#FebBookstagram/ #MarchBookstagram

The season’s slowly changing and Spring’s on its way. As the February bookstagram challenge draws to a close it seems like a good time to reflect on its successes and get some insight on this month’s anticipated Instagram challenges. #FebBookstagram Reading summary: February was a bad month for reading for me as I only managed to get through ONE book (Gemina) – it was a quick read too I just found myself very distracted for one reason or another. However since the 1st i’ve already outdone last month’s total and have lots of books to talk about in the weeks to come. Favourite Challenges: 8. Favourite Couple – I chose…

The Thousandth Floor

It’s taken a long time for me to write a review for this one because I wasn’t completely sure how I felt about it. I posted it as one of my favourite reads of the year on Instagram in 2016 but honestly I’d read less than 10 books that year. Title: The Thousandth Floor                                         Author: Katharine McGee                                                     Date published: October 30, 2016       Pages: 448 Summary:  Welcome to Manhattan, 2118. A thousand-storey tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future, where anything is possible – if you want it enough. A hundred years in the future, New York’s elite of the super-tower lie, backstab and betray each other to…

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: Review

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote: Review

This is the second book of Truman Capote’s I felt compelled to read. I love the Audrey Hepburn film – Perhaps even more after reading the book… Title: Breakfast at Tiffany’s Author: Truman Capote Date published: 1958 Pages: 178 Goodreads summary: In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape. Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany’s; her poignancy, wit, and naïveté continue to charm. First things first, this novella is a teeny slice of  book at only 178 pages. What’s astonishing is that it feels…

Six 2017 releases to get excited about

We’ve had Caraval by Stephanie Garber, Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth and Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken (the much-anticipated sequel to Passenger ) already this year so it’s definitely set to be an interesting one for the YA genre and for reading in general. That being said if you spent all your bookish excitement on last years Harry Potter new releases (and this years’ January haul) or are just in one of those god-awful reading slumps here’s a few things that might get you hyped up all over again. (1) American War By Omar El Akkad (April 4th) Akkad’s first novel is a much-anticipated dystopian Sci-fi which should…

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote: Review

Something a bit different today, my first encounter with the ‘true-crime’ genre. I read this one as the result of a conversation I had with a lecturer about Harper Lee and Truman Capote’s relationship with one another and the pair have fascinated me ever since.  Title: In Cold Blood Author: Truman Capote Date published: January 1966 Pages:  Goodreads summary: On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues. As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that…

What to do after finishing ‘Allegiant’ *Spoilers throughout*

Okay, I’m a little (very) late on the bandwagon with this one. However, having finished Veronica Roth’s third addition to the Divergent trilogy I DID NOT expect to be googling “What to do after finishing Allegiant” and crying snotty tears into my Lady and the Tramp pyjamas at four in the morning hoping that the four stages of grief would pass by without incident. Ordinarily I would take that ‘four’ and pun the absolute be-jesus out of it but given that I’m grieving I don’t think I can muster my usual hilarity. *Serious Spoiler Warning now guys – I cannot be any clearer* Now, I wasn’t in love with Tris as a character…