Bookish Loves

This post is part of Six for Sunday, run by Steph from A Little But a Lot.

When it comes to reading, I really know what I like. I’ve been reading for so long, and reading such a diverse amount of themes, that I’ve built up a little list of must haves.

What can I say. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

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Review: They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Challenge criteria: A book that takes place in a single day.


Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day.

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today.

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2018 End of Year Reading Survey

I’ve seen this post doing the rounds a LOT and you know me, I bow easily to peer pressure. So, we’re going in. I’m doing this post in place of January’s Tag Thursday, which takes place every third Thursday of the month. January is all about looking forward to the year to come. I, however, am taking the month to reminisce on 2018 and some of the fantastic books I read then. This is one of the most thorough look backs at the year in reading I think I could ever do.

I used my Goodreads profile and my reading journal to help decide what books fit for each question. For some of them, I’ll be checking against the stats here on my blog.

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Review: The Importance of Being Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen

Challenge criteria: A book written by two female authors


Aisling is 29 and she’s still a complete Aisling.

After a tough year, things between herself and John are back on track, and life with Sadhbh and Elaine in their notiony Dublin apartment is more craic than ever.

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Review: Best Foot Forward by Adam Hills

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.


Adam Hills was a quiet primary school kid with a prosthetic foot, who did all his homework and only spoke when spoken to. His dad sparked in him a love of comedy and together they’d spend hours watching and listening to the greats like Peter Sellers and Mel Brooks, so, when it was Adam’s turn to speak, he made sure he was funny.

Once he hit high school, comedy was Adam’s obsession (along with a deep love for the South Sydney Rabbitohs). While his mates were listening to Iron Maiden and AC/DC, he was listening to Kenny Everett and Billy Connolly. And when a report card came home with a comment praising his sense of humour, he was far prouder of that than his grades (his mum not so much).

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