Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag 2019

Unfortunately I have been so busy with work lately that I have been unable to post anything here on the blog. I thought it would be good to begin my return to blogging with this roundup post that I did at the same time last year. It’s good to look back at all the excellent books I have read this year so far and plan what I want to read for the rest of the year. I am excited to hopefully begin posting regularly again – I have a lot of reviews to write – as well as blog hopping and catching up with what everyone else has been reading.

1. Best Book You’ve Read This Year?

The top books I have read this year that I don’t mention elsewhere in this post are The Dry by Jane Harper (Full Review Here) and Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (Full Review Here). The Dry had everything I enjoy in a thriller with a gripping plot, unpredictable twists and gorgeous writing. Little Fires Everywhere was another favourite with excellent writing and complex characters that explored family and small-town life.

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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 »

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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