Birthday Book Haul (March 2018)

Birthday cardIt’s my birthday and I’ll buy books if I want to! And I want to, so I did. I did all my book buying online at the beginning of the month so they’d all arrive in time for my birthday so I could wrap them up – to me, you’re the greatest, with love, from me. All but one arrived, so yay for me!

Compared to last year, I reigned it in quite a bit this year, buying some of the pricier books I’ve been wanting to read for ages – books that I’d usually keep checking on multiple websites, hoping the price has dropped, but alas, it never does. And I also bought a few decent priced books that, you know, I just really want to keep on my shelf for months before I finally read them read. so, without further ado…

Birthday Book Haul

They Can’t Kill Us All: The Story of Black Lives Matter by Wesley Lowery Continue reading “Birthday Book Haul (March 2018)”


Book Review: The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

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Of all the books I’ve read so far this year, The Woman in the Window had the most hype surrounding it, so I was very excited to finally read it.

Book Description:

What did she see?

It’s been ten long months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house like a ghost, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside.

Anna’s lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits day after day, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family of three, they are an echo of the life that was once hers.

But one evening, a frenzied scream rips across the silence, and Anna witnesses something no one was supposed to see. Now she must do everything she can to uncover the truth about what really happened. But even if she does, will anyone believe her? And can she even trust herself? Continue reading “Book Review: The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn”

Book Box Unboxing: Ninja Book Box (As Cold as Ice) #ninjabookbox

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It’s time for another Ninja Book Box unboxing. Ninja Book Box features books from independent publishers across a variety of genres, and this time they’re doing crime fiction; needless to say, me buying this box was a must! And to put a spin on the theme, each item makes up a personal survival kit. In each box you receive a new book and some bookish items relating to the boxes theme. These boxes are quarterly; this is my third time buying their box and they always arrive extremely well-packaged. And of all the boxes I’ve received, this box contains my favourite item.

The theme for February’s box was: As Cold as Ice Continue reading “Book Box Unboxing: Ninja Book Box (As Cold as Ice) #ninjabookbox”

Looking Ahead – This Month’s TBR List (March 2018)

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I’m linking up again with Tina @ Reading Between the Pages to look ahead at the books I’d like to read in March. This month is a rather ambitious pile of books, because I just can’t narrow it down any further. I’m under no illusions that I’ll get through them all but I’m damn well going to try!

Currently Reading…

I’m hosting a 4 week readalong on Instagram for this one

IT by Stephen King

IT - Stephen King‘They float…and when you’re down here with me, you’ll float, too.’

Derry, Maine is just an ordinary town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part, a good place to live.

It is a group of children who see – and feel – what makes Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurks, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one’s deepest dread. Sometimes is appears as an evil clown named Pennywise and sometimes IT reaches up, seizing, tearing, killing . . .

Time passes and the children grow up, move away and forget. Until they are called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirs and coils in the sullen depths of their memories, emerging again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.

Continue reading “Looking Ahead – This Month’s TBR List (March 2018)”

Book Review: The Liar’s Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard

The Liars Girl - Catherine Ryan Howard

Happy publication day to Catherine Ryan Howard, The Liar’s Girl is out today.

Book Description:

Her first love confessed to five murders. But the truth was so much worse.

Dublin’s notorious Canal Killer, Will Hurley, is ten years into his life sentence when the body of a young woman is fished out of the Grand Canal. Though detectives suspect they are dealing with a copycat, they turn to Will for help. He claims he has the information the police need, but will only give it to one person – the girl he was dating when he committed his horrific crimes.

Alison Smith has spent the last decade abroad, putting her shattered life in Ireland far behind her. But when she gets a request from Dublin imploring her to help prevent another senseless murder, she is pulled back to face the past – and the man – she’s worked so hard to forget. Continue reading “Book Review: The Liar’s Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard”