Book Review: Lanny by Max Porter

When I read Grief Is The Thing With Feathers a few years ago, I was utterly moved by it. I couldn't compare it to anything I had read before. It was raw, emotional, poignant, thought-provoking and completely unique. So it was with great anticipation that I finally sat down to read Lanny. I was not [...]

Making Bad Times Easier: The Flatshare – Book Review

Every now and again there's a book that you pick up because it looks like something light and easy that you might enjoy but, quite unexpectedly, you fall completely in love with it. The Flatshare, by Beth O'Leary, is one of those books. From The Flatshare website: Tiffy and Leon share a flatTiffy and Leon [...]

The Disappeared – Book Review

I was especially excited for the release of The Disappeared. I have followed Amy's writing for some years, reading her awesome blog over at Ten Penny Dreams, so I was thrilled when I realised that I could support her journey to publication by pledging something towards her debut release. The Disappeared was published through Unbound: [...]

There Will Be Music Again – Book Review: The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton

I wasn't getting on with my chosen book. I could feel myself falling into a reading slump. I was also tired and anxious and in need of something to take me out of myself. I stumbled across Anstey Harris' The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton sitting on a supermarket shelf as I did the weekly shop. I had never heard [...]

Would You Rather: Book Edition

I came across this bookish version of 'Would You Rather' on mylittlebookobsession's instagram/blog feed (which you should obsolutely check out, by the way) and couldn't resist joining in the fun! So, would you rather... Read only trilogies or standalones? Although this is tricky because there are so many amazing stand alone books, I would have to say [...]

Bouquets of Sharpened Pencils

   Oh, hello stranger. Fancy meeting you here! It's that time of year again, summer is over, first week of the new term is done and I'm back after a summer holiday blog break. 2015 has brought me a truly lovely summer filled with all sorts of exciting things. Here, let me show you...     [...]