I’m a Slytherin. If nothing else, remember that while reading this, OK? And by “Slytherin” I mean all-out dark mark admiring, Potions Master adoring, dingy dungeon type Slytherin.
I have been known to utter the words “Voldemort is bae.” Continue reading “Why I relate to the dementors on some level”
A book about two young people getting married as a means of escape. Yes. Yes it is.
And let me tell you now: it’s pretty darn glorious. Continue reading “That review thing: ‘And Then We Ran’ by Katy Cannon”
I ❤ Japan.
Ok, so I’ve never been so I cannot know for sure. But I love what I’ve seen and heard about it, and one day (hopefully sooner rather than later) I will go there. So this ingrained adoration of Japan, and especially Tokyo, was what drew me to this book. Was it everything I hoped for? Continue reading “Review: Seven Days of You by Cecelia Vinesse”
What the hell, ‘Villette’? I trusted you. You were written by the woman who penned my all-time fave Classic.
People said you were the best of the Brontes. Those people are liars. Continue reading “Villette deserves the DNF I gave it”
I wanted to get this review out sooner. But you know how life goes. It likes to wrap you in a web of crap and stamp on any plans you might have had.
That said, I’m here now. Look at me mum, I’m doing it! No hands!
Obviously lies because I’m not typing this with my face. Continue reading “Reviewing Ariadnis by Josh Martin”
Soz about the slang. It’s getting worse. I just don’t fight it anymore. It’s just part of me. Enjoy.
ANYWAY! I requested ‘Following Ophelia’ after my friend Sophie spotted it on NetGalley (and I know at this point you’re probably think can this girl do anything without her friend Sophie’s suggestion? Short answer.. No.) Continue reading “Review and stuff: Following Ophelia by Sophia Bennett”
I listened to this book as audio because I’ve been really struggling to get enough reading in lately. And audio books have been keeping me going at work. Hitting two birds with one stone and all that jazz!
Ahh, Lord of the Flies. I literally had no preconceptions about this book other than I knew it was often on the school curriculum and it had something to do with boys on a beach. Continue reading “Lord of the Flies by William Golding made me fall asleep?”
This was both an easy and difficult review to write. You ever read a book that fills you with so many thoughts and feels that it would be impossible to get them all down? Yeah. It was one of those…
Continue reading “The One Memory of Flora Banks will get truly stuck in your head!”
I literally hate the phrase “New Year, New Me”. I hate how it pops up on everyone’s timeline on every kind of social media account from mid-November through to February of the offending year. It makes me cringe. Especially when it’s coupled with the “this year is my year” status. DOUBLE VOM!
But I do like the theory and the practice of it. Forget the phrase, I love that feeling that January brings of hitting a big reset button and starting fresh. An annual do-over. It’s comforting as much as it is liberating. So yeah, new year. Yay! New me? Maybe. Prolly not. But I do have goals and wishes and ambitions for this year. It’s only natural I have a TBR to go with that. Continue reading “New Year, New Me (barf) and the books that will get me there!”
Ok then, let’s do this! It took me a little while to compile this list, as I’m sure it does for most of us, right? It’s HARD to say for certain which are the top of the top. Especially when I feel like 2016 has been on fleek when it comes to literature.
I’ve only included 2016 releases in this list. I’m including “backlist honourable mentions” at the bottom for those books that were new-to-me this year. If you’ve made a similar list link it to me in the comments! Continue reading “My top ten books of 2016”