Reading Habits

Resolution Reflection

It is more than halfway through the year, and therefore a perfect time to reflect on our 2018 Reading Resolutions … Emily definitely hasn’t been doing too well but Tanaya has made an excellent start on her goals!

Emily’s Resolutions

1. Curb the buying

I have failed MISERABLY. I have not stepped foot in the library, but have bought waaaayyyy too many new books. However, I MUST be better in the next few months. I am moving to London in September and will be a bit of a nomad for the next two years, so I don’t really want to be accumulating too many books to move from place to place! Here’s hoping I can find a library quickly!

2. Finish more series Continue reading “Resolution Reflection”


Young Jane Young

young jane youngTitle: Young Jane Young
Author: Gabrielle Zevin
Publisher: Little, Brown
Format: Trade Paperback, 294 pages
ISBN: 9781408709801
Rating: 5 Stars

I had seen good things about this book from lots of bloggers I trust. And then an advanced reading copy showed up at my work (the bookshop work) so I obviously snatched it up. And then it sat around, gathering dust, waiting for me to decide now was the right time. NOW IS THE TIME. (Or well, two weeks ago was the time…) I didn’t read the blurb before I jumped in and I think that I enjoyed it more because of it. But I still included the blurb here, because I’m using blurb information in my review anyway. 😛 If you trust me though, just go and get the book and stop reading here. Continue reading “Young Jane Young”


Fight Like a Girl!

Sometimes I get a bit angry at the state of the world. Sometimes, it can be hard to see discrimination against women and not know how to handle it. Sometimes, we have to turn to books to inspire us.

Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nichols is a book that celebrates the suffrage movement in England. This year marks the 100th anniversary of women being given the vote in that country. I really, really enjoyed this book. It is a wonderful take on the ways in which three very different women tried to find their place in the world. Continue reading “Fight Like a Girl!”

Reviews, Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday – Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

I had written a throwback post about this series late last year. And when Scott Westerfeld announced just last week that he was returning to the world of Uglies for four new novels, it felt like the perfect time to finally get around to posting it! I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE NEW BOOKS!

I LOVED Uglies and Pretties when I was at school, but I never actually finished the series. It was my first taste of dystopian fiction, a genre I now love to sink into. So when I needed some extra reading material for my holiday late last year, I decided I would binge these four books. And binge I did. They were just as addictive as I remember, and I feel like I understood them a lot more with that tiny bit more life experience. Continue reading “Throwback Thursday – Uglies by Scott Westerfeld”

Reading Habits, Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday – Bookish Resolutions/Goals

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they provide a topic, and you choose ten book related things to answer the topic.

Tanaya and I already did a blog post on our 2018 reading resolutions! Take a look over here. But I also thought we could take a little look at how we have been doing in regards to these resolutions over the past two weeks!

Tanaya is definitely doing better than I am. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Bookish Resolutions/Goals”

Books, Reviews

Bookception: Books About Books

I love books. (Though I think that would be fairly obvious already!) The only thing better than books themselves are books about books! And in the last few weeks I’ve read THREE!


The Diary of a Bookseller was an absolute delight. I have been a bookseller for the past five years and this just felt so relevant to my life! Continue reading “Bookception: Books About Books”

Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten New to Us Authors We Read in 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they provide a topic, and you choose ten book related things to answer the topic.

Tanaya’s Top Ten!

  1. Celeste Ng

I was lucky enough to visit Book Expo America in 2017, and one book I saw so many times whilst I was there was Little Fires Everywhere. The cover intrigued me so much, but I was unlucky in trying to get an advanced copy. Flash forward to its release, I picked the book up and went into it having no idea that it would be one of my favourite books of 2017. I absolutely adored this book, and have since ordered Ng’s other novel, Everything I Never Told You. I can’t wait for it to arrive so I can read this one too!

  1. Libba Bray

Continue reading “Top Ten New to Us Authors We Read in 2017”