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Reading 7 books in 7 days

I haven't done many reading challenges before. I haven't even done a 24-hour readathon but, in the last week of August, I decided to give a 7-day reading challenge a go with some members of the editorial committee for my uni's student newspaper. There were 7 prompts to complete, with the aim to read one… Continue reading Reading 7 books in 7 days

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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

Note: This post is not sponsored or affiliated with Scribd in any way. Whilst that would be incredible, I just really love the app and want to share my recommendations. I love Scribd — an ebook and audiobook subscription service where, for £9.49 a month, you get access to a huge selection of books, including… 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

blog tours

The Flip Side | Blog Tour Spotlight

Title: The Flip Side Author: James Bailey Publisher: Penguin Random House Genre: Contemporary Romance Published: ebook available now (paperback release 26th November 2020) #gifted | I was invited to take part in the blog tour by Sriya Varadharajan (Press Officer) and given access to an e-arc on Netgalley. A quick disclaimer: originally, I was participating… Continue reading The Flip Side | Blog Tour Spotlight

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The Black Kids | ARC Review

Title: The Black Kids Author: Christina Hammonds Reed Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK Genre: Contemporary YA Rating: ★★★★ Published: 4th August 2020 (paperback) The Black Kids is a poignant and heartbreaking coming-of-age novel. Despite being set around the Rodney King riots in LA, 1992, it could have easily been a contemporary read; it felt… Continue reading The Black Kids | ARC Review

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5 Bookish Etsy Shops I Love

I loved Etsy long before I started reading again, but once my love for books reappeared, so did my desire to find bookmarks, prints, coasters and enamel pins that celebrated being bookish. On Etsy I get to support independent small businesses and find absolutely amazing creatives sharing their artistic talents. I love browsing through book-related… Continue reading 5 Bookish Etsy Shops I Love