Top 5 Anticipated Releases: Jan-Jul 2021

This week, I decided to do some research about which books are coming out in 2021 and share the ones I am most excited for! I am normally the type of person that just looks at other people's lists, but this year I thought it would be fun to do my own research. There are plenty of comprehensive lists online, but this will be focused specifically on the books I am excited for that are coming out in the first half of 2021. These are in order of release date. Hopefully this helps you by giving a release date and synopsis for the books I cannot wait to read next year!

Book Reviews: Eliza and Her Monsters, Instant Karma

Hello everyone! I fell slightly behind on book reviews, so I decided that I'd post my reviews for Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia and Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer in a single blog post. Both of these books were wonderful young adult contemporaries with a touch of fantasy, a genre I dearly love. I hope these reviews are helpful to you, and be sure to comment your own thoughts on these books if you've read either or both of them!

Book Review: Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks

Pumpkinheads was such a charming, adorable read! It was perfect for putting me into a happy headspace during a stressful time. The atmosphere of this book was absolutely fantastic and incredibly immersive, filled with loveable characters and sweet moments. I'd definitely recommend this graphic novel to anyone looking for a cute, light romance in a fall-themed setting!

Book Review: Windwitch by Susan Dennard

Windwitch was a wondrous ride full of deeply flawed yet lovable characters, wildly unique and intriguing settings, and action-packed plot. I found myself consistently surprised at the twists and turns of the story, although I must admit that some of that surprise came from wondering exactly how the events in this book were even happening. Unfortunately, I cannot say that my questions were answered in full, but I suppose that’s what the novella and third book are for! Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my time reading this novel and will definitely be continuing on with the series.

Fall Fresh Start 🍁🍂

I love a good fresh start, and the change of season is always a wonderful opportunity to turn things around. Mental health has never been easy, but I've found it especially difficult to stay positive during this crazy year. It's really important to me that I stay open and honest on this platform about my struggles, but at the same time, I hope to bring some light into others' lives and work toward feeling better in the future. Today's post is all about how I'm implementing a few small changes to make a big difference going forward this fall.