Three picks | non-fiction February


I’ve decided to begin doing a series where I pick three books of the same genre or theme I have on my shelves to read, and speak about each of them.

These might be a mixture of read books in the form of a mini wrap-up, or could be more of a to be read format.

For my first three picks, I thought I would start with three books that I’ve very recently picked up, with the first genre covering non-fiction.

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Reading wrap up | January 2019


Hello! It is already February (HOW) and that means it’s time for me to wrap up all the books that I’ve read in the past month. Even if it is now the middle of the month and I’m a little late.

I set my target at 52 for the year which means I should be reading at least one book a week, or four a month, which I was a little bit worried about as I tend to go through phases of reading loads or reading nothing.

However, pleased to say that I smashed that four books goal this month. Despite how sad the above picture looks, in January, I read a total of eight books. Woohoo!

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New year, new reading challenge

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Hello! It’s not my first post of the year, but it’s (hopefully) the first post back after a bit of a hiatus from me. Everyone speaks about creating new year’s resolutions at this time of the year, and although it’s getting on a bit in January, it’s still kind of relevant.

The only resolution I ever make is to read a certain number of books, which this year is set at 52 – one for every week of the year. Will I achieve it? Who knows.

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Friends recommend books to me

I”ve been inspired by a range of Youtube videos this past few months, both “…. picks my TBR” and trying a chapter of a couple of different books that have been recommended to you by friends.

I was originally going to do a read a chapter post but after I accidentally listened to over a quarter of the audiobook of Stoner, I thought I may as well just incorporate it into a TBR.

So without further ado, here’s my reading plans for the next while! I’ll post an update once I’ve finished reading them all. Pray to the motivation gods that I manage to do that before the year ends and I forget.

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Blind date with a book and mini haul


Hi friends, it’s been a little while since I posted consistently, which I feel like I end up writing every time I go to compose a new post. Even though I’ve only just put up another post, you have no idea how long this has been sitting in my draft folder for! But I’m determined to be better! I’m currently working on a travel series which I HOPE will be super cool and interesting to read!

I recently picked up something called “blind date with a book” which is based on the premise that you should pick up a novel based on the plot, and not what the cover looks like. I won’t lie, I am notoriously bad for picking stuff up based on what it looks like so I thought I would test myself.

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Mid year reading wrap up

This is going up rather late, but I thought it might be interesting to look at some quick statistics on my reading so far this month, as a mid-year reading wrap up.

From January until the end of June, I read 30 books, which I think is pretty respectable, and it means that I am on track to complete my 50 book challenge by the end of the year for once!

I’ve divided a couple of stats up by different categories, such as pages, gender, star rating etc.

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