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

‘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

Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Everyone likes Humaira "Hani" Khan—she’s easy going and one of the most popular girls at school. But when she comes out to her friends as bisexual, they invalidate her identity, saying she can’t be bi if she’s only dated guys. Panicked, Hani blurts out that she’s in a relationship…with a girl her … Continue reading Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar – eARC Book Review

Duvet Day by Emily Kerr – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Young lawyer Alexa Humphries’s one true love is her precious duvet, yet she is torn from its comforting embrace every morning while the foxes are still scavenging the bins outside and doesn’t get back until long after most normal people are already asleep. Worn down by the endless demands of her suspicious … Continue reading Duvet Day by Emily Kerr – eARC Book Review

Being Amani by Annabelle Steele – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads It's been over a year since that night and Amani hopes that starting all over again will help her move on from the past. So, when she moves to a new city, Amani wants to focus on her new life, her best friends and the boy she's been crushing on but everything … Continue reading Being Amani by Annabelle Steele – eARC Book Review

‘The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer’ by Siddhartha Mukherjee – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical … Continue reading ‘The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer’ by Siddhartha Mukherjee – 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

‘Saltwater’ by Jessica Andrews – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Lucy is lost. Growing up in the north east she wanted more. When others were thinking about the Nissan factory or call centres she was thinking about Pete Doherty, poetry and the possibilities London seemed to offer. University was the way out, her ticket to the promised land – where she’d become … Continue reading ‘Saltwater’ by Jessica Andrews – eARC Book Review

‘Please Read This Leaflet Carefully’ by Karen Havelin – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Please Read This Leaflet Carefully, the debut novel from Norwegian writer and translator Karen Havelin, is the story of a woman whose body has become her enemy. The novel tracks backward, from 2016 until 1995, etching details of daily life into a gripping and darkly humorous bildungsroman, about the intricacies of love … Continue reading ‘Please Read This Leaflet Carefully’ by Karen Havelin – Book Review

‘The Centre of the Universe’ by Ria Voros – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Grace Carter's mother --- the celebrity news anchor GG Carter --- is everything Grace is not. GG is a star, with a flawless wardrobe and a following of thousands, while Grace --- an aspiring astrophysicist --- is into stars of another kind. She and her mother have always been in different orbits.  … Continue reading ‘The Centre of the Universe’ by Ria Voros – eARC Book Review

‘The Definition of Us’ by Sarah Harris – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads NORMAL (definition)(adj.) Conforming to a standard; regular, typical or expected(urban) A word inapplicable to human beings(Florence) Round, smooth and bumpy like a cobbled street  Florence doesn't always see things the way other people do. She feels different. When Florence meets Jasper, Andrew and Wilf she can't imagine they'd have much in common - … Continue reading ‘The Definition of Us’ by Sarah Harris – eARC Book Review

‘I Have Lost My Way’ by Gayle Forman – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads A powerful display of empathy and friendship from the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of If I Stay. Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from home to find the boy that he loves, and Nathaniel is arriving … Continue reading ‘I Have Lost My Way’ by Gayle Forman – Book Review