Reading and writing are two of my favourite things so book reviews tick all the boxes.

I get to read the book and then harp on about it.

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Book Review: The Scarlet Thread by D. S. Murphy
The Scarlet Thread by D. S. Murphy GENRE: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, YA | PAGES: 384 My rating: ★★★★ The Scarlet Thread is fast-paced and utterly compelling, and more than that, it is steeped in rich Greek mythology. Kaidance has the gift of the Fates. She spends years of her life detesting who she is. She is strong but she is ... SEE REVIEW
Book Review: The Successful Author Mindset by Joanna Penn
The Successful Author Mindset by Joanna Penn GENRE: Non-Fiction | PAGES: — My rating: ★★★★★ The Successful Author Mindset is as insightful as it is inspiring. It is so inspiring in fact, that it might actually be a hug disguised as a book. It’s also a treasure trove of quotes from other writers and professionals that’ll make you feel as ... SEE REVIEW
Book Review: Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost
Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost GENRE: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance | PAGES: 389 My rating: ★★★★ Into the Fire. We meet at last. Despite a series-finale being eagerly anticipated, there's always a hint of trepidation when first opening the book. You're filled with questions and worries like, Will it satisfy the wait? Will it live up to the awesomeness of ... SEE REVIEW
Book Review: The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr GENRE: YA CONTEMPORARY | PAGES: 320 My rating: ★★★★★ Disclaimer: I received a free review copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own. HOW DO YOU KNOW WHO TO TRUST WHEN YOU CAN'T EVEN TRUST YOURSELF? I look at my hands. One of them says 'FLORA, BE ... SEE REVIEW
Book Review: Smoke in the Room by Emily Maguire
SMOKE IN THE ROOM BY EMILY MAGUIRE Genre: CONTEMPORARY | Pages: 289 My rating: ★★★ Adam is lost in grief for his dead wife. Graeme is lost to despair for a world that can't be fixed. And Katie is lost to depression. That's a lot of hopelessness in one tiny Australian flat. Nevertheless, that despair is what made Smoke in ... SEE REVIEW
Book Review: One of These Things First by Steven Gaines
One of These Things First by Steven Gaines genre: MEMOIR | pages: 272 My rating: ★★★★ Disclaimer: I received a free review copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own. Memoirs have never been a favourite of mine, so I went into One of These Things First expecting a somewhat tedious time. As it turns out, ... SEE REVIEW

Review List*

Sorted A-Z by Author 

*This list includes text reviews only. For star ratings of ALL books I’ve read, check out my shelves on Goodreads.


Megan Abbot ― The End of Everything

R. J. Anderson ― Ultraviolet

Amber Argyle ― Witch Song

Jane Austen ― Pride and Prejudice

Kate Avelynn ― Flawed


Leigh Bardugo ― Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)

Leigh Bardugo ― Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)

Leigh Bardugo ― Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3)

Emily Barr ― The One Memory of Flora Banks

Tracy Bloom ― No-One Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday

Nathan Bransford ― How to Write a Novel

Anne Brashares ― My Name is Memory

Alafair Burke ― Never Tell


Tim Cantopher ― Depressive Illness: The Curse of the Strong

M. R. Carey ― The Girls with All the Gifts

Stephen Chbosky ― The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Lucy Christopher ― Stolen: A Letter to My Captor

Cat Clarke ― Entangled

Chris Cleave ― The Other Hand

Kerry Cohen ― Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity


Sara Danvers ― The Seven Devils

Eric Jerome Dickey ― Chasing Destiny

Emma Donoghue ― Room


David Eagleman ― Sum: Tales from the Afterlives

Jeffrey Eugenides ― The Virgin Suicides

Janet Evanovich ― One for the Money


Janeal Falor ― You Are Mine

Emma Forrest ― Your Voice In My Head

Dawn French ― A Tiny Bit Marvellous

Jeaniene Frost ― Halfway to the Grave

Jeaniene Frost ― Destined for an Early Grave

Jeaniene Frost ― This Side of the Grave

Jeaniene Frost ― One Grave at a Time

Jeaniene Frost ― Up From the Grave

Jeaniene Frost ― Once Burned

Jeaniene Frost ― Twice Tempted

Jeaniene Frost ― Bound by Flames

Jeaniene Frost ― Into the Fire

Mrs Stephen Fry ― Mrs Fry’s Diary


Neil Gaiman ― The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Stephen Gaines ― One of These Things First

Deborah Geary ― A Reckless Witch

Deborah Geary ― A Nomadic Witch

Nikki Gemmell ― The Bride Stripped Bare

Celina Grace ― Lost Girls

Matt Groening ― Bart Simpson’s Guide to Life


Deborah Harkness ― A Discovery of Witches

Mary Higgins Clark ― Where Are You Now


Alyssa Rose Ivy ― The Hazards of Skinny Dipping


E L James ― Fifty Shades of Grey

E L James ― Fifty Shades Darker

E L James ― Fifty Shades Freed

Paul Jaskunas ― Hidden


Susanna Kaysen ― Girl, Interrupted

Stephen King ― On Writing


Katia Lief ― Here She Lies

James Long ― The Lives She Left Behind


Sarah J. Maas ― A Court of Thorns and Roses

Emily Maguire ―Smoke in the Room

Emily Maguire ―Taming the Beast

Tabitha McGowan ― The Tied Man

Jamie McGuire ― Beautiful Disaster

Margaret McHeyzer ― A Life Less Broken

Stephenie Meyer ― The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide

Stephenie Meyer ― Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2

Susan Meyers ― The Murderer’s Daughters

Caitlin Moran ― How to Be a Woman

Caitlin Moran ― How to Build a Girl

Jenna Moreci ― Eve: The Awakening

Liane Moriarty ― What Alice Forgot

D S Murphy ― The Scarlet Thread


Pablo Neruda ― Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

David Nicholls ― One Day

Naomi Novik ― Uprooted



Jessica Park ― Flat-Out Love

Francine Pascal ― Sweet Valley Confidential

Cat Patrick ― Forgotten

Joanna Penn ― The Successful Author Mindset

Sylvia Plath ― Ariel

Sylvia Plath ― The Colossus and Other Poems

Sylvia Plath ― The Bell Jar


S. K. Quinn ― I Take This Woman


K. J.  Rabane ― Who is Sarah Lawson

Rebecca Ray ― A Certain Age

Celia Rees ― Witch Child

Anne Rice ― Interview with the Vampire


Sharon Sant ― Sky Song

Charles M. Schulz ― The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 8: 1965-1966

V. E. Schwab ― A Darker Shade of Magic

Elizabeth Scott ― Living Dead Girl

Amber Stephens ― The Secret Diary of a Sex Addict

Tabitha Suzuma ― Forbidden


Kitty Thomas ― Comfort Food

Sue Townsend ― True Confessions of Margaret Hilda Roberts Aged 14 ¼


Donna Joy Usher ― The Seven Steps to Closure


Paul Vlitos ― Welcome to the Working Week


A. J. Waines ― Girl on a Train

Vanessa Waltz ― His Witness

S J Watson ― Before I Go To Sleep

Laura Wiess ― Such a Pretty Girl

Jeanette Winterson ― Written on the Body



Samantha Young ― Drip Drop Teardrop


Kat Zhang ― What’s Left of Me


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