Hi, I'm Niamh! I live in one big library otherwise known as my house. I love everything YA and bookish. Sometimes I can be found trying to scribble down my own stories but mostly I'm gushing over words the other people have written.
I’m so sorry that I haven’t uploaded a new post in a couple of weeks. I haven’t been reading as much, which has impacted my desire to blog, unfortunately. Hopefully, the break has helped and I can blog more often again!
Today, I thought I would share the books that I did manage to read in July. I read three books, which is a lot less than what I’ve been reading during the pandemic so far, and more in line with the amount I read during my normal schedule. I do feel like I’m in a reading slump, which I really hope will go away in August.
Welcome back to my blog, You Need to Read These Books. Today, I have a review of a YA contemporary novel, Lucky Caller. I found this to be a very fun, difficult to put down novel. It follows Nina, as she becomes the producer on a High School radio show. The show becomes a legitimate station over the course of the novel, which was entirely unexpected. As always, I will include the Goodreads synopsis, before we delve into my spoiler free review.
Today, I really wanted to highlight some wonderful Black voices in YA literature, so I decided to compose a list of some books by Black authors that I’m really excited for. I hope you’ve read some of these books, or that they’re on your TBR!
I have another book review today. I am going to be reviewing Fawkes by Nadine Brandes, which has been on my TBR for the longest time. It is a historical fantasy that takes place in 1600s England, and follows an attempt to assassinate the King. It’s protagonist is Thomas Fawkes, son of Guy Fawkes, a historical figure who was involved in the real plot. I’ll include the Goodreads synopsis however, as it will give you a little more insight.
This review will be completely spoiler free, so don’t worry about that!
We are half-way through the wonderful (note the sarcasm) year that is 2020. It’s the time of year, where readers everywhere are taking part in the Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag. I have done so many tags recently, but sure, what’s one more?
My reading year has been great so far! I’ve read 43 books, which is a new record for me at this stage in the year. It seems strange to say, but Coronavirus has actually helped me increase my reading.
Welcome to my June Wrap Up! I had another lovely month of reading. I read six books and three graphic novels. I did enjoy most of what I read in June, but a few also let me down.
1. Heartstopper (Volume one to three) by Alice Oseman
Rating: 4/5 stars
Goodreads Synopsis:Charlie Spring is in Year 10 at Truham Grammar School for Boys. The past year hasn’t been too great, but at least he’s not being bullied anymore. Nick Nelson is in Year 11 and on the school rugby team. He’s heard a little about Charlie – the kid who was outed last year and bullied for a few months – but he’s never had the opportunity to talk to him.
They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and sometimes good things are waiting just around the corner…Continue reading “Wrap Up| June 2020”→
Today, I have a review of Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez. I was so excited to read this book when I heard about it and it didn’t disappoint. It sounded like it would be a different fantasy read, which it was and I really did enjoy it.
Goodreads Synopsis:A lush tapestry of magic, romance, and revolución, drawing inspiration from Bolivian politics and history.
It’s no secret that I absolutely love the TV show, Anne With an E (and I’m still holding out hope for its renewal), and I’ve been wanting to write a post about it for ages. I thought a post recommending books to loved characters from the show would be perfect (and hopefully, you also find some books to read). Anne of Green Gables means a lot to me, when I was a child I can remember watching the films in my Granny’s house, and loving them. I started the show, a few years ago, with no expectations, but I was absolutely hooked. It became one of my favourite shows, and if you haven’t seen it yet, I recommend that you give it a watch.