World Oceans Day | Recommendations

World Oceans Day | Recommendations

Today (June 8th) is World Oceans Day!

I have always loved and been fascinated by the ocean but sadly I don’t get to have a lot of real-life interaction with it as London isn’t near the ocean! Most of my interaction with the ocean comes through things like books and films so I wanted to share with you all some of my favourite ocean/water themed things!

Before we get stuck into the recommendations, let’s have a quick talk about World Oceans Day and why it’s important ❤

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AAPI Heritage Month | South East Asian Recommendations

AAPI Heritage Month | South East Asian Recommendations

For those who haven’t yet heard or managed to miss any of my previous posts on the topic, May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month! As part of my ongoing posts throughout the month, I will be recommending some books for AAPI Heritage Month. The first recommendation list focused on Pasifika authors, and this week is focused on South East Asian authors.

This list was particularly difficult to compose. Whilst some countries, such as Vietnam and Malaysia had a lot of authors to choose from, other countries like Laos and East Timor didn’t have many books which have been translated into English and/or aren’t written by Westerners. I have made every effort possible to include at least 1 book for each country and ensure that they are all #ownvoice authors as much as I can. Please do let me know if there are any errors or if you have any recommendations.

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AAPI Heritage Month | Pasifika Recommendations

AAPI Heritage Month | Pasifika Recommendations

For those who haven’t yet heard or managed to miss any of my previous posts on the topic, May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month! As part of my ongoing posts throughout the month, I will be recommending some books for AAPI Heritage Month starting with books by Pasifika authors!

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Diverse books to look forward to in Autumn 2017

Diverse books to look forward to in Autumn 2017

Every year I look forward to Autumn, forever picturing the beautiful orange and yellow leaves falling on the increasingly frosty ground against an atmospheric backdrop of photogenic mist, much like the picture above. Yet every year, I am always disappointed by the pelting rain outside and bone-chilling cold that seeps into our little flat making Autumn a lot less romantic but also supplying me with an easy excuse to lock myself away under piles of blankets with a hot chocolate and one of the many diverse books that I’m looking forward to reading this Autumn. And this Autumn we are in for a treat with all of the diverse books which are about to drop which, needless to say, I am very excited for. As we are lucky that there are so many, I’m going to focus on the diverse books which I’m personally looking forward to reading but feel free to share others in the comments below or on twitter as usual ❤

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