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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Tag Thursday: Things Cats Do Book Tag

Last year, June 15th was a pretty dark day as we said goodbye to the true pet of the family – my cat Lucky. Six months later, her mother Alfie followed.

Coincidentally, Tag Thursday falls on the date one year on. I found the Things Cats Do tag on Kate’s blog, and it seems like the perfect fit for this month.

So, June’s Tag Thursday is tinged with a little bit of sadness. This tag is dedicated to my three little best friends, two of whom I’ve said goodbye to in the last year, and a one year memorial to my little pal.

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Author Spotlight: Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult has been writing for years, and though her books often follow the same format (there’s usually a court case somewhere in there), I’ve been hooked on every single one.

I don’t think I’ve even scratched the surface of Jodi’s back catalogue (her most recent novel Small Great Things is her 23rd), but I’ve loved those that I have read. I don’t even think I could pick a favourite. In fact, I think it’s time for a re-read, and I’ve still got some on my bookshelf waiting for me to explore.

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