Book Reviews

Pan Macmillan showcase 2020

Pan Macmillan showcase 2020

On Friday I got to dress up in my tutu and head through to PanMacillians 2020 showcase to find out...
Adult books to keep an eye out for – July to December

Adult books to keep an eye out for – July to December

A few people asked me to post the adult titles to look forward to after I posted the Kids titles...
Kids books we’re looking forward to – July to December

Kids books we’re looking forward to – July to December

We love attending the Penguin Books showcases cause we get a sneak peek of what’s to come, we did the...
The secret art of being a parent

The secret art of being a parent

Wow that sounds like such a click-bait title now that I’ve actually typed it out! Eh, did it work? HAHAHA....
Are we all lemmings & snowflakes – Holly Bourne

Are we all lemmings & snowflakes – Holly Bourne

Welcome to Camp Reset, a summer camp with a difference. A place offering a shot at “normality” for Olive, a...
VOX by Christine Dalcher

VOX by Christine Dalcher

While not a psychological thriller (I don’t think it’s listed as that) this might have been one of my scarier...
The Creakers – Tom Fletcher

The Creakers – Tom Fletcher

My taste in books seems to have massive leaps between genre’s the only ones I can never get into are...
Cape Town authors meet-up

Cape Town authors meet-up

It’s not too often I choose to socialize, the people have to be pretty damn special for me to willingly...
Mythos – Stephen Fry

Mythos – Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry. A lot can be said from this man who challenges the church, stalks through jungles trying to find...
Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index – Julie Israel

Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index – Julie Israel

Driving home from a July 4th party Juniper and her older sister get into a car accident and only one...
Into the water – Paula Hawkins 

Into the water – Paula Hawkins 

This for me has been one of those highly anticipated books, which of course often lead to disappointment, even though Into...
About last night – Catherine Alliott

About last night – Catherine Alliott

The good reads synopsis really does the summary of this book perfectly; it’s a funny, enthralling and heartwarming story of...
My (not so) perfect life – Sophie Kinsella

My (not so) perfect life – Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella is one of those predictable authors that you keep in your back pocket, you know that she isn’t...
Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies by Lisa Clark

Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies by Lisa Clark

A while back Penguin dropped off The Cookie Jar book by Lisa Clark and with it came some sample cookies...
Books make me happy 

Books make me happy 

Yesterday was a pretty decent day considering the last few we’ve had. I paid my car thanks to some help and...
[book review] The Brightest Star in the Sky – Chyemenn Santos

[book review] The Brightest Star in the Sky – Chyemenn Santos

Earlier this year we had to have our beautiful border collie put down. Joonbug was a rescue we got shortly...
[BOOK REVIEW] Fool Me Once – Harlan Coben

[BOOK REVIEW] Fool Me Once – Harlan Coben

This was my first Harlan Coben book and I’m not sure why I haven’t heard about him before, being an...
a giveaway for book lovers

a giveaway for book lovers

So I’ve been toying with the idea of running a giveaway on my book blog to motivate you to invite your...
[book love] Hooked on Mandalas by Haafner Linssen

[book love] Hooked on Mandalas by Haafner Linssen

Random Struik (aka Penguin books) sent me a copy of Haafner Linssen‘s “Hooked on Mandalas” and man oh man I am...
are you a reader? I need you!

are you a reader? I need you!

I’ve been blogging for 10 years (joh!) this year and 5 of those ten years I’ve been doing book reviews....
The Brave Little Rabbit

The Brave Little Rabbit

I wrote a book! And had it edited! As in I seriously wrote one and finished it all by myself...
{book love} Saving our hearts – Velvet Reed

{book love} Saving our hearts – Velvet Reed

When your whole world shatters and time stands still, recovery is never easy. Plans and dreams, ripped apart now seem...
{book love} Rhythm of my heart – Velvet Reed

{book love} Rhythm of my heart – Velvet Reed

Grace Rivers is your everyday twenty-five year old. She could have the world at her feet, but instead chooses to...
{book love} Enticed (Charming Incantations) by Monique Snyman

{book love} Enticed (Charming Incantations) by Monique Snyman

When Lisa Richards’ parents died, she never thought her life would change as drastically as it did. Now she has...

{book love} The Faerie War by Rachel Morgan

 The fate of the fae world is in her hands … Violet Fairdale is in big trouble. Her home is...

{book love} The Faerie Prince by Rachel Morgan

 Guardian trainee Violet Fairdale is just weeks away from one of the most important occasions of her life: graduation. After...
{book love} The Cathedral of Cliffdale – Melissa Delport

{book love} The Cathedral of Cliffdale – Melissa Delport

A Guardian is dead. For the first time in one thousand years, no replacement has come forward. With only eleven...
{book love} The Faerie Guardian – Rachel Morgan

{book love} The Faerie Guardian – Rachel Morgan

Protecting humans from dangerous magical creatures is all in a day’s work for a faerie training to be a guardian....