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

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

Why Straight People Need to See Love, Simon


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As a straight person, it was hard to ignore the niggling thought in my head telling me there was something toxic in the floods of tears that attacked my face throughout seeing the film Love, Simon. I wiped away yet another tear as the credits rolled and I turned to my boyfriend. “Did you like it?” He […]

April 14, 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

11/52: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda


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Today I finished the eleventh book of the year; with teary eyes and that “WHY DOES THIS BOOK HAVE TO END” feeling in my heart. I’ve officially got three joint favourite books of the year so far; The Hate U Give, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and now, Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by […]

March 23, 2018

Dear Stomach: Five Tips


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Dear Stomach, You and I don’t always get along too well. Even when I think I understand you better than anyone else, I’ll get on a train and you’ll complain all the way there. Or I’ll wake up to make myself some eggs and you’ll, pretty soon, tell me off. We have a love-hate relationship […]

January 22, 2018

The Mustard Yellow Edit


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Ever since I was a little girl, watching Winnie-the-Pooh with childishly happy eyes, I have adored the colour yellow. It was always my favourite colour. Even though I decided blue was for a little while (I really was, as my brother protested, simply copying Jordan’s favourite colour), and a little later green took its place, […]

January 18, 2018

3/52: Turtles All the Way Down


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Upon deciding to read fifty-two books this year─which I am documenting over on my Goodreads account as well as the blog─I knew John Green’s new novel, Turtles All the Way Down had to be one of the first books I read. I’ve been a huge fan, like a lot of people, since reading The Fault […]

January 15, 2018

2/52: A Million Miles in a Thousand Years


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Over on my Goodreads account I have set myself the challenge of reading fifty-two books this year. I have always been a bookworm but, last year, I didn’t prove it. Considering I’m an aspiring book editor and a wannabe author, it really makes no sense that I didn’t spend much of last year reading- especially […]

January 8, 2018