TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS TO PUT ON YOUR TBR IF YOU MISSED 2016 (LIKE I DID)

  As any of you who have followed my blog for a while know, there was a long gap in my blogging (and reading) life over the past year or so. Which means that not only did you miss me (I assume), but I missed out on everything that was going on in the bookish world. The only plus to… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | THE HATE U GIVE – ANGIE THOMAS

  This is the story of Starr, a sixteen-year-old from south central L.A. – not the part of L.A. where white people live in big houses, but the part they stay well clear of. But Starr doesn’t quite fit in. She and her brother go to a private school 45 minutes drive from home, where most of the other students… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | THE BOOKSHOP – PENELOPE FITZGERALD

  This book appealed to me because A) it’s short and B) it’s about a bookshop, and anything set in a bookshop has my interest. And it’s really because of point A that I actually made it through the whole book, because…. well, I’m not even really sure where to start with this one. On the surface it’s a simple… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | COVENTRY – HELEN HUMPHREYS

  I went into this book not knowing what to expect. I really just picked it up on a whim since it’s such a small book and I was curious to find out what it was all about. It’s the story of Maeve, who is a firewatcher on Coventry Cathedral the fateful night (November 14, 1940) when Coventry was bombed… Read more »

MAN BOOKER PRIZE | 2017 LONGLIST & MY TBR

  It’s that time of year again – Man Booker season! The longlist has been announced – and there are (surprisingly, given my current residence under a literary rock) some titles on the list I recognize, including my current read! Because I’ve been MIA in the book world for much of the past year and a half, I have a… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY – MARY ANN SHAFFER & ANNIE BARROWS

  I’ve had this book sitting on my shelf for… I don’t even know how long, but definitely years. And it’s not like I didn’t know it would be good. I’d been told. Several times, and by a few different people whose opinions of books I trust. So I have no idea why I waited so long to finally pick it… Read more »