I am not much of a contemporary YA reader, however I fell in love with the trailer for Dumplin’ on Netflix. I watched the film and absolutely adored it, so I naturally decided to read the book that it is based on. For me, this is one of those rare instances of the film adaptation being better than the book!
I’ve been on the hunt for a great thriller ever since finishing up The Girl on the Train back in 2015. I don’t read thrillers to often, but the ones I’ve read lately have felt like a letdown. Enter The Hunting Party, a twisted tale of murder amongst friends in the Scottish highlands. I was hooked on this book from the first page and was completely blown away. It is easily the best thriller I’ve read in ages.
The first week of January is nearly over, and I'm still not out of holiday mode. I've been back at work for a few days now and my brain is still at home in front of the fire with a dog and a book. Boo. Books I read The Girl King by Mimi … Continue reading Reading Wrap-Up: 04 January 2019
Hello pals! I'm so happy to announce that the Off the Grid Readathon is back! Shanah from Bionic Bookworm came up with this fantastic quarterly readathon in 2018, and the time has come for our second round! We had such a good time running this readathon last time and invite you to join us! Throw … Continue reading Announcement: The Off the Grid Readathon is Back!
Happy New Year! I cannot believe how quickly 2018 has flown by. I usually only do a wrap-up for the month, but I thought I'd reflect a little on the past year as well. Let's get to it!
Happy New Year everyone! I love this time of year when I can sit back and reflect on everything that has happened over the past 12 months, as well as make plans for the upcoming year. Last year I wrote a post about my 2018 reading resolutions, some of which I stuck to and others … Continue reading Reading Resolutions for 2019
Empire of Sand was one of my most highly anticipated books of 2018. It sounded like it would be the perfect book for me -- it ticks so many of my reader boxes. When I finally got my hands on a copy, however, I found that the reading experience wasn't quite what I had expected.