Mini Reviews – Lifestyle Books

I’m a bit of a hippy… There, I’ve said it. Judge me at your leisure… And I’ve decided recently that this is actually something I want to encourage more of in my lifestyle. Being a massive book fiend, I obviously turned first to some books to figure out how I might do that… Living on…

The Masked City

Author: Genevieve Cogman | Publisher: Pan I read The Invisible Library, the first book in the series, a couple of weeks ago and absolutely loved it. I was so excited when The Masked City arrived, and I could continue the adventure with Irene, Kai and Vale! My review of The Invisible Library. There’s always a…

The Little Teashop of Lost and Found

Author: Trisha Ashley | Publisher: Black Swan Alice Rose is a foundling, discovered on the Yorkshire moors above Haworth as a baby. Adopted but then later rejected again by a horrid step-mother, Alice struggles to find a place where she belongs. Only baking – the scent of cinnamon and citrus and the feel of butter…

The Invisible Library

Author: Genevieve Cogman | Publisher: Pan Macmillan OMG did I love this book! I stayed up reading it last night until I genuinely could not keep my eyes open any longer. Could not put it down. I’ve been hearing about The Invisible Library series for a while, and I really can’t remember now why I…

A Wizard of Earthsea

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin | Publisher: Penguin The Earthsea books are one of those classic works of fantasy, in the same vein as Lord of the Rings or His Dark Materials, which are raved about by pretty much everyone. And Ursula K. Le Guin has achieved near-godlike status among fantasy fans. I’ve heard so…

The Book Juggle

Since I’ve been pretty busy, and haven’t actually managed to finish a book in a while, I saw this tag over on @Books and Blends and thought it would be perfect. Plus, I haven’t done a tag in a while… The Book Juggle originates over @Vicariously & Voraciously, which is a new find for me…

How To Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings

Author: Sarah Cooper | Publisher: Andrews McMeel Ambitious women are so scary. In this fast-paced business world, female leaders need to make sure they’re not perceived as pushy, aggressive, or competent. In How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings, Sarah Cooper, author of the bestselling 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings, illustrates how…

Y is for Yesterday

Author: Sue Grafton | Publisher: Pan Macmillan I was in Waterstones the other day, just browsing (very dangerous), when I came across Y is for Yesterday. I’m a huge fan of Sue Grafton’s Alphabet series, so I’m not sure how I missed it… But anyway, there it was, and right there on the front it…

Life on the Leash

Author: Victoria Schade | Publisher: Simon and Schuster I read Life on the Leash on the recommendation of @Simone and Her Books. I was looking for something light, because with my job at the moment I’m finding I just have less time to read. So anything heavy, or which doesn’t grab me right away, is…

Six of Crows

Author: Leigh Bardugo | Publisher: Macmillan Better late than never, Ashley and I finally found the time to have a chat about our Book Club book for August: Six of Crows… Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy…