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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Review: Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams

Opening sentence: “Shit. Shit, shit, shit.” I don’t tend to read many unashamedly romantic books, ones that have a love story at the centre of their story, but after enjoying one or two great ones recently – including this very book – I’m starting to wonder why I don’t. I mean, I think you definitely […]

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Blog Tour: The Mummy Bloggers by Holly Wainwright

Opening sentence: “30,167 people know how Elle and Adrian met.” I have to say, I do enjoy a contemporary, topical novel and this definitely ticks those boxes. The rise of the ‘mummy blogger’ in recent years has been well documented and since having my first baby 3 years ago, I am (digitally) acquainted with a […]

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Review: Snap by Belinda Bauer

Opening sentence: “It was so hot in the car that the seats smelled as though they were melting.” My first thought on finishing Snap was that I’m a little baffled as to how it managed to nab itself a prestigious Man Booker Prize nomination. Yes, it is a cracking fast-paced crime thriller – but does it […]

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Monthly Review: May 2019

May was a VERY strong reading month for me, I reviewed six books and would happily recommend all of them to anyone looking for a bookish suggestion. There’s not many months I can actually – truly – say that so, like I said, strong! My May Reviews… / Eat, Drink, Run by Bryony Gordon / […]

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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: My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

Opening sentence: “She is looking at me.” Set in Woodview, Florida we meet our lead character in a bar, he calls himself Tobias, says he’s deaf and goes home with a woman he has just met. He then goes back to where he lives and tells us, “At home, all is quiet. My wife, Millicent, […]

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