The Brightest Star | Book Review

【 THE BRIGHTEST STAR 】 ★★★ Slow and gentle, if a little unexciting. Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Emma HarcourtPublished: July 2022Publisher: Harlequin FictionPages: 386 (paperback) Thank you to Harlequin for a review copy. I am absolutely in love with the cover for this book – isn't it just the prettiest thing you've ever seen? I'm also … Continue reading The Brightest Star | Book Review

August Hopefuls | 2022

I'm taking a break at the moment from the usual TBRs I set myself with my TBR jar game that I run on my YouTube channel. I'm still battling with the feeling that I'm catching up, and so sticking to mood reading/reading ARCs until I feel I'm on top of things. My guess at this … Continue reading August Hopefuls | 2022

The Wearing of the Green | Book Review

【 THE WEARING OF THE GREEN 】 ★★★★ Gentle historical fiction about the goldrush era in Australia. Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Claire SaxbyPublished: April 2022Publisher: Walker BooksPages: 192 (paperback) Thanks to Walker Books for a copy of this for review. It's been a long time since I read middle grade historical fiction and I'd forgotten how … Continue reading The Wearing of the Green | Book Review

13 Sequels I Can’t Wait to Read

Each year, I add sequels to books I've read to a shelf I've created on Goodreads called 'sequels to buy'. Then, as a fun Christmas treat, I do one big, exciting haul at the end of the year and order in all the sequels I've flagged to buy. Cannot recommend this enough as an exciting … Continue reading 13 Sequels I Can’t Wait to Read

Robin Hood | Book Review

【 ROBIN HOOD 】 ★★★★★ This was a heartful and merry read. Genre: ClassicAuthor: Howard PylePublished: 1883Publisher: Barnes & Noble (this edition)Pages: 435 (leatherbound) I somehow never thought to consider what the original tale of Robin Hood would be like. I assume a children's story, like so many of Disney's adaptations are based on. And … Continue reading Robin Hood | Book Review

The Old Lie | Book Review

Challenging but powerful.

June Reading Wrap-Up | 2022

I had a really great reading month in June and I'm so pleased with myself. I read so many books and loved all of them. I've got some fun charts to share with you as well because I'm feeling particularly motivated to be statistical today. BOOKS READ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️ … Continue reading June Reading Wrap-Up | 2022

July New Releases | 2022

The second half of the year is here and with it, new releases! I've got my eye on a fair amount of sci-fi this month, which is exciting - and as always a lot of fantasy, historical fiction and general fiction. Bring it on! Titles I'm looking forward to: The Night ShipThe Tin Nose ShopDark … Continue reading July New Releases | 2022

Top 7 Reads of 2022 So Far

Can you believe we're halfway through 2022? It's crazy! This year has been a great year of reading for me, it's looking possible that I might hit 100 books in this year – which has been a dream of mine for YEARS! It would be so exciting to read that much. So I wanted to … Continue reading Top 7 Reads of 2022 So Far

Timekeeper | Book Review

【 TIMEKEEPER 】 book one in the Timekeeper series ★★★★ A fun take on the whimsy of clock towers. Genre: Young Adult, FantasyAuthor: Tara SimPublished: November 2016Publisher: Sky Pony PressPages: 414 (hardback) My favourite thing about this book was the quiet way magic was imbued in the story. This is all about a mechanic who … Continue reading Timekeeper | Book Review