Category: Lists

Book Recommendations by Colour

Book Recommendations by Colour

I’ve really been enjoying doing more book recommendation posts recently (check out my fantasy and historical fiction recs!), so I thought I’d do a fun post today where I recommend books based on the colour of the cover! I’m just basing this off the book covers I’m most familiar with and/or own, and I have to say, I was quite surprised by how easy it was to think of books for some colours, but hard for others. I knew black and white would both be easy, but who knew I liked so many yellow books?! And I was really surprised… Read more »

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My Reading Recommendations: Historical Fiction

My Reading Recommendations: Historical Fiction

I’ve already posted my reading recommendations for my all time favourite genre – fantasy – so I thought it was about time I covered another of my favourite genres: historical fiction! I’ve always been something of a history nerd, so it really isn’t surprising that I love historical fiction, but I think there are so many great stories out there that you don’t even need to be overly interested in history to love historical fiction. Depending on the type of historical fiction you read they can be beautiful literary masterpieces, sweeping romances or epic tales of action and adventure. There’s… Read more »

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My Reading Recommendations: Fantasy

My Reading Recommendations: Fantasy

I’ve been a little slack on the blogging front recently, and whilst some of it has been to do with concentrating on fiction writing, at least some of it has been down to lack of inspiration. I mean, with the world the way it is right now, I think a lot of us aren’t feeling our best selves, so I guess it makes sense! So I thought, what better way to reignite my love of blogging than by writing a series of posts just talking about my absolute favourite books, and encouraging other people to read them? This post is… Read more »

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My Audiobook TBR

My Audiobook TBR

I’ve had an Audible subscription for months, and have been steadily accumulating audiobooks, yet I’ve barely listened to any of them. The only audiobook I’ve actually completed is Joanna Penn’s Productivity For Writers, which was fairly short. I just always seem to forget about them and end up listening to music or podcasts when I’m in my car, but I’d really love to get into audiobooks. I drive half an hour to and from work five days a week, so if I could get into audiobooks, that would be a whole extra 5 hours of reading time every week! Anyway,… Read more »

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My Best Reads of 2019

My Best Reads of 2019

Another year gone, another best reads of the year post! I feel like I’ve read a lot of incredible books this year, and whilst a few have been in my favoured genres of fantasy and historical fiction, I also feel like I’ve expanded my horizons a lot this year, where reading is concerned. I mean, there’s a couple of contemporaries, a manga series and a ghost story on here, so that’s new! So here are my best reads of 2019: Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames I’m probably supposed to work up to my absolute favourite book of the… Read more »

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8 Spooky Books On My TBR

8 Spooky Books On My TBR

I’ve never been a huge fan of horror, or spooky books, mostly due to the fact I’m a massive wimp. However, I recently read Laura Purcell’s book The Silent Companions, and whilst it massively freaked me out, I absolutely adored it. Since then I’ve been on the lookout for other spooky books to add to my TBR, and I’ve found some really interesting sounding books (trust me to wait until after Halloween to suddenly want to start reading scary books!). I think the key with me is that I want to read more psychological, haunted house books than any kind… Read more »

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My Favourite Disney Songs

My Favourite Disney Songs

Having young nieces and nephews has meant that I’ve got to watch and rewatch a lot of Disney movies in the past few years, and one of my favourite things about them is the songs (and I imagine I’m not alone in that!). They’re generally just so fun and catchy, and in the case of some of the older ones, laced with nostalgia. So here are my favourites, and I’d love to know yours in the comments! ‘When Will My Life Begin’ from Tangled Personally, I think Tangled is an incredibly underrated film. Whilst it’s popular, it’s nowhere near as… Read more »

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Books I Forgot To Review

Books I Forgot To Review

I’m pretty terrible at remembering to review books in a timely manner, so there have been a fair few that have slipped through the cracks! It mostly tends to be mediocre books that I had no strong feelings towards that I forget to review, as I don’t find myself desperate to talk about them. Plus once it’s been a couple of weeks since I read them, I’ve usually forgotten the specifics, which makes it so much harder to review them! So I thought I’d do a quick post where I attempt to remember and summarise my feelings towards a few… Read more »

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10 Classics I’d Like To Read

10 Classics I’d Like To Read

I’ve always really enjoyed reading classics, even from a very young age. As a child I devoured a lot of the children’s classics like Black Beauty and Watership Down, and in my early teens I discovered Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters. English was my favourite subject in school for that reason, and I even went on to study it in college and then university. However, I think by that stage, I’d kind of gone into classics overload… I’d read so many classics over the years, and some that I’d been made to read I just hadn’t clicked with. That’s… Read more »

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Another 15 Book Blog Post Ideas

Another 15 Book Blog Post Ideas

One of the hardest things about book blogging is consistently having to come up with new ideas for posts. That’s definitely something I’m struggling with at the moment, as I’m part way through Blogtober, and having to come up with new ideas every day is proving much harder than the actual writing part! So I thought it would be a good idea to brainstorm some ideas, and share them in a blog post for anyone else who’s struggling. I’ve previously done some other blog post ideas posts, so check them out if you need further inspiration: 15 Book Blog Post… Read more »

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