Creatures of the Night for Hungry Ghost Month [Book Tag]

I found this book tag sitting in my drafts, so I’ve decided to fill it out! Especially since Hungry Ghost Month is coming up soon… ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘บ

Book tag-list things are always fun and sometimes make me realise that I’ve been missing out on certain genres, or themes in my reading!!!

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Pride 2017 Recommendations [Literary Lists]

๐ŸŒˆย ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆย H A P P Y ย ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆย P R I D E ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆย M O N T H !ย ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆย ๐ŸŒˆ

Not gay as in happy, but queer as in fck you! AM I RIGHT MY DUDES?

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ANYWAY, I just wanted to spotlight a handful of my favourite LGBT/GSM reads this month since it is pride month after all.

 

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Asian Lit Bingo [Book Tag]

At the beginning of May I saw Aentee’s post about this month long event called,ย Asian Lit Bingo. Which is AMAZING, being from Singaporeย I’m always trying to find more books, especially SFF, written by Asian authors as well as books that ARE Asian in content in someway.

Instead of participating because my reading has been a bit stagnant as of late, I decided to find a book for each of the squares and make a rec list instead!! In retrospect I probably should have posted this earlier, but whatever. Better late than never. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Monthly Roundup โ†ช Feb/March๐Ÿ˜ต

February was a mess. Busy, but a mess. I had assignments due in the first week-ish and then at the end of the second week I was off for 10 days for my reading week to visit the US. And then when I got back it was all a blur and then it wasย March…!! I didn’t really read in Feb so I’m just combining the two months in one post…


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Monthly Roundup โ†ช Dec๐Ÿ•Ž๐ŸŽ

As per usual with my shitty luck, my chronic illness flared up over the break when I was AT HOME. Which meant I couldn’t really concentrate on anything or have enough energy to do much for more than half of it. AND I EVEN FORGOT TO DO MY HANUKKAH BOOK TAG!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m most upset about that to be honest…

Also upset that I only managed to read one book the whole month… โ˜น I was hoping to fit in at least 3 or so more since it was the last month of 2016, but oh well.


ALPHABET OF THORN
by Patricia A. McKillipย ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿปโณ๐Ÿ“œ

I wanted to read this in the first place because of the beautiful cover. What can I say? I’m a slut for beautiful covers… BUT ALSO because it was a book about books! Sort of!!! Well it’s really more about an orphaned girl who was adopted by librarians who also double as translators, who now works under this grand castle spending her days amid books and unknown languages. The blurb is great because it doesn’t give too much away, but gives just enough away to get you interested…!! It’s not normally the kind of book I read to be quite honest, but once in a while I’ll pick some high fantasy up and be whisked away by the prose. This is deffo one of those cases. I’ve only given it 3 out of 5 because I felt the ending was a bit rushed and simple, and I kinda wished there was more exploration with the floating school!!! It reminded me at times of the Arrows of the Queenย trilogy, which I was OBSESSED with earlier this year. That series exceeded where this one failed simply in terms of the world building. Which is fine considering this was a stand alone book that was under 300 pages. OH WELL.

๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“˜ย 3 Books!

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