Reasons why there should be more YA books set in Canada (Where are thou Canadian authors??)

HAPPY CANADA DAY TO ALL MY CANADIAN FOLK OUT THERE! ❤ ❤ I have been SO EXCITED for this day to come, from a blogging perspective because I’ve wanted to talk about the lack of books set in Canada for a while now and had written this post in advance (I HOPE YOU LIKE IT) and from a literal perspective because it’s Canada’s 150th celebration this year and there is going to be so much fun today and AHHHHHH. *squeals* *starts singing O Canada in the bilingual English & French version because I’m Canadian like that*

Fun fact: I’d learned the bilingual version since preschool because I live in Ottawa and was in french immersion the majority of my school life, and I’m still not 100% confident singing the anthem in English. o.O OOPS. 

So, in honour of Canada Day I decided to have a more Canada themed post for today!! Because it feels like Canada is always sooooo overlooked in real life, sure, but also IN YA BOOKS. I mean, name more than one or two young adult books that are set in Canada?? Exactly. And not just set by name, but actually shows that it’s in Canada, not just says that so and so lives in _____, Canada. You know? There are soooooo many books set in the States, and I don’t mind, I just want more books in Canada because, hey! We exist and we’re kind of fabulous too (if I do say so myself) and having books set in Canada would be the BEST. Agh.

(Oh and!! Last reminder to enter my giveaway to win one released 2017 diverse book! It ends July 3rd, on Monday, and I’ll be contacting the winner on the 4th. 🙂 )Read More »

2015 June Wrap-Up

I can’t believe it’s already the first of July! June went by so fast! Anyway, it’s the end of June, which means it’s June wrap-up time!

Books I’ve read this month (Link to Goodreads): 13

Overall I’m pretty satisfied with my reading this month, although I am a bit mystified as to how I read less this month, when I didn’t have as much work to do, compared to last month when I had a lot more work to do… Oh well. 🙂

Books I’ve reviewed this month: 13

I am very much satisfied with the reviews I’ve done, considering how it’s around equal to the amount of books I read. Of course, most of these reviews are of books that I’ve read last month, and now I have an even longer review queue, but oh well. I’m going to be doing another personal reviewing sprint soon so I can get those reviews done, so we’ll see how that goes!

Tags I did this month: 5

Book Blitzes

Cover Reveals

Blog Tours

Awards that I have been nominated for:

  • Infinity Dreams Award (Thank you Erika & Kayleigh!)
  • Blogger Recognition Award (Thank you Amanda!)

Award posts:

‘Shadowhunters’ TV Show Casting Updates & Thoughts:

Reading Challenge Updates:

Top 10 Tuesday

  • #8: June 2nd (Top Ten Books That Are Planned to be Movies)
  • #9: June 9th (Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the Rest of 2015)
  • #10: June 16th (Top Ten Books On My TBR For the Summer)
  • #11: June 23rd (Top Ten Literary Fathers)
  • #12: June 30th (Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far in 2015)

Teaser Tuesday

WWW Wednesday

That’s What He Said Thursday

Friday Finds

Exploring My Bookshelves: June


So that’s it for this month’s wrap up! How has your month been?

I need to go now, because it’s July 1st, AKA Canada Day, so I’m actually going to have to socialize with people today instead of being a reclusive hermit, but please feel free to comment below!

Share that #CanadianPride! Enjoy your day, bookworms!

-A