Review: Are We Nearly There Yet by Lucy Vine

Challenge criteria: Read a book during the season it’s set in

Blurb:

Alice is turning thirty and is stuck in a rut. Her friends are all coupling up and settling down, while she’s still working as a temp, trying (and failing) not to shag her terrible ex, getting thrown out of clubs, and accidentally sexting her boss…

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Review: The Paper and Hearts Society by Lucy Powrie

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Blurb:

Tabby Brown is tired of trying to fit in. She doesn’t want to go to parties – in fact, she would much rather snuggle up on the sofa with her favourite book.

It’s like she hasn’t found her people …

Then Tabby joins a club that promises to celebrate books. What could go wrong? EVERYTHING – especially when making new friends brings out an AWKWARD BUZZING feeling all over her body.

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Review: Not Lost by Sarah Maria Griffin

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria

Blurb:

“Memoir is not what this thing is. It is just a true story. Except for the parts that are enormous, staggering lies…”

At once brazen and terrified, Sarah Maria Griffin’s hilarious and beautifully written story opens a doorway into the interior life of the Celtic Tiger cubs who have left Ireland to escape the recession in search of prosperity.

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How I Layout My Reading Journal

National Stationery (that’s with an E) Week, was at the start of May, and it’s a celebration of one of my favourite things – notebooks. One of my prized possessions is my reading journal, and I’ve gone through quite a few of them. Since I’m going to start a new journal in the next few weeks, it feels like now is the perfect time to take you on a little tour of my upcoming journal, the one I’ve just finished, and how I lay them out.

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Review: Meat Market by Juno Dawson

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Blurb:

Jana Novak’s history sounds like a classic model cliché: tall and gangly, she’s uncomfortable with her androgynous looks until she’s unexpectedly scouted and catapulted to superstardom.

But the fashion industry is as grimy as it is glamorous. And there are unexpected predators at every turn.

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