Review | Baker Thief : badass queer characters and an exploration of aromanticism (#ownvoices review)

Baker Thief is a book I’ve been anticipating ever since I first heard about it a few months ago and I’m happy to say it didn’t disappoint at all!

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36225236Adèle has only one goal: catch the purple-haired thief who broke into her home and stole her exocore, thus proving herself to her new police team. Little does she know, her thief is also the local baker.

Claire owns the Croissant-toi, but while her days are filled with pastries and customers, her nights are dedicated to stealing exocores. These new red gems are heralded as the energy of the future, but she knows the truth: they are made of witches’ souls.

When her twin—a powerful witch and prime exocore material—disappears, Claire redoubles in her efforts to investigate. She keeps running into Adèle, however, and whether or not she can save her sister might depend on their conflicted, unstable, but deepening relationship.

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10 LGBT+ Book Recommendations in One Sentence | Part 1

Since it’s (still) pride, I wanted to give you a lot of book recommendations, and since I have A LOT of book recommendations, I thought it might be smart to challenge myself and do this super quick. All of the below-mentioned books were 4 or 5 star reads, and you probably know quite a few of them because I talk about them a lot (or at least, that’s what it feels like). I have listed the representation as best as I could but for a lot of these it has been a while since I have read them and I might have forgotten about some things, so feel free to send me additions if neccessary.

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Pride Month TBR | So many queer books!!

Normally I’d post a review but I asked on twitter whether you’d like instead to get a peek into my TBR this month, and the majority said yes so here I am! Sorry for the ones that preferred a review, I’ll write one for next week!

This month I’m going to try and read as many queer books as I can and I’m crediting Scribd for having such an awesome collection of books! Seriously, they should pay me by now, I mention them so often. Most of these books I’m going to read on Scribd because I was looking at my book shelves and apparently I own like 10 unread books and NONE of those are queer (*sad face*). So unless I order some new ones or magically find myself a good bookstore – OH MY GOD I JUST REMEMBERED I’LL BE IN NEW YORK THIS MONTH AHH THEY HAVE BOOKSTORES

Okay wow anyway, let’s get started on my (hesitant) TBR! I’m not sure I’ll read them all, but these are all the books I’m considering reading this month. I want to limit myself to books with LGBT+ main characters and will – if I can find it – list the LBGT+ representation! Also if you know any non-fiction I might like about queer people or queer topics, let me know, because I’m really new to this genre and I have no clue where to start.
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May Wrap-Up | The Month I Fell In Love with Non-Fiction

If you’d have asked me two months ago that’d I’d fall in love with non-fiction, I’d have stared at you incredulously. But yet, it happened. I’ve read a lot of books this month and so many of them were non-fiction. And while that’s all fun and games, it has gotten me in a bit of a struggle when it comes to reviews. I always post a review on Saturday, which means I need to review a book a week and when I read a lot more non-fiction (which I have no clue how to review and I think isn’t as interesting to a lot of you), I am pretty much forced to review more of my regular fiction books. Are you still following me? Basically, I need to review more books I normally wouldn’t review because I don’t have that much to say about them. Anyway, that’s not your problem, but I gotta think about how to go about that.

This month was the month I started a new job, got my first real pay check for some freelancing work, made a lot of art and pretty much gave up on writing (oops). I feel like I’ve finally got my life together? Kind of? I mean after months of unemployment and sitting at home, it’s about time I stopped being bored 24/7.

I’m going to divide this wrap-up into a fiction and a non-fiction part so you can skip one or the other if it doesn’t interest you 🙂

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In which I talk about which books I want to be adapted into movies

I’m not someone who goes to movies often or even watches movies often. I spend most of my Netflix time watching series, but if any of the below books were to be made in a movie, I’d go. Not only that, I’d drag everyone I know with me to go see it.

I don’t want to list all the popular book adaptations I haven’t seen, because that would just get embarrassing, but a couple I adored are Wonder, The Hunger Games… emh, do you see my problem?

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Review | Far From The Tree: A brilliant story about the power of family

I recently read Far From The Tree by Robin Benway, which I absolutely adored. I listened to it on audio.

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33830437Being the middle child has its ups and downs.

But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including—

Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties. Having grown up the snarky brunette in a house full of chipper redheads, she’s quick to search for traces of herself among these not-quite-strangers. And when her adopted family’s long-buried problems begin to explode to the surface, Maya can’t help but wonder where exactly it is that she belongs.

And Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother. After seventeen years in the foster care system, he’s learned that there are no heroes, and secrets and fears are best kept close to the vest, where they can’t hurt anyone but him.

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You Made Me Read This #3 | People are dying everywhere, I found a new pet peeve & I’m confused

A couple of weeks ago I did the Try A Chapter Tag and I loved doing that so I thought, why not let people decide which books I try next? So I asked you for some suggestions and ended up with a big filled with pieces of paper with a lot of books, some of which I have been wanting to read, others I have never heard of. This is now a regular feature on my blog called You Made Me Read This and you can read my first attempt here and second here!

This time the books I have randomly picked from my cup are: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (suggested by Naima @VioletteReads), Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (suggested by Heidi @TIMbookshelf) and The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (suggested by Ruby @RubyRaeReads – I didn’t actually randomly pick this book but Ruby basically forced me :P).

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