TBR Feature #69

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

TBR Feature is the chance for me to, every Wednesday, pick one of my unread books and discuss it: why I picked it up, when I'll get round to reading it, if I'm still interested in it at all etc.

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

The Old Nurse's Story by Elizabeth Gaskell

Monday, 28 August 2017

A phantom child roams the Northumberland moors, while a host of fairytale characters gone to seed gather in the dark, dark woods in these two surprising tales of the uncanny from the great Victorian novelist.

Weston Park Museum

TBR Feature #68

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

TBR Feature is the chance for me to, every Wednesday, pick one of my unread books and discuss it: why I picked it up, when I'll get round to reading it, if I'm still interested in it at all etc.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

The Book of Air by Joe Treasure

Monday, 21 August 2017

Retreating from an airborne virus with a uniquely unsettling symptom, property developer Jason escapes London for his country estate, where he is forced to negotiate a new way of living with an assortment of fellow survivors.

Far in the future, an isolated community of descendants continue to farm this same estate. Among their most treasured possessions are a few books, including a copy of Jane Eyre, from which they have constructed their hierarchies, rituals and beliefs. When 15-year-old Agnes begins to record the events of her life, she has no idea what consequences will follow. Locked away for her transgressions, she escapes to the urban ruins and a kind of freedom, but must decide where her future lies.

These two stories interweave, illuminating each other in unexpected ways and offering long vistas of loss, regeneration and wonder.

The Book of Air is a story of survival, the shaping of memory and the enduring impulse to find meaning in a turbulent world.

25 Bookish Facts About Me

Friday, 18 August 2017

It's been a while since I did a 'get to know me' style post that wasn't centred around mental health, so I thought I'd best change that. Hopefully, these facts will satisfy your curiosity and teach you a bit about the person behind the blog.

TBR Feature #67

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

TBR Feature is the chance for me to, every Wednesday, pick one of my unread books and discuss it: why I picked it up, when I'll get round to reading it, if I'm still interested in it at all etc.

Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

Monday, 14 August 2017

Agoraphobia confines Norah to the house she shares with her mother.

For her, the outside is sky glimpsed through glass, or a gauntlet to run between home and car. But a chance encounter on the doorstep changes everything: Luke, her new neighbour. Norah is determined to be the girl she thinks Luke deserves: a ‘normal’ girl, her skies unfiltered by the lens of mental illness. Instead, her love and bravery opens a window to unexpected truths...

July Wrap Up

Friday, 11 August 2017

July was the month that my reading really got back on track and I made some progress in destroying my TBR, took part in a read-a-thon, and really.... didn't tackle as many review books as I would have liked.

TBR Feature #66

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

TBR Feature is the chance for me to, every Wednesday, pick one of my unread books and discuss it: why I picked it up, when I'll get round to reading it, if I'm still interested in it at all etc.

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Just After Sunset by Stephen King

Monday, 7 August 2017

'What would you do if your everyday world were turned upside down in an instant? In this collection of twist-in-the-tale stories of suspense you can feel the everyday become the unexpected.

Q + A with Joe Treasure

Friday, 4 August 2017

This month marks Clink Street Publishing's second annual Summer Blogival, and I'm excited to say that I'm taking part not just once but twice. There's a lot of exciting content coming out this month, so be sure you're keeping up to date! I had the pleasure of asking Joe Treasure, author of The Book of Air, a few questions so stick around if you want to know more about his post-apocalyptic novel. (And be sure to keep your eyes peeled for a review from me later in the Blogival!)

TBR Feature #65

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

TBR Feature is the chance for me to, every Wednesday, pick one of my unread books and discuss it: why I picked it up, when I'll get round to reading it, if I'm still interested in it at all etc.

Solitaire by Alice Oseman

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