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I suppose it’s better late than never. I have been super slumpy (blogging wise) and have had a hard time getting the motivation to post, I have been reading though which is great and I read 8 things in January which I am really pleased with. January tends to be my best month for reading.I get so determined to read books and excited to find my next five-star read. However that did not happen in January *sad face* I am also super excited about reading and I want to read everything at the moment but super frustrating because I don’t have super genius reading powers but hey ho. Anyways on to the books that I read.

Please click on the covers to be forwarded to Goodreads.

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)

This was my first read of 2018, This a YA, Fantasy novel all about Fae and the high court. This was an aesthetically pleasing book and whilst I enjoyed this, I didn’t enjoy as much as a lot of others in the book community. I didn’t really like the characters and the world building was wishy-washy. If you would like to read more of my thoughts you can read my review Here.  3.5/5 stars

Goodbye, Perfect

I read Sara Barnard’s third book ‘Goodbye, Perfect’ which is a YA, contemporary novel about two girls who are best friends but one of them runs away with her teacher. This has to be least favourite books from the author. The friendship aspect is on point as usual but not a lot happens. I will be writing a review for this soon. 3/5 stars

Surviving Execution

I received this book from Readers first and was instantly intrigued just from the synopsis. This is a non-fiction book told from Sky News reporter Ian Woods about the case of Richard Glossip. Richard is on death row for murder even though he never committed the heinous act. This is a very interesting book giving you some history of capital punishment and the trials of said case. This is a very easy book to digest and would recommend picking it up. I rated this 3/5 stars. You can read my review Here


I finally read Rebecca, I was very excited to read this I have heard such great things and how dark it was. It took me a while to get into it but once she got to Manderley I really started enjoying it. This was very emotional and I felt sympathetic towards our protagonist, she felt very inadequate and was having a tough time adjusting to her new lifestyle. I thought this was cleverly written as at points I wondered whether the new Mrs De Winter and Rebecca could be the same person. This has to be one of my favourite classics to date.I rated it 4/5 stars.

El Deafo

I then read a small graphic novel called El Deafo, This is a memoir following our author Cece when she is little and coming to terms with being deaf after a serious childhood illness. She has to overcome being treated differently and people pointing at this massive box she has to wear to be able to hear. I liked this story and thought it was very important for children to read and understand how to communicate with deaf people and how it can be frustrating for both sides. I rated this 3/5 stars.

My Life Next Door

This is my first #beatthebacklist read for 2018. I enjoyed this book but there were so many things that stopped me from rating it any higher than a 3 star book. This a nice YA contemporary where neighbours start a relationship. I will be writing a more in-depth review soon.

Here We Are Now

Here We Are Now is another YA, contemporary novel following Taliah, she finds out her dads a famous rock star and a relationship ensues and unravels the reasons behind his absence. I didn’t really like this book, I didn’t like any of the characters and the story was just boring. It was pretty forgettable. I will be putting up a review of this soon. I rated 2.5/5 stars

The Boy Most Likely To

This is a companion novel to ‘My Life Next Door’ and follows Tim Mason and Alice Garrett.I liked this one a tiny bit more that MLND as Tim was adorable and the whole damn Garrett family is amazing. Again I had issues with the storyline and gave this book a 3.5/5 stars.


I realise that I read a lot of YA, contemporary in January and that I have a shit load of reviews to write. My favourite book of the month has to be Rebecca, this is surprising as I am not great with classics. I am pleased I knocked 2 books off my #beatthebacklist TBR.

I am a little disappointed that my highest rating was only a 4 star, I wonder if I will ever have another 5 star read again! I hope so!

What did you read in January? Did you read the same as me? Did you have any 5 star reads?

Thanks for reading

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#Beatthebacklist wrap up.



Last November I made a #beatthebacklist TBR pile which consisted of 50 titles that were published before 2017 and what I really needed to read or get to at least. Now 50 was a bit ambitious on my part…I only read about 80 books per year so I knew that I wouldn’t get to them all.  I failed miserably at this reading challenge, I managed to read 9 of the 50 books.  I had good intentions at the beginning I even made a little TBR jar that I picked the books from but there were other books that just took all my attention.

If you would like to see the original post you can do so here.

Below are the 9 books that I read this year, If you would like to find out more about the books just click on the covers to be directed to Goodreads and I will link my reviews.

Aspect of Winter (Seasons Rising, #1)

This was a 3 star book, it had diverse characters, magic and mystical creatures and has only 60 ratings on Goodreads.Aspect of Winter

High school isn’t easy for any gay teen, and on top of everything, Fay struggles to understand his supernatural powers—and keep them hidden from everyone but his best friend Sam. It’s almost too much for anyone to cope with, and it’s all Fay can do to endure.

Then Fay and Sam come to the attention of a representative from Janus University, a college for people who display magical potential. Along with their classmate Tyler, the two friends are tipped into a precarious world of mystery and magic that they don’t yet understand. Their lives are about to change, but first they must complete—and survive—the university’s Trials. Romantic feelings start to bloom between Fay and Tyler, but before they can explore them, they must learn to deal with a new world that can be both beautiful and terrifying—especially when the dangerous source of Fay’s abilities is discovered.

Our Chemical Hearts

This is Krystal Sutherland’s debut novel and whilst that cover is absolutely stunning, I didn’t really enjoy that much and got quite frustrated. I rated 2 stars Our Chemical Hearts.

John Green meets Rainbow Rowell in this irresistible story of first love, broken hearts, and the golden seams that put them back together again.

Henry Page has never been in love. He fancies himself a hopeless romantic, but the slo-mo, heart palpitating, can’t-eat-can’t-sleep kind of love that he’s been hoping for just hasn’t been in the cards for him—at least not yet. Instead, he’s been happy to focus on his grades, on getting into a semi-decent college and finally becoming editor of his school newspaper. Then Grace Town walks into his first period class on the third Tuesday of senior year and he knows everything’s about to change.

Grace isn’t who Henry pictured as his dream girl—she walks with a cane, wears oversized boys’ clothes, and rarely seems to shower. But when Grace and Henry are both chosen to edit the school paper, he quickly finds himself falling for her. It’s obvious there’s something broken about Grace, but it seems to make her even more beautiful to Henry, and he wants nothing more than to help her put the pieces back together again. And yet, this isn’t your average story of boy meets girl. Krystal Sutherland’s brilliant debut is equal parts wit and heartbreak, a potent reminder of the bittersweet bliss that is first love.

The Painted Ocean

I should have known that this book wasn’t going to be great with a 2.8 average on Goodreads, however I like to form my own opinions on books.  I rated this 2 stars The painted ocean.

When I was a little girl, my dad left me and my mum, and he never came back. And you’re supposed to be gutted when that happens. But secretly I preferred it without him, cos it meant I had my mum completely to myself, without having to share her with anyone. And I sort of inherited all the affection she used to give to my dad – like he’d left it behind for me as a gift, to say sorry for deserting me

So says eleven year old Shruti of her broken home in suburban middle England. But hopes of her mother’s affection are in vain: speaking little English, and fluent in only Hindi and Punjabi, Shruti’s mother is lost, and soon falls prey to family pressure to remarry. To find another husband means returning to India and leaving Shruti behind.

Meanwhile at school a new arrival, the indomitable Meena, dispenses with Shruti’s bullying problems and transforms her day to day life. Desperate for companionship Shruti latches on to Meena to the point of obsession, following her through high school and on to university. But when Meena invites Shruti to join her on holiday in India, she has no idea how dangerous her obsession will turn out to be…

Warren the 13th and The All-Seeing Eye

This is a fun middle grade novel that has mysterious creatures, witches and evil aunts. This is great for a Halloween read and has dark illustrations. I rated this 4 stars Warren the 13th

Warren the 13th is the lone bellhop, valet, waiter, groundskeeper, and errand boy of his family’s ancient hotel. It’s a strange, shadowy mansion full of crooked corridors and mysterious riddles—and it just might be home to a magical object known as the All-Seeing Eye. Can Warren decipher the clues and find the treasure before his sinister Aunt Annaconda (and a slew of greedy hotel guests) beats him to it?

This middle-grade adventure features gorgeous two-color illustrations on every page and a lavish two-column Victorian design that will pull young readers into a spooky and delightful mystery.

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

This is such a strange book (hence the title) however I wasn’t sure on how I totally felt about it. The writing was good but I am not sure if magical realism is for me. I rated this 3  stars.

Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga.

Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava—in all other ways a normal girl—is born with the wings of a bird.

In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naïve to the twisted motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until the night of the Summer Solstice celebration.

That night, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and her family’s saga build to a devastating crescendo.

Beside Myself

This is a mystery thriller about twins, whilst the concept was great I got confused by the end of who was who. I rated this 3 stars and a review will becoming.

Beside Myself is a literary thriller about identical twins, Ellie and Helen, who swap places aged six. At first it is just a game, but then Ellie refuses to swap back. Forced into her new identity, Helen develops a host of behavioural problems, delinquency and chronic instability. With their lives diverging sharply, one twin headed for stardom and the other locked in a spiral of addiction and mental illness, how will the deception ever be uncovered? Exploring questions of identity, selfhood, and how other people’s expectations affect human behaviour, this novel is as gripping as it is psychologically complex.

Boy 23

This book is a YA, Dystopian/science fiction and was another book that was just meh, It only got 2.75 stars from me as there were words that the character kept using. Review to come.

Boy 23 isn’t in My Place any more. He can’t see The Screen, he can’t hear The Voice. Boy 23 is alone.

One dark night, Boy 23 is thrown in the back of the van and driven out of My Place – the only home he has ever known. He is abandoned in a forest with a rucksack containing the bare essentials for survival. Before the van drives away, a voice tells him he must run as far as he can. His life depends on it. Boy 23 has never known another human. Boy 23 has never even been outside. So who is he? Why do people want to kill him? And more to the point, who is the voice that wants to save him?

The List

Ugghhhh! I don’t even know why I requested this from Netgalley….oh wait! Yes I do,I didn’t think I would get accepted so I just requested loads and this is one of them. I rated this 2 stars and a review will be coming.

An intense look at the rules of high school attraction – and the price that’s paid for them.

It happens every year. A list is posted, and one girl from each grade is chosen as the prettiest, and another is chosen as the ugliest. Nobody knows who makes the list. It almost doesn’t matter. The damage is done the minute it goes up.

This is the story of eight girls, freshman to senior, “pretty” and “ugly.” And it’s also the story of how we see ourselves, and how other people see us, and the tangled connection of the two.

The Guts

This book was a DNF from me. First I didn’t realise this was the second book and I got to page 30 to realise this book wasn’t for me. To many expletives and didn’t really know who was talking as everyone was called jimmy.

A triumphant return to the characters of Booker Prize-winning writer Roddy Doyle’s breakout first novel, The Commitments, now older, wiser, up against cancer and midlife.

Jimmy Rabbitte is back. The man who invented the Commitments back in the 1980s is now 47, with a loving wife, 4 kids…and bowel cancer. He isn’t dying, he thinks, but he might be.

Jimmy still loves his music, and he still loves to hustle–his new thing is finding old bands and then finding the people who loved them enough to pay money online for their resurrected singles and albums. On his path through Dublin, between chemo and work he meets two of the Commitments–Outspan Foster, whose own illness is probably terminal, and Imelda Quirk, still as gorgeous as ever. He is reunited with his long-lost brother, Les, and learns to play the trumpet….

This warm, funny novel is about friendship and family, about facing death and opting for life. It climaxes in one of the great passages in Roddy Doyle’s fiction: 4 middle-aged men at Ireland’s hottest rock festival watching Jimmy’s son’s band, Moanin’ at Midnight, pretending to be Bulgarian and playing a song called “I’m Goin’ to Hell” that apparently hasn’t been heard since 1932…. Why? You’ll have to read The Guts to find out.

So as you can see my Beat the backlist challenge was not a sucess in the slightest. The highest rating I gave was a 4 and the majority were 2 stars. I will be continuing with Beat the backlist in 2018 and will be uploading a post in the next few days.

Thanks for reading

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November Wrap Up

I managed to read 9 books this month….9! that’s crazyness! I have also been continuing on with ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and nearly finished season 6. I am team Sheldon Cooper and I find myself singing ‘Soft Kitty’ at work.

I read: 3,334 pages

The Handmaid's Tale

I finished this book at the start of November and it was okay, but I had so many questions all the way through which weren’t really answered. I rated this 3/5 stars

Boy 23

This is one of my #beatthebacklist books, I found this ok but I was getting bored and also annoyed with the word ‘Squizz’. This is YA science Fiction/alternate world. RTC – I rated this 3/5 stars

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

I reread..yes you read that right..I reread Illuminae and I enjoyed it for the second time and I picked up some new stuff that I possibly missed the first time. I rated this 4/5 stars.


‘Lucky’ is from the writer of ‘The Lovely Bones’, However this is a memoir of When Alice was in college and was raped. This is intensely graphic. I was shocked and wincing and I am not a person usually effected by these things…so be warned if you are going to read this. This covers the rape and the case and her life afterwards and how she tries to come to terms with the ordeal. I rated this 4/5 stars.

No Shame

This is the sequel to No Virgin – this covers the trial and aftermath of the rape of Stacey Woods. This was ok but to be honest I thought that the two books could have easily have been one. RTC I rated this 3/5 stars.

The Complete Maus (Maus, #1-2)

I read Maus and loved it, this is the first graphic novel that I have read that is about a survivor from Auschwitz, It was so interesting even though it is told through Mice. The only thing that I struggled with in this book was the relationship between Art and his father. I rated this 4.5/5 stars

Wait for You (Wait for You, #1)

I needed something easy-going and romantic and this hit the spot in my reading needs. It was cute, it had a sexy love interest who was perfect, the characters were flawed. The is by Jennifer L Armentrout and I am going to be continuing with the companion/series as I just need more. I rated this 4/5 stars.

The List

Another #beatthebacklist read for me. I didn’t really like this, there were too many characters and was just about this stupid list that plays with girls self-esteem. RTC I rated this 2/5 stars.

Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)

I finally read Gemina – at first I wasn’t so keen I thought Illuminae should have been a standalone and then it got really good and I was loving it. The ending got me a little confused(not hard) but still enjoyable. I rated this 4/5 stars.


Currently reading:

Trust in Me (Wait for You, #1.5)RebeccaGhosts of Christmas Past


So that’s my 9 books. What did you read? Did we read any the same? Have you read any of these books?


Thanks for reading



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October Wrap Up

So I did a lot better in October than September I managed to read 7 books except I didn’t give any 5 stars 😐but I have managed to read a few books that have been on my TBR for a while. I am doing this post on my phone so it’s probably not going to be great.

I finished this one off earlier in the month, I thought this was definitely an improvement from her first book and I like all the quirks but it didn’t really hold my attention..review to come..rated 🌟🌟🌟

I had high expectations from this book and was unfortunately let down. I can’t understand all the hype surrounding this book. It was ok and I rated this 🌟🌟🌟 (don’t hate me)

Coraline was on my top 5 books to read this fall and I enjoyed it. It is very dark for a children’s book. I rated this 🌟🌟🌟.5

If you have followed me for sometime you will know that I adore Sarah Cross an’s books as they are so heart wrenching, thought provoking yet very relevant. However this is not as goods as it’s predecessors and very short…review to come..I rated 🌟🌟🌟

This was another on my winter TBR. I had seen a few people talk about it and the blurb interested me. However I found this somewhat disappointing. It was very slow and not holding my attention. The writing was good but just not my cup of tea. I rated this 🌟 🌟

This a book off of my #beatthebacklist and it’s under the genre of thriller, accept I found it to be confusing and not that thrilling. Review to come. …I rated this 🌟 🌟 🌟

The last book that I read in October and the best was this creepy anthology. The stories are all inspired from other stories or films or both. This is one of the best short story collections that I have read and gave it a solid 🌟🌟🌟🌟 I recommend this as a Halloween read.

What I have been watching:

My partner introduced me to TBBT (I know I am seriously late to this party) I am surprised I got as much read as I did as I have been binge watching this and nearly on season 4. Sheldon is my favourite character but I can’t decide who is in second place.

So I have managed to binge watch a load of TBBT and get 6 books read..which is pretty impressive for me.

How did you do in October? Have you read any of these books?

Thanks for reading

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September Wrap Up

Hey, I hope everyone had a wonderful month of reading, I on the other hand didn’t do so good.I have been busy working and also feeling ill for the past couple of weeks. I managed to read 2 non-fiction and 1 classic and 1 YA book.

I have been in a posting slump at the moment. I will try to keep posting in October as I sucked at September

Click on the covers to be forwarded to Goodreads for more information.

The Border

This was my first read of the month, it’s not something I usually reach out for, however I was pleasantly surprised. I rated this 3 out of 5 stars.My review here

The Crime Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

I was really interested to get my hands on this book, however it is very simple and it has an example of pretty much every crime. It is grouped in types of crimes from fraud to murder and chronicled in date order. I rated this 3 out of 5 stars.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

I then read The Picture of Dorian Gray, this is a small book but took me a long time to read.I liked the concept of the book more than the execution.I rated this 3 out of 5 stars.

My Sister Milly

I  then read this book, I couldn’t give this any less than 5 stars. The courage it must have taken to write this is worthy of 5 stars.I was 16 at the time that Milly went missing and I didn’t really follow the press coverage. I learnt how awful this family was treated in a time of crisis and there after. I recommend people read this book.




From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected book of his darkest stories.

‘There is a pleasure sure in being mad, which none but madmen know’

Our greatest fear is of losing control – of our lives, but, most of all, of ourselves. In these ten unsettling tales of unexpected madness master storyteller Roald Dahl explores what happens when we let go our sanity.

Among other stories, you’ll meet the husband with a jealous fixation on the family cat, the landlady who wants her guests to stay forever, the man whose taste for pork leads him astray and the wife with a pathological fear of being late.

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August Wrap Up

I know this is really cliche! But wow the year is flying by! I had a great reading month, I participated in two Readothons, #MakeMeRead and Tome Topple which definitely helped me read some of the books that I have been putting off. I read a few Middle grade books and also some massive tomes.  I read 9 books in August and I am extremely pleased with that and I am still 10 ahead of schedule on my Goodreads goal.

If you want to find out more information on the books please click on the covers to be directed to Goodreads.

What I read:

Sometimes I Lie

This was a really good Mystery/Thriller and had me guessing the whole way through – there is a lot of twists and turns.I rated this 4 out of 5 stars (Review to come)

Warren the 13th and The All-Seeing Eye

I then read this Middle-Grade/children’s book about a young boy who is next in line to take over the hotel that has been in his family for centuries only there seems to be a rumour that there is an all-seeing eye which is a magical object hidden in the house. – This was a lot of fun and had lovely illustrations. I rated 4 out of 5 stars (Review to come)

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

Another Middle-grade that was the winner of the MakeMeRead readathon and I absolutely loved it. It was so fast paced and taught you about greek mythology without being too info dumpy. There was so much adventure and I couldn’t fault it in any way. I rated this 5 out of 5 stars #MakeMeRead wrap up and review

The Walking Dead, Compendium 1

I then read the whole of Walking Dead Compendium One which was a whopping 1088 pages long. This was one of my picks for tome topple. I liked this enough I had some problems remembering who was who and the artwork was not the usual style I like, However I did enjoy the story line and rated it 4 out of 5 stars.

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)

I managed to read the third book in the ACOTAR series and whilst I enjoyed it, I prefered ACOMAF and ACOTAR more than this latest edition. I liked that Maas added some diversity in this book but I just didn’t like the sisters or that everyone was coupling up. I rated it 4 out of 5 stars.

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

This is one of the books on my  beat the back list 2017. I have had this on my TBR for ages and I finally got round to reading it. This is one of those books that I can easily read but if you ask me what it’s about I wouldn’t be able to tell you. With magical realism things just happen with no reason given and I find it hard to get my head round it. I rated this 3 out of 5 stars

The Stonekeeper (Amulet, #1)

A graphic novel was next on my list and whilst I had heard a lot of great things about this story I wasn’t overly impressed by it and just thought it was ok. I rated this 3 out of 5 stars

Every Last Lie

This is Mary Kubica’s latest novel. This was great in the build up of the story and had me on the edge of my seat. However the ending let it down for me. I will go more into detail with a review in the next coming week. I rated this 3 out of 5 stars.

Public Library and Other Stories

I thought I would end the month with a set of short stories and I have wanted to read something by Ali Smith for a long time. I really didn’t like this book. I knew that from the blurb of the book the stories were about meanings of words and what public libraries meant to people. I didn’t like the stories, I don’t know if I am just not intelligent enough to interpret these stories but they seemed to just go off on tangents and I would find myself lost. The only thing I did like were the little paragraphs of what Public Libraries meant to people. I rated this 1 out of 5 stars.

Favourite Book: Percy Jackson and The Lightening Thief

Longest Book: Walking Dead

Shortest book: Amulet

Favourite Cover: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrow of Ava Lavender

Total pages read: 3,816




Flight of a Starling

See What I Have Done

None of The Above


Other Posts:

July Wrap Up

August TBR

#MakeMeRead wrap up and review

Tome Topple wrap up


What I watched:

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I mean honestly, who hasn’t watched this? This is the best thing on TV in August and now we have to wait till 2019 for season 8! There is so much speculation going round the interwebs at the moment but this is making me want to read the books and re-watch it all over again.

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I have started watching Penny Dreadful, I have only watched the first 2 episodes and not sure what to make of it yet. Though it has made me pick up ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’.

The Emoji Movie Poster

Yes I have watched this, only because the kids wanted to. This is pretty bad to be honest. It’s not funny and the plot is just very weak, However the kids loved it.

Currently reading:

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Crime Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

The Border

ok that’s it, That is what I read and watched in August. How was your month? Did you read any of the same books?

Thanks for reading

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July Wrap Up

I had a really good reading month in July and I truly believe that it’s due to not having such a strict TBR pile which I set up at the start of the month. I read 8 books this month which is pretty much the best I have done in months. I have also tried to read more non-fiction. I usually try to read 2 books at a time either physical or e-book and find this works really well for me. Anyways I will stop with the rambling and get on with what I read as I know that’s the reason your all here.


Total books read in 2017: 51 (8 ahead of target)

Total pages read July: 3,189

4 Young Adult

2 Non-fiction

2 Adult fiction

Now I Rise (The Conqueror's Saga, #2)

Now I Rise by Kiersten White: This was so much better than the first book and loved all the action and how bad ass Lada was. I rated this 4 out of 5 stars My review here

Flight of a Starling

Flight of a Starling by Lisa Heathfield: This is another recently released YA, I read another of her books in the past and her stories have such rawness to them. I rated this 4 out of 5 stars. Review to come.

The Gender Games: The Problem with Men and Women, from Someone Who Has Been Both  The Gender Games by Juno Dawson: This was one of my non-fiction reads of the month. Juno Dawson is a UK YA author and was known as James Dawson until she decided to transition. She makes some interesting points on gender but is a bit repetitive at times, this is a sort of memoir book. I rated 3 out of 5 stars.


The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)

The Diviners by Libba Bray: This has been on my TBR for years and took the plunge and read this hefty book. I enjoyed the book and Bray’s atmospheric writing but I thinks it’s over hyped for what it is. I will probably read the sequel but I am not sure when. I rated this 3 out of 5 stars

Walking Barefoot

Walking Barefoot by Grace Coleman: I was provided with a copy of this book from the author unfortunately I did not like it. The story line was very stilted, there was zero world building and the characters were so bland and uninteresting.I rated this 1 out of 5 stars.

See What I Have Done

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt: This is a story based on true life events back in Massachusetts 1892. I like historical fiction and ones that are based on true stories. I rated this 3 out of 5 stars and will delve into my rating more in my review.

Inconvenient People: Lunacy, Liberty and the Mad-Doctors in Victorian England

Inconvenient People- Lunacy, Liberty and the Mad-Doctors in Victorian England by Sarah Wise: Another non-fiction and this was quite chunky at 473 pages. I learnt about the book from Elena reads books booktube channel as she is reading the Wellcome Book Prize winners and short listed. This one instantly interested me, however the writing was hard going, the stories lacked lustre and again repetitive. Though I did enjoy that the author found true stories about people who were incarcerated wrongly.

None of the Above

None of the Above by I.W.Gregorio: This story has an intersex main character and I loved it. I had so many emotions whilst reading this book. I definitely recommend if you are looking for more LGBTQ reads. I rated this 4.5-5 stars out of 5 (I haven’t decided yet) Review to come.

Favourite book of the Month – None of the above by I.W.Gregoria

Most disappointing book of the month: Walking Barefoot by Grace Coleman

Favorite cover of the month: Now I Rise by Kiersten White.


Books reviewed this month:

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

Now I Rise by Kiersten White

The Hearts Invisible Furies by John Boyne

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon



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Other Posts:

June Wrap Up

Discussion Post TBR??

My Top 5 Most Read Authors

#MakeMeRead Readathon

Tome Topple



What Movies I watched:


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Yes I have only just watched this film, and apart from the bad graphics (I know it was good for it’s time) I really enjoyed this movie and ready to watch the next one.

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I saw this as soon as it came out and loved it. I really enjoyed the super villan Balthazar Bratt and his love of 80’s dance music. If you haven’t watched this already then you are missing out and recommend getting you arse to cinema pronto.


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