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General Fiction

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Enzo believes he is destined to be human. In reality, he’s a dog belonging to racing car driver, Denny. The Art of Racing in the Rain is the story of Enzo and Denny’s life together, and how their family is torn apart. I’m not sure…

5 Star, Fantasy

Other Words for Smoke

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. When the house…

Readathon

#Readathon Wrap-Up

Local time: 13:00 Hours spent reading: 14.5 Pages read since last update: 362 Total pages: 1067 Total books: 4 Books read: Other Words for Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin, Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol, Dry by Neal + Jarrod Shusterman + The One Hundred Nights…

Readathon

#Readathon: Hour Twenty

Local time: 08:30 Hours spent reading: 10.5 Pages read since last update: 261 Total pages: 705 Total books: 2 Books read: Other Words for Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin + Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol This readathon is soooo relaxed, I slept for half of…

Readathon

#Readathon: Hour Five

Local time: 17:30 Hours spent reading: 4.5 Pages read since last update: 444 Total pages: 444 Total books: 2 Books read: Other Words for Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin + Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol. Ahhh, big stretch! I finished Other Words for Smoke which…

Readathon

It’s #Readathon Weekend!

Local start time: 13:00 Total pages: 0 Total books: 0 Starting book: Other Words for Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin Limber up, it’s nearly time for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon to begin! I’m also doing the Magical Readathon this month so I’m hoping to include…

5 Star, Non-Fiction

War Doctor

From war zones to natural disasters, vascular surgeon David Nott has volunteered his time to treat the victims in some of the most dangerous places on Earth. His memoir covers just some of his life-long work and the challenges faced in Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Liberia,…

Fantasy

The True Queen

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. The True Queen…

Weekly Update

The Inevitable Fortnightly Update

All this lovely weather means I haven’t really been in the mood to sit indoors blogging. I have loads of reviews to write and this is another two week update. I’m sitting my O.W.L.s this month with the Magical Readathon and it’s also Dewey’s 24…

Readathon

Magical Readathon – O.W.L.s

It’s time to sit my O.W.L.s! The Magical Readathon is hosted by BookTuber Book Roast and runs for the month of April. I’m just going to try and get as many O.W.L.s as I can and work out a wizarding career path later. So I’ve…

5 Star, Historical Fiction

The Familiars

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. In 1612, young…

Science Fiction

Do You Dream of Terra-Two?

Terra-Two is humanity’s hope for the future. A new planet. A new chance at life. Ten specially selected astronauts will make the first journey and start the process of colonisation. It will take 23 years to get there, so six young adults are selected to…

Science Fiction

The Rosewater Insurrection

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. The Rosewater Insurrection…

Weekly Update

A Naked Giant and Other Stories…

IMWAYR is hosted by The Book Date. This is two weeks of round-up again… Last weekend we went camping in Dorset, the first time we’ve slept in the tent with Scully. Once she got her creature comforts (she’s a blankie fiend) she seemed to enjoy…

New Releases

On My Radar: April

So… many… books! As always, these are forthcoming releases that have struck my fancy and inclusion is not an endorsement, because I haven’t read them yet. In the interest of full disclosure, where I have received a free review copy, I have marked it as…

Fantasy

The Kingdom of Copper

The Kingdom of Copper is the sequel to The City of Brass and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous book. Nahri’s new life in Daevabad is far from easy. Now married to the emir, she must tread carefully around King Ghassan who…

Non-Fiction

The Salt Path

After losing their home and business, Raynor and Moth receive more bad news. Moth is diagnosed with CBD. There’s nothing they can do for him. When hiding out from the bailiffs, Raynor spots a guide to walking to South West Coastal Path. What if they…

General Fiction

The River

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. Best friends Jack…

Weekly Update

Sneezing Into Spring

IMWAYR is hosted by The Book Date. Apparently all this unseasonal weather has triggered the hayfever season early. Where I live there are a lot of birch trees and so there has been sneezing from me and Scully. Well, at least it means spring is…

Books In

February Book Haul!

February was a big month for new releases, so I had a lot of pre-orders come in and I also used up my Waterstones loyalty points on a few books. I don’t feel like I’m reading fast enough right now to justify this many new…

5 Star, Science Fiction

The Migration

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. Sophie’s little sister…

Fantasy

Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Black Leopard, Red Wolf is a meandering novel, weaving together many elements of African mythology. You may have seen it described as epic fantasy, but’s epic in the way The Odyssey is, and not like A Game of Thrones. Tracker starts the story with an…

New Releases

On My Radar: March

It’s time to share some of March’s releases! These are all books that have caught my attention based on the descriptions or authors. I’ve included early ebook releases (where the print issue will be published later) marked by an (e) but otherwise used the date…

5 Star, Young Adult

I Was Born For This

Angel is a superfan. Her life is all about The Ark, the band currently taking the world by storm. She is embarking on what will be the best week of her life, a meet and greet with her boys and socialising with others in her…

Young Adult

All the Lonely People

Kat’s whole life is online, so when she is targeted by trolls, she faces deleting her entire existence. Little does she know that feeling invisible to the world, is the first stage of the fade. Can she find a connection to stop her fading away…

Weekly Update

Is it nearly spring yet?

IMWAYR is hosted by The Book Date. The weather over the last week has been miserable, so wet, windy and gloomy. Roll on spring! It’s nice that there are signs of life emerging now, snowdrops, daffodils and crocus have been sighted and the trees have…

General Fiction, Literary

We Cast a Shadow

Set in a near future America, We Cast a Shadow explores what happens when a country accepts institutionalised racism, when even the black people accept it. The unnamed narrator thinks the worst thing his son can be is black, that he will succeed if only…

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