I, like I'm sure many others do, have a whole load of books on my TBR. It's only natural then that some of these books should be more intimidating than others, whether this be down to the hype surrounding it, the topics it explores or even the mere length of it. Below I've decided to… Continue reading Intimidating Books on my TBR
Considering how much I like to read, it's surprising that there are so many extremely popular books that I just haven't gotten around to reading! Most of these novels are not ones that I consciously refuse to read, but instead fall into the category of me missing the peak of their hype or just having… Continue reading Popular Books I Haven’t Read (yet)
“Everyone’s immortal until they’re not.” A Gathering of Shadows is the second installment of Schwab's shades of magic trilogy, and was a book that unfortunately left me feeling slightly disappointed. While I afforded the first novel a full five stars, I felt that I could only give this one 3.5. This preference for the first… Continue reading Book Review: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
Already this month I've accumulated a whole range of books that I'm super excited to read! Since I'm a key worker I'm still working during lock down, so unfortunately I haven't been able to read as much as I would've liked to. However, this has not stopped me from collecting all of the books I… Continue reading Mid- May Book Haul!
Like many others in the bookish community, my love for books was sparked by books that I took particular interest in in my childhood! From being read Roald Dahl as a kid to discovering the works of Jacqueline Wilson and Enid Blyton in my preteens, I've accumulated a whole range of books that had a… Continue reading Books That Shaped My Childhood!
"You'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You're by no means alone on that score, you'll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now." The Catcher in the… Continue reading Book Review: The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
“You’ll always be sad about this,” Mia said softly. “But it doesn’t mean you made the wrong choice. It’s just something that you have to carry.” Little Fires Everywhere uses thorough character exploration to tell a story that is intricately and beautifully crafted. Much like the characters this is a story that is incredibly layered,… Continue reading Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
“And that was what destroyed you in the end: the longing for something you could never have.” *This review is going to be very very spoiler heavy and also very long, read at your own peril* Crooked Kingdom is the second installment of Bardugo's Six of Crows duology, and it is, amazingly, just as good… Continue reading Book Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
"'You think I'm playing God? Fine, you play, Sydney. You decide, right now, who should live. Us, or them.'" Vengeful is the second book in Schwab's villains series, and it achieves a feat most sequels can't; it was equally as (if not more) brilliant as the first. Brilliant pacing, structural choices and character exploration made… Continue reading Book Review: Vengeful by V.E. Schwab