3 Spine-tingling Short Stories for Halloween

The cleverest part of short stories is how in very few words the author can fit so much in and still unsettle your nerves!  If this Halloween you fancy reading a little tale that's a bit spine-tingling-creepy, I have the perfect thing... 1. The Lottery by Shirley Jackson It seems incredible that this story was [...]

Non-Fiction November Recommendations

It's non-fiction November and I love it.  There are SO many wonderful non-fiction books, everything from creative non-fiction and memoirs to literary journalism and essays.  There is something incredible about reading something and knowing that it is a true and lived experience. These are just a few of my favourite non-fiction books that you might [...]

7 Best Books for the New Year

I can't believe we are already three weeks into the new year.  If you love the feeling of a fresh page that can come with a new year, why not settle down with an awesome book about new beginnings and starting over to inspire you in 2017!  Here are some of my favourite... 1. The Woman [...]

Book Review – The Woman Who Upped and Left by Fiona Gibson

Hello all, I just had to recommend this book to you all... RomCom isn't usually my genre of choice, favouring literature, drama and thrillers but as I was going on holiday I thought I go for something more uplifting and I'm so pleased I did. Most importantly, it was still very well written, very important [...]

Holy Island by LJ Ross – Book Review

I am just going to put it out there right now that LJ Ross is a friend of mine but when it comes to book reviews this could be a double-edged sword!  When purchasing her debut novel Holy Island I was suddenly faced with an awkward realisation - what if I hate it?  Or (possibly [...]

Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher – Book Review

I have been wanted to read this book for a while so it was great to finally get there. I know that mind of a teenage girl is sporadic at best but in trying to imitate that, I felt there was to much jumping around in the protagonists thoughts and unnecessary information.  I found myself more than [...]

Have You Heard of A Girl Called Jack?

If the answer is yes, how awesome is she?  If the answer is no, you seriously need to get involved. I first heard of Jack about a year ago in a glossy magazine article and have kept half an eye out for her ever since.  As a single mum living on benefits, sick of the [...]