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WWW Wednesdays – 2nd August

I've felt like I needed to add some different kinds of posts to my blog for a while, so I'm participating in WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Taking On a World of Words. It looks like a great way to just take stock of your own reading, and find more books through other… Continue reading WWW Wednesdays – 2nd August

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman (2017)

It's been a few days since I finished this book and I still haven't stopped raving about it to my family, friends, and colleagues at work. Not for a while has a book moved me so much. Un-put-down-able (not a word, but accurate) and unforgettable. What a debut for Gail Honeyman! Let's begin with our introduction… Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman (2017)

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The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy (1997)

This novel took me a while to read – not because it was uninteresting, but because from the first page, it felt like a book that would be intricately plotted, and so I’d only sit down to read more when I knew I had plenty of time to digest every detail properly. Although I did… Continue reading The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy (1997)

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New edition of a childhood favourite

Ravenclaw House "Where those of wit and learning will always find their kind" - The Sorting Hat.  Absolutely adore these new editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published by Bloomsbury to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this magical book being published. There's beautiful additional content and illustrations, specific to each house. The covers… Continue reading New edition of a childhood favourite

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An unsuccessful reading month (with a good ending)

To say that May has been a hectic month would be quite the understatement. Between job applications and interviews, relatives being admitted to hospital, and various other dramas, my reading has unfortunately had to take a back seat. However, I finished This Family of Things by Alison Jameson this morning. It's due for UK release… Continue reading An unsuccessful reading month (with a good ending)

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The Glorious Heresies, by Louise McInerney (2015)

The Glorious Heresies. Wow. What a novel! A few days after being so captivated by the story that I read the last 120 pages in 2 hours and I’m still in awe. No wonder it won the Bailey’s Prize last year! Set in contemporary Cork (Ireland), The Glorious Heresies pivots on the death of a… Continue reading The Glorious Heresies, by Louise McInerney (2015)

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Review: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou (1969)

It feels strange calling this a review. Partly because Angelou is recounting her own experiences, but also because her way of telling those stories just swept me away along a rollercoaster of emotions. I guess it's hard to review something that moves you so deeply.  However, I will say that it is a must-read. I've… Continue reading Review: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou (1969)