Hi everyone! I hope everyone is having a lovely October so far. Last year, in the summer, I posted about books with summer vibes, and I wanted to something similar this autumn! Autumn is my favourite season - it's so crisp (ignoring the rain) and the perfect time to cuddle up with a book, so … Continue reading recs: cozy reads for this autumn
recs: sapphic thrillers & horror novels
With Halloween a month away, and spooky month just around a corner, I wanted to share some sapphic thrillers/horrors that I enjoyed and I would recommend. [CONTINUE READING]
recs: my favourite sapphic novels
As it's pride month, and because I recently just read a brilliant sapphic novel, I thought it would be fun to share my favourite sapphic reads for anyone looking for recs!
dark academia recommendations
I'm here today to discuss some of my favourite dark academia novels and give some recommendations too!
a short discussion on dark academia
Dark academia is a sub-genre that has become incredibly popular in the past few years. This sub-genre usually falls within the thriller genre. It is, typically, books with a school/academic setting where things take a turn for the worst. These books usually involve murder and mystery, and showing just how terrible academia can be and how knowledge can corrupt.
However, there's not a set definition on what dark academia really is. If you go into what is shelved as "dark academia" on goodreads, you'll be surprised to see the selection of books there - or at least, I was. Why are books like The Great Gatsby or Jane Eyre shelved in this section? Because some of us had to read it for academia?
For myself, I would define the genre as thriller/mystery novels predominantly set in an academic setting, in which the backdrop is important to the plot. So, you won't be seeing books like The Raven Boys in this post - because as much as I absolutely love that book, maybe only 25% of the book is actually set or related to Aglionby Academy.
I obviously don't have any ownership or domain on what makes a novel fit into the 'dark academia' category so take whatever I say with a pinch of salt !
new & upcoming releases by muslim authors
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]
2021: my year in books
I thought I'd take the time to post a little summary of my reading in 2021, and my favourite books across the months!
I know, I know, I'm perhaps one of the last people to make a post on this. I've been planning this post for a few weeks now and honestly, time just got away from me and this post has ended up much longer than I expected.
revisiting favourites from 2020
Hello everyone! I hope everyone is doing well 💛 This is a post that I've been thinking about making a lot, since I read so many wonderful books last year but, as I only started this blog in March 2021, haven't reviewed on this blog. I still hold the books mentioned below very near and … Continue reading revisiting favourites from 2020
top 10/100 books I’ve read this year
As you might have read in my wrap-up of October, I recently completed my goodreads challenge of 100 books.
I thought it would be a fun idea to make a mini wrap-up of my top 10 of the 100 books I've read... [continue reading}
books that terrified me
I hope everyone is having a wonderful October so far.
To keep on theme with the spooky season, I decided to make a list of books that really creeped me out. I know I've already made a post recommending books to read this season, but this list is specifically books that really creeped me out. [continue reading]
books to read this scary season
Hello and happy October!
I know I know, another recommendation post for thrillers? It's Halloween soon, how could I resist in rounding up some scary reads for this fall. I've read some really wonderful thrillers/mysteries these past few months and I just had to collate them here and share.
I've tried to tailor the recommendations to be varied - for those who are easily frightened and want something lowkey, or what one with romance, or want a book filled with horror. Hopefully there'll be at least one book that catches your eye! [continue reading]