Top 10 Tuesday | Winter TBR

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag run by The Broke and the Bookish who provide us with a different prompt every week! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way. 

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– Top 10 Books on my Winter TBR – 

I haven’t done a TBR for a long while, but couldn’t resist this week as I already had a list prepared! As the end of the year hurtles towards us, my Goodreads reading challenge for this year reminds me that I have 6 books left to read to complete my goal of reading 25 books this year. So, in true cheating fashion here are the remaining books I need to speed through this month while cuddled up in many blankets.

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Wrap Up | October

September turned out to be a fairly successful month for me. My blogging frequently is increasing, at a snail’s pace but it’s something, but the biggest thing to come out of September was finally getting my result’s for my dissertation and degree! After a long and very painful 28 days, I found out I got a 1st overall for my degree and over 75% for my dissertation. After all the shit that has happened throughout the 3.5 years of my degree, it honestly feels like the best trophy to get a 1st AND survive being at university. I still can’t quite believe it, and I definitely can’t believe that it’s already the 1st day of October! Time flies by too fast, but I like to at least begin the month with a vague outline of what I might be getting up to.

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Diverse books to look forward to in Autumn 2017

Every year I look forward to Autumn, forever picturing the beautiful orange and yellow leaves falling on the increasingly frosty ground against an atmospheric backdrop of photogenic mist, much like the picture above. Yet every year, I am always disappointed by the pelting rain outside and bone-chilling cold that seeps into our little flat making Autumn a lot less romantic but also supplying me with an easy excuse to lock myself away under piles of blankets with a hot chocolate and one of the many diverse books that I’m looking forward to reading this Autumn. And this Autumn we are in for a treat with all of the diverse books which are about to drop which, needless to say, I am very excited for. As we are lucky that there are so many, I’m going to focus on the diverse books which I’m personally looking forward to reading but feel free to share others in the comments below or on twitter as usual ❤

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Stacking the Shelves #3 & Diversity Bingo

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga for the book community to share what we’ve added to our TBR lists or bought this week. Go here to find out more!

I am super tired after a long day out today to the Into the Unknown exhibition at the Barbican, so I’m going to try and shoot through this so I can flop on the sofa. As usual, I have added too many books to my shelves this week even though I am still progressing incredibly slowly through my current books! I’ve also (finally) included my very sparse Diversity Bingo!

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The Erasure of Pacific Islander Books

I had a few ideas for different posts I wanted to do today, however after seeing Anjulie Te Pohe‘s awareness-raising post ‘Pacific Islander Books and Erasure’ I decided that I wanted to bring it to others’ attention as well. As Anjulie explains, “Though there are many Pacific Islander (PI) books they aren’t often discussed in the book community. This was highlighted in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in May when Pacific Islanders were all but erased from the conversation.”

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