My favourite reads in 2018

Disclaimer: featured image only contains 2 of the books on my list because I’m lazy and took a screenshot from my Goodreads 2018 overview. 2018 was a bit of a banner year for reading for me with a total of 63 books read. Of course there are people who read hundreds of books a year,…

Book review: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

4/5 stars. Lydia is dead. This is how the book starts. Lydia is a teenage girl and the middle child in an American Chinese household in the 1970s. Her father, James Lee, was born and raised in the US by Chinese immigrant parents. He has always been an outsider, and what he wants more than…

Book review: The Girls at 17 Swann Street

5/5 stars. Trigger warning: I do not recommend this for people who are currently suffering from an eating disorder or are just starting recovery simply because it feels so realistic and relapsing is a thing. Wow. I’m not sure where to start with this book. It hit me really hard. As the trigger warning indicates,…

Book review: Cracked up to Be by Courtney Summers

4/5 stars After having read and fallen in love with Sadie by Courtney Summers, it’s safe to say that I had pretty high expectations of this novel, though I knew it was Summers’s first, so I couldn’t reasonably expect it to be as well polished, plotted and written as Sadie. And it isn’t, but it…

Book review: Sadie by Courtney Summers

5/5 stars Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with this ARC. HSP/trigger warning: paedophilia. Wow, this book really got under my skin. And if I hadn’t had other things to do I probably would have finished it in a day. As it was I read the last 70% or so in one…

Book review: Somewhere Inside of Happy by Anna McPartlin

5/5 stars Audible version, narrated by Aoife McMahon This book wrecked me. For the last 30 minutes or so I was legit bawling my eyes out. Some of this while in the train. I think that when I’m really into a book I lose awareness of my surroundings. Fortunately the train was mostly empty. This…

Book review: Faking Friends by Jane Fallon

3/5 stars. Audible version, narrated by Sally Scott and Kristin Atherton. To be fair to the author, this book is not really my style. If you enjoy chick-lit and revenge stories you’ll probably enjoy it more than I did. It’s not badly written, I just personally didn’t connect with the material. I picked this up…