june wrap-up

Well, it’s officially summer! I hate the heat, so I am longing for the slightly cooler months of September and October already. But hey, with the summer comes new opportunities for me – when you’re reading this post, I will have moved to my new home near to London! I’m so excited to be close to my friends, my job, and live in a place where there are actually things to do.

Book reviews: 

My So-Called Bollywood Life

Top 5 Recommendation:

Best Books of 2019

#Ownvoices trans books


Good Omens: did it live up to my expectations?

30 days of pride tag

Labels – a box that doesn’t fit anymore

Why didn’t Chaucer finish the Canterbury Tales? And other unfinished masterpieces

Queers Gone By TBR

My goals:

  • 100 books – I’ve read 78 books so far this year! That’s 30 books ahead of schedule.
  • Continue to read diversely – Yup, I’ve been reading books with queer characters, Deaf characters, and characters of colour.
  • Read more independently published/self-published authors – I read Double Exposure by Chelsea M. Cameron
  • Try to read more genres – I read a couple of romances, sci-fi, horror, and of course contemporary.
  • Try to re-read a childhood favourite once a month – I have discontinued this goal. There are just so many things to read, and while I very much enjoyed the children’s books that I re-read, I just can’t do it every month.
  • Try to read one graphic novel a month – I read This One Summer and Heartstopper.
  • Try to post three times a week – lol this really didn’t happen
  • Increase Netgalley score – 63%. Ughhhh.

Every month I’m also going to update you with what books I’ve read for YARC (Year of the Asian Challenge!). This month I read: There’s Something About Sweetie, The Diving Pool, and This One Summer bringing my total up to 17. I have officially exceeded my target, and won the Philippine tarsier badge AND the Indian cobra badge!

Queers Gone By: 


  • Read a book written or set during 1985-present day: There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon
  • Read a book with a Black female MC: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
  • Read a book with a pansexual main character: Double Exposure by Chelsea M. Cameron
  • Read a dystopian or sci-fi novel: The Last by Hanna Jameson 



  • Read a book written or set during 1907-1954: Pulp by Robin Talley (it’s 1955, so CLOSE ENOUGH)
  • Read a graphic novel: This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
  • Read a book with an aesthetically pleasing cover: Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno

I also:

  • Continued with therapy – hahahaha yeah that didn’t happen this month.
  • Planned at least one exciting thing a month – well we are MOVINGGGG so that is very exciting!

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