• 4 stars,  crime

    Review: ‘You Don’t Know Me’ by Imran Mahmood

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars   An unnamed defendant stands accused of murder. Just before the Closing Speeches, the young man sacks his lawyer, and decides to give his own defence speech. He tells us that his barrister told him to leave some things out. Sometimes, the truth can be too difficult to explain, or believe. But he thinks that if he’s going to go down for life, he might as well go down telling the truth. There are eight pieces of evidence against him. As he talks us through them one by one, his life is in our hands. We, the…

  • monthly review

    Month in Numbers: February and March

    I hadn’t meant to leave such a long time between posts but I’ve been through a crazily busy period at work and I haven’t really had any time to read, never mind blog about reading. We’ve just got back from…

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    Month in Numbers: January

    As I seem to do every year, I’m changing up how I do my monthly reviews in 2018.  Last year I did a monthly favourites post but this year I’m tracking more of my reading using Sophie from Portal in…

  • 2.5 stars,  ghosts,  horror,  YA

    Review: ‘As I Descended’ by Robin Talley

    Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars Maria Lyon and Lily Boiten are their school’s ultimate power couple—even if no one knows it but them. Only one thing stands between them and their perfect future: campus superstar Delilah Dufrey. Maria and…

  • challenge

    2018 Reading Challenges

    I haven’t done year long reading challenges in a while. When I’ve done them previously, I’ve either not really paid attention to them and have just ended up failing miserably or I’ve found them a hindrance to reading because I…

  • reading habits

    2017 End of Year Book Survey

    I was going to do a straight ‘Top Books of the Year’ post and then I was struggling to think of books to put onto it. It turns out that I’ve had a bit of a mixed reading year. On…

  • monthly review

    June Wrap-up and Favourites

    June was extraordinary. We got married, spent three weeks in Italy exploring, eating and drinking delicious wine and it was truly incredible. Since I’ve been back at work, I’ve been insanely busy but I’ve barely had time to think during…