The New Year’s Resolutions Reading Challenge

Thanks Laura @ The Corner of Laura for creating this cool challenge and tagging me! I'm going to be picking mostly from my ARCs and then my library books which I'll need to return when they reopen. Rules: Link back to the original creator (The Corner of Laura) and link back to the challenge page … Continue reading The New Year’s Resolutions Reading Challenge

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Fall/Autumn TBR!

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!

#5OnMyTBR: Books Starring a Disabled Protagonist

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

#5OnMyTBR: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work (Ensemble casts!)

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!)

#5OnMyTBR: This is Gonna Be My Year (aka 2020 releases!)

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!)

#5OnMyTBR: And the Plot Thickens… (mystery novels!)

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!)

#5OnMyTBR: Summer Reads

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

#5OnMyTBR: Pastel covers

Here are five books I want to read that have some form of pastel colour in their covers! 'Solitaire' by Alice Oseman My name is Victoria Spring. I like to sleep and I like to blog. Last year – before all that stuff with Charlie and before I had to face the harsh realities of … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR: Pastel covers

#5OnMyTBR: Sirens and Other Water Creatures

'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

#5OnMyTBR: LGBTQ+ main characters

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