Books with Wintry Colours

This post is part of Six for Sunday run by Steph from A Little but a Lot.

It might be the start of August, but trust me I’m waiting for some cooler temperatures. It’s also time to start thinking of some Christmassy reads.

Seriously. Getting your winter content ready now will save you so much time in the coming months. If you’re looking for some fantastic wintry books to feature, these are tried and tested by yours truly.

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Books to Make You Smile

This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

Books are one of the easiest ways to put a smile on my face. I feel like if I’m reading a good book it’s hard to keep a straight face throughout. If you’re feeling a little blue or your reading needs some sunshine, these are some of the best books to try.

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Every Book by a Black Author on my Shelves

If you’ve taken in any news in the last week, you’re sure to have seen the events in America. They’re absolutely unacceptable in today’s society, and it should go without saying that Black Lives Matter and that racism is an abhorrent thing that needs to be squashed out immediately.

I would implore you to do everything you can to show your support for Black lives across the world. Sign petitions, donate to causes, and stamp out racism and inequality when you see it in your life.

It shouldn’t have taken such horrific events across the world for us to take stock of our reading. Alas, this is the world we find ourselves in right now.

If we’re to bring about change, we need to uplift more Black voices and experience more stories by Black authors.

With this in mind, I’m making it my mission to discover more Black authors. I’m going to start by taking a proper look at what’s already on my shelves.

I’m very much open to new suggestions, so if I’ve missed out your favourite please do share it in the comments below.

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Books to Read this Summer

This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

Now that it’s summer, and the weather is (hopefully) starting to make a turn for the better, it’s time to crack out the sunshiney books too.

Grab a glass of ros√© or Pimms, settle down on the deck chair, and reach for one of these great reads. They absolutely radiate sunshine, so don’t forget the suncream too.

Some of these are set right across the world in some wonderfully summery destinations. If we can’t travel right now, maybe books can bring us there?

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