recommended for: fans of the rivals-to-lovers trope, strong female characters, girls in STEM, and cute romance novels
My Mechanical Romance was a wonderfully sweet (yet still angsty) contemporary novel that explores what it's like to be a teenage girl with an interest in the STEM field in a misogynistic world, how ambition is not something to be scared of, and how important it is to let go of other people's expectations. A mix of seriousness and fluff, it's a contemporary novel I adored reading.
I hope that everyone is doing well. April was an eventful month - between ramadan and Eid and work, it was a lot. Somehow I still managed to find the time to read, and much more than I expected! I read 8 books and 3 manga volumes, and I enjoyed most of them! There was only one book I rated 5 stars in April, but you can't win them all.
It's already May and I have not managed to whittle down my extensive to-read list. In fact, I think it's grown over the past few months. So - I thought it would be a good idea to tackle it head on and take on the Beat The Backlist challenge.
So many of these books have just been sitting in my tbr for far too long, and I'm eager to hop into it!
I hope everyone is doing well and having a lovely Monday. I can't believe it's mid-April already! The Animal Crossing Readathon is now over, and I had so much fun hosting and taking part in it. I kind of reached all my reading goals for it - I swapped one of my original prompts out for another, but I did read all the other books I added to my list for the readathon. I enjoyed them all, giving four of them 5 stars.
In honour of our Animal Crossing readathon coming to an end, my lovely friend Cossette and I thought it would be fun to do a little Animal Crossing challenge!
This challenge involved us making book-themed builds in the game Animal Crossing. We each picked two random items (making it four in total) and then, using the objects, had to recreate a scene or atmosphere from a book on our Animal Crossing islands. So, with a total of four objects (the fortune teller set, the wooden bookshelf, the serving cart, and the afternoon tea set), we each made four different book-inspired builds.
Below you'll see the four scenes I made that included the items. Make sure to check out Cossette's post to see what she made!
I'm hoping everyone had a good March - or at least, better than the one I had. It's been a tough month, and honestly I'm surprised I was able to read 2 books, let alone the amount I did by the end. There were a lot of hurdles in my personal life, between work and family, and if it weren't for my tbr for this month being really good comforting reads, I don't think I would have read anything. [continue reading]
I hope everyone is doing well. I'm here to post my Q&A to celebrate one year of this blog!
It's so strange to think that a whole year has passed since I made this blog; time has flown by so fast. I just want to say a big thank you to everyone has stuck around and read my posts or interacted with me. You've made this space so lovely and welcoming, and I've met such wonderful people here. So, thank you all for that!
I hope you're all doing well. March is flying by so fast, and in a few short weeks it will be Ramadan, which I am really looking forward to. I thought now would be a good time to share some new and upcoming releases by Muslim authors, set to be released this year.
I'm really excited for these books, and I hope some of them catch your eye too! [continue reading]