Six for Sunday: Auto pick up authors

This is a part of Six for Sunday, run by Steph from Eenalol.

There are a couple of authors I am drawn to almost instantly. They could write a phone book and I would be all over it. Some are authors I met early in my life, and some I’ve only come to know in the last few years.

  • Holly Bourne
  • Isabelle Broome
  • Jacqueline Wilson
  • Louise O’Neill
  • Matt Haig
  • Sophie Kinsella

Review: Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill

Challenge criteria: A book about feminism.


In a world in which baby girls are no longer born naturally, women are bred in schools, trained in the arts of pleasing men until they are ready for the outside world. At graduation, the most highly rated girls become “companions”, permitted to live with their husbands and breed sons until they are no longer useful.

For the girls left behind, the future – as a concubine or a teacher – is grim.

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Favourite YA friendships

It’s World Friendship Day today, so I can’t think of any better time to look back on some of the best friendships I’ve seen in YA fiction.

It’s not exactly a secret that the friendships you make in your teenage years can be among the most influential in your life. You’re growing as a person and finding out who you are, so having a bunch of people around you who are also making the same discovery can be a huge weight off.

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Tag Thursday: The Mid Year Freakout Tag – 2018 Edition

Yeah, it’s somehow July, half the year has passed us by, and I still have so damn much to read. But, I also like to use the midpoint of the year to take a look back at how reading has been so far. I really enjoyed doing this tag last year. So, when my good friend Cora from Tea Party Princess tagged me in this, I knew I had to take part again.