Reviews

Review – Picnic in the Storm

  Publisher: Corsair Books Translated by: Asa Yoneda Cover Art: Nico Taylor and Isabel Reitemeyer Format: Hardback Pages: 209 Rating: 4/5 Book Depository: Paperback // Hardback Content Warnings: Incest; violence; mistreatment of animals   Motoya's eccentric short story collection steeped in the ever so slightly out of the ordinary is unique and provides subtle commentaries on society and societal concepts such as marriage. What initially… Continue reading Review – Picnic in the Storm

Ramblings

Where Have I Been?

Recently I have been completely absent from the book community, and having spent some time away, am ready to immerse myself back into this wonderful thing that I love to do. We lost our dog Ruby, after which I took a short break, because I wasn't reading anything, nor did I have the drive to… Continue reading Where Have I Been?

Readthon TBRs

Simsathon Readathon 2019 TBR

This month I will be participating in the Simsathon, which is hosted by Bianca Reads. You can find her announcement video here. There are a number of challenges you can complete that are related to the Sims and each of these challenges gives you a certain number of points. The aim is to earn as many points as… Continue reading Simsathon Readathon 2019 TBR

ARC Reviews

ARC Review – Red, White and Royal Blue

    Publisher: St Martin's Press Format: E-arc Release Date: 14/05/2019 Rating: 4/5 Book Depository: Paperback   I received a free e-arc of this book from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  First son of the United States, Alex Claremont-Diaz, is a supportive sibling, successful socialite and budding political star. However, a confrontation between… Continue reading ARC Review – Red, White and Royal Blue

Reviews

Review – Mouthful of Birds

  Publisher: Oneworld Publications Format: Paperback Pages: 228 Rating: 4/5   Schweblin has a talent for leaving the reader feeling as though they've been spun around multiple times and then left to fend off the resultant dizziness by themselves. Similar to Schweblin's previous collaboration with translator Megan McDowell, Fever Dream, Mouthful of Birds has an eerie air about it -… Continue reading Review – Mouthful of Birds

Reviews

Review – The Good Immigrant

  Publisher: Unbound Format: Paperback Pages: 234 Rating: 5/5   The Good Immigrant is a social commentary about what it is like to reside in Britain as a non-white individual. Comprised of anecdotes and essays surrounding the topic, the book highlights the institutional racism that is embedded within British society. As a British citizen, I am thoroughly appalled that… Continue reading Review – The Good Immigrant

Wrap Ups

January 2019 Wrap Up

  January is often a month where I neglect my reading because of new year distractions, and the desire to achieve millions of goals. However, this year I settled down and decided to take the year as it comes, without stressing too much (easier said than done, am I right?). If I achieve millions of… Continue reading January 2019 Wrap Up

Top Five TBRs

Top Five TBR

Here I'm going to share the five books that are at the top of my TBR list, and which I will hopefully be getting to in the next couple of weeks. As I am a mood reader, and one who changes her mind every four seconds, I decided doing these top fives regularly would be… Continue reading Top Five TBR

Readthon TBRs

TBR – 24 in 48 Readathon

  I have decided to participate in my first ever readathon this weekend - the 24 in 48 readathon, in which participants attempt to read for 24 hours out of the total 48 hours in the weekend. You can enter yourself, or have a look at the information here: https://24in48.com/ . I will be attending a birthday… Continue reading TBR – 24 in 48 Readathon

Book Hauls

January 2019 Book Haul

  I won't include all of the books I bought in my long, long hiatus, because we'll be here until next January, but I will include the last stack of books I bought with Christmas gift cards and money. I'll include a brief synopsis, and no doubt exclaim how excited I am to read them… Continue reading January 2019 Book Haul