7 Adult Contemporary-Romance Books I Have Not Read Yet (but hopefully will!!) | Happy August!! 🌻 + A Summer TBR

Summer is not particularly my favourite season. Still, I do enjoy reading books with a setting and/or elements which fit this season. Now this is where I want to take a huge step out of my comfort zone and try something new readingwise; I want to start reading adult contemporary novels with a “summery vibe”, something I have not done yet!! To you that may not be surprising though, because the books I mainly talk about are part of the ya-fantasy category. The reason I say “adult” contemporary-romance books instead of just the general term is that I have read a couple of ya-contemporaries so far and had either bad or okayish experiences with them. So, today, I will talk about 7 promising books with illustrative covers I recently added to my want-to-read list on goodreads. I think of this post as a motivational one sharing my tbr (though I don’t know WHEN I will actually read these books, send help) and you may find some recs here, too.

Disclaimer: As this is a tbr list I haven’t actually read the following books. So, if I seem to have misunderstood things concerning plot lines, characters, etc. feel free to let me know and share some recs based on the books mentioned!

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Popular & Hyped Ya-Books I Have Not Read Yet (and never will?) πŸ“œ | Top Ten Tuesday #5

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It’s Tuesday again which means it’s time for another Top Ten Tueday post! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana (@that artsy reader girl) I try to join as often as I can. This week’s topic is whatever you choose and I decided to kill two bird with one stone with participating in both this week’s TTT and writing about popular and hyped ya-books I haven’t read yet (a blog post idea I had for a while now). After reading this post you’ll find out all the top 5 very hyped ya-books I haven’t read yet (and probably never will??) and to be honest, I already feel guilty about it considering not only how popular these books are but also how well-loved.

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All The Books I’ve Read So Far in 2020 aka Checking in On My Mid-Year Reading (I Know I’m Late) πŸ—“

Hello, hello! I am late writing such a blog post where I analyze my reading experiences for this year now considering that I’ve already seen almost everyone doing the annual Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag. Marie and Nyx (@DrizzlenandHurricaneBooks) tagged me to do the book tag as well but I had to kindly apologize myself for not doing it considering the amount of books I’ve actually read and the number of questions you have to answer based on them. So, what I’ll be doing instead is analyzing my reads and comment on those 13 as quickly as possible.

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Books That Make Me Grin Like a Cheshire Cat (ΰ­¨ΰ­§ ❛ᴗ❛)✧| Top Ten Tuesday #4

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Hello, hello! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday post hosted by Jana (@that artsy reader girl). I know that I’ve stopped doing these for a month now mainly because I couldn’t stick to the time schedule  but I want to get back to joining more TTT posts/topics because I think the chosen topics are nice ones. This week’s topic, for example, is “books that make me smile”. Surprisingly, choosing topics for this week’s post was more difficult than expected because there are so many books, mostlly favourites and funny books that make me smile but I narrowed it down to five books. These are the ones I want to present to you – from comfort reads to all-time favs. Ta-da.

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The Rise of Standalone Books In Ya-Fantasy πŸ‰ | Let’s Discuss #2 ft. Recs & A TBR

I am back with another post which is part of my “Let’s Discuss” series. Last time we discussed “seasonal reading” and I had the feeling that you guys really enjoyed talking about reading habits etc. This time I picked the topic of ya-fantasy standalone books and their (possible) “underratedness”. I will name some books I can personally recommend and share a tbr list featuring books that fall into this category, too. So, do stick around. (You might find a future favourite here.) And, let me know what you think about this topic, how you’d answer the questions and share some recs!

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Gushing Over My Favorite Book Bloggers! 😊 | My Nominations For The 2020 Book Blogger Awards

It’s that time of the year again, guys! Welcome, welcome, to today’s blog post where I nominate my favorite book bloggers for this year’s Book Blogger Awards hosted by May @ForeverandEverly and Marie @Drizzle&HurricaneBooks. This is the first time I actually do not miss these awards and deadlines since I started blogging so I am more than excited to be part of it. It is really important for me to not only vote but also share this post supporting book bloggers and their work and tell them how much I appreciate interacting with them and reading their amazing posts in times where bookstagram and booktwitter seem to get all the spotlight. Speaking of which, I also want to thank everyone for their support on my own blog; It really means a lot to me so thank you so much!!

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A Different Kind of Review: Pairing Elements From The Forbidden Wish w/ The Most Fitting Spotify Playlist! πŸ§žβ€β™€οΈ

Initially, I wanted to write a classical book review for The Forbidden Wish but I came up with another idea, one that is much more fun- as I believe. As I was reading this book I listened to a playlist on spotify which features the Aladdin soundtracks from the new Disney adaption (2019). And, while I am not the biggest fan of this new adaption (there is just too much nostalgia for the old one and I didn’t watch the new version in English, oops!) I fell in love with this new version of the soundtracks. Today I will match up 9 songs from the playlist and try to convince you to listen to it with elements from this Aladdin retelling and explain how they are integrated in the story. So, arrange yourself for a different kind of post and enjoy the soundtracks!

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Reading This Month’s BOTM Chosen by The Well-Read Society Book Club! | Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Not knowing about Little Fires Everywhere while being part of the bookish community is almost impossible because this book is literally everywhere; in stores, on your goodreads dashboard when fellow readers add their reviews and star-ratings, on bookstagram and as part of blog posts, etc. Because I am usually very sceptical towards hyped books and contemporary novels in general (sorry about that) I never got to pick it up myself, though. However, when I joined The Well-Read Society, a book club on goodreads celebrating “the literary works of women, LGBTQ+ people, POC, muslim people, disabled people, neuroatypical people and other diverse and ownvoices authors”, and found out that this is their read for the month of June I couldn’t resist and got myself a copy from my local library. And, then Belle @mybookcastle posted a review on her blog praising this book for its up-to-dateness. So, you see, I didn’t really have a choice and had to pick this one up.

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My First Time Doing a Book Tag in 2 Years (not even kidding) | The Who Am I? Book Tag

Hello everyone! If you believe this post’s title to be a clickbait-attempt I can’t be mad at you but it’s true! The last time I did a book tag was in 2018 when I did the seemingly obligatory Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag. This is not because I don’t like Book Tags. In fact, I really like to read them on other people’s blogs and write them myself. I have probably just lost the feeling for tags (is this even a thing??). So, I was really excited when Rukky @eternity books tagged me to do the Who Am I? Book tag. I have never done this tag before and since my “Meet the Blogger” page is currently a mess and under construction the timing is perfect. So, let’s get started!

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“Seasonal Reading”, Its Downsides and Why I Do It Anway β˜€οΈβ›±οΈπŸŒ΄| Let’s Discuss #1

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Hello everyone! During my time in quarantine I have not only read more books but I have also become aware of different kinds of blog posts i.e. reviews, tags, weekly memes, etc. Am I the only one or is someone else also struggling wit the new WordPress editing format?? No, just me? Okay. Yes, somehow I feel really adventurous when it comes to blogging at the moment so that I am both experimenting with my blog’s layout and what I want to actually write about. Since the temperatures are currently skyrocketing and it’s summer time I thought what better way to that then with a discussion post which is all about “seasonal reading” and my personal experiences concerning it. Let’s Discuss… is going to be a first in a series of blog posts where I want to talk about bookish topics with you guys. So, without any further ado let’s get into it.

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