The Perils of Book Blogging with a Long Term Chronic Illness

Why did I get into book blogging? Although my book blog is just a little over two years old I have been writing book reviews for almost every book I’ve read since 2012. My own private bookstagram I started out writing mini reviews in photo captions of books I was reading on Instagram... this was … Continue reading The Perils of Book Blogging with a Long Term Chronic Illness

Two years of blogging!

My Two Year Blog Anniversary Hi friends! Just a quick little post to say a big thank you to everyone for being part of my book blog journey. When I started my blog two years ago I really didn’t expect to have amassed any sort of follower count so I’m eternally grateful to each person … Continue reading Two years of blogging!

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams – Series Review

Blurb from Goodreads Suppose a good friend calmly told you over a round of drinks that the world was about to end? And suppose your friend went on to confess that he wasn't from around here at all, but rather from a small planet near Betelgeuse? And what if the world really did come to … Continue reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams – Series Review

Invincible Summer by Alice Adams – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Four friends. Twenty years. One unexpected journey. Eva, Benedict, Sylvie and Lucien graduate in 1998, into a world on the brink of the new millennium. Hopelessly in love with playboy Lucien and keen to shrug off the socialist politics of her childhood, Eva breaks away to work at a big bank. Benedict, … Continue reading Invincible Summer by Alice Adams – Book Review

‘Queenie’ by Candice Carty-Williams – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads 'Inspirational, funny and wise' - Kit de Waal, author of MY NAME IS LEON. Queenie Jenkins can't cut a break. Well, apart from one from her long term boyfriend, Tom. That's definitely just a break though. Definitely not a break up. Stuck between a boss who doesn't seem to see her, a … Continue reading ‘Queenie’ by Candice Carty-Williams – Book Review

‘On the Come Up’ by Angie Thomas – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri’s got big shoes to fill. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost … Continue reading ‘On the Come Up’ by Angie Thomas – Book Review

‘A Line Made by Walking’ by Sara Baume – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads 25-year-old Frankie is living in Dublin and working part-time in a public gallery. But increasingly anxious, she abruptly quits her bedsit to live in her deceased grandmother’s creaking house in rural Ireland, close to her family. With an artist’s gift for observation, Frankie recounts the beauty and the obliteration of the world … Continue reading ‘A Line Made by Walking’ by Sara Baume – Book Review

‘The Scandal’ aka ‘Beartown’ by Fredrik Backman – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads 'Late one evening towards the end of March, a teenager picked up a double-barrelled shotgun, walked into the forest, put the gun to someone else's forehead and pulled the trigger. This is the story of how we got there.'  Beartown is a small town in a large Swedish forest. For most of the … Continue reading ‘The Scandal’ aka ‘Beartown’ by Fredrik Backman – Book Review

‘Will Grayson, Will Grayson’ by John Green and David Levithan – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Will Grayson meets Will Grayson. One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers are about to cross paths. From that moment on, their world will collide and lives intertwine. It's not that far from Evanston to Naperville, but Chicago suburbanites Will Grayson and Will Grayson might as well … Continue reading ‘Will Grayson, Will Grayson’ by John Green and David Levithan – Book Review

‘The Lost Properties of Love’ by Sophie Ratcliffe – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads What if you could tell the truth about who you are, without risking losing the one you love? This is a book about love affairs and why we choose to have them; a book for anyone who has ever loved and wondered what it is all about. This is a book about … Continue reading ‘The Lost Properties of Love’ by Sophie Ratcliffe – eARC Book Review

‘Wintersong’ by S. Jae-Jones – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads The last night of the year. Now the days of winter begin and the Goblin King rides abroad, searching for his bride… All her life, Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, dangerous Goblin King. They’ve enraptured her mind, her spirit, and inspired her musical compositions. Now eighteen and helping to run … Continue reading ‘Wintersong’ by S. Jae-Jones – Book Review

‘Never Let Me Go’ by Kazuo Ishiguro – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Daycomes a devastating new novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss. As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly … Continue reading ‘Never Let Me Go’ by Kazuo Ishiguro – Book Review