Helloooo fellow book lovers! The title of this post if pretty self explanatory, but, if you don’t know what cosy reading night is then you are in for a bit of a treat my friends! Hosted by the wonderful Lauren and the Books, cosy reading night is an opportunity to sit in a comfy corner, stock up on the snacks, and settle down with a good story. Sounds fabulous am I right? The world is a pretty crazy place right now, so it’s nice to have something to look forward to, keep us all in the house, and distract us from the dystopian film that is unfolding outside our front doors (check out my updates post here)! Continue reading “Stay at Home Club’ Cosy Reading Night TBR”
Hello all and Happy Leap Year day! Is that a thing? I am going to make it a thing. I love that we’re nearly at the end of Feb because I don’t want to be super British and moan about the weather, but I cannot deal with how bad the weather has been this month. So to celebrate the end of the month
As the year goes by and I begin to fulfil the challenges, I plan to update the list and state which book I read. I am also planning on updating my Goodreads throughout. If you decide to take part too then there is a great Goodreads group that is the epicentre of all things relating to the reading challenge and has hints and ideas if you’re struggling for an idea in a particular area! Continue reading “Around the Year in 52 Books | 2020”
Author: Agatha Christie
Rating: 3 stars
Dates read: 03 Jan 20 – 08 Jan 20
Publication date: 06 Jan 1936
Publisher: Collins Crime Club
Genre(s): Mystery, Classic
There’s a serial killer on the loose, bent on working his way through the alphabet. And as a macabre calling card he leaves beside each victim’s corpse the ABC Railway Guide open at the name of the town where the murder has taken place. Having begun with Andover, Bexhill and then Churston, there seems little chance of the murderer being caught – until he makes the crucial and vain mistake of challenging Hercule Poirot to frustrate his plans
2019 was a pretty great reading year for me. I read an unprecedented (for me) 120 books, and actively read outside of my comfort zone or my usual genres. I found some books that I really disliked, some books I was disappointed by, some books that were surprises, and a lot of books I ultimately loved. Compiling a top ten list is a little arbitrary by number, but thinking of how to narrow down the list, and what made the cut and what didn’t, was quite difficult yet made me think of which books I loved beyond all else. The list itself has surprised me, there is non-fiction, and fantasy, and a list compiled mostly of brand new authors!
Author: Heidi Perks
Rating: 4 stars
Dates read: 25 Jan 20 – 29 Jan 20
Publication date: 01 Jun 2018
Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
NOW YOU SEE HER
She’s playing at the school fete with your children. You pull out your phone, scroll through Facebook, and look up again.
NOW YOU DON’T
Charlotte is looking after her best friend’s daughter the day she disappears. She thought the little girl was playing with her own children. She swears she only took her eyes off them for a second.
Now, Charlotte must do the unthinkable, tell her best friend Harriet that her only child is missing. The child she was meant to be watching.
Devastated, Harriet can no longer bear to see Charlotte. No one could expect her to trust her friend again.
Only now she needs to. Because two weeks later Harriet and Charlotte are both being questioned separately by the police. And secrets are about to surface.
HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO PUT THINGS RIGHT?
*I received a copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley and Century in exchange for a fair and honest review*
Hello lovely readers, Happy Sunday! I hope you’re all doing well! I am sitting here on a particularly blustery and stormy Sunday afternoon (thanks Storm Dennis) and have finally decided to post about one of the year long reading challenges/readathons I am taking part in this year. I really enjoy year long reading challenges, and find they have been really useful in making me read new things and focus my reading efforts for the year as a whole. I was told about this readathon by chance on Instagram and decided that it would be a great mix of fun and challenging and decided to take part! I have already started the reading challenge and will be tracking my progress through the year on this post and in my bullet journal (I’ll share the tracker at the bottom of the page)
So what is it all about? Simply, reading more books by different women. I know, it pretty much does what it says on the tin. The sad fact is that I don’t read as many different female authors as I probably should, and I certainly don’t read books by women that are out of my comfort zone or not on the shelves at my local supermarket or book store and it is time to change that. This readathon is challenging, but I am really going to try and finish it by the end of the year. I have copied the ‘rules’ from the Reading Women podcast website – which you should really check out, because they are simply wonderful: Continue reading “Reading Women Challenge 2020”
Author: Papa Perkins
Rating: 3 stars
Dates read: 25 Jan 20
Publication date: 06 Feb 20
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
Genre(s): Children’s, Picture Books
Oliver Deliver (who is really just Oliver but he does like having both names) will be mostly Oliver in this story. Oliver is six years (and one month) old and has a friend who is a Dinosaur called Aya Buddn.
This is the story of how they met!
*I received a copy of this book courtesy of Clink Street Publishing as part of their Oliver Doliver blog tour*