International Women's Day 2018 Book Recommendations

Books You Need This International Women’s Day!

#PressForProgress for International Women’s Day 2018!

Here are some top fiction and non-fiction book recommendations for International Women’s Day 2018.

Book Geeks Not Reading

Things Book Geeks Do When They’re Not Reading

Most Book Geeks have a significant TBR pile. They could be stacked up on your bedside table, overflowing from your bookshelves, or just bundled neatly around the floor, either way with SO many amazing books to get through, you would think we do little else except read.

But there comes a time, whether through book burnout, a reading slump, or just because you fancy a change of pace, that you need to take a break and do something different. So, what do Book Geeks do when they aren’t reading?

Coffee Table Books

6 Recommended Coffee Table Books

In this online book-loving community there is a place for fiction and non-fiction. We share the love for YA, NA, and even erotica, and we critique and review literary master-pieces, as well as self-penned autobiographies.

But there is one category of books that is often over-looked, and that is the joy of the coffee table book.

So today, I’m bring you 6 coffee table book recommendations!

Annual Book Spend 2018

How Much Do You Spend On Books? 2018 Edition

We’re back with my annual analysis of what I’ve spent on books! It’s not 100% accurate, but it’s pretty close.

This has become a really popular post, and an annual tradition for me, which is actually very useful in attempting to help me control my spending and prevent my bookcases from overflowing entirely.

Christmas Songs

20 Christmas Songs I LOVE!

There’s something special about Christmas music, it makes me ridiculously happy, and when it comes on in a pub (after everyone has had a couple of tipples) and everyone sings it at the top of their lungs, I just LOVE it.

Here are 20 of my favourite Christmas tunes. Share any of yours that I haven’t included in the comments!

20 of the Best Christmas Movies

20 of the BEST Christmas Movies

A couple of years ago, I took part in something called Blogmas, where I (failed miserably) at posting every day in December. One of those posts was on my favourite Christmas movies, so I’m upcycling some content today as I revamp that old post and bring it to you in all of its new glory!

Nonfiction November

14 Recommendations for Non-Fiction November

Today’s post is a list of 14 Non-Fiction Recommendations. So, if you’re a sometimes-nonfiction-reader, or someone who doesn’t tend to gravitate towards nonfiction, why not branch out this November and give these books a try?

Unbound Crowd Funding for Books

Unbound – Crowdfunding For Books

Have you heard of Unbound?

It’s a book publishing crowdfunding website, and Book Blogger, Amy, over at Ten Penny Dreams is using it to fund the publication of her first novel, which sounds AMAZING.

Find out more about Amy’s novel, The Disappeared, as well as more about Unbound, the future of book publishing.

Reading is a Superpower - Health Benefits of Reading

8 Reasons Reading Is A Superpower!

Book lovers have long held the notion that reading is good for you – ask any Book Geek and they’ll tell you reading is relaxing, fun, and educational, that they feel more empathetic and understanding as a result of the stories they’ve read, and that their horizons have been broadened, which is all great stuff, but now there’s scientific evidence to prove that reading actually is a superpower 😉

Banned Books Week 2017

Be A Rebel – Read These Banned Books

Banned Books Week is an annual event that was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores, and libraries.

This year, Banned Books Week ran from the 24th – 30th September. Supported by various organisations, it aims to increase awareness of banned books, and celebrate the freedom to read, including educating others on the danger of censorship.

All very important issues, and as I’m fully in support of being a rebel, and reading whatever the hell you like in the process, here are my recommendations for Banned Books you should be sinking your teeth into.


I’m a Finalist!!

Confessions of a Book Geek is a finalist in the Blog Awards Ireland… and I’m heading to Dublin for the awards night!


6 Ways to Make Reading Fun Again

Even the biggest Book Geeks experience book burn-out.

Maybe it’s because you’re suffering a book hangover from the last amazing novel you read, or maybe life has just gotten busy and your favourite hobby has taken a bit of a back seat. Sometimes Book Bloggers suffer from burn-out more than most – after all if we aren’t reading a book, or talking about books, we’re reviewing books, and blogging about them!

Whatever the reason, we all go through it, so here are some tips to see if you can get your reading mojo back!

Bookish Rating Twin

Have You Found Your Ratings Twin?

Whether you’re a book blogger, or regular book enthusiast, it’s nice to find someone who shares your taste in books.

While many of us in the community have bookish friendships, occasionally, this relationship goes a step further, and you may find your very own Ratings Twin

V for Very Blog Awards 2017 Longlist

Blog Awards Ireland – The Longlist!

Confessions of a Book Geek has made the longlist for Blog Awards Ireland in the Books and Literature category!

13 Problems with 13 Reasons Why

13 Problems With 13 Reasons Why

I haven’t read 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher, but I have heard a lot about it through the BookTube and Book Blogging community, which is why when Netflix announced they were making a TV show adaptation – I got excited.

Unfortunately, it did not live up to expectations.

Perfect Book Nook

If I Could Make My Dream Book Nook…

How often have we, as Book Geeks, perused Pinterest getting lost for hours having a good nosy at Book Nooks, Libraries, and Reading Rooms?

How often do we eagerly snap up Buzzfeed articles with titles like, “20 Beautiful Reading Spaces”? How often do we dream of winning the lottery and building a personal library that Belle would be proud of? (Beauty and the Beast reference, people!).

If you’re anything like me, I’d say all of the above occur pretty often. In a burst of random creativity (and at an ungodly hour in the morning), I decided it was finally time to make my dream a (virtual) reality. **Drum roll, please!**