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Month: March 2018

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A Wrinkle in Time

From what I can gather, A Wrinkle in Time is a much beloved children’s classic in America. I personally hadn’t even heard of it before I started reading Book Riot posts. With a few challenge prompts requiring me to read a children’s classic, it was…

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British Bookish Subscription Boxes

Have you been thinking about trying our a bookish subscription box? Fortunately there are a load more options in UK than there used to be, meaning shipping costs won’t break the bank. Here are the four I’ve tried so far. Illumicrate Frequency: Quarterly Price: Β£29.99…

5 Star, Science Fiction

Obsidio

Obsidio is the final instalment in the Illuminae Files trilogy and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous books. Well the Illuminae Files have been quite a treat, I don’t know why I took so long to start but I have now devoured…

List, Top Ten

Top Ten: Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. I wonder if I went back through all my Top Ten TBR posts, how many of those books I’ve actually got round to reading. I guess that’s a different blog post! These ten books are…

Non-Fiction

Born a Crime

One of the Read Harder prompts I was most dreading was celebrity memoir. Just because I like someone’s acting or singing, does not mean I want to read their life story. However, I bought Born a Crime last year without realising who Trevor Noah was…

General Fiction, Literary

Sal

13-year-old Sal has been planning their escape for a year. Sexually abused by her mother’s boyfriend, she needs to stop the same happening to her younger sister Peppa. After taking care of Robert, Sal and Peppa go on the run, living in the Galloway Forest,…

5 Star, Fantasy

The Stone Sky

The Stone Sky is the final book in the Broken Earth trilogy and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous books. Yet because you are essential, you cannot be permitted to have a choice in the matter. You must be tools – and…

Historical Fiction

River of Teeth

When I heard that River of Teeth was a western with hippos, I knew I had to read it. It’s set in an alternate history where hippos were introduced to America as an alternate meat source. Apparently, this was an actual thing that the US…