Blue Haven – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Paradise isn’t for everyone.” This book deserves an award! Or 5! It’s no secret that I adore Lisa King’s writing, and this book has been so easy to love. If you were given the opportunity for a fresh start, to travel to paradise, cut off from the outside world, would you take…

365 Cool Ways To Remember Stuff – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Your memory is amazing – and you’re about to make it even better!” What an absolute delight! I always tend to reach for a non-fiction book between longer fiction reads to break things up, and this book was just ideal. Not only is it incredibly informative for all ages, but it’s fun…

Dog Days – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “It’s so much easier to swim with the tide instead of against it.” (TW: mental health, abuse, self harm, suicide.) If you read one book this year, make sure it’s this one. What an absolutely stunning story of three characters coping with love and loss in the most intricate of ways. This…

The Other Side Of Fear – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “So what if it is? Wouldn’t that be karma? Sometimes karma’s a bitch.” Phew! What an absolute rollercoaster of a book this is! Eoghan Egan is an author that everyone needs to watch out for, and has very quickly become one of those crime/thriller writers that will always be on my radar….

Affirmations for Turbulent Times – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The thoughts we have about ourselves, our lives, and our futures matter. The words we use with ourselves make a difference.” I reached for this book as I was feeling down and exhausted. I haven’t even felt the desire to read fiction for a while, which is so unlike me! Over the…

Nasty Little Cuts – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “She takes shallow breaths. The knife is chilling, but his face is worse.” Oh my GOD. This book is already a strong contender for my book of the year, and we’re only just ending February! I am in complete shock and absolute awe, and I really don’t think my review even scratches…

Butterfly Sisters – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Love has to come above it all. We have to follow our hearts and accept the things we cannot change.” Harpeth Road Press are absolutely rocking it right now with two incredible new book announcements in the space of a couple of months – and I’ve had the absolute honour of shouting…

Where Hope Is Found – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The very thing that had caused the worst moment of her life surrounded the place she now called home. Yet, here amidst the turbulent waters, she had found hope.” This book was absolutely incredible. If you’re looking for a feel-good, uplifting book, this is probably not something you should reach for, but…

The Dummy Pass – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fiona couldn’t put her finger on it, but she could swear while he was catching his breath William was talking to someone and cheering people on. But there was no-one else there…was there?” I was very pleasantly surprised with this book! Patrick Smith’s The Dummy Pass is not just a fun children’s…

Mindful Communication for Happiness – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Good communication is vital to being happy. It’s important to think for yourself and evaluate what’s true.” Communication has never been one of my strong points. I have gotten better over the years, but there is still plenty for me to work on! Thankfully, this book gave me that perfect stepping stone…