Countless: heartbreaking, eye-opening and gut-wrenching. "When Hedda discovers she is pregnant, she doesn’t believe she could ever look after a baby. The numbers just don’t add up. She is young, and still in the grip of an eating disorder that controls every aspect of how she goes about her daily life. She’s even given her … Continue reading BOOKBLOG: Karen Gregory
Reasons To Stay Alive: honest, important, emotive. "WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FEEL TRULY ALIVE? Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. … Continue reading BOOKBLOG: Matt Haig
There May Be A Castle: adventure filled, emotional and eerie. "Eleven-year-old Mouse is travelling to see his grandparents on Christmas Eve with his mother and two sisters. But it's snowing, and visibility is bad, and the car goes off the road, and crashes. Mouse is thrown from the car. When he wakes, he's not in his world … Continue reading BOOKBLOG: Piers Torday
This Easter weekend was my 2nd (maybe 3rd?) time of joining in a SundayYAthon and I loved it! For those of you who don't know, #SundayYA is a chat that happens every Sunday between 6 and 7pm and I love it. We've had all sorts of chats over the past few weeks and it's ran … Continue reading SundayYAthon at Easter!
Winterkill: seductive, nervy and enthralling. Friday saw the start of the #SundayYAthon... where we have to read as many books as we can in a weekend! I was travelling to London to meet a pocket friend of mine (see: amazing online friend) and was reading Orangeboy on the way down (as book 1 of #SundayYAthon) … Continue reading BOOKBLOG: KATE A BOORMAN
The State of Grace: moving, insightful and wonderful. "Sometimes I feel like everyone else was handed a copy of the rules for life and mine got lost. Grace has Asperger's and her own way of looking at the world. She's got a horse and a best friend who understand her, and that's pretty much all … Continue reading BOOKBLOG: Rachael Lucas
The Island At The End of Everything: heartbreaking, touching and inspiring. "Amihan lives on Culion Island, where some of the inhabitants - including her mother - have leprosy. Ami loves her home - with its blue seas and lush forests, Culion is all she has ever known. But the arrival of malicious government official Mr … Continue reading BOOKBLOG: Kiran Milwood Hargrave
Ink: beautifully written story about the importance of how we remember people. "Every action, every deed, every significant moment is tattooed on your skin for ever. When Leora's father dies, she is determined to see her father remembered forever. She knows he deserves to have all his tattoos removed and made into a Skin Book … Continue reading BOOKBLOG: ALICE BROADWAY
In 2017 I challenged myself to read 52 books (1 per week!). Totally doable. So far I'm on track! I'm up to 16/52 and it's almost Easter half term (I'll be spending lots of half term writing my dissertation BUT I will make time for reading, I'm taking part in the #SundayYAathon for Easter, so … Continue reading Challenge Update & TBR
PHEW. WE HAVE COME TO THE END OF MARCH. What. How. When did that happen. (I realise it was when the past 30 days passed but whatever!) As it is the end of March, here we are with our round up of the month! Books I acquired: Goodly and Grave - Justine Windsor* How To … Continue reading March books!