort read.)

When I think of comfort reads, I think of the books that made me feel all warm, fuzzy, loved and well, comforted. They’re the books that I’d want to read again if I was feeling down, weird or anxious. The ones that made me laugh when I needed it and maybe even shed a few cathartic tears if I also need to. I’m not much of a re-reader but these are ten books that I’d definitely love to pick up again if I’m looking for a good escape and a comforting read because of how they gave me that sense of cosiness when I read them the first time!

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#TopTenTuesday: Favourite Quotes from My Last 10 Reads

So, we’re back with another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week is actually a freebie and so I decided to do a topic that I don’t think I’ve done before: Book Quote Freebie (Share your favorite book quotes that fit a theme of your choosing! These could be quotes about books/reading, or quotes from books. Some examples are: quotes for book lovers, quotes that prove reading is the best thing ever, funny things characters have said, romantic declarations, pretty scenery descriptions, witty snippets of dialogue, etc.)

Prompts to do with quotes are always a little troublesome for me as I never keep proper track of that while reading. It’s a good thing that reading on my Kindle makes keeping track so easy but I’ve also started annotating my books while reading which has helped significantly! For this week’s quote freebie I’ve decided to share a few from ten of my most recent reads. I tried to choose ones that weren’t spoilery but maybe these quotes will make you want to check out these books! 😉

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#TopTenTuesday: 10 Books I *needed* ASAP… But still haven’t read (oops)!

So, we’re back with another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week is actually a freebie and so I decided to do a topic that I don’t think I’ve done before: Top Ten Books I Was SO EXCITED to Get, but Still Haven’t Read (bonus points if you tell us how long it’s been since you got them!)

Listen, we all know that there’s just not enough time to read all the books we want when we want to read them, right? I mean, days, weeks, months *cough* years will pass, moods they change, TBRs most certainly grow… And that’s just life, right? 😅 I know you all get what I’m saying and for one reason or another, that’s what happened with these books that I was ridiculously excited about and *needed* to get on my shelves ASAP—mostly because of the hype—and yet they’re still sitting unread, gathering dust, feeling neglected… 🍃📚🍂

But maybe by showing these books some love today, I’ll feel the desire to pick them up… Soon? 😃 I’ve tried my best to order them from the longest to the shortest time spent on my shelf but we know my memory isn’t the best!

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Birthstone Book Covers: May Edition 💚

Hello friends, I’m back today with another month’s edition for The Birthstone Book Covers series created by one of my favourites, Leslie @Books Are the New Black. This is a series she created at the start of 2022 and was born out of her curiosity about birthstone colours and it’s a fun way to show different book covers/titles corresponding to that month’s birthstone.

Check out my Birthstone Book Cover: April Edition!

So far, I’ve only managed to participate in this monthly meme once but I’ve been excited to share my post this month because it’s my birthday month (and Leslie’s too!) and I do love the shades of my birthstone: Emerald! I’ve tried my best to pick covers from my read and unread shelves that fit the different shades of green and found it surprisingly difficult. I really thought I had more green covers but I was kinda wrong! 😂 But without further ado… Let’s get to it!

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#WWWWednesday: 11 May 2022

Hello, hello and welcome back to another episode of WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words, which means I’ll be answering these questions:

  1. What did you read last?
  2. What are you currently reading?
  3. What will you read next?

Post divider: What did you just finish reading?

Since last week I’ve managed to finish eight books. I’m back on that romance kick and I’m loving it! My fave was Everything for You by Chloe Liese though—a sweet, emotional, heartwarming MM romance ft. some soccer. 💜

(ARC) Fake It Till You Bake It by Jamie Wesley ★★★★½
This had a bit of a slow start but once I got into it I flew through in one sitting! The banter was fantastic and the chemistry was f-i-r-e! Jada and Donovan were well-developed characters and had such a fun/playful connection. The cupcakes also had me salivating! 🧁

A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot #1) by Becky Chambers ★★★★★
I did it—I finally read my first Becky Chambers book and wow, I loved it so much?! Dex and Mosscap so quickly won my heart. Their friendship was incredibly heartwarming and sweet and they had me laughing and even tearing up by the end. Fantastic. I want more!

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#TopTenTuesday: All the Bookish Characters

So, we’re back with another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week is actually a freebie and so I decided to do a topic that I don’t think I’ve done before: Bookish Characters (these could be readers, writers, authors, librarians, professors, etc.)

I love reading books about books and stories with bookish characters that are so relatable so this prompt wasn’t too difficult for me to find books for. I think I may have done a similar prompt once or twice before but I can’t remember what books I listed for those. 😅 I’ve read all of these books and most of them are even favourites!

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