* The book discussed in this post has been gifted by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
David Levithan…not a book goes by when i do not love your writing more and more. One of my favourite authors, i cannot help put pick up absolutely everything that David has published. More so, when he co-authors. I admittedly have never read a Jennifer Niven, and i think Take Me With You When You Go has pursuaded me to pick up her previous books.
I’m going to come out (not of the closet, i already did that), and say that i have bought A LOT of books recently. If you read my last post, i have recently taken some time off work, and that lead to a lot of independant book shop trips. I picked up quite the mix of books in the last few months, and i have to say, i’m really excited about all of them.
As you may have noticed (or not) there’s been a huge lack of updates from me, blog posts and monthly reading wrap-ups have taken a big back seat in the last few months. I’ve had a lot going on, and i wanted to catch you up with what’s been happening.
Simon James Green (who happens to be one of my favourite UKYA novelists), is blessing us with yet another LGBTQ+ book. This time, inspired by Grease! You’re The One That I Want is hitting shelves on THURSDAY! That’s right, Thursday the 3rd of June, and i cannot wait for everyone to get their hands on it. But for today’s post, Simon himself has written us a post all about You’re The One That I Want and his love for Grease, the inspiration behind the book!
I can’t say this is most of my recent purchases, i cannot admit that at all, however i wanted to share with you a small part of the books i’ve recently hauled, which are absolutely stunning hardbacks. I’ve chosen in the last few months to treat myself to some hardbacks that either i’ve really wanted, or known very little about. Rarely will i do the latter, but as lockdown has eased and bookshops have opened but, i just felt the need to support them, you know?
It’s not often i choose to write about a memoir on the blog, because i always find it a strange thing to talk about someones life critically. However, after finishing Uncomfortable Labels i know i haven’t heard as much about this book as i should have done and i think it’s wonderful. If this post helps one person pick up this book, i’ve done my job.
If you’re up to date with our posts, you’d know that my boyfriend bought me a subscription to Mr B’s Emporium for my birthday this year. That’s a book a month tailored to my tastes and hand picked by a member of staff. I’ve been so excited about this gift, and at the beginning of the month i got my first book in the post, Guard Your Heart by Sue Divin!