Top 5 Wednesdays

Top 5 Wednesday – Bookish Happiness

Today I will be sharing books that brought me utter joy and had me reading with a huge grin. I highly recommend reading these books for that serotonin boost!

Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali – This book is the cutest sweetest story ever

That Can Be Arranged by Huda Fahmy – The most adorable and hilarious story of how Huda met her husband!

Misfit in Love by S.K. Ali – Features a big fat Muslim wedding that had me laughing with such utter joy

The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston – Set at a con with all the nerds embracing their passions

My Mechanical Romance by Alexene Farol Follmuth – All the nerdiness and female friendships on top of a cute romance, what’s not to love?!

What books have you read that brought you pure joy?

Top 5 Wednesdays

Top 5 Wednesday – Strong Females

Hey booknerds! I have another top 5 wednesday post today! And I will be sharing my favourite badass female characters!

Nahri from The Daevabad Trilogy – Smart, resourceful and will happily con all the men in power. I love her.

Amara from The Wolf Den – She fought ruthlessly to escape her being sold into slavery and I cannot wait to see her take on the man who made her work in a brothel.

Rae from The Theft of Sunlight – She decided to fight systemic oppression and take on a slave trade ring. An absolute badass.

Laila from The Gilded Wolves – She is seen as exotic but she fights everyday for her friends and for a better world. She cares deeply and hasn’t let how people treat her get her down. 

Zaynab from The Daevabad Trilogy – She may be seen as a pampered princess but don’t let that fool you. She is the smartest Qahtani and her political skills will rival both Muntadhir and Ghassan.

I love each and every one of these incredible complex women and I highly recommend you all read these books so you can know them too.

Top 5 Wednesdays

Top 5 Wednesday – Heart Racing Reads

Here’s another top 5 Wednesday post for you all and today I will be sharing books that I read that had me on the edge of my seat the whole time and I just could not stop reading!

1 The Blood Trials by N.E. Davenport – This book is a wild ride! I could not put it down once I started and was up far too late reading!

2 The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah – I absolutely devoured this book! It is non stop from the first page and I absolutely loved every single second!

3 A Darkness at the Door by Intisar Khanani – I just loved this book so much and could not stop reading once I started!

4 The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper – This book had me so stressed for the lives of these women especially as the stakes continued to get higher as the book progressed.

5 Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel – Knowing the story of Kaikeyi somewhat had me reading well into the night because I loved her in this and yet I knew it was not going to end well for her and I just had to continue reading to really know what happens.

I highly recommend all of these books, I read them all this year and every single one is a 5 star read!

Top 5 Wednesdays

Top 5 Wednesday – Current Obsession

Hey booknerds! So I’ve been kind of absent on my blog lately but I want to start posting again so I thought I would start off with sharing my 2022 obsessions!

I have some absolutely incredible books this year and some of them have imprinted themselves onto my heart and soul. They truly live in my head rent free and I need you all to go read them!

1 The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah – This book has my whole heart and filled the void of no more Daevabad stories. I absolutely adore the characters and I am already dying for the sequel! You can read my full review here

2 My Mechanical Romance by Alexene Farol Follmuth – This book completely took me by surprise and I finally read a book with a character that has my name, a STEM girl at that! You can read my full review here

3 Little Thieves by Margaret Owen – I absolutely adore these chaotic characters, especially the dynamic between Emeric and Vanja and I cannot wait to read the sequel!

4 The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper – This book is incredible. Set in ancient Pompeii and follows the story of a group of women who have been sold into slavery and their fight for a better life. Truly heart breaking and I adore the women and how smart and resourceful they are. I loved seeing how each of them deal with their trauma so differently and how they fight for a better tomorrow.

5 The River of Silver by S.A. Chakraborty – Did you honestly think a Daevabad book wouldn’t make the list? I loved these stories so much and filled the void that nothing has been able to fill since the end of The Empire of Gold. The last story especially lives in my head rent free. You can read my full review here

So these are my 5! Share what books you’re currently obsessed with in the comments!

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Top 5 Wednesday – Books featuring Mental Health

Hey booknerds! It’s another Top 5 Wednesday post! This is hosted by Sam over on Thoughts on Tomes where you share you top 5 for the chosen topic for that week. You can check out each weeks topic over on Goodreads.

At the beginning of this month it was mental health awareness week. It’s so important to speak about mental health and to get rid of the stigma so people who are suffering don’t feel alone and can get help.

One of the things I am seeing more of is books that include characters who suffer from mental health and I’ve read some really great ones and a few that are releasing soon that I’m really looking forward to reading.

1 The Weight of our Sky by Hanna Alkaf – this book deals with a character suffering from OCD and I really loved it.

2 Are we all Lemmings and Snowflakes? By Holly Bourne – this book was so well done and has a cast of characters dealing with different mental health conditions

3 All the Things we Never Said by Yasmin Rahman – releasing soon and I’ve heard really great things

4 The Million Pieces of Neena Gill by Emma Smith-Barton – another book that’s releasing soon and I’m hoping to read the arc soon!

5 No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen – in this book the main characters mum suffers from anxiety and we see how it not only affects her but how it affects him too.

So these are some books that I loved and I am looking forward to reading that feature mental health.

Have you read any books with great mental health rep?