Review: Educated by Tara Westover

Opening sentence: “I’m standing on the red railway car that sits abandoned next to the barn.” Educated is a new type of read for me: It’s the first time I’ve picked up a biography of someone I didn’t know (read: not a celeb.) I’d never heard of Tara Westover before, but her story is fascinating. Recommended […]

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Blog Tour: You Are What You Read by Jodie Jackson

Welcome to my stop on the You Are What You Read blog tour! When I read the blurb of this book it really struck a chord with me as, for the first time in my life, I have had to make a conscious decision to watch / consume less news… About the Book: Do you […]

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Review: Eat, Drink, Run by Bryony Gordon

Opening sentence: “I never thought I was a runner.” I finished reading Eat, Drink, Run last Sunday on the day of the London marathon and seeing as how it’s all about Telegraph journalist Bryony Gordon’s experience running that very race for the first time, that seemed quite serendipitous. (Perhaps randomly as a non-runner, this is […]

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Audiobook Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Opening sentence: “When I was a kid, my aspirations were simple.” What a fantastic glimpse into an incredible life this was. Becoming is Michelle Obama’s autobiography, told chronologically from her childhood through to her years as First Lady of the United States of America: 2009 – 2017. As Michelle puts it: “I’m an ordinary person, […]

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Review: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We Should All Be Feminists is a slightly modified transcript of a TED talk that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave in 2013 (watch it here) and is a book I see mentioned on Bookstagram all the time. People love it; for good reason I’ve now discovered. I’ve been wanting to read this for a while as […]

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2019 Reading Goals

Happy 2019, everyone! This time last year I set myself three reading goals for 2018: Read more classics Read more non-fiction Discover new authors Reflecting on these aims (find a little more detail about them here), I think I did hit them… mainly. I upped my non-fiction game; four of my standout books of the year […]

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My 2018 Books of the Year

I can’t believe it is already time to write my yearly wrap up!! I love looking back through all the books I’ve enjoyed this year but it IS always tricky to pick favourites. To make things a little easier I have a rated 5/5 category to handily group together the books I’ve loved (and it’s […]

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