Books which you might like if you enjoyed The Quiet at the End of the World

I love giving book recommendations! Over the course of writing a book, I will update my goodreads shelves whenever I have an ‘aha!’ moment, where I realise where I’m getting my inspiration from (put in a different way: where I’m stealing the best bits from). I find it really fascinating to see how my brainContinue reading “Books which you might like if you enjoyed The Quiet at the End of the World”

Books I want to read in ’19

Last year I chose some books I wanted to read in 2018. I managed to read a lot of them, except a few which haven’t been released yet, and are included below, and The Surface Breaks, Binti 3 and Barbed Wire Heart (I haven’t bought them yet – doing that asap). I feel like there’s lots ofContinue reading “Books I want to read in ’19”

Adult books for fans of YA

Maggie Stiefvater recently posted about YA as a genre: I did a poll last year on my readers’ ages. I got 10k responses. Overwhelmingly they were 18 and up, with the vast majority in the 18-35 range. From a professional writer’s side of the table, I write stories that will please my existing reader base,Continue reading “Adult books for fans of YA”

10 graphic novels recommendations

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer by Sydney Padua Meet Victorian London’s most dynamic duo: Charles Babbage, the unrealized inventor of the computer, and his accomplice, Ada, Countess of Lovelace, the peculiar proto-programmer and daughter of Lord Byron. Lovelace and Babbage have completely captured my heart. IContinue reading “10 graphic novels recommendations”

My (personal) best books of 2017

It’s the season to round up our reading years! This year I read nearly 220 books, so it was difficult to choose my favourite ten, especially as I’ve read some truly excellent books this year. Some really important books about feminism and racism achieved the recognition they deserved this year, so those made it toContinue reading “My (personal) best books of 2017”

Books which you might like if you enjoyed The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

Books about isolated characters:   The Yellow Wallpaper (free eBook) | Lirael | The Diary of a Young Girl Books about internet culture: Fangirl | Kiss Me First | Fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking Over the World Books with a twist: K-Pax | We Were Liars | We Have Always Lived in the Castle Books about survival: Life AsContinue reading “Books which you might like if you enjoyed The Loneliest Girl in the Universe”

17 books I want to read in ’17

Previously: 15 books I want to read in ’15 | 16 books I want to read in ’16 We Are Okay by Nina LaCour The Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee The Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen #2) by Alison Goodman Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle A ConjuringContinue reading “17 books I want to read in ’17”