Wasn't planning on posting today but decided to treat myself to some down-time with listening to some BTS bops while blogging and re-doing my TTT banner! Been a tad stressed and more than a bit busy recently: I just had a job interview this morning, re-submitted my application for Outreach Officer (in the British Association … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Fall/Autumn TBR!
It's been a rollercoaster week: 5 days of a virtual archaeological conference (originally planned for Budapest), several background stressors and not least the news of Chadwick Boseman's passing. (Ended up crying through half of a conference session I was watching.) There has been lots of discussion since concerning Boseman in relation to ableism, invisible illnesses … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR: Books Starring a Disabled Protagonist
Here are five books on my TBR starring ensemble casts! I've always enjoyed group casts, e.g. the 'Warriors' books by Erin Hunter, the Riordanverse books etc., but I didn't really clock this in itself as a concept (sub-genre, whatever) until I read 'Six of Crows' by Leigh Bardugo. 'Illuminae' ('The Illuminae Files', #1) by Amie … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work (Ensemble casts!)
Today's titles are all 2020 releases that I'm hyped for! There are so many awesome-sounding books out in 2020 (perhaps this is indeed 'gonna be my year'?). I'm excited to find out if any of the below will turn out to be new favourites! Please tell me someone gets the Z-O-M-B-I-E-S reference... 'Bonds of Brass' … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR: This is Gonna Be My Year (aka 2020 releases!)
This week: Mystery books I want to read! I absolutely love police procedurals/crime dramas on TV, so I honestly don't know why I've not read that many books in the same vein. Especially given that I've actually gone to university to study forensic anthropology, so it's not like I'm only interested in the drama of … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR: And the Plot Thickens… (mystery novels!)
Today I'm sharing five on my TBR that I class as 'particularly long but hopefully won't drag' books... ...otherwise known as books above 400 pages, the max for which I count as 'standard' especially for sci-fi-fantasy novels. (I am now very thankful for Goodreads shelf sorting functions!) 'Kingdom of Ash' ('Throne of Glass', #7) by … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR: Long reads (400+ pages)
These are five of my most anticipated sequels! I'll list their titles and covers but I won't include the synopses, as they're more often than not pretty spoilery! 'Rebel' ('Legend', #4) by Marie Lu Last year I was SO excited to hear about a fourth novel coming out in the YA dystopian 'Legend' series, six … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR: Into the Land of Sequels!
Today I'm featuring five books I want to read that... ...either feel/look summery, are set in the summer or just plain have some relation to summertime! 'Bloom' by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau (illust.) Now that high school is over, Ari is dying to move to the big city with his ultra-hip band—if he can … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR: Summer Reads
'The Deep' by Rivers Solomon Yetu holds the memories for her people—water-dwelling descendants of pregnant enslaved African women thrown overboard by enslavers—who live idyllic lives in the deep. Their past, too traumatic to be remembered regularly, is forgotten by all, save one—the historian, Yetu. Yetu remembers for everyone, and the memories, painful and wonderful, traumatic … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR: Sirens and Other Water Creatures
Upcoming June prompts: 08/06/2020 — Pride Free Day15/06/2020 — Rainbow (on the cover, made from covers… be creative!)22/06/2020 — LGBTQ+ History (non-fiction or historical novels)29/06/2020 — LGBTQ+ Author These are all books I'm extremely excited for that have been recommended to me one time or several! 'Loveless' by Alice Oseman also makes the list but … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR: LGBTQ+ main characters