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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...

Book review: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Book review: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

This book review of The Crossover is brought to you by Book Boy Jr (12). Title: The Crossover Author: Kwame Alexander Publisher: Houghton Mifflin About the book: This book is a blend of hip-hop poetry and normal text. It follows the story of JB, a young basketball...

Book review: Holes by Louis Sachar

Book review: Holes by Louis Sachar

This book review of Holes is by my little brother Book Boy Jr (12). Title: Holes Author: Louis Sachar Publisher: Bloomsbury About the book: This book follows the story of Stanley Yelnats, who has been cursed by his pig-stealing great-great-grandfather and has been...

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 Just two books again this month: While Mortals Sleep by Kurt Vonnegut A collection of previously unpublished short fiction from one of my newer...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: 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...

What I read this month (September 2018)

What I read this month (September 2018)

I am cheating a bit here by combining August and September, but I don't think anyone will mind. Night by Elie Wiesel  This book was confronting, yet beautifully written in its simplicity Adrian Mole and the weapons of mass destruction by Sue Townsend The Other...

Book review: The Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawrence

Book review: The Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawrence

This book review of The Skeleton Tree is brought to you by Book Boy Jr, aged 11.   Title: The Skeleton Tree Author: Iain Lawrence Publisher: Tundra/Penguin Random House About the book: I got this book during a recent visit to Canada. It was recommended by Sarah...

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