Week in Review

The Week In Review- Cool Posts, an Exciting Discovery, and Some Book Progress

Hello lovely readers, thanks for checking out this post. I’ve decided to try and start a week in review. I hope to make this a consistent weekend post, but knowing my current schedule it could easily get shuffled around. I want to use a week in review not only to share what I’m up to, but also share with you blogger posts and articles I’ve read and really like. There are so many good posts that I’ve read that I’d love to share with all of you!


Amazing blog posts I’ve read this week

Are We Not Hyping F/F Books or Are You Just Not Listening to Us by Mahan. There are so many F/F book recs in this post, but also a rant about the seeming obliviousness of people who say no one is writing/ rec-ing F/F books. Very eye opening read.

Guest Post: I’m Bi (So I’m Greedy for More) by Shri, hosted by RainbowReads. I really enjoyed this read because as someone who is also bi I really resonated with Shri’s generally confusion and lack of realization for a long time.

New and Exciting Stuff I’ve Discovered

I was scrolling through twitter when I found this gem. If you haven’t listened yet and you want author interviews or reviews of gay literature then this is the podcast for you. They’ve interview some very prominent names to me so I’m super excited to have found them! Below is a link as well as a youtube video of their interview with T. J. Klune because I will always pump up this author.

Jeff and Will’s Big Gay Fiction Podcast

Currently Reading

Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan. I hype is REAL. I’m in love so far!

My next (hopefully) read:

Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron. I’ll be honest and say I have already started reading this book and will definitely finish it, but Girls of Storm and Shadow has consumed me so I’ll finish this after.

A book cover I’ve fallen in love with

How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters. The cover is fairly simple, but the post-it notes and the whole concept of this book about labels and discovering who we are just go so well together. It’s beautiful.


What books are you currently reading? Have you made any new and exciting book-related discoveries recently? How did your week go? I’d love to hear from you!

Fun Stuff

The End is Near- Status Update on 2019 Reading Challenges

So, I’m gonna be honest. I forgot about these reading challenges for awhile. I’m still interested in doing them, but I definitely let my interests sidetrack me on this. Honestly though, I’ve read a couple books for my reading challenge without knowing it and have some books on my TBR that work for some of these challenges as well. I’m not sure if I’ll fully complete either of these, but it was nice giving it a shot.

Year of The Asian Reading Challenge by CW from The Quiet Pond (thequietpond.com),Lily from Sprinkles of Dreams (sprinklesofdreams.wordpress.com), Shealea, and Vicky from Vicky Who Reads (vickywhoreads.wordpress.com). This is the challenge for you, if like me, one of your goals this year is to make sure you’re reading more diversely. The goal is to read as many books by asian authors as you can. Now, there are levels to the challenge so don’t stress out if you have a ton of other reading goals or anything like that. They also come with cute icon which you can see below. If you’d like to join please check here.

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11-20 books

Currently reading: Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natash Ngan (ARC)

Previously Read:

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Spinning Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

As you can see I may have been a bit too ambitious in this reading challenge. Not sure I’m going to make it, but I have hopes and plans to read more Asian authors.


Reading Women Challenge. This challenge was put together by ReadingWomen. It encourages people to read different books either about or by women. You can find it below. If you want more information check here.

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Previously Read:

Once & Future by Cori McCarthy & Amy Rose Capetta (#13)

Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (#18)

How long ’til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin (#21)

Spinning the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim (#23)

Girls of Paper and Fire  by Natasha Ngan(#22)

The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson (#20)

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (#24)

Doing a bit better with this reading challenge though still further behind then I’d like to be. Gotta keep going on it.


Are you still working on your 2019 reading challenge? Are you mostly completely or kinda forgotten about them like me? I’d love to hear where you’re at!