Recent Additions to my Bookshelves

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I have gathered quite the stack of new books recently, I bought a few books when I was away on my holiday, picked up a random on in a local charity shop, one was a giveaway win, and then the rest were birthday presents! I'm making some changes to the content I make and where it goes. My views on my channel for the majority of my bookish content has been severely low. The odd one will accumulate decent views or even amazing views like over 1k. but they tend to be reading vlogs which i just don't really have the energy to do for EVERY single book I read.

17 Books To Read For World Mental Health Day

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Today is World Mental Health Day and I wanted to make this my last book recommendation collab of 2021. With a mixture of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, there is something for almost everyone. We tried to gather a selection of books with a variety of representation. Anxiety, Depression and Eating Disorders saturate publishing as 'acceptable' and 'glamorous' mental illnesses to have. Whilst we know that isn't true, and all three are very difficult to deal with, I wanted to give my love to other conditions but found it a bit of a struggle to really find representation in books I hadn't read. My list includes: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Grief/Loss, Addiction/Alcohol Dependence, Eating Disorders, Gender related Dysphoria and mental health struggles. I would love to find more books around OCD, BPD, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, and other heavily demonised conditions, so if you know of any please leave the recommendation in the comments!

A NetGalley ARC Review Round Up #ARCAugust

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Hi Pals and Welcome to a Reading Wrap Up! These are all the NetGalley ARCs I've read so far and my general thoughts and opinions. I have a reading wrap up video up for February and March which includes a lot of these books too, and then a more recent video about my Recent 5 Star Reads with a lot of the ARCs I enjoyed best, and a reading vlog of trying to up my NetGalley ratings. All for you to have a watch and see if you prefer my content written, or as a video! Don't forget to follow here and subscribe to my YouTube channel!