Summer 2019 TBR

Hello readers!

It has been a few posts since I uploaded something bookish, so today, I want to share my summer TBR! If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I was at BookCon this past weekend (I cannot believe it has almost been a week)! And since I was at BookCon, I ended up with a fair amount of books that I automatically added to my TBR! I broke down the books on my summer TBR into different categories below: Continue reading “Summer 2019 TBR”

Meteor Garden: A Problematic Fav

Hello readers! Although, I guess it is more like Netflix-ers now (for this post at least)?

You may have noticed that I have started to branch away from solely posting bookish stuff on my blog. The majority of my discussions will still revolve around books, but I have also realized that I sometimes want to write about music (coming soon in an upcoming post👀), TV shows, and other forms of entertainment. It makes sense, as I am an editor for the Arts & Entertainment section of my school’s newspaper.

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A Day of Books: NOVL Author Breakfast & Blogbound Con 2019

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If you saw some of my stories on Instagram, then you probably saw that I was at a few bookish events in New York City (none of which was BookExpo😂). The two events I went to was NOVL’s Author Breakfast with Brandy Colbert and the 2019 Blogbound Con! It was my first year going to either of these events, so I did not really know what was going to happen, but I saw so many people from bookstagram and bookish friends from Twitter!

So now, the recap of my fun and hectic bookish day:

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Review: Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

Title: Ayesha At Last

Author: Uzma Jalaluddin

Release Date: June 4, 2019

Publisher: Berkley Books

Genre: Adult Fiction (Romance, Women’s Fiction)

Rating: 4/5🌟

Content Warnings: Islamophobia, controlling parents, death of a parent

*Note: I received an e-ARC of this title through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Seventeen Book Tag: Members Edition

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A few months (?) ago, I shared the first part of Laura and Romie’s Seventeen Book Tag, the song edition. Since it’s been *checks calendar* three months since I did that tag, I think I’m way overdue for doing the second part of the tag series! I can say that since February, not only have I read ~a little bit~ more, but I’ve also fell deeper into the K-pop hole (hey there Stray Kids👀).

So without further ado, the Seventeen Book Tag: Members Edition! 

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Review: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Title: Long Way Down

Author: Jason Reynolds

Pages: 306

Release Date: October 24, 2017

Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Fiction

Rating: 5 🌟

Content Warnings: gun violence, death

[warnings courtesy of the Content Warning Database]

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Review: Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

Title: Descendant of the Crane

Author: Joan He

Pages: 416

Release Date: April 2, 2019

Publisher: Albert Whitman Company

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Rating: 5🌟

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Author Interview: Ashley Poston on THE PRINCESS & THE FANGIRL

Hello readers!

I’m thrilled to bring you an author interview today! As you may recall, I reviewed Ashley Poston’s most recent novel, The Princess & the Fangirl, a few weeks ago. Since I loved the book so much, I decided to venture out and ask Ashley if I could interview her for Lyrical Reads! I think I squealed when I saw that she had agreed! I hope you guys enjoy reading this interview!

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Ten Songs I Wish Were Books

Hello readers!

Today I come bearing a Top Ten Tuesday post that originated back in 2016!

…Nice job, Sara.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke & the Bookish, but the series moved over toThat Artsty Reader Girl as of January 2018!

I should probably warn you that a lot of these songs are going to be k-pop, but I will scatter some other genres in there, too, because I do like other kinds of music, I promise.

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Review: The Princess & the Fangirl by Ashley Poston

Title: The Princess & the Fangirl

Author: Ashley Poston

Pages: 320

Release Date: April 2, 2019

Publisher: Quirk Books

Genre: Young Adult (Contemporary)

Rating: 4.5🌟

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