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 A_Fish_In_Foreign_Waters_bilingual_book argyle fox brave cover
cinderella furry erik cover feather cover41diUT5UJvL._SY287_BO1,204,203,200_ franklin cover
home cover loveforevercover johnnyskip leapcover
londonhatcover max cover northernnightcover lila
rabbitcover sheltercover sportyloucover dreamdragon cover
empty stocking cover last tree snowbear cover snowlioncover
 littlepeacover  violet cover 6871250

 MG books

ameliafangcover ban cover116269-medium doyouspeakchocolate flowermooncover
How to Catch a Witch (1) prisoner cover1 skylark cover shadowweaver cover
bookshopgirl explorer listcover

YA books

skinful cover iamthunder 27 days
juniper 61X-h2O8UWL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_ lovehate nyxia cover uk on the spectrum 1
sunflowerscover Tangleweed bearnightingale the circus cover 51ZSFiFmpiL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_
cruelprince  Last-Namsara  redribbon
 wolfchildren cover

Fantasy and Science Fiction

folk cover holdbackthestars  nyxia cover uk Tangleweed
bearnightingale cruelprince  hazelwoodcover  Last-Namsara
 TOYMAKERS_Front_with bleed_Merged_newblack

Graphic Novels

annecover littleredwolf cover scarecrowcover


I wore my blackest hair cover northernnightcover


home cover rebelvoices  teacherscover turtleislandcover

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