Blog Tour: Pine by Francine Toon

Opening sentence: “They are driving out for guising when they see her.” Welcome to my stop on the Pine blog tour! Written by Francine Toon, this is an atmospheric little gem that keeps you guessing until the end. It is an addictive blend of the Gothic and crime fiction genres – two of my favourites […]

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What I’m Reading – WWW Wednesday: 15th January 2020

Hello from my inaugural WWW Wednesday post of 2020! This is a weekly meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. If you’re curious about what other people are reading right now too, join in! All you have to do is answer the three bookish questions below and pop your blog link […]

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Review: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

Opening sentence: “Imagine you’re a bird.” This book gave me one of my, ‘I’m so glad I read this’ moments. I’d heard a few mixed reviews about The Bookish Life of Nina Hill over on Bookstagram and almost didn’t read it, but the gorgeous cover illustration and lure of finding out more about Nina’s (anyone’s, […]

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Review: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

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Opening sentence: “That night, when Mrs. Chamberlain called, Emira could only piece together the words “…take Briar somewhere…” and “…pay you double.” I christened my new Kindle with this book; my last read of 2019, my first review of 2020. Such a Fun Age already has a buzz and having been unable to put it […]

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My 2019 Bookish Review

My usual monthly review has had a yearly twist for December. For my last post of the decade (feels very weird writing that…) I’d like to take a little look through my reading over the last year and see what I’ve enjoyed and discovered. I spoke about my 2019 Books of the Year over in […]

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Review: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Opening sentence: “Only dead people are allowed to have statues, but I have been given one while still alive.” I couldn’t possibly end 2019 without reference to the literary moment of the year. The publication of The Testaments in September was a once in a lifetime moment. The above picture shows the digital billboards in […]

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Review: Bone China by Laura Purcell

Opening sentence: “Love is fragile, my mother once said.” Since I discovered Laura Purcell’s books earlier this year, I have become quite the fan. She has her signature tone and style locked down and if you too adore Gothic novels that are written in an engaging, clever, sophisticated way, then you’d better pick up a […]

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