Having Books As Friends Doesn’t Make You Weird

Because books have the power to change your life, teach you lessons and inspire you [This is a snippet from my article for A Thousand Lives.] With your back against the plush chair and your legs crossed beneath you, the soft murmurs from the other students in the library, and a gentle noise in theContinue reading “Having Books As Friends Doesn’t Make You Weird”

The Book that Changed How I See Relationships

[this is a synopsis from my article / review on Medium] Sometimes, we read books that end up changing us as people — how we think, feel or even behave. They impact the way we view the world around us and our relationships. These are the books that, in all the ways that count, matterContinue reading “The Book that Changed How I See Relationships”

Revenge of the Sluts: on slut shaming, double standards and patriarchy

Thank you so much to Holley Corfield at Wattpad for sending me a copy of REVENGE OF THE SLUTS by Natalie Walton! This does not affect my review, nor rating of the book. Double standards are about to get singled out.

In Conversation with Tashie Bhuiyan

I am so excited to post this interview with the lovely Tashie Bhuiyan. Her YA debut, COUNTING DOWN WITH YOU, releases in 2021, featuring a “Bangladeshi-Muslim teenager who navigates the difficulties of independence, family, and first love after being roped into a fake dating facade by a classmate”. I’m even more excited because Tashie herselfContinue reading “In Conversation with Tashie Bhuiyan”

Interviewing Cathy Hopkins

I’m so excited to tell you all that I have had the pleasure of interviewing the previous reigning Queen of teen fiction, Cathy Hopkins. She’s been writing since 1986, and has published over 70 books. Cathy has always been one of my favourite YA writers, loving how unapologetically British and relatable, feisty and lovable herContinue reading “Interviewing Cathy Hopkins”

All Your Perfects

TRIGGER WARNING: infertility, depression, cheating, mental health ALL YOUR PERFECTS by Colleen Hoover is another book my boyfriend gifted me. I finished reading it last night and cried. A lot. This book was so heartbreaking, devastating and life-changing in every meaningful, important way. Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage.

In The Neighborhood of True

Thank you so much to Kelly Doyle for sending me a copy of IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF TRUE to review, for the blog tour. This does not affect my rating or review of the book. Wow, I haven’t done one of these in forever. And by these, I mean a book review. It’s been what,Continue reading “In The Neighborhood of True”