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Top books that have been on my TBR since 2012.

This is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find out more info here! This week I have some exciting news! Believe it or not, there are barely any books that I have sitting constantly on my TBR pile since I first joined the book community! Can you believe it?! My TBR has changed drastically since I first started online. I cut my Goodreads TBR from almost 300 down to just over 30 in the past 2 years. I love not being overwhelmed by the books I want to read. Of course I want to read more than 30 books in my life time, but for the meanwhile I’d like so only focus on a set few. So today I’m here to share a few stand outs that have made the cut (but I haven’t picked up…) since 2012! Enjoy! Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling This book (along with Bossypants by Tina Fey and Yes Please by Amy Poehler) is one of the comedic …

Books I would buy immediately if I could. (aka. my book wish-list)

This is based off a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find out more info here! This weeks topic made me both simultaneously excited and sad. Excited, because I got to list down a bunch of books I would buy straight away if I could! Sad, because I cannot. But I thought I’d clue you in on what I’m eyeing off anyway! (Heads up, a few of these have definitely been mentioned before) How to be Both by Ali Smith Ali Smith’s How to be Both has been called many things:”innovative, original, unforgettable, scrupulously playful,” just to name a few. And along with recently reading another one of her books Girl Meets Boy, this has been sitting at the top of my mental wish list for a few weeks now. I’m itching to get my hands on it and see what I think. On Goodreads it says, “it’s a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There’s a Renaissance artist of the 1460s. There’s the child of a child of the 1960s. …

Books that have made me want to learn something once I finished them.

This is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find out more info here! One of the main reasons I enjoy reading is because I am able to learn about things that I otherwise may have never thought to learn about. I always try and find the lesson within every book – even if it’s completely useless or irrelevant to my life, but I think it’s so important to learn at least something from every book I pick up. So these are the books that have inspired me to learn something somewhat (maybe) interesting to you all – enjoy! 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad I’ve definitely mentioned this before but 172 Hours on the Moon was one of the first sci-fi books I ever read – and it completely made me fall in love with the genre. This book was also probably the start of my love for space. I freaking love space. I think it’s such an interesting topic, and I can guarantee that I’ve only continued to learn more and more …

My favourite books set outside of the US.

This is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find out more info here! Like a lot of people I see online, I admit that a lot of the books I read are set in the United States. There is such a large number of publishers in and from the States that it’s almost impossible to try and read solely from other continents. Some people manage (participating in challenges like #ReadDiversely) but I really struggle to continually pick books set outside of North America. So today I’m going to talk about some of my favourite books outside of the US. Enjoy! Title: Burial Rites Author: Hannah Kent Release Date: September 10th 2013 Set in: Iceland. This is a beautiful debut novel by Hannah Kent about a woman named Agnes who is charged with the murder of her former master and is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Based on the true stories about the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829, Hannah Kent’s lyrical and moving writing was absolutely captivating and I …