Recommendations: books set on islands

Who doesn't love islands?? The warm sun, sand in your toes, walking along the beach at sunset... Okay, maybe that's not the type of island that I'm talking about with most of these books. But still. Recently, I haven't been purposefully picking up books set on islands, but that's what's been happening anyway. Also, part …

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Recommending books with low ratings on Goodreads

Have you ever finished a book, gone to Goodreads to find other people raving about it, and discovered that lots of people didn't love it? Goodreads is great for a lot of things, but I've found that I can't rely on its average ratings of books. I've disliked a fair number of books with high …

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Matching books to my shuffled music 🎶

Today I'm doing something fun! Often, when I'm listening to music, I try to match it with whatever book I'm obsessed with at the moment. So that's what I'm going to be doing: putting my music on shuffle and finding books to match with whatever songs come up! The plan: Go to my saved songs …

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5 YA books to read when starting college/university

Well, it's getting to be that time of year, when summer is winding down and students start thinking about going back to school. Of course, this is also a time of exciting new change for plenty of people who are starting out a new phase in life at college or university! For anyone who's in …

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Book recommendations based on my top 5 Marvel movies

This summer, I've been spending a lot of time rewatching all of the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a friend who's never seen them before. I've never been the hugest Marvel fan, but I did see many of the movies in theatres, and it's been nice to watch them in the proper order …

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8 contemporaries you should read this summer

Ahhh, summer. The time of year when even a pale, grumpy, Gollum-like creature such as myself looks up at a bright and sunny sky and says, "This isn't so bad." Despite the heat and inevitable sunburn, I can't help but love the summertime! Summer officially starts this weekend, so I'm kicking off the season by …

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If you liked this, try this | LGBTQ+ books

Happy pride month, everyone! If you're planning on celebrating this month by reading plenty of LGBTQ+ books, this is the list for you! Today I'm taking eleven semi-popular non-LGBTQ+ books and using those to recommend eleven books that feature LGBTQ+ characters. I think the title is pretty self explanatory on this one, so let's get …

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