All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr | A slow read and not quite worth the hype

All the light we cannot see

This book has literally been on my TBR for YEARS. Finally, after many days of overlooking it, I decided to pick it up. At last! Now my bookworm brain can stop niggling at me with that little feeling of guilt.

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All the light we cannot see

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Who Runs The World? by Virginia Bergin | An interesting concept but somewhat…lacking?

How glad was I when I managed to squeeze this one last book in at the end of April? VERY.

That little extra boost when you managed to get just one more book in before a wrap up is SO satisfying!

Anyway, that’s not the point. We’re here for a review.

Let’s dive right in!

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Let’s Talk: Changing as a reader | Who even am I?

Look at us all, growing up every day. Adjusting habits and tastes with every new thing that comes along. Without even realising, over a year or so we could become a completely different person…and yet still be ourselves.

And lately, I’ve been wondering if who I am as a reader – bookworm, nerdy girl, queen of pages, frolicker of fiction, whatever you want to call it – has changed.

So let’s talk:

Have you changed as a reader?

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A Room With A View by E.M. Forster | One of the loveliest books I’ve read in a long time

So this is a book that wriggled its way onto my TBR for April without me even realising. I was just suddenly hit with the overwhelming OH-MY-GOODNESS-I-NEED-TO-CONSUME-THIS-BOOK-RIGHT-NOW feeling.

So here we are!

Let’s dive right in!

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Favourite underrated characters | Some characters just aren’t appreciated enough

 

underrated characters

We all have our favourite characters. More often than not, they’re one of the main set. After all, we do read about them the most.

But there’s always the characters that aren’t-quite-a-main-but-are-very-much-there. Or the side-characters, if you will. And a lot of the time, these characters go unappreciated. All the limelight goes on the main few, and so everyone else is left out.

Well NOT TODAY.

Today, we’re shining a light on those underrated characters.

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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor |A wonderful story full of details that no other author could create

Strange the Dreamer

We have an exciting one today guys!

I’m pretty sure everyone has been fawning over photos of this book on twitter and instagram. I can’t blame them – 1. because I’m part of that crowd and 2. because this book has such a stunning cover.

But I was surprisingly sent an early copy of this book, so I have the pleasure of telling you guys whether this book is as gorgeous on the inside as it is on the outside. (Hint: look at the title of the post. Pretty big spoiler for the review there)

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Strange the Dreamer

Title: Strange the Dreamer

Author: Laini Taylor

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Series Status: The 1st in a duology

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Number of Pages:  544

Release Date:  28th March 2017

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Book Title Appreciation | Because some book titles just roll off the tongue in that nice way

title appreciation

It can’t just be me that really appreciates it when a book title is just SO GOOD.

Whether it’s one of those that catches your attention, or makes no sense, or just feels really good to say, there’s always those title that you just think “YES. I LIKE YOU.”

Or…at least there is for me.

So come on, let’s have some title appreciation!

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Discovering a book all over again when rereading and loving a second time…The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The Bone Season

It’s been a long time coming.

With the wait for The Song Rising – the 3rd book in this series – being so long, I knew I needed to reread this book and the second one. Admittedly, I should have started my rereads sooner, since I still need to read the 2nd book and the 3rd book is now released. But still. Here we are at last.

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Let’s dive into The Bone Season!

The Bone Season

Title: The Bone Season

Author: Samantha Shannon

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Series Status: The 1st book in the Bone Season series

Genre: Fantasy, Dystopia

Number of Pages:  560 (this edition includes a novella)

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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller | The art of loving a book while absolutely hating the title character

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Well here’s one I didn’t think I’d ever get round to reading until suddenly everybody started raving about it again and my interest was newly peaked.

I hardly knew what this was about going into it, so I didn’t really have any expectations. I was very intrigued to see how it went.

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Let’s dive into The Song of Achilles!

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Title: The Song of Achilles

Author: Madeline Miller

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Series Status: Standalone

Genre: LGBT, Retelling

Number of Pages:  352

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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini | An incredible, but brutally honest story that held my heart on the line throughout

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This book has been on my radar for a while now – all of Khaled Hosseini’s books have been – so when the lovely people at SocialBookCo contacted me through their review programme, asking if I would like to review this for them, of course, I said yes!

This is the 3rd book I’ve reviewed for them. This is basically a site that compares all the different prices of books from different retailers, showing you where you can buy each book for the cheapest price. And then there’s the reviewing side – If you join their programme, there are opportunities for you to be sent books for free in exchange for an honest review by a given date. So check it out if you’re interested!

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Let’s dive into A Thousand Splendid Suns!

(sounds a bit suicidal)

a-thousand-splendid-suns

Title: A Thousand Splendid Suns

Author: Khaled Hosseini

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Series Status: Standalone

Genre: Late Historical Fiction or Early Contemporary (it spans over many years)

Number of Pages:  372

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