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…

How do you read so many books?

How do you read so many books? 8 ways you can read more! How do you read so much? This is question that I get a lot, especially after publishing a monthly round-up where I talk about everything I have read that month (click here to see July’s reads). So far this year I have…

July Round-Up

July Round-Up July has whooshed past and I cannot quite believe that it is already August! I only finished school yesterday! (The children finished last Wednesday on the 24th, but I’ve been in sorting out my classroom for next year). July has been a quiet month for me on the blog due to lots of…

Year of the Asian Readathon – Halfway through progress check!

Year of the Asian Readathon – halfway through progress check!   So, way back in January I signed up to this readathon for three reasons: I believe that we should all be reading more diverse books #weneeddiversebooks I have lived in several countries in East Asia (China, Japan, Vietnam) and speak the languages too. I…

April Round -Up

April Round-Up Welcome back to the April edition of my monthly round-ups! Can you believe that we’re now a third of the way through 2019? I don’t know where the time has gone! How has 2019 been treating you so far? Check out my monthly round-ups for January, February and March. Books read Total: 37…

5 Popular YA books that I haven’t read yet

Popular YA books that I haven’t read yet Have you read any of these books? Which should I read first? How many books have you picked up because of seeing a picture of it on Instagram, spotting a tweet on Twitter or seeing it in the window of a bookshop? How many have you picked…

Waiting on Wednesday: Rumblestar

Waiting on Wednesday: Rumblestar Rumblestar Written by Abi Elphinstone 336 pages Published by Simon and Schuster UK Publication date: 30th May 2019 Summary (From publisher’s website/ Goodreads): ‘Imaginative, adventurous and wonderful’ Robin Stevens, author of A Murder Most Unladylike series  ‘The Unmapped Chronicles series is irresistible’ Lauren St John, author of The White Giraffe ‘Abi Elphinstone…

Books I Want to Read But Don’t Want to Read Yet…

Books I Want to Read But Don’t Want to Read Yet… Hello everybody and Happy Thursday! Today, I’m going to be doing the Books I Want to Read tag, which I found on Amy’s blog. @GoldenBooksGirl. When I first saw this title I simply thought, “What? Don’t you mean every book that has been written,…

Book Review: Ayesha at Last

Book Review: Ayesha at Last Ayesha at Last Written by Uzma Jalaluddin 368 pages Published by Corvus Publication date: 4th April 2019 Summary(from Goodreads): A big-hearted, captivating, modern-day Muslim Pride and Prejudice, with hijabs instead of top hats and kurtas instead of corsets. AYESHA SHAMSI has a lot going on. Her dreams of being a…

February Round-Up

February Round-Up Yes, I know that this is very very late (it’s April!) but I still wanted to highlight some amazing books I read during this month, even if it was rather a quiet month on the blogging front due to me having surgery and moving house. See my January Round-Up See my round-up for…

Year of the Asian Reading Challenge

Year of the Asian Reading Challenge Why am I attempting to do this reading challenge? I am terrible at completing reading challenges because I am a complete mood reader and therefore struggle to read books as soon as I have told myself that I should read them! However, I am going to make a special…

2018: My Year in Books

2018: My Year in Books Farewell to 2018 and welcome to 2019! That is definitely going to take a bit of getting used to, as I still feel like 2018 has hardly begun. How has your year been? What have been your highlights? Which books have been your favourites? This was the first year that…