I started this blog because I want to tell you how the books I’ve read have influenced who I am. Every book contains some nugget of wisdom that can help me improve myself. Every book, you say? Well, no, not every book. Sometimes a book disappoints me. Sometimes, even, I feel like my brain has not been challenged at all, and I feel quite the opposite of inspired. That’s when I do reviews. Here you can find my collection of posts about books which didn’t teach me anything, but which I did feel strongly enough about to discuss them. Enjoy!
Flash Review: My Policeman by Bethan Roberts
One of my students kindly allowed me to borrow Bethan Roberts’ My Policeman. Here’s what I thought of it.Read on!
Flash Review: Nick by Michael Farris Smith
Nick by Michael Farris Smith was so bad it shouldn’t deserve a review. However, I want to let you know why you should never, ever, read this dreadful novel.Read on!
Flash Review – Mexican Gothic by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia
Mexican Gothic sounds perfect; a feminist heroine in the 1950s trying to solve an ancient mystery, saving her cousin in the process. Here’s a spoiler: this is not a perfect book.Read on!
Flash Review: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This book seems to have everything: talented characters, an interesting narrative, and all the 1970s music you could wish for. Or does it?Read on!
Flash Review: The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
It’s review time! Today, the flash review discusses dystopian young-adult novel The Gilded Ones, by Namina Forman.Read on!
Flash Review: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
I’ve read another book. This one is inspired by one of my favourite fairy tales, Rumpelstiltskin.Read on!
Flash Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I wanted to read this one for ages – and finished it in hours. Here’s what I thought of it.Read on!
Flash Review: One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
I read another young adult book, and that can only mean one thing: it’s time for another Flash Review!Read on!
Flash Review: The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab
I know I’ve told you several times that I don’t do reviews. Turns out I do, but only if I really dislike a book and I want to discourage you from reading it yourself. Here’s why you shouldn’t read this one.Read on!
Flash Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Everything, Everything is a perfect example of young-adult fiction. Want to know why I’m not the perfect example of a young-adult-novel audience? Read on!Read on!