1. Laying in bed – a book you read in one day
I read the first three Heartstopper graphic novels by Alice Oseman in one day. They’re absolutely adorable and in my honest opinion, I believe that binge reading them is just the best way to read them. You get to experience all the cute and fun without all the annoying breaks in between. If you haven’t picked these up yet, or even worse, haven’t heard of them, I highly recommend getting into this series! It’s absolutely adorable and follows Nick and Charlie as they experience their growing love together.
2. Snacking – a book that is a ‘guilty pleasure’ read
The books I think of when someone mentions ‘guiilty pleasure’ is Anna Todd’s After series. I’ve only read the first two and absolutely hated the character dynamic and the plot, yet there’s something addictive about those books. I can’t explain it. With toxicity reaching the highest mark possible, I had to stop at book 2.
3. Netflix – a series that you want to start
Crave by Tracy Wolff. I keep hearing about it and I always have an itch to read a really good vampire book. It’s what I grew up on. The only thing that holds me back is the size of the damn thing. I mean, geez!
4. Deep clean – a book that has been on your TBR for ages
There’s a lot of books that have been on my TBR for a long while. If I were to sit here and list ’em all off for you, this post would be a mile long. So I’ll tell you one that’s currently on my August TBR that’s been on my shelf for a while and that’s Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow by Siobhan Curham.
5. Animal Crossing – a book you recently bought because of the hype
I haven’t technically purchased it yet but the order is on the way, and that’s XOXO by Axie Oh. I don’t know that much about it, I know that it looks incredibly adorable. It’s a contemporary romance, that I believe is Young Adult. But don’t quote me on that. Everyone is raving about it on Instagram at the moment, and I can’t help myself. I have to have it! In Australia, it’s not released until later in the year but that’s alright, I can handle the wait. I have quite a few books to choose from in the mean time.
6. Productivity – a book you learned from or had an impact on you
The latest book I read that had a strong impact on me was actually an audiobook. It was The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork. It’s a phenomenal and hard-hitting novel about mental health and suicide prevention. I believe that it’s such an important read, especially for those that are close to the topic. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and definitely recommend that you chuck it on the ol’ TBR.
7. Facetime – a book you were gifted
A book I was gifted was gifted to me a very long time ago and I still haven’t read it. It was given to me by my brother’s best mate’s Mum. It was a completely unexpected gift, yet she absolutely nailed it. It was something that had been on my TBR for a while and I just hadn’t gotten around to buying it. Now I just need to get around to reading it. The book is The Passage by Justin Cronin.
8. Self care – what is one thing you have done recently to look after yourself
I’m about to get myself McDonalds. That’s going to do nothing for my health but it sure will make me happy.
BONUS – An upcoming release you are looking forward to
I’m super excited for Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff! I have four copies on the way!! Two limited editions, one US Hardback and a tradeback that I can read (obviously). I can’t read the pretty ones!