Hey Guys! Today I’m coming at you with the top 5 books I want to read in the Spring! I have all of these out from the library at the moment so fingers crossed I’ll actually read them and they won’t just sit in my backpack gathering dust to and from Uni???

Remember to click on the book covers to go to the Goodreads pages!




Hey guys, today I’m coming at you with a different type of post, one I’ve never written before. Today I am sort of live writing my 24 hour readathon except it won’t really be live because I’ll be posting it the next day if that makes sense??? 



fridges fridges fridgesAquaman, Volume 1: The Trench Artemis The Inexplicable Logic of My Life




As you can see by my tbr, I have a shorter book, a comic and a longer book (which I have already started) so it’s  petty standard readathon tbr.

Aquaman – 144 pages

Artemis – 305 pages

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life – 452 pages

So why did I choose these books? Well, I am trying to prep myself for my reading goals next year. Next year I will be trying to only read the books that I own and library books, excluding arcs. This year I bought way too many books so I want to try and knock them off of my tbr shelf since there are roughly 40 on there.

All of these books are from the library and because Artemis is a new release it is a fastback aka. read it in 7 days or face the wrath of the library. So, because I borrowed it on the 22nd I want to have it read in the next day or two.

I also would like to read Aquaman volume 1. I recently watched Justice League and really enjoyed a certain character so now I need to read every comic and since the film is coming out Dec next year I really need to get started on distracting myself from how excited I am about that film. Also, if I end up with any extra time I hope to read more of The Inexplicable Logic of My Life or I will just pick up another comic.



At Midnight I picked my tbr so I could dive straight into my reading as soon as I woke up.

11:00 AM

I woke up around 9:30 and then made my typical breakfast (tuna, feta, cherry tomatoes and corn because I’m fun) and started my audiobook for Artemis around 11am.

I then made a coffee, I don’t actually drink coffee that often but I think it’s okay for today?



Artemis (page 50) – I definitely do not like Artemis as much as I loved The Martian. I am not digging the way Weir writes his women, and I think he should just stick to his own gender since he clearly knows nothing about women.

1:30 PM

As I listen to my audiobook (I am roughly 90 pages into Artemis) I am writing this blog post (my aim is for it to be like a written vlog if that makes sense?) along with my 2018 Blogging Goals post which hopefully will go up at the beginning of January.

2:30 PM

Artemis (page 162) – This is now a murder mystery? What??


3:00 PM 

Time for a half hour break to plan to the menu for Christmas! I live in QLD, Aus so Christmas Day is usually around 40°, so add global warming to that and I am in a hellscape of heat.

So far I’m thinking:

  • Watermelon salad (feta, mint, watermelon)
  • Salad (Salad mix, carrot, beetroot, red onion, avocado, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, peach)
  • Mango gelato (frozen banana, frozen mango, water)
  • Salmon
  • Eggnogg because duh

I usually take care of the cold foods for Christmas and I have two younger brothers who, like me, prefer to eat colourful food, so I think I’m good so far. For Christmas, I try to make simple foods like salads (I make awesome salads ngl) and gelato. I have two brothers, both very different to each other: the elder is eating less and less as he gets older and is quickly becoming vegetarian (which means he eats even less than he used to) like me, and the other will eat anything he gets his hands on. And so, to meet in the middle I use a lot of fruit in my cooking: bases, flavour fillers or marinades.

To keep it cool I find fruit is also a really great cooking tool. You can use them in any kind of salad (no, I’m not weird) and they go with pretty much anything. But this year I’m staying lowkey and just making some gelato. My brothers both really enjoy mango and gelato is really simple and quick to make (five minutes with some frozen fruits and a blender) so it’s really easy to make. I could also make some raspberry gelato if I feel the urge.

5:00 PM

Currently writing a survey because I’m fun. Also, Artemis is boring af and I could not are less, not great for a readathon.

5:30 PM

Just finished Artemis.

In Summary: 4/10 Would not recommend

11:00 PM

Okay, so I think at this point I am probably not going to pick anything else up. I was really hoping to read Aquaman but I think Artemis has tired me out and now I don’t really want to read anything else today. I think I will definitely be picking up a comic or two and hopefully the audiobook of Call Me By Your Name tomorrow while I prepare all the food for Christmas day.






Do you do 24 hr readathons? Do you plan on doing any readathons during the rest of the year?



Hey guys, today I am coming at you with a new recommendations post, focusing on 2017 book releases.

Upon looking through the list of books I had read this year I discovered that I hadn’t really read too many 2017 releases this year, however, there were 5 (what a convenient number) that I found I did really enjoy. 


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My Review

Because who doesn’t love circus books? I knew from the very beginning of the year when I read this, that Caraval was going to be one of my favourite books of the year. It was charismatic and the writing was amazing, the author described the surroundings in the novel through colours, which was like nothing I had rad before and it really made the novel for me That, and I had never read a book set in a circus before.


My Review

This was definitely not my favourite read of the year, however, it was my first Adam Silvera novel and I do think about it quite often which, I think shows how much thought went into the novel on the author’s end.

This is definitely an interesting novel, it tackles a really complex topic and the main characters are both lgbt so what not to love? Overall, this book will make you think and the ending will crush you.


My Review

This series is honestly one of my favourites but so far this instalment is my very favourite. Dracula meets Frankenstein and this book has the best gothic vibes and is perfect for any time of the year, but especially fitting for Halloween.

This one is really funny and super easy to read in all one go so I definitely recommend it. Also, the social commentary is fabulous.


My Review

This was one of the, if not the only Dystopian novel I read this year and if I’m honest I wasn’t eve going to pick it up. However, I had heard little to nothing about it and I got accepted for an e-arc so I figured why not just give it a shot. Luckily enough I ended up really enjoying it and now it’s on this list.


My Review

I officially love Peter Pan thanks to this book.

I never once cared about Peter Pan until I read this book but now I am obsessed with Neverland and how Peter Pan came about. This will definitely be a re-read for me in the next year or so.


What were your favourite 2017 releases? Did we enjoy any of the same releases?



Hey guys, today I am coming at you guys with an unexpected blog post! Today I am telling you guys about my top 5 2017 releases, which is a surprise because I had no idea I had even read 5!





It took me from October 24 to December 4th to read this one but don’t take that as a bad thing. It has been a long while since I have wanted to savour a book and I honestly didn’t see it coming. This was the first Ryan Graudin book I’ve ever read and I am blown away so far, I loved all the characters and I enjoyed that this was a time travel book that actually included time travel and the dangers that come with it.

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)




This was seriously such a fantastic novel, it really made me think and I really appreciate it. Also, there is so much death and competition, how could I not love it?

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue



THIS BOOK IS AN ADVENTURE! I loved every second of this. As soon as I finished listening to the audiobook, I immediately wanted to start it again. Actually, I am really considering to re-read it sometime soon.

Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children, #2)



My review

I wasn’t expecting this to be as funny as it was, nor was I expecting to finish this book in one day. But hey, this series is just that good!

This is a fantastic series and so far this is my favourite novel in the trilogy. That being said, book 3 comes out in a couple of days and I am so excited for it!

Lost Boy



My review

I loved this book, it made me think and it managed to get me to love Peter Pan.

This is a fantastic novel, it is the book that really got me into retellings of classic stories and I love it.


The Sandcastle Empire They Both Die at the End



What were your top 2017 releases? Did you read any of these?


Most anticipated Releases | Summer 2017 – 2018


Summer 2017 – 2018 (December – February)

December, 2017

Foolish Hearts Silver Surfer, Vol. 5: A Power Greater Than Cosmic Lumberjanes, Vol. 7: A Bird's-Eye View


Foolish Hearts – December 5th, 2017

Silver Surfer Vol 5 – December 12th, 2017

Lumberjanes Vol 7 – December 12th, 2017

January, 2018


Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons, #2) The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1) Spider-Gwen, Vol. 2: Weapon of Choice Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe, #2) The Threads We Weave Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3) The Hazel Wood Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue


Batman: Nightwalker – January 2nd, 2018

Cruel Prince – January 2nd, 2018

Spider-Gwen Vol 2 – January 3rd, 2018

Thunderhead – January 9th, 2018

The Threads We Weave – January 9th, 2018

Beneath The Sugar Sky – January 9th, 2018

The Hazel Wood – January 30th, 2017

Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue – January 30th, 2018

February, 2018

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza Lumberjanes, Vol. 8: Stone Cold All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages


The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza – February 6th, 2018

Comics Will Break Your Heart – February 8th, 2018

Lumberjanes, Vol. 8: Stone Cold – February 20th, 2018

All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages – February 27th, 2018


What books are you looking forward to this season?


December TBR | Where I try to catch up with my 2017 goals!

Hey guys, today I am coming at you with my December tbr and a goals catch up for the year!

My main goal for 2017 was to be more chill and laid back with my reading, which I think I’ve done pretty successfully. However, my other big goal was to read big books and guess what, I totally didn’t have any time to actually do that!

I wanted to do this a few months ago but between school and blogging I just haven’t had the time, so I’m doing it now, last minute in the last month of the year (whoops!)


This month my main goal is to read bigger books. I started out the year hoping that being more relaxed with my reading would help me to read larger books and really get through my high fantasy TBR pile, but alas I just have not had the time!



fridges fridges fridges fridgeA Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4) The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2)


This month I would really like to try and read some larger books but I would also like to try and catch up on some goals if I have the time. 



Sleeping Giants (Themis Files, #1) Homegoing The Upside of Unrequited The Black Prism (Lightbringer, #1) Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) The Flash Vol. 6: Out Of Time (The New 52) The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1)

Sleeping Giants, Homegoing, The Upside of Unrequited, The Black Prism, Six of Crows, The Flash Vol. 6, The Sword of Summer

Yeah… so my individual goals for books didn’t go so well this year, but I think that is purely because I raised the bar too high. I haven’t had the time for Black Prism, I don’t read the Flash comics anymore, and I haven’t been in h mood for Upside at all this year. Hopefully, 2018 will be kinder to me.


Finish at least 3 series/trilogies I started prior to 2017

  • Steelheart trilogy
  • Young Avengers trilogy
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Start and finish at least 1 trilogy in 2017

  • The Fifty Shades trilogy


What are you reading this month? Did you keep up with your 2017 goals?


September Wrap Up | 2017

Hey guys, today I’m coming at you with my September reading wrap up!

This month I didn’t really read much because I was on holiday, but I am still pretty impressed with the books that I did read. I managed to read 3 e-arcs which will have reviews coming out soon, and I also read a bunch of other books which I absolutely adored!


The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin Born a Crime by Trevor Noah If There's No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper #1) Editing Emma by Chloe Seager

The Sandcastle Empire

Read 01/09/2017 ★★★☆☆ 3.5/5

It feels like I haven’t read a Dystopia in a while, and a good one at that, so this was a nice change. That being said, I felt the romance was sort of unnecessary and the plot twists were kind of obvious.


A Storm of Swords (part 2)

Read 03/09/2017 ★★★☆☆

This is definitely my favourite book of the series so far, I only have the next book on my shelves, but if the rest of the books are on this level I think I will continue with the series.

Born A Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

Read 18/09/2017 ★★★★★

I loved this. This was definitely a shock to the system, it certainly puts my privilege in perspective, I may have a shitty situation in general, but it is nowhere what he had to deal with.

If There’s No Tomorrow

Read 19/09/2017 ★★★☆☆

I thought grief was handled really well in this book, and I enjoyed that the douchebag wasn’t a controlling douchebag, but apart from that, this doesn’t have much else going for it.

You can read my review here.

Stalking Jack The Ripper

Read 23/09/2017 ★★★★★

I LOVED THIS. I really didn’t know what I was diving into with this but I am so happy I read it. I will definitely be reading book two soon or for the Spookathon.


Editing Emma

Read 24/09/2017 ★☆☆☆☆

WOW, I really thought I was going to love this book but boy was I wrong. From page one I knew that this book and I were not going to get along. I completely abhorred basically everything about this and I am so mad about it.


What did you read this month? Have you read any of these books?


Most Anticipitaed Releases | Spring 2017

Spring 2017 (September – November)

There aren’t too many books coming out this season that I’m looking forward to but I know that all of these books are probably my most anticipated books of the year.

September, 2o17

Silver Surfer Vol. 5: The Man Who Lived Twice by Dan Slott (Text) & Mike Allred (Illustrations) | September 5th

Silver Surfer, Vol. 5: The Man Who Lived Twice

I really love this series and somehow I am actually up to date with all of the trades. I really enjoyed volume 4 so I can’t wait to see what adventures Silver Surfer and Dawn go on next!

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera | September 5th

They Both Die at the End

In the tradition of Before I Fall and If I Stay, this tour de force from acclaimed author Adam Silvera, whose debut the New York Times called “profound,” reminds us that there’s no life without death, no love without loss—and that it’s possible to change your whole world in a day.

Do I even need to say anything?

Spider-Man/Deadpool, Vol. 3: Itsy-Bitsy by Gerry Duggan , Joe Kelly, Scott Koblish & Ed McGuinness | September 19th

Spider-Man/Deadpool, Vol. 3: Itsy-Bitsy

I loved volumes 1 and 2 of this series so I’m really excited to get to it, it’s not like my comic tbr isn’t big enough!

Invictus by Ryan Graudin | September 26th


I have yet to actually read a book by Graudin (who I just found out is actually a girl what have I been doing all this time?) but I am super duper excited to read it! The author described it as Doctor Who meets Firefly so I absolutely can’t wait to start it!

October, 2017

The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #3) by Rick Riordan | October 3rd

The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #3)

Okay, so I haven’t started this trilogy yet but it’s Rick Riordan so I’m sure I’ll love it!

27 Hours (The Nightside Saga #1) by Tristina Wright | October 3rd

27 Hours (The Nightside Saga, #1)

This is my most anticipated read of the year, so I guess you could say I’m pretty hyped for it! We have queer characters in space, I AM SO READY FOR THIS BOOK.

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All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater | October 10th

All the Crooked Saints

I’ll be honest, I really have no idea what this book is about – all I know is that it’s written by Maggie Stiefvater and she write The Raven Cycle and she is now an auto-buy author. I don’t know what this is about but if she write a grocery list I’m pretty sure I would read it.

November, 2017

Renegades by Marissa Meyer | November 7th


Marissa Meyer and superheroes? Yes please.


Are you planning to read any of these? What are your most anticipated releases?


July Wrap Up

July Wrap Up | 2017

Hey guys, today I’m coming at you with my July wrap up. This month I did a lot better than I was expecting to, though that might have something to do with my sudden need to readathon. This month I participated in the BookTube-A-Thon which I had an absolute blast with, I even did some of the Instagram challenges!

Now, my wrap up for this month is a bit long so I totally understand if you skip to only the books you’re interested in. Let me know if you’ve read any of these books and whether you did the BookTube-A-Thon in the comments!


Lol yeah, I did not do well this month.


The Flash, Vol. 1: Lightning Strikes Twice Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Rocket Raccoon & Groot, Vol. 1 by Skottie Young 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew  Smith Rocket Raccoon & Groot, Vol. 2: Civil War II The Flash, Volume 2: Speed of Darkness

The Flash, Vol. 1: Lightning Strikes Twice

Read 01/07/2017 ★★★☆☆

I am not totally sure how I really felt about this volume. This reminds me a lot of the show, though I have to say I have recently fallen out of love with the series. I had a hard time getting into this volume as I wasn’t really digging the art but as the volume went on I really started to like it. I really enjoyed Godspeed and Avery so I’m hoping to pick up volume 2 soon.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Read 03/07/2017 ★★★★★

I just full on fell right back in love with Becky Albertalli’s writing. I’m so glad I chose to re-read this before I picked up Upside, I am now 100x more excited to read it now! Also, this book never fails to reignite my love for Elliott Smith’s music!

Rocket Raccoon & Groot Volume 1

Read 13/07/2017 ★★★★☆

I really enjoyed this one. This volume was mostly just Rocket and Groot running around the galaxy and having adventures. Also Fantasy Football but for real…

I will definitely be picking up volume 2 soon!

100 Sideways Miles

 Read 15/07/2017 ★★★★☆

I added this book to my tbr shelf (both physical and GR) way back when I first made my Goodreads account (early 2014) and when I was first introduced to Andrew Smith’s books. So it’s crazy to me that I have only got to this now, three years later. I only own three of Smith’s books, two down, one to go.

I really enjoyed this one, but I still think Grasshopper Jungle is my favourite…it’s just so weird. I must say I have missed how strange Smith’s works are and I am really excited to read his short story in BYLTHM and to eventually read Winger.

Rocket Raccoon & Groot Volume 2

Read 19/07/2017 ★☆☆☆☆


This series held such a high place in my mind and then this happened. This comic is part of a whole other series and as far as I’m concerned it can get the hell out. I came here for Rocket and Groot space shenanigans, not Gwenpool (one of my least favourite comic characters) or the Civil War II series.

ALSO I don’t think I have ever detested a character more than I have Gwenpool. She needs to go.

The Flash, Vol 2: Speed of Darkness

Read 20/07/2017 ★★★★☆

I wasn’t really expecting to like this because volume 1 was pretty meh and I am really exhausted lately but I actually really enjoyed this one. I’m hoping to read volume 3 when it comes out later this year.

American Gods I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 1 by Skottie Young Alex + Ada, Vol. 1 by Jonathan Luna The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue Amazing Spider-Man by Dan Slott The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Basically everything in this row and below I read in the BookTube-A-Thon!

American Gods

Read 23/07/2017 ★☆☆☆☆

Ngl I’m super proud that I managed to read this monster of a book in 20 days.

That being said, while the premise of the novel is really cool I pretty much hated every second of this book. This is the fourth of Gaiman’s books that I’ve read and it’s the fourth that I haven’t enjoyed. Everyone talks about how good his writing is, and I agree, but I also think that he’s just not for me. This book had so much potential but it was like when you order a really great salad but when you dive in, you know they made it wrong or maybe the chef was having a bad day. Either way, you shouldn’t have ordered the salad. I think that’s just how I feel about Neil Gaiman’s novels, this was it for me, the deciding novel, should I stay or should I go. Well, unfortunately I’m leaving, I’m giving up on you Gaiman, your books just aren’t for me.

I Hate Fairyland Vol 1

Read 26/07/2016 ★★★★★


  • Read a book in one day
  • A book you bought because of the cover

I loved this! Skottie Young has recently become one of my favourite comic people so I had a hunch that I would love this. Though this is ridiculously violent I was smiling the whole time. I will definitely be picking up volume 2 soon because this was absolutely fantastic!

Alex + Ada Vol 1

Read 26/07/2017 ★★★★☆


  • Person On the Cover

I’ve been meaning to read this for years, so when I was given volume 1 for my birthday this year I swear I meant to pick it up immediately, but of course I didn’t. The Booktubeathon was the perfect time for me to read this! I loved this volume and think this trilogy is centered around a really interesting question, and I cannot wait to get to volume 2.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

Read 27/07/2017 ★★★★★

THIS BOOK IS AN ADVENTURE! I loved every second of this and rest assured if I had the time I would be picking this right back up and reading it again.

Amazing Spider-Man Vol 5

Read 28/07/2017 ★★☆☆☆


  • Read a book outside

Okay, so I jut want to start off by saying that unlike so many fans I actually don’t hate the Clone Conspiracy. That being said, I hated this volume of Worldwide. I found this volume confusing and very jumpy I couldn’t tell which storylines I was supposed to be paying attention to because there were so many of them, considering the series hasn’t been cancelled yet I was really expecting more from this volume.

The Hidden Oracle

Read 29/07/2017 ★★★★★


  • Read 7 Books

This was so interesting to read a second time round, especially now that I have the historical background for all of this.

Also, I really love Percy Jackson?

Hawkeye, Volume 1 by Matt Fraction

Hawkeye Vol 1

Wasn’t a massive fan of the art change but I did really enjoy this comic. If I saw volume 2 at the library I would definitely pick it up!


A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel
I also got 170 pages into the graphic novel of A Wrinkle In Time. I was hoping to finish it before 12 for the BookTube-A-Thon but couldn’t manage it because of all my assessment!

I seriously recommend this graphic novel, it’s a lot of fun and doesn’t take away from the story in any way!


Books: 5

Comics: 8


How was your reading month? Did you participate in BookTube-A-Thon?





This month I got really into readathon vlogs, I’ve been obsessively watching them as I write posts and wo my homework. I can’t explain the draw to them, but I think it’s purely because I have gotten really into readathons lately, in fact I actually did two readathons this month.

This month I got pretty obsessed with Booksandlala’s readathon vlogs (she’s awesome and her son is adorable). And Booktube-a-thon was this month so of course there was 100x more readathon vlogs for me to watch.


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This month I binge-watched Lucifer, which I LOVED! It’s a truly fantastic show, literally about the devil solving crime and I absolitely adore it! I also watched a few more episodes of NCIS LA this month, in between classes. These two shows are actually what got me to write my first TV Chats post.

This month I also saw three movies in the cinema, apparently I had more spare time than expected over the holidays. I finally saw Cars 3 (WHICH I LOVED PLEASE WATCH IT) along with Spider-Man and Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2 (for the second time, whoops).


Last Seen Leaving



Last Seen Leaving | ★★☆☆☆


Driving Miss Crazy



Driving Miss Crazy | ★★☆☆☆


Anne with an E Poster


Anne Season 1 | ★★★★☆



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Spider-Man: Homecoming | ★★★★★


This month school finally came back, oh joy! I don;t know if you guys really know this about me, but I am actually not a big fan of school. Instead of preparing me for ghe future all t does is give me anxiety and worsen my depression, it’s great. Anywayy, I’m three weeks into the school term and I already have four assignments, with an exam next week. Wish me luck!

In terms of my reading for the month, I certainly read more than expected, I read a tonne of comics and so many great books, excluding American Gods of course. This month I really fell in love with readathons, I participated in Zoe’s 24 hour readathon and really enjoyed it. My anxiety also flared up towards the end of the month and so I had two days off school and randomly decided to do the BookTube-A-Thon which I had a blast with!

This month, I don’t know how much I’ve gone on about this lately (it feels like a lot, sorry about that) I’ve been absolutely knackered because of school. And because of my stress levels and lack of sleep I have actually learnt something important about myself, I BINGE BUY BOOKS. This is something about myself that I honestly never knew. I went buts with the kindle buys and I ordered too many books online, so definitely expect another book haul in early August.

Going on from what I was just talking about, I’ve recently re-fallen in love with my ebook. I purchased a few books on my e-reader, something I never do! I’m really excited for the books I got and I now have the Kindle app on my phone which is great for whenever I forget to bring my actual Kindle with me.


What did you get up to this month? Which do you prefer, ebook or physical?