Top Ten Tuesday: School Freebie

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s prompt is school freebie, a topic to tieContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: School Freebie”

Book Review: Fight Night by Miriam Toews

Publisher: Faber and FaberFormat: ebookRelease Date: March 8th, 2022Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars I haven’t read anything by Toews until Fight Night, but this book has definitely made me more interested in reading more from her. Swiv, nine-years-old and living in Toronto, is tasked by her grandmother to write to Swiv’s absent father. In Swiv’s voice,Continue reading “Book Review: Fight Night by Miriam Toews”

Book Review: #TheLeftoverBride by Elodie Nowodazkij

Format: DigitalRelease Date: September 14th, 2021 Rating: 5/5 Stars Wedding dress designed Sorcha O’Conner didn’t expect to go viral, but thanks to her fiancé stranding her at the altar, she’s become #TheLeftoverBride. That and a series of other unfortunate events have convinced the public her dresses are cursed. To focus on something else, she createsContinue reading “Book Review: #TheLeftoverBride by Elodie Nowodazkij”

Book Review: The Lost Language of Crazy – Pamela L. Laskin

Publisher: Atmosphere PressFormat: MOBIRelease Date: November 2nd, 2021 Rating: 2/5 Stars Thank you to Atmosphere Press for providing me with a copy of this book via NetGalley. All views remain my own. I was really keen to check this book out, especially after seeing the premise. There are a lot of themes just mentioned inContinue reading “Book Review: The Lost Language of Crazy – Pamela L. Laskin”

Book Review: The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo

Publisher: Egmont BooksFormat: MOBIRelease Date: May 3rd, 2018 Rating: 5/5 Stars I read this book in 24 hours. I absolutely devoured this, and that’s not something I would normally do. This book is all about voice, and Xiomara’s voice is truly and utterly, fully bought to life here in a really unique way. I’m justContinue reading “Book Review: The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo”

WriteReads Blog Tour: Instructions for Dancing – Nicola Yoon

Blurb #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star Nicola Yoon is back with a new and utterly unique romance. Evie is disillusioned about love ever since her dad left her mum for another woman – she’s even throwing out her beloved romance novel collection. When she’s given a copy of a bookContinue reading “WriteReads Blog Tour: Instructions for Dancing – Nicola Yoon”

Book Review: Concrete Rose – Angie Thomas

Publisher: Walker BooksFormat: PaperbackRelease Date: January 12th, 2021 Rating: 5/5 Stars On the Come Up Review Is three books too early to call an author one of the greatest of their generation? Because after Concrete Rose, I really think Angie Thomas is. And she’s apparently working on a Fantasy novel, which has made me soContinue reading “Book Review: Concrete Rose – Angie Thomas”

The Black Kids – Christina Hammonds Reed [Books]

Genre: YA – Historical/Contemporary Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s UK Rating:  As the end of high school nears, Ashley and her friends spend more time away from school than in it. Though Ashley is all too aware of the differences between her and her white friends, of the need to ‘be better’, she doesn’t pay muchContinue reading “The Black Kids – Christina Hammonds Reed [Books]”