The Creakers – Tom Fletcher

My taste in books seems to have massive leaps between genre’s the only ones I can never get into are period/war type novels. Lately it’s more YA and psychological but I got The Creakers by Tom Fletcher a while back and it’s what I grabbed off my shelf of to read this week. I LOVEDRead more

Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index – Julie Israel

Driving home from a July 4th party Juniper and her older sister get into a car accident and only one survives and the other is left trying to pick up the pieces and find ways to deal with the grief. Since her sister Camille’s death, Juniper Lemon keeps track of her happiness by writing dailyRead more

About last night – Catherine Alliott

about last night

The good reads synopsis really does the summary of this book perfectly; it’s a funny, enthralling and heartwarming story of a woman who gets a second chance in life – but will she have the courage to take it Molly has moved from London to rural Herefordshire, chasing the Good Life. Swapping the tube forRead more

My (not so) perfect life – Sophie Kinsella

my not so perfect life

Sophie Kinsella is one of those predictable authors that you keep in your back pocket, you know that she isn’t going to disappoint and that her writing is going to be one of those perfect Sunday afternoon reads where you pour yourself a G&T and grab a comfy spot and tell the family you’ll seeRead more

Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies by Lisa Clark

The cookie jar Lisa Clark

A while back Penguin dropped off The Cookie Jar book by Lisa Clark and with it came some sample cookies from the book, the salted chocolate chunk ones and guys… I have been craving this cookie ever since. I can’t explain to you how good it is. Seriously, it’s one of those cookies where onceRead more

Books make me happy 


Yesterday was a pretty decent day considering the last few we’ve had. I paid my car thanks to some help and I even managed to do a small grocery shop so that was a total win. We’ll still need to make sure the eskom bill gets covered but at least I have until next week beforeRead more

[book review] The Brightest Star in the Sky – Chyemenn Santos

Lego party

Earlier this year we had to have our beautiful border collie put down. Joonbug was a rescue we got shortly after moving into our home, it’s a big house and I wanted the safety of a dog. Well it turned out she definitely wasn’t much of a watch dog (she was actually a scaredy catRead more

[BOOK REVIEW] Fool Me Once – Harlan Coben

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”15783″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”15784″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]This was my first Harlan Coben book and I’m not sure why I haven’t heard about him before, being an 8 times New York bestseller and all you’d think I’d know but somehow he slipped past my radar. Thankfully Penguin Books tapped me on theRead more

a giveaway for book lovers

So I’ve been toying with the idea of running a giveaway on my book blog to motivate you to invite your friends who like books to join up to be reviewers because the more reviewers we have the more books we get from authors and I am not a patient person haha. Then Mel and I decidedRead more

[book love] Hooked on Mandalas by Haafner Linssen

Random Struik (aka Penguin books) sent me a copy of Haafner Linssen‘s “Hooked on Mandalas” and man oh man I am hooked (see what I did there, haha).    It arrived yesterday morning and the first thing I did was send The Person photos of some of the ones I thought he’d like then headed toRead more

are you a reader? I need you!

I’ve been blogging for 10 years (joh!) this year and 5 of those ten years I’ve been doing book reviews. In that time I’ve made really great friends and a lot of those friends are authors. When you get to really know published authors you get to learn all about the stuff that readers don’tRead more

The Brave Little Rabbit

I wrote a book! And had it edited! As in I seriously wrote one and finished it all by myself with a beginning a middle and and end and a pretty cute story line. I pantsed it like I usually do but this time I finished it. I’ve written adult books before and mostly with friends,Read more

{book love} Saving our hearts – Velvet Reed

When your whole world shatters and time stands still, recovery is never easy. Plans and dreams, ripped apart now seem impossible and finding a steady rhythm for your beating heart seems unattainable. Cole Tierney and Grace Rivers had a bright, uncomplicated future ahead of them, but the accident changed that. In the aftermath, there areRead more

{book love} Rhythm of my heart – Velvet Reed

Grace Rivers is your everyday twenty-five year old. She could have the world at her feet, but instead chooses to help run the family business. After experiencing great loss early in her life, Grace values what’s most important: her family and friends. But she aches to find that certain someone—that one great, passionate love whoRead more

{book love} Enticed (Charming Incantations) by Monique Snyman

When Lisa Richards’ parents died, she never thought her life would change as drastically as it did. Now she has to take over her father’s seat on a secret supernatural council, lead troops into battle against the ferocious Goblin Lord, and try not to get herself killed in the process. To make matters worse, LisaRead more

{book love} The Faerie War by Rachel Morgan

 The fate of the fae world is in her hands … Violet Fairdale is in big trouble. Her home is gone, her beloved forest lies in ruins, the guy she gave her heart to has deserted her—and she doesn’t remember any of it. The powerful Lord Draven is taking over, brainwashing guardians into fighting forRead more

{book love} The Faerie Prince by Rachel Morgan

 Guardian trainee Violet Fairdale is just weeks away from one of the most important occasions of her life: graduation. After messing up big time by bringing a human into the fae realm, Vi needs to step up her game and forget about Nate if she hopes to graduate as the top guardian of her year.Read more