From picture books through middle grade to occasionally adult fiction too, here’s where I share the books we’ve loved (or liked a lot). The not so good stay on my goodreads!
RATING: 5/5 I came across this middle-grade World War II adventure story by Vanessa Harbour when I attended an online workshop by the Golden Egg Academy. Published by Firefly Press this book has been out in the UK for a couple of… Continue reading Book Review: Flight by Vanessa Harbour
Our local libraries (Wirral Libraries) are now offering an order-and-collect service, which is fantastic for our book loving family and also the bank balance! Raise your hand if, like me, you spent all the money saved from staying home during lockdown on… Continue reading Book Review: Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue by Paula Harrison and Jenny Lovlie
Rating: 5/5 I definitely recommend this book to all Middle Grade readers -whether you fall into the age bracket or not (like me!) – particularly those who like a little heart felt fantasy. It’s a real page turner and beautifully told. Blurb… Continue reading Book Review: The House With Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson #amreading #middlegradefiction
Rating: 5/5 Blurb (from goodreads): On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, an extraordinary event takes place. The regulars are telling stories to while away the dark hours, when the door bursts open on a grievously… Continue reading Book Review: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
Rating 5/5 I’m writing this having just put the book down and therefore with a swelling heart, which is often (though not always) the case in the moments after I finish a good book. Time usually makes me a little more critical,… Continue reading Book Review: Gullstruck Island by Frances Hardinge #amreading #bookbloggers #readingrecommendations
Rating: 3/5 I got really excited about In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan, when I stumbled across it on Goodreads. After deciding it was clearly a must-read YA fantasy and something I should read for research and for fun, I bought a… Continue reading Book Review: In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
RATING: 5/5 Margaret Atwood can do no wrong in my eyes. Perhaps it is a mistake to be so uncritical, but to me the scale of her contribution to literature, her years of experience and her dedication to producing intelligent, thought-provoking and… Continue reading Book Review: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
RATING: 5/5 Oh my goodness…another book that had me welling up and smiling through life affirming heart surges! The Girl with the Dragon Heart is a truly magical book, in all senses of the word, and it caught me in its spell.… Continue reading Book Review: The Girl with the Dragon Heart by Stephanie Burgis
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