The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan – Book Review

Book Title: The Gloaming (review copy) Author: Kirsty Logan Book Series: Gracekeepers, #0.5 (The Gloaming acts as a stand-alone prequel to Logan’s 2015 novel Gracekeepers) Genre: Adult fiction, Fantasy, Magical Realism, Gothic Blurb from Goodreads 'The best lives leave a mark.' A bewitching tale of first love, shattering grief, and the dangerous magic that draws … Continue reading The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan – Book Review

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

Book Title: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake Author: Aimee Bender Genre: Magical Realism, Coming of Age Blurb from Goodreads On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents’ attention, bites into her mother’s homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a … Continue reading The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

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

Listening to Music While Reading

Today I thought it might be nice to share a few of my favourite pieces of music that I like to listen to while reading. Typically when I am choosing music for reading I like to find instrumental pieces. I am not too fussy about the genre; the music can be anything from pure classical … Continue reading Listening to Music While Reading

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads A lifetime holding it together. One party will bring it crashing down. Malibu: August, 1983. It's the day of Nina Riva's annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship … Continue reading Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid – eARC Book Review

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

‘Everything Everything’ by Nicola Yoon – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads My disease is as rare as it is famous. It’s a form of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, but basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in fifteen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one … Continue reading ‘Everything Everything’ by Nicola Yoon – Book Review

Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses: Choosing not to read an ARC approval

Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses: Blurb from Goodreads Priya worked hard to pursue her premed dreams at Stanford, but a diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease during her sophomore year sends her back to her loving but overbearing family in New Jersey—and leaves her wondering if she’ll ever be able to return to the way things … Continue reading Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses: Choosing not to read an ARC approval

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Anna has everything figured out - she was about to start senior year with her best friend, she had a great weekend job, and her huge work crush looked as if it might finally be going somewhere... Until her dad decides to send her 4383 miles away to Paris. On her own. … Continue reading Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – Book Review

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads One Life to One Dawn. In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad's … Continue reading The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh – Book Review

All I Want for Christmas by Joanna Bolouri – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads What if the love of your life was your best friend's girlfriend, and you were the one that set them up? When Nick loses his job and is dumped by his glamorous but demanding girlfriend, he is forced to grudgingly accept work as a Santa at a local Christmas grotto. As his … Continue reading All I Want for Christmas by Joanna Bolouri – eARC Book Review