My Kindle battery has recently died a death and I’m devastated to say the least. So when I downloaded this wonderful book from NetGalley, I knew I’d be doing most of the reading on my phone. To be honest, it worked out quite well as I always have my phone on me, and whenever I … More Becky | Books
Towards the end of last year, I headed to Crete with my mam – our first proper holiday in years due to lockdowns! Of course, for such an occasion, I had to pack some great books that I would be devouring from a sun lounger. The first, My Legendary Girlfriend by Mike Gayle made me … More The Butterfly Room | Books
On an autumnal afternoon in Oxford, my mother & I were wandering around Waterstones, browsing the gorgeous stacks of books before we visited the Ashmolean. Taking a book down from one of the shelves, my mother noted the beautiful cover and read the blurb aloud to me. It sounded idyllic. As I was telling her … More Three Summers | Books
For me, NetGalley is the gift that keeps on giving. I’ve requested some brilliant books in the past and none have let me down. I was looking for something meaty to get my teeth into over the winter months and when I saw Colm Toibin’s latest novel pop up, I requested a copy straight away. … More The Magician | Books
With the dreaded C-word still around, I haven’t travelled abroad this year and it’s really had an effect on me. Looking forward to escaping everyday life for a while and discovering somewhere new always gives me a little boost, but this year, I’ve found myself just plodding along, doing the same old thing, day in, … More Hotel du Lac | Books
It’s been a while since I read a book that got me thinking as much as this one did. I picked it up in one of my favourite bookshops – Griffin Books in Penarth – as a Saturday morning treat, after hearing plenty of great things about it. Beautiful, heart-rending and real, Trio whisked me … More Trio | Books
One of my other resolutions for this year is to read 30 books – I read 26 last year & I fancied a bit of a challenge – and my very first book of 2021 was one that I absolutely whizzed through. Ya know one of those books that you think about all day until you get to read it again? Yep, this is one of those.
It is, of course, The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. … More The Midnight Library | Books
Well, it’s been a while since I last posted on here & it’s because I’ve been working on something very exciting – more on that in my next post!
This week, I wanted to share a book with you that I absolutely loved reading. I didn’t want it to end.
That book is Ghosts by Dolly Alderton. … More Ghosts Review | Books
This week, I have another book review for you all – being on furlough really gives you a lot of time to read!
Before I dive in to it, I just wanted to say that in light of current events and inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, I want to make a concerted effort to consume more content, including books, videos and podcasts from black people and POC.
… More Olive Review | Books
I really struggle with picking up books that are outside my comfort zone. It’s something I definitely need to do more of. I just get so sucked in by the idea of a new historical fiction or women’s fiction book that I find it hard to deviate. But I was recently invited to review a … More The Beekeeper of Aleppo | Books