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Non-Fiction November

Since leaving university last summer, I’ve made a conscious effort to include more non-fiction in my reading. I think I’ve been doing pretty well so far, so what better way to review my non-fiction habits than by taking part in Non-Fiction November!

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The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag

I’m actually scheduling this post very far in advance as my blogging calendar is currently full of end-of-month posts and catch up reviews, etc. At the time of writing, it’s a weekend but I’m sick as hell and feeling very sorry for myself. I can barely face leaving my room, let alone my house, but the thought of lying in bed all day is miserable. So, I thought I’d climb out of my pile of blankets and have a rummage around my bookshelves! I found this tag on Nicki’s blog a while back. You don’t need to write about the books, but as I have nothing better to do than lie in my sick bed I thought I’d talk about them a little bit. I’ve linked back to any reviews of books I’ve already read. If you’d like to join in, consider yourself tagged!

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The Guilty Reader Tag

Ooh, I love a good bookish-tag! I saw this on Danni’s blog @ ForBooksSake, but the tag originates on Youtube. The original video, by Chami, doesn’t exist anymore but there’s plenty of people who have done the tag in video form! Consider yourself tagged if you think it looks fun.

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2 Stars Reviews

Review: The Roommates by Rachel Sargeant

When Imo starts university, she dreams of a fresh start, or rather a chance to return to the Imo she used to be, before her whole family was turned upside down. Moving into her halls, she quickly becomes friends with her flatmates; the well-off and haughty Tegan, the level-headed and Mumsy Phoenix, and the eccentric and somewhat manic Amber. But Imo can never fully relax, especially as she keeps noticing a strange man keeping watch around campus. When Amber takes off without a word, Imo is convinced something terrible has happened. She refuses to let a girl go missing without a trace. Not again.

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Sunshine Blogger Award

The lovely Heran @ Be Frisky nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award – thanks Heran! I love reading Heran’s posts and there’s always so much variety, not just bookish content, so definitely check them out if you’re not already following!

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Six For Sunday: Books I’d Take on an Autumn Walk

Six For Sunday is a weekly blog series created by Steph @ ALittleButALot. The theme for October is Autumn Feels. Last week I took a look at books with leaves of the cover, but this week I’m choosing six books that I’d take on an autumn walk with me. This prompt is pretty vague but I’ve chosen to interpret it as books that I think are perfect for reading during this season.

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The End of Summer Recap Book Tag

This summer has honestly felt so long, and I’m sure I’m the only person thinking that. I’m excited for the weather to get a little chillier and for autumn to properly arrive, but before that happens I thought I’d take a look back over my summer reading with the End of Summer Recap Book Tag! I saw this on Kristen Kraves Books and on Scorpio Book Dreams, so go check out their summer reads too!

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Monthly Updates

Stacking the Shelves: September

Last month I experimented with a new structure for this post, and so far I’m enjoying it! It makes these posts much quicker to write somehow, and they’ve become handy to refer back to. Despite not reading a lot this month, I still managed to add a good handful of books to my TBR.

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5 Stars Reviews

Review: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

When Cyril Conroy buys the Dutch House, he means it as a surprise for his wife, Elna. More glass than brick, with marble floors, gilt ceiling, and even a ballroom, their move from a tiny New York City apartment to this enormous home in Philadelphia is jarring for humble Elna. Bought from the Vanhoebeeks after their bankruptcy, the house also comes with their servants and all of their wordly possessions. Elna tries to adjust as the children, Maeve and Danny, marvel at their new life, but her selflessness and desire to help the neediest of society contradicts her new luxurious lifestyle. She begins to disappear, sometimes for weeks at a time, until one day she leaves for India and doesn’t return.

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Six For Sunday: Books with Leaves on the Cover

Six For Sunday is a weekly blog series created by Steph @ ALittleButALot. The theme for October is Autumn Feels – I’m so excited for this month’s Six For Sunday prompts! This week’s is to share six books that have leaves on the cover. I feel like there’s been a big trend of bright, floral book covers recently so this shouldn’t be too difficult! I’ve taken a look through my Goodreads shelves, both read and to read, and here’s six of the books I found that feature foliage on the front!

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