I first saw this tag on White Rose Stories.
Here in Toronto, we’ve just entered Phase One of reopening, but my workplace has already stated that we won’t be back in office until at least September. Since I’m going to be home all summer, this seemed like the perfect way to add some positivity to the whole “shelter in place” thing!
Laying in Bed – a book you read in one day
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell
This was such a compelling read, despite the heavy subject matter. I started reading it before bed, thinking I would only get through a couple of chapters, but the next thing I knew, it was a ridiculously early hour in the morning and the book was finished. My full review can be found here.
Snacking – a book that is a “guilty pleasure” read
Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer
Was the Twilight series problematic? Yes. Am I still going to read this as soon as it’s available? Also, yes. It’s what teenage me would have wanted.
Netflix – a series that you want to start
Arc of a Scythe by Neil Shusterman
I’ve heard so many good things about this series! I haven’t read a dystopian book in ages, so this would be a perfect way to get back into that genre.
Deep Clean – a book that has been on your TBR for ages
Champion by Marie Lu
It is with a heavy heart that I must admit that I never actually finished the Legend series. Champion has been on my Goodreads TBR since 2014, and after how much I liked The Young Elites, I really should pick this back up.
Animal Crossing – a book you recently bought because of the hype
The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab
I’ve been on a book buying ban for the last few months, since I’m moving into a one-bedroom apartment shortly and it’s much more expensive than I’d like it to be. I did cave and buy The Near Witch, though, because most bloggers seemed to adore it and I will happily read anything V.E. Schwab writes.
Productivity – a book you learned from or had an impact on you
Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig
As someone who spends too much time online, this book was definitely something I needed to read. Notes on a Nervous Planet has inspired me to be more mindful and intentional about my social media use, and was a great reminder that unplugging is important for your mental health. If you’d like, you can read my full review here.
Facetime – a book you were gifted
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
I was given a copy of Tweet Cute as an early birthday present, and it felt like it had been written just for me. It was such an adorable, heartwarming read. My full review can be found here.
Self-Care – what is one thing you’ve done recently to look after yourself?
I’ve gotten back into (almost) daily workouts, and have roped my best friend into doing them with me each morning over FaceTime. It’s so nice to start the day off talking with my best friend, and it makes the workout go by so quickly!
Bonus – an upcoming release you’re looking forward to
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin comes out on June 2nd. It’s inspired by West African folklore and has been described as “slow burn enemies-to-lovers romance with pining and lots of backstabbing.” I can’t wait to read it!