Favourites

Favourite New Authors of 2019

A new favourite author I discovered in 2019, purely by chance, is Max Porter. Back at the beginning of 2019, I thought I should go to some book related events and stumbled upon Max Porter's talk at Waterstones in Leeds and decided to read his books and attend. I'm so happy I did, because I… Continue reading Favourite New Authors of 2019

Book Reviews

Book Review – By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

Publisher: Fourth Estate Cover Image: Hal Morey/Getty Images Format: Paperback Pages: 134 Rating: 2/5 Content Warnings: Violent imagery; cheating in a relationship Having not read a great deal of prose poetry in the past, I was utterly intrigued by the concept, especially when I read the synopsis. I thought it might be reminiscent of the… Continue reading Book Review – By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

Goals

Reading Goals for 2020

This year I have set my Goodreads goal to one hundred books, after slowly increasing my goals for three years and hitting the target each time. I managed to exceed my goal of seventy five books last year by nine, and that was with quite a few personal struggles occurring, so hopefully now my mind… Continue reading Reading Goals for 2020

Most Anticipated

Most Anticipated Releases – January 2020

Before I had a full time job and was independently earning my own money, I wouldn't be researching new releases, because I knew I wouldn't be able to afford them, and my library rarely had them. I would content myself with reading whatever I could find in the charity shops - my local one used… Continue reading Most Anticipated Releases – January 2020

Book Hauls

Book Haul – December 2019

In December, I was extremely fortunate to receive some fantastic sounding books from my partner and family for both my birthday and for Christmas. I also purchased some for myself with some birthday money and am excited to share them all with you. I'll be attempting to get to all of these in 2020 and… Continue reading Book Haul – December 2019

End of the Year Lists

10 Least Favourite Books of 2019

On a slightly more negative note than yesterday's post, these are the books I disliked the most in 2019. They may have had problematic elements, I may have found them boring, or they may have angered me in some way. I still own six of them (although they will most likely be off to a… Continue reading 10 Least Favourite Books of 2019

End of the Year Lists

10 Favourite Books of 2019

I read eighty four books in 2019, which is a great deal more than I have read in years previous, so I had a lot more contenders for my top ten favourites list. However, I have managed to whittle it down and these are the ones that I still think about now regardless of when… Continue reading 10 Favourite Books of 2019