I occasionally talk about things I think of while reading books. Some of these opinions are controversial, some may be expressed with unprecedented rage, but rest assured, I mean no offense.
Let’s juggle hearts ~ a Conversation about Love Triangles | Can’t women be bad-ass while wearing dresses? ~ A Conversation about Femininity in Young Adult Literature | The plight of the nice guy in YA literature ~ A Conversation about Abusive Relationships in Popular YA | Blogging Extravaganza: Inspirational, Bad-Ass and Strong Women in Fiction | The Unspoken Etiquette of Requesting and Obtaining ARCs | Let’s talk about: Negative Reviews and Why You Shouldn’t Apologize for Them | Delayed Releases: Worth Criticizing or Should We Just Shut Up? | #PotterHeadJuly: Severus Snape – Villain or Hero? | Let’s Talk About: Trigger Warnings in Literature
Diversity Spotlight Thursday
AUGUST 11: #1 (ft. Latinx gay characters, South Asian contemporary set in Pakistan, and an #ownvoices novel featuring a black protagonist)
AUGUST 18: #2 (ft. a young adult non-fiction set in North Korea, a lesbian love story set in Iran, a YA paranormal about Latinx witches)
AUGUST 25: #3 (ft. a lesbian love story set in Los Angeles, an #ownvoices novel with a transgender protagonist, and another lesbian, biracial love story)
SEPTEMBER 1: #4 (ft. a non-fiction graphic novel set in Iran, an #OwnVoices East Asian themed fantasy, a mystery with a diverse cast of characters)
SEPTEMBER 8: #5 (ft. a diverse cast of characters with a disabled protagonist, an East-Asian themed fantasy, a contemporary set around a Chinese-American family)
SEPTEMBER 22: #6 (ft. an love story between asexual lesbians, Puerto Rican lesbian protagonist, a love story between a queer girl and a transgender character, both people of color)
SEPTEMBER 29: #7 (ft. a protagonist with OCD, a latinx LGBT story, a contemporary with a biracial protagonist)
OCTOBER 6: #8 (ft. a fantasy with a large, diverse cast of characters, a contemporary set in the Caribbean, and a Beauty & the Beast retelling with a transgender character)
Top Ten Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday is a book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Basically, you get a different bookish topic every Tuesday, and you comprise a list of ten (or however many you’re able to list) relating to said topic.
JUNE 9: Most anticipated releases for the rest of ’15 | JUNE 16: books on my tbr for summer ’15 | JUNE 30: top books i’ve read so far in 2015 | JULY 7: hyped books i’ve never read | JULY 14: the last books that came in my possession | JULY 21: books that celebrate diversity and diverse characters | JULY 28: characters that are fellow book nerds | AUGUST 4: fairytale retellings i’ve read/want to read | AUGUST 12: authors i’ve read the most books from | AUGUST 18: my auto-buy authors | AUGUST 25: modern adult fiction 101 | SEPTEMBER 8: OTPs | SEPTEMBER 15: villains, anti-heroes, and other nasties | SEPTEMBER 22: books on my fall tbr | SEPTEMBER 29: books to read if you like the raven cycle by maggie stiefvater | OCTOBER 27: halloween recommendations | NOVEMBER 3: sequels that did not suffer from sequel syndrome | NOVEMBER 10: movie adaptations i haven’t yet seen | NOVEMBER 24: non-bookish things i’m thankful for | DECEMBER 8: new-to-me authors of ’15 | DECEMBER 15: best books of ’15 | DECEMBER 29: anticipated releases of the first half of 2016
JANUARY 5: books I resolve to get to in 2016 | JANUARY 12: 2015 releases i wanted to get to but couldn’t | JANUARY 19: books I recently added to my tbr | FEBRUARY 16: songs i wish were books | MARCH 1: ten books to read if you like fantasy & romance | MARCH 8: characters everyone’s into but i just can’t see it | MARCH 15: my spring tbr | MAY 31: beach reads tbr | JUNE 7: things i love about game of thrones | JUNE 14: anticipated releases for the rest of the year | JUNE 21: best books i’ve read in ’16 so far | JUNE 28: Top moments from Game of Thrones S6 | JULY 12: Random facts about me | JULY 19: Books set outside the US | JULY 26: Things books made me want to do | AUGUST 2: Books I’d buy right now if I had a gift card | AUGUST 16: Books set in New York City | AUGUST 23: Books on my TBR since before I started blogging | SEPTEMBER 6: Top 10 TV shows | SEPTEMBER 20: Top music artists | SEPTEMBER 27: Books on my fall TBR | OCTOBER 4: villains and anti-heroes
Top Five Wednesday
Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey. You basically get a new topic every Wednesday, and you list your Top 5 books related to that topic. Head over to the Goodreads group, and add your name to the list of Wednesday-ers if you’re interested in participating!
JANUARY 21: authors i would like to meet | JUNE 10: books with multiple points of view | JUNE 17: books i read in one sitting (or close to) | JUNE 24: characters i wish i could drown | JULY 29: character tropes | AUGUST 19: tropes i hate | AUGUST 26: series i wish had more books | SEPTEMBER 2: fictional cities | SEPTEMBER 16: books that deal with mental Illness | SEPTEMBER 23: Title Fonts | SEPTEMBER 30: Banned Books | NOVEMBER 11: books i did not finish | NOVEMBER 25: books i am thankful for | DECEMBER 9: retellings | DECEMBER 16: books to read by the fire | DECEMBER 30: disappointments of 2015
JANUARY 6: fandoms | JANUARY 13: self-published books | JANUARY 28: disappointing eye candy | MARCH 2: worst book hangovers | MARCH 9: time travel books i want to read | MARCH 16: fictional objects i need | MAY 25: characters i will defend to my death | JUNE 1: book theme songs | JUNE 8: character names | JUNE 22: favorite posts i’ve written | JUNE 29: settings i want to see more of | JULY 13: Books i wish had sequels | JULY 20: books i want for my collection | JULY 27: Unlikable characters
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