Challenge criteria: A book you own but have never read.
Okay, I admit it…I didn’t do it.
This is normal, right? I mean, just because everyone I know has talked like they’ve already done it doesn’t mean that they’re telling the truth…right?
Ireland has a long history of fantastic writers in many different genres, and YA fiction is absolutely no exception. I was raised on books, and especially Irish ones. Even now, I can’t help but go back to the teen section in my local bookshop and pick up something.
Some of the best fiction I’ve read throughout my life comes from Irish writers, and there’s plenty in the YA canon that will keep you occupied. Clear your TBR.
Challenge criteria: A book recommended by your local librarian/bookseller.
(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.)
What if you only had 3 minutes to save your own life and the clock is already counting down… Continue reading
I wasn’t going to write any new stuff this week, because I’m in the depths of my dissertation, but when I get shouty I get shouty, and someone has to hear me.
Challenge criteria: A book that was once banned.
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read.