Book Review: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

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.

Reading Wrap-Up: July 2018

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!

Book Review: Adrift by Rob Boffard

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.

The I Spy Book Tag

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! 

Book Review: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

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.

Book Review: Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

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. 

Book Review: IT by Stephen King

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.