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book recommendations to keep you entertained this valentine’s day

Hello, friends!! Happy Sunday! And happy Valentine’s Day! 🥰🥰

What are your plans for today? Mine are to relax as much as I can, curl up in bed with a book (I’m currently reading a book by a Portuguese author, titled Amor à Primeira Assinatura – or in English it’d be Love at first Signing-, which is about an ex-partner who comes back into the MC’s life after finding out he was the source of inspiration for the character of the MC’s recently published book, and this sounds super rom-com to me, which is why I’m reading it today 💕) and also watch Always and Forever, Lara Jean (I rewatched the first and second movies last Friday and I had so much fun, can’t wait to watch this one as well! 💕💕).

If you also wanna spend today reading and you’re looking for book recommendations OR, since I know this post came a bit at last minute, if you just wanna read some feel-good books, that I believe would be great companions for Valentine’s Day, I got your back!! Today I bring you an actually long list of some book suggestions 🥰

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2020 Recap & 2021 Reading Goals

Hi, friends! I hope you’ve been doing well 🥰

I’m aware we’re already pretty much halfway through February, however because January was so chaotic, I never got around to sit down and reflect on how well (or bad) I did last year. So, this past week, I posted my 2020 Recap & 2021 Reading Goals video, where I checked whether I had succesfully completed all the goals I had thought about (and shared with you here) or not, and also came up with everything that I’ll be focusing on this year.

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One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

I’ve only read One Last Stop in January of this year, but the thing is, I already know it’s a new favourite. 🥰 Writing this review will be extremely hard, though, and I already know I’m not going to do this book any justice, but I’m going to give it a try (and I highly advise you check out Theresa’s review, because she flawlessly put all of my emotions into words, besides exploring SO MANY details of OLS 💕).

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Title: One Last Stop

Author: Casey McQuiston

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

No of pages: 432

Language: English

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Cynical twenty-three-year old August doesn’t believe in much. She doesn’t believe in psychics, or easily forged friendships, or finding the kind of love they make movies about. And she certainly doesn’t believe her ragtag band of new roommates, her night shifts at a 24-hour pancake diner, or her daily subway commute full of electrical outages are going to change that.

But then, there’s Jane. Beautiful, impossible Jane.

All hard edges with a soft smile and swoopy hair and saving August’s day when she needed it most. The person August looks forward to seeing on the train every day. The one who makes her forget about the cities she lived in that never seemed to fit, and her fear of what happens when she finally graduates, and even her cold-case obsessed mother who won’t quite let her go. And when August realizes her subway crush is impossible in more ways than one—namely, displaced in time from the 1970s—she thinks maybe it’s time to start believing.

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best & worst books of 2020, including honourable mentions

Hi, friends!! How are you doing? 💕

Today I bring you my selection of the absolute BEST books I read last year, as well as the biggest DISAPPOINTMENTS (😭). Overall, 2020 was a great year when it comes to reading, though, because I found so many new favourites, and even more almost-favourites, that it was hard to choose which ones to feature on my top 6! So, if you wanna know which ones made it, don’t miss my latest video, and keep reading to know which books are on my honourable mentions list 😉

I do have a question: based on my 2020 posts/videos, can you guess the books I’ll be talking about? 😝

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More Books & Xmas Book Haul | Booktube

Hi, friends! I hope you’ve been doing well 🥰 

After all the stress that the past few days have brought me, studying for exams, finishing a BIG paper, and now, well, trying to get my life together and also a well-deserved rest, I’m finally back with posting content! 💕 Though I wanna post exclusive content on the blog as well, today I thought I’d let you know there’s a new video on my booktube channel! So, if you wanna know which books I bought and received between the months of September and December of 2020, click here ⤵

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January Wrap Up

Hi, friends!! I hope you’ve been doing well, and that you and your loved ones are safe! 💕 As you can see, I’m *finally* back from my not-so-much-wanted blogging hiatus, and I’m excited to share with you everything that I read in this first month of 2021! ✨

What’s Going On?

January was honestly worse than I than anticipated it would be, but it was also surprising. In the first days of the month, I wasn’t too worried about my evaluations, because I knew I’d figure it out. I always do. However, as the dates started to approach me, I started to panic. I had two exams in the same week (on following days, above all), another one on the week after, and I had a paper due today. Turns out that, for some reason, I couldn’t really handle my feelings well, and ended up struggling with sleeping and eating. 😭 Thankfully, it’s all in the past now, and I managed to pass all the exams (just have to wait for the paper grade, now). It was also a surprinsing month, though, because on my last wrap up, I had predicted I’d only read my class notes in January. While I did spend too much time studying, I ended up seeking a safe place from real life in books, and read a total of 13 books (or maybe 11, because two of them were textbooks and I’m only counting them towards my Goodreads goal). 😅

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November & December Wrap Up

What’s Going On?

I have around two and a half hours left of 2020 as I’m starting to write this last wrap up of the year, and oof- what a year it was! 2020 was a real rollercoaster, but, despite everything, I’m glad for the things it brought me and, above all, the things it taught me. I have already analyzed some of the lessons I’m taking with me, however I’m really looking forward to sit down and discuss with you my thoughts on this past year (but that will have to wait for a while). These past two months, though, were quite rough. I spent a lot of time studying, crying and over-working, I was sadly disappointed by some grades, and I barely had time for myself. I had to quit my job in early December, and the holiday season was also quite heavy on my mental health. I’m trying to focus on the positive things that happened lately, though, how I connected with some classmates, how I’m really greateful for some people in my life, how I enjoy what I’m doing on my little online space, and I’m ending 2020 with all that love in my mind 🥰

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Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake

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Title: Dois Reinos Negros (Two Dark Reigns)

Author: Kendare Blake

Publisher: Porto Editora

Nº of Pages: 372

Language: Portuguese

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Queen Katharine has waited her entire life to wear the crown. But now that she finally has it, the murmurs of dissent grow louder by the day. There’s also the alarming issue of whether or not her sisters are actually dead—or if they’re waiting in the wings to usurp the throne.

Mirabella and Arsinoe are alive, but in hiding on the mainland and dealing with a nightmare of their own: being visited repeatedly by a specter they think might be the fabled Blue Queen. Though she says nothing, her rotting, bony finger pointing out to sea is clear enough: return to Fennbirn.

Jules, too, is in a strange place—in disguise. And her only confidants, a war-gifted girl named Emilia and her oracle friend Mathilde, are urging her to take on a role she can’t imagine filling: a legion-cursed queen who will lead a rebel army to Katharine’s doorstep.

This is an uprising that the mysterious Blue Queen may have more to do with than anyone could have guessed—or expected.

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