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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...

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.•...

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...

Top Ten Books That Give Off Summer Vibes

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 That Give Off Summer Vibes.” For me, summer is all about beach reads and cute contemporaries;...

May 2020: Monthly Wrap-Up

I can’t believe it’s almost June! The weather is finally getting nicer and I’ve started carrying sunscreen everywhere — summer is almost here. Reading Progress I finally got out of my reading slump this month! I managed to finish one book, but I am in the middle of three others (mood reader problems). Somehow, despite this, I’m still...

Review | The Wicked King by Holly Black

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he...

Top Ten Opening Lines

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 Opening Lines.” It isn’t often that an opening line sticks with me long after I’ve finished the...