About Me

Hi, I’m Mel 👋🏼

I fell in love with reading around the age of 15. I discovered ‘BookTube’ and started to follow avid teenage readers such as Regan at Peruse Project and Sasha at abookutopia. These girls who were around my age opened my eyes to a world I had never explored – fantasy reading ⚔️🛡

From here I made my very first Booktopia order … Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas. I was head over heels with this book and my reading took off!

7 years on and I am the Retail Manager of my local book store. I am a qualified Social Worker as I completed my Bachelor of Social Work degree last year. I also lead and organise a local Crime Fiction Book Club. We meet once a month and discuss everything mystery, thriller and suspense.

I have multiple passions, hobbies and loves but books keep coming first (I’m definitely not mad about this).

My current reading genres still include the good old YA fantasy but tastes in contemporary romance, early Australian fiction, historical fiction romances and Japanese literature have grown. My Social Work brain also comes out in favoured non-fiction themes of privilege, consent, male patriarchy and mental health.

I hope you enjoy browsing and interacting with this space as I endeavour to make it as bright, bookish and happy as possible 🌸

For all appropriate questions, either leave a comment or email me: melreviewsherbooks@gmail.com 📧