Saturday, 13 October 2018

Broken Things // brilliantly plotted and a mesmerizing read

Broken Things is a gorgeously dark tale of friendship and mystery. It's beautiful writing and magnificent structure causes the boundaries between reality and fiction to blur, creating a charmingly haunted atmosphere that had me hanging on to every word.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Big Books That You Can Speed Through Effortlessly

Big books can be incredibly intimidating. They demand a little more time and dedication, and it doesn't always pay off. I have read a lot of books over the past few years that I've had to spend a little while to get through - The Book Thief, Cloud Atlas, Jane Eyre, and Middlesex to name a few. And while I ended up adoring those books and found the extra dedication worth it, sometimes I just want to speed through a big book effortlessly.

Friday, 5 October 2018

Quarterly Wrap-Up // July-September 2018

This has been a great summer for me, filled with spending time with friends, binge-watching Voltron (as per usual), family holidays, and going to lots of bookish events. But I'm excited to be getting back to my final year of university in October.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

A Very Large Expanse of Sea // painful, hopeful, and beautiful

This book was powerful. So powerful that it has taken me almost a week to collect my thoughts properly. I just loved it that much, and scared, too, that I wouldn't do it justice. But anyone who reads it will see how personal a story this is, and will be struck by the raw emotion in every page.

Sunday, 30 September 2018

What If It's Us // too adorable for words

I don't think I've read anything so freaking adorable in my life. This was honestly more cuteness that my heart was prepared to handle. I knew I was right to be excited by an Albertalli-Silvera collaboration, but What If It's Us was everything I could have wanted and more.