Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Challenge criteria: A book set on a college or univeristy campus.


A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan..

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

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Books I’m Thankful For

This post is part of Top 10 Tuesday run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

We don’t really have Thanksgiving in Ireland, which is a shame because the holiday contains many of the things I enjoy – friends, family, and food. A lot of food.

That’s not to say I can’t take on one of the fundamental things about this holiday, and give some praise to some books that made quite the impact on my life. These books have shaped me significantly, and they’re for sure books you should also pick up.

Books I'm Thankful For

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Witchy Books

This post is part of Six for Sunday run by Steph from A Little But a Lot.

With Hallowe’en fast approaching, it’s definitely time to get a bit spooky with my TBR. I’ve some fantastic witchy books I want to get through this week before Hallowe’en comes. Also, I have Friday free from work, so I have a long weekend to read as much as I please.

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Books I’d Take on an Autumn Walk

This post is part of Six for Sunday, run by Steph from A Little But a Lot.

I think autumn is the best season to go out for a stroll. The weather is perfect – it’s not so hot you’re sweating your way through the walk, but it’s not so cold you can’t feel your toes when you come home. It’s also a great thing to do before sitting in a warm café with a delicious hot drink in front of you.

After your walk, you’ve for sure earned some time to curl up with your book. If there’s a fire you can sit beside, even better. These books are perfect for keeping that autumn stroll feel going.

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Review: Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes by Holly Bourne

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.


Welcome to Camp Reset, a summer camp with a difference. A place offering a shot at “normality” for Olive, a girl on the edge, and for the new friends she never expected to make – who each have their own reasons for being there. Luckily Olive has a plan to solve all their problems. But how do you fix the world when you can’t fix yourself?

Image via Goodreads

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