My 2017 in Books – ‘The Hate U Give’ & ‘The Boy From Aleppo’

The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas Starr lives in an underprivileged neighbourhood but goes to a prep school in a posh suburban area. In her neighbourhood there are drug gangs and shootings on a regular basis and these things are alien to her friends at school. Starr feels like she has to keep the … Continue reading My 2017 in Books – ‘The Hate U Give’ & ‘The Boy From Aleppo’

My Favourite Female Book Characters

Jane Eyre of Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre was so much more than a love story. It is about the life of a determined and gentle woman who faced adversities yet never complained. First her traumatic childhood in which she was left an orphan, and bullied and ostracised by her relatives. She then … Continue reading My Favourite Female Book Characters

My 2017 in Books – ‘Code Name Verity’ & ‘Room’

Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein This book was recommended to me by my best friend and it's probably something I never would have come across otherwise. I'm so glad I read this book and there's nothing I love more than a recommended book! Code Name VerityΒ was set in WWII about two women and their … Continue reading My 2017 in Books – ‘Code Name Verity’ & ‘Room’

My 2017 in Books – ‘And the Mountains Echoed’ & ‘The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul’

And the Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini Having read Hosseini's other novels, I definitely had high expectations for this book before I even read the blurb. As I gradually got into the book and made some progress, I found it very different from his others and for me personally, not necessarily in a good way. … Continue reading My 2017 in Books – ‘And the Mountains Echoed’ & ‘The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul’

My 2017 in Books – ‘The Bell Jar’ & ‘Disclaimer’

The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath The Bell Jar is about a young woman, Esther, from Boston who seems to have a lot of prospects but doesn't know what she wants to do with her life. This troubles her a lot because it seems to be such a contrast from everyone around her who knows … Continue reading My 2017 in Books – ‘The Bell Jar’ & ‘Disclaimer’

My 2017 in Books – ‘The Book Thief’ & ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak (If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll already know I love this book) This is one of those books that is timeless and will certainly always have a place on my bookshelf. It's about a young girl living with her foster parents in Germany during World … Continue reading My 2017 in Books – ‘The Book Thief’ & ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’

My 2017 in Books – ‘The Girl on the Train’ & ‘After You’

Before this year I had a long spell away from my love of reading purely down to complete lack of any time whatsoever. As the new year started I found myself with a bit more spare time so I really wanted to get back into reading big time. I just wanted to share some thoughts … Continue reading My 2017 in Books – ‘The Girl on the Train’ & ‘After You’