Author: Tim O'Brien Date Started: 01-04-2019 Date Finished: 12-04-2019 Pages: 210 Genre: Memoir Star Rating:✪✪✪.5 Synopsis: First published in 1973, this intensely personal account of one-foot soldier’s tour of duty in Vietnam established National Book Award-winner Tim O’Brien’s reputation as the outstanding chronicler of the Vietnam experience for a generation of Americans. With simplicity… Continue reading Review: If I Die in a Combat Zone
Christmas with Billy and Me Giovanna Fletcher Version: Physical Paperback ☆☆☆☆☆ Description: Christmas has come to Rosefront Hill and it is destined to be a particularly special one for Sophie May. When a smitten stranger emails Sophie to ask her if he can propose to the woman he loves in her cost teashop, the romantic… Continue reading *REPOST* Christmas with Billy and Me Review
Author: Miklos Nyiszli Purchased: Waterstones Finished: 1st February 2017 Rating: ✪✪✪✪ When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Hungarian Jew and a medical doctor, Dr. Miklos Nyiszli was spared from death for a grimmer fate: to perform "scientific research" on his fellow inmates under the supervision… Continue reading Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account Review
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Lovely recommendations from Ashleigh. There a quite a few here I haven’t read but I will be adding them to my rainy day reads 🙂
Rainy days are just the best days for us bookworms, aren’t they?
It gives us the excuse not to go anywhere. To wrap up in blankets, snuggling cosily with a warm drink, reading a book while hearing the rain pounding the windows. The world is gloomy, but it doesn’t matter because you’re encased in a fictional one.
But what to read?
Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered…
Here are a few recommendations from li’l old me, two for a range of genres for you to pick out and cosy up with on those dismal days.
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My Book Haul I treated myself to some new books this month as it is my birthday on the 25th November. The darkening path trilogy by Philip Womack was given to me by my stepmum. I have linked every book to the Goodreads page so you can have a look at the synopsis. I… Continue reading Book Haul
Secrets in Phoenix Gabriella Lepore 5 stars Description: When Sophie Ballester and her twin brothers Sam and Todd are uprooted from their home and sent to a remote boarding school run by their Great Aunt Ness, they stumble upon a hidden room that holds a secret—a secret that will change everything. The people of Phoenix… Continue reading Secrets in Phoenix Review
Sharp Objects Gillian Flynn 2 stars Goodreads Synopsis Since she left town eight years ago, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed again in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille is haunted by the childhood… Continue reading Sharp Objects Review
Fated Sarah Fine 5 stars Description: Aislin Ferry and Jason Moros have only days until they will be called to account before the Keepers of the Afterlife. Yet as they race to restore order and make their case, their worlds fall into total disarray. Mutiny within the fractured Ferry family threatens Aislin’s hold… Continue reading Fated Review
Dead Until Dark (Sookie StackHouse #1) Charlaine Harris 3 stars Goodreads Synopsis Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much. Not because she's not pretty. She is. It's just that, well, Sookie has this sort of "disability." She can read minds. And that… Continue reading Dead Until Dark Review