Reading List: Non-American Young Adult Authors with English Books

Reading List: Non-American Young Adult Authors with English Books

Hello lovelies! I recently had a conversation on Twitter about diverse books. There’s now lots of lists and people talking about them which is great! I’m struggling though. There’s a lot of lists with authors who are Asian-American or Hispanic-American or any other diverse combination with the word American. Seriously! I tried googling something along the lines of “young adult books by Asian authors” and 90% of the lists that came up were Asian-American authors. That’s great and everything but I’m really trying to read books that don’t have anything to do with America this year. It’s just a personal […]

Posted March 26, 2017 / Leave a comment

Book Review: Fusion (Razia #4)

Book Review: Fusion (Razia #4)

Fusion is the conclusion to the Razia series (fear not, there’s short stories too!) and it was exactly as good as I thought it was going to be. There’s something about this series that makes me unable to put it down. Something different and special. Maybe it’s because I’ve read nothing like this before or maybe it’s just super awesome. I think it’s most likely a mixture of the two. Razia has finally grown up in Fusion. She doesn’t have much of a choice because **SPOILER** **END OF SPOILER** This makes it so she has to start getting it together […]

Posted March 23, 2017 / Leave a comment

Spring Cleaning Your Bookshelves

Spring Cleaning Your Bookshelves

I’m not going to lie, Spring is never an excuse for me to clean and organise anything. Organising is therapeutic to me and I do it fairly often. I don’t believe people often think about cleaning their bookshelves. It’s not the first thing you think of when you think Spring cleaning either (except maybe to a book addict like myself). That’s why I thought I’d go over how I clean my shelves since I do it way more often than most. Here’s a quick guide to cleaning your bookshelves: Taking everything off First, think of how you’re going to organise […]

Posted March 21, 2017 / Leave a comment

What Should Be On Your Sidebar?

What Should Be On Your Sidebar?

Hello lovelies! Have you ever been working on your blog and ever wonder “should I put this on my sidebar?” I know I’ve asked myself that question a lot. Even Google doesn’t really give you the answers you need. So for today only, I’m becoming your magical sidebar fairy who is here to help with all your questions! What should be on your sidebar? There’s a few “must haves” that I think everyone should have on their sidebars. One thing that I think is really important (though not everyone chooses to have one) is the about me section. It’s an easy […]

Posted March 19, 2017 / Leave a comment

Women in STEM Books

Women in STEM Books

I saw a post on Book Riot celebrating Women’s History Month and mentioning some books about women in STEM. It inspired me to write my own post especially since last summer I wrote a short guest post about being a women in STEM myself. I even started a GoodReads list to get even more recommendations! For those of you who aren’t aware, STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math (sometimes mechanical). Generally there’s way less women in these fields of work. That’s why you see programs trying to promote younger girls to get into these fields. Younger kids already […]

Posted March 19, 2017 / Leave a comment

Book Review: Conviction (Razia #3)

Book Review: Conviction (Razia #3)

This series just keeps getting better the more I read which was exactly the case with Conviction. As much as Razia drives me crazy, I also really love her. I love all the characters honestly. They all have such different personalities and they’re hilarious when they interact together. That’s probably my favourite part of the whole series. I like how there’s these little bits of humour even when we’re in the middle of a really intense scene. It makes the story a lot easier to read. Speaking of story, I especially liked the plot in this book. Razia starts slipping […]

Posted March 16, 2017 / Leave a comment

Book Review: Seven Days of You

Book Review: Seven Days of You

I’m disappointed. After reading the synopsis of Seven Days of You I was expecting a contemporary I’d at least like. I’m generally pretty picky with my contemporary books but this one sounded unique which is why I requested an ARC of it. My first and biggest problem I had with Seven Days of You is the setting. Seven Days of You takes place in Tokyo. I was expecting lots of vivid descriptions because how many YA books take place in Japan? I should have kept my expectation A LOT lower because it didn’t feel like we were in Japan at […]

Posted March 9, 2017 / Leave a comment

Cover Love: March 2017 Releases

Cover Love: March 2017 Releases

Cover Love in a new feature in 2017 here at Books for Thought. Being a graphic designer myself, covers are something I notice when I first see a book and a lot of the time I’ll read books based off of their covers. This feature is aimed to showcase those covers that caught my eye so that you too can share the love I have of these covers. If there’s any themes you’d like to see in the future let me know in the comments! Hello lovelies and welcome to Cover Love #5! Today I’m featuring pretty covers for books that […]

Posted March 8, 2017 / Leave a comment

Reading Guide: Intro to Mythology Books

Reading Guide: Intro to Mythology Books

Hey guys! Time for a fun post today! It’s fun for me anyways. I love sharing what kinds of books I read without just posting a bunch of reviews. Today I’m writing a guide of sorts to get you started into reading books of different genres. This will hopefully become a series of sorts that you can look forward to in the near future. This is my intro to mythology books. I want to make it clear before I show you this list of mythology books, these books are only BASED off mythology. That means that they don’t follow the myths […]

Posted March 5, 2017 / Leave a comment

5 Countries I’m Dying to Visit

5 Countries I’m Dying to Visit

This year, I’ve been doing my best to read books that aren’t set in the US. There’s so much more of our world out there that I want to get to know but can’t right now because it gets expensive to do those things. There are also countries that I want to visit because I’ve read about them in books and wouldn’t have thought to visit them otherwise. I wanted to share five of the countries I’m dying to visit with you all just in case you fall in love with them just as easy as I do. Japan My love for […]

Posted March 3, 2017 / Leave a comment