Book Recommendations

Welcome to my Book Review page where you’ll find a bundle of book lists recommendations, from children’s to adults to graphic novels.

Top 10 Autumnal Children’s Books

This blog features two of my favourite things – children’s books & autumn. You just can’t beat a good story, a mug of tea, a warm fire and a big squishy jumper on autumnal days.

– Carries War – Anne of Green Gables – The Spiderwick Chronicles – Wonder – Pages & Co. – The Marvels – Cogheart – Our Castle by the Sea – The Light Jar –

Top 5 Books to Introduce yourself to Pop-Science

Science for me, is a little world of escapism. It makes me think, awe and gives me that excited feeling of childlike wonder when looking around our lovely home planet. In this post I talk about my Top 5 Pop-Science reads that are a great stepping stone into the world of science.

– Brief Answers to the Big Questions – It’s Not Rocket Science – A Small Illustrated Guide to the Universe – Astrophysics for People in a Hurry – How to Build A Universe –

Books to Celebrate Black History Month

Diversity is such an important aspect of life & it’s no less important in books. There have been way too many years of underrepresentation, however the tides are turning and things are starting to look up. Here are some of my favourite reads for adults & children alike featuring awesome black characters and people throughout history, including several bonus reading lists at the end of the article. I hope every reader will find a book that will encourage enjoyment, education and entertainment.

Manuals for Grief and Heartache

Grief, heartache and loss are never very easy to talk about especially when we’re in the depths of them yourself, however they are things that every one of us will go through some time in our life so it’s important to talk about them however uncomfortable, sad or awkward it makes us feel. Whether we experience a death of a loved one, an end to a relationship, the loss of a job or a drift in a friendship, the feeling of loss can be all encompassing and very lonely and we often have a natural defence to shy away from talking but it’s during those times ironically that we need to communicate the most. From my own experiences I know how hard talking about loss can be and I’m still learning today how to deal with such big things in life, but over the years I’ve found (unsurprisingly) that books are a great way to better understand some of the big feelings, overwhelming confusion and aching that often accompanies grief and loss, so I decided to collect together some books that I’ve personally found really helpful in hope that they may also bring some comfort and strength to anyone who’s experiencing any hardships themselves.

A Manual for Heartache – When Life is not Peachy – The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett – Reasons to Stay Alive – The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse – The House with Chicken Legs – Eudora Honeysett is Quite Well, Thank You – Marly’s Ghost – Words in Deep Blue –

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“That’s what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you to another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It’s geometrically progressive – all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.” 

― Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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