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‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.’ – Groucho Marx

Guest Post: 5 mini reviews

Guest Post : Emily Meade

Last year I wrote a mini-review of every book I read. To give you plenty of books to add to your TBR, here is a mini-review of every book I’ve read so far.

Cover of Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix

31. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling


  1. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Did someone say HINDU-MYTHOLOGY-INSPIRED FANTASY? I think they did. Also there’s a hilarious talking horse who keeps wanting to eat people, which I am a fan of. It has gorgeous writing and though it was a little hard to get into, I ended up really enjoying it.

Cover of We Are Okay

  1. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Sooooo this is my favourite book of the year so far and it makes me so sad that not many people are talking about it. It’s definitely not for everyone. Each and every word is so deliberately placed, and the detail is absolutely exquisite – it’s like a movie. There’s a kind of melancholy, wintry vibe and it’s about a queer girl and loneliness and family and it’s just… so, so good. I don’t really know what to say about the plot, because the beauty is in the characters, really.

  1. This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills

Don’t you love it when a book lives up to its beautiful cover? Featuring dad jokes, fan-fiction and fandom, hilarious, witty banter, and fantastic friendships, this is definitely one of the stand-outs for me this year. It’s about trying to track down a missing painting, and characters’ lives are intertwined in the process.

A Brief History of Time

  1. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

I have to admit that a lot of this went over my head, but it’s so fascinating and I have a lot of respect for anyone in a scientific field, because it blows my mind.

I’m Emily Mead.a 21-year-old Aussie YA writer, PR student and amateur French learner. Bookstagram: @emilyjmead i