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July Review

July is over. It's been a funny month for me the first half being eaten up with exam marking but then I started my summer holidays with all the reading time

Books Read
Time for Jas Natasha Farrant (4 stars)
What I thought was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick  (1 star)
All about the Hype by Paige Toon (4 stars)
Cuckoo by Keren David (2 stars)
Ride by Lisa Glass (5 stars)
The Yellow Room by Jess Vallance (3 stars)
I Found You by Lisa Jewell (4 stars)
Two Summers by Aimee Friedman (4 stars)
The Twelth Day of July by Joan Lingard (4 stars)
The Problem with Forever by Jennifer Armentrout (3 stars)
The Might Women of Science by Clare Forrest (5 stars)
The Little Shop of Happy Ever After by Jenny Colgan (5 stars)
False Hearts by Laura Lam (3 stars)
Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally (3 stars)
The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis (2 stars)
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (4 stars)
Across the Barricades by Joan Lingard (3 stars)



Events Attended
None sadly.

Book of the Month



Ride by Lisa Glass was …

Songs about a Girl by Chris Russell

Charlie Bloom never wanted to be 'with the band'. She's happiest out of the spotlight, behind her camera, unseen and unnoticed. But when she's asked to take backstage photos for hot new boy band Fire&Lights, she can't pass up the chance.

Catapulted into a world of paparazzi and backstage bickering, Charlie soon becomes caught between gorgeous but damaged frontman, Gabriel West, and his boy-next-door bandmate Olly Samson. Then, as the boys' rivalry threatens to tear the band apart, Charlie stumbles upon a mind-blowing secret, hidden in the lyrics of their songs

My Thoughts
This is the book I've been waiting for. The book to break me out of several months of indifferent reading. I adored it entirely and didn't want it to end.

It could have been written for my inner teen as it appealed to the 14 year old inside of me who adored 90s boybands to an embarrassing level. It tapped into those feelings without being patronising or condensing which I te…

Girl Hearts Girl Blog Tour: Bookcase Showcase

This is a little snapshot of one of my bookshelves back in England. Moving across the Atlantic a few years ago meant I had to say a tearful goodbye to some of my ultimate favourites, simply because they wouldn’t fit in my suitcase. Rest assured, they’ll always be there, gathering dust on the shelf as they wait patiently for me to return home one day. 
On the far left, we have, of course, a few of the Harry Potters – a staple on anyone’s bookshelf, let’s be honest. 
Next to those, we have one of my all time favourite books – ‘A Gathering Light’ by Jennifer Donnelly. The main character, Mattie, is an aspiring writer, and she’s served as my inspiration time and time again over the years. And hey, look – I'm a published author now. Thanks for the inspo, Mattie Gokey! 
Then we have the incredibly powerful ‘George’ by Alex Gino – a brilliantly written, sparky little book about a transgender girl who is desperately trying to find her place in the world. It’s the kind of book tha…

I can't wait to read

Almost the end of July already? Sorry for my state of AWOL of late. The last month I have been exam marking which essentially means I spend every free minute marking and marking and marking GCSE papes. I've just finished that so hoping to get some reviews caught up and shared soon. Until then here are some books on my radar which I'm hoping to get my hands on soon.

We were on a Break by Lindsey Kelk


The hilarious new novel from Lindsey Kelk, author of the bestselling I Heart series

LIV and ADAM are in love. LIV and ADAM are supposed to be getting engaged. Until ADAM accidently suggests they take a break. And LIV starts thinking

Friends, family and bystanders all have an opinion and one complication leads to another as Adam and Liv try to muddle through in this hilarious, heartwarming comedy.

Are they split up - or are they on a break? What exactly are they allowed to get away with? And, most importantly, what do Liv and Adam really want?

The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts …

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