Review: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Challenge criteria: A book over 600 pages

Blurb:

Little Women is the heartwarming story of the March family that has thrilled generations of readers. It is the story of four sisters–Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth– and of the courage, humour and ingenuity they display to survive poverty and the absence of their father during the Civil War.

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Book competition haul

Over the past few weeks, I’ve gone from never winning anything to claiming two book prizes in the space of five days. I’d like to say a huge thanks to Rick O Shea and to Becca’s Books for the wonderful bounty.

My TBR shelf is now filled to the brim. Time to take a look at what came my way.

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Review: Nothing Tastes as Good by Claire Hennessy

Challenge criteria: A book set on an island (Ireland is an island, sit down.)

(Disclaimer: I was sent this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of the review.)

Blurb:

The story follows Annabel, a recently deceased anorexic teen who finds herself (unwillingly) assigned as a ghostly ‘helper’ to Julia, another girl with a difficult relationship with food.

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#fakereadergirls: who you be is?

Some girls grew up living for Saturday so they could head for town and spend hours at the MAC counter fawning over their latest eyeshadow. Me, I lived for Saturday mornings in Easons, perched in front of the YA book shelves, breathing it in.

Neither of us were doing it wrong. We were simply indulging in our passions.

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Review: Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me? And Other Concerns by Mindy Kahling

Challenge criteria: A book written by a celebrity

Blurb:

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”

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