Bubble Book Review

Book: Bubble by Jordan Morris, Sarah Morgan, Tony Cliff (illustrator) Release date: July 13, 2021 Pages: 272 Publisher: First Second Source: Physical Arc from Publisher Goodreads Summary: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55284969-bubble ***** My Thoughts:  TWs: Graphic descriptions of dead bodies, blood, violence Rep: LGBTQIA+ This initially sounded like an intriguing graphic novel. I’ve been wanting to get into more graphic novels and I…

Road to the 2022 Medical School Application Cycle

The application season for the new year is in just 5 months and there’s a lot of work left to do before I’m ready to present myself as a candidate to all these schools (a list that still needs to be tweaked and edited). I thought it would be helpful to share a little timeline…

The Ivory Key (The Ivory Key Duology #1) Book Review

Book: The Ivory Key (The Ivory KeyDuology #1) by Akshaya Raman Release date: January 4, 2022 Pages: 384 Publisher: Clarion Books Source: Physical Arc from Publisher/Signed Physical Arc won from Author Goodreads Summary: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55959475-the-ivory-key ***** My Thoughts:  TWs: Graphic descriptions of dead bodies, blood, violence, alcohol, discussion of identity policing/microaggressions directed toward a biracial character, allusions to human experimentation, discussions…

January 2022 TBR

I wanted to start the year with a new slate which means I’m going to attempt to make TBRs with books I actually want to get to each month. However, if you’ve been around long enough I’m sure you know that I’m a bit of a mood reader, so I would take these TBRs with…

Growing into 2022

Hello everyone! For all of you who don’t know me, my name is Shivani. I don’t think I’ve ever formally introduced myself on my blog (unless you’ve clicked on the About tab). I’m a 22-year-old South Asian woman who loves to read and talk about books. My main purpose in creating this blog was to…

Sway With Me Book Review and Tour

Book: Sway With Me Syed. M Masood Release date: November 9, 2021 Pages: 320 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Source: Physical copy from the publisher Synopsis: Content Warnings: References to death of a parent, domestics abuse, alcohol recovery, emotional abuse, anxiety, slut-shaming, guilt Arsalan has learned everything he knows from Nana,…

Bookshop Feature: Wickry Candle Co.

Hello everyone! ‘Tis my favorite season, candle season! If you’ve been here a while you know how much I love sharing small businesses with you all that we can all support. I think it’s especially great to be featuring these shops close to the Holidays, not only because it’s my favorite time of the year,…

Dating Dr. Dil (If Shakespeare was an Auntie #1) Book Review

Book: Dating Dr. Dil (If Shakespeare was an Auntie #1) by Nisha Sharma Release date: February 22, 2022 Pages: 300 Publisher: Avon Source: NetGalley E-Arc Goodreads Summary: ***** My Thoughts:  This book took me all over the place, both with my emotions and being entangled in the chaos that was Kareena and Prem’s love life. I picked this book up…

Bookshop Feature: Willowood Candle Company

Hello everyone! I feel like it’s been quite some time since I’ve featured a small business/Etsy shop on my blog. With Washington now being knee-deep into Fall and the holiday season approaching, I thought what better time to recommend some lovely candle companies! Now if you’ve been here for a while I’m sure you remember…

The Trials of Moorigan Crow (Nevermoor #1) Book Review

Book: The Trials of Moorigan Crow (Nevermoor #1) by Jessica Townsend, illustrated by Jim Madsen Release date: October 31, 2017 Pages: 465 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Source: Physical book bought from Powell’s Books Goodreads Summary: ***** My Thoughts:  I’ve heard many things about this book from the Booktubers I watch, but I ended up picking it up…