Books I HAVE TO read in 2018 a.k.a my TBR for the year

I'm sure most bookworms can relate, but I have an awful lot of novels that I've bought and then never read! And I'm not talking about bought a month ago, I'm talkng bought a year, maybe 2 years, ago! Why do we do it? Why aren't we able to resist a good book deal when … Continue reading Books I HAVE TO read in 2018 a.k.a my TBR for the year

Friday Finds | 16th February

I'm usually good at only adding 3 books to my TBR over two weeks, but I've added 5 this time! There's just so many books I want to read. Synopsis: Teenager Susan Garth was “a clean-talking sweet little girl” of high school age before she started having “fits”—a sudden aversion to churches and a newfound … Continue reading Friday Finds | 16th February

Review: The Dumb House by John Burnside

⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: As a child, Luke’s mother often tells him the story of the Dumb House, an experiment on newborn babies raised in silence, designed to test the innateness of language. As Luke grows up, his interest in language and the delicate balance of life and death leads to amateur dissections of small animals – … Continue reading Review: The Dumb House by John Burnside

Top 100 books to read in a lifetime… my thoughts, part 2

Last week I started this 10 part blog series where I go through one of those predictable "top 100 books to read in your lifetime" and give my two-cents about the books on the list. I found this top 100 list on AbeBooks, and I chose it because I thought it was that little bit … Continue reading Top 100 books to read in a lifetime… my thoughts, part 2

Review: Let’s Go Play at the Adams’ by Mendal Johnson

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: Surely, it was only a game. In the orderly, pleasant world Barbara inhabited, nice children -- and they were nice children -- didn't hold an adult captive. But what Barbara didn't count on was the heady effect their new-found freedom would have on the children. Their wealthy parents were away in Europe, and in this … Continue reading Review: Let’s Go Play at the Adams’ by Mendal Johnson

The BookBum Club: January Theme Reviews

Hello everyone! I’m here today to bring you all the reviews for The BookBum Club’s January theme. There seems to have been an abundance of new faces joining the club this month! It really means a lot to see so many people joining in with this little project of mine. Thank you all so much! … Continue reading The BookBum Club: January Theme Reviews

Top 100 books to read in a lifetime… my thoughts, part 1

I've seen a few people talk about "the top 100 books to read in a lifetime" recently and I wanted to jump on-board. I've seen the Amazon list, The Times list, the BBC list etc, etc, and they're all very samey. Then I got an email through from AbeBooks and the books they featured on … Continue reading Top 100 books to read in a lifetime… my thoughts, part 1