I’ll be honest, I’ve not been on it with the reading the last two months. Heavy deadlines at uni and chronic illness flare ups conspired to slow me down but that’s okay, it happens. I also broke my phone in June so lost all my old photos – including the bookish ones I saved for this post – no of COURSE I didn’t cry about that… With that in mind, it made sense to combine the last two months of reading into one post, so here are the titles I’ve read in May and June!
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My first forray into audiobooks in a looooong time, did you know this book is available for free on Spotify to listen to? This is a fun, lighthearted, queer romance read that ends up being pretty heartwarming, but I found the main character SUPER annoying, so it lost a little of it’s charm because of that!
Thank you to the publishers for gifting me an advanced copy.
The feminist imagining of what happened to Wendy after Neverland that you never knew you needed. I’ve already recommended this book to loads of friends, think historical fiction focusing on how women were treated in the early 20th century, combined with the magic of Neverland. I loved this book, it’s heart-wrenching and definitely made me cry!
Just awful. You can read my full review here, but in essence this book wasn’t even proof-read, and what was a fun smutty series turned into a cringe-worthy eye-rolling filler. Yawn.
Can you believe this was my first TJR book?! I know, I know, I’m late to the party. I loved this, it was a super fun and addictive summer read, I really connected with all the Riva siblings and ended up binging this in a day.
God I just LOVED this. This book had the most heartwarming queer found family I didn’t know I needed, and when the book ended I felt genuinely sad that I couldn’t continue to read about their lives forever. If you only read one book from this post, make it this one.
Catching up on the TJR hype and I really enjoyed this one too. The character of Evelyn was so well thought out I almost convinced myself she was real. I found the ‘twist’ reveal at the end a little rushed and I wish that there was more about the fallout of Evelyn’s ‘reveal’, but overall I really enjoyed this one.
A fun romance with diversity, who’d have thought! We have Vietnamese, and Vietnamese-American characters, and an autistic love interest. An easy fun read.
A difficult read inspired by the cases of sexual misconduct bought against R. Kelly, this covers important topics like child abuse and the way black girls are ignored and not believed by the police. It’s tough to read but important.
A sweet and wholesome queer love story featuring two Bengali girls – I love the diversity in this book! It’s a quick and easy YA read that I really enjoyed – perfect for the beach!
Have you read anything good recently?