Only the Ocean, Emergency Contact and The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One; The Best New Books I’ve Read in 2019 So Far

Only The Ocean by Natasha Carthew Release date: 1 November 2018 Subjects: Lgbt+ romance 🌈, ship-worthy couples👩‍❤️‍👩, teen motherhood🍼, (literal) ships & stowaways 🚢 Ahh this book... This book left me with that sweet post-book bliss that only the very best story manage to provide. The (queer) (*squeals*) romance, and surprisingly dark character background (not to … Continue reading Only the Ocean, Emergency Contact and The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One; The Best New Books I’ve Read in 2019 So Far

My Favourite Reads of 2018 & Early 2019 |(Extremely Late) End of Year Survey

February's not too late to post a 2018 wrap up, right? Right? I've been on holidays for the past few months but now, but have finally decided to get back to blogging at a slower, less structured pace. A huge thank you to the Perpetual Page Turner for organising this annual survey! Find my 2017 … Continue reading My Favourite Reads of 2018 & Early 2019 |(Extremely Late) End of Year Survey

Bookish Matchmaking- Recommendations For If You Loved All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

While scrolling through the Goodreads Choice Awards, I noticed Jennifer Niven's All the Bright Places nominated for the 'best of the best' category. Sadly, the novel didn't make it to the final round, however, the awards still got me thinking about some of my favourite books that fans of All the Bright Places could enjoy.Fans … Continue reading Bookish Matchmaking- Recommendations For If You Loved All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

The 2018 Inky Awards Shortlist Has Been Announced & Voting is Now Open!

The Inside a Dog Inky Awards , which are run by The Centre for Youth Literature at State Library Victoria, are the only young adult novel awards in Australia that are judged and voted on solely by teenagers. A few weeks back, I posted to share my excitement at seeing some of my favourite ya books make … Continue reading The 2018 Inky Awards Shortlist Has Been Announced & Voting is Now Open!

Bookish Matchmaking: Books for People who Loved Wonder by R.J. Palacio.

My latest idea is to do a little spout of 'bookish matchmaking'. Quite simply, I plan on taking a series of popular, well known novels and then providing some perhaps less known book suggestions for people looking for comparable stories. The books may be similar in theme, characters/voice, plot, genre or just overall ~vibe~. Today's … Continue reading Bookish Matchmaking: Books for People who Loved Wonder by R.J. Palacio.