Birthday Book Haul!!!

My birthday was on the ninth of September and of course I got some books! So I thought I’d share them with you! You can click the book title to go to the goodreads page if you’re interested in knowing anything about these books!

Heartstopper Vol 1 and Vol 4 by Alice Oseman

When I first read these books, I borrowed them from the library. I absolutely fell in LOVE with them and knew that I have to have my own copies. So I bought myself volume 1, and my best friend got me volume 4 because they’re amazing!

Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

This is the fourth book in the Vampire Academy series. I plan to do a binge read of this series sometime soon, and this is the only book I didn’t own. I read the first three books awhile ago, but never continued on despite that fact that I enjoyed them. I don’t remember much though, so I definitely need to reread the first three!

Still Beating by Jennifer Hartman

I have never read anything by this author, but I’ve heard nothing but complete rave about this book, so when I saw it on ebook for only $1.99 I knew this was my chance to see what all the hype is about for it. I heard it’s a very dark, but great read. And they recommend checking the trigger warnings beforehand, so that was what I did.

And those are the books I bought/recieved for my birthday! What books have you bought/recieved lately?

Heartstopper Volume Three and Four

SPOILERS BELOW FOR VOLUMES THREE AND FOUR!

As with the first two volumes, you get all the aboslute adorable-ness and loveability that is Nick and Charlie, and of course the rest of the squad that we have fallen in love with! But we also delve into some deep, serious topics as well. Topics such as self- harm, mental illness, and eating disorders. It’s a lot, but it is dealt with in such a mature way.

In Volume 3 we find ourselves in Paris with the squad! Nick and Charlie are sharing a room with Issac and Tao. Nick is not completely out yet, so they have to still be careful about their relationship. We see relationships develop, and friendships grow.

Volume 4 really focused on Charlie’s mental health and eating disorder. Nick is nothing but supportive and thoughtful to Charlie throughout this entire book. He encourages Charlie to speak to his parents, and even goes with him when he does. And I loved every minute reading this! WE LOVE SUPPORTIVE PEOPLE IN OUR LIVES!!!

As much as I adore Nick and Charlie, I truley believe Nick’s mother had the best moment in this book! Sarah is an absolute angel, a gift, and someone that everyone needs in their lives. AND in my opinion, she had the best speech in the entire book.

I love how Alice Oseman addresses that as much as Nick and Charlie care and love each other, they can’t always depend on one another for everything. They need other support systems around them, like friends and family because it is just as important! And with that I will end with the AMAZING, BEAUTFUL, WONDERDFUL speech by Sarah Nelson!

“Maybe you can’t help him, darling. I know you love him so, so much. I’m sure he loves you too. And I know you feel like it’s your job to “save him”. I know it feels like you are both each other’s whole world, but that dependency isn’t healthy for either of you. Charlie needs help from someone who isn’t his sixteen-year-old boyfriend. He needs help from a doctor or a therapist, someone who knows about eating disorder and how to treat them. Love can’t cure a mental illness. There are lots of ways to help him, you can just be there. To listen. To talk. To cheer him up if he’s having a bad day. And on the bad days you can ask what you could do to make things easier. Stand by his side, even when things are hard. But also knowing that sometimes people need more support than just one person can give. That’s love darling. Sarah Nelson (Nick’s mum)

Heartstopper Vol 4- Alice Oseman

TRIGGER WARNINGS FOR:

  • Mental Illness
  • Self Harm
  • Eating Disorders

If you need more information please check out her website which has all the content warnings for these books, plus her other books as well CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF TRIGGER WARNINGS!!!

Heartstopper || Teaser Trailer

It’s here! It’s here! It’s here! The Heartstopper teaser trailer is finally here!

Heartstopper is a eight episode, coming-of-age, show that will be airing on Netflix.

Synopsis:

Heartstopper follows the story of two British grammar school boys (Nick and Charlie) in their progression from friendship to love whilst dealing with a number of hard-hitting issues and taboo themes including eating disorders, mental health and coming out as LGBTQ+.

Watch the offical teaser below:

My Best Reads of 2021!

It’s that time of year! Time to share my best reads of 2021! These are not books that were published in 2021, but just books that I read this year.

This year I read a total of 38 books! My favorites were

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by MacKenzie Lee

This book was such a surprise for me. I honestly did not expect to love this book as much as I did! From the story, to the characters, and everything in between, this was a great time!

Heartstopper Vol 1 and 2 by Alice Oseman

Heartstopper was one that I figured I would end up loving, so this wasn’t a surprise. It’s such a great story that everyone should read! I’ve only read the first two volumes, but I can’t wait to continue on!

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

I believe Dear Martin is a story that everyone should read. It has a great message, with fascintating characters, and interesting discussion questions. I was so invested in this story while reading, I wasn’t able to put it down!

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

I knew I would love this book, so this is no surprise! Number one, it’s a shadowhunter story and I love all of them. Number two, it’s a finale! For me, Cassandra Clare knows how to write finales very well! I LOVED this one!

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

I was very surprised by this book because going into it I’ve heard mixed things. So I wasn’t sure what to think. I was so glad not to be spoiled for this book because I believe the ending is what is hit or miss for people. Overall, I ended up really enjoying my time reading this one, and it may be my favorite Riley Sager book I’ve read(I still two other books of his left to read)

Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQusiton

This book was somewhat of a surprise. I expected a romance story, but what I didn’t expect was for it to be as STEAMY as it was(and damn was it STEAMY.) But I loved every minute of it. I really enjoyed my time reading this story and gollowing these characters. I can’t wait to read more by Casey!

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon

It’s time to participate in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon! This starts October 23rd at 8am EST time. You can click here to find your time! I always have a fun time with this readathon, and as always my goal is just to read as much as I can!

I don’t have a set TBR! I have some options, and when the readathon starts I’ll figure out what I’ll read!

Some options are:

  • Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too
  • The Lost Hero
  • Final Girls
  • Heartstopper Vol 1(Reread)

Want To Read || September 2021

A few books that I really want to get to this month!

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

I’ve had this on my TBR for quite some time now and I’m in the mood to read this type of story! So I’m hoping to get to it this month!

The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green

This is not a genre that I read a lot from. But I do enjoy John Green works. And I’ve heard good things about this one! I’m hoping to get the audiobook from my library!

Heartstopper Volume 1 by Alice Oseman (reread)

This is a reread for me. I read the first two volumes earlier this year and absolutely loved them. My library FINALLY got volume three in, so I plan to reread the first two volumes again!

Heartstopper VOL 1

Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, meet at a British all-boys grammar school. Friendship blooms quickly, but could there be something more…?

Oh my God this book! What can I say? I can honestly say I had a smile on my face the entire time I was reading this book. It’s the most heartwarming, sweetest book.

Hearstopper deals with friendship, romance, acceptance, coming out, and more. This story follows the relationship between Nick and Charlie.(I’ve heard these characters are mentioned in other books by Alice Oseman, but this was my first read of hers.) We follow the meeting, friendship, and growing feelings between the two of them.

You will end up flying through this story. Not just because it is a comic/graphic novel, but because you will be so invested in this story and these characters.

Also how can I not mention NELLIE! Oh my God, NELLIE!(Nicks dog) She’s the absolute best! We love her!

I also want to add that Alice Osemans book deal with serious issues, and I found a list of the trigger warnings on her website. So I would like to list them here for any of you who are intesrested in checking this story out. These are taken from her website! https://www.aliceoseman.com/content-warnings

Heartstopper VOL 1 Trigger Warnings:

  • Emotionally abusive relationship
  • Non- consensual kiss
  • past homophobia/slurs
  • past bullying

WWW Wednesdays: Jan 27th

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

The three Ws are:
What are currently reading?
What have you finished reading?
What will you read next?

What am I currently reading?

Heartstopper VOL 2

What have you finished reading?

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares

What do you think you’ll read next?

The Invisible Life of Addie Larue