Goblin Mode by McKayla Coyle

Goblin Mode by McKayla CoyleGoblin Mode by McKayla Coyle
Published by Quirk Books on June 27, 2023
Genres: Lifestyle
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

My thoughts about Goblin Mode

As someone who’s always felt out of step, chaotic, and weird, this is the lifestyle book I’ve been waiting for my entire life. I love how the author describes goblincore –

“Goblincore is an aesthetic for those of us who are a bit too disorganized for minimalism, a bit too grungy for hygge, and probably a bit too sticky for anything else.” Perfection!

She writes about inclusivity and community, sustainability, and connecting with nature along with embracing your inner goblin – the parts that are messy, weird, and too much. She includes crafts and activities that are accessible – encouraging readers to engage on the level where they’re able. The accompanying illustrations display the perfect cozy vibe.

I’ve already been inspired to mend some clothing, plant a small indoor garden, and display my polished stone collection in glass jars. I can’t wait for autumn to try making acorn brittle.

I loved the focus on comfort – making your lair a refuge, wearing what suits you but also being comfortable as yourself, and even seeking out like minded goblins.

In closing

As a neurodivergent person, this book truly felt like a revelation about embracing my oddness, connecting with nature, even in small ways, and leaning hard into my need for coziness.

Thank you, Quirk Books for the DRC!

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