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
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
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
Happy Sunday, everyone! I’ve written another book review – hurrah! It’s one that I was meant to write 3 months ago…we’ll brush over that part. Bonnier Zaffre – thank you very much, guys! – sent me an ARC of The Other Half of Happiness by Ayisha Malik earlier this year. I was so excited to read … More The Other Half of Happiness Review | Books
I have no idea what has happened this year. Apart from the world apparently going completely mad, I’ve hardly read any books! Five. That’s how bad. Just five. Shocking. Anyway, I thought I’d do a review of one of them because, why not?
The books I’ve been reading recently have mainly been non-fiction and last month, I decided that I wanted something a bit more romantic to give myself a break from the fact based stuff. Luckily, sitting on my shelf was a book that my sister had lent me a long time ago, Vince & Joy by Lisa Jewell. It … More Vince & Joy | Books