All The Things We Never Said by Yasmin Rahman

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*The book discussed in this post was gifted by Hot Key Books*

A few years ago, you may remember that we did a lot of work with Stripes Publishing centred around A Change Is Gonna Come, an incredible anthology with new voices and established authors. Myself and Sophie absolutely fell in love with Yasmin’s story in A Change Is Gonna Come, so when her debut novel got picked up by Hot Key, i couldn’t have been happier.

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Meat Market by Juno Dawson

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I’m a huge fan of Juno’s work, and she’s an author that i think i will constantly support for a very very long time to come. Not only is she an incredible woman, her books are ridiculously well written and funny. So all that being said, i had high hopes for Meat Market.

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May 2019 Wrap-Up

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I did a lot of travelling and working in May, which means i assumed my reading month would be pretty poor. Considering how busy i was, my reading month was quite average. It was also my first full reading month of my YALC TBR after our announcements for YALC authors in April. I have my semi-strict YALC TBR set until YALC weekend (YALC YALC YALC) which is slowly going down book by book.

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Birthday by Meredith Russo (BEDM)

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*The book discussed in this post was gifted from the publisher*

As we have an LGBTQ+ Book Club, we’re always looking for more LGBTQ+ reads, especially from own voices authors. A couple of years back (long ago when we first started the book club) we read If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo, and i absolutely loved it. I had to get my hands on Birthday at some point to see how it compared, and to read something else from this wonderful own voices author.

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Book Tropes I Hate (BEDM)

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I recently made a post about the tropes that i actually really enjoy in books, surprisingly, there are some that i really do enjoy. Tropes are incredibly cliched, and in some ways, every single book has some kind of trope in it. Because i’ve already talked about ones that i actually like (and because this list is probably longer), i wanted to talk about the ones that i hate.

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Summer Of No Regrets by Kate Mallinder (BEDM)

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*The book discussed in this post was gifted by Firefly Publishing*

Summer Of No Regrets had been on my radar for a little bit of time prior to it’s release. During the summer, all i want to read is fun stories about friendship and enjoying life, and this seemed exactly what i wanted. Firefly were kind enough to send me a copy of Kate Mallinder’s new book for review, and i couldn’t be more grateful they brought this friendship group in to my life!

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A Chat about The Perks of Being a Wallflower (BEDM)

I’ve been rereading The Perks of Being a Wallflower for this months book club (Thursday 30th May – come along if you wish!) and I’ve been really enjoying reading it for the third time. It’s different reading it now compared to when I first read it in my teens and then later at maybe 20. I’m now 24 and I still really appreciate it a lot. Continue reading