August Round-Up

August Round-Up August has been a quiet month here on the blog, but a jam-packed one in real life! My family came to visit me, then we went to Austria for a few weeks to stay with my partner’s family, as well as finally spend some time exploring Vienna. One of my friend from Japan…

Book Review: All The Things We Never Said

Book Review: All The Things We Never Said All The Things We Never Said Written by Yasmin Rahman 448 pages Published by Hot Key Books Publication date: July 2019 Summary ( from Goodreads): 16-year-old Mehreen Miah’s anxiety and depression, or ‘Chaos’, as she calls it, has taken over her life, to the point where she…

Book Review: Together We Can

Book Review: Together We Can Together We Can Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Ali Pye 32 pages Published by Scholastic UK Publication date: 1st August 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): The perfect picture book celebrating friendship, compassion, diversity and togetherness in the world. Our friends are all different, but one thing is true, each one…

Waiting on Wednesday: Butterfly Yellow

Waiting on Wednesday: Butterfly Yellow Butterfly Yellow Written by Thanha Lai 304 pages Published by Harper Collins Publication date: 3rd September 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): In the final days of the Việt Nam War, Hằng takes her little brother, Linh, to the airport, determined to find a way to safety in America. In a split…

Book Review: The Switching Hour

Book Review: The Switching Hour The Switching Hour Written by Damaris Young 288 pages Published by Scholastic UK Publication date: 1st August 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Never stay out after the Switching Hour… never let the outside in…. Amaya lives with her grandmother, her small brother Kaleb and her pet goat Tau in a land…

Six for Sunday: Fictional Holiday Destinations

Six for Sunday: Fictional Holiday Destinations I know that the summer holidays are coming to an end for most people, including myself, but I don’t want them to be over quite yet. I have missed a few weeks of #SixforSunday so, instead of the given theme for this week, Yellow Books, I have decided to…

Summer Books

Summer Books Tag Summer isn’t over yet, even if it feels like it with a few rainy days and ‘back to school’ getting ever closer… I have really enjoyed getting caught up on my reading this summer, as well as spending time in my garden and enjoying the weather! Despite it being my first year…

Book Review: Rebel Dogs!

Book Review: Rebel Dogs! Rebel Dogs! Heroic Tales of Trusty Hounds Written by Kimberlie Hamilton 160 pages Published by Scholastic UK Publication date: 1st August 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Tail-wagging tales of real-life Rebel Dogs! Get your paws on the stories and secrets of some of history’s most heroic hounds! An engaging collection packed with over…

Book Review: Sanctuary

Book Review: Sanctuary Sanctuary Written by V. V. James 320 pages Published by Gollancz Publication date: 8th August 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Four women with a secret. The death that will unravel their lives. The small town of Sanctuary is rocked by the death of its star quarterback. Daniel’s death looked like an accident, but…

Waiting on Wednesday: Into the Crooked Place

Waiting on Wednesday: Into the Crooked Place Into the Crooked Place Written by Alexandra Christo 496 pages Published by Hot Key Books Publication date: 8th October 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Into the Crooked Place begins a gritty two-book YA fantasy series from Alexandra Christo, the author of To Kill a Kingdom. The streets of Creije are for…

Library Loot: Middle Grade Madness

Library Loot: Middle Grade Madness     I went a bit mad at the library today – whoops! Still, I am off for the summer holidays so I am hoping to surround myself with great books and have lots of enjoyable reads! Here are a few that I picked up today and am really looking…

Waiting on Wednesday: Harley in the Sky

Waiting on Wednesday: Harley in the Sky Harley in the Sky Written by Akemi Dawn Bowman ? pages Published by Simon Pulse Publication date: 10th March 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): Harley Milano has dreamed of being a trapeze artist for as long as she can remember. With parents who run a famous circus in Las Vegas,…