*Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a copy of this book. Sarah Crossan has been one of my auto-buy authors for the last four years or so now. I love her work, whether that’s verse written or not. I’ve had the chance to review a couple of her books before, but as Here Is The Beehive is her first adult novel, this felt like something a little more special.
I finally got round to reading Queenie and I truly loved it. I got through it pretty quickly as I found it to be such a page turner. I’ve been meaning to read it for so long and it truly did not disappoint. If you want to hear some of my thoughts on the book, check it out below. There will be some spoilers in this review!
We wanted to write a post highlighting some books by Black authors that both/one of us have read, ones that we own and want to read, and ones we are currently reading. It’s so important to support Black creators not just now but always. Both Sarah and I want to do better and are taking meaningful action to do so. At the start of this list we have linked some articles and blog posts by Black people recommending books by Black authors as well as some lists of films to watch to educate yourself. We will also share in this list some resources for the Black Lives Matter movement, including links to donations and petitions, educational resources and info for protestors. We stand in complete solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and we vow to do better to help the Black community in any way we can.
Everyone has the book that they almost broke up with. The book that almost made it back on to the shelf or in the donations bag after fifty pages because you simply cannot see yourself ever enjoying it. However, for many of us i’m sure, that book often becomes one of our favourites. Mine certainly did.
Her is the story of Emma and Nina, Nina remembers Emma, but Emma doesn’t remember Nina. When their lives come together once again after years of being apart, Nina intends on causing chaos in to Emma’s seemingly perfect life. But in the end, will Emma remember the chaos she caused on Nina’s?
January is officially the month of Christmas money being spend and book sales being enjoyed. Maybe this January I enjoyed my Christmas money and the book sales a little too much. Supposedly this month was the start of my book buying ban, however there were just too many great deals this month that I couldn’t pass up! So on that note, here’s my ridiculously big January book haul!
As we get older and discover new things it’s natural that our reading tastes change. As I didn’t start reading a great deal until I was in my late teens, I haven’t overly noticed my tastes changing from novel to novel. Of course as I’ve gotten to 19 and 20 years old I’ve liked a more mature novel than I did when I was sixteen, and I started to learn the kinds of things I really did enjoy. But I’ve only just started to go through my first major fiction taste change. And it kind of scared me.