Listicles

Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Wish I Read in 2019

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly blog series hosted on Goodreads by Sam @ ThoughtsOnTomes. The series is currently on hiatus so no new prompts are being produced, but it’s a perfect opportunity to work through some old prompts I missed, or come up with some ones of my own! This week I’m taking a look at the books I really wish I had read last year, but for some reason or another didn’t get around to

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4 Stars Reviews

Book Review: The Garden of Lost and Found by Harriet Evans

Juliet returns to Nightingale House at a rather tumultuous point in her life; she’s lost her job, her husband is having an affair, and her children each come with problems of their own. When she discovers she has inherited the Horner family home, many years after her grandmother’s death, she doesn’t quite understand why, but she is wary of questioning it. Instead, she takes her three children – teenage Bea, nine-year-old Isla, and toddler Sandy – and moves them to the country and the great Nightingale House where she spent her childhood summers. But the house still holds secrets from her great-grandparents’ time.

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Everything Else

My 2020 Reading Goals

We’re over two weeks into 2020 now and I’ve had time to think about what I want to achieve reading-wise this year. Having reflected on my 2019 goals, I want to continue with the same practices and hopefully have a great year of reading in 2020! Christmas also marked one year since going self-hosted, so I think it’s a good time to reflect on things I want to do with The Owlery Reader too. Finally, I have a few personal goals I’d like to set myself as well.

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3 Stars Reviews

Book Review: Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth

Jenny is in her mid-thirties and by all accounts, her life is pretty great. She has a good job at a cool magazine, owns a house in London, and has an array of funny friends just a text away. Problem is, she now has to live with three painfully hipster housemates since breaking up with her semi-famous artist boyfriend, her relationship with her best friend is also on the rocks, as is her career, and her fortune-telling mother has decided to show up on her doorstep. But the worst bit? Suzy Brambles just unfollowed her on Instagram.

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Listicles

Six For Sunday: 2019 Favourites

Six For Sunday is a weekly blog series created by Steph @ ALittleButALot. Prompts for the first three months of 2020 are now up, and today’s prompt is 2019 Favourites. I read some great books last year but here are a handful of my favourites!

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Monthly Updates

Stacking the Shelves: December

I added quite a handful books to my TBR in December, as I discovered a few new 2020 titles and was bought a couple of unexpected books for Christmas. I covered the latter in my Christmas Book Haul post, so I’ve only included unmentioned additions in today’s Stacking the Shelves. Here’s everything else I added to my TBR in December.

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Book Hauls

Christmas Book Haul

Every year my family asks me what I want for Christmas and every year my answer is: BOOKS! I share my wish list with them and always get a great selection under the tree on Christmas morning. Here are all my bookish presents from Christmas 2019.

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