My Year In Books

It's the time of year when I look back at the books I read over the past 365 days. Unfortunately, due to a number of things that happened this year, I wasn't able to complete my Goodreads Challenge of reading 40 books. To put into perspective how badly I managed to destroy my reading progress:... Continue Reading →

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An update and NaNoWriMo 2018…

Hello there. πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ I know it's been pretty quiet around these parts lately. In case you hadn't noticed, I've taken some time off from... well, a lot of things. I haven't blogged or reviewed books for months; I deleted the Twitter app from my phone; and I haven't done nearly as much reading as I... Continue Reading →

The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill

  I thought the feminist re-imagining of The Little Mermaid was an interesting concept and Louise O'Neill doesn't hold back with parallels to modern feminist issues and the #MeToo movement. The writing was beautiful, honest and sometimes uncomfortably familiar despite the fairytale setting. However, I unfortunately struggled to connect with the book's heroine. My rating:... Continue Reading →

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

I loved this book so much! It got me in the mood for summer with it's seaside setting and summer romance. I'd describe it as a modern You've Got Mail, but with added surfers! I loved the set-up of Bailey and internet pen-pal/fellow movie-lover Alex corresponding online, while she tries to play detective to find... Continue Reading →

YALC Author Book Recs – Part Four

It's the fourth and final installment of author recommendations from YALC weekend in July (only seven weeks after the event, oops!) I hope you've enjoyed seeing all the recommendations for your favourite authors. I know I'm definitely going to be picking up some new books after this (as if I needed any more to read!)... Continue Reading →

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

This was a quick read, I whizzed through it. It focuses on Audrey's mental health and the impact this has on both Audrey as an individual and also her family. I loved how hilariously dysfunctional her family is - particularly her Mum, who is very funny in an over-the-top eccentric way. Even if at times... Continue Reading →

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

I think this is one of the most realistic contemporary novels I've read in a long time. I can't quite put my finger on exactly what it is that makes it so brilliant, and that's probably the genius of it. The characters were extremely relatable and I felt it captured the teen experience very well,... Continue Reading →

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