World Book Day Celebration: Diverse Books for Kids & Teens

World Book Day Celebration: Diverse Books for Kids & Teens

It is World Book Day 2021, and I am here with a bunch of my fellow UK bloggers to talk about diverse books for kids and teens! My post is following on from the girls at Northern Plunder, and after me, you’ll want to check out Amy Jane Alice. We’re all giving between three to five diverse book recommendations for kids and teens of different ages. Thanks to Charlotte from Wonderfully Bookish for making these graphics!

The publishing world still has a lot of work to do when it comes to diversity. There are still some big problems out there. But there is definitely a more diverse selection of books out there than when I was a kid. And this makes me so happy! I’m going to split these into sections and then list a few extra options below!

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Otherworldalong – Industrial Magic

Otherworldalong – Industrial Magic

Yeah, it’s that time of the month again. But this time I thought I’d try something a little different. We’re onto the fourth book on the series and the second book with Paige Winterbourne as the protagonist.

As I’ve said previously, we have a discord for this readalong. It’s pretty quiet, but there are channels for each of the books. This means you can catch up, and still easily have a place to discuss the books. It’s a long series so we’re going to be at this for a while. There’s also places to just chat generally as we should all make friends as we read together!

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My Favourite Underrated Series

My Favourite Underrated Series

I’m going to start this post off by saying if any of these series do pop up on your social media feeds or whatever a lot, they don’t mine. And I clearly need to be following the same people as you. But I tried to make sure that I suggest series that I adored when I read them, but I have never really seen anyone talk about them. So there won’t be the usual series that you see people claim are underrated…

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Anticipated Releases: March 2021

Anticipated Releases: March 2021

I’m back with an anticipated releases post! I didn’t do one in February, mostly because the books that I wanted that were coming out, I either had as ARCs or preordered. I couldn’t think of enough books that were not on either of those lists, so I decided to skip the month.

This month I am including a few books I have preordered and quite a few sequels too. But I wanted to share my excitement for these books!

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Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? No, It’s a Superhero Book!

Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? No, It’s a Superhero Book!

Technically this is a post that I’ve written before and have removed. But I’ve been talking to my sister and a friend about superheroes recently. And now I’m just kind of hyped to talk a little bit more about superhero books. I’ve read a few and loved a few, so now is my chance to share some of them with you!

I’m going to try to talk more about the series that I don’t really see people talk about. I adore the Renegades books by Marissa Meyer, but they’re pretty well known and I’ll be avoiding The Extraordinaries by T.J Klune for the same reason. Both of those are books I thoroughly enjoyed but I wanna go a little less popular.

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Series Vs Standalones: Which Do We Prefer?

Series Vs Standalones: Which Do We Prefer?

It’s an age-old debate: which are better series or standalones.

And when it comes down to it, it is a personal opinion. But this is something I’ve been thinking about as I keep seeing the question pop up on those little quiz things on Instagram stories. Both are great, but why do some people prefer series and others standalones? It can be tied to genre preferences for sure. A romance series unless it follows multiple characters can get a bit samey, but a standalone fantasy book doesn’t always hold the same impact with world-building due to page space.

Both standalones and series have their merits, and I decided that I wanted to talk a little about them and see what you all think!

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Mini TBR – February 2021

Mini TBR  – February 2021

Sharing a mini TBR last month was a lot of fun, and I can happily tell you that I have completed it! Admittedly, I did wind up reading Blood and Honey in December after writing the January post. But, I still read the book, so I’m totally counting it. One of the books was also a DNF, which was a shame, but I’m not mad about it. There are too many good books out there to force myself to finish one I’m not enjoying. I also didn’t quite complete the very large pile my mini TBR was chosen from. It was so close though! I only have like two books left on it, but I threw in some ARCs and some library books and it all adds up to extra reading.

But I completed my mini TBR, and I want to celebrate that!

And by celebrate, I mean, let me share my mini TBR for February.

What? Don’t pretend you didn’t know what the celebration was going to be. This time I’m going to list the ARCs I plan on reading this month as well. There’s always a chance I’ll pick a few more of these up, but I have banned myself from requesting on NetGalley for a bit, so, hopefully not XD.

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Curbing The Book Buying Habit – Or Not

Curbing The Book Buying Habit – Or Not

Let’s face it, I’m not got stop buying books any time soon. I wish I could say I’m going on a total ban until I’ve gotten through most of my massive stack of books. But, whenever I say that, I don’t keep to it. To be honest, I probably won’t keep to this either. But I’m doing my best.

After last year, I’ve got more books to read than I’ve had for a long time. My spending habits got a little hand and I need to slow down. I don’t have the money to be doing that right now. So what am I planning on doing if not a complete ban?

I’m limiting the number of books I’m allowed to buy each month.

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Books I’m Intimidated By

Books I’m Intimidated By

Big books scare me. There. I said it. I don’t like picking up big books as I’m worried they’ll take me a while to get through and I prefer reading things quickly. Unfortunately, there are some big books out there that look good, and I do still plan to read them. They just intimidate the hell out of me.

And that’s not the only thing about certain books that intimidates me. It’s just the main reason. So I just wanted to do a quick post talking about some of these books. Hopefully, you guys can tell me how amazing they are and make me want to pick them up sooner!

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Series I Want To Re-Read (And Hopefully Finish)

Series I Want To Re-Read (And Hopefully Finish)

This was a post a long time in the planning. I was originally going to write it, last summer, I think? And I’ve since started my re-reads of some of these series. But I was thinking of content that I wanted to create, and this was one that still stuck in my mind. So, here we go.

These are all series that I read the first books of a few years ago now. Time has gone on and I’ve always meant to pick up the next books and read on. Only, it’s now reached a point where I can’t really remember what happened in the first book. so I need to re-read that before I can even think about moving on.

It’s a common book-lovers problem, but I’m not usually someone who re-reads before reading the latest instalment in a series. I’ve got too many books to be able to do that. But these are books where I can’t move on yet. One of them I got the second book recently thinking it would be fine, I went to start it and was completely lost. Yeah. That was no fun. So, there’s six series here and where I stand currently, I recommend them all.

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