An immersive summer read filled with gorgeous, complex characters, a touch of mystery and a sprinkling of magic! Read my review to find out what I loved (and didn't!) about this new release.
I first created this post 2 years ago but have decided to update it by recreating it in a more readable and shareable format - an infographic (more specifically an infographic flowchart quiz... what a mouthful). You can find the original post here, which contains a detailed explanation of my reasoning behind choosing each of … Continue reading Updated: BOOKISH MATCHMAKING – BOOKS FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE WONDER BY R.J. PALACIO.
My love for The Bell Jar led me to construct the 'flowchart quiz' below to help other fans of the book find other books they may enjoy.
Unapologetically swoon-worthy, yet powerfully (dare I say) feminist in its characterisation of the main character, Tilly Maguire and the Royal Wedding Mess presented an independent, strong female lead that had me gushing. Tilly may've be an (ex)major fan of the main love interest, pop-star, Reuben Vaughan, but that didn't mean she was going to collapse … Continue reading Review of Tilly Maguire and the Royal Wedding Mess
Only The Ocean by Natasha Carthew Release date: 1 November 2018 Subjects: Lgbt+ romance 🌈, ship-worthy couples👩❤️👩, teen motherhood🍼, (literal) ships & stowaways 🚢 Ahh this book... This book left me with that sweet post-book bliss that only the very best story manage to provide. The (queer) (*squeals*) romance, and surprisingly dark character background (not to … Continue reading Only the Ocean, Emergency Contact and The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One; The Best New Books I’ve Read in 2019 So Far
Arcs, or Advanced Reviewer Copies are an amazing way for bloggers, librarians and reviewers to gain access to new release books in return for their honest opinion. Books by popular or 'big name' authors are hotly contested, and it's not always that you're chosen to receive the book. Here are 8 books I requested via … Continue reading 8 Books I Wish I Could Have Read as Arcs
February's not too late to post a 2018 wrap up, right? Right? I've been on holidays for the past few months but now, but have finally decided to get back to blogging at a slower, less structured pace. A huge thank you to the Perpetual Page Turner for organising this annual survey! Find my 2017 … Continue reading My Favourite Reads of 2018 & Early 2019 |(Extremely Late) End of Year Survey
Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker bedazzled me with its anecdotes, facts and statistics. I was enthralled; could my terrible sleep patterns really lead to Alzheimer's, cancer or diabetes later in life? But as the book progressed, the same sentiments were repeated over and over, so, while I was technically moving through the book, I … Continue reading Review of Why We Sleep By Matthew Walker
While scrolling through the Goodreads Choice Awards, I noticed Jennifer Niven's All the Bright Places nominated for the 'best of the best' category. Sadly, the novel didn't make it to the final round, however, the awards still got me thinking about some of my favourite books that fans of All the Bright Places could enjoy.Fans … Continue reading Bookish Matchmaking- Recommendations For If You Loved All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
I've actually been getting quite into my nonfiction recently; one of my favourite books of the year so far, Elena Vanishing by Clare B. Dunkle and Elena Dunkle, is a memoir, and I'm currently reading a Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker on my Kobo. It should come at no surprise then, that I was eager … Continue reading Nonfiction November 2018 TBR