5 books I really, really NEED to read!

My TBR* is currently over 400 books long, and one day I will get around to reading every single one of them, but until that day, there will always be some of them that manage to creep their way up the list, on the basis of being made of awesome. These are five books that […]

A Boy Made of Blocks

“Life is an adventure, not a walk. That’s why it’s difficult.” Alex’s life is falling apart. He works at a job he despises, he’s just walked out on his wife, and, above all else, he doesn’t know how to be a father to his son. But, Sam, a lonely eight-year-old boy on the autism spectrum, […]

Relativity

This is a story of family and physics, similarities and differences. Some books just touch your heart and make you feel all the feels, and this book was one of them for me. Relativity, Antonia Hayes’ debut novel, follows the story of a young boy, his single mother, and his estranged father, as they struggle […]

World Mental Health Day

Books are wondrous chapels of escapism. They can transport us to realms far beyond the reaches of our own imagination. They introduce us to friends whom we’ll never meet but still love like family. They are never ending treasure troves of unexplored adventures. But they can also be the warm hug we need at the […]

Jodi Picoult’s greatest book so far.

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the representation of people of colour within the publishing industry. In both areas, those being published and those doing the publishing, PoC are shockingly unrepresented, and with ignorant and misleading comments repeatedly being made by those higher up in the industry (and in other industries), it is […]

Holding up the Problematic Universe

Whenever I hear about a new book that features a protagonist who is above the average weight of your usual YA protagonist, I get both excited and apprehensive. On the one hand, I would’ve loved fifteen-year-old me to have been able to read stories about characters like her, characters which were sadly missing from books […]

At the end of the story comes the beginning.

“At the end of the story comes the beginning. We wake up from the dream, from the nightmare, from life – and if we knew where we were going to fall next, this is when we might lay down some straw.” Here, in 2016, we are living at a time when, on a daily basis […]