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Top Reads of 2020

*This post contains affiliate purchase links* Maybe I’m being slightly premature writing my Top Reads of 2020 when there’s still a week of the year left (not that I’ve read anything yet in December..), but this year has been the first where I’ve been truly into reading for every single month of the year. It’s crazy to think that prior to October 2019 I hadn’t read properly, other than 1 book a year on holiday, since I was in primary school. I definitely think I could have read more if I really put my mind to it.. My reading isn’t consistent at the moment, I can read a lot some days and then nothing at all for a few days, or even weeks. A major goal of mine for 2021 is to try and read every day, even if it’s just a few pages or a chapter. Reading is still a habit I’m trying to integrate into my day to day life, but I’m sure I will get there!  Of my favourite books of the year, 4 of them I read early on in the year before Corona came along and crashed the party. In a way I’m surpri

Happier Every Chapter - Bookish Subscription Box for 8-14 Year Olds by Mbawa Books (AD)

My lovely friends over at Mbawa Books have continued to amaze me by bringing out a monthly book subscription box called Happier Every Chapter. The box is aimed at middle grade children (age 8-14) and is full of diverse stories, short stories written by the Mbawa sisters and lots of other fun things! If you buy the box, it also gives you exclusive online content in their member-only community. Last week they had an interview on their Facebook page with author Sharna Jackson (who wrote High-Rise Mystery, one of the books in the subscription box). If you are new around here, you might not have seen my posts about the Mbawa sisters before, so I’ll do a quick recap! Aiyven and Kirsten Mbawa are sisters from England who released their debut novels this year. The most amazing thing about this pair is that they are 11 and 12 years old!!!! They reached out to me on Instagram before their books were published and asked me if I’d like to read a sample chapter from each of their books and I was BL