contemporary, literary, review

Review: All Girls by Emily Layden

I had forgotten the pitch for All Girls by the time I came around to reading it, and all I could remember was that it was a thriller set at elite boarding school. That pitch does not describe the book I read, but nevertheless the book was a pleasant surprise. A keenly perceptive coming-of-age novel, All… Continue reading Review: All Girls by Emily Layden

tbr, wrap up

January wrap up & February TBR

January was a strange month, but it ended up being very good for my reading goals. I set myself a tbr of 6 books from my bookshelves and 4 arcs. I managed to read 5 of my owned books and 3 of those arcs, and an additional 4 other books to bring my January total… Continue reading January wrap up & February TBR

fantasy, review

Review: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

Raybearer was my first read of 2021 and I couldn't have picked a better book to start the year. After my passion for reading was dwindling towards the end of 2020 Ifueko has absolutely blown me away. Nothing is more important than loyalty. But what if you’ve sworn to protect the one you were born… Continue reading Review: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

blether breakdown

Blether Breakdown: Bonnie

As part of my launching my blog properly I wanted to add in more interesting or unique blog features. What better way to make things more unusual to try and loosely connect Scots words/phrases to bookish lists? Bear with me, some of these connections from the meaning of the word to the idea for the list might be a little loose.

mystery/thriller, review

Review: People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd

Followed by Millions, Watched by One To her adoring fans, Emmy Jackson, aka @the_mamabare, is the honest “Instamum” who always tells it like it is.  To her skeptical husband, a washed-up novelist who knows just how creative Emmy can be with the truth, she is a breadwinning powerhouse chillingly brilliant at monetizing the intimate details of… Continue reading Review: People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd

non-fiction, review

Review: The Impossible State by Victor Cha

As my first book in my 2021 non-fiction reading challenge, The Impossible State felt at times like an impossible challenge. It was randomly selected for me by the tbr game I am playing each month and it has been high up on my priority list of physically owned non fiction. In The Impossible State, seasoned international-policy expert and… Continue reading Review: The Impossible State by Victor Cha

historical, mystery/thriller, review

Review: The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton

A delightful coincidence lead me to pick up The Bone Ships. It was the first book I received in a bespoke book subscription I purchased and the blurb on the back of the book had me interested. Cut to a few months later, and I get approved for the second book in the trilogy on Netgalley. I decided to dive into this series and read the first two books close together.

mystery/thriller, review

Review: The Survivors by Jane Harper

A delightful coincidence lead me to pick up The Bone Ships. It was the first book I received in a bespoke book subscription I purchased and the blurb on the back of the book had me interested. Cut to a few months later, and I get approved for the second book in the trilogy on Netgalley. I decided to dive into this series and read the first two books close together.

tbr

January TBR

Its that time again to share the books I am planning on reading over the next 31 days. I decided to rethink how I used monthly tbrs and what aspects would work for me when looking to achieving my goals. The structure of a tbr keeps me motivated in a month to read all the… Continue reading January TBR

wrap up

2020 reflections & 2021 goals

Since 2018 I have been watching my booktube favourites every week, and I always loved seeing them finish the year with a massive stack of books. I think the yearly stats video season is my favourite part of the online bookish community. So its only fair that I throw my hat in the ring to share my stats on my most ambitious reading year to date.