fiction

the caught the vibe vs could never be me tag (or the in or out book tag)

it's been so long since i've done any post that isn't a review and i really wanted to write something today to distract myself from actual work, SO a book tag seemed appropriate. The In or Out book tag was created by Rick MacDonnell of Booktube fame, and it's basically just discussing a bunch of… Continue reading the caught the vibe vs could never be me tag (or the in or out book tag)

fiction

No Discourse, Just a Review of Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

Goodreads blurb: Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a distribution warehouse, and asks him if he'd like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend Eileen is getting over a break-up, and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood. Alice, Felix, Eileen and Simon… Continue reading No Discourse, Just a Review of Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

2021 releases

New Releases for the Rest of 2021 to Get Excited about

Thought I'd put together a little list of upcoming releases for the rest of the year – there's only a bit of 2021 left, but still lots of exciting books are still to come. I am not allowed to buy any new books SO I AM LIVING VICARIOUSLY through this list. As per usual, I… Continue reading New Releases for the Rest of 2021 to Get Excited about

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WITMonth 2021: Magma by Thora Hjörleifsdóttir Review

translated from the Icelandic by Meg Matich Goodreads blurb: Twenty-year-old Lilja is in love. As a young university student, she is quickly smitten with the intelligent, beautiful young man from school who quotes Derrida and reads Latin and cooks balanced vegetarian meals. Before she even realizes, she’s moved in with him, living in his cramped apartment,… Continue reading WITMonth 2021: Magma by Thora Hjörleifsdóttir Review

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Cusk Hive Assemble: Outline by Rachel Cusk Review

Goodreads blurb: A woman writer goes to Athens in the height of summer to teach a writing course. Though her own circumstances remain indistinct, she becomes the audience to a chain of narratives, as the people she meets tell her one after another the stories of their lives.Beginning with the neighbouring passenger on the flight out… Continue reading Cusk Hive Assemble: Outline by Rachel Cusk Review

2021 releases · fiction

Catch the Rabbit by Lana Bastašić Review

Goodreads blurb: A moving story about loss, forgetting and female friendship: two women on a road trip across Bosnia head towards a lost brother and a collision with the lies they’ve told themselves about where they’re from. Sara hasn't seen or heard from Lejla in years. She's comfortable with her life in Dublin, with her partner,… Continue reading Catch the Rabbit by Lana Bastašić Review

Misc · Wrap ups

Mid-Year Stats & the Book Freak Out Tag But I Changed the Questions

I love checking up on my reading year, seeing where I am at, what are my stats etc. and I do think that the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag is a great way to see where I am at, but I just *feel* like it can be updated, so I updated it a bit. It's… Continue reading Mid-Year Stats & the Book Freak Out Tag But I Changed the Questions

Wrap ups

Recent Reads I Did Not Talk About Because I Am Useless

It's been almost two months since I last wrote a blog post and about a month since I actually posted on here. That's the elephant in the room and the truth is I just forgot how to read friends. It's tough to be a book blogger if you do not actually read but instead just… Continue reading Recent Reads I Did Not Talk About Because I Am Useless

2021 releases · romance

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston Review

Goodreads blurb: For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: that things like magic and cinematic love stories don’t exist, and the only smart way to go through life is alone. She can’t imagine how waiting tables at a 24-hour pancake diner and moving in with too many weird… Continue reading One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston Review

2021 releases · romance

People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry Review

Goodreads blurb: Poppy and Alex. Alex and Poppy. They have nothing in common. She’s a wild child; he wears khakis. She has insatiable wanderlust; he prefers to stay home with a book. And somehow, ever since a fateful car share home from college many years ago, they are the very best of friends. For most of… Continue reading People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry Review

2021 releases · non fiction

Pop Song: Adventures in Art & Intimacy by Larissa Pham Review

Goodreads blurb: Endlessly inventive, intimate, and provocative, this memoir-in-essays is a celebration of the strange and exquisite state of falling in love, whether with a painting or a person, that interweaves incisive commentary on modern life, feminism, art and sex with the author's own experiences of obsession, heartbreak, and past trauma. Like a song that feels… Continue reading Pop Song: Adventures in Art & Intimacy by Larissa Pham Review