The Truth Pixie by Matt Haig

"You'll find the bad stuff has good bits too. The bad days are the days that make you you." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I'm a huge fan of Matt Haig's Christmas books and the latest, The Truth Pixie, is a really sweet story written in adorable verse. I read the whole thing in one sitting and the last... Continue Reading →

Sunny Side Up by Susan Calman

“This book you’re reading now, though, isn’t set in the gritty world of pound shops; this book is all real.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Oh, Susan! This book is just a joy to read. It's the embodiment of kindness and it made me smile all the way through. There is something about the way Susan Calman writes that... Continue Reading →

The Last by Hanna Jameson

-Quotation to come- ⭐️⭐️⭐️ The premise of this book hooked me immediately. The whole idea is that the world goes into nuclear war and cities across the world along with general infrastructure are destroyed. The focus is on a hotel in the middle of nowhere in Switzerland which has managed to avoid destruction. The remaining... Continue Reading →

The Train to Impossible Places by P.G. Bell

'"We're sinking!" she exclaimed. "Actually, we're diving," said Wilmot. "It's like sinking, but on purpose."' ⭐️⭐️⭐️ I didn't intend to read two middle-grade books in a row but I had to read this one for work (event planning!). I have to confess that I think this book suffered slightly in my estimations because it was... Continue Reading →

The Silence of Girls by Pat Barker

"...in my experience men are curiously blind to aggression in women. They're the warriors, with their helmets and armour, their swords and spears, and they don't seem to see our battles" ⭐️⭐️⭐️ After reading Circe by Madeline Miller, I was drawn to this book because of its Greek mythology themes, but something just didn't quite... Continue Reading →

A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan

"Their years of imprisonment burned in their eyes, adding strength to their bones." ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Another middle grade (9-11 years) book onto my read list! I try to review these books against each other rather than generally and although this was readable, it didn't wow me. I felt that it was a bit predictable. I think... Continue Reading →

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