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Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson

Two young people meet at a pub in South East London. Both are Black British, both won scholarships to private schools where they struggled to belong, both are now artists - he a photographer, she a dancer - trying to make their mark in a city that by turns celebrates and rejects them. Tentatively, tenderly,… Continue reading Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson

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My Most Anticipated Books of 2021

Hey guys, Last year was difficult for a lot of reasons but one saving grace was books and my anticipated releases and 2021 is shaping up to be another exciting one when it comes to all things bookish. There are so many amazing books coming out this year which I'm super excited for so I've… Continue reading My Most Anticipated Books of 2021

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A Throne of Swans by Katharine & Elizabeth Corr

In a world where the flightless are ruled by those who can fly... When her father dies just before her birthday, seventeen-year-old Aderyn inherits the role of Protector of Atratys, a dominion in a kingdom where nobles are able to transform at will into the bird that represents their family bloodline. Aderyn's ancestral bird is… Continue reading A Throne of Swans by Katharine & Elizabeth Corr

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These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery. A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos. At the heart of it all is eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, a former flapper who has returned to assume her role as the proud heir… Continue reading These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

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Five of my favourite ‘books about books’!

Hey guys, Hope you're all doing well and staying safe! Today's post is a good old fashioned recommendation post, and all of these are some great reads which are book related in nature. Whether it features a bookshop, has books within the wider plot or has generally bookish vibes - this list has them all.… Continue reading Five of my favourite ‘books about books’!

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The Insomniacs by Marit Weisenberg

When seventeen-year-old competitive diver Ingrid freezes up and sustains a head injury at a routine meet, her orderly life is turned upside down. Now housebound and sedentary on doctor’s orders, Ingrid can’t sleep and is haunted by the question of what triggered her uncharacteristic stage fright. The only thing she remembers about the moment before… Continue reading The Insomniacs by Marit Weisenberg

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The Name of Red by Beena Khan

Two strangers on the same path.Survivors. Companions.They will be each other’s salvation.  On a rainy, winter night, a mysterious woman in a red dress seeking shelter comes inside the restaurant Kabir was busy working in —primarily the bar. Night after night, drink after drink, she comes back to the same spot. That is where he… Continue reading The Name of Red by Beena Khan

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Beach Read by Emily Henry

A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters. Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he… Continue reading Beach Read by Emily Henry

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Last Tang Standing by Lauren Ho

At thirty-three, Andrea Tang is living the dream: she has a successful career as a lawyer, a posh condo, and a clutch of fun-loving friends who are always in the know about Singapore's hottest clubs and restaurants. All she has to do is make partner at her law firm and she will have achieved everything… Continue reading Last Tang Standing by Lauren Ho

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Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

It’s 200 years after Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now required to appear at the Annual Ball, where the men of the kingdom select wives based on a girl’s display of finery. If a suitable match is not found, the girls not chosen are never heard from… Continue reading Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron