Top Five Book Covers I Held In 2019

Hello everyone, Welcome to the first of my posts that look back on all the books I have read in 2019! I am beginning with the best covers. Is it me, or are book covers just becoming more and more beautiful? Here are my favourite ones out of all the books I have read this … Continue reading Top Five Book Covers I Held In 2019

Book Review – Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield

Pages: 419 Published: 4th December 2018 Genre: Literary Fiction Synopsis A dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames. The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a little child. Hours later the dead girl stirs, takes a breath … Continue reading Book Review – Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield

Book Review – The Muse by Jessie Burton

Pages: 443 Published: 28th June 2016 Started reading: August 19 Finished reading: August 29 Trigger warnings: Racism, sexual content Synopsis On a hot July day in 1967, Odelle Bastien climbs the stone steps of the Skelton gallery in London, knowing that her life is about to change forever. Having struggled to find her place in the city since she arrived … Continue reading Book Review – The Muse by Jessie Burton

Book Review – The Familiars by Stacey Halls

Pages: 416 Published: 7th February 2019 Started reading: July 18 Finished reading: August 3 Trigger warning: Child death This was a buddy read with my friend Pauliina @ The Bookaholic Dreamer. We had lots of thoughtful and fun in-depth discussions during the course of reading the book. Thank you so much, Pauliina! Synopsis Lancashire, 1612. Fleetwood Shuttleworth is 17-years-old, married … Continue reading Book Review – The Familiars by Stacey Halls

Book Review – The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

Pages: 312 Published: 2nd May 2019 Started reading: May 10 Finished reading: May 16 Trigger warnings: Animal cruelty, sexual content Synopsis London. 1850. The Great Exhibition is being erected in Hyde Park and among the crowd watching the spectacle two people meet. For Iris, an aspiring artist, it is the encounter of a moment – forgotten seconds later, but for … Continue reading Book Review – The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

Book Review – The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Pages: 423 Published: 3rd July 2014 Started reading: October 17 Finished reading: Trigger warnings: Racism, sexual references, animal cruelty Synopsis (Goodreads) On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of … Continue reading Book Review – The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton