Tag: adult

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Posted July 31, 2019 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Landline by Rainbow Rowell

There’s just something about Rainbow Rowell’s writing that just clicks with me. Something undefinable. I’ve loved every book that she has released and Landline is no different. This is a strange one because it is definitely an adult contemporary novel but it has a little bit of science fiction thrown into the mix. Although the characters themselves do not travel through time, through some unknown phenomena the main character Georgie […]

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 […]

The Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson

Posted May 11, 2015 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson

I had to read this book – even if just for the sole reason that the main character shares my first name! On a more serious note, this book really was a fantastic read. This was a wonderful story about a young girl called Ruth (great name btw!) who flees Nazi-occupied Austria when her Jewish heritage puts her in danger. Her family have already traveled to London but Ruth comes across […]

Love triangles: the ‘right’ guy vs the ‘wrong’ guy

Posted March 27, 2014 by Brin in Discussion Posts / 12 Comments
Love triangles: the ‘right’ guy vs the ‘wrong’ guy

Now I get really annoyed with the predominance of love triangles in books (it is especially prevalent in YA). I find this trope to be one that has too much focus and often overshadows the plot. How many conversations about your favourite books are actually about who prefers which potential love interest? Why this one or that one would be right for the heroine? Which one would you date in […]

Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge 2014

Posted January 27, 2014 by Brin in Challenges / 0 Comments
Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge 2014

Hosted by Readers Live A Thousand Lives, Lovin Los Libros, and Corrie The Book Crazed Girl The goal of this challenge is to mix up the genres/categories that we read. Sometimes we get stuck in the genre/category we are reading and read nothing else. This challenge is designed to mix it up  a little. Each month will feature a different genre/category – the goal being to read and review one […]