Reviews, Vlogs

Weekly Reading Vlog

This week I devoted some time to my heavily neglected kindle. I’ve so many unread ebooks so they were long overdue some attention.

I’d also been forgetting about my NetGalley approvals, despite getting so excited when I got the approval confirmation. It was like I forgot about them but I really needed to pick up the books that I’d previously been so excited about. I was so happy to pick them up because I had a good time with these books and I remembered why I was so excited to read them in the first place. Delighted!

Finally giving my kindle some love

In the last week I read the following books, which I ramble on about in my vlog:

Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six by Lisa Unger

A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon by Sarah Hawley

Patricia Wants to Cuddle by Samantha Allen

Each of these books came from NetGalley but my rambles are my own

Vlogs, Wrap Ups

February Wrap Up

I had a little bit of a slower reading month in February but I found some absolute gems!

I loved 😻
Bunny – Mona Awad

Caraval – Stephanie Garber

Untamed Shore – Silvia Moreno-Garcia*

I liked 😸

The Ministry of Unladylike Activity- Robin Stevens

The No Attraction Agreement – Nicki Bell

Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments – TL Huchu

Partners in Crime – Agatha Christie (short story collection)

I found it to be ok 😺

The Dinner List- Rebecca Serle

The Wilderness Retreat – Jennifer Moore*

The Wrong Side of Kai – Estelle Maskame

Not For Me 😿

The Lock in – Phoebe Luckhurst
Lost in a Good Book – Jasper Fforde

Read But Not Rated

Lanark – Alasdair Gray


One Night in Hartswood – Emma Denny*


Reviews, Scottish Reads, Vlogs

Reading Scottish- February Wrap Up

With February coming to an end, it’s time for me to wrap up all of the Scottish fiction read this month. It’s been a very good and varied month for me and Scottish fiction. This month I read two romances, for ‘tis the season, one fantasy, and one…I have no idea what genre Lanark belongs to!

Review Vlog

In this video, I chatted about the following books;

Lanark by Alasdair Gray

The Wrong Side of Kai by Estelle Maskame

The No Attraction Agreement by Nicki Bell

Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments by TL Huchu

Reviews, Vlogs

Reading Vlog- One Week, Four Books

I had a very busy week and in this Vlog I’m chatting about all of the books that I have read this week. I’m feeling really good about them and about making progress in my February TBR!

This week I read a book by one of my favourite (and autobuy) authors – Silvia Moreno-Garcia. I also found a new favourite. But mainly, I read a whole lot of gloriously creepy books, and one very emotional read.

A good week of reading

I read the following books this week;

The Wilderness Retreat by Jennifer Moore*

Bunny by Mona Awad

Untamed Shore by Silvia Moreno-Garcia*

The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle


Reviews, Vlogs

Reading The Highest and Lowest Rated Books On My TBR

This week I decided to read both the highest and lowest rated books on my unread pile. My never ending and ever growing unread pile!

The highest rated book that I owned (according to Goodreads) was The Ministry of Unladylike Activity by Robin Stevens. Having previously read 4 books by this author, I was excited!

The lowest rated book on my shelf was The Lock In by Phoebe Luckhurst. I got this book in a book-swap and honestly had zero expectations going in as I’d forgotten the plot. I’d also forgotten whether or not my friend who gave me it had enjoyed it. This was a bit of a wildcard read.

I also fell into a bookshop and came out with a wee book haul. I had a whole bunch of reward points and I spent them after some careful consideration.

Coincidentally, they both had gorgeous hardback covers!
Vlogs, Wrap Ups

January Wrap Up

Here’s my January wrap up! It was a busy wee month for me and I got through 17 books which was way more than I expected

My wrap up vlog 💕

I loved 😻

Before Again – Claire S Duffy*

Killers of a Certain Age – Deanna Raybourn

Legends and Lattes- Travis Baldree

The Woman in the Library- Sulari Gentill

I liked 😺

Only on the Weekends- Dean Atta

Sadie, Call the Polis – Kirkland Ciccone

The Book of Martyrs- Danie Ware, Alec Worley, and Phil Kelly

I found it to be ok

Mayflies – Andrew O’Hagan

The Set Up – Falguni Kothari

Not For Me 😿

Death Checked Out – Leah Dobrinska*
Ghost in Shining Armour- Therese Beharrie*
Ghost Wall – Sarah Moss
House in the Pines- Ana Reyes*
The Snow Child – Eowyn Ivey


The Marvellous Land of Oz – L Frank Baum
Sad Cypress – Agatha Christie
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – L Frank Baum

Did Not Finish

Lessons in Chemistry – Bonnie Garmus


February TBR Goals

This year I started deciding my TBR with the help of my TBR game. This game is still in beta mode while I iron out any issues. This was my second play of the game and it’s still very fun for me.

At least I can hold my intended reads

I’m so excited to see how I get on with these books. Such a mixture of genres! I think February is going to be a very enjoyable reading month…or at least a very varied reading month.

I’m also giddy that I managed to get a book from an active series onto my list. Mainly because I keep forgetting about my series goals. I also managed to get two books from my 23 in 2023 pile. This is month of remembering reading goals!

Scottish Reads, Vlogs

Reading Scottish – January Wrap Up

As it’s almost the end of January, it’s time for me to wrap up all of the Scottish fiction that I’ve read this month. If you’ve been here for a while, you’ll maybe know that I love Scottish fiction and make a conscious effort to read books by Scottish authors every month.

A smaller pile this month, much easier to hold

This month I only read 3 books by Scottish authors. Sort of. I only finished 3 books by Scottish authors because I’m doing a buddy read of Lanark by Alasdair Gray and am only half way through it. So maybe it’s 3.5 books?

This week I’m chatting about;

Lanark by Alasdair Gray

Mayflies by Andrew O’Hagan

Sadie, Call the Polis by Kirkland Ciccone

Before Again by Claire S Duffy*


Reviews, Vlogs

The Woman in the Library

In every person’s story, there is something to hide…

The ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library is quiet, until the tranquility is shattered by a woman’s terrified scream. Security guards take charge immediately, instructing everyone inside to stay put until the threat is identified and contained. While they wait for the all-clear, four strangers, who’d happened to sit at the same table, pass the time in conversation and friendships are struck. Each has his or her own reasons for being in the reading room that morning—it just happens that one is a murderer.

What a week I have had! I had planned to read and Vlog a specific book but I ended up hating it. Luckily, I was in a position to be able to pick up another book and The Woman in the Library really did deliver! I had planned to take this book to the library but it was closed, however I still had a fantastic experience with this book.

This book definitely deserved a dedicated vlog!

I read this book in under 24 hours. I was just so invested and eager to find out what was going to happen next. This is the first book I’ve selected from my 23 books in 2023 pile and I’m starting strong. I am a huge fan of murder mysteries and feel that this book gave me something extra and really felt fresh and exciting. I utterly adored this book and highly recommend it.

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Legends and Lattes

I had such a delightful time with this book

Finally! I finished a book this year and I loved it. It took me a while to get into my reading groove for 2023 and I’m so glad that this was my first read of the year. What a start!

I got this book in my office Secret Santa last year and I’ve been looking forward to reading it ever since. Yes, I was my own Secret Santa and I chose well because I had a brilliant time with this book.

I can see me reading this book over and over as it was such a comforting and cosy read. The hype definitely was real with this book!