Hello! I’m Jen and I’ve been writing book reviews since 2009, just in the old-school way of pen on paper in a notebook. I started doing that to – partly – never forget the different books I’d read through the years and – partly – to have as a reference for when I wanted a book to suit a certain mood.
Then, in 2017, my ‘book of books’ (as it became known… by me) became full, no pages left. So I thought I’d take things digital and continue on here, adding a little imagery to go with my reviews and thoughts.
Books on the 7:47 is not dedicated to a specific book genre, I enjoy reading a wide variety of titles, across fiction and non-fiction, and that’s reflected here.
In my opinion, a great story is a great story. Whether that’s a true account of someone’s life, a Young Adult epic series, a what-happens-next crime or a can’t-turn-the-lights-off horror and (almost) everything in between.
When I became a mum, afternoons to sit and read became a rare luxury so my commute that I previously didn’t look forward to became my coveted reading time. I get the 7:47am train to work and these are the books that I get lost in each morning (and technically each evening too).
I use Bookshop.org affiliate links on my reviews, so if you like the sound of a book, click and buy it, you’ll be supporting me and local / independent bookshops too. Win, win!
My Rating System
I rate the books I read out of 5, here’s a handy little breakdown:
1/5: I did not like anything about this book.
2/5: I can see how this book would appeal to others, but it wasn’t for me.
3/5: There were too many flaws to make this a great read.
4/5: This book had some wonderful elements, be that plot, character, writing style (review will divulge more).
5/5: I can’t wait to read this book again, I loved everything about it.