Uprooted is a book that I absolutely love and am very thankful for. It’s the book that broke the worst reading slump of my life, which had been carrying on for months. I love it so much, despite its (romance) problems, and I constantly recommend it. You can probably imagine my excitement when I heard about her next novel, Spinning Silver. After months of pining, my copy arrived in the post and I was so thrilled to get reading.
It has been awhile since I did a weekly wrap up! The month of July was absolutely crazy and I relied scheduling posts weeks in advance -- I didn't have time to whip up these posts! Now life is back to normal, but still busy.
July was a crazy month for me. Not only was I incredibly busy with starting a new job, coming back from holiday, going on holiday again, and then going to YALC, but I also acquired and read so many books! I’m not going to break these down like I usually do becuase this post will be impossibly long if I do, so feel free to chat with me in the comments!
Retellings are a fairly new subgenre for me, and while I really enjoy them it can be a little tiresome to see the same fairy tales told over and over again. The Mermaid recently came to my attention and I was incredibly excited for a few reasons:
I won’t lie, I was initially interested in Adrift because of the exceptional cover. I'm really happy to have stumbled upon this book (and its beautiful cover) because it was exactly what I needed. I’ve been craving good thrillers recently, and this sci-fi thriller was the perfect summer page turner.
I was tagged by the marvelous Shanah from Bionic Book Worm. She is not only my book twin, she's an amazing blogger that you should totally check out. I was thinking I should do more tags on my blog because just reviewing books gets a little boring after awhile. So let's shake things up!
The Hazel Wood is a book that has been lurking at the back of my mind since 2017 – it’s a book that sounded absolutely perfect for me. I love a dark fairy tale, so when you throw in a New York setting and fuzz the barriers between fiction and reality it basically becomes my catnip. However, I think that my own expectations got in the way of my enjoyment of this book.
A few years ago I stumbled upon a little book called Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig. I cannot tell you what a game changing book this was for me. Here was this person who could talk about depression and anxiety with honesty, humour, and hope. It was the first time I really acknowledged my own mental health worries and it felt a little less alone. I figured this marvelous book was just a one-off, so you can imagine my delight when I found out he was writing a follow up, Notes on a Nervous Planet.
I'm so thrilled to be part of the Ravencry blog tour! Today is the publication date for this fabulous fantasy novel, so I'm bringing you five reasons you should read Ravencry. Blackwing was awesome and you want more Blackwing was one of my favourite books of the 2017. With punchy writing, fantastic world … Continue reading Blog Tour: Five Reasons You Should Read Ravencry
I really love Stephen King, but I’ve had a huge gap in my reading for years -- I had never read IT. Possibly his most famous novel, IT has been frightening readers for over 30 years. I decided to tackle this weighty book -- my physical copy clocks in at right around 1,400 pages --but decided to go the audiobook route.