July Round-Up – The Books I Read In July 2016

July was a busy month on the blog with twelve posts including eight book reviews: The Fireman by Joe Hill (Gollianz) – My first read of the month told the story of Harper, a woman who is desperate to give birth to her child before she is killed by Dragonscale – a terrible disease that … Continue reading July Round-Up – The Books I Read In July 2016


The Muse by Jessie Burton

The Muse was undoubtedly one of my most anticipated novels for this year having been a big fan of Jessie Burton’s debut novel, The Miniaturist. It is a well known phrase that ‘a picture hides a thousand words’ and through The Muse Jessie Burton has proved that to be true... ‘It’s just – it feels … Continue reading The Muse by Jessie Burton

The Gap Of Time by Jeanette Winterson

The Gap Of Time by Jeanette Winterson is one of the books from the Hogarth Shakespeare project in which some of Shakespeare’s works are retold by acclaimed, bestselling novelists. The aim of this project is to continue to introduce the work of Shakespeare to new audiences and to retell the classic stories with a contemporary … Continue reading The Gap Of Time by Jeanette Winterson

Blog Tour – Sandlands by Rosy Thornton -Extract

Earlier this month I read Sandlands, a new collection of short stories by Rosy Thornton. I really enjoyed this collection (you can read my review here) which was inspired by the wildlife and landscape of Suffolk. I was pleased to get the opportunity to take part in the blog tour for Sandlands and am delighted … Continue reading Blog Tour – Sandlands by Rosy Thornton -Extract

Blackout by Ragnar Jonasson

I was very excited to receive a copy of Blackout, the third book in Ragnar Jonasson’s Dark Iceland series which is translated by Quentin Bates. I read and loved the two previous books in the series, Snowblind and Nightblind (review here). The events of this third installment take place in-between those in Snowblind and Nightblind, … Continue reading Blackout by Ragnar Jonasson

Blog Tour – Beatriz Williams Q&A

  Last month I read and loved Beatriz Williams' latest novel, A Certain Age so was delighted to be able to ask Beatriz some questions as part of the blog tour! Hello Beatriz, thank you very much for taking the time to answer some of my questions. First of all, could you tell us a … Continue reading Blog Tour – Beatriz Williams Q&A

This Savage Song by V.E.Schwab

I was excited to receive a copy of This Savage Song as part of the June Nerdy Bookworm Box last month. V.E. Schwab is an author I had heard a lot about and who I’ve been meaning to read for a while. This Savage Song is the first book in the Monsters of Verity series. … Continue reading This Savage Song by V.E.Schwab