Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo - George Saunders The weirdest book I've ever read - Leah Smith I wish I could just use that as the review, it's true and I feel like this is the kind of book where you don't want to know too much before going in. It's something you have to experience… Continue reading Lincoln in the Bardo


The sisters of the Winterwood

The Sisters of the Winterwood - Rena Rossner Firstly, this cover is gorgeous, who wouldn't be interested in this book? Secondly, I have a great love of books set in eastern Europe, thirdly, anything involving Jewish fairytales is a winner in my book and I had heard that this was partly inspired by real life… Continue reading The sisters of the Winterwood


Jack of Hearts and other parts

Jack of Hearts and other parts - Lev A. C. Rosen I feel cheated. Why did I miss out on having Jack Rothman as being my sex education teacher? This is exactly the kind of book that we need - one that doesn't shy away from sex, drugs and alcohol among teenagers. That being said...… Continue reading Jack of Hearts and other parts

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Leah re-reads: The Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

Wow, what a blast from the past this was! I figured if I'm going to do a project where I take my favourite books and re-read them, why not start with a childhood favourite? And so, I present to you: The Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S Eliot. Right, so backstory: I… Continue reading Leah re-reads: The Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

The Read List

September 2018

My bird talks now! I am a proud mama! September has been weird because it's my birthday month and as a general rule, I hate birthdays... and this year, being a big birthday, my existential dread was playing up more than usual. But this year, I was surprisingly ok with it. Anyway, this month Kylo… Continue reading September 2018