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10 Books I Will Read by the End of 2020

The end of 2020 is a scary phrase, a combination of the mind-boggling fact that it's already mid-October and I can in fact think about the end of the year and the tiny niggling part of my mind that is a tad concerned that 2020 just won't end. I've read a lot of amazing books… Continue reading 10 Books I Will Read by the End of 2020

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Blog Tour | When Life Gives You Mangoes

Title: When Life Gives You Mangoes Author: Kereen Getten Publisher: Pushkin Press Genre: Middle-grade Mystery Rating: ★★★★ Published: 1st October 2020 When Life Gives You Mangoes is an incredible middle-grade contemporary mystery novel that weaves together secrets, mysteries and rule-breaking to create a fast-paced and gripping book with a twist you won’t see coming.  SPOILER LEVEL:… Continue reading Blog Tour | When Life Gives You Mangoes

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The Night Circus | Review

Title: The Night Circus Author: Erin Morgenstern Publisher: Harvill Secker Genre: Fantasy, fabulism Rating: ★★★★★ The Night Circus is pure magic. It is a whimsy, lyrical, and atmospheric tale of magic and illusion, romance and betrayal, and spectacular storytelling. SPOILER LEVEL: LOW | This review contains minor details about the characters and plot of this… Continue reading The Night Circus | Review

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I Read 7 Books in 7 Days | A Reading Challenge

In the last week of August, I took part in (and somehow completed) a 7 day reading challenge with some of the editorial committee for my university's student newspaper. There were 7 prompts to complete and the aim was to read 7 books and fulfil all the prompts. I really thought I'd fail this–I originally… Continue reading I Read 7 Books in 7 Days | A Reading Challenge

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Firefly Lane | Review

Title: Firefly Lane Author: Kristin Hannah Publisher: Pan Macmillan Genre: Family Saga Rating: ★★★★★ Firefly Lane is a stunning and heartbreaking novel that chronicles a tale of lifelong female friendship and the intricacies of day-to-day life. SPOILER LEVEL: LOW | This review contains minor details about the characters and plot of this novel that can… Continue reading Firefly Lane | Review

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The 10 Best Audiobooks I’ve Listened to on Scribd

As much as it would be a literal dream come true, this post is in no way sponsored by or affiliated with Scribd–I just really love their app and enjoy shouting about it! And, I love reading and writing recommendations posts, and this combines the two! I love Scribd. I've been subscribed to them for… Continue reading The 10 Best Audiobooks I’ve Listened to on Scribd

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Expectation | Review

Title: Expectation Author: Anna Hope Publisher: Doubleday Genre: Literary Fiction Rating: ★★★★★ Expectation is a beautifully crafted and intricate character-driven novel following three women across multiple timelines. It is a story of female friendship, life, loss, and love, written in stunning prose. SPOILER LEVEL: LOW | This review contains minor details about the characters and… Continue reading Expectation | Review