• 326359090 3473357422987184 5670429979284620953 n - Boy Parts by Eliza Clark Book Review
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    Boy Parts by Eliza Clark Book Review

    So I was recently gifted a new Kindle Paperwhite by my partner (thank you <3) and with it, Amazon gave me 3 months of Kindle unlimited! I’ve never had kindle unlimited before so this was a fun way to explore books I was curious about and give them a read. One that’s been on my radar and highly recommended by a few people was Boy Parts. I didn’t know much about this book – only that it had a lot of funny cultural comments and name-drops that were relevant to the last few years as it was published in 2020. I did not realise how dark, how violent, depraved and…

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    1 Sentence Reviews ā€“ All the Books I Read in 2022 Part 2

    Happy New Year everyone! It’s crazy that we’re already in 2023, but I’m honestly so happy about it. Although I had many positives in 2022, I also had some lows that I’d love to forget! I really enjoyed doing the 1 sentence reviews in September when I came back to blogging and it’s actually crazy that I read more in the last 4 months than I did when I last wrote that blog post. I’m super happy to have ended with 55 books read in 2022. Without much further ado, here are the rest of the books I read last year, summed up and reviewed in one sentence. NOTE: I…

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    Babel by R.F. Kuang Book Review

    R.F Kuang has been a very popular author in the book community for years now since she wrote The Poppy War trilogy – many friends have read it and absolutely loved it. Although The Poppy War wasn’t a book I wanted to pick up, Babel quickly took the community by storm the second it was announced and I couldn’t escape this book myself because of the hype. I tried really hard to keep my expectations neutral – I knew little about the book going in other than it was a dark academic fantasy read and that it involved languages. I’m not impartial to the dark academia trend and I’ve had…

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    Everything Feels Like the End of the World by Else Fitzgerald Book Review

    When this book arrived at my doorstep, I was immediately intrigued – not because I had recently been struggling with my mental health and everything did feel like the end of the world for a hot minute, but because I rarely get sent books from publishers and the cover looked so cheerful despite its slightly grim title. A huge thanks to Allen & Unwin Australia for sending a review copy of this novel my way – let’s get onto the review! Book Description: Everything Feels Like the End of the World is a collection of short speculative fiction exploring possible futures from an Australia not so different from our present day…

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    1 Sentence Reviews – All the Books I’ve Read in 2022 so far

    Hi! It’s been a while haha! I almost didn’t expect myself to blog again – 2022 has so far been so hectic but until recently, I’ve finally had a decent break to focus on myself and something I began craving was to write for enjoyment again. I’ve actually been reading a lot more lately and having a lot of fun and passion for books after what felt like a drought.  I thought I’d get back into the game with some easy 1-sentence reviews of all the books I’ve read so far this year. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing them! Conversations on Love by…

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    Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Sutanto Book Review

    A recent release from this year, this book jumped out at me at the book store because of its funky pop-art inspired cover and it had an interesting blurb that sounded like a light read I might enjoy so I started reading it – but then put it down at 50 pages for another book. Fast track a month or so, I picked it up again and managed to finish it in like 2 days! Thought I’d write a little review to explain my thoughts. Goodreads Blurb: When Meddelin Chan ends up accidentally killing her blind date, her meddlesome mother calls for her even more meddlesome aunties to help get…

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    The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang Book Review

    If you’ve read my previous reviews of books by Helen Hoang like The Kiss Quotient and The Bride Test, you’ll know that I absolutely love this series. I’m not sure if you could really call it a series but all the books are in the same world and we see previous book characters in sequels and it’s just so wholesome! I love books that do this and I’ve absolutely loved Helen’s writing so far so I was super excited to get my hands on this book. Truth be told, I actually completely forgot about it until the week before the release date but then Amazon took 3 weeks to deliver…

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    The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller Book Review

    Apparently, this book has been taking BookTok by storm lately and it has actually been on my shelves for years now so I’m glad that I finally got to reading this! I previously read Circe by Madeline Miller and absolutely loved it (see review here), so I tried not to set my expectations too high even though 99% of others seem to LOVE this book and tell me that they cried while reading it. Did this book live up to the hype? Let’s get onto the review! Goodreads Blurb: Achilles, “the best of all the Greeks,” son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong,…

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    As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson Book Review (Spoiler-Free)

    I can’t explain how devastated I am that this series is over, and boy, Holly Jackson knew how to end it. This book is the last book in the Good Girl’s Guide to Murder trilogy. Obviously, huge spoilers from the first two books here so please beware and just go read the first two books – they’re amazing! Goodreads Blurb Pip Fitz-Amobi is haunted by the way her last investigation ended. Soon she’ll be leaving for Cambridge University but then another case finds her . . . and this time it’s all about Pip. Pip is used to online death threats, but there’s one that catches her eye, someone who…

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    The Shut Ins by Katherine Brabon Book Review

    I have been slumping so hard lately but little by little, I managed to finish this book! I read a little on my lunch breaks, in between games, before bed; in an attempt to integrate reading back into my life and I think this book resonated with me quite well despite a rough start. Huge thanks to Allen & Unwin Australia who sent me a review copy in exchange for an honest review. This novel came out on July 2nd, so this is a tidbit late but well worth it in my opinion. First up, what is The Shut Ins about: Goodreads Blurb Mai and Hikaru went to school together…