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A board for sharing my book reviews that I post on the blog. I share my thoughts, opinions and ideas on the books that I've read.

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OUR CHEMICAL HEARTS BY KRYSTAL SUTHERLAND - Read and Seek

After watching Nabibliomania’s September Wrap Up video on BookTube a few weeks ago, I immediately added this book to my TBR list and went ahead to buy my own copy. I must be honest; if I never watched her video I doubt I would’ve made much of an effort to read it, all because of a …

A TRAGIC KIND OF WONDERFUL BY ERIC LINDSTROM | THE TRAGICS AND THE WONDERFULS

A TRAGIC KIND OF WONDERFUL BY ERIC LINDSTROM | THE TRAGICS AND THE WONDERFULS - Read and Seek

A couple of weeks back I received this book from Jonathan Ball Publishers in exchange for an honest review. I haven’t heard much about A Tragic Kind of Wonderful before receiving it, but as soon as I opened the package I’ve been seeing it in every book store I step into. The only thing I …

EIGHT BOOKS FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS | A LIST OF FAVOURITES

EIGHT BOOKS FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS | A LIST OF FAVOURITES - Read and Seek

It’s been a good while since I walked through my high school gates for the last time, brimming with nerves and overflowing with excitement for the new chapter that waits. When I look back, I can’t say that high school itself was as tough on me as it was for so many of my peers; …

MY ISSUE WITH FEMALE NARRATORS IN YA CONTEMPORARY BOOKS

MY ISSUE WITH FEMALE NARRATORS IN YA CONTEMPORARY BOOKS - Read and Seek

If you’ve read this post, you will have seen that I briefly spoke about my issue with the way in which girls are portrayed in Young Adult Contemporary books. It’s something that really angers me the more I think of it because it’s just a little troubling to see that these kinds of harmful stereotypes …

MY GO-TO CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE BOOKS | A LIST OF FAVOURITES

MY GO-TO CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE BOOKS | A LIST OF FAVOURITES - Read and Seek

Can I be honest with you for a second? Because I have a confession to make and I’d love it if I could get it off my chest without being judged… I LOVE ROMANCE BOOKS!! There! I said it!! I’m a total sucker when it comes to a good romantic book filled with angst, suspense, …

THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS BY RUTH HOGAN | A BOOK REVIEW

THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS BY RUTH HOGAN | A BOOK REVIEW - Read and Seek

Oh boy, I had a fun time reading this book! It was a delightfully entertaining read that really surprised me with it’s underlying messages that could so easily apply to my own life. It baffles me that I haven’t seen a single thing about it on bookstagram, especially when so many people commented about the …

A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA BY MELISSA FLEMING | AN INCREDIBLE STORY OF LOVE, LOSS, and SURVIVAL

A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA BY MELISSA FLEMING | AN INCREDIBLE STORY OF LOVE, LOSS, and SURVIVAL - Read and Seek

A Hope More Powerful than the Sea is without question one of the hardest books I’ve ever had to review. It completely stressed me out, as the thought of someone skipping this book because of my review, made me break out in hives! Okay, I’m exaggerating; but the level of anxiety I experienced thinking of …

HEARTLESS BY MARISSA MEYER | BUDDY READING WITH MOONLIGHT BOOKS

HEARTLESS BY MARISSA MEYER | BUDDY READING WITH MOONLIGHT BOOKS - Read and Seek

Hey, Hi, Hello! Can you tell how excited I am about today’s post? It’s slightly different from my usual book review in that it’s actually an interview to do a bit of constructive fanning and fawning over this magical book that gave me all the ‘feels’, along with all the “stuff and nonsense”. A few …

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 2017 | COMBINED FILM AND BOOK REVIEW

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 2017 | COMBINED FILM AND BOOK REVIEW - Read and Seek

For weeks I’ve been quietly obsessing over the new Beauty and the Beast film while the rest of South Africa patiently waits for it to be released. Finally the time has come; and tickets are very quickly being booked in anticipation for one of the most iconic Disney fairy tales brought to life. I’m …

MY TOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NEWBIE READERS | YOUNG ADULT

MY TOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NEWBIE READERS | YOUNG ADULT - Read and Seek

As a book blogger and general book enthusiast, people tend to ask me for recommendations all the time. It can be a bit overwhelming because I don’t want to recommend a book that someone won’t enjoy, and everyone is different, so my ‘favourite book’ may be some else’s ‘least favourite book ever’. It’s a tough …

DIVERSITY SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY | POST #1

DIVERSITY SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY | POST #1 - Read and Seek

For the past few months book bloggers, bookstgrammers, booktubers and bookish Twitter accounts have been rallying behind the campaign for authors to write more diverse books. So many people are getting involved, and in the next few months we will be seeing a lot of exciting new releases with different elements of diversity. This is …

TOP 10 BOOKS FOR 2016

TOP 10 BOOKS FOR 2016 - Read and Seek

I am a little shocked that I managed to complete my Goodreads Challenge this year, what with having a rather weird year of reading. I managed to read a total of 70 books, which was quite a cut considering that I started the year off quite ambitiously by declaring a goal of 150 books. Even …

NOVEMBER READS

NOVEMBER READS - Read and Seek

Guys, I am so ready to give 2016 a proper send off! Man, this year was strange, brutal and insanely chaotic! And judging by the posts everyone has been putting up on their social media profiles, I am not alone in feeling this way. Although, 2016 has also brought lots of good things too; like the …

THE SECRET LIVES OF THE AMIR SISTERS BY NADIYA HUSSAIN | A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

THE SECRET LIVES OF THE AMIR SISTERS BY NADIYA HUSSAIN | A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION - Read and Seek

INFORMATION Author: Nadiya Hussain Genre: Contemporary Fiction Diversity Element: Muslim, Bangladeshi characters Published: 12th January 2017 *I received this book from Jonathan Ball Publishers in exchange for an honest review* GOODREADS SYNOPSIS The four Amir sisters – Fatima, Farah, Bubblee and Mae – are the only young Muslims in the quaint English village of Wyvernage. On …

DIVERSITY SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY | POST #5

DIVERSITY SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY | POST #5 - Read and Seek

"Diversity Spotlight Thursday” is a weekly meme where book bloggers who choose to participate, post about a diverse book fitting three different categories.

5 SEQUELS THE BOOK WORLD WOULD’VE DONE JUST FINE WITHOUT | INCLUDING A LITTLE RANT

5 SEQUELS THE BOOK WORLD WOULD’VE DONE JUST FINE WITHOUT | INCLUDING A LITTLE RANT - Read and Seek

We all know how expensive books are. But as book lovers we’ll gladly sacrifice a few meals if it means that we can add a book or two to our collection – or am I the only one?? I love reading; I love the suspense and mystery that comes along with a good book. So …