Top Ten Tuesday: Page-To-Screen Adaptations

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 based on “page-to-screen” so  I have decided to focus on some of my favourite book-to-movie/TV adaptations. I have decided not to include the most obvious adaptations such as Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings (which I do love too) but feature instead some less well-known adaptations.Read More »

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Review: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

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Title: Exit West
Author: Mohsin Hamid
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Publication Date: 2nd March 2017
Pages: 229
Genres: Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction

Rating: ★★★★☆

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Exit West was a very interesting story about love and war and relationships that was quietly brilliant.

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Review: Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman

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Title: Summer Bird Blue
Author: Akemi Dawn Bowman
Publisher: Ink Road
Publication Date: 4th April 2019
Pages: 384
Genres: YA, Contemporary, LGBT

Rating: ★★★★☆

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

I was a big fan of Akemi Dawn Bowman’s YA debut, Starfish, which I was lucky enough to review an ARC of last year. So I was excited to also be offered an ARC of her latest novel, Summer Bird Blue which I think was another excellent read which dealt with the sensitive topic of grief in a heartbreaking but beautiful way.

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Review: Almost Love by Louise O’Neill

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Title: Almost Love
Author: Louise O’Neill
Publisher: Quercus
Publication Date: 1st March 2018
Pages: 314
Genres: Adult Fiction, Contemporary

Rating: ★★★★☆

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

Louise O’Neill’s first adult novel, Almost Love, was an accurate depiction of the obsessive feelings that can easily be mistaken for love in a toxic relationship. The writing was incredibly gripping and the story was relatable and heartbreaking.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Rainy Day Reads

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 ‘Rainy Day Reads’. This topic makes me think of books that you would like to curl up with in the warm and dry when it is raining inside. A book that will make you feel warm and cosy and that you can fly through in one sitting. Going along with this theme these are the top ten books I have read that I would reach for on a rainy day I could exclusively spend reading. Read More »