Around the Blog #7: death to summer & the power of books

Hello friends,

I can’t believe it’s already September! A part of me wants time to slow the heck down but there’s this other, bigger part of me that’s actually glad summer is (almost) over. That’s probably a controversial opinion (lol), but I’m not a summer girl. Being sticky and sweaty? Nope. Na-ah. I hate it. I’d rather wear comfy sweaters and curl up in bed under a mountain of blankets, reading a good book, thank you very much! I can’t be the only one, right?

Anyway, on to today’s post.

Around the Blog is a weekly post that will feature my favourite posts I’ve read during that week. It’s my way of appreciating other bloggers’ content and to share the love for the chosen posts and bloggers with my followers in the hope they’ll love them as much as I do.


Here are my favourite posts of this week…

Seven Empowering Books by Sarah @Written Word Worlds: ever since reading The Hate U Give, I’ve realized how much power books can have. They can raise awareness for issues people struggle to comprehend through the mainstream media (newspapers, TV, …) by giving you a character you can relate to and a story you’re invested in. That’s what happened when I read THUG and I’m hoping to read more empowering and powerful books as I go along.

The Pros and Cons of Magical Realism by Beth @Reading Every Night: I’ve only read one magical realism book (Wing Jones) since it’s a relatively new genre so it’s too soon for me to form an opinion on whether I like it. This post by Beth has encouraged me to give the genre a second chance since, like she said, it usually has very beautiful writing.

September Books to Keep an Eye on by Fernanda @The Wanderlust Reader: I’ve done a similar post about September YA releases to look forward to, but it’s always fun to see which books other people are excited about. Also, Fernanda includes books from all genres where I usually stick to contemporary YA.

Ten Gems in Mental Health Literature by Chrissi @Chrissi Reads: those of you who’ve been following me for a while know that I think books with an accurate rep of mental health issues are extremely important. I’m always looking for new, good reads and this list by Chrissi definitely helped.

These Books Changed my Life by Shannon @Captivated~by~Fantasy: as I said, books can be extremely powerful. Non-readers probably don’t believe us, but I do think books can change lives. In this post, Shannon shares the books that have changed her and a lot of these books I’ve read and enjoyed as well.

That’s it for this week!

See you tomorrow,
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11 thoughts on “Around the Blog #7: death to summer & the power of books

  1. Ooh, these are such great posts — I’ll definitely have to check them out! YAS please give magical realism a second chance! It is absolutely amazing. (Like Beth, my first read from the genre was Bone Gap and I absolutely ADORED it so I hope you can read it one day!) And WHOA already #7??? TIME FLIES BY.

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    • I’ve been wanting to read Bone Gap so badly (even before I knew it was magical realism) so I’m really excited about reading it someday soon.

      I know, right? I was like, this can’t be #7 already! Time seriously needs to slow dooooown. Can’t believe there’s only four months left this year

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  2. I do love Summer, but that’s really a recent thing. I used to hate it too haha. It’s still not my favourite season though, Autumn probably is (though I am sad that Summer is over because,,, summer vacation where did you go don’t leave me)

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  3. Thanks so much for featuring my post this week. I’m really glad you enjoyed it enough to feature it and glad it could convince you to give the magical realism genre another try. Hopefully you’ll enjoy the books I recommended a little more and fall in love with the genre the way I and so many others have. 🙂
    I’ll definitely have to check out the other posts you featured, I need to do some blog hopping and these seem like the perfect posts to start off with. 🙂

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  4. Summer is my favourite as I love the heat ☀️ and 🌊 however I do enjoy autumn as well, sweater weather and 🍃 🍂🍁 changing colour it’s just beautiful 💕💕

    I love that you share other bloggers’ posts, it’s a great idea 💖👍😊

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