books · reading tips

10 Ways to Add Audiobooks to your Daily Routine

I love listening to audiobooks. Hesitant at first, I avoided audiobooks for the first couple of months after joining bookstagram, but I was eventually convinced and I haven't looked back since. I can be quite picky with the narrator — if I don't like their voice, I have to give up on — but I… Continue reading 10 Ways to Add Audiobooks to your Daily Routine

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Before I Say I Do | Review

Title: Before I Say I Do Author: Vicki Bradley Publisher: Simon and Schuster UK Genre: Psychological Thriller / Crime / Police Procedural Rating: ★★★★★ Published: 28th May 2020 Before I Say I Do is a psychological thriller that will blow your mind, and scare you just a little bit! An unbelievable debut novel. SPOILER LEVEL:… Continue reading Before I Say I Do | Review

a bookish life · books · readathons

A Collection of the Weird Things I’ve Done Since Joining Bookstagram

When I joined bookstagram in July 2019, I only knew I wanted to read more books. I didn't know that I'd end up falling in love with the bookstagram community, start a blog, love taking photographs and changing up my style, become obsessed with charity shops or end up with over 100 physical books on… Continue reading A Collection of the Weird Things I’ve Done Since Joining Bookstagram

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Furious Thing | Review

Title: Furious Thing Author: Jenny Downham Publisher: David Fickling Books Genre: YA Rating: ★★.5 SPOILER ALERT | this review contains details about the novel’s ending and some specific scenes within the book This one really missed the mark for me. I thought it had huge potential, but there were too many things that I couldn’t… Continue reading Furious Thing | Review

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine | Review

Title: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Author: Gail Honeyman Publisher: Harper Collins Genre: Contemporary Fiction Rating: ★★.5 SPOILER ALERT | this review contains some details about specific scenes within the book This is possibly the MOST hyped book I’ve ever seen on bookstagram (excluding hyped series) so I am in the minority of people that… Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine | Review

books · secondhand books

The Ethics of Charity Book Shopping

Six months ago, I'd never even been in a charity shop, and now I can't walk past one without going in and searching through the books. The presence of charity shopping has increased on social media recently – at least for me – as the focus on ethical consumerism and fast fashion developed. However, it… Continue reading The Ethics of Charity Book Shopping

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Saturdays At Noon | Blog Tour

Title: Saturdays at Noon Author: Rachel Marks Publisher: Michael J Books (Penguin) Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Romance Rating: ★★★★★ Emily doesn’t think she should be there. Jake just wants to save his marriage. Alfie can’t stop worrying. But somehow, they all end up spending their Saturdays at anger management class. Emily and Jake don’t see eye-to-eye, but… Continue reading Saturdays At Noon | Blog Tour