20/52: This is Going to Hurt


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I can’t quite believe it but I actually, for the first time throughout my reading challenge, have a back catalogue of book reviews to post. I set myself the, in hindsight, ridiculous challenge (which you can follow over on my Goodreads account) to read fifty-two books this year. While I am far from being ahead, […]

September 15, 2018

19/52: Difficult Women


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As if by magic, I have finished reading the nineteenth book of this year, Difficult Women by Roxane Gay. My New Year’s Resolution was to read fifty-two books this year and, in turn, document it over on┬ámy Goodreads account. With a new job giving me evenings and weekends alongside a holiday booked for next month, […]

August 25, 2018

18/52: Leah on the Off Beat


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Today I’ve spent my Saturday exactly as I would have back in the day; after a run, I hid away from the dull day outside with a book. Specifically, Leah on the Off Beat by Becky Albertalli. I’ve challenged myself to read fifty-two books this year (check out my Goodreads account HERE) and have, thus […]

August 11, 2018

Three Books NOT to Pack for Your Summer Holiday


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If you’re not already on holiday, you may be heading towards sunshine and beaches (not that we can complain in the UK right now) very soon. There have been three stand out moments where I’ve found myself on holiday or returning from a holiday absolutely regretting my choice in book. While these three books are […]

August 4, 2018

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

14/52: Whistle in the Dark


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I have officially finished reading the fourteenth book of the year; Whistle in the Dark by Emma Healey. I picked it up as April’s bookshop buy (since deciding I should buy a book a month from a bookshop so as to support the places I love to hang out in so much) because I saw […]

May 25, 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