5 Books I Need to Add to My Collection

April is here! At this point I would usually do a March wrap up but two of the books I read I have already reviewed (Punch https://cariadllyfr.wordpress.com/2019/03/06/book-review-punch-by-kate-north/ and The Night Tiger Review: The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo) and the others were ok at 3* ratings. I didn't feel the need to write about the books of my [...]


Review: The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

About The Night Tiger In 1930s colonial Malaya, a dissolute British doctor receives a surprise gift of an eleven-year-old Chinese houseboy. Sent as a bequest from an old friend, young Ren has a mission: to find his dead master's severed finger and reunite it with his body. Ren has forty-nine days, or else his master's soul [...]

Moment of Reflection

Today I just wanted to take a moment to share with you something that strikes me every time a senseless attack happens somewhere in the world. Whether the attack and persecution is against LGBTQ+, people of colour or people of religion, this speech always comes to me and weighs heavy on my heart: "[...] what’s [...]

Top 5 Books That Have Impacted My Life

There are books that make you laugh, books that make you cry and books that just stay with you forever. These wonderful objects have the ability to transform you through different experiences and the emotions that they can make you feel will either have you bouncing with joy or sobbing on the floor uncontrollably while [...]

My Top 5 Female Authors

Yesterday was International Women's Day, a day where we celebrate the sheer power of the female sex. While I am a day late with my post, I needed some time to really think simply because there are so many incredible female writers from the past and present day. I had to decide which ones made [...]

Book Review: Punch by Kate North

  Firstly I would like to thank Karen Bultiauw for gifting me a copy of Punch in exchange for my honest review. About Punch Punch  is a collection of short stories that explore the weird, the uncanny and the downright uncomfortable side of everyday life and activities. 'Whether it's a man with a growth on his [...]

February Wrap Up

As everyone knows, February is a short month but still people manage to read a fair few books, even with 4 days less; I am not one of those people. February wasn't a great month for me reading wise, I only managed a measly 2 books although I had been doing a buddy read with [...]

5 Books I’m Dying to Read

2019 has been a year of many firsts when it comes to books: I read 6 books in one month - the most I have ever done. I have taken part in a publisher's book buddy read on Instagram (The Night Tiger from Quercus Publishers). I have been to a Bookstagrammer's Breakfast in Bath which [...]

January Wrap Up

Finally January has finished! It felt like it had lasted for an entire year on its own but I am proud to say that I managed to read 6 books. I'm pretty sure that that is the most books I have ever read in one month so I'm really pleased that my reading year has [...]

Reading Challenge 2019 – Level 1

For 2019 I decided to branch out and undertake a reading challenge because I am terrible for sticking to my favourite genre and authors. I feel like I'm really missing out on a whole host of amazing books so this year I chose to follow the Linz the Bookworm 2019 Reading Challenge (http://linzthebookworm.blogspot.com/2018/12/2019-reading-challenge.html) because it [...]