My favourite books of 2018 (so far)

The first half of 2018 has been good to me reading-wise. I've read so many good books already and I hope my good luck will continue on in the next half of the year! I have rated all of these books either four or five stars and there was something about each of these books that I really loved reading.

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The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart

It's 1911, and 21-year-old Evelyn Northey desperately wants to become a doctor. Her father forbids it, withholding the inheritance that would allow her to attend university. At the outbreak of World War I, Evelyn disobeys her father, enlisting as an army nurse bound for Egypt and the disastrous Gallipoli campaign.

A Room at the Manor by Julie Shackman (review + author interview!)

Hi everyone! Recently I read the fantastic contemporary romance novel called A Room at the Manor and I was fortunate enough to interview the author, Julie Shackman! So please have a read of my brief review to see just how romantic and elegant this novel is, and then continue on to learn more about the novel from … Continue reading A Room at the Manor by Julie Shackman (review + author interview!)

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman (review)

What if everything you set yourself up to be was wrong? Frances has always been a study machine with one goal, elite university. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret – not even the person she is on the inside. But when Frances meets Aled, the shy genius behind her favourite podcast, she discovers a new freedom. He unlocks the door to Real Frances and for the first time she experiences true friendship, unafraid to be herself. Then the podcast goes viral and the fragile trust between them is broken. Caught between who she was and who she longs to be, Frances’ dreams come crashing down. Suffocating with guilt, she knows that she has to confront her past…

Skylarks by Karen Gregory (review)

When she was little, Joni used to have dreams that she could fly. But these days her feet are firmly on the ground – they have to be when money's tight and her dad can't work and the whole family has to pull together to keep afloat. Then she meets Annabel. Annabel is everything Joni isn't, and yet there's a spark between them. Though Joni barely believes it at first, she thinks they might be falling in love. But when Annabel's parents find out about the relationship, it's clear they believe there are some differences that are impossible to overcome ...

May Wrap-Up ✨

Hey everyone! May is over, which means so many things. It's winter and the days are finally getting cold. Last week there were days still at 20 Celsius, so I hope now that June is here there will be some actual cold weather.  The end of May also means that I am on a uni break! All of my assignments are due by 8 June, so then for around five weeks I can think more about my blog and writing. I'm very excited – I plan on redesigning my blog, too!