Cutest Halloween Read: Pumpkinheads

I just want to live this book. Name: Pumpkinheads Author: Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks Published: 2019 Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends. Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world (not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in theContinue reading “Cutest Halloween Read: Pumpkinheads”

You Must Read ‘I Wish You All the Best’

Name: I Wish You All the Best Author: Mason Deaver Published: 2019 When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they’re thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas, whom Ben has never even met. Struggling with an anxiety disorderContinue reading “You Must Read ‘I Wish You All the Best’”

Reviewing ‘Clap When You (don’t) Land’

I wanted to love this. Name: Clap When You Land Author: Elizabeth Acevedo Published: 2020 Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people… InContinue reading “Reviewing ‘Clap When You (don’t) Land’”

Top Ten Tuesday: Predicting Plots Of Books On My TBR

Hey everyone! This week’s prompt was a cover freebie, so I figured I’d try and tackle something I know I do every time I buy a new book! The tag was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl. If you’ve given it a go,Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Predicting Plots Of Books On My TBR”

The End Of An Era: Death Sets Sail

Robin Stevens is MEAN. Name: Death Sets Sail Author: Robin Stevens Published: 2020 Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are in Egypt, where they are taking a cruise along the Nile. They are hoping to see some ancient temples and a mummy or two; what they get, instead, is murder.  Also travelling on the SS Hatshepsut is aContinue reading “The End Of An Era: Death Sets Sail”

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Name: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz Published: 2012 A book hasn’t left me this… shook up in a long time. Dante can swim. Ari can’t. Dante is articulate and self-assured. Ari has a hard time with words and suffers from self-doubt. Dante gets lost in poetry andContinue reading “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe”

One Time the Film Was Better than the Book (Yes I said It)

The book is always better than the film, right? That’s a rule I almost always live by. But there are some exceptions (I binged the Netflix version of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events during lockdown, and I hate to admit I preferred it to the books. At least in this, Snicket’s lengthy explanationsContinue reading “One Time the Film Was Better than the Book (Yes I said It)”

King of Scars

Name: King Of Scars Author: Leigh Bardugo Published: 2019 Face your demons . . . or feed them. Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war – and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at hisContinue reading “King of Scars”

Leah On The Offbeat vs What If Its Us

Hey everyone! So, I read both of these books recently (although not that recently. My to – review pile is massive) and as they’re of a similar genre, I thought I’d pit them against each other: Leah On the Offbeat When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat- but real life isn’tContinue reading “Leah On The Offbeat vs What If Its Us”

The Tattooist Of Auschwitz

Name: The Tattooist Of Auschwitz Author: Heather Morris Published: 2018  I tattooed a number on her arm. She tattooed her name on my heart. In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival – scratching numbers into his fellow victims’ arms in indelible ink toContinue reading “The Tattooist Of Auschwitz”