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Three Hallows Book Club Pick: January

A couple of months ago, a couple of friends and I created a book club which we called the Three Hallows Book Club. Last month we read Dear Evan Hansen. This month we are of course reading a different book 

And That Book is...

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Here is a summary of the book....
It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped.

Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She’s tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments—even the physical violence—she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she’s built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother.

But then she meets Ocean James. He’s the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to k…
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Popsugar Reading Challenge 2019

So for the last couple of years, I have been doing the Popsugar Reading Challenge and 2019 is no different. I think that this year is more challenging as the prompts are a little weird but I am always up for a challenge. So let's see the prompts:

Book Becoming a Movie in 2019:Book That Makes You Nostalgic:Book Written by a Musician (Fiction or Nonfiction):Book You Think Should be Turned Into a Movie:Book With at Least One Million Ratings on Goodreads:Book With a Plant in the Title or on the Cover:Reread of a Favorite Book:Book About a Hobby:Book You Meant to Read in 2018:Book With "Pop," "Sugar," or "Challenge" in the Title:Book With an Item of Clothing or Accessory on the Cover:Inspired by Mythology, Legend or Folklore:Published Posthumously:Book You See Someone Reading on TV or in a Movie:Retelling of a Classic:Book With a Question in the Title:Set on a College or University Campus:About Someone With a Superpower:Book Told From Multiple Character POV…

Favourite Books Of The Year (2018)

As it is now 2019 I think it is time to share my favourite books of 2019. I read over 120 books last year, 125 to be exact so there is a lot to choose from so I will be doing a top 10 with 7 honourable mentions so let's get started...

Honourable Mentions:

















Number 10: Theatrical by Maggie Harcourt 


Theatrical was just so fun. I feel in love with everything in the book and loved the romance. I really enjoyed the whole idea of going backstage in the theatre so I would definitely recommend. 
















Number 9: Lord Of Shadows by Cassandra Clare



I am more than happy to say that I was a massive fan of Lady Midnight but there was something about Lord of Shadows that I devoured and loved. That ending also broke me so I hope that I can read Queen of Air And Darkness in 2019.  













Number 8: Are We All Lemmings And Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne

I did really enjoy this book and thought that it was an interesting look at mental illness. I love Holly Bourne anyway so of course, I was going to love this book. I want …

2018 New Year Resolutions Updates and What I Am Doing In 2019

In January I made some resolutions that I wanted to complete by the end of the year and I haven't seen them since last year so I thought I would do a reaction post to them. In terms of next year, I don't want to set myself goals but I know that I need to look after myself mentally and physically. I just it to be a year of self-care which will hopefully do me some good. So let's get started...

1. Continue to Learn French/German
This is something that I did in my first year of university and would love to continue to do. I would like to do this at least 3 or 4 times a week so...


So I haven't really done this. I think I started at the beginning of the year but DuoLingo which I was using changed its way of learning and I think that I kind of gave up. 

2. Take better care of myself
For this one I would like to just eat better, exercise more and drink more water but also give myself self-care when I need it. 


Yeah. Again. This is something that I need to do this year. I think I ha…

Popsugar Reading Challenge 2018 Wrap Up

For the last few years, I have been doing the Popsugar Reading Challenge which aims to diversify your reading but this year I decided to keep it on the down low and see if I can complete it while just reading whatever. I already know the result but shall we see how I did. Let's get started... 


1. A book made into a movie you’ve already seen: The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth 2. True crime 3. The next book in a series you started: No Mercy Volume 2 by Alex de Campi 4. A book involving a heist 5. Nordic noir 6. A novel based on a real person: The Best That We Can Do by Thi Bui 7. A book set in a country that fascinates you: Black Water by Cormac O'Keefe 8. A book with a time of day in the title: Giant Days by Non Pratt 9. A book about a villain or antihero: As I Descended by Robin Talley 10. A book about death or grief: Scythe by Neal Shusterman  11. A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym 12. A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist: Leah On The Offbeat by Becky …

Three Hallows Book Club December: Dear Amy Powis (A Dear Evan Hansen Inspired Post)

This post is part of the Three Hallows Book Club that I do with Rachel from RacheLeanne and Alex from Alex Chappell. This month we all buddy read Dear Evan Hansen and are all creating posts surrounding it. For mine, I choose to write an open letter to myself which is what Evan does in the book and gets the plot rolling. So let's get started...



Dear Amy Powis,

This is really weird to say but we are going to do it anyway but today is going to be a good day.

Maybe this is quite weird because it's already 2pm in the day which means that much of it has already happened but I hope that today will still be OK. Not just OK but good. Great? No just good. I can take good for now. 

So this is weird right? It's Christmas. Boxing day when I am writing this but I have just been a mess lately. I mean there is the idea that Christmas is the perfect time of the year but for me this year? This is far from the case. 

I've been anxious for the last couple of weeks and I wish that it would just…

Announcement: The Three Hallows Book Club December Pick

A couple of months ago, a couple of friends and I created a book club which we called the Three Hallows Book Club. Last month we took part in the Ho Ho Ho readathon which I blogged about and this month we are reading a book altogether. 

And That Book is...
Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich 

Here is a summary of the book...
From the show's creators comes the groundbreaking novel inspired by the Broadway smash hit Dear Evan Hansen.

Dear Evan Hansen,

Today's going to be an amazing day and here's why...

When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family's grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend.

Suddenly, Evan isn't invisible anymore--even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphy's parents, with their beautiful home on the other side of town, have take…