4 Literary Podcasts

I'm going to be chatting about something a bit different today, and that's my favourite literary podcasts. It was only about a year ago that I even discovered that bookish podcasts were a 'thing', but they've been fabulous for getting unusual recommendations and filling my 40 minute commute to university with something more productive than … Continue reading 4 Literary Podcasts


Review: His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Star rating: 3/5 Synopsis: This book consists of fictional documents relating to the triple homicide committed by Roderick Macrae, a 19th century crofter from the Scottish highlands. Through witness accounts, Macrae's own memoir and a transcript of the trial, the story unfolds with unanswered questions and a slew of unreliable narrators. Review: Although there was nothing particularly … Continue reading Review: His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Unpopular Opinion Book Tag

I recently saw this tag was done by the lovely Abbie (aka boneseasonofglass) on her blog, so I thought I'd give it ago myself! I'm currently snowed under with masters reading, so a tag seems the perfect thing to keep this blog ticking over.   A popular book you disliked: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë I cannot express … Continue reading Unpopular Opinion Book Tag


Review: The Diary of a Bookseller, Shaun Bythell

  Star rating: 4/5 Synopsis: This is, as the title suggests, the diary of a bookseller at The Book Shop, Scotland's largest second hand bookshop. Bythell refers to himself as the real-life Bernard Black, and his diaries reflect the customers, staff, and general life of a second hand bookshop. Review: Despite being simple diary entries discussing … Continue reading Review: The Diary of a Bookseller, Shaun Bythell


Mystery & Thriller Recommendations

  It's finally Halloween season, so to celebrate the nights getting darker and people's book recommendations getting spookier, here are six mystery/thriller books that I'd recommend for your autumn TBR.   After the Funeral, Agatha Christie No mystery list is complete without an Agatha Christie, but I thought I'd share one of my favourites that … Continue reading Mystery & Thriller Recommendations


Review: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

Star rating: 4/5 Synopsis: Lydia, a bookseller at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, finds one of her favouritebut troubled patrons dead in the shop. After finding a photo of herself at her 10th birthday party on his body, Lydia has to revisit a horrifying event in her past, as well as try to solve the riddles Joey … Continue reading Review: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan


6 Historical Fiction Recommendations

After several months of lukewarm reading, I may finally be breaking through to the other side of my gigantic reading slump. To celebrate, I thought I would share some recommendations from a genre that doesn't always get a lot of love - historical fiction! I've tried to pick books from different times in history, with … Continue reading 6 Historical Fiction Recommendations