#BookyChats online book club, The Poppy War, diverse reading, books by authors of colour, historical fantasy, adult fantasy, bookstagram, book blogger

#BookyChats Book Club: November’s Pick & Introduction

I’m excited to announce officially about my online book club #BookyChats! My aim for this club is to encourage readers to pick up diverse books and include marginalised groups. I have such a passion for these sorts of books, I’m so happy that so many of you want to diversify your reading. Really, I started the club in October. However it was a bit last … Continue reading #BookyChats Book Club: November’s Pick & Introduction

A Deadly Education By Naomi Novik, YA fantasy, book review, book blogger, own voices review

A Deadly Education By Naomi Novik: Book Review

A Deadly Education is a YA fantasy and its the first of a trilogy. There has been controversies around Novik’s latest novel, I was even tempted to not review this book. However, considering I received an arc and I was so grateful for it at the time, I figured I’d review it. Also, I’m known for advocating for diverse books and especially for Asian characters. … Continue reading A Deadly Education By Naomi Novik: Book Review

Selfcare for bookworms, world mental health day, reading, booklovers, movie to book adaptations, bookstagram, twitter, book blog

Selfcare For Bookworms: What You Should Know!

Selfcare For Bookworms, is one I intended to post on World Mental Health Day. But if I’m honest, it wasn’t the best day for me mentally and it felt wrong to post it. Self care is important at any time of day, even if it isn’t World Mental Health Day. 2020 has been such a tough year, my mental health is pretty much crippling, but … Continue reading Selfcare For Bookworms: What You Should Know!

Your Heart After Dark By Mahtab Rohan Interview!

This is my tour stop for the Hear Our Voices blog tour! I was lucky to interview the author of Your Heart After Dark, a YA contemporary mixed with paranormal! Where did the inspiration come for YOUR HEART AFTER DARK? A: I can’t talk about what inspired the story overall. It’s too complicated for me to discuss comfortably. But I can tell you that a … Continue reading Your Heart After Dark By Mahtab Rohan Interview!

Punching The Air, Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salam, Book Review, Books By Black Authors, Blog Tour, Own Voices Books, Goodreads, Book Blogger

Punching The Air By Ibi Zoboi And Yusef Salaam: Book Review

Punching The Air is a powerful YA book written in verse about a black boy who’s wrongfully incarcerated. I received a free copy of this book because I am a part of the #PunchingTheAirTour , however all opinions and thoughts are not biased! Introduction To Punching The Air Amal Shahid has a bright future ahead of him, yet despite being in a diverse art school, … Continue reading Punching The Air By Ibi Zoboi And Yusef Salaam: Book Review

you should see me in a crown by leah johnson, contemporary books book blogger, goodreads, black lives matter, books by black authors

You Should See Me In A Crown By Leah Johnson: Audiobook Review

You Should See Me In A Crown is a f/f romance contemporary. There’s drama, friendship, racism and homophobia involved in this prom themed story. Warning, trigger warnings may contain spoilers: trigger warnings: death of a parent (off-page), loved ones with chronic illness, racism, homophobia, bullying, illness, mental illness (panic and anxiety attacks), vomiting Introduction To You Should See Me In A Crown Liz Lighty has never … Continue reading You Should See Me In A Crown By Leah Johnson: Audiobook Review

my sister, the serial killer, thriller books book blogger, goodreads, black lives matter

My Sister, The Serial Killer By Oyinkan Braithwaite

My Sister, The Serial Killer is a short thriller with interesting dynamics with relationships! Introduction To My Sister, The Serial Killer Korede’s sister Ayoola is a serial killer and Korede will do anything for her because family comes first. Even if she is a psychopath. This novel discusses society’s expectations, sisterhood and childhood traumas. It’s an intriguing concept and proved to keep me hooked as … Continue reading My Sister, The Serial Killer By Oyinkan Braithwaite

the poet x by elizabeth acevedo, poetry books, contemporary books, coming of age, diverse books, own voices books, goodreads, book blogger, bookstagrammer

The Poet X By Elizabeth Acevedo: Book Review

Poet X is a heart-wrenching novel filled with slam poetry and exploring matters such a religion, culture, femininity, harassment and more. For a debut novel, The Poet X is fantastic and I’ll hold it close to my heart. Introduction To The Poet X Xiomara Batista feels trapped and unheard in Harlem. But she refuses to be silent and pours her heart and soul into her … Continue reading The Poet X By Elizabeth Acevedo: Book Review

party of two by jasmine guillory, romance books, diverse books, books by black authors, goodreads, book blogger, bookstagrammer

Party Of Two By Jasmine Guillory: Book Review

Party Of Two By Jasmine Guillory talks of politics, race, relationships and lots of cake. I really enjoyed this book and I definitely prefer it to Jasmine Guillory’s book, The Wedding Party (read my review here). I’d like to thank Netgalley for providing me with an e-arc of this book, all opinions and thoughts are honest and not biased! Introduction To Party Of Two Olivia … Continue reading Party Of Two By Jasmine Guillory: Book Review