Book Review: The Book Club by C.J. Cooper

Chilled me to the bone, you’ll never question your instincts again! Lucy believes she has left the drama of her life behind. Cosied up in a cottage in the Cotswolds, she spends her days reading, attempting to garden and trying to fit in with long term locals Rebecca, Maggie and Tom. But all that changesContinue reading “Book Review: The Book Club by C.J. Cooper”

My First Book Subscription Box!

Please note that this post is NOT sponsored – I have been eyeing up book subscriptions for a while so thought I’d give it a try! It’s no secret that people are reading more than ever, partially due to the pandemic and people getting the chance to delve into books when they previously didn’t haveContinue reading “My First Book Subscription Box!”

Book Review: Confessions of a Karaoke Queen by Ella Kingsley

A fluffy read with plenty of cheesy humour with an interesting concept. First things first, I absolutely love chick lit. It’s relatable, it’s easy to read, and it’s funny. In fact, my first attempt at a novel (a part of which ended up being a piece for my degree) was chick lit, and I thoroughlyContinue reading “Book Review: Confessions of a Karaoke Queen by Ella Kingsley”

Book Review: Hold Back The Tide by Melinda Salisbury

Chilling, and difficult to put down. Read when around water for an additional layer of fear! I’ve read my fair share of thrillers, mysteries and crime novels, but I’ve never really stepped over the line into horror. Hold Back The Tide is a horror standalone, with a young adult audience in mind, but is alsoContinue reading “Book Review: Hold Back The Tide by Melinda Salisbury”

Book Review: The Last One At The Party by Bethany Clift

The Last One At The Party is an explosive debut that will tug at your heartstrings from page one and never let go. Let me start by telling you one thing – This book made me cry within 50 pages. Books never make me cry, it is very rare that I’ll even laugh out loud.Continue reading “Book Review: The Last One At The Party by Bethany Clift”

The Fear of Negativity in Reviews

This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while – The fear of including negativity in book reviews. As reviewers, your audience relies on you to tell the truth, and for the most part, we do. But it is extremely easy to ONLY review the books that you adored, the 5 out of 5Continue reading “The Fear of Negativity in Reviews”

Book Review: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

Pippa Fitz-Amobi (known as Pip) could be seen as your average teenager from the surface. She’s a model student, whilst still finding her way in life, and can see the good in everyone. She also values the truth above else, which is why Pip chooses to personally investigate a murder that happened in her smallContinue reading “Book Review: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson”

The Book Community

So, here it is. My first blog post. It feels nearly as awkward as when you start a new class or job, and the trainer/teacher/whoever happens to be in charge asks you to say your name and a few things about yourself. Cue, a few seconds of panic as you try and remember what yourContinue reading “The Book Community”