Today I had planned to do the next round of Down the TBR Hole but considering that I have just done a major reorganization of my actual bookshelves using the Marie Kondo method I thought it would be really fun to share this progress with you all instead. Apologies for the crappy photo quality in advance, my phone camera is not great!
The second stage of Marie Kondo method, books, was one that I was simultaneously dreading but also really looking forward to. I find it quite difficult to sort out my books as these are objects that I am obviously quite attached to but I was also finding myself becoming frustrated with my bookshelves looking cluttered with too many books. Rather than just buying another bookshelf to fix the problem, I decided that I wanted to have a good sort through the books I own to see which ones I was invested in keeping and which ones I could donate to new homes.
The thing I love the most about the Marie Kondo method is that she encourages us not to think about getting rid of things but to make space for the things that we want to appreciate more and that spark joy for us, rather than them being hidden away in amongst a mess of other things. This definitely helped me to sort through my books in a way where I didn’t feel guilty about “getting rid of” books but instead focus on the beautiful books that spark joy for me that I wanted to spend more time with.
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In honor of International Women’s Day and as inspired by Tor’s post on the ‘best and boldest female authors in SFF’, I’ve put together a recommendation list of some of the amazing female authors whose books I’ve read or who are on my TBR. As I tend to talk mostly about SFF, I wanted to open up my own recommendations post to include female authors across the different genres which I read and have broken the recommendations down into their respective genres below. There are some very talented multi-genre authors on this list who have published books of different genres so I have decided to include the books that I have read under its respective category.
Of course, there are so many brilliant female authors out there and this list is just a tiny proportion of some of the authors whose works I have read or want to read so please do share your own recommendations in the comments below ❤
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TITLE: The Outcast Hours
AUTHOR: edited by Mahvesh Murad & Jared Shurin
RELEASED: February 2019; Solaris
KEY INFO: anthology, short stories, gritty, eerie, diverse authors & diverse rep
suicide, murder, spiked alcoholic drinks, drugs, murder, violence, queer death, graphic descriptions of dead bodies
amazon // rebellion publishing // goodreads
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WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words! All you have to do is answers the following three questions:
What are you currently reading/playing?
What did you recently finish reading/playing?
What do you think you’ll read/play next?
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TITLE: You Asked for Perfect
AUTHOR: Laura Silverman
RELEASED: March 2019; Sourcebooks Fire
GENRE: YA Contemporary
KEY INFO: Academia, friendships, romance, anxiety
REPRESENTATION: bisexual Jewish MC, gay South Asian Muslim MC, lesbian Korean (side), Jewish family, anxiety
hospitalisation, anxiety, panic attacks, forgetting to eat, descriptions of skin blisters from over-practice
amazon // book depository // goodreads
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