Extracts

Exclusive extract from Second Sister, a zeitgeisty hacker thriller

This post is a part of the Blog Tour for Second Sister by Chan Ho-Kei. At this point, anyone who’s read a single blog post on here knows just how much I enjoy thrillers. I very badly wanted to read Second Sister for this blog tour but turned down a copy because I was supposed…… Continue reading Exclusive extract from Second Sister, a zeitgeisty hacker thriller

Book Reviews

Blog tour + extract: The Postcard by Zoë Folbigg

The Postcard is the sequel to Zoë Folbigg’s bestselling novel The Note, based on the heartwarming true story of her and her ‘Train Man’. In The Postcard, we follow Maya and James after a trip to their friend’s lavish Indian wedding in Udaipur. Since their relationship is based on ‘love at first sight’, Maya is afraid that…… Continue reading Blog tour + extract: The Postcard by Zoë Folbigg

Banned Book Club · Book Reviews

BBC spotlight: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

Banned Book Club (BBC) is a meme I host where we read one historically challenged book a month, in an effort to support free speech. August’s BoTM is Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan. Banned for: The cover image of two boys kissing, including “sexually explicit LGBT content”, condoning public displays of affection. Goodreads synopsis: New…… Continue reading BBC spotlight: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

Book Reviews

Ellie and the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior

I received a copy of this book from Transworld Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Transworld has a habit of publishing all my favourite reads and I’m so glad I received a review copy of this one! Ellie and the Harpmaker was one of my…… Continue reading Ellie and the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior

Book Reviews

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

I’m currently reading The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner. Do you remember how I once wrote a whole post raving about Faulkner and said I wanted to start reading the guy’s books? Yeah, that’s not working out well for me. My first Faulkner read is a disaster. I don’t get the book at…… Continue reading To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Book Reviews

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

I don’t know if you noticed, but this is all I’ve talked about both here and on Twitter this past week. I finally picked up Simon and boy, what a great decision it was! Goodreads synopsis: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email…… Continue reading Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Chai break

Chai Break: Will reading YA books get you more followers?

Chai break is a periodic feature on This is Lit to discuss concerns that every book blogger has. This is meant to be a lighthearted discussion that you’d have over tea and the only reason for it not being called Discussion Post is that the site’s author thinks that would be too mainstream. Pfft. Look…… Continue reading Chai Break: Will reading YA books get you more followers?

Book Reviews · General

My TBR for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon.

Waddup, nerds? I’m going to be doing Dewey’s 24 hour readathon today. I’ve never done a readathon before, but since I’m already trying new things this month (read Look who fancies herself a poet now! | NaPoWriMo update), I decided to give this a try too. For the readathon, I’ve chosen several YA contemporary books.…… Continue reading My TBR for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon.

Book Reviews

Blog tour: Drift Stumble Fall by M. Jonathan Lee

I received a copy of this book from Hideaway Fall in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. When the publisher of Drift Stumble Fall first contacted me, they described this book as “a darkly humorous exploration of the danger of our modern fascination with assuming perfection in…… Continue reading Blog tour: Drift Stumble Fall by M. Jonathan Lee