Quiet Girl in a Noisy World

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert's Story, Debbie Tung 5 stars!!! This is a beautifully illustrated comic book showing the trials of life as an introvert. It's incredibly accurate in its portrayal of the character coming of age and settling into adulthood as an introvert. Produced by Debbie Tung, it is a based… Continue reading Quiet Girl in a Noisy World

Her Majesty’s Royal Coven, Juno Dawson

Her Majesty's Royal Coven, Juno Dawson This absolutely beautiful book was a total impulse buy on a recent trip to Brick Lane but oh my, I'm so glad my impulses took over. I read this book in a day or two -I had to get it on audible so I could continuing my reading in… Continue reading Her Majesty’s Royal Coven, Juno Dawson

A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness

A vampire over a millennia old, a spellbound yet powerful witch and a mysterious, bewitched manuscript unearthed after being hidden for decades -what could go wrong? A captivating world created by Harkness, Diana Bishop is a descendant of the prominent Bishop witches but is in denial about who and what she is. She refrains from… Continue reading A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness

The Sign of the Devil, Oscar de Muriel

5/5 stars! A wonderfully-thrilling final book to the Frey and McGray series, The Sign of the Devil is full to the brim of twists and turns with family secrets revealed and bombshells dropped mercilessly throughout. It was everything I had hoped it would be and so much more. Multiple grave-robberies? Murdered asylum patients? The sign… Continue reading The Sign of the Devil, Oscar de Muriel

Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ray Bradbury

Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show rolls into town in the dead of night but not just any town, Jim Nightshade and Will Holloway's town. The boys are both thirteen, highly attuned to one another; with one boy being born a minute before midnight on 30th of October and the other a minute after. Change… Continue reading Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ray Bradbury

Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures & Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

I first saw this book, Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures & Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs by Paul Koudounaris, in Canterbury last Christmas. We have certain traditions each Christmas but one I have enjoyed us starting is our trip to 'somewhere new'. Usually in the days that fall between Christmas and New Years, we take the… Continue reading Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures & Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

The Mad Women’s Ball, Victoria Mas

A historical novel centred around the institutionalised women of Paris, The Mad Women's Ball revolves around The Salpetriere Asylum in 1885 and the women there. Dr Charcot is known throughout Paris for his work and demonstrations of hypnotism on the women of the asylum, but these women are usually those that have gone against the… Continue reading The Mad Women’s Ball, Victoria Mas

Books I’ve Bought Lately

I've been away a lot recently -well twice, but for me that's a lot! We had a wedding and went camping in the Peak District at the end of May-beginning of June, and then we went away to the Brecon Beacons with some friends in July. Of course, it doesn't matter where we go I… Continue reading Books I’ve Bought Lately

The Beautiful Ones, Silvia Moreno-Garcia

5 Stars!!! The Beautiful Ones are those high, desirable socialites with illustrious names and many trying to join their level of prominence in society. For most women, this is through marriage and with the Grand Season upon everyone in the city of Loisail, everyone is trying to make a desirable match; including Nina. Under the… Continue reading The Beautiful Ones, Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Love That Journey For Me: The Queer Revolution of Schitts Creek, Emily Garside

5/5 Stars! Whenever we're away, I always find myself hunting for great bookstores. Even the local branches of Waterstones often exhibit different emphasis on certain genres, so little local and indie stores are no different. It was after our adventure down the Monsal Trail in the Peak District that I decided to take a gander… Continue reading Love That Journey For Me: The Queer Revolution of Schitts Creek, Emily Garside