Books I Wish I’d Had As A Teen

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

I’m going to say it. My reading has really come long way since I was a teenager. I’m onluy in my mid 20s, but there are so many books I wish had been available when Iwas younger. If I had a time machine that helped me go back and visit teenage Aoife, there are more than a couple of books I’d bring her.

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Favourite Series and Trilogies

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

I love a standalone novel, but there is something about a series. You get to really know the characters as you stay with them for such a long time. There are a couple of series I’ve read that really stayed with me for a long time. I promise, this won’t just be me giving Harry Potter a huge pat on the back. (Sometimes, he doesn’t really deserve one anyway.)

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Best Debut Books

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

Reading a debut is among my favourite reading pleasures. Especially when you find a really great debut you can’t help but sing about from the rafters. Throughout my reading I’ve read a couple of debut books, but there are some which really stood out above the rest for me. Many of these authors have become auto buys for me on the back of some really stellar debuts.

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Review: Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.


Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst.

When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.

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Tag Thursday: The 90s Movie Tag

I really love 90s movies. I was born in the early 90s, so I wasn’t exactly of the right viewing age when they came out. I spent a lot of time catching up though. I’ve seen most of the films on this book tag, which I spotted on Kristen Kraves Books, and the rest are definitely on my must watch list.

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