It turns out that my TBR for August wasn't as overly ambitious as I thought it would be. In September, however, I'm starting a new job so all bets are off as to how much 'fun' reading I will actually manage to get done. With this in mind, I'm going to temper my expectations a little bit... (but not too much, eh, because where would the fun in that be?)
The digest: a very good example of accessible but multilayered and interesting historical fiction. It's informative, entertaining, and heart-wrenching stuff. Not for those with particularly weak stomachs.
Taking a look at what Goodreads says that I finished in July, I was actually quite productive (reading-wise, at least!). Let's have a look at what I read and what my thoughts are. I'm always trying out new formats, so this will be a quite short post with the books listed in order of completion… Continue reading Book Chat: July 2020 Wrap Up
The digest: another absolutely phenomenal MG novel from Catherine Doyle. The characters are better developed, the worldbuilding deeper, and the stakes higher. If you enjoy innovative magic systems and kids facing off against a mythologyical Big Bad then you should be reading this series.
In this post I'll be talking about the things that I read in June 2020. If you want to see what I had planned to read (and there are a fair few discepencies, I really am a mood reader!) please check out my June 2020 TBR here. The below list starts with the books that… Continue reading June 2020 Wrap Up
320 pages / Bloomsbury Children's Books / Middle Grade, Childrens, Fantasy The digest: this is simply one of the best MG books that I have ever read, including those I read when I was at the 'right' age to be reading these about 15-ish years ago. Keeping in mind the fact that it is the… Continue reading Review: The Storm Keeper’s Island – Catherine Doyle
The weather so far in June hasn't beed amazing up here in NW England, which is fine by me as it means more time inside reading. Here's a quick breakdown of what I plan on reading (though knowing me I'll very likely swap out a couple of options here and there). Let me know what… Continue reading June 2020 TBR
The digest: some of the best magical realism awaits you in Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane - a novel which follows a grieving man's exploration of a childhood he had forgotten.With simply amazing worldbuilding and storytelling, this novel is one that I think everyone should read.
Here's a rather optimistic (if loosely-planned) TBR for OCtober 2019. Please point me toward your own TBRs for this month - I've been slacking a bit on the blogging
352 pages | Corsair | Read by Heath Miller for HighBridge Company| Science Fiction, Space Opera, Humour, SFF I read this as part of 2019's Space Opera September Readathon (TBR here). The digest: Space Opera is a rather perplexing novel which sometimes reads more like an encyclopaedia than a fiction story. This is sometimes good, sometimes bad, but overall… Continue reading Review: Space Opera (Space Opera #1) – Catherynne M. Valente