• Fiction

    Rest and Be Thankful – Emma Glass

    Rest and Be Thankful

    I came to Emma Glass’ writing in a fairly interesting way. As you may have read in my bio, I’m doing an English Lit & Creative Writing degree part-time. I’m studying with Open University and last year they ran a ‘How to Get Published’ event alongside Writers and Artists. Emma was one of the authors that did a talk that day about her first novel Peach. I loved her talk and found her to be incredibly engaging and interesting. I bought Peach and had a short chat with Emma, which was really lovely. A fan for life was born that…

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    Fiction

    Swan Song – Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott

    I feel a bit like a broken record at the moment because the books I’ve been drawn to have been pure escapism. Escapism? In a lockdown? Groundbreaking. (All hail Miranda Priestly.) Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott fits into this category…

  • Journal

    Sunday Stories #4

    It is just me or has this week felt like the longest in existence? But now it’s Sunday, and not just any Sunday, but Sunday on a Bank Holiday weekend! (How many times can I say Sunday in one sentence?)…

  • Fiction

    City of Girls – Elizabeth Gilbert

    Do you have a period in history that you feel nostalgic for even though you didn’t even live through it? That’s how I feel about 1940’s New York. It just oozes glamour that I miss despite the fact that really…

  • Fiction

    Exciting Times – Naoise Dolan

    This is one of those book choices that I could easily classify under ‘Instagram made me do it’. Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan has been popping up on my feed left, right and centre so I had to get it.…

  • Journal

    Sunday Stories #3

    Here we are again everyone. Grab a cuppa and settle in for your weekly dose of Sunday Stories, where I share some of the things I’ve enjoyed most this past week. Reading This week I finished Swan Song by Kelleigh…

  • Journal

    Book Newbie Tag

    As it’s been a couple of weeks into Behind Her Books starting I thought I’d do the Book Newbie Tag to introduce myself. This was inspired by Stuck In The Book which is a blog I’ve really enjoyed reading recently.…

  • Journal

    Sunday Stories #2

    Another week of lockdown life over and time for Sunday Stories again. This week it was announced that here in Wales we have another three weeks of lockdown ahead of us. It’s necessary but sometimes it does feel like this…

  • Book Life

    Five Podcasts for Book Lovers

    What does a book lover do when they’re not reading? Apart from buying new books, we can be found listening to other book lovers talk about books! There are so many out there so I’ve listed five podcasts for book…

  • Fiction

    The Interestings – Meg Wolitzer

    The Interestings – Meg Wolitzer It’s been an intriguing time to join the book blogging world. My feed has filled with reading suggestions for quarantine, and I love the diversity across them. Sometimes you want a light read and sometimes…