Thursday, 14 June 2018

Review: The Weight of a Thousand Feathers by Brian Conaghan

The Weight of a Thousand Feathers by Brian Conaghan
Published by: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Released: 14th June 2018
Page Count: 320 Pages
Edition: Kindle
Genre: Contemporary YA


Thank you to Bloomsbury Children's Books for sending me this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

'Funny how no one ever uses the word ‘love’ when discussing my case. I do what I do because she’s my mum. That pure and that simple.'

Bobby Seed is used to going the extra mile for the ones he loves, and he does it willingly. It’s up to Bobby to get Mum her pills, to help her up the stairs, to laugh her out of her pain. It’s up to Bobby to comfort his little brother Danny, to explain why Mum’s not like the Mum they remember.

One day, he’s asked to go further. Mum asks him the big question. The one many would find unthinkable. If he agrees, he won’t just be soothing her pain. He’ll be helping to end it.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Pride Month - Book Recommendation #2


I hope you all enjoyed my first book recommendation for Pride Month last week. If you haven't checked it out please do here.

This weeks's recommendation is one that I fell in love with as soon as I started reading it. It is a beautifully written story and one that I think all of you should read.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that awaken the travel bug in me


Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks topic is 'books that awaken the travel bug in me'.

I'm not a big traveller, that meaning that I haven't travelled very far (only to some countries in Europe). I long to travel further afield though so reading books based in far off countries really does give me that travel itch. 

Friday, 8 June 2018

Book Beginnings/Friday 56 #7


Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City ReaderShe invites you to share the first sentence or so of your current read and share your thoughts about the sentence, initial impressions of the book and anything else it inspires. 

Friday 56 is hosted by Fredas VoiceThis is where you grab the book you are reading, turn to page 56 (or 56% on your ereader) and post a few sentences. 

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Review: A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G Drews

A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews
Published by: Orchard Books
Released: 7th June 2018
Page Count: 282 Pages
Edition: Kindle
Genre: Contemporary YA




Thank you to Orchard Books for sending me this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

An emotionally charged story of music, abuse and, ultimately, hope.

Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never play as she did before illness ended her career and left her bitter and broken. But Beck is too scared to stand up to his mother, and tell her his true passion, which is composing his own music - because the least suggestion of rebellion on his part ends in violence.

When Beck meets August, a girl full of life, energy and laughter, love begins to awaken within him and he glimpses a way to escape his painful existence. But dare he reach for it?

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Pride Month - Book Recommendation Week 1

It's Pride Month this month! A month dedicated to celebrating who you really are be it gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, trans etc. 

As a big advocate for LGBTQ+ rights I knew I had to do some posts to celebrate this amazing month. After a lot of thinking I've come up with a series that I'm going to be doing throughout pride month that hopefully you'll all enjoy. 

There has been a lot of books with the underlying theme of  LGBTQ+ and I have read a few that really stood out to me. So, this series is going be all about book recommendations for Pride Month. I will be sharing four of my favourite books with an underlying theme to do with pride month each week this month. 

I am really excited to kick this off with one of my all time favourites. So enjoy!

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I decided to DNF but may go back to


Hosted by That Artsy Reader GirlThis week is about books we did not finish. 

I admit that sometimes I do tend to leave books halfway through reading them and then regret it sometime later. So I have decided to share the books that I DNF but may go back to at a later date. Enjoy!