ARC Review: For Your Own Good // a decent and twisty thriller

Hello, friends. Welcome back to the blog! Today, I’m going to be reviewing For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing.

I was lucky to get an ARC copy of this book and I was really excited to see how Downing’s latest book would turn out. I read her first book, My Lovely Wife and enjoyed it, so I had some hopes for this one. And Downing definitely did not disappoint.

Just for some disclaimers: All spoilers will be in dropdowns, so you may skip them if you like. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for a review, however all opinions and thoughts are my own.

With that out of the way, let’s get started!

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26 Books I Plan to Read This Summer (ft. lots and lots of diverse reads)

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I know that this is an incredibly ambitious list and I might not read all of these books. But I do have them all on hold/currently borrowed so I’ll have to make an effort to read them.

I think this is the first time I’ve ever made a summer TBR post, but these books sound too good to not mention, so I figured this would be the best way to get these onto your radar. Be sure to check some of them out! There’s so much diverse representation here, and books from multiple genres, so there should be a little something for everyone.

Without further ado, let’s get started!

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Tres Libros Latinxs Que Quiero Leer (ft. me writing a Latinx book TBR post mostly in Spanish)

Hola amigos, y buenos días! Hoy, estoy escribiendo un post mayormente en Español. Habrá partes donde escribiré en ingles para mis seguidores que no entienden Español. Será dificil y probablemente usaré Google por ayudarme, pero intentaré.

Hey friends, welcome back! Today, I wanted to try something completely new: I will be writing this post mostly in Spanish.

I feel like I might have mentioned this before, but I love Spanish and I’m trying to be fluent in it. So, sometimes I just feel like writing everything in Spanish and that’s exactly what I’m going to do today.

I don’t know if I have that many Spanish speaking/understanding followers, so I will be doing a translation, making it a Spanish and English post just so that everybody can enjoy it. If you speak Spanish, do let me know how badly I did in the comments below (lol). Google Translate will probably be my friend a little bit, but I promise, I will put in some effort.

Entonces, creo que es solo derecho que esta post sea sobre libros latinxs que quiero leer. De acuerdo a mi cuenta de GoodReads, solo he leído un libro con representación latinx. Un libro. Solo UN libro. Pensé que habia leído más de eso, pero obviamente no. Así que, lo arreglaré por agregando tres libros con representación en español/latinx a mi TBR. (TBR significado la lista de libros que quiero leer)

So, I think it’s only right that this post should be about Latinx books that I want to read. According to my GR account, I’ve only read one book with Latinx representation. One book. Only ONE book. I thought that I had read more than that but obviously not. So, I will fix that by adding 3 books with Spanish/Latinx rep to my TBR. (TBR means a list of books that I want to read)

¡Vamos a empezar con este desastre!

Let’s get started with this disaster!

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The Guinevere Deception // had potential, but didn’t live up to my expectations

Hello friends, I hope you’re doing well! Today, I’m going to be doing my very first review of the year!!

*cue confetti and trumpets*

Seriously, the last proper review I did was in November of last year. I keep making goals to do more reviews, I keep telling myself to do more reviews, and all my books keep judging me silently waiting for me to do reviews, but I just. don’t. do. the. reviews.

I’m fantastic like that.

But don’t worry, today I’m finally going to make good on my self-promise to actually do reviews and give you one today. The book that gets this wonderful honor is The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White.

I had such high expectations for this novel since I remember it being popular on GoodReads for a while. Now, the curious thing is that I can’t remember if it was popular because everyone was one-starring it or five-starring it. I honestly don’t know, but I know I’ve seen that cover a lot, so I kind of expected it to be really good.

Lesson learned. Next time, I’ll pay attention to whether its popularity stems from good or bad reviews.

This is going to be a longer review than usual, but I know you’re positively dying to hear what I have to say. And don’t worry, all spoilers are in dropdowns, so you can skip them if you’d like.

Now, without further ado, let’s get started!

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I Think Muslim Rep Is Important, But I Understand Why Some Muslims Don’t Want to Read It

The other day, I was recommending a book with Muslim representation to my sister and she said she wasn’t interested. My dad overheard and was really curious as to why she wouldn’t want to read Muslim rep when she’d read anything else out there.

It was kind of hard to explain. I know why she doesn’t like it, and I don’t blame her for not liking it, but I didn’t know how to explain that.

It’s just one of those things that you just get, you know?

Sigh. Yes, I know, you don’t really know, and that’s why I’m going to try and articulate what the problem is with Muslim-rep books out there.

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