It is the late great Sir Terry Pratchett's birthday today and what better way to remember the magical author than to look back on some of his most fantastical novels (chosen in my humble opinion).
A Quote a Day to keep the Lockdown Blues Away
February is here and with Valentine's Day soon approaching, bookshops are decorating their windows with the latest romantic releases and filling their shelves with tear inducing classics. From Jane Austen to Jojo Moyes, here are some of the most loved romance novels ever written, each bringing something a little different to the table. To make … Continue reading Top 10 Romance Novels
1. In the Time We Lost by Carrie Hope Fletcher Published: 17 October 2019 Genre: Romance novel, Magical Realism, Psychological Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romantic fantasy See January 2020 Book Haul 2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Published: 13th September 2011 Genre: Novel, Romance novel, Fantasy, Fantasy Fiction, High fantasy The circus arrives without warning. … Continue reading My 2020 Reading List
The first month of 2020 is almost over, and as it comes to an end I realise I have bought more books than I am able to read one again. I am risking posting my January Book Haul too early, however, I am resisting the temptation to spend any more money. I am attempting to … Continue reading January 2020 Book Haul
The Familiars by Stacey Halls made a special connection with me. The book is set in Lancashire in the early 1600s and is a beautiful, fictional tale set around the very real people and events which took place during the Pendle Witch trials, a part of history that my hometown is built around, with many residents still believing in curses of the Pendle Witches.
I picked up The Torrents of Spring by mistake in my local bookshop. It is quite an old edition, with a beautiful cover, illustrations inside, and kept in a protective sleeve and upon the first view, I thought it was The Torrents of Spring by Ernest Hemingway. I quickly realised that I was wrong when … Continue reading Book Review: The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
I wanted to read something a little different to what I normally read but along the lines of what I am trying to write myself. I remembered seeing one of the books from the series Brooklyn Girls in a library and thought I would give them a go. There are three books in the Brooklyn … Continue reading Book Review: Brooklyn Girls – Pia by Gemma Burgess