Monthly Archives: September 2017

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS WITH CHARACTERS WHO…

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  I couldn’t decide on one category of characters for this post, so I kind of cheated and picked a few. On the plus side, you get a bit more variety! …Renewed my faith in humanity        The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG – MURIEL BARBERY

  Do you ever finish reading a book, leave it for a while, and still have no idea what you thought of it? That’s this book for me. I’ve been letting it “settle” for over a month now, and I’m no closer to a succinct, concise review than I was when I closed the cover. So if you decide to… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS ON MY AUTUMN TBR

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  I’ve been a bit out of the loop on new releases since getting back into books (I’ve been focusing on catching up with everything I’ve missed – which is, apparently, a LOT), so this post was a lot of fun. It gave me a chance to look up some most-anticipated-books-of-2017 lists, check out some other people’s lists and peruse… Read more »

MAN BOOKER PRIZE | 2017 SHORTLIST & TBR UPDATE

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  Though I got myself out of the loop in the past few weeks, one literary happening did make it onto my radar: the announcement of the Man Booker 2017 shortlist! You might remember I wrote a post about the longlist and discussed which books I was interested in reading from it. In case you are new here or need to… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | OLD BOOKS I WANT TO RE-READ

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  I’ve been blogging for such a long time that it’s tempting to feel as if my blog is a sort of living record of my reading history. But the truth is that I’ve only been blogging for about seven years, on and off, so there’s a lot of my life prior to blogging when I was reading without any… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | CITIZEN – CLAUDIA RANKINE

  **NOTE: I wrote this review shortly after reading the book in 2015, but never got around to publishing it – so this is actually an older review!** I don’t normally read poetry, but I’ve heard so much about this book in my blogging community over the past year or so, that I was curious. I ended up reading it… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS I STRUGGLED WITH BUT AM GLAD I READ

  When I look back over my reading history, there are always some books that stand out as having been difficult – usually because of the length, but sometimes because of the content (or a combo of both) – and that I’m particularly proud to have completed. Often these books are also ones that have had a deep impact on… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | AUTUMN – ALI SMITH

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  I’ve been meaning to read Ali Smith for ages. I have her previous novel, How To Be Both, but was put off by the historic section and never picked it up. I then tried reading some of her short stories, and discovered that I very much enjoyed them – which is why I decided to finally take a foray… Read more »