Monthly Archives: December 2017

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | GROUNDED – SETH STEVENSON

  I love reading travel memoirs. I’ve been a huge fan of the genre since reading Under the Tuscan Sun and several Bill Bryson books in high school. I haven’t read much in the genre for a few years, but felt like it was time to pick it up again – in no small part because it’s been such a… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS ON MY 2018 WISHLIST AND TBR

  I’m not super in tune with which boooks are going to be coming out in 2018 yet, but I have stumbled across a few I’m looking forward to! Here are the ones I can’t wait to get my hands on, as well as a few books I didn’t get to this year that I’d really love to pick up… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS I HOPE SANTA BRINGS ME

  There are so many books I’d be absolutely THRILLED to find under the tree, but here are the ones I’m coveting the most at this particular moment (it will probably have changed by the time you’re reading this!). Non-fiction             Graphic Novels and Picture-Based Books                       Books… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | RESTLESS – WILLIAM BOYD

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  I picked this book up because it’s a spy thriller with a twist – it’s the story of Ruth, a young woman discovering that her mother spent years working as a spy for the British government during the early years of WWII. Cool premise, right? It also won the Costa Novel Award in 2006, so, you know, bonus. This… Read more »

MY WEEK ON WEDNESDAY | #35 (DECEMBER 7-13, 2017)

  It’s been a long time since I’ve written a My Week On Wednesday post, because it’s been a loooooong time since I’ve finished a book. I’m not entirely sure why that is – maybe it’s the weather changing, maybe it’s that I’ve been busy, maybe I’ve just been more into watching TV and knitting. Whatever the reason, books just… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | FAVOURITE BOOKS READ IN 2017

  I’m tweaking this topic a little (as I seem to pretty much every week these days) because as you guys know, I’ve been behind on my reading in the last couple of years, and have only really gotten back into reading at all in the second half of the year. And because of that, I’ve read a lot less… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | A BEAUTIFUL, TERRIBLE THING – JEN WAITE

  This is a memoir, but it reads more like a romance novel turned psychological thriller. In it Jen Waite shares the harrowing story of her fairytale marriage to a man who starts off as her soul mate and dream partner, but who becomes, more or less overnight, someone completely different. The book is Jen’s struggle to understand why her… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOK SETTINGS I’D LOVE TO VISIT

  Oh man. This one is hard. I’m so tempted to just make this a list of travel memoirs and call it a day, but I want to try a little harder than that! (Though there will be some. I just have to.) First, a few fictional books based on real places I’d like to visit (or move to):     … Read more »