Book List: Books Set During the Witch Trials

For the rest of the month, I’m going to try to fit the “spooky season” theme. Halloween is my favorite holiday and it starts October 1! I like to be surrounded by all things creepy, and that includes my reading choices. And what’s more fitting than witches? What’s more scary than a community turning their…… Continue reading Book List: Books Set During the Witch Trials

Book List: Witches

Like I said before, it might be a tad early, but it’s nearly that time of year again. Spooky season is the best season and the perfect time for witchy reads. The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna Genre: Fantasy Average Goodreads Rating: 4.38 Mika is a witch but she knows to…… Continue reading Book List: Witches

Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing (Corsair)

For the past couple of years, it seemed like everyone was raving about this book. Last year, I picked it up because it was on sale and I had heard of it, but not knowing what it was about I put it to the side to collect dust. But now the movie is out and…… Continue reading Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing (Corsair)

Book List: Books with Elderly Protagonists

Because I’m a little scared to let only teenagers save the world. The Lido by Libby Page Genre: Contemporary Fiction Average Goodreads Rating: 3.87 When Kate, an anxious 26-year-old reporter, is asked to cover the closing of the Lido, an outdoor pool and recreation center, she meets 86-year-old Rosemary who grew up and had defining…… Continue reading Book List: Books with Elderly Protagonists

Book List: Refugee Stories

Diversity matters. Representation matters. Part of the reason we read is to build empathy and understanding. We try to see what it’s like to be in someone else’s shoes. But we also love seeing when someone like us is in the books we love. Here are some books about refugees and their stories. The Girl…… Continue reading Book List: Refugee Stories

Book Lists: Bronte Retellings

I adore retellings and I also adore the Bronte sisters. Emily, Charlotte, and Anne Bronte wrote some well-known classics like Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. And I bet you that there are loads of retellings of their works. The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell Genre: Mystery Average Goodreads Rating: 3.64 When Samantha Whipple’s father dies,…… Continue reading Book Lists: Bronte Retellings

Animal Crossing Book Tag

Again, I wasn’t tagged in this. I’m never tagged in anything haha. But that doesn’t stop me. I also have to admit I’ve only played Animal Crossing a handful of times. But my boyfriend plays so let’s do this. This tag was created by Angharad and Becky–Two Book Thieves. Past Villager–Who is a character you…… Continue reading Animal Crossing Book Tag

Book Lists: Books with Muslim Representation

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Representation and diversity is so important in books and media. I may be cisgender, straight, and white, but I want to read diversely–partly because I believe doing so strenghtens my empathy and helps me understand the experience of those different from me, but also because I…… Continue reading Book Lists: Books with Muslim Representation

Book List: Family Secrets

Family is one of the most important things. Blood runs thicker than water, they say. But sometimes a secret can tear a family apart…. These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card Genre: Historical Fiction Average Goodreads Rating: 3.70 Stanford Solomon is actually Abel Paisley, a man who faked his own death and stole the identity…… Continue reading Book List: Family Secrets

Bookish Guide to Aesthetics

I think the idea of “the aesthetic” has really taken over in the last few years. There’s so many quizzes on the web asking “are you more dark academia or cottagecore?” What does that mean, and how do I apply that in terms of books? In my observations, the main aesthetics are: Cottagecore, Light Academia,…… Continue reading Bookish Guide to Aesthetics