Unboxing | Books That Matter: Pride | June 2021

June is Pride month, and as usual Books That Matter have released their June Pride box! This box was easily my favourite so far of all of the BTM boxes I have ever received, so read on to find out why…

I think it’s easiest if we get onto what was inside this box before I start telling you why I loved it so much! So, what was included?

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Books I Want to Read This Summer!

It really does feel like summer is checking in here in the UK! It has been hot, and it’s got me thinking, of course, about what I want to read this summer. Let’s take a look at my TBR…

I am planning on doing a “summer of series” this year, which I’ll talk about later on, but I’m only sketching that out to be the six week summer holiday (as I’m a teacher!), so all of these books are the standalones I want to dive into. This TBR is therefore pretty short, because I have many other books to read…

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Unboxing | Books By Nature April 2021 | Hidden in the Shadows

If you read my blog post from February, you will know I was blown away by this new book box, and I was so excited to get the next box! This box is bi-monthly, meaning every other month in this context, so we’re about to open the next release.

This box was made in collaboration with the author, and you can follow Books By Nature on their Instagram here! I love boxes that are made in collaboration, because they feel so personally. The author also included some extra bits in the box, which made me feel pretty spoilt!

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Unboxing | Books That Matter April 2021 | Dare to be Powerful

I’m so excited to be sharing with you one of my favourite Books That Matter boxes so far! I’d like to apologise as I completely forgot to post my March unboxing – so check out my Instagram to see a full unboxing on there.

This box was a double-book unboxing and that made me super excited, especially when I saw that one was a Penguin Modern Classics edition that I don’t own! I am still collecting these books, and I think they make fantastic gifts, and great editions to any book box.

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My Book Cart! | what is a book cart and how to use one

Ever since Matilda pulled her cart home from the library, stuffed with books, I’ve wanted my own portable bookshelf too.

Back in the years of 2018-2019, smaller versions of Matilda’s book carts were all the rage on bookish Instagram and YouTube! And after thinking about it for a long time I decided to get one about two years ago.

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folklore book tag

I’ve never really been an active fan of Taylor Swift, but I have to admit that folklore is one of my new favourite albums. It’s got such whimsical, autumnal vibe, and it talks about feminism and powerful woman, and it’s just such great listening. If you haven’t heard it yet, I highly recommend taking an hour out of your day and just listening to it.

I saw the folklore book tag hovering around the internet and decided to tackle it myself as I think it’s such a cool idea. I haven’t done a book tag in so long, and I really miss them!

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Week 33 in Books

It’s been a fairly quiet week, but I haven’t read that much. This week, my hamster passed away, I did some home DIY, and I managed to do a 4 hour journey in 6 hours! Whoo, go me!

So yeah, I didn’t read much this week. In fact, I read one book, and a picture book at that… It was The Rereadathon, and I did start two other books for this readathon but I didn’t get around to finishing them. Oops.


  • The Wish Cat by Ragnhild Scamell


  • Death Sets Sail by Robin Stevens – the last book in this series! So sad!

What have you read this week? More than I have, I hope!

Mid Year Book Freak Out! | 2019

Hey guys! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted on this blog, but so I thought I’d return with a Mid Year Book Freak Out! These have been all over YouTube at the moment, and as we’re just over half way through the year I thought it’d be a good time to do my own!

This tag was created by Chami @ ReadLikeWildfire and Ely @ Earl Grey Books – originally on their book blog in 2014.

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