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The Book Thief – Book Review

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Genres: Historical fiction, young adult fiction Synopsis: It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.By her brother’s graveside, Liesel’s life is changed when she picks…

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In Cold Blood – Book Review

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote  Genres: True Crime, Non-Fiction, Classics, Mystery, Thriller Synopsis: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is an intense, ground-breaking true crime novel about the murders of the Clutter Family in 1959. Throughout the novel, Truman Capote reconstructs the events…

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Let it Snow – Book Review

Let it snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle Genres: Young adult, Romance, Fiction, Contemporary Synopsis: It’s Christmas Eve and the worst blizzard for fifty years has blanketed Gracetown. But as well as snowflakes, love is in the air – and appearing in the…

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Books I Should’ve Read Already

I just googled how many books there are in the world, and according to Google, there are approximately 130 MILLION BOOKS published in modern times. Now, logically, I know that I am definitely not going to read ALL of these books, because frankly that…

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The Declaration – Book Review

The Declaration by Gemma Malley Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Fiction, Romance Synopsis: When you can live for ever by taking one tablet…When no one needs to die…Anna Covey should never have been born.Sixteen-year-old Anna lives in a brutal, oppressive Surplus Hall. She obeys all the rules…

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To Kill a Mockingbird – Book Review

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Genres: Classics, Bildungsroman, Southern Gothic Synopsis: A lawyer’s advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee’s classic novel – a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young…

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Atonement – Book Review

Atonement by Ian McEwan Genres: Bildungsroman, post-modernist, historical fiction Synopsis: On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her too…

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Tips for Buying Books

Not only am I an avid reader but I like to think that I am also a keen book collector, to the point where it can be quite concerning how many books I manage to buy when I go out on a book shopping…

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The Fault in Our Stars – Book Review

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Genres: Young adult, romance, teen fiction Synopsis: Despite the tumour-shrinking medical miracle that has brought her a few years. Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot…

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Nineteen Eighty-Four – Book Review

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell Genres: Dystopian, political satire, science fiction, political fiction, classics Synopsis: Winston works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When…

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Five Feet Apart – Book Review

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott and Mikki Daughtry Genres: Young adult, romance, teen fiction Synopsis: Stella Grant likes to be in control – even though her totally out-of-control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. What…

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22 Books I want to read in 2022

Over the last 4 months I have been seeing so many bloggers and youtubers talking about the ’22 books I want to read in 2022′. Each time I read someone’s post I think, ‘yes I want to do that too’ but of course, procrastination…

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