Recently, an online book club I’m a member of had a bit of a heated discussion as to whether or not Cecelia Ahern was a real/good author. Things were said, and members even left because of the carnage. But, I got my Carrie Bradshaw hat on and got to thinking. Because yes, Cecelia actually does have a good back catalogue. I’ve even got one of her YA books waiting on my Kindle for me to sort my Netgalley out and read it. So, here we have Cecelia Ahern: A Defence of her Works.
Once in a while, I like to give my room a good clear out. It settles me, and it passes away a few hours when I simply have nothing better to do with my time. Today, I went through the boxes in my bedroom to see what treasures lay hidden.
Among the old pairs of shoes that have worn down and the various items of clothes that are now too big/small for me, I found some old copy books. And not just any old copy books. These contained what I imagined to be my best selling novels, all written between the ages of eight and 14.
Challenge criteria: A book from a genre/subgenre you’ve never heard of.
Another laugh-out-loud dual narrative, Freshers is a YA novel following two protagonists through that tumultuous first year of university. Starring new characters – but featuring some familiar faces from Lobsters – Freshers is a contemporary, authentic story packed full of love, sex and friendship.
I’ve made a very startling discovery. I have quite a lot of books on my Goodreads TBR. So, I’ve decided it needs a bit of a cull. Thankfully, the lovely Lia from Lost in a Story has put together a little challenge to help make your TBR a little bit shorter. Down the TBR Hole is a simple way to get rid of some of the books that you will never read on your TBR and maybe lessen the load a little.
At the moment, my TBR has 317 books on it, which is kind of a lot. So, time to get a little harsh with the ones that are on it.
Challenge criteria: A book that takes place over a character’s life span (well, so far.)
(Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has not affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of this review.)
One girl’s meteoric rise from sofa to TV stardom! From beloved Gogglebox breakout star, to winner of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, achieving her dream of presenting with Ant and Dec on Saturday Night Takeaway and filling Davina’s shoes in the new series of Streetmate, Scarlett is quickly fast-tracking to national treasure status.