Book Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Mass

Prepare to have your heart ripped out. The third book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series is A Court of Wings and Ruin (a.k.a ACOWAR). I had gotten three copies of it: one hardback from Amazon, a paperback from my niece and a special edition hardback from Indigo. The Indigo version arrived a few days aheadContinue reading “Book Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Mass”

I Switched from Reading Fiction to Fact — And Now I Want to Go back

After years of exclusively reading non-fiction, fiction now feels more appealing. Like a lot of people, I was an enthusiastic reader as a child. I would steamroll my way through various book series, from Asterix to A Series Of Unfortunate Of Events. Sadly, my passion for reading dwindled somewhat during my years in high school. Upon reflection, IContinue reading “I Switched from Reading Fiction to Fact — And Now I Want to Go back”

5 Books I Can’t Stop Thinking About

These are my most memorable reads of 2020, which have stayed with me months after finishing them. It could be that 2020 has made me more mindful, or maybe I just had a great reading year, but seldom has it happened for the memories of so many books to recur in my mind. This playsContinue reading “5 Books I Can’t Stop Thinking About”

A Book From Each Genre That Made up My Favourite Reads of 2020

Switching it up from the classic ‘top ten books of the year’ — I have chosen my favourites by each genre. I’m done with writing about how awful 2020 has been, since there are only so many times one can state the obvious. Instead, I’d like to focus on one of the best aspects ofContinue reading “A Book From Each Genre That Made up My Favourite Reads of 2020”

Everything I Read in 2020

Breaking down my year of reading month by month: including my ratings, thoughts, and recommendations. If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know by now just how much reading has played a role in my life throughout the past few months. It’s pretty much been my lifeline. Yes, I’ve read more this year because I’ve had moreContinue reading “Everything I Read in 2020”

‘The Discomfort of Evening’: A Disturbing but Compelling Read

The international prize winner paints a dark, violent and uncomfortable picture of life in the rural Netherlands. The Discomfort of Evening is a novel like no other. In many ways, it is evocative of the traditional literary fiction genre. Told through the perspective of Jas, a 10-year-old girl — it is highly character-driven. My qualms withContinue reading “‘The Discomfort of Evening’: A Disturbing but Compelling Read”