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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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: Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith

Challenge criteria: A book published in 2017

(Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher, My Kinda Book, in exchange for an honest review. This has not affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of this review.)

Blurb:

Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.

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Interview with an Author: Ruth Gilligan

Irish author Ruth Gilligan started writing when she was in Transition Year, and her first novel Forget was published in 2006. Ruth was the youngest person ever to reach the top of the Irish bestsellers list. Two more novels followed, before Ruth took a break from the publishing world to begin her studies in the UK.

Ruth studied English at Cambridge, and also holds an MA in Creative Writing from both Yale and the University of East Anglia, as well as a PhD in English from the University of Exeter. She’s currently a full time lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham.

Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan, Ruth’s fourth book, was published in January 2017, her first book since 2009. Ruth told me about bringing work home, and how plans are going for her upcoming wedding.

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