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.)

Blurb:

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

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Favourite online bookclubs

Pottermore has opened its bookshelves to us, and we’re about to be blessed with a Harry Potter book club. Yes you did read that right.

In June, the Wizarding World Book Club will come to us to celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter (sorry what). We can finally feel like we’re reading in the Great Hall, or the Common Rooms, or the Library.

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Review: Trouble by Non Pratt

Challenge criteria: A book that’s been on your TBR for way too long.

Blurb:

When the entire high school finds out that Hannah Shepard is pregnant via her ex-best friend, she has a full-on meltdown in her backyard. The one witness (besides the rest of the world): Aaron Tyler, a transfer student and the only boy who doesn’t seem to want to get into Hannah’s pants.

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Review: The Other Us by Fiona Harper

Challenge criteria: A book with an eccentric character

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

Blurb:

If you could turn back time, would you choose a different life?

Forty-something Maggie is facing some hard truths. Her only child has flown the nest for university and, without her daughter in the house, she’s realising her life, and her marriage to Dan, is more than a little stale.

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