Down the TBR Rabbit Hole #1

After reading the lovely Aria's blog post at http://bluelilyandblue.com, I thought I should take a look at my Goodreads TBR list. I am guilty of simply throwing books on to the pile and never getting around to reading them so I thought a little sort through my TBR list might do the world of good and [...]

Man Booker Prize Contenders: Lincoln in the Bardo

Title: Lincoln in the Bardo Author: George Saunders Publisher: Bloomsbury Publication Date: March 2017 (This Edition) Synopsis: February 1862. The American Civil War rages while President Lincoln’s beloved eleven-year-old son lies gravely ill. In a matter of days, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns to the [...]

Book Review: Final Girls

Title: Final Girls Author: Riley Sager Publisher: Ebury Press Publication Date: July 2017  Synopsis: Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a group of similar survivors [...]

Book Review: One of Us is Lying

Title: One of Us is Lying Author: Karen M. McManus Publisher: Penguin Publication Date: June 2017 (This Edition) Synopsis: Yale hopeful Bronwyn has never publicly broken a rule. Sports star Cooper only knows what he's doing in the baseball diamond. Bad body Nate is one misstep away from a life of crime. Prom queen Addy is holding together the cracks [...]

The Last Two Books of June

June was a hard month for me, I had to work a lot and so for the last 2 weeks of June I didn't allow myself to pick up a book or I would have fallen behind my deadline. Now, all you fellow bookworms know how hard that is and the pain I was in [...]

Subscription: Prudence and the Crow

Ever since I purchased my first book subscription box (Illumicrate whose review can be found here Subscription: Illumicrate Box, May Edition) I have been intrigued by the concept and, I must admit, have become slightly obsessed. I just love the excitement when I walk through the door and see it waiting for me and the suspense [...]

Book Review: The Wrath & The Dawn

Title: The Wrath & The Dawn Author: Renee Ahdieh Publisher: Speak Publication Date: October 2016 Synopsis: One Life to One Dawn. In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped [...]

Book Review: Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1)

Title: Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) Author: Jim Butcher Publisher: Orbit Books Publication Date: May 2011 Synopsis: Meet Harry Dresden, Chicago's first (and only) Wizard P.I. Turns out that 'everyday' world is full of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. Harry is the best [...]

ARC Book Review: Ozmander

Title: Ozmander Author: Luke Taylor Publisher: Self-published Publication Date: Expected 13th June 2017 Synopsis: The first book of The Woven Worlds, Ozmander is the epic tale of a young healer accompanying a mysterious man on a dangerous journey. Rating: 5/5 Review: I am lucky enough to have developed a great friendship with Luke; he was the first [...]

Book Review: Antony and Cleopatra

Title: Antony and Cleopatra Author: William Shakespeare Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 1606 (this edition 2009) Rating: 4/5 Review: I haven't reviewed a play on my blog yet and I thought that Antony and Cleopatra would be a good place to start. One of my new year resolutions is to see as many Shakespeare plays performed at the [...]