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Guest Post: 5 Mini-reviews

Guest Post : Emily Meade

Last year I wrote a mini-review of every book I read. We’re only halfway through this year but I’ve read eighty-seven books and I’m not sure whether to be proud or worried.

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

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1-11. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

This series is a reread for me. It’s a lot of fun, they’re quick reads, and Mia is the most endearingly annoying character I’ve ever encountered. Read for princesses, feminism and hilarity.

  1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling

Every so often I reread Harry Potter, despite my never-ending TBR of new books. But hey, sometimes you have to reread, right? 10/10, just as good as the first sixty-seven times.

  1. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

These books are possibly the cutest things I’ve ever read. Lara Jean is sweet, she loves her family and she bakes. Her drama with Peter K. is what I live for, and though I didn’t love this one as much as the other two, it’s definitely the one where she grows the most.

  1. When The Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

This book is honestly so beautiful. It’s magical realism so you’ve got things like roses growing out of wrists, things turning to glass, and hanging moons on trees. There’s also fantastic trans representation, it’s a bit dark and witchy, and about a small town and two characters, Miel and Sam.

  1. We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan

I was a bit disappointed by this one because the ending felt incredibly rushed, and the verse format didn’t really work very well. But if you’re after a story of exclusion and outsiders and friendship, and you like novels in verse, this might be one for you.

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