We Are Family by Nicola Gill – eARC Book Review

Content warning: grief, death of parents, breast cancer, panic attacks, childhood bullying Blurb from Goodreads Laura has a laid back attitude to life. Her home isn’t spotless, and after a hard day she likes to take to bed with a block of cheese. Jess, on the other hand, is your classic overachiever: The Big Sister, … Continue reading We Are Family by Nicola Gill – eARC Book Review

January 2020 Wrap Up

Well that was a month and a half wasn't it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! January was blighted by a lot of fatigue and illness and all culminated in a hospitalisation at the end of the month... So not exactly awesome on the health front. And things weren't too hectic on the blogging front. I definitely experienced some blogger burnout … Continue reading January 2020 Wrap Up

December 2019 Wrap Up

And thusly ends not just the month of December but also the end of a decade. Strange to look back and think about how my bookish life has changed in this past decade... but that is for another post. Today I'm here to wrap up my bookish December; the month in which I took part … Continue reading December 2019 Wrap Up

‘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

‘The Priory of the Orange Tree’ by Samantha Shannon – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads A world divided.A queendom without an heir.An ancient enemy awakens. The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction—but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though … Continue reading ‘The Priory of the Orange Tree’ by Samantha Shannon – Book Review

‘The End of the Ocean’ by Maja Lunde – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads From the author of the #1 international bestseller The History of Bees, a captivating new novel about the threat of a worldwide water shortage as seen through the eyes of a father and daughter. In 2017, seventy-year-old Signe sets out on a hazardous voyage to cross an entire ocean in only a … Continue reading ‘The End of the Ocean’ by Maja Lunde – eARC Book Review

‘Colour Me In’ by Lydia Ruffles – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads THE CATCHER IN THE RYE meets TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN from the acclaimed author of THE TASTE OF BLUE LIGHT. FIX ME. DRAW ME WHOLE. COLOUR ME IN. Nineteen-year-old actor Arlo likes nothing more than howling across the skyline with best friend Luke from the roof of their apartment. But when … Continue reading ‘Colour Me In’ by Lydia Ruffles – Book Review

‘Constellation Myths: With Aratus’ Phaenomena’ by Eratosthenes and Hyginus – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Athena seized the writhing serpent and hurled it into the sky, and fixed it to the very pole of the heavens. The constellations we recognise today were first mapped by the ancient Greeks, who arranged the stars into patterns for that purpose. In the third century BC Eratosthenes compiled a handbook of … Continue reading ‘Constellation Myths: With Aratus’ Phaenomena’ by Eratosthenes and Hyginus – Book Review

‘Bridget Jones’ Baby’ by Helen Fielding – Book Review

Blurb Bridget Jones, beloved Singleton and global phenomenon, is back with a bump in Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries. 8:45 P.M. Realize there have been so many times in my life when have fantasized about going to a scan with Mark or Daniel: just not both at the same time. Before motherhood, before marriage, Bridget with biological … Continue reading ‘Bridget Jones’ Baby’ by Helen Fielding – Book Review

‘The Taste of Blue Light’ by Lydia Ruffles – eARC Book Review

Blurb An incandescent, soul-searching story about a broken young woman's search for a truth buried so deep it threatens to consume her, body and mind. 'Since I blacked out, the slightest thing seems to aggravate my brain and fill it with fire' These are the things Lux knows: She is an Artist. She is lucky. … Continue reading ‘The Taste of Blue Light’ by Lydia Ruffles – eARC Book Review