Today, in the UK at least, it is Mothering Sunday. Historically a day where everyone in service got to go and visit their families. So, in honour of Mothering Sunday, I have put together a list of the five mothers in books that have stood out to me. When I was younger I devoured anything I … Continue reading Five… Bookish Mums for Mother’s Day
In a move totally out of character, I've been reading fairytales. Well, maybe it's not so out of character...or out of character at all... Back to the Lunar Chronicles! Cress is book 3 of this futuristic retelling of fairytales that started with Cinderella as a cyborg in New Beijing, and the Earthen territories are teetering on … Continue reading Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) (Marissa Meyer)
Or any other extreme weather that can be used as an excuse for curling up with candles, coffee and a really good book. Welcome New Followers! I hope you enjoy the ramblings of this book lover - feel very free to message me any recommendations, or suggestions for a Five's post - I'd love to … Continue reading Five…Books for Snow Days!
The Red Riding Hood sequel to Cinder by Marissa Meyer, where Cinderella is a cyborg and the Earthen states are at an impasse with the Moon. It's actually really good, even if heteronormativity is still a thing in the distant future. Scarlett Benoit's grandmother has gone missing, and the police have closed the case. The only … Continue reading Scarlett (The Lunar Chronicles) (Marissa Meyer)
Every time I logged onto Amazon to look at the kindle books, The Keeper of Lost Things has been there with the little orange bestseller label. I've been studiously ignoring it because I've not been in the mood for romancy shmancy stuff recently. Then I swiped it off the work shelf and read it because taking … Continue reading The Keeper of Lost Things (Ruth Hogan)
Having had my heart broken and fixed by Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe, I was determined to read the inexplicable logic of my life because Benjamin Alire Saenz wrote it. I've found that I;m more inclined to pick up books by authors I already know now, more than I ever did as a … Continue reading the Inexplicable Logic of my Lify (Benjamin Alire Saenz)
Rubyfruit Jungle is on pretty much every L part of the LGBTQ+ reading lists I have found, so when I saw it in the library, it was straight onto the pile without a second thought. I don't get to read enough about lesbians. Molly is a hard-headed, straight talking kid who has ambition, and just … Continue reading Rubyfruit Jungle (Rita Mae Brown)