Books I read in June / Ce que j’ai lu en Juin

Hello guys!
Welcome to my first monthly reading wrap up! I am so emotionnal right now, and I’m very happy to share this new blog post today. As you may know, my job is taking a lot of my time in the summer, and I don’t have many time to read and write. But I’m trying to write my blog posts daily and I hope you like to read them as much as I like to write them!
Grab a cup of tea, some coffee, here we go!

Salut vous!
Bienvenue dans mon premier bilan de lecture mensuel. Je suis tellement contente et excitée de vous partager ce nouvel article. Comme vous le savez peut-être, mon travail me prend beaucoup de temps en été, et je n’ai pas beaucoup le temps de lire et d’écrire. Mais j’essaye quand même de rédiger mes articles quotidiennement et espère que vous aimez autant les lire que j’aime les écrire!
Prenez un petit thé, du café, allons-y!

Shame is an ocean I swim across

Mary Lambert

Own voice
  • Genre: Poetry.
  • Reps: sapphic & bipolar narrator. wlw
  • TWS: sexual assaults, mental illness, bipolar disorder, anxiety, suicidal thoughts / agressions sexuelles, maladie mentale, trouble bipolaire, anxiété, pensées suicidaires.
  • VF: non disponible.
  • Niveau d’anglais: Facile.

Note : 4.5 sur 5.

« Beautiful and brutally honest, Mary Lambert’s poetry is a beacon to anyone who’s ever been knocked down–and picked themselves up again. In verse that deals with sexual assault, mental illness, and body acceptance, Ms. Lambert’s Shame Is an Ocean I Swim Across emerges as an important new voice in poetry, providing strength and resilience even in the darkest of times. »

La magnifique et brutalement honnête poésie de Mary Lambert est une lueur d’espoir pour n’importe qui s’étant déjà retrouvé.e au sol – et ayant pu se relever seul.e. Par des vers traitant d’agressions sexuelles, de maladie mentale et d’acceptation de soi, Shame is an ocean I swim across laisse émerger une nouvelle voix d’importance dans le milieu de la poésie, en partageant force et résilience, même dans les moments les plus sombres.
(traduction personnelle)

Felix Ever After

Kacen Callender

Review | Felix Ever After

My review / mon avis Non-spoilery/sans spoiler Felix Ever After is one of those rare books that you know – you just do – will mark your reader’s life forever, just a few pages in. I’ve listened to the audiobook and I swear every word printed themselves on my brain and my heart and even […]

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Percy Jackson and the sea of monsters

Rick Riordan

  • Reps: //
  • TWs: //
  • VF: Percy Jackson et la mer des monstres, éditions Albin Michel.
  • Niveau d’anglais: Facile.

Note : 4 sur 5.

Synopsis of book 1:

« Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse – Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena – Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods. »

Résumé du premier tome:

Être un demi-dieu, ça peut être mortel…Attaqué par sa prof de maths qui est en fait un
monstre mythologique, injustement renvoyé de
son collège et poursuivi par un minotaure enragé,
Percy Jackson se retrouve en plus accusé d’avoir
dérobé l’éclair de Zeus !
Pour rester en vie, s’innocenter et découvrir
l’identité du dieu qui l’a engendré, il devra
accomplir sa quête au prix de mille dangers.
(Albin Michel – Wiz)

Kings, Queens and In-Betweens

Tanya Boteju

Review | Kings, Queens and in-Betweens

My review / Mon avis Non spoilery / sans spoiler I started this book knowing approximatively nothing of the Drag Queens/Kings area except my RuPaul’s Drag Race binges – which is not much, believe me. So of course, when I learned about this book, I got excited to finally discover something taking place in this […]

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The Past and other things that should stay buried

Shaun David Hutchinson


Joelle Stevenson

Review | Nimona, Noelle Stevenson

My review / Mon avis No spoiler / Sans spoilers I was a bit reluctant, at first, to listen to the audiobook of this story. Because I didn’t know how you could possibly make an audiobook out of a comic or graphic novel – yes, judge me. But I ended up loving everything about the […]

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Only Mostly Devastated

Sophie Gonzales

Review | Only, Mostly Devastated – Sophie Gonzales

Review No spoiler Oh my great goodness, there are so many things I have to say about this book I don’t know where to start. Sooo, let’s talk about the writing style, first. THIS is the kind of first-person narrative I looove to read. Why? Because it’s a teen who thinks like a teen. Meaning, […]

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The Black Flamingo

Dean Atta

Review | The Black Flamingo

The Black Flamingo Dean Atta My review No spoiler Hi guys, welcome back here. I finished this book earlier today and I really wanted to talk to you about it. The Black Flamingo is, for me, not only an ode to be who you truly are but also the journey you have to take to […]

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The Kiss Quotient

Helen Hoang

  • Reps: Autistic spec MC, Vietnamese-Swedish MC, Autistic spec Vietnamese side character,
  • TWs & CWs: Erotic scenes.
  • VF « The Kiss Quotient » Hugo Roman.
  • Niveau d’anglais: Facile.
  • Order it now.

Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases — a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.

It doesn’t help that Stella has Asperger’s and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice — with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can’t afford to turn down Stella’s offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan — from foreplay to more-than-missionary position…

Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but to crave all the other things he’s making her feel. Soon, their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic…
(via Goodreads)

Stella Lane est une jeune femme brillante pour qui les chiffres n’ont aucun secret. Si sa carrière professionnelle est parfaitement épanouie, sa vie personnelle est plutôt un échec.

Elle est aff ectée du syndrome d’Asperger, une forme d’autisme, qui la tient éloignée des autres. Comment se faire des amis lorsqu’on cumule une grande timidité et une franchise un peu brutale ?

Quant à sa vie amoureuse… Elle est inexistante.

Stella comprend mal l’intérêt d’avoir un homme dans sa vie mais, curieuse et poussée par sa mère qui se désespère de la voir célibataire, elle décide de résoudre ce problème comme une
équation mathé matique : avec méthode et détermination.

Elle sollicite les services d’un escort boy pour qu’il lui apprenne les bases des relations amoureuses.

Michael loue son corps, à contrecoeur, aux femmes sensibles à son charme. Quand il fait la connaissance de Stella, il est stupéfait : pourquoi une si jolie jeune femme, tellement brillante, a-t-elle besoin de ses services ?

Il va vite découvrir sa timidité, ses craintes. Ensemble, ils vont apprendre à les dompter, à vaincre le mur qui se dresse entre Stella et le bonheur.
(Hugo Roman – 2019)

Review | Aphrodite made me do it

Review/Mon avis One of my reading goals for the year is to read more poetry because I love it but don’t own much. This one? It became my favourite poetry and prose collection ever. I haven’t read much, to be fair, but there’s definitely something special about Aphrodite made me do it, something that made […]

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Highly rated book of the month / Meilleure lecture du mois

Sequels I need to read next month / Les suites que je dois lire

The Kiss Quotient #2
Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3

Don’t miss my next posts ! / Ne loupez pas mes prochains articles !

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Hi there, welcome! I am a twenty something girl living in Paris. I study screen-writing and spend my time reading, watching TV shows and talking about it. On the aroace spectrum and definitely not straight, I love to read and talk about diversity, which is the reason I am here!

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