Top Ten Books on my Summer 2022 To-Read List

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 should be fun! There’s quite a few books I’mContinue reading “Top Ten Books on my Summer 2022 To-Read List”

That Dreaded TBR #37

Another instalment of “Elle really needs to get the number on her Want to Read down”. Did you know Goodreads shelves get super buggy when you have too many books? Yeah, a long time ago, when I used to regularly check the recommendations because they were actually really good, I found something interesting: a bookContinue reading “That Dreaded TBR #37”

Book Tag: Animal Crossing

I haven’t actually played Animal Crossing (whoops) but it looks cute and I know loads of folks have so much fun with this game. I feel like I picked up a lot just from seeing people talk about it back in 2020! But this tag looked like a lot of fun too, and I figuredContinue reading “Book Tag: Animal Crossing”

About Esbat: A Bookish Podcast

For anyone who may not have seen it, I have a new project! Along with my good friend Regi (one of the Divination Hollow contributors), I host Esbat: A Bookish Podcast. So far we have four episodes out (including the introduction episode) and release every two weeks. We’re really enjoying ourselves with this so far,Continue reading “About Esbat: A Bookish Podcast”

Book Review: Gallant by V.E. Schwab

Publisher: Titan BooksFormat: PaperbackRelease Date: March 8th, 2022Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars I don’t think I’ve come across a Schwab book yet that I haven’t really enjoyed. Not to mention she skirts various genres really well, in this particular instance blending elements of fantasy and horror to give us the Gothic tale of Gallant. Olivia PriorContinue reading “Book Review: Gallant by V.E. Schwab”

The WriteReads Blog Tour: Dread Wood by Jennifer Killick

About the Book Genre: MG HorrorLength: 304 PagesPublished: 31th March 2022Amazon / Goodreads Turn the lights on. Lock the door. Things are about to get SERIOUSLY SCARY! The brand new must-read middle-grade novel from the author of super-spooky Crater Lake. Perfect for 9+ fans of R.L.Stine’s Goosebumps It’s basically the worst school detention ever. WhenContinue reading “The WriteReads Blog Tour: Dread Wood by Jennifer Killick”

Topic: 5* Vampire Books

I love vampire books. Of all different types, whether the vampires are good or bad guys, whether the book is Horror or Paranormal Romance or some blended combination of genres. Vampires were one of my true horror loves, and something about them draws me in even now. So with that, I thought it’d be funContinue reading “Topic: 5* Vampire Books”

That Dreaded TBR #26

More of this today, while I’m also working on getting more reviews up for you all and finishing off reviews from books I read in 2020. One thing I’m hoping to do this year is make a start on some of the oldest books on my Want to Read that I’ve kept on, so fingersContinue reading “That Dreaded TBR #26”

Topic: 5 Star Anthologies

I love anthologies. They’re a great way of exploring a particular genre and theme, as well as discovering new authors or just reading a little more from favourite authors. I’m always on the look out for some good anthologies, but today I thought I’d highlight a few of my favourites from recent years. Black RainbowContinue reading “Topic: 5 Star Anthologies”

Blogtober Day 17: What Makes Good Horror?

Horror is a tricky beast, even at the best of times. It’s hard to get right. And when it goes wrong, it can go so very wrong. But what does make a good Horror book? What is it – to me, anyway – that keeps me hooked into the genre, and what makes my heartContinue reading “Blogtober Day 17: What Makes Good Horror?”