Spelling May in Books

Hello everybody! Today, I’m back with another post spelling out the month, but this time I’ve also added the word spring because 3 letters just didn’t seem long enough for a post. Anyway, let’s get into it!


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Mini Author Interview with Sophie Cameron

Hello everybody! Today, I’m very excited to be sharing my mini interview with Sophie Cameron with you. Her new book Our Sister, Again is fantastic, so I was genuinely thrilled to have this opportunity. Onto the post!


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The Bookish Questions Tag

Hello everybody! Two posts in two days, who even am I?! But Sophie tagged me to do this on Instagram and I decided to make it a blog post, so here we are. Onto the post!


Genre I stay away from?

I used to always say horror for this but I’ve actually started reading a tiny bit of horror so now I don’t really know?! Maybe lit fic?

Worst habit as a reader?

Definitely buying too many books, same as Sophie, much as I wish I had some dazzling and unique answer.

Do I read the synopsis?

if you read my most anticipated releases posts you’ll know that’s a no! I usually have a vague idea of what things are about from early reviews or stuff the author’s said, but almost every single book in those I’m like I JUST LIKE THE VIBES SO I’M BUYING IT OKAY. I use the word vibes way too much, in related news.

Do I read used books?

Yes, for sure! I love buying books second hand (if they’re in good condition, anyway, will never forget the book that turned up in my house with what looked like oil stains on the side :// )

Favourite book from last year?

Okay, that’s impossible, cause I have loads, but one of them would be Daisy Jones and the Six. I reread it last week and I loved it SO MUCH again; it’s just an incredible story told in an incredibly clever way.

Favourite classic?

I’m not really much of a classics gal, but I do love Charlotte’s Web and One Hundred and One Dalmatians because they’re so wholesome and lovely and we all know how obsessed I am with animals.

Book I always recommend?

I mean, it really depends on the person ! I’ve recommended the Appeal to a lot of people lately, so I’ll say that. Book I didn’t like? Most recently, the Secret of Splint Hall.

Current read?

At the time of writing, the Offline Diaries! Probably so things differen by the time this goes live though.

Books I’m looking forward to reading?

An advance copy of Witchlings arrived in my house the other day and I SCREAMED, so it seems like an obvious answer. But really there are so many, too many to list!!

Books I’m ashamed of not reading yet?

I mean, there are a LOT, being late to the party with books is kind of my brand. I’ll say Such a Fun Age cause I’ve been meaning to read it for ages and someone told me they really enjoyed it a couple weeks ago.


Thank you so much for reading! What are your thoughts on the books I’ve mentioned in my answers? What would yours have been? I’d really love to chat in the comments!

Amy xx

Blog Tour Review: The Map of Leaves

Hello everybody! Today, I’m really excited to be part of the blog tour for Yarrow Townsend’s debut book the Map of Leaves with my review. Onto the post!


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Ten Bookish Characters I Love

Hello everybody! Today, I’m taking part in top ten Tuesday, and the theme today is bookish characters- as in characters who have some kind of connection to reading or writing. Onto the post!


Matilda Wormwood– I mean, she’s just the OG bookworm, isn’t she? I know there is a lot of problematic stuff surrounding the author, and I’m not going to bat for him, but I think every bookish kid related to Matilda (although hopefully NOT the abuse parts…) and I also love how much this book celebrates libraries!!

Tilly from Pages and Co– Tilly’s family own the most incredible bookshop and have the ability to bookwander, so she obviously had to be on here. Can you imagine how fun it would be to visit your favourite books and have characters come visit you?!

Poppy from the Bookshop of Dust and Dreams– Poppy’s family also owns a bookshop, which in this case is sentient and has feelings and it’s just so magical and amazing.

Mia Tang from Front Desk– Mia really wants to be a writer and that is a huge part of her arc across the trilogy, so she just had to be on here. I love her passion for writing about her life and experiences very much, and I defy you to read these books and not want all her dreams to come true.

Daisy Wells from Murder Most Unladylike– I mean, she’s not the most bookish of all time, but she loves a good mystery and that qualifies her enough for this list imo.

Literally everyone in the Paper and Hearts Society (but especially Ed, because he is my beloved)- I love this series so much! They absolute do tackle important stuff like bullying and burnout, but at their core they’re just about people coming together because they love books and I think that’s so special.

Paige from the Yearbook– I mean Paige has a whole love story in the pages of books with the mysterious Red Pen. This book is a tough read at times due to the bullying and abuse, but the romance subplot is so wholesome and pure and precious.

Kara from Talk Bookish to Me- Kara is another writer, who also writes romance in fact, and her book is about her finding inspiration for a new book in her very own second chance romance romcom story.

January and Gus from Beach Read– the main characters in this book are both authors, who decide to write a manuscript in the other’s genre over the summer for a bet, and then they end up falling in love.

June from the Last Library– I read this book on a day when I was really ill and I think stuck in my house because it was snowing (the weather sadly greatly affects whether or not I can leave the house!). Anyway, June is a library assistant who defies her bosses to join a campaign to save the library she works in, and I just loved her so much. It was beautiful to see how her fighting for the library ended up changing her life in every way.


Thank you so much for reading! Which bookish characters did you love that I’ve shamefully forgotten? Do you have any thoughts on the ones I’ve chosen? I’d love to chat with you in the comments!!

Amy xx

Reviews: Mood Ring May Reading

Hello everybody! Today, I have another review post for you, which doesn’t really have a theme because I saw someone coin the phrase mood reading May and I decided to jump on the bandwagon. There’s a fair bit of variety here so hopefully something for just about everyone! Onto the post!


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Sister to a Star Blog Tour: Review and Guest Post

Hello everybody! Today, I’m very excited to be part of the blog tour for Eloise Smith’s debut Sister to a Star, which I read last week and really enjoyed. I have both my review and a guest post from Eloise to share with you, so let’s get onto the post!


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Ready or Not Blog Tour: Review and Guest Post from Tracy Darnton

Hello everybody! Today, I’m so excited to be of the blog for Tracy Darnton’s new book Ready or Not?, with both my review and a guest post from Tracy about writing thrillers. Onto the post!


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The Buddy Reading Book Tag

Hello everybody! Today, I have a tag for you for the first time since Easter, which feels like ages ago. I found this on Aoife’s YouTube channel, and I thought it would be really fun. So, onto the post!


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May 2022 Releases I Can’t Wait to Read

Hello everybody! Today, I have an absolute bumper-length anticipated releases post for you, so get comfy and settled in, and then we’ll get onto the post!


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