Books for ages 16+

What to do when your teen is into witchcraft

What to do when your teen is into witchcraft

It can be a bit daunting to discover that your teen is into witchcraft. Visions of pagan dances or even, gulp, human sacrifices spring instantly to mind. Or maybe it's, you know, Harry Potter that witchcraft conjures for you (sacrificial humans? My mind goes to many...

5 Books On My Christmas Wishlist

5 Books On My Christmas Wishlist

I look back over my year of reading and my #52booksin52weeks was a bit of a washout. I was reading, just not as much or as often as I would have liked. I also blogged less often, but thankfully my brother Book Boy Jr (12) stepped into the gap (you can see his...

What I read this month (July 2019)

What I read this month (July 2019)

The majority of the books on this list are books that I have re-read. This month I was quite busy, as I was involved in a  production of the musical ‘Wicked’. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Simon is a relatively normal sixteen year old...

Book review: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Book review: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Title: Everything I Never Told You Author: Celeste Ng Publisher: Penguin Books About the Book: “Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.” When Lydia Lee is late to breakfast one morning, her protective mother, Marilyn, is instantly suspicious. When Marilyn goes to...

What I read this month: April 2019

What I read this month: April 2019

I'm behind with my #52booksin52weeks challenge, but the school work comes first. I'm not ready to concede defeat just yet! Just two books again this month: While Mortals Sleep by Kurt Vonnegut A collection of previously unpublished short fiction from one of my newer...

What I read this month: March 2019

What I read this month: March 2019

The year is starting to get busy and I didn't read as much as I'd hoped to in March. Hopefully, I can get back on track for my #52booksin52 weeks challenge in April. So just two books for March 2019. The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking The Poet Within by Stephen Fry A...

What I read this month: February 2019

What I read this month: February 2019

In great news, I'm on track for my #52booksin52weeks challenge, reading another four in February. Again, it was a mix of novels, biography and poetry. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer The classic tale of an idealistic youth who leaves modern society, throws away his...

What I read this month (January 2019)

What I read this month (January 2019)

This year, I am going to try and read 52 books, one a week. This is what I’ve read so far. Working Class Man by Jimmy Barnes The sequel to Barnes’ first memoir, ‘Working Class Boy’, this book is a surprisingly good read, although I didn’t find it as interesting as the...

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