One Day by David Nicholls book review

One Day by David Nicholls book review

Book reviews, Contemporary Fiction, Romance
Sometimes a book comes along that really stays with you for a long time after you’ve finished reading it. For me most recently One Day was that book. It may well be the best love story that I’ve ever read, featuring a beautifully difficult, honest and brutal portrayal of two people who never really know each other’s worth and yet forever want to be with one another. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. You may well have already heard of One Day as it’s really big on Netflix at the moment.…
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The List of Suspicious Things by Jennie Godfrey book review

The List of Suspicious Things by Jennie Godfrey book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction, Mystery
The List of Suspicious Things was one of the first and most recommended books when I asked my Twitter followers which book I should read in 2024. Therefore, considering it wasn't even out yet and these were opinions just based on those who had read the proof and it wasn't even released to the majority of the public yet. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. The List of Suspicious Things tells the story of young Miv and her friend Sharon as they attempt to find out who the Yorkshire Ripper…
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Golden Son by Pierce Brown book review

Golden Son by Pierce Brown book review

Book reviews, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Golden Son is the second book in the Red Rising series which tells the story of a young man who belongs to the "Reds" who are the lowest tier of society and his attempts to infiltrate the "Golds" (the top) to then try and overthrow them. If you haven't yet read by review of Red Rising, make sure you read my review of that and then you can continue reading below as I don't want to spoil anything. After the events of the first book, I was hyped, I was pumped and ready for the sequel to take things to another level. I'd heard Golden Son was far superior and when the series was taken to another level. However, I just don't know if I could agree with this. Note…
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White Nights by Fyodor Dostoevsky book review

White Nights by Fyodor Dostoevsky book review

Book reviews, Classics, Romance
White Nights is a book that I instantly bought after seeing Jack Edwards (of Booktube fame) say that he'd seen a tweet that said you don't know love until you've read White Nights by Fyodor Dostoevsky. I'm not the biggest romantic and find it hard when romance is written poorly to get involved. But did White Nights do enough to convince me that it really is the ultimate book about love? Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. Fyodor Dostoevsky is the author of famed Crime and Punishment among many other very…
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Of Darkness and Light by Ryan Cahill book review

Of Darkness and Light by Ryan Cahill book review

Book reviews
Of Darkness and Light is the second book in the Bound and Broken fantasy series by Ryan Cahill. It continues our story after a really impressive debut in Of Blood and Fire with Calen, our main protagonist taking on his new as leader. As well as Calen's story, we look at how the world is also developing through the eyes of his sister Ella and his old friend Rist among others. Please note that his article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of these products. When writing a sequel to your debut indie-published fantasy book, what do you need…
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Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen book review

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen book review

Book reviews, Memoir, Nonfiction
Girl Interrupted is a memoir by American author Susanna Kaysen of her time when she suffered with depression and was sent to a psychiatric unit with other women during the 1960s. It's an interesting reminder of how far we have come with the support for mental health. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. I'll be honest, I didn't know this was a memoir going into and I still didn't even know when I finished it. That's the deal with some of these memoirs, they're often written with such detail that…
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River East, River West by Aube Rey Lescure book review

River East, River West by Aube Rey Lescure book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction
River East, River West is a book that was kindly sent to me by the PR team behind the book itself. It's a fascinating book that covers tells the story of two separate people who end up being a huge part of each other's lives. Both have struggles, both have hopes and both are more like than either of them wishes to admit. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. River East, River West tells the stories of Alva and Lu Fang. Ala's story is told in Shanghai, 2007 and tells of…
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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman book review

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman book review

Book reviews, Contemporary Fiction
I think I'm quite some years behind on the Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine hype but it still felt like a read that was incredibly relevant and, if I had to guess, started off a trend of first-person quirky women narrators. Since then we've had quite a few first-person contemporary narratives that feature a lot of dark humour. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine follows an important few months in the life of Eleanor Oliphant. Eleanor clearly has some mild autism and thus struggles with a…
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The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn book review

The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction
The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn is the first book in my list of 12 books recommended to me by my followers on social media. It's a book that manages to weave the stories of three children who grew up pre-war in a slightly mixed family and who find safety and comfort in theatre, specifically a theatre they created themselves called the Whalebone Theatre. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. The Whalebone Theatre is told mostly through the narrative of our main heroine Cristabel Seagrave, however, there are chapters told from…
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Red Rising by Pierce Brown book review

Red Rising by Pierce Brown book review

Book reviews, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
I'd heard a lot about Red Rising on my social channels, especially on my TikTok where my algorithm has quickly ventured towards people giving me their best fantasy reads of 2023. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. It's received a lot of fans, with a strong note that the sequel Golden Son takes the series to a whole new level, so even if you weren't the biggest fan of Red Rising, you should definitely keep reading. Well, I was a huge fan of Red Rising - in fact, I tried…
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