If you’ve been with me and my blog for a while, then it’s no secret that I 100% prefer fiction books to nonfiction. There’s just something about being swept away in the lives of people who don’t exist and fantastical lands that’s unmatched. That being said, I have read a good number of nonfiction books, whether it be for school or on my own and have actually enjoyed quite a few of them. I’ll also admit that memoirs are definitely my preferred sub genre within nonfiction as a whole, so there are more of those on this list of recommendations.
Although nonfiction books aren’t always the most enjoyable, they can be fun if you’re interested in the subject matter and want to learn more about things you didn’t know about before. That being said, there is no pressure at all to read more nonfiction. In the past, I’ve seen there being major prejudice against people who primarily read fiction and even have been told myself that I wasn’t a real reader because I didn’t read about real life things. That is just not true at all and over time I have learned that I 100% prefer nearly any other genre. 🤷🏽♀️ All that being said, I do like to branch out occasionally from my comfort zone and have actually found myself liking some of the nonfiction books I’ve read. If you want to read more nonfiction and are not sure where to start, then this is the post for you!
Keep reading for tips on how to read more if you’re interested and some of my favorites!
Continue reading “Nonfiction Books: How to Read More and Recommending my Favorites”
Depending on where you are in the world, we’re getting one day closer to summer! Finally. It’s been a rough semester of online university and I’m happy to finally have a chance to relax a little and enjoy some good weather 🥰
If you’re anything like me, you’re in the mood for different types of books depending on the season. For example, in the winter you might prefer fantasy/sci-fi whereas in summer it’s more of a contemporary/romance vibe. Hopefully that is not just a ‘me thing’ and some of you can relate lol.
Here are some recommendations for books to read over the summer that perfectly fit the vibes! Loooots of YA contemporary on this list because that genre is literally MADE for sunny days 🌞 But I will also add more diverse genres in case that’s more to your liking.
Continue reading “Books to Read in the Summer | seasonal recommendations”
We all know the feeling of being excited to read a book because it’s been receiving high praise from everyone you know. Then, you read the book and…it wasn’t what you’d expected. You feel disappointed and start to question if you read the same book everyone else did.
Well, this list is full of books that had the exact opposite effect! These are all popular books that you’ve most definitely heard of if you’ve been a part of the online book community. Some of them I was hesitant about while others I knew before even starting that they would become instant faves. What they all have in common is I absolutely loved them.
A little disclaimer before we start: Obviously not every book is going to be to everyone’s liking. Every book gets its fair share of criticism because we all have our own thoughts! These are just my opinions 💙 ALSO, I’m going to try not to mention popular books I have talked about in previous posts. For example, I often talk about Six of Crows, Crescent City, etc. as being books I love so they won’t be mentioned here.
Anyways, let’s get into it!
Continue reading “10 Popular Books That are Worth the Hype”
Before jumping right into this, I want to thank Gee Liz Reads for tagging me to do this 20 Questions Book Tag! This was a lot of fun to do and I loved answering the questions 🥰
I don’t have much more to say, for once, so let’s just get into it!
Continue reading “20 Questions Book Tag”
“Remember, every treasure comes with a price.”
My decision to read Crazy Rich Asians was pretty spontaneous and if I’m being honest, I didn’t even have any plans of ever picking it up. The main reason for that is I LOVE the movie (I would even go so far to say it’s one of my favorite rom-com films 👀) and was slightly nervous about whether or not the book would be a let down. I mean, as far as the movie goes, it was just such a fun time and full of ridiculous, extravagant characters whom you couldn’t help but love. I’ve watched the movie so many times at this point, and the thought of reading the book hadn’t even really crossed my mind.
BUT, I was scrolling through the Libby app on my phone to look for an audiobook I could listen to while working and Crazy Rich Asians was one of the only ones that really caught my eye. I decided to get it and…here we are! Hope you guys liked that (unnecessary) recount of why and how I read this book 🙃
Continue reading “Crazy Rich Asians | book review”
“You never got what you wanted; you just learned to get by without it.”
If I could describe Everything I Never Told You in one sentence, it would be this: a heartbreaking book about a fractured family told in a beautiful way. Luckily, I have more than one sentence to write this review, but frankly, I don’t think anything I write could truly do it justice.
This book takes place in the suburbs of Ohio during the 1970’s. The Lee’s are a mixed-race family of four who have a seemingly perfect life. However, the story starts with the body of Lydia Lee, the oldest daughter, being found in the local lake. In her wake, Lydia’s mother, father, brother, and sister are all left to deal with their grief and figure out where they stand as a family and as individuals without her. We follow multiple timelines, like when James Lee (the father) and Marilyn (the mother) first met, their romance and struggles as an inter-racial couple in the 60’s/70’s, the lives of their kids growing up, and more.
Continue reading “Everything I Never Told You | book review”
Welcome to the first ever tag post on my blog! I started this blog about a month or two ago and have been wanting to do a post like this for a while now, so thank you so much to Amy @A Fangirl’s Opinion for tagging me 🥰 If you aren’t already, I would highly recommend checking out Amy’s blog and giving her a follow! She has some great book recommendations.
Continue reading “The Mystery Blogger Award”
Okay, now let’s get into it!
For those of you have read my earlier posts, you probably know that February was a busy month for me. Because University classes started again, my schedule has been jam-packed. That, unfortunately, means I have close to no time for reading. I tried to pick up a book any chance I got, but it was just not easy this past month. This month I “read” a total of 2 books. And by “read”, I mean I listened to them via audiobook. There are people out there who say “oh, audiobooks don’t count as real reading” 🙄 And to them I say, you do you. In my books, audiobooks 100% count towards your reading goals and let’s not shame people for their method of reading :))) Sorry if that came across as too passive aggressive, but I am very passionate about this subject lol.
Continue reading “What I Read in February + My Spring TBR”
So something I’ve been wanting to write for a while now is a list of some tropes that I love and others…not so much. Because we see a lot of these so much in YA fiction, I feel like it’s important to acknowledge that a lot of what we see can sometimes be problematic. Because I didn’t want this post to just be complaining about tropes, I’ll also talk about tropes I love and just can’t get enough of.
Continue reading “Let’s Talk About These YA Tropes…”