Though I’m in somewhat of a reading slump, I’m still keeping my eye on the latest book releases every month. I love getting excited and hyping myself about new books, mainly because I think it invigorates me to pick up books and start reading!
Do you ever find yourself in an unexpected reading slump? Feeling slightly down that you can’t join in with your fellow book lovers who are reading the latest release? Or maybe you’re sad that your daily reading routine has changed, either by slowing down or by being non-existent.
It can be easy to feel shame over not reading as much as other people, or not reading at all. I see this conversation sprinkled throughout the book community on blogs and videos every now and again. I wanted to explore this more and discuss the ways I’m filling the book-shaped hole in my heart whilst I ride through my slump.
Hello everyone, I hope you’re all well! As usual I’m doing a very late monthly wrap up, but nevertheless I was very lucky to have a mostly enjoyable reading month. I’m not sure what happened or what I was in the mood for, but I mainly read a bunch of romance books. Honestly reading plus size romances is the best form of self care for me so I’m not mad about it at all!
“I think people who stand up for themselves, especially in the face of being told not to, are the kind of people this world needs more of.”
Ashish Patel didn’t know love could be so…sucky. After being dumped by his ex-girlfriend, his mojo goes AWOL. Even worse, his parents are annoyingly, smugly confident they could find him a better match. So, in a moment of weakness, Ash challenges them to set him up. The Patels insist that Ashish date an Indian-American girl—under contract. Per subclause 1(a), he’ll be taking his date on “fun” excursions like visiting the Hindu temple and his eccentric Gita Auntie. Kill him now. How is this ever going to work?
Sweetie Nair is many things: a formidable track athlete who can outrun most people in California, a loyal friend, a shower-singing champion. Oh, and she’s also fat. To Sweetie’s traditional parents, this last detail is the kiss of death. Sweetie loves her parents, but she’s so tired of being told she’s lacking because she’s fat. She decides it’s time to kick off the Sassy Sweetie Project, where she’ll show the world (and herself) what she’s really made of.
Ashish and Sweetie both have something to prove. But with each date they realize there’s an unexpected magic growing between them. Can they find their true selves without losing each other?
Sandhya Menon has written what I think is one of the most well crafted YA books I’ve read in a long time. Even after finishing this book, my stomach involuntarily flutters when I think about it because this book has so much heart to it. There’s Something About Sweetie felt like a book my 16 year-old self desperately needed.
Hello bookworms! I hope you’re all sleeping okay and having a good week so far. April was a weirdly exhausting month. The lack of routine because of Iso set in and I just began to feel really lethargic. I have no doubt that it affected my reading because I just didn’t have it in me to pick up anything new or high fantasy. Although some reads were enjoyable, I just have come out of April with the impression that it was a really lacklustre month.
Also if we could all just ignore the fact that while most people are posting their May wrap up, I’m only just posting my April — that would be great 😂