Anti-TBR: Books I No Longer Plan to Read

So, I have a series on my blog called Most Anticipated Books. I’m sure you’ve seen it— I make a new post for it every month. The series is, as you know, about new releases I’m excited for each month. However, my desires are as fickle as a summer breeze. While there are still plenty [...]

Book Discussion: Intentionally Unlikeable Female Protagonists

If there’s one thing I love, it’s an unlikeable character. Bonus points if that character is a girl/woman. There’s something so refreshing and freeing about seeing fictional women get to just be kind of sucky people. But there’s a balancing act to getting it right, especially when writing an unlikeable female protagonist is your goal. [...]

My Spooky October TBR

What’s this? A TBR post? “But Ren, you never post TBRs! Aren’t you a mood reader?” Yes, Virginia, I am a mood reader. And you know what I’m in the mood for all October? Spooky books, spooky, shows, spooky movies, spooky everything! Halloween is my favorite holiday and spooky season is my favorite time of [...]

Book Discussion: Does Mental Health Rep Have to Be Positive?

In discussions about diversity in books, mental health rep isn’t often brough up. If it is, it’s only in reference to books about mental health. That’s because mental health is often difficult to incorporate in a way more obvious aspects of diversity aren’t. Oftentimes, if a book is going to address mental health, it is [...]

Ranking My Favorite and Least Favorite Books

Hello everyone! I’m back from my unplanned hiatus! What happened? Well, I’ve been sick and also just brain tired. But now I’m better and feeling more motivated. In fact, I’m planning on reviving my feature where I discuss authors’ writing styles, The Words That Built the Story. But first, I’m going to do something just [...]

Bookending Winter: Top 10 Anticipated 2020 Releases

Bookending Winter is an event hosted by Sam of Fictionally Sam and Clo of Cuppa Clo in which book bloggers from all over get together to discuss books using summer themes. There are lots of great prompts I’m excited to respond to. Today’s prompt is brought to you by Anisa of Bookish Bibliophile. List out [...]