The Holiday Plan – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Sometimes you have to let go of trying to control everything and have a little faith. Faith that, in spite of anything that’s happened, you’re right where you’re meant to be, at just the right time.” There’s always something extra special about your first book of the year, and The Holiday Plan…

My Top 10 Books of 2021

Another year, another top 10 list! 2021 has been even more difficult than 2020, something I didn’t expect at all. Of course, with difficult years comes the inability to read as much as you like. Saying this, I did manage a respectable 53 books – significantly less than last year but I’m still proud of…

That Night – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Something tells her that this is far from over. That the cracks are going to get deeper, form chasms, enough to move continents.” I’m embarrassed to say that this book is my first read by Gillian McAllister. (I know, I know. Even though all her books have been sitting on my bookshelf…

Valor and Victor and the Zombies from Earth – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “They trudged up the mountains of Kathmandu to find all the trekkers were zombies too. Tired and exhausted, battered and beat, they learned scaring zombies was no easy feat.” Tracy has done it again! Another delightfully quirky book with a very important message for the young ones, a message that even hit…

A Bookshop Christmas – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “All things take time, and usually a lot more time than you expect.” Whenever I fancy reading a good romance/rom com, I can always turn to Rachel Burton to deliver the goods! A Bookshop Christmas is the Christmas book I’ve needed for weeks and it’s been an absolute dream to experience. Everything…

One Afternoon In April – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “If life don’t show you the bright side, polish the dull side.” I first heard of this author almost two years ago when I read and reviewed his first novel, Black Volta. While this book is similar in some ways, it has such a refreshing spin that will have you hooked with…

Road To Dawn – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “So, I fell in love. What a tragedy.” (TW: depression, drug addiction, mentions of suicide, suicide attempt.) What an intense and emotional journey this book has been! Road To Dawn cleverly explores the highs and lows of life and love, from drug addiction and heartbreak, to strong, solid relationships between friends and…

The Way of the Tortoise – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “When we are young, we have visions, dreams of the life we want to lead, or blazing a trail in our desired profession… It is absolutely possible to achieve your dreams.” I’ll admit, I’m not a sporty person. However, when I was in school, I loved to play hockey, tennis and netball,…

A Lifetime Ago – Book Review

Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Small towns were held together by tales. Lies and gossip mostly, but also truths that would drop your jaw.” This is my second read by Jim Ody this month and I’m absolutely loving his work! This story is filled with suspense, with a shocking ending that I just couldn’t have predicted. Just…

Aarti & The Blue Gods – Book Review

Overall thoughts: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Aarti put her palms together, closed her eyes and asked for help to survive.” Yes! This is exactly the kind of book I needed in my life and I’m not ashamed to love it as much as I do! An incredibly uplifting story of magic and myth, with the theme of finding…