Review: Floored by Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson, Eleanor Wood

Floored

Title: Floored
Author: Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson, Eleanor Wood
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
Publication Date: 12th July 2018
Pages: 320
Genres: YAContemporary

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

View on Goodreads

*I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I was really looking forward to this as it is written by some of my favourite YA authors including Holly Bourne, Non Pratt and Sara Barnard and tells the stories of a diverse set of characters, however it unfortunately missed the mark for me and was a disappointing read.

Read More »

Advertisements

Top Ten Tuesday: Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

I am back taking part in the Top Ten Tuesday tag this week, created by The Broke and the Bookish and now run by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week the topic is ‘Longest Books I’ve Ever Read’. Most of the books in my top ten are from the Game of Thrones or Harry Potter series, so to keep things more interesting I have only included one book from each series. Some of these, like Gone Girl and The Other Boleyn Girl, I was really surprised to see on the list as I often don’t notice a book is lengthy on my kindle if I read it really quickly. However, some of them like The Bone Clocks I remember dragging on and struggling to finish. Read More »

September Reading Wrap-Up 2018

September was not a great reading month but it was an excellent month for me personally. I moved back to the UK and into a lovely flat with my boyfriend. I have spent the last few weeks settling in and heading to IKEA to buy all the BILLY bookcases! I also had my birthday in September so there were definitely many opportunities for celebrating this month! Unfortunately, that means there was not much time for reading but I can feel the long, dark, chilly evenings just on the horizon which should lead to lots of cosy evenings in with a book.

Read More »

Review: In Order To Live by Yeonmi Park

InOrderToLive

Title: In Order To Live
Author: Yeonmi Park
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: 25th September 2015
Pages: 273
Genres: Non-FictionAutobiographyMemoir

Rating: ★★★★★

View on Goodreads

 

I highly recommend this harrowing tale from Yeonmi Park who is a North Korean defector. The book was difficult to read in parts due to the terrible things described but it was definitely inspiring.

Read More »

Top Ten Tuesday: Books By My Favourite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read

I am taking part in the Top Ten Tuesday tag again this week, created by The Broke and the Bookish and now run by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week the topic is ‘Books By My Favourite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read
‘. I easily came up with books for this list as I have so many authors that are on my go-to list when new books come out. However, I never have time to get to them straight away an then they disappear down my TBR. This week I am highlighting some books by authors I love that I really want to read soon.Read More »