6 New YA Novels to Read During Black History Month

Hello, everyone! Happy February! As many of you likely already know, February is Black History Month. In honor of this important time, I wanted to highlight some Black stories I’m personally really excited for on my blog.

So today I’d like to share with you all a list of 6 brand new YA releases written by Black authors. They all come highly recommended, and while I myself have only had the chance to read one of them so far (which was an absolute 5 STAR read 🤩), I can’t wait to pick up the others! All these books will have recently hit the shelves in the past few weeks, so check them out and see which ones pique your interest. ✨

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My Top Ten Reads from 2020

2020 was my first year as a book blogger! And since becoming a book blogger I’ve had the opportunity to read a lot of fantastic books, many of which were recently published in 2020 too! Since the year is ending, I thought it would be fun to look back through the – over 100! – books I’ve read this year and discuss my top ten favorite reads from 2020.

All these books were written and read in 2020! Isn’t that awesome?!

T o mix it up, I decided to split these top ten titles into my five favorite YA/Adult reads since I tend to read both genres – and love them equally. Check them out, and let me know if any of these titles made it onto your Best of 2020 Lists! ☺️

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#ThrowbackThursday: My Favorite Teen Standalone Novels

This week has been a SEVERELY busy one for me, so on a lighter note, I thought today would be the perfect time to post a fun follow up to my last #throwbackthursday blog post with a list of my favorite standalone novels from when I was a teenager! It’s kind of fun to look back and see what books really shaped me as a young reader, since it was then that I became the bibliophile that I am today!

This list includes 5 standalone books I just LOVED as a teenager. (I probably read them each 50-million times. 😅) Let me know if you’ve read any of these titles, and if you did, whether you liked them or not. ☺️

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3 Spooky New Releases to Read for Halloween & Hispanic Heritage Month

I don’t know about you, but I love October! It’s got gorgeous colours of leaves in trees, pumpkin spiced everything, and the perfect weather for curling up under a cozy blanket and reading a good book. Bonus points if it’s written by a Latinx author in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and a spooky tale just in time for Halloween~ 🎃✨

With that in mind, here are three books I’m personally looking forward to reading that fit the bill on both accounts – featuring haunted houses, ghost summonings, and magical worlds of sorcerers and werewolves – all of which have STELLAR reviews.

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3 ASMRtists to Listen to While Reading (or Studying)

Yes, I listen to ASMR. No, I’m not ashamed to admit it. (Well, mostly.)

Look, ASMR is a super popular phenomenon for something that many people find weird. 😂 I admit, even I thought it was a bit kooky when I first heard about it… but at this point I’m pretty addicted. 😅

Now ASMR is my favorite thing to listen to while reading. 🎧✨ Especially because most of the time I’m reading while sitting on the couch beside my partner as she games, which can get pretty loud between the sounds of the game itself and her yelling at the TV (LOL). So my goal with this post is to give a little attention to the ASMRtists (YouTubers who specialize in ASMR-related content) that I find most appealing to play in the background while I read (or study, since it is back-to-school season). 😌

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