I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman

After reading Radio Silence, I was keen to try another of Alice Oseman's books and this one did not disappoint. Told from two contrasting points-of-view, this book is an interesting exploration of fame, fandom and friendship. Highly recommended. My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Leah On The Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Reading this book reminded me how much I love Becky Albertalli's writing and why she was my new favourite author of 2018. It was fun to return to Creekwood and catch up with some of the character's I loved in Simon Vs. The Homo Sapien's Agenda, particularly Simon himself. This book was as cute and... Continue Reading →

Floored by UKYA Authors

Floored is a collaborative novel written by Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson and Eleanor Wood. I loved the concept of this book: six characters meet (and subsequently get stuck) in a lift, with this event being told from all their different perspectives. They then decide to catch up... Continue Reading →

The Naughty or Nice Book Tag

I'm worried about how I'm going to fair in this one (think I'm a bit of a naughty book-blogger, oops!) but I haven't done a tag in ages and, when this one popped up in my notifications on Amanda's blog Chocolate Pages, I thought I'd give it a go. Received an ARC and not reviewed it?... Continue Reading →

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 →

An update and NaNoWriMo 2018…

Hello there. 🙋‍♀️ 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 →

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