Goodreads Challenge 2019 Update #2

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great weekend so far. It is already the end of August and so we are two thirds of the way into 2019, so that means time for an update on how I am getting on with my reading challenge! I set myself a target of 50 books … Continue reading Goodreads Challenge 2019 Update #2

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Poem – A Place To Escape

Hello everyone, I have a new poem to share with you today. It is the first one I have written for a long time, and a slightly more personal one than normal. In general, I read because it is one of my favourite activities, but there have been times this year where I perhaps have … Continue reading Poem – A Place To Escape

Book Review – After The End by Clare Mackintosh

Pages: 384 Published: 25th June 2019 Started reading: July 1 Finished reading: July 10 Trigger warnings: Cancer storyline, child death, sexual references Synopsis Max and Pip are the strongest couple you know. They're best friends, lovers—unshakable. But then their son gets sick and the doctors put the question of his survival into their hands. For the first time, Max and … Continue reading Book Review – After The End by Clare Mackintosh

Book Review – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Pages: 447 Published: 28th February 2017 Started reading: June 9 Finished reading: June 25 Trigger warnings: Drug use, racism, sexual references Synopsis Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood … Continue reading Book Review – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Book Review – Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

Pages: 252 Published: 29th April 2009 Started reading: May 26 Finished reading: June 2 Trigger warnings: Sexual content, racism Synopsis Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the hard years following World War Two. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America -- to live and work in a Brooklyn neighborhood "just like … Continue reading Book Review – Brooklyn by Colm Toibin