17/52: One of us is Lying


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I finished my seventeenth book of the year earlier this week, alongside my mum. Well, shortly after my mum because I’m not sure she actually ever stops reading. We decided to read One of us is Lying by Karen. M. Mcmanus at the same time which, being that it’s a whodunit, it was quite a […]

July 14, 2018

Five Books You’ve Got to Read this Year


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Despite being massively behind on my Goodreads challenge, I have read mostly awesome books this year. Although I’m evidently not the best reader in 2018, I’m definitely the best book-picker (and I do say so myself). I’ve been following lots of people’s Goodreads journeys via Instagram, Goodreads and just by catching up with family and […]

July 1, 2018

15/52: Little Fires Everywhere


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I have finished the fifteenth book of the year, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. I am still tackling my, upon reflection, stupid idea to read fifty-two books this year. If you’d like to watch me continue to fail (I need to book in three holidays just to catch up), feel free to follow me […]

June 17, 2018

Three Five Star Predictions


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As someone who has set themselves a Goodreads challenge (that they’re currently very terrified of), I take my Goodreads ratings very seriously. I don’t take five star ratings lightly. Fellow Goodreads users will understand the seriousness of deciding a book is worthy of that almighty five star rating. Recently I watched a video by Sanne […]

May 27, 2018

How to Get Out of a Reading Slump


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A runner’s greatest hamartia is athlete’s foot; a writer’s is the dreaded writer’s block. A reader’s most painful downfall, however, is The Reading Slump. A reading slump defies all logic and can strike even midway through a book a reader is truly enjoying (*cough cough* Ready Player One); it can crop up when a reader […]

May 19, 2018

13/52: Ready Player One


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I have, AT LONG LAST, finished the thirteenth book of this year. I’m attempting to read fifty-two books this year and am documenting it over on my, recently, quiet Goodreads account. I am so grateful to finally have added a book to my online library. Although it took a month to read, I am grateful […]

May 3, 2018

How to Keep Up with Your Goodreads Challenge


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Being that I’m four books behind schedule, I’m not sure I’m the right person to be dishing out reading advice. I am, however, giving myself a kick up the rear and getting down to business. For most people that means something way more kickbutt than getting home early from a night out, wrapping a blanket […]

April 25, 2018

Three Small Books


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As I fall behind on my 2018 reading challenge more and more as the seconds tick by (Goodreads is yelling me that I’m two books behind schedule- ouch), I am ignoring my current read to write about three other books I’ve already read. Three small books, to be precise. The kind of books I need […]

April 15, 2018

12/52: From Rome With Love


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I started my bank holiday Monday with the last couple of chapters of From Rome With Love by Jules Wake; the twelfth book I’ve read this year. I decided to challenge myself to reading fifty-two books this year (which I’m also documenting over on my Goodreads account) and, after a few relatively heavy reads and […]

April 4, 2018

Three Rainy Bank Holiday Weekend Reads


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Rainy bank holiday weekends are almost a given in the UK. They probably wouldn’t feel right without a relentless pitter patter against the window as we try to resist eating Easter eggs we’ve bought for other people… Just me? Yesterday, as I attempted a Spring clean (and failed), I came across three books that are […]

March 31, 2018