Let’s talk…Genre stereotypes and the clouding of judgement (+ some recommendations!)

genre stereotypes

So when trying to decide this week’s discussion post, I thought I’d just stick to the stereotype theme. Since last Sunday I confessed the fact that I am a stereotypical bookworm (sort of), I might as well, right?

Ahhhhh stereotypes. Aren’t they just everywhere? Greeting us like old friends. Or rather…making barriers and giving people clouded judgements in absolutely everything and basically causing all the prejudice in the world. 

Yeah. That.

But surely it doesn’t go that far, right?

Well, let’s see…

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June Wrap Up

June wrap up

Did June even happen?

Apparently so.

It still hasn’t sunk in that here in England, it’s actually Summer now – not that the weather has done anything to help remind me. So all those books I’ve held off “until Summer when I have more time”…well, now’s the time.

Anyway, it’s the start of July, meaning a June Wrap-Up is needed. So here we are!

As always, this will be a long post so get comfy and enjoy!

I call this photo “The one in which I nearly give myself concussion trying to balance 9 books on my head”. Bit of a mouthful, but true.

June

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I’ll Give You The Sun By Jandy Nelson…I Just…Don’t Get It…?

I'll give you the sun

*All reviews I write are spoiler free*

I am sorry in advance if you don’t like this review. BECAUSE I KNOW HOW WELL LOVED THIS BOOK IS.

But I promise you, it’s not a bad review. It does still have a good rating. It’s just…not as amazing as everyone else’s.

I’m just in that 1% of the population who thinks a little differently 😆

Let’s talk about I’ll Give You The Sun!

I'll give you the sun

Title: I’ll Give You The Sun

Author: Jandy Nelson

Publisher: Walker Books

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+

Series Status: Standalone

Number of Pages: 429

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Wanting To Find The End In Isla And The Happily Ever After By Stephanie Perkins

Isla and the happily ever after

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I did it! I finished the series!

It only took me two years and a reread. But still.

So instead of rambling on, it’s about time this review made its appearance on my blog.

Let’s talk about Isla and the Happily Ever After!

Isla and the happily ever after

Title: Isla and the Happily Ever After

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Publisher: Usborne

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Series Status: The 3rd book in the Anna and the French Kiss trilogy

Number of Pages:  375

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Basking In The Creative Side Of Lola And The Boy Next Door By Stephanie Perkins

Lola and the boy next door

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Finally finaLLY FINALLY!

I’ve finally continued this series beyond the first book!

*Throws glitter into the air*

AND I’m currently reading the last book…so I’ll finally finish this series, after 2 years!

*Throws more glitter confetti*

Let’s talk about Lola and the Boy Next Door!

Lola and the Boy Next Door

Title: Lola and the Boy Next Door

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Publisher: Usborne

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Series Status: The 2nd book in the Anna and the French Kiss trilogy

Number of Pages:  373

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Falling In Love With Anna And The French Kiss By Stephanie Perkins All Over Again (A Reread)

anna and the french kiss

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This was a REREAD for me!

I’m on a mission to finally continue this series! And that meant I needed to reread the first book, since I read it I think over two years ago and could hardly remember anything that happened. I know I didn’t HAVE to, since each book follows a different character, but I wanted to sort of kickstart my interest again. So the reread happened 😀

Let’s talk about Anna and the French Kiss!

Anna and the French Kiss

Title: Anna and the French Kiss

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Publisher: Usborne

Series Status: The 1st book in the Anna and the French Kiss trilogy

Number of Pages:  401

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May Wrap Up – Complete With Some Major Fangirl Moments

May wrap up

I know this is coming nearly a week into June. I was going to write it the weekend before and have it up early, but I knew I’d finish one last book in May after this would’ve been uploaded, so I delayed the wrap up a week to include it.

Anyway, the month of May seemed to drag out considerably for me. The books I read at the start of the month feel like a lifetime ago. But I’ve had a decent reading month, and a fair few fangirl moments towards the end of the month.

As always, this is going to be a long post, so get comfy and enjoy!

May

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I Should’ve Read The Manifesto On How To Be Interesting By Holly Bourne First…

TMOHTBI

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So, this is the third Holly Bourne book I’ve read.

I plan on buying and reading them all, so right now I just need one more (Soulmates) before I have them all – well, that’s until the last book in the Normal series comes out in August.

Anyway, let’s talk about The Manifesto On How To Be Interesting!

(PS. I apologize for the lack of quality in this photo. My review image turned out really bad so I had to find an old photo to use.)

The manifesto on how to be interesting

Title: The Manifesto On How To Be Interesting

Author: Holly Bourne

Publisher: Usborne Publishing

Series Status: Standalone

Number of Pages:  448

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May Book Haul – How Do You Manage To Accumulate Books Without Even Realizing?

may book haul

Well apparently it’s June.

May did actually drag for me. When I look back at these books, they all feel like I got them a lifetime ago. Well, apart from the last three, which I got a couple of days ago.

About that: The last three books I technically got on June 1st, BUT…I’m hoping not to buy any books in June so they’re being put into this book haul rather than be missed out.

And the title?

That’s because with this month dragging out so much for me, I managed to accumulate nine books in May without even realizing it. Probably because of a combination of me not buying all of them/ I’ve already read some of them/ and I got them over such a wide span…or so I thought.

So that’s enough rambling. Here’s the books!

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The Things I’d Like To See More In Books, Because For Some Reason They All Magically Vanish

things to see more in books

Have you ever had one of those moments where you wish there was something else included in books?

Whether it be something of a magical topic, or something positively mundane, over my years of reading quite a stack of wishful thinking has built up on this topic.

So here are the top 10 things I’d like to see more of in books!

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