Over the years, Fredrik Backman has built a reputation for writing books that perfectly captures the human condition, no matter the circumstances. Anxious People takes perhaps one of the most hilariously outrageous concepts and turns it into a breathtaking story of the messy nature of life. Set in a small Swedish town, Anxious People sets… Read More Book Review: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
So, you’ve just finished a book. Did it excite you? or was it disappointing? Did it lead to the dreaded reading slump? Sometimes, it’s hard to motivate yourself to read a book. Reading, for all its benefits, also requires a degree of concentration that, on some days, you can’t find. So, how do you go… Read More Discussion: How to Motivate Yourself to Read
The world seems like a strange place these days, and with the lockdown in full effect, now is the perfect time to catch up on your backlist of books. Fantasy might be an intimidating genre, but it’s one that makes the impossible seem possible. Whether you’re new to the genre, or a lifelong fan, there… Read More 10 Must-Read Fantasy Series
Audiobooks have definitely taken off in recent years. People have found audiobooks to be an incredibly immersive reading experience. It’s especially beneficial if you have poor eyesight or are embarking on a long journey. Audiobooks are also a brilliant way of encouraging non-readers to read as it provides an alternative option to read. However, I… Read More Discussion: Why I Haven’t Read an Audiobook.
In general, I am more of a fantasy reader than I am a contemporary one. I have to be in a very particular mood to read contemporaries and more often enough I get the urge to read contemporaries in the summer. That is because I find that the majority of contemporary books take place during… Read More Discussion: The Case for Winter Contemporaries
One question I often get asked by my family and friends is; why do you re-read a book? You already know what happens so why bother? I love to re-read books and this past month I’ve been re-reading a lot so I thought I’d break down some of the reasons why I love it so… Read More Discussion: The Benefits of Re-reading
In general, the book synopsis is the make or break moment for me when buying new books. However, I’m not going to lie and more often enough I do gravitate towards books that have awesome covers. Let’s be real. When you’re looking for a new book in a bookshop the book cover is the first thing we… Read More Bookish Pet Peeves: Book Covers
Lois vs The Love Triangle To me I’ve always found the love triangle to be the most overused trope in Young Adult fiction. Usually you find these in a series and it’s often used as a means of creating drama and as a plot device. I hate this trope. For me one of the most enjoyable aspects… Read More Bookish Pet Peeves: The Love Triangle