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Books I DIDN’T enjoy reading this year (disappointments)

Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi Hotel World by Ali Smith Quiet by Susan CainBurn by Patrick NessBraving the Wilderness by Brene BrownCarry On by Rainbow RowellMiss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs Peter Pan by J. M. BarrieThis Savage Song by V. E. SchwabDaring Greatly by Brene Brown These were… Continue reading Books I DIDN’T enjoy reading this year (disappointments)

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Books I enjoyed reading this year

Re-reading Harry Potter seriesThe Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick NessSacred Powers by David JiGhost Boys by Jewell Parker RhodesThe Four Agreements by Don Miguel RuizThis Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany JewellNotes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig Northern Lights by Philips Pullman The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F by Mark… Continue reading Books I enjoyed reading this year

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Anti-Racist Book Recs: “Natives” by Akala

I have just finished reading Natives by Akala. I listened to it on Audible, where he read the book himself (always better when the author reads their own work if it's non-fiction, especially). I loved it! It was a lot to consume, hence why it took me a while, but he had a down-to-earth way… Continue reading Anti-Racist Book Recs: “Natives” by Akala

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Anti-Racist Book Recs: “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell

This is your ticket into the world of anti-racism! It's a short book, only 160 pages, and an easy read for all - it has pictures and activities and everything! But in those 160 pages, Tiffany Jewell manages to pack a real punch and deliver so many messages about: BIPoC history (a varied, deep, eye-opening… Continue reading Anti-Racist Book Recs: “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell

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Book Recommendation/Review: “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng

I didn't know if I would like this book. I actually bought it a while ago, but it was only after watching the AMAZING TV show Little Fire Everywhere, that I was drawn back to the author again and her way of writing about people's lives and race and the psychology of how our past… Continue reading Book Recommendation/Review: “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng

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Book Recommendation/Review: “Ghost Boys” by Jewell Parker Rhodes

I loved this book. I adored it! It was everything: emotional, sweet, funny, socially relevant, politically important, real and raw, hopeful and positive, beautiful, sad, mysterious, scary, informative, horrific... everything! It is a Middle-Grade/Young Adult fiction book. It's only 203 pages, I think. I read it on the night and finished it the next morning.… Continue reading Book Recommendation/Review: “Ghost Boys” by Jewell Parker Rhodes

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Book Review of Sacred Powers: This Book Has Changed Me!

I loved this book! Simple, review done! Joking aside, this book was unexpectedly great. I bought it because my favourite YouTuber (Kalyn Nicholson) always mentions it. To be honest, I feared it would be some wishy-washy nonsense. Oh, how I was wrong! It was wonderfully written and easy to read, firstly, which is unexpected from… Continue reading Book Review of Sacred Powers: This Book Has Changed Me!

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Why I Write Books: World Book Day Inspired

Know myself A lot of people become writers because they're avid readers first. Not me. I only became a big reader later in life. I read when I was younger, but not much. I'm actually ashamed of how little my have-read pile is compared to the must-read pile. I love TV and film and I… Continue reading Why I Write Books: World Book Day Inspired

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World Book Day: 15 Mental Health Reads

These are books that I've read or want to read that relate to mental health or bettering your life (and in turn your mental health)... *Warning, some of these books may deal with heavy subject matter* Reasons to Stay Alive Notes on a Nervous Planet It's Kind of a Funny Story Turtles All The Way… Continue reading World Book Day: 15 Mental Health Reads

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Rethinking the Strong Female Character

It is great that nowadays we are seeing more female heroes in books, film, and TV. However, I don't think (and many agree) that the strong female character is actually doing what it's supposed to do. Let me explain. A strong female character is supposed to show young girls, and even women, that they can… Continue reading Rethinking the Strong Female Character