Favorite Blog Posts of April 2019

I’m back at it with some favorite blog posts. I know it’s been a while but I’ve been wanting to start these posts back up because they’re my most favorite to write up.

AUTISM ACCEPTANCE MONTH

It was Autism Acceptance Month in April and here’s some bloggers that talked about autistic representation in books and some recommendations posts for books featuring positive rep.

Becca’s Book Realm wrote up an eloquent and thoughtful post about good and bad examples of autism rep and gave some good recommendations. I think this post is something many people should keep in mind when reading books featuring autistic characters, especially if you are not autistic. Always look for #ownvoices autistic reviewers.

Lorryn @ Reading Parental shares some books with autistic rep as well.

Aline @ Fully Booked also has a great list of books with autistic rep.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Malanie shares 8 stress free books to read, because we all need those kind of books in our lives.

Need some more F/F books on your TBR? Of course you do and here’s The Book Corps with a great list.

BLOGGING

I know for myself it’s been a difficult journey in finding my voice for my blog and it’s still a work in progress for me. If you’re in the same predicament as myself you should check out Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books post about to be your best blogging self. Filled with helpful tips and positivity.

Xandra @ Starry Sky Books has some great tips for bloggers out there, whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been blogging for a while, this post is worth checking out.

Another blogger sharing some great blogging tips for starting bloggers is Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews.

DISCUSSIONS + MISC.

Biblio Nyan wrote a personal and sentimental post about how libraries helped with treating their mental health and just the power of libraries as self-care. A powerful post that resonated with myself and hopefully others find this post to be so impactful.

Heather @ Books, Trust, and Pixie Dust created a gorgeous moodboard for You’d Be Mine which was one of my favorite reads from April. This mood board sets the exact tone of the story.

Aurora @ Aurora Librialis is starting a little series of post called The Female Gaze Project which will engage with and highlight stories about women, created by women in a series of blog posts. and for her first post she discusses Mothers and Daughters. Just a brilliantly articulate and insightful post. I can’t wait to read more of this series.

Aline @ Fully Booked discusses how there’s biases in boosting diverse books and talks about how important for more books that are intersectional and advocate for them.

Favorite Blog Posts of January

Here’s to another year full of amazing bloggers and posts! This is somewhat late but here it is!


Savvy The Book Royal talks about reading with anxiety and depression and it felt so validating to hear from someone else who goes through the same experiences.

The Caffeinated Bookworm Life shares some blog posts ideas for a whole month of blogging. So useful and I’m so grateful for this post.

If you’re looking for anxiety rep, Reading Parental has a whole list of books with anxiety rep for you!

If you need some journal inspiration here’s a few bloggers sharing theirs:

Books, Trust, & Pixie Dust created a gorgeous moodboard for one of my favorite fantasy reads from last year, Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa. She also did a fairy moodboard which is just as stunning. I adore these aesthetics.

Novels and Waffles recommends some books for 20-somethings (like me) looking for NA books written in YA style. I’m honestly just here for NA to become a much bigger thing.

Aurora Librialis talks about being a bad book blogger and why it’s ok. Number 1) I just want to say that Aurora is an AMAZING book blogger!
Number 2) This post is super validating and there’s a lot of great advice here.

Ace of Bens compares hardback and paperback covers and I love comparing different covers of a book.

2019 is not short of wonderful covers and here’s Motif by Tanya sharing some cover love. I love the diversity in this post.

Sun and Chai discusses femininity in YA in great depth and highlights many of the issues I have sometimes with female characters in YA such as weaponized femininity and the not like other girls tropes.

Starry Sky Books created The Folk of the Air Book Tag! I can’t wait to do it sometime because I am LIVING for this series.


Let me know what some of your favorite blog post were from January and feel free to share the blogger love! 😀

Favorite Blog Posts of November

Big yikes because this is a bit later than I would have liked it to be but here it finally is! I know how much people appreciate and enjoy these posts and I enjoy making them because I just like supporting other bloggers! 

Here are the previous months’s posts for y’all to check out! 🙂

April
May
June
July
August
September 
October

This month may be a bit limited but I hope you guys enjoy these and also feel free to link some amazing posts down below (including your own!) 


REVIEWS

Both Beware the Reader and Saturday Nite Reader reviewed Where the Crawdads Sings by Delia Owens and each had their own beautifully written thoughts on this book that made me instantly add it to my TBR. 

Lauren’s review of Sadie which perfectly encapsulates why I also enjoyed this book so much! 

Drizzle and Hurricanes’s review of This Is What It Feels Like and I can’t waait to read this one. 

Meaghan @ Words Gremlin reviewed Sawkill Girls and I enjoyed hearing her rave over it, especially hearing that the ace rep in this book is done very well. Can’t wait to read this one very soon. 

DISCUSSIONS

Consu @ Paper Eyed Girl discusses colorism in the Latinx community and how its used in Blanca & Roja. 

Vicky as always with her thoughtful discussions brings up the way the YA isolates teens despite them being their target audience. 

Alice @ A Reader’s Fiction helps with reading slumps and talks about the different types of reading slumps we all can get into. 

Marta @ The Cursed Books brings up a topic that is “me” and that’s about not re-reading books

Ally talks about the books that made her emotional.

Green Tea & Paperbacks talks about the struggles of being a mood reader and I relate too much. This felt like a call out post lmao. 

Amber discusses things she loves to see in books and I wholeheartedly agree with all of these things! 

Biopunk is a favorite sci-fi subgenre of mine and A Dance with Books discusses exactly that!

Camillea talks about how to make blogging friends and I’ve found this super helpful and I’m hoping I’ll be making many more blogging friends! 🙂 

RECOMMENDATIONS

Aurora made a wonderful list of books about books! How meta! 


Thanks for reading and I hope you all find some new bloggers to follow from this! 

Favorite Blog Posts of October

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Here are the previous month’s Favorite Blog Posts of the Month! 

April
May
June
July
August
September 


REVIEWS

I enjoyed this wonderful review for Undead Girl Gang from Writing Follies! Can’t wait to read it for myself!

Here’s a review of Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills from Dezzy @ The Thoughtful Voice. Emma Mills is one of those authors that I really need to get around to!

There’s this review for Shadow of the Fox from Utopia State of Mind which is one of my favorite reads from this month and this year! I wholeheartedly agree with this review. Protect all of those characters!!!

RECOMMENDATIONS

Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads made two excellent recommendation posts. One featuring books with bi main characters and one featuring books with Asian protagonists!

Want to read about witches? Wild Heart Reads has this post for witchy books for your TBR.

For more spooky recs here’s Aurora @ Aurora Librialis with a bunch of great recommendations posts: One featuring books for scaredy cats (a.k.a. me) and some creepy reads.

DISCUSSIONS

There were a few negative articles about Bookstagram so I’m sharing these two posts that support Bookstagram: One from Camillea Reads and the other from Her Nose Stuck in a Book.

Merline @ Merline Reads wrote a very thoughtful post about blogging in general and how much effort it takes. I really like hearing from other bloggers about how much effort they put into their blogs and their experiences.

Kathy @ Books and Munches talks about self-care for Mental Health Day and I found a lot of this to be very helpful for my own mental health.

I’m including another discussion post from Kathy @ Books and Munches about peer pressure in the book community that felt very relevant to me at the moment.

Speaking of mental health, this month featured the Shattering Stigmas 4.0 event hosted by a bunch of amazing bloggers. I’m sharing Ben @ Ace of Ben’s post which has links to ALL of the bloggers who hosted and made guest posts. I appreciated this entire event because of my own mental health and seeing others help spread awareness for mental health is such a great thing to see within this community.

Ally @ Ally Writes Things discusess book ratings and why some books we rate lower than 5 can still be our favorites.

Consu @ Paper Eyed Girl talks about the essentials for Blogtober which I will definitely be using for next year when I will attempt to do Blogtober!

FUN STUFF

Here’s an awesome blogger FNM who compiled a list of 100 Book Tags!!! Such amazing work! 😀 Check that out if you’re looking for some more ideas for your blog.

Merline @ Merline Reads shares some fun ways to survive waiting for a book release!

The Cosy Reader gives tips on how to cosify your Bookstagram which has been helpful for me since I’m considering starting one very soon (maybe lol)

Meaghan @ Words Gremlin wrote this post about making your own book boxes to send to your book buddies! Such a brilliant idea that is also affordable and it sounds so much fun!

Melanie @ Mel to the Any was part of the cover reveal for Kalyn Josephson’s The Storm Crow and the COVER IS GORGEOUS and the story itself sounds so interesting! Can’t wait to read it next year!

What to find out what bookish witch you are? Aurora @ Aurora Librialis made fun little quiz! I got Mila from Undead Girl Gang! 

Jayati @ Junky Writing gives some suggestions on how to choose your next read!

Elaine shares a stunning and spooky literary look from The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe.

If you like spooky podcasts like I do, Breanna @ Paws and Paperbacks has a list for you!

Elissa @ Elissa Reads shared her Halloween costume as Belle! She even made a video with the rolling ladder!


Thanks for reading and please leave a comment down below letting me know some other bloggers out there I should check out! I’m always trying to look for some lesser known or smaller bloggers!

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