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Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts

Author: Elizabeth Letts Published: April 2019 Pages: 351 Rating: 5 stars A richly imagined novel that tells the story behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the book that inspired the iconic film, through the eyes of author L. Frank Baum’s intrepid wife, Maud–from the family’s hardscrabble days in South Dakota to the Hollywood…

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Mini Reviews: The Flatshare and My Lovely Wife

I guess you could say love comes in all different shapes and sizes. I’m not one for cheesy romance novels; characters falling in love within five minutes of knowing each other, the will-they-won’t-they tension and superficial relationships. Alternatively, the premises of both ‘The Flatshare’ and ‘My Lovely Wife’ are (wonderfully)…

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February Reading Wrap-Up 2019

After January trailing on by at a snail’s pace, it seems crazy to think that we’re now in the third month of the year. Despite how quick February seemed to have passed by, I still managed to read seven books this month. I haven’t been as motivated to read over…

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January Reading Wrap-up 2019

I wanted to start my first wrap-up of the year by sharing some of my reading goals. I mentioned in my 2019 Intentions post how this year I’m aiming to read 60 books. Counting towards this total will hopefully be some classic literature.

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Mini Reviews: Thrills, Tension and Trust

Thrillers, psychological fiction, suspense stories – there’s something about mind games, unreliable narrators and devious characters that makes me gravitate towards this genre. I love a novel which can challenge my expectations. A novel I can’t put down until I’ve unveiled the unknown. Each of the three books featured in…

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9 Ways to Read More Books

You want to read more? Perfect. So, how exactly do you do it? Make it a habit. As with any habit you wish to pursue, you should schedule time for reading.

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Blackberry and Wild Rose by Sonia Velton

Author: Sonia Velton Published: January 2019 Pages: 416 Rating: 5 stars Historical fiction wins my heart once again. The cover art for this alone was enough to make me fall head over heels in love with this book.  Blackberry and Wild Rose is an atmospheric novel set in Spitalfields, a…

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Outside by Sarah Ann Juckes

Outside follows the story of Ele, who is held captive in a small room by a man known as ‘Him’. Ele is determined to prove there is a world Outside. And when she finds a hole in the wall, the proof starts leaking in.

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The 10 Best Books I Read This Year

Aside from my lack of non-fiction reads, I read an array of genres across 2018. So, although it was difficult whittling them down I thought I’d share the 10 best books I read this year.

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Autumn Wrap-Up: What I’ve Read Recently

Like everyone else, I’m baffled as to how quick this year has gone. As we approach the end of the year, I’m looking back on a few of my new year’s resolutions. Despite having failed to achieve most (guess I’ll try to learn Japanese next year), one of my resolutions…

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