Books & Writing

The books I read in 2018.

In 2018 I read 51 books, after pledging to read 50 in my Goodreads challenge. I’ve seen a few other book bloggers do some analysis of figures of their reading lists and I thought I’d take a look at my own list and crunch the numbers. If you’re a numbers person, this one’s for you.

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Books & Writing, Life

9 things I learned starting my own book club.

Somewhere in a kitchen in Neukölln, Berlin, a bunch of expats gathered around a table for the launch event of my new book club. I’ve been wanting to start a book club for ages (years, maybe). Socialising with books! Talking about books! Drinking and books! These are all my favourite things. So I gathered a […]

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Books & Writing

Book Review: Hag-Seed

“None of them was willing to be a girl,” he said. “You can see why not.” “I know, right? I don’t blame them,” she said with a hard edge to her voice. “Being a girl is the pits, trust me.”

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Books & Writing

January Book Wrap Up.

January is definitely the Monday of the year – one long, cold, dreary Monday. This January has been particularly bleak because of personal reasons, but the one advantage to being newly single is I have more time for reading and writing (scraping for positives, here). This month I made an effort to read more Young […]

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Books & Writing

Book Review: White Tears

“Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of radio, believed that sound waves never completely die away, that they persist, fainter and fainter, masked by the day-to-day noise of the world. Marconi thought that if he could only invent a microphone powerful enough, he would be able to listen to ancient times.”

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Book Review: Carry On

“You have to pretend you get an endgame. You have to carry on like you will; otherwise, you can’t carry on at all.” Rainbow Rowell has the ability to write a seemingly fluffy, humourous teen drama and then floor you with staggering, heart wrenching lines. Her characters start as two-dimensional cut-outs (the brawny lead, the […]

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Books & Writing, Life

Books for break ups.

As the title may suggest, I am currently going through a break up. Currently I’m in a very angry (at the world, at myself, but mostly at him) state of mind. So I thought I’d write up a list of novels to read if you’re just angry at the world or men (girl, aren’t we all?) […]

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Books & Writing

Book Review: The Power

Why did it take me so long to read this book? I actually started reading it months ago and then put it down because I couldn’t get into it. And why?! It was such a brilliant, exciting novel, that started with a bang and kept me interested the whole way through. I loved and rooted […]

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Books & Writing

My favourite books of 2017.

Here’s a glimpse into my favourite books that I read in 2017, in no particular order. I tend to read contemporary literature and literary fiction, with the occasional divergence into young adult fiction or romantic fiction. Wander on…

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Books & Writing

My new novel, Ruthless.

I’m writing a new book! This one’s been in the works for a while, and I’m super excited about it. Hopefully sharing it will help me to continue writing it, the same way sharing my novel, Reprise, pushed me to finish it. Want to read an excerpt?

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