Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Challenge criteria: A bestseller from a genre you don’t usually read.

Blurb: 

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.

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YA fiction every parent should read

It’s a big misconception out there that YA fiction is only for those whose daily attire includes a school uniform. In fact, that’s quite far from the truth. There’s lots of books originally aimed for a younger audience that adults have simply fallen in love with, such as the Harry Potter or Hunger Games series. But these are definitely not the only YA books that absolutely everyone needs to read.

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Review: Stand by Me by Judi Curtin

Challenge criteria: A book by/about a person with a disability.

Blurb:

What if something that happened a long long time ago still made you sad? Graham is Molly and Beth’s favourite uncle, so they really want to help him fix the past – and since the girls know of a mysterious door that can take them back in time, maybe they can! But how can they find who they’re looking for without apps or social media? And what will the girls make of the 60s, where the hairstyles are wild, the slang is weird and no one’s heard of a mobile phone?

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Review: Goose by Dawn Porter

Challenge criteria: A book by an author from a country you’ve never visited

Blurb:

It’s a year and a half on from Paper Aeroplanes, and Renée is now living with her Aunty Jo. They even have geese, and Renée likes to sit and watch them, wondering if she’ll ever find ‘the One’ – someone who will love her no matter what, and be there for her no matter how bad things get.

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My name in books TBR

This is a challenge I’ve seen around the Internet a couple of times. The basis of it is pretty simple – just name out some books that start with each of the letters of your name. Sounds simple right?

No. For this, I’m going to list a book that I haven’t read, and it’s then my TBR of sorts. Once I’ve read it, I can come back here and talk about it. All of these books are already on my Goodreads TBR shelf, so hopefully this will be what spurs me on to actually tick them off.

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