Long time no speak, I've decided I want to start a little series on my blog where my friends with very different reading tastes recommend 5 books they love (but this may also branch out to other things like films, TV shows, plays, who knows! but for now it's books!) and introduce you all to other online creatives, their style, and their work! First off we have Piper, who is not new to the blog, I've interviewed here for both the Elliot Page post as well as the White Privilege post. So, I'm excited for you to check out her top reads.
I'm very excited to be back to let you all know about a book now open for pre-orders.
"For fans of CRAZY RICH ASIANS, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, and INVENTING ANNA"
A working-class woman who infiltrates Singapore’s high society to fulfill her dreams risks losing everything in the process—including herself—in this propulsive millennial women’s fiction novel by debut author Kyla Zhao.
For as long as she can remember, Samantha Song has dreamed of writing for a high-society magazine—and she’d do anything to get there. But the constant struggle to help her mom make ends meet and her low social status make her dream feel like a distant fantasy.
is my short 10 book list of poetry recommendations for you all. Quite a few of these are from Button Poetry, but I've always enjoyed watching their mic nights on YouTube, it's cool I have been able to read some of the books that come from these poets. They may not all be available to buy right now and may be on pre-sale as I did a lot of my reading on NetGalley, but consider putting in a pre-order for any that sound interesting to you. I have read more poetry books than just these, but I either didn't like them or thought the execution was too flawed to want to recommend them here. Three are book on my TBR and have not been read by me yet. Enjoy this post!
I'm not sure how obvious it is, but I love music a lot and have been a subscriber to Spotify for a few years. I mainly use it for music but also the occasional podcast, and I've been looking into what audiobooks are available on Spotify. Unfortunately, this post is aimed at people who are subscribed, because if you have to shuffle the album, you can't listen in order and I'm not sure how it works with podcasts. They don't have a specific audiobook format so they vary between traditional music album formats or podcasts. But these are the ones I'm thinking about listening to.