May Book Haul

May was a pretty quiet month for new books, really. Money was still a bit of an issue, and I wasn’t really looking for books as much as I had been in previous months. Maybe I’m sick.

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Review: Then. Now. Always. by Isabelle Broom

Challenge criteria: A book set somewhere you’ve never been but would like to visit

Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher, Michael Joseph Books, in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of this review . 


Twenty-eight year old Hannah is ready for an adventure. She and her colleagues are in Spain for a month to film a documentary, and it’s a dream come true. Not least because Hannah will get to spend long summer days with Theo, her boss (and crush). If only Tom (Hannah’s best friend and cameramen) and Claudette (the presenter) would stop getting in the way…

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Favourite romance tropes

This post comes as part of my role as a #BroodingYAHero Street Team member, the #BroodyBFFs.

I’m not a huge romance expert. It’s not prevalent in my personal life, and it features once in a while in the books I read. When I do read some romance though, I know exactly what I’m looking for.

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Favourite bookstagrammers

I set up my own Bookstagram account last year to keep my book habits away from my family and friends, and it’s (very) slowly starting to grow legs, thank you algorithm.

There are some places I go to instantly for inspiration, and to lust over their shelves. Funnily enough, the majority of them are Antipodean. You’d swear I live my life with one foot on a plane to Australia.

One day, my own little spot could turn out like one of these. Until then, I’ll just keep lusting.

(Psst – if you want to follow me too, that’s cool.)

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Review: The Last Piece of my Heart by Paige Toon

Challenge criteria: A book about books or reading.

(Disclaimer: I was sent this book by the publishers, Simon and Schuster, in exchange for an honest review. This has not affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of this review.)


Meet Bridget, a successful travel journalist with ambitions to turn her quirky relationship blog into a novel.

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