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June 2020: Monthly Wrap-Up

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians! I can’t believe how quickly June flew by – it seems like it only lasted for a few days. Since Toronto’s firework shows are all virtual this year, I’m hoping to spend my Canada Day reading in the park so I can get a head start on my July TBR. READING...

Review | Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

What happens when America’s First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales? When his mother became President of the United States, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There’s only one problem: Alex has a beef with an...

Top Ten Covers I’d Frame as Art Pieces

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week, she posts an idea relating to books and encourages other book bloggers to respond with their own top ten lists. Since Top Ten Tuesday turns 10 years old this week, the prompt is to revisit an old topic and update it with new...

Review | Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life”, and she’s already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamorous family’s mansion. The next items? • Enjoy a drunken night out.• Ride a motorcycle.•...

Black Lives Matter

On my personal social channels, I have been quite vocal in my support for Black Lives Matter. I want to clearly state that I, and Lavish Literature by extension, will always support Black Lives Matter. While I aim to create a welcoming space to discuss books, there is no place for injustice and prejudice here — or anywhere....

Top Ten Books On My Summer 2020 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week, she posts an idea relating to books and encourages other book bloggers to respond with their own top ten lists. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR.” It’s getting very hot here in Toronto, Ontario so it definitely feels...

2020 Reading Challenge Update

In an effort to read more, and more diversely, I joined two reading challenges along with my usual Goodreads challenge. Since it’s halfway through the year now (even though it still feels like it’s April!), I thought now would be a good point to check in and see if I’m on track to meet these goals. I challenged...

Review | The Upside of Falling by Alex Light

It’s been years since seventeen-year-old Becca Hart believed in true love. But when her former best friend teases her for not having a boyfriend, Becca impulsively pretends she’s been secretly seeing someone. Brett Wells has it all. Being captain of the football team and one of the most popular guys in school, he should have no problem finding...