Representation I Want to See in YA \\ basically what I think is lacking from YA books

YA fantasy books are boring me lately.

All of the worlds are based on England, or at least the UK, and everyone is white and straight and it’s SO BORING. Even though the storylines are different I feel like I’m reading the same thing over and over again.

Especially in fantasy books. Contemporary books have been getting more and more diverse, which is good, but I feel like we’re still working on fantasy.

To be clear: I don’t automatically hate these books or the people writing them. And it’s not like I can’t enjoy these books…but it’s like watching all the Marvel movies in one week. At some point, it starts to become repetitive.

So allow me to make a few requests:

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#ReadingPride June TBR \\

It’s June first!

Just in case you didn’t know. And that means it the start of Pride month and ALSO the start of #ReadingPride!

For those of you who missed it, #ReadingPride is a challenge I created which gives you the opportunity to read some of those LGBTQ+ books on your TBR, get some recommendations and maybe win some bookish things!

I figured a good way to start the month would be to talk about the books I’m planning on reading – and I’ve found many different genres and rep for my TBR! (still no pan characters…I’m not bitter) Along with a few that I’ve had on my TBR for a while.

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Popular Authors That I Have Never Read \\ AKA the shameful side of my TBR

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Hello Book Ravens!

It’s not unknown that I’m not very good at keeping up with new releases. I read rather slowly, and because I’m trying to read all the cool new books coming out* I tend to forget about older, popular releases.

So I figured I’d make a list – because maybe some of these books are horrible and I dodged a bullet…or maybe I’ve totally missed out on the best book ever.**

*why are there so many?

**unlikely, but you never know

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Down the TBR Hole #5 \\ (40-50)

Hello Book Ravens!

It’s time for another edition of the post I always write when I’m out of ideas!

…that’s not a joke – I literally had nothing for Monday. But! But! I have some interesting posts for the rest of the week! A review, a talk about representation…cool stuff!*

*I mean, hopefully. We’ll see.

Previously on Down the TBR Hole…

This tag was created by Lost in a Story – basically it helps you go through your TBR, and also gives you blog post ideas! I enjoyed reading it on Jess’s blog, so I figured I’d give it a go.

So as I go through I’ll talk about the books, why I added them to my GoodReads TBR, and decide whether to keep them or remove them.

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Down the TBR hole #4 \\ (32-40)

Previously on Down the TBR Hole…

This tag was created by Lost in a Story – basically it helps you go through your TBR, and also gives you blog post ideas! I enjoyed reading it on Jess’s blog, so I figured I’d give it a go.

So as I go through I’ll talk about the books, why I added them to my GoodReads TBR, and decide whether to keep them or remove them.

If you read that first sentence in an announcer voice than you get 100 awesome points!

Alright, let’s see if I can make my TBR smaller…I added a few books form last time so we’ll see.

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Books I Didn’t Get to Read in 2017

SO MANY! I missed so many amazing books!

what an accurate way to preface this post

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I’ll admit I was in a bit of a reading slump in 2017, which means that I read a lot slower than normal, and I became rather picky about my books. So even though there were a lot of new releases I wanted to read, I never got around to them.

So why not list them all so you can silently judge me through the screen. or cry with me because let’s be honest

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Down the TBR Hole #3 || (21-32)

Hello Bibliophiles!

Previously on Down the TBR Hole…

This tag was created by Lost in a Story – basically it helps you go through your TBR, and also gives you blog post ideas! I enjoyed reading it on Jess’s blog, so I figured I’d give it a go.

So as I go through I’ll talk about the books, why I added them to my GoodReads TBR, and decide whether to keep them or remove them.

That’s basically what it is! You don’t need to read part one, but if you want to, you can find it here.

 

Time for part three!

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Down the TBR Hole #2 || (11-20)

Hello Bibliophiles!

Previously on Down the TBR Hole…

This tag was created by Lost in a Story – basically it helps you go through your TBR, and also gives you blog post ideas! I enjoyed reading it on Jess’s blog, so I figured I’d give it a go.

So as I go through I’ll talk about the books, why I added them to my GoodReads TBR, and decide whether to keep them or remove them.

That’s basically what it is! You don’t need to read part one, but if you want to, you can find it here.

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Down the TBR Hole #1 || (1-10)

Hello Bibliophiles!

This tag was created by Lost in a Story, but I found it on Beaucoup Books. Basically it helps you go through your TBR, and also gives you blog post ideas! I enjoyed reading it on Jess’s blog, so I figured I’d give it a go.

So as I go through I’ll talk about the books, why I added them to my GoodReads TBR, and decide whether to keep them or remove them.

Let’s go through my TBR and hopefully remove some of my stress! at the same time!

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