Book Reviews

Review policy:

I will read pretty much anything and everything but my favourite genres are children’s picture books, MG and YA fiction, fantasy and science-fiction. I also read historical and literary fiction as well as a variety of non-fiction on science, languages and linguistics, history and archaeology, etc. The only genres I tend not to read much of are crime and horror, although I have enjoyed the odd crime or horror novel.

I will not review everything I read because reviews are time-consuming and I would (usually!) rather spend that time reading more.

I do try to review all ARCs I receive on my blog, Goodreads and Netgalley (if applicable), generally from the perspective of an educator.

As a teacher, there are certain times during the year when I am simply overwhelmed with my day job so I cannot guarantee a quick turnaround on reviews – I will get there in the end! During the holidays, I read, review and blog much more frequently.

My ratings :

1 star – not for me

2 stars – okay, feel quite indifferent about it

3 stars – good, liked it

4 stars – excellent, loved it

5 stars – exceptionally good, loved it and will be racing out to purchase my own copy if I haven’t already.

Picture books

pond1 argyle fox brave cover cinderella furry
feather cover41diUT5UJvL._SY287_BO1,204,203,200_ loveforevercover leapcover max cover
lila rabbitcover sheltercover dreamdragon cover
empty stocking cover last tree snowlioncover littlepeacover
violet cover 6871250 r s t

 MG books

ameliafangcover ban cover116269-medium doyouspeakchocolate How to Catch a Witch (1)
prisoner cover1 skylark cover bookshopgirl explorer
listcover j k l
m n o p
q r s t

YA books

skinful cover 27 days juniper 61X-h2O8UWL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_ nyxia cover uk
on the spectrum 1 Tangleweed bearnightingale the circus cover 51ZSFiFmpiL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_
Last-Namsara wolfchildren cover k l
m n o p
q r s t

Graphic Novels

annecover littleredwolf cover scarecrowcover d
e f g h
i j k l
m n o p
q r s t

Poetry

I wore my blackest hair cover b c d
e f g h
i j k l
m n o p
q r s t

Non-fiction

teacherscover turtleislandcover c d
e f g h
i j k l
m n o p
q r s t

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