Non-Fiction, review

Notes On A Nervous Planet – Matt Haig

"I had already written about my mental health in Reasons To Stay Alive. But the question now was not: why should I stay alive? The question this time was a broader one: how can we live in a mad world without ourselves going mad?" Trigger warning: talks of suicide My first exposure to Matt Haig… Continue reading Notes On A Nervous Planet – Matt Haig

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Favourite Books Of The Year | 2018

The arrival of a brand new reading year means that it is time to reflect back on the many stories I consumed in 2018. Sadly, it is not a year will miss as I spent most of it in a big old slump. More often than not, I'd find a gem I adored, finish it… Continue reading Favourite Books Of The Year | 2018

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Mid Year Freak Out Tag

We’ve officially reached the mid-way point in the year, which is a mixture of exciting and terrifying! So it’s time to reflect on all the bookish adventures I’ve had so far. Best Sequel Of The Year So Far This one is actually a bit of a cop-out as I’ve only read two sequels this year… Continue reading Mid Year Freak Out Tag

contemporary, Historical Fiction, review

How To Stop Time – Matt Haig

“All we can ever be is faithful to our memories of reality, rather than the reality itself, which is something closely related but never exactly the same.” Blurb: “Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England… Continue reading How To Stop Time – Matt Haig