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 Review | 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
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 Review | 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 Review | 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
I adore Jojo Moyes books – I’ve read a few of them now and loved them. Her newest book, The Giver of Stars, caught my eye in my local supermarket a few months ago. The gorgeous cover stood out on the shelf and I just had to buy it. This is the first historical novel … More The Giver of Stars Review | Books
Ragtime has been on my list of books to read since the dawn of time. I think it first made its way on to my to-read list back in my first year of uni (which was 9 years ago!) when we were given a list of books that our lecturers recommended. Since then, it’s been … More Ragtime Review | Books
Today, I thought I’d share a poem that I wrote for my mother a while ago – I only rediscovered it recently. My mam is my rock & my best friend – I love her to pieces. So this is for her: