Books of the Year, Fiction, Non-fiction, Rated 5/5

My 2018 Books of the Year

I can't believe it is already time to write my yearly wrap up!! I love looking back through all the books I've enjoyed this year but it IS always tricky to pick favourites. To make things a little easier I have a rated 5/5 category to handily group together the books I've loved (and it's… Continue reading My 2018 Books of the Year

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Fantasy, Fiction, Rated 5/5

Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Published by Bloomsbury 19th April 2018 / 352 pages Opening sentence: "When I was born, the name for what I was did not exist." This is Madeline Miller's version of the life of the Ancient Greek Goddess, Circe. According to (some) Greek legends, Circe was the daughter of the sun god Helios and the ocean… Continue reading Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

audiobook, Fiction, Mystery

Review: A Keeper by Graham Norton

Audiobook narrated by Graham Norton / Running time: 7 hours 45 mins / Published by Hodder & Stoughton October 2018 Opening sentence: "He longed for silence, the roar of the wind churned with the rasping rhythm of the waves and filled his head." I was sad when this book was over! Listening to it on audiobook… Continue reading Review: A Keeper by Graham Norton

Monthly Review

November Wrap Up / December TBR

Happy December! Yep, 2018 is nearly over, is that a good or a bad thing? Not sure! This month I've reviewed: The Golden Orphans by Gary Raymond The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley The Importance of Being Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory My Thoughts Exactly by Lily… Continue reading November Wrap Up / December TBR

Biography, Non-fiction

Review: My Thoughts Exactly by Lily Allen

Published by Blink Publishing 2018 / 343 pages Opening sentence: "First, a few facts." I don't read that many celebrity biographies and only reserved this at the library on a whim as the few parts from it that had been talked about in the press had piqued my interest. Even as I opened it and… Continue reading Review: My Thoughts Exactly by Lily Allen

audiobook, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Review: The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory

Audiobook narrated by Yolanda Kettle / Running time: 21 hrs 11 mins / Published by HarperCollins 2018 This is my third Philippa Gregory audiobook taking me through the turbulent Tudor times. After listening to the stories of Henry VIII wives, The Queen's Fool moves onto the era of his children: Edward VI's short reign, Mary's… Continue reading Review: The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory

Book Thoughts

Opinion: DNF

DNF: Did Not Finish. Three words I never like to say about my reading choices. I can be quite selective when deciding on a book, which means that those three little letters weren't really a reality for me. BUT a few recent dreary reads (some I couldn't even be bothered to review) have made me… Continue reading Opinion: DNF