Monday Reading Update #20

It’s been a while since I last did a reading update! And as it turns out, when I’m procrastinating something I desperately need to do, I turn to blogging, rather than actually doing the thing that I need to do. So here we go!

Two books I have finished recently:

Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong
The sequel to These Violent Delights was just as good as the first book in the duology, although it took me a hot minute to really get into the story. I simply adore the characters, as well as Chloe Gong’s writing. This is a brilliant retelling of Romeo & Juliet, and most of the plot twists still managed to take me by surprise! 100% would recommend I’m really looking forward to reading Foul Lady Fortune when it gets released (in November I believe).

The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows by Olivia Waite
Sapphic historical romance was a thing I didn’t know I needed in my life, but I’m glad I gave it a try. This one was just as good as The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics, the first book in the series. It has pining, friendship turned to romance, as well as feminist issues, and I’m now fairly certain than this series seserves more readers.

Two books I’m currently reading:

The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi
After years of waiting for absolutely no reason, I finally picked up the sequel to The Gilded Wolves, which I think I read back in 2019 and had absolutely adored. It’s a steampunk series with a heist, set in 19th century Paris, and featuring some magical secret societies all round Europe. I’m about a third through this one, and I’m delighted to be back in this universe.

Summerwater by Sarah Moss
It’s been raining for most of the weekend, so it felt like the perfect vibe to check out this book, which is set on a rainy day in Scotland, in the middle of Summer. While it’s pouring outside, several families observe each other through their windows, and each chapter follows a different protagonist. So far, it’s a rather atmospherical read, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what this will lead us to.

What I’d like to read next:

This Coven Won’t Break by Isabel Sterling
I bought this one last month, as I finally found a paperback edition to match the first book in the series, and I’m really looking forward to reading it. I loved the first book, and I could do with more sapphic witches this pride month!

And that’s it for today! Thank you so much for reading this far, and I hope you have a wonderful reading week!

T5W: Spring Colours

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted on Goodreads. Feel free to join the group here. The theme for this week was “spring colours” so I’m going to share five beautiful book covers that have a lovely Spring vibe, paster colours and all. Some of the books I shared last week actually would fit the theme nicely, but I’m going to try and be original and find some other ones that fit equally! (So yes, I Kissed Shara Wheeler and One Last Stop are out for today, but that doesn’t mean I’m suddenly not obsessed with them anymore…) Without further ado, here comes the list!

Of course, these are all books that I have read and loved. And as it turns out, it’s only YA books because after all, they do have the prettiest covers.

In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lunkens
The soft pinks and oranges and purples of the cover really scream Spring to me. In Deeper Waters is a story with adventures, pirates and mermaids, and a prince that’s gotten quite a bit lost on the way. It’s a wonderful book and I’d definitely recommend it if you haven’t read it yet!

Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar
Cute romance + pastel cover = great Spring vibes. Hani and Ishu is a wonderful fake dating contemporary romance, and I absolutely adored it.

Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli
I am aware that this story is pretty much taking place all year round, but there’s something about the whole pastel pink cover, and theatre kids aspect of the story that just screams Spring to me.

Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales
It’s all about the soft green of the cover, and the kids being outside, and probably the fact that I have read this book rather recently. There’s something about contemporary romance stories that makes me think of Spring for some reason, although I can’t quite put my finger on why.

Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith
This one, again, is all about the soft blues, pinks and yellows. It’s also (yet another) YA contemporary romance. All the elements that could make me think of Spring are here, so of course, it’s on the list. And of course, it was a great book and more people should read it!

Now that I think about it, the Heartstopper books also would have been a lovely addition to this selection, but once again, I said I’d pick up books I actually hadn’t already mentioned last week! What about you? What book covers make you think of Spring? Thank you so much or reading, and I hope you have a wonderful day ❤

Belated T5W: All About my Current Obsessions

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted on Goodreads. Feel free to join the group here. The theme for this week was “current obsession” and I knew I had to give it a try because I’ve been obsessed about quite a few books lately, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to talk about them online once again (both my coworkers and my instagram followers have heard enough about them already…)

Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
(and obviously the rest of the series, who am I kidding)

The first pick on my list is Bridgerton! I speed watched both seasons back in April, and then proceeded to read entire series, as well as all of the Rokesby novels. I actually listened to the audiobooks narrated by Rosalyn Landor who is absolutely brilliant. And I will probably end up reading more of the spinoffs at some point, although my obsession with this particular piece of fiction is reaching a more reasonable at this point. However, the fact that Netflix just announced that Colin and Penelope would be the leads for next season was the perfect cherry on top of my cake, as Romancing Mister Bridgerton was definitely my favourite book in the series!

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

Like everyone else, I watched Heartstopper as soon as the show was released. I then proceeded to rewatch it immediately, and have seen it three times at this point. I of course reread the comics in between, and at this point my entire tiktok FYP is Heartstopper edits. I practically squeal every time purchases a copy of the comics at work. Needless to say, I loved the show to pieces, I can’t wait for season to as well of course as volume 5 to be finally released, and of course, I’m ever so grateful that this particular piece of fiction exists into the world. That being said, I haven’t read the Nick and Charlie novella yet, and it’s a pleasure to know there’s content I have yet to consume when it comes to Heartstopper.

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

I reread One Last Stop in April and it brought me great joy. I could talk about it nonstop if given the opportunity. Right on cue, the French translation was released earlier this month, and I can now gush about it at work and irl as well as online. This is truly one of my favourite books, and I wish everyone would read it.

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

I’m a huge fan of Sarah Dessen, and Along for the Ride was one of my favourite books when I was a teenager. My biggest regret is that I borrowed it from the library, and never got to have my own copy. For some reason, and despite the fact that it’s extremely cliché, it really spoke into my soul (who am I kidding, it’s probably becayse I too was a quiet kid with good grades who dreamt of going on an adventure). Anyway, now that Netflix has released the movie (which I loved as well!!) I get to talk about it again and recommend it to people, and I am dying to reread the book ❤

I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston

I think in all fairness that this was my most anticipated release of 2022 and boy was it worth the wait. I’m perfectly aware of the fact that I already mentioned another Casey McQuiston book on this list, but I love all of their books to pieces so they deserve it. Also, as mentioned previously, I am really going down the obsession path these days so it only makes sense. I even managed to get a signed copy, which gives me all-the-more-reason to constantly talk about it. I Kissed Shara Wheeler is a YA coming of age story which reminded me of a mix between John Green’s Paper Towns and every other “queer kids doing theatre” story I have read and loved (including but not exclusive to: Act Cool by Tobly McSmith, Where I End and You Begin by Preston Norton, as well as Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli). It shows fantastic friendships, great shenanigans and of course, all sorts of adorable teenage romance. I’m so glad I read this book, it’s the perfect example of serotonin impersonated in a book! Do yourself a favour and read it! (If it seems like your cup of tea of course, because it certainly is mine!)

And that’s it for today! Thank you so much for reading this far, feel free to share in the comments what book you’ve been obsessing with lately!

It’s Monday What Am I Reading?

I haven’t done one of these in a while, but as I sual, I’ve been reading quite a few interesting books, and I wanted to share a bit more about them!

I just finished reading:

The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite
After finishing Count Your Lucky Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur, I was in the mood for reading another sapphic romance, and picked up this one since it had been on my TBR for quite some time. This one is a historical fiction that deals a lot with the place of women in science and art, which is why I wanted to read it (in addition with the fact that I needed a bit of fancy dresses and romance in my life). I really enjoyed the audiobook, and ended up giving the book 4 stars.

Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales
This is another book I was really curious about. It’s a queer (M/M) modern retelling of Grease and I loved it to pieces. I read it over the weekend, and ended up giving it 4 stars as well. The French translation for this book is getting released in April, and the publisher was kind enough to provide me with an ARC can’t wait to share it with my YA readers art work! (And I also badly want to rewatch Grease in order to be able to really make all of the parallels…)

I also read one literary fiction book which was translated from Portuguese (Brasil). It’s called We All Loved Cowboys by Carol Bensimon and it follows Julia and Cora who used to date but lost touch after both of them moved abroad. On a whim, they decide to reconnect and go on a road trip together. Over the course of their trip, old feelings and old secrets resurface. It’s a quick read, and I rather enjoyed it. I gave this one 3.5 stars.

I’m currently reading:

Life Isn’t Binary by Meg-John Barker and Alex Iantaffi, which I picked up at a feminist bookstore last weekend. As expected from the title, it challenges different ways through which society is always presented as binary, from the dichotomy between good & bad, but of course also through gender and sexuality, and more. It’s really interesting so far.

What I want to read next:

Nobody is going to be surprised when I say that my TBR is currently out of control. I don’t really know what I’m going to read next, but I do know that I have a copy of The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, and I’m really curious about it, so this might be my next read. Either that, or some French literary fiction.

T5W: First in Series

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted on Goodreads. Feel free to join the group here. The topic for this week was “first in series” and I decided to share five amazing first books in a series that I loved from the bottom of my heart, but somehow I haven’t picked up the sequel yet.

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
I have no excuse for this one. I read it in early 2021 and gave it 5 stars without a second thought. I recommended it to my cousin, she has since then read it, loved it, read the rest of the series and insisted quite a few times that I should catch up with her. I have even bought both The Dragon Republic and The Burning God. And yet the both sit in my TBR mountain pile, unread.

The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White
This goes for both The Guinevere Deception and Crier’s War actually. I loved the first book in the series. I preordered the second book and received it upon the release. I’m dying to know what happens next but it’s been sitting on my shelves unread, ever since.

Crier’s War by Nina Varela
I can’t count anymore the amounts of times I’ve recommended this book, or raved about how much I loved it. And yet Iron Widow is sitting on my shelves unread, slowly accumulating dust and I hate myself for it. (I kind of want to drop everything and read it RIGHT NOW but I also have a ginormous pile of books that I want to read for work sooner than later, so I’m going to try and focus on them first).

Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao
To be fair, the sequel hasn’t been released yet so I have, in facts, an excuse when it comes to this one. But since it was extremely amazing, and I can’t wait to see what happens next, I decided to include it on this list anyway. This book is a gem, seriously.

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabelle Sterling
I think I read this one early 2021 as well, and absolutely loved it. The thing is, I want to buy the sequel but every time I see it in a bookstore it’s the hardcover version and I have the first book as a paperback so I’d really like them to match. So far, this as been my excuse. I do still really want to read it, it has sapphic witches after all. The day will come at some point I guess.

After some quick consideration, I realised that I have of course more that could fit in this list, including Warcross by Marie Lu (I think I borrowed Wildcard from my cousin about a year ago, and never got to read it in the end), as well as Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh (I’m pretty sure Smoke in the Sun has been downloaded on my kindle for years at this point) and yet I keep picking up new series. But hey, I will get to those books at one point, and I’m sure I will love them just as well.

And that’s it for today! Despite the fact that I haven’t read any of the sequels, I do recommend all of these books from the bottom of my heart, and I hope you enjoy them if you end up checking them out!

February Reading Wrap Up

We’re making progress through the month of March, but it’s not over yet so in consideration, it’s not too late to post my February wrap up. I managed to read 16 books last month, and I loved pretty much all of them. So without further ado, here comes the list!

Young Adult:

A Pho Love Story by Loan Le ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This one had been on my radar since it got released, and since we just got the French translation available I decided to read it to share the love with my YA readers at work (and so far, it’s been a success!) I listened to the audiobook and I completely fell in love with the story. It’s cute, with just the right amount of drama and family secrets, and I’m so glad I decided to read this book ❤

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Jen Wilde’s books have been on my TBR for the longest time. Since I was looking for a light read, it felt like (finally) the perfect opportunity to read this one, and I can now safely say: I don’t know why I waited this long. I love books that are set with a fandom background, and this was no exception. It’s cute and hilarious, and I can’t wait to read more books from the author!

The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Ones We’re Meant to Find also is a strong case of I-waited-for-the-book-to-be-released-in-French so I’d have the perfect excuse to indulge in it, and Wow, it was incredible. I loved the world-building and the concept of the story all-in-all. It was beautifully crafted and thought-provoking. The characterization of AIs reminded me a bit of Klara and the Sun which I’d read over the summer, and also really loved. It’s unique and well(written, and I can only recommend it.

Romance:

Delihlah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake ⭐⭐⭐⭐
As soon as this book was released, I saw it everywhere on bookstagram, so in all fairness I had to check it out as well, and wow I loved it. It’s the perfect blend of cliché and sexy, and exactly what I was looking for I absolutely loved the chemistry between Claire and Delilah. On top of that, the relationship between Delilah and her step-sister was so full of misunderstandings and well-hidden care for one another it really had me melt into a puddle, and I can’t wait for the sequel to read Astrid’s story!

The Rommmate by Rosie Danan ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Rosie Danan’s book had been on my TBR for a while, and I’d heard many great things. I really enjoyed it, so of course once I finished it I had to pick up the sequel as well. I loved both Clara and Naomi’s story, and can say I’m really glad I decided to check those out!

Spoiler Alert by Olicia Dade ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
All the Feels by Olivia Dade ⭐⭐⭐⭐
So once again it seems, we face my favourite combo: romance and fandom. I devoured both of these, and I can’t wait to read the third ok in the series!

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Since I was in the mood for romance novels, as this post has proven so far, I decided to check out The Love Hypothesis as well. I had seen this one everywhere on Tiktok, and was really curious to see whether or not it was worth all the hype. Well I definitely thought that it was. I’m a sucker for the fake-dating trope, and I absolutely loved the relationship between Olive and Adam. I’ll be looking forward to Ali Hazelwood’s next books!

Graphic novels & mangas:

The Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This one is another book I’d seen quite a few times around on bookstagram, and I was really curious about it. It was all sorts of cute and adorable, and definitely something I’d love to reread when I feel down! (Sapphic graphic novels are the best, please feel free to recommend more of them because I can’t get enough…)

Old-fashioned Cupcake by Yan ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I’d purchased this one after seeing someone I follow on instagram recommending it, and I’m glad I followed their advice. It was adorable and sexy and also had lots of amazing foods, really what else could I ask for!

A Witch’s Love by the End of the World by Kujira ⭐⭐⭐
This was the last volume in the story, and I have to say I was really invested in it in the beginning, but I felt a bit let down by the ending. It was still a solid trilogy though, and I’m really glad I decided to read it!

Magus of the Library vol.4 by Mitsu Izumi ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I am loveing this story. It’s full of books and adventures and amazing characters. I actually just purchased volume 5, and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the story has in store for us.

Blue Period vol.1 by Tsubasa Yamaguchi ⭐⭐⭐⭐
After watching the anime on Netflix, I wanted more and decided to check out the manga. I only read the first volume so far but I absolutely loved it, and so far, I can’t get enough of that universe!

Books in French:

Le gosse de Véronique Olmi ⭐⭐⭐
Nom de Constance Debré ⭐⭐⭐

And that’s it for today! Thank you so much for reading this far, and I hope you have a wonderful day ❤

Top 5 Wednesday: Three Words Titles

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted on Goodreads. Feel free to join the group here. The theme for this week is “three words titles” and I scrolled through my most recent reads to find books that matched the prompt. I decided to avoid titles that started with “the” because I felt that made it too easy, and here’s my selection!

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
I read this one back in February and really enjoyed it so this is the perfect opportunity to talk about it again! I love books about fandoms, and both romances in this one were super cute; I highly reommenc it!

Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney
One of my first reads of the year! Even though it didn’t end up becoming a favourite, I absolutely LOVE the title.

Made In Korea by Sarah Suk
This one was one of my last reads of 2021. It’s a cute rivals-to-lovers YA romance, about two rivals businesses set up in between classes. It has lots of miscommunications, but overall was both realistic and adorable.

Bridge of Souls by Victoria Schwab
I’m so glad I could include a Victoria Schwab book in that selection because I would seriously use ANY REASON to rave about them, especially since I loved the Cassidy Blake series. My inner child is so glad that I decided to pick up this series.

Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane
This one I read over the summer and absolutely LOVED, which reminds me I really want to pick up more books from Mhairi McFarlane ~

And that’s it for today’s short post! Thank you somuch for reading, and I hope you have a wonderfu day!

Top 5 Wednesday: Friends Made You Read

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted on Goodreads. Feel free to join the group here. I have to admit, most book recommendations I get from social media, or from newely releases I pick up at work so finding books that were recommended by friends in particular was not as easy as I first expected! On top of that, I’m the most avid reader among my friends so I’m usually the ones prividing the recommendations. And I’m a bookseller… But I managed to find 5, and here’s the list.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I’ve always loved reading, but there has been times when I was reading less, and high school was one of those. One of my friends however recommended me many books that sparked my love for reading once again. This was one of them, and I’ll always be grateful for the recommendation!

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I know this is very 2012 of me, but she is also the one who recommended TFIOS to me. This was also one of the first books that I read in English, it will always be special to me because of that!

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
When I was doing my Erasmus a few years ago, one of my friends told me that I ABSOLUTELY HAD TO read this book, so I did. I’m not sure if she recommended me because it’s depressing as hell… Probably not. I think it was more likely because of how it talks about music, and we both love music. Either way, I loved the fact that her first thought upon reading this was the fact that I had to read it as well.

Unwind by Neal Shusterman
This one was actually recommended to me by my cousin because it’s one of her favourite series. I still haven’t gotten around to reading the whole series, but I really enjoyed what I’ve read so far!

The Lonely City by Olivia Laing
And finally one of my absolutely favourite books. I read it a while ago now, but it really has something special about it. Which reminds me that I need to read more books by Olivia Laing!

And that’s it for today! Have a wonderful day ~

January Reading Wrap Up

It’s a good thing I decided to get back into blogging back in January, and then proceeded to not post a single thing throughout the entire month of February… I could argue that I’ve been busy with my work and then my week of vacation but that wouldn’t entirely be true. One thing’s for sure though, I HAVE been busy reading 20 books in January, and that’s what I wanted to talk about for today!

Young adult:

Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This was my first 5 stars read of the month. It has a badass heroine, some giant mecha robots and a polyamorous relationship. It’s action packed but also deals with abuse and political intrigues. This book is heavy but it’s also truly amazing and I’m so glad I picked it up! [I recommend you check the trigger warnings before picking up that book]

You’ve Reached Sam by Dustin Thao ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I always love a good book that makes me cry, and this was no exception. We follow Julie who is mourning her boyfriend, who just passed away in an accident. One day, desperate to hear his voice, she calls him… And he picks up the phone, allowing her a second chance at saying goodbye. You’ve Reached Sam is a beautiful book about grief and friendships, and I loved it with all my heart.

Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Of course I had to pick up the seventh book in the Wayward Children series as soon as it was released, and I loved it just as much as I loved the previous ones. It’s a really good series, and I love how Seanan McGuire manages to surprise me with every new volume. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us when it comes to the rest of the series!

Romance & Fiction in general:

In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This was my first read of the year, and I basically binge-read it on January 1st! I wanted to start the year with something seasonal and fluffy, and this is exactly what I got. On top of that, it has one of my favourite tropes aka a time loop, which for some reason I really loved, and this one was no exception. It was my second Christina Lauren book, and there will definitely be more in the future!

Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney ⭐⭐⭐
This one was the book I started in 2021 and didn’t have the chance to finish because the end of the year was super busy. I read Normal People back in Spring and really loved it so of course I was looking forward to reading more of Sally Rooney’s books! As expected I really loved the writing, but I’m not really sure how I felt about it in general? In some passages I was deeply moved, but some other times I didn’t really care what was happening… It was a good book, but definitely not my favourite.

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert ⭐⭐⭐⭐
After seeing this one EVERYWHERE on bookstagram, of course I was bound to read it eventually. It has fake dating and mutual pining, which is just as good as it sounds. I really enjoyed it, and I’ll be looking forward to reading the rest of the Brown Sisters trilogy (and yes, I accidentally started with the second one for some reason).

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This one also is a strong case of after-seeing-it-everywhere-on-booksta-of-course-I-had-to-read it, combined with the fact that it was just released in France. I was a big worried that it would be overhyped, and also really wanted to like it; and I did. It was a beautiful, moving book about a young woman who desperately wants to be happy. I loved following Nora on all of her different, possible lives, and I’m really glad that I gave in to the hype.

Date Me Like You Mean It by R.S. Grey ⭐⭐⭐
I hadn’t read an R.S. Grey book in years, but I was in the mood for a romance book and found this one while scrolling through my downloaded books on my kindle so I decided to give it a try. It has a lot of miscommunication, but the mutual pining makes up for it, and I ended up quite enjoying this one.

Enemies Abroad by R.S. Grey ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This was such a sweet enemies-to-lovers romance, which follows two teachers who seemingly hate each other and end up stuck on a three weeks trip to Italy together. And suddenly, in between wines and pastries, it turns out they might not hate each other? This was such a fun, delightful read, and I’m really glad that I gave it a try ❤

Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops by Shaun Blythell ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This one isn’t actually fiction but since it’s the only non-fiction book that I’ve read, it will just sit along with the rest. This book is exactly what it sounds like: the author, who owns a second-hand bookstore, describes all the kinds of (annoying, weird, oddly specific…) customers you can find in bookstores. It was hilarious and relatable and I’m so glad I finally read this one!

Books in French:

Les Accords Silencieux by Marie-Diane Meissirel ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This one is a stunning historical fiction following several families through three generations, all around the globe from WWII New York to present day Hong Kong, from China to Germany and to India. Little by little (and mostly through tragedy) the reader slowly figures out that all of these characters are linked through one stunning Steinway piano which traveled all around the world. This book was heartbreaking and beautiful, and gave me hope in the end. It was truly beautiful, and I’m really glad that I gave it a try in the end!

Steglitz by Inès Bayard ⭐
I rarely give books 1 stars, but I had to when it comes to this one. Maybe it just wasn’t my cup of tea, but on top of that the plot was really hard to follow despite the fact that nothing was happening, so there’s that.

La fabrique des souvenirs by Clélia Renucci ⭐⭐⭐
This was a lovely book set in a universe where people can buy and sell memories. While attending the premiere of a play in a memory from 1942, the main character falls in love with the woman sitting in front of him and starts a wild chase to find out what happens to her. I really enjoyed the premisse of the book, as well as the writing, although I felt that in the end the story dragged on for a bit too long.

Mangas:

I Think Our Son Is Gay vol.3 by Okura ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Apothecary Diaries by Nekokurage vol.7 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Blue Flag vol.2 by Kaito ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Witch Hat Atelier vol.4 by Kamome Shirahama ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Magus of the Library vol.3 by Mitsu Izumi ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Kazun vol.1 by Ryou Ikuemi ⭐⭐⭐⭐
5 Seconds Before the Witch Falls in Love by Zeniko Sumiya ⭐⭐⭐

It’s Monday What Am I Reading?

This has been a good reading week! If I’m being honest, not many books tempt me when it comes to the newly released books in the general literature section at work BUT we are getting many amazing new releases in the YA section, so I can work with that. And if all fails, I can still read whatever else I want!

I just finished reading:

I finally finished Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney which, if I have to be honest, I didn’t like as much as I liked Normal People. It was still very beautifully written, and I will be looking forward to reading more books by Sally Rooney. I also binge read You’ve Reached Sam by Dustin Thao. I started it last night, and finished it this morning, and I have to admit that it has left me a bit broken (and yes, it was to be predicted). It’s a very beautiful book about grief and the different ways one can cope with it.

I’m currently reading:

I’m still almost done with the audiobook for Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert (I think I only have one hour left) and I am REALLY enjoying it. It’s both sweet and sexy and I am here for it. I also picked up Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao and I am LOVING IT. I have less than a hundred pages left and I am pretty sure that this will be my first 5 stars reads of the year.

I want to read next:

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig was released in France earlier this month and I borrowed a copy because I am really curious about it. I’m going to try and read it as soon as I finish Iron Widow which is bound to be soon. I also received (in French) an ARC copy of Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales because the translation is going to be released here in April and I am also really curious about it. And of course, I still want to check out The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He.

And that’s it for today! I hope you have a great reading week!