Hello readers, spring is here! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday looks at books I want to read over the next few weeks.
There are so many titles I want to try, it’s hard to whittle it down to ten.
Other bloggers aren’t helping; they keep throwing out amazing reviews. My must-read pile is getting bigger by the day. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Books To Read This Spring”
Some readers are pioneers. There’s nothing more boring for them than going back to stories they know. They delve into libraries and hunt through recent releases to find exciting new bookish experiences.
Sadly, this isn’t me. Just as I have a favourite cup (seriously, it makes all hot drinks taste better) there are a few much-loved plots I wrap around myself like a warm quilt. The characters are old friends and turning the pages feels like coming home.
So, when wondering what to read this week, I opened Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe for the second time. OK, it’s not on my multiple rereads list yet but it’s a strong contender. Continue reading “Review: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz”
Hello readers! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. This week’s theme is ‘standalone books that need a sequel’.
If you’d like to create your own list, give it a go. Top Ten Tuesday was launched by The Broke and the Bookish and has been hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl since January 2018. To find out more simply visit the host website by clicking here. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: More Please! Books That Need A Sequel”
Have you heard of Marmite? This salty, yeasty sandwich spread is famous in the UK. It’s a source of national division, nearly on a par with Brexit: People either love it or hate it.
The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet is a Marmite book. Some readers say it’s the best thing ever, others want to spit it out.
I found this story, like Marmite, to be flavoursome and delicious. I’d be happy to spend the day reading it while eating spoonfuls of my favourite, sticky condiment straight from the jar. Continue reading “Review: The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers”
Hello readers! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. This week’s bookish theme is ‘characters I’d swap places with’ and it’s a tricky one.
From pirates to persecution, betrayal and bereavement, the protagonists I love have a lot thrown at them. Do I admire them? Yes. Would I want to be them? Absolutely not.
Today, I’m looking for heroines with happy endings and stories that only contain ‘mild peril’. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Love To Swap Places With”
This book makes me want to spontaneously applaud. W.C. Ryan has managed to squeeze at least four genres into a single story. Somehow, he’s combined a spine-tingling supernatural tale with war-time espionage and romance, then plopped the entire plot into a country house murder mystery. Continue reading “Review: A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan”
Hello readers! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. This week’s theme is ‘places mentioned in books’. Participants have to pick literary locations they’d love to visit.
I’ve decided to add my own twist and will be looking at my favourite libraries in fiction. These wonderful spots would make any book-lover’s heart beat faster. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Places I’d Love To Visit”