Review: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Challenge criteria: A book written by an author from Asia/South America/Africa


When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.

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Books I Meant to Read in 2018 But Didn’t

This post is part of Top 10 Tuesday, run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

I am so bad at buying books, throwing them on my TBR, getting superbly excited about them, and then PRETENDING THEY DON’T EXIST. Repeat ad nauseum. It might be something pretty common for all book bloggers, but we’re all as bad as each other really.

I buy physical books that end up gathering dust. There are tonnes of ebooks taking up space on my Kindle that I’ve promised myself I would read immediately.

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Books I Wish I’d Had As A Teen

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

I’m going to say it. My reading has really come long way since I was a teenager. I’m onluy in my mid 20s, but there are so many books I wish had been available when Iwas younger. If I had a time machine that helped me go back and visit teenage Aoife, there are more than a couple of books I’d bring her.

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Review: The Night of the Party by Rachael English

Challenge criteria: A book with a time of day in the title.


January 1982: In the village of Kilmitten, the Crossan family are holding their annual party during the biggest snowstorm Ireland has seen in decades. By the end of the night, the parish priest, Father Leo Galvin, is dead.

The lives of four teenagers – Tom, Conor, Tess and Nina – who had been drinking beer and smoking in a shed at the back of the house, will never be the same. But one of them carries a secret from that night that he has never shared.

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Review: How Do You Like Me Now by Holly Bourne

Challenge criteria: A book with song lyrics in the title

(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.)


‘Turning thirty is like playing musical chairs. The music stops, and everyone just marries whoever they happen to be sitting on.’ 

Who the f*ck is Tori Bailey?

There’s no doubt that Tori is winning the game of life. A straight-talking, bestselling author, she’s inspired millions of women around the world with her self-help memoir. And she has the perfect relationship to boot.

But Tori Bailey has been living a lie.

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