About Me


Hi, I'm Lily! I'm 20 and I'm a full-time chemistry student at the University of York, reader, writer, yogi in training and ravenclaw. I've spent my whole life surrounded by books and after a few years of barely reading a thing thanks to stress, I dove back in to reading during my A Levels. It was also then that I rediscovered my love for writing, something I spent so much free time doing when I was tiny but had since almost forgotten about. 

When I'm not spending my time studying or figuring out how to survive ten weeks in a row on my own during term time, I love to read almost anything I can get my hands on. When I first threw myself back into reading, I read broadly but I didn't enjoy everything I read; I didn't know what my genres were anymore! Now I tend to stick mostly to YA, contemporary will always be my go to safe place in YA fiction, but I do enjoy the occasional Sci-Fi or fantasy! In fact, I'm starting to read more and more fantasy each month!

As a writer I am a great lover of heavy emotions and a diverse range of queer characters. My current WIP (cautiously titled Chasing Starlight) is about a rag-tag band of adventurers, sailors and a priest sailing through the sky trying to achieve the impossible, capturing starlight! It's got a super diverse cast with lost of queerness, shenanigans and possibly a masquerade ball. I'm usually more of a contemporary writer, but something about this adventure through the skies with a sassy, flirtatious non-binary protagonist just got its hooks into me. Think the technology level of Northern Lights, a merry crew like that in Gentleman's Guide and the adventurous feel of Stardust. That's what I'm going for anyway!

Outside of the world of books I also love;
  • Music (my favourite band is Waterparks, and I also like dodie, Khalid, Troye Sivan, Billie Eilish, All Time Low and Panic! At The Disco)
  • Yoga 
  • Marvel movies (Iron man is my fave before you ask)
  • Star Wars
  • Podcasts (my favourite is Dear Hank and John but if you know any good ones please let me know)

I started A Home For the Lost because I myself was feeling lost in the world. I was an anxious A Levels student who didn't have a lot of friends but was watching the blogging community from the sidelines, longing to be a part of it. I decided to make this blog a place for me to write whatever I felt like, and eventually it evolved into what I'd describe as mostly a book blog with a sprinkling of mental health discussion and stories from my university experience. 

Like I said, I made this blog because I wanted to be a part of the blogging community. I'm still finding my way around, but if you want to say hello, please do! Whether, it's to talk about books, mental health, university, or something completely different, I'd love to hear from you! To keep up to date with my posts, enter your email in the 'Follow by email' boxes either below or in the side-bar!

Lily