Waiting on Wednesday: 2020’s biggest debut

Waiting on Wednesday: 2020’s biggest debut Waiting on Wednesday is usually where I post all about books that I am excited to read, many of which have yet to be published. However, I’m currently feeling impatient and waiting for something…or someone… else! Working title (i.e. Bump Nickname): Jellybean Estimated publication date: 18th February 2020 Our…

Book Review: Diary of a Confused Feminist

Book Review: Diary of a Confused Feminist Diary of a Confused Feminist Written by Kate Weston 384 pages Published by Hachette Publication date: 6th February 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): Kat wants to do GOOD FEMINISM, although she’s not always sure what that means. She also wants to be a writer, get together with Hot Josh…

Mini-Reviews: Japanese fiction in translation

Mini-Reviews: Japanese fiction in translation   When I have the choice between reading another book or reviewing the one I have just read, I usually choose to read another one. As much as I adore shouting about books on my blog, reading is, after all, my first love! Therefore, I have decided to do some…

Six for Sunday: Favourite Covers

Six for Sunday: Favourite Covers This week the theme is favourite covers – this will be a hard one to narrow down because there are just so many gorgeous covers out there at the moment. I feel like social media has really made publishers step up their game in terms of cover design, especially with…

Library Loot: Nature Run Wild and Eco-Awareness

Library Loot: Nature Run Wild and Eco-Awareness   A Planet Full of Plastic  by Neal Layton Everything is made of stuff. Some things are made of paper, like this book. And some things are made of PLASTIC. If you look around you, plastic is everywhere. Even in places where it’s not meant to be. If it drops…

Book Review: Break the Fall

Book Review: Break the Fall Break the Fall Written by Jennifer Iacopelli Published by Hodder Children’s Books 400 pages Publication date: 20th February 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): “This book makes you understand exactly what it is like to compete as a woman at the highest level in sport, and it is exhilarating and satisfying indeed.”…

5 of the most beautiful words in the English language

5 of the most beautiful words in the English language   I am endlessly fascinated by the vagaries and specificities of language, particularly when it comes to words which are difficult to translate because they encapsulate such a large or small concept. Check out some unique words in other languages or untranslatable words. Here are…

Waiting on Wednesday: Seasons of the Storm

Waiting on Wednesday: Seasons of the Storm Seasons of the Storm Written by Elle Cosimano 480 pages Published by Harper Teen Publication date: 23rd June 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): One cold, crisp night, Jack Sommers was faced with a choice—live forever according to the ancient, magical rules of Gaia, or die. Jack chose to live,…

Book Review: Bearmouth

Book Review: Bearmouth Bearmouth Written by Liz Hyder 320 pages Published by Pushkin Press Publication date: 19th September 2019 (hardback) 2nd April 2020 (paperback) Summary (from Goodreads🙂 ‘One of the most ambitious and darkly brilliant YA books I’ve read. It’s provocative, tender, claustrophobic and epic. It blew my mind’ Kiran Millwood Hargrave It only taykes…

Mini-Reviews: Girls having Adventures

Mini-reviews: Girls having Adventures When I have the choice between reading another book or reviewing the one I have just read, I usually choose to read another one. As much as I adore shouting about books on my blog, reading is, after all, my first love! Therefore, I have decided to do some mini-review posts…

Six for Sunday: Favourite Authors to Follow

Six for Sunday: Favourite Authors to Follow   I have missed so many of these already this year, which is a real shame as I really love the idea. Here are a few authors that I love following: Melinda Salisbury – she is political and hilarious, passionate about what she believes in and unapologetic about…

Library Loot: Non-fiction galore!

Library Loot: Non-fiction galore! Wow, it’s been an age since I posted one of these, despite the fact that I have been borrowing tonnes of books from the library, as always. I’m there at least once a week to pick up reservations and grab books from the ‘Recent Arrivals’ section, plus buy books in the…