ME BEFORE YOU, AFTER YOU & STILL ME BY JOJO MOYES | BOOK REVIEW

Me Before You Let me start off my saying that I have never cried more reading a book than I did reading the final chapters of this. Having seen the film adaption a couple of times I had familiarised myself with the characters and storyline. Although the book is written very simply, there is a…

ESSENCE BY HAYLEY GABRIELLE | RECENTLY READ 9.0

Essence by Hayley Gabrielle is a young adult fantasy book and the first of The Essence Chronicles. This is Hayley’s debut-novel – and a good one at that.

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN BY LIONEL SHRIVER | RECENTLY READ 8.0

‘Kevin made himself up for you, and there must have been, in the very lavishness of his fabrication, a deep and aching desire to please. But do you ever consider how disappointed he must have been when you accepted the decoy as the real thing?’ We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver is a…

THE BOOK THIEF BY MARKUS ZUSAK | RECENTLY READ 7.0

‘They say that war is death’s best friend, but I must offer you a different point of view on that one. To me, war is like the new boss who expects the impossible. He stands over your shoulder repeating one thing incessantly. ‘Get it done, get it done.’ So you work harder. You get the…

Noosa | A trip away

For the past week I have been away on holiday in Noosa, Queensland! I thought it was an ideal time to take a quick break as Melbourne seems to be getting colder by the day… One of the things I conquered on this trip was flying solo. For someone who isn’t a fan of flying I…

An Update 2.0

It has been far too long since my last update so I thought I would share some photos and have a little chat about the year so far. The past six months have been intense but some of the best. I moved out of home and absolutely love having my own place. It was a…

THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ BY HEATHER MORRIS | RECENTLY READ 6.0

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris follows the story of Lale, a young Jewish man sent to the Birkenau concentration camp in Poland during the Second World War. The novel not only provides insight into the minds of Lale and his fellow inmates, but the vile and vicious mistreatment of the hundreds of thousands…

A Collated Review | RECENTLY READ 5.0

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Hannah Kent’s writing style is engaging from the very first page. The characters she writes on and explores are intriguing and at times heartbreaking. I cannot recommend this book enough to anyone, and I mean anyone. I knew nothing about this except that it is set in Iceland around 1820…

Alice Sebold’s Way With Words

Established author Alice Sebold has a way with words; her writing style is unique and captivating. You may know her work from The Lovely Bones (2006), a novel later adapted into a highly successful film (2009) by Director Peter Jackson. I remember watching the film for the first time – it gave me nightmares for…

Exploring Torquay

  I hope you are all well! Today’s post is a hand full of photos from a recent family trip to Torquay, Victoria. Can I just say, how insane are the views?! It is a beautiful place with so much to explore, take photos of and enjoy. It is definitely a relaxing destination for a…