An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green | Book Review

I've been a fan of John and Hank for many years. After having read all of John's books, I've come to love his writing style, and I was eagerly anticipating An Absolutely Remarkable Thing book to see what sort of writing style Hank would have. And it's safe to say I love it. The story …

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I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman | Book Review

I Was Born for This is Alice Oseman's 3rd novel, and oh man, her books just keep getting better and better. I was so excited to pick this book up, having watched Alice's youtube series called The Book 3 diaries. This depicted the very start of the planning process, writing, spiralling, editing, and finally publishing. …

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Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard | Book Review

Sara Barnard has quickly become one of my favourite authors – I’ve read both of her past YA books (Beautiful Broken Things, and A Quiet Kind of Thunder), and absolutely loved them. Her ability to create such complex and real characters is unique, and I was bouncing up and down to finally get to read her …

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Secrets for the mad by dodie | Not Your Regular Paperback

This is the start of a new series on my blog called Not Your Regular Paperback *party poppers* I’ve been thinking of starting this since last year (couldn’t resist sorry not sorry). My aim with this series is to challenge myself to read books I usually wouldn’t pick up. In particular, I am going to …

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History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera | Book Review

I had seen this book buzzing around on Twitter constantly over the past month, and rightly so; it’s bloody excellent. It’s been a good two weeks since I finished History is All You Left Me, and I’m still thinking about it. Adam Silvera’s writing is beautiful and intricately clever allowing us to delve head first …

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Romance Is Literature Too: Who’s That Girl by Mhairi McFarlane | Book Review

‘You know, I could get offended,’ Elliot said. ‘I thought you’d want to share yourself around!’ Edie said. ‘What am I, fucking hummus?!’ I’ve recently graduated from UoR, where I studied English literature and Language. Whilst there, I definitely got a certain vibe from particular lecturers,  that some books just weren’t good enough to be …

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