Favourite Books I Read In 2017

Having just started a new year, I thought I would write a post about my absolute favourite books that I read in 2017. This list is of exclusively books I read for the first time in 2017 - otherwise Harry Potter, To Kill a Mockingbird etc would come up year after year! - and are … Continue reading Favourite Books I Read In 2017

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Big Magic by Elizabeth Gibert ★★★½

Big Magic is a non-fiction book that discusses what it is to live a creative life and how important this is. This book is incredibly accessible and can be read by anyone, no matter whether you view yourself as a creative person or not. While being fairly short, I found this book to pack quite … Continue reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gibert ★★★½

The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden ★★★★

The Bear and the Nightingale is a magical tale set in medieval times, that is based off Russian fairy tales. The novel tells the story of protagonist Vasilisa, who unlike the rets of her family can see, and interacts with, the household spirits. When her father remarries a stern, city-bred and devoutly religious stepmother, who … Continue reading The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden ★★★★

The Nation’s Favourite Children’s Poems ★★★★½

This poetry collection, produced in 2001, is a collection of famous, well-loved children's poems by many well known authors, selected by Spike Milligan. Having received this book for Christmas when it first came out I had many of the poems read to me when I was extremely young, and have also reread it multiple times … Continue reading The Nation’s Favourite Children’s Poems ★★★★½

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry ★★★½

The Essex Serpent is set in the 1890s, and follows widow Cora Seaborne as she moves from London to an Essex village. Here she is met with whispers of the mysterious Essex Serpent, a fabled and murderous creature, that has supposedly returned. This is an atmospheric historical novel with a distinctly gothic feel, which explores fascinating … Continue reading The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry ★★★½