Genre: Contemporary

Toil & Trouble by Hannah Johnson

Posted May 31, 2019 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Toil & Trouble by Hannah Johnson

Toil & Trouble is a novella-length story featuring the same wacky group of characters from one of my all-time favourite reads Know Not Why (my review of which went up yesterday – only 6 years too late haha!) This was released a few years ago now (and believe me, I bought and read it right away!) but again, never got round to reviewing. I am so bad – honestly! Still, […]

Know Not Why by Hannah Johnson

Posted May 30, 2019 by Brin in Reviews / 1 Comment
Know Not Why by Hannah Johnson

You know when you get a book that just speaks to you? You’re not even sure why but it just does? This is that book for me. Know Not Why is a charming, funny, surprisingly deep and moving story. It’s a book about sexual awakening but it is also a book about friendship. But I am getting ahead of myself here. First, a bit of background. I actually first read […]

Next Girl to Die by Dea Poirier

Posted April 26, 2019 by Brin in Reviews / 1 Comment
Next Girl to Die by Dea Poirier

I am hugely fascinated by True Crime yet when it comes to reading fiction, crime is not a genre I naturally gravitate towards. I’m not sure why because when I do read crime fiction, I usually enjoy it quite a bit. The Next Girl to Die is the debut novel of author Dea Poirier and is the first in a series focusing around a detective called Claire Calderwood. my review […]

A Quiet Place by Peter D. Burchard

Posted January 28, 2019 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
A Quiet Place by Peter D. Burchard

Review A Quiet Place by Peter D. Burchard wasn’t a bad book necessarily but it just felt kinda… pointless? Not really sure how I felt about it. Lots of meaningless descriptions and very little in the way of plot or characterization. I came out of the book not knowing a single thing about the characters – I felt that far removed from them. The story centres around Cindy a young […]

The Late Great Me by Sandra Scoppettone

Posted April 17, 2016 by Brin in 80s & 90s Young Adult Rewind, Reviews / 4 Comments
The Late Great Me by Sandra Scoppettone

A book about alcoholism is a definitely an odd choice for me – but I have wanted to read this book for a long time and I am really glad that I finally managed to get my hands on a copy. This was not an easy book by any stretch of the imagination (it was downright difficult to get through at times actually) but it was definitely a worthwhile, thought-provoking read. […]