[Book Recs] Dark Academia

I can’t decide whether I enjoy this literary category so much because it’s a reminder that my school experience could be so much worse (i.e., more dangerous) or because it’s a reminder that my school experience could be so much more exciting (i.e., more dangerous). Maybe some of both?

But either way, back-to-school season puts me in the mood for nonfiction, classics, and dark academia. So today I’m bringing you a list of favorites from this last subgenre (?), which I hope you’ll enjoy regardless of whether you’re currently a student.

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[Book Recs] Novellas & Short Novels

While my attention span has been all but nonexistent lately, novellas and short novels have been really helpful for keeping up with my reading challenges and feeling like I’ve accomplished things, i.e. finished books.

I’m betting I’m not alone in this, so today I’m sharing some of the titles that may help you out as well.

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[Bookending Spring] 50 Shades of Green

Not gonna lie, these blog posts are my main source of entertainment lately. So I was really happy to find this one by Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads which was a much-needed gentle reminder that colors exist and are pretty and make me happy.

And that spring is coming — it hasn’t quite arrived in my hometown yet, but I can feel it in the air. Or maybe that’s pollen and impending allergies …

I actually put quite a few green books on my Recs to Calm Your Soul post (another awesome BE Spring prompt, by Lauren @ Northern Plunder), so you can check that list out too if you’re looking for even more!

Green is the color of spring, so let’s talk about your favorite green books you’ve read, and those on your TBR!!

This post is part of Bookending Spring 2020, which is organized by Sam & Clo!
Today’s prompt, “Calm Your Soul,” is hosted by Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads.

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[Bookending Spring | Book Recs] Calm Your Soul

Now perhaps more than ever, I find myself reading to escape reality. And when the future is so uncertain, I find myself reaching for books that I know will be comforting.

I’m sure I’m not alone in this, of course. But it’s a great excuse to share some of the books that help get me through rough days.

Recommend books that help with organisation, spirituality, mindfulness, or calming you down*.

*Yes, this could mean your go-to reread fiction book that mellows you out.

This post is part of Bookending Spring 2020, which is organized by Sam & Clo!
Today’s prompt, “Calm Your Soul,” is hosted by Lauren @ Northern Plunder.

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[Book Recs] Black History Month

To be quite honest, I’m always a bit uncomfortable recommending books about identities I don’t share. But these past couple of years I’ve been making a conscious effort to read more diversely, and we are halfway through Black History Month.

So although I can’t personally speak to the quality of the rep in these books, they all have diverse characters and engaging stories. Whether you’re looking for Contemporary or Fantasy, hopefully you’ll be able to find something that intrigues you.

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21 Milestone Reads

🎵 This is my birthday song; it isn’t very long. 🎵 

At some point I will probably stop being okay with sharing my exact age on the Internet, so I may regret this post (and last year’s). But today I am 21 years old and I do not care. That’s a problem for future me. 

Birthdays are still days of wonder to me: a reminder to look back on the experiences that have influenced me, and to look forward to the experiences that await. I’ve certainly drawn a lot from the books I’ve read, for better or worse and since this is in large part a book blog, I figured, what better way to celebrate?

This post was inspired by Ibukun @ A Bookworm and a Half; I’m sure plenty of other bloggers have done similar lists, but Ibukun’s was the first that I read. 

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